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Thursday, 21 February 2019

Love Hangin' With My Peeps

This week I am celebrating my friends! February is the month of love and I love my crazy friends who I like to call my "posse"! You know the ones.......you meet up for an innocent coffee or event, you let your hair down as they say and "things" just happen! 
You end up making some of the best memories and well let's be honest, maybe relieve a little stress along the way. I am truly blessed to have these amazing women in my life. 

I chose to use "Froggy Stack" for this card. This stamp is one of the first High Hopes stamps I ever won in a challenge many moons ago. I love the fun these three are having......although I think I would probably be the one in middle! 



After colouring these three friends with alcohol markers I cut it out using a wonky stitched die - perfect for these three fun loving friends! I set them aside and went on to creating my sentiment. This is two long sentiments combined so I masked each word and stamped them separately. Challenging but I am very happy with the result. Next I cut my patterned paper from YNS and Echo Park to fit my design and added a stitched scalloped edge just for fun. Some glittery flowers (hard to see in the photo) and gumdrops finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Froggy Stack - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hangin' With My Peeps, Owl Always Love You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring - Echo Park, Summer Plaid - YNS

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, hand stitched nested rectangles die - Whimsy, gumdrops - YNS, flowers - Poppies and Prairie, scallop edge - My Creative Time dies

Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1 AG3 AG5 PP1 PP3 PP5 CT1 GY1 YG1 YG3
Copics: R20 R32 C00

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Swinging Birthday

We had an unexpected snow event last week where I live and another that is heading towards us for Tuesday (two days ago) so my thoughts have been turning towards Spring, sun and warmth. 
Every crafter I know never has enough Birthday cards in their stash and I am no different so this week I created a CAS style, clear front card to add to my stash. 




After colouring this sweet stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut her leaving a thin white line. I set her aside and cut my card base. The sentiment I used is one sentiment but I masked off the first line and stamped it using my trusty Misti. Next I placed my cloud die and ran it through my Big Kick. I cut my blue sky background and a piece of embossable window plastic and added clouds to both using an embossing folder. I cut a plain white strip of cardstock for the bottom, masked my sentiment and stamped it. 
A matching gingham ribbon and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: L'il Swinger - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, enamel dots - Carta Bella, ribbon - Stampin' Up!, puffy cloud border die - YNS, embossable window plastic - Judi-kins, cloud embossing folder - Darice

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 GY4 TN1 EB1 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB3 EB6 EB8 PP3
Copics: R20 E00 E21, E11, E31 E34 E37 

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Pizza My Heart

February is the month of love and they say the way to a man's heart is food....so "Luigi" has you covered! How fun is this heart shaped pizza!? Perfect for Valentine's Day or an Anniversary card especially if the recipient loves pizza! 




This week I challenged myself to make a Valentine themed card in non traditional colours. After colouring the adorable Luigi with alcohol markers I  fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. Fussy cutting him was not my plan but things happen and the plan changes
I added him to a stitched tag background with some foam pop dots just for fun. The sentiment was stamped and cut to fit and all of this cuteness was added to some patterned paper from MFT and my stash. A few die cut hearts finish off my A2 size card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Luigi - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Pizza My Heart - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT, stash

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, stitched nesting tag die - Tutti Designs, foam pop dots - Forever In Time


Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5, 7, 10, CR7, 11 DR6, IG2 
Copics: C00, R20 E00 E21, E11, E37, E77

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Sunday, 3 February 2019

Thinking Of You

I don't know about you, but I like to have a Thinking of You card or two in my stash.
I never know when I will have a friend or family member who will go through a hard time or need a pick me up. For this card I used the "Lovely Lattice" stamp from Stampin' Up! I love the delicate feminine feel to this stamp and can see myself using it a lot!





