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Monday, 15 October 2018

Pumpkin Smiles

Fall is my favourite time of year. The cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and the colours of the leaves changing are some of my favourite things about this season. 
The "A Girl and Her Pumpkin" digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong is perfect for your fall/Thanksgiving cards and this month's new Anything Goes challenge. 




After printing and colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and Prisma pencil, I cut her out with a rectangle die. I added her to some papers from two different digital paper collections (links below) as well as one small piece of matching traditional paper. The sentiment is a word die, but I decided to use the "negative" of the die for something different and fun. Some cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: A Girl and Her Pumpkin - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Word Dies Set - Smile Happy and Celebrate- Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Rainbow Polka Dots, Stripe Digital Papers - Whimsy Stamps
Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die - Whimsy Stamps

Cotton Lace Ribbon, Enamel Dots

Spectrum Noir Markers:  FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB3 EB6 EB5 GY1 GB1 GY4 DG2 DG3 JG6 DG3 CT1 CT2 GB5 OR1 CR7  

Primsacolor pencil: Pumpkin Orange, Diaxazine Purple Hue 

Don't forget to join this month's challenge on the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook page - we can't wait to see your creations! 

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day! 

Sparkle All The Way

Welcome to the "Woodsy Christmas" new release from High Hopes!
I am super excited to introduce you to "Christmas Gofer". How fun is this gofer, trudging through the snow just to get the Christmas ornaments to the tree! And those teeth - so fun!!! 



I stamped my gofer and coloured him/her with alcohol markers and Prismacolor pencils and cut it out using a stitched square die. I added some Nuvo glitter drops to the trim on the hat and the top of the ornaments. I thought some non traditional rainbow Christmas paper was perfect for this fun stamp. After inking the edges of all of my paper and card stock I added some ribbon and glitter drops to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Christmas Gofer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sparkle - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Really Rainbow Christmas - Lawn Fawn 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops, Celebrate It Ribbon, Color Box ink, white gel pen, stitched square die - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB3 EB3 EB6 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 AP1 AP3 DG2 YG3 VB2 FS8 TN1 EB1 EB2 

Prismacolor Pencils: Dark Brown Magenta

Be sure to stop by the website to see the full release! Gofers, raccoons and bears oh my!!! 
                                                                 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Merry Christmoose!

I love making Christmas cards that are personalized for the person receiving them. 
I have a few guys on my card giving list who love the outdoors - hiking, wildlife and even camping in the winter. So masculine Christmas it is ....gulp! 
I decided "Winter Moose" would be perfect for an outdoorsy themed, masculine card for one of the outdoorsy guys in my life. 



After stamping my moose on some coloured pencil friendly paper, I coloured him using Prismacolor pencils. I am new to colouring with pencils so this was a challenge for me. I hand fussy cut him and ran a black marker around the edge to "finish" him off. Next, I created my scene with cardstock, patterned paper and dies. Love my Misti for perfect stamping position for my sentiment! 
Some simple gumdrops finish off this CAS masculine Christmas card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Moose- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Merry Christmoose - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Frosted - Kaisercraft 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, gumdrops - YNS, Classic Circle die - Spellbinders, My Creative Time die, Fresh Pine Trees die - Memory Box 

Prismacolor Premier Pencils: Dark Umber Dark Brown Light Umber Bronze Chocolate Beige Sienna Peach Beige Deco Peach Blush Pink Pink Jasmine Cream Olive Green Apple Green Spring Green Periwinkle Powder Blue 10% French Grey 30% French Grey White

Don't forget to follow the High Hopes Rubber Stamps blog or Facebook page for daily inspiration! 
                  
                                                   
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Peeking Bear Welcome

 I don't have many welcome new baby cards in my stash so when I saw this adorable stamp from High Hopes I knew I had to colour it and make a card for my stash. 
No one in my immediate future will need this card (that I know of) but I love this adorable bear and her/his rattle. You can colour it in boy, girl or in a case where I don't know the gender in yellows and greens. How fun would this be as a gift tag hmmm...... 