After colouring the stamp with Prismacolor pencils I cut it out using a stitched rectangle frame. I stamped my sentiment directly on to the die cut and added it to some simple card stock layers. Some matching gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lovely Lattice - Stampin' Up! 
Sentiment: Everyday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps

Stitched Rectangle die - YNS, Lavendar gumdrops - YNS

Prismacolor Pencils: Prussian, Kelly and Apple green, Golden Rod, Spanish Orange, Canary Yellow, Black Grape, Violet Lilac 

I hope you have enjoyed my post! Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Winter Holiday Selfie

Our winking snowman friend has gone on a winter holiday. Of course he went somewhere cold so he doesn't melt! 
He stopped to take some selfies along the way and is sharing his favourite one with you........along with a few that didn't work out so great. 

I used the Winking Snowman and the Mini Snowman set to create my card and with some masking magic (okay a post it note) I used two different sentiments to create one new one. 




After colouring my stamps and hand fussy cutting them I ran a black maker around the edge to get any white I may have missed. 
Next, I cut my cardstock, patterned paper to size. Since I had my Big Kick warmed up I cut my polaroid frame and filmstrip at the same time. I built my scene using a stitched border die and pine trees. 
Then came the fun! I coloured two of the matching mini winking snowmen and cut them in half to make my "selfies gone wrong" in the filmstrip. Some icicles, twine and a few snowflakes finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winking Snowman, Mini Snowman Set - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hello Winter, Happy Holidays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Mint Cocoa Kisses - YNS, Watercolor Washes - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, gold Wink of Stella, Instalove Polaroid die - YNS, Filmstrip die - YNS, Fresh Pines die - Memory Box, stitched border die - Whimsy Stamps, twine, fishtail banner die - YNS, icicle border -Impression Obsession


Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB3 EB3 GT1 GT2 GT3 CR7 DR11 DR6 FS8
Copics: C00

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Monday, 28 January 2019

Monkey Love

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away ... already! Where has January gone?! 
My post today features the oh so cute "Heartstrings Monkey" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
How fun is this cutie with his heart love banner!?! 




After colouring up this cutie with alcohol markers I cut him out with a circle die. I used a dark brown Prismacolor pencil to add some shading and my Fiskars circle cutter to cut a card stock circle to go behind him. I chose patterned paper from Reverse Confetti and laid out my card base. 
This card is done for the Bazzill Basics Paper sketch challenge so the design is based on the challenge sketch. 

I added a fun heartstring banner, gingham ribbon and gumdrops to finish off my card. There is also clear Spectrum sparkle pen added to the monkey's hearts and all of the paper is edged with antique linen distress ink.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Heartstrings Monkey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: True Love - Reverse Confetti

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Heartstring banner die - YNS, gingham ribbon - Stampin' Up, Antique Linen Distress ink, gumdrops - YNS, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB2 MB3 TN1 EB1 
Copics: C00 RV11 RV32 RV34
Dark Brown Prismacolor pencil 

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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Are We There Yet?

We are not really having what is considered a "normal" winter where I live. We usually have a ton of snow by now but we really don't have much to speak of. 
It makes it kind of challenging for the little ones who like tobagganing! 

The stamp I have used on my card today reminds me of my younger days when the neighbours came over and we tobogganed all day. We had the best hill right beside our house so we didn't have to go far. 
These three friends bring back some fun memories and we may or may not have had a couple times where one of us was the beaver on this fun stamp!



I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and created my background using a birch tree background die and some birch tree patterned paper. The die is sized to fit an A2 size card so the trees on the main card base are actually cut apart from the finished die cut. I used a wavy edge die to create my snow hill and inked all of the paper and tree edges with antique linen distress ink. I added some fun glitter paper snow flakes (hard to see in the photo) cut out with a punch and added some matching sparkly ribbon to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Toboggan Joy Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Are We There Yet? - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Really Rainbow Christmas - Lawn Fawn, 
Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, My Creative Time Die (snow hill), Birch Tree Background die - Gina Marie Designs, Galena ribbon, snowflake punch - Marvy, glitter paper - Recollections, Antique Linen Distress ink, 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1 MB3 MB4 PP1 PP3 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN3 TN4 TN7 MB1 CG1 DG2 DG4 IB2 IB3 BT7 
Copic: C00

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