I coloured this sweet bear with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thing white edge. I found some paper from Carta Bella and cut it to size.
I added a cardstock circle with stitch marks and a lacey frame behind the bear, stamped and cut the sentiment and added it to some matching polka dot paper. 
Some wood hearts and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Peeking Baby Bear - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Welcome Little One Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: It's A Boy, It's A Boy Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, gumdrops - YNS, Lacey Circle die and Classic Circle die - Spellbinders, Stitching Marks die - YNS, Wood hearts - Kaiserkraft

Spectrum Noir Makers: GT1 GT2 GT3 CT1 CT2 CT4 MB1 MB3 MB4 BG5 BG7 BG10 

Don't forget to follow the High Hopes Rubber Stamps blog or Facebook page for daily inspiration! 
                  
                                                   
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Christmas Cheer

How cute is this scruffy cat!? I love his hat! and this new release digital stamp sure makes it easy to keep making Christmas cards! Add it to some of the new Christmas Red Gold and Green digital paper and voila! Another Christmas card done! 





I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. Next I took a white gel pen and added some polka dots to his fun Christmas hat! I decided to use the scribble and circles stars frame chipboard and added some glitter snow to it just for fun (hard to see how sparkly this is in real life in the picture). I added some glitter snow to my chipboard sentiment as well. Some gumdrops and ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Scruffy Cat - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Christmas Adapt-A-Word Chipboard - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Red Gold and Green digital paper - Whimsy Stamps

White Gel Pen, fish tail banner die, build a banner die, Stardust Stickles, ribbon, gumdrops

Spectrum Noir Markers:  CT1 CT4 YG4 PP1 PP3 PP5 IG1 IG2 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6
Primsacolor pencil: 50% Cool Grey

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day! 

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Sending Hugs

Don't we all need a hug once and awhile?! Even in the winter when it is cold and snowing, a warm hug from a deer friend brightens you day. 

This is one of my favourite Digi Doodle Studios stamps.......okay I have a TON of favourites but this one has always made me smile! It is perfect for your winter and Christmas cards! 



I coloured this adorable stamp with alcohol markers and cut it out with a stitched die. I added some Nuvo drops to the snow and Holly's outfit - it is quite sparkly in real life. I cut some patterned paper and cardstock to the size I wanted and in keeping with my stitched them added a stitched scalloped border the all of the layers. I printed my sentiment off after sizing it to fit my card and cut it out with a fish tail banner die. 
A ribbon, snowflakes and more Nuvo drops in the corners finish off my card. 

Stamp: Holly's Reindeer Hugs - Digi Doodle Studios 
Sentiment: A Season Of Cheer Holiday Sentiments  - Digi Doodle Studios
Patterned Paper: Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories

White gel pen, ribbon - Celebrate It, Honey Gold Glitter Nuvo Drops, Fun Stitched Edges die, Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die, fish tail banner die, snowflake punch

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG2 YG3 CT1 CT4 GY4 MB1 MB3 MB4 CR7 CR11 DR6 VB1 VB2 VB3

I hope you have enjoyed my post! Don't forget to pop by Digi Doodle Studios to see all the gorgeous stamps, sentiments and paper they have to offer. 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Tom's Plea

 Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner - I wish I knew where this year has gone! 
Tom's plea is a simple one really but his wish for a Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family is sincere. 



Tom's plea is simple so I wanted to keep my card layout CAS to match. This was a challenge for me as it is way outside of my comfort zone. I also coloured this stamp with Prismacolor Premier Pencils which is also totally! out of my comfort zone. Still lots of practice needed but I am pretty happy with how this turned out. 
After colouring Tom, I hand fussy cut him and set him aside. I cut my cardstock background to the size I needed and smooshed some pale yellow ink on part of it. I put this piece into my Misti and stamped my sentiment. Some sequins and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Tom's Plea - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Script Happy Thanksgiving - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Strathmore Coloured Pencil paper, Barely Banana ink - Stampin' Up, gumdrops - YNS, sequins - stash

Prismacolor Premier Pencils: Yellowed Orange, Spanish Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Canary Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Chestnut, Beige Sienna, Beige, Terra Cotta, Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Tuscan Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Pink, Salmon Pink

Don't forget to follow the High Hopes Rubber Stamps blog or Facebook page for daily inspiration! 
                  
                                                   
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!