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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mother's Day Waddles

Mother's Day is just around the corner! This month the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper design teams are presenting thoughts of spring with our cards.
For me, one of the things that spring brings with it is a day to celebrate my Mom, my mother in law and a few other very special women who are an important part of my life. 

Waddles and her clan are perfect for a Mother's Day card for one of these Mom's especially because a couple of them are animal lovers through and through.



I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils. Next I cut out these cuties with a stitched rectangle die. Paper from Echo Park helped me put my vision together with flowers and stripes. The sentiment was created on my computer and cut and mounted on matching card stock. Some ribbon from my stash and flowers from Poppies and Paperie finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Waddles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer
Patterned Paper: Hello Easter, Dots and Stripes - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, flowers - Poppies and Paperie, ribbon - stash, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT4 GB5 LY1 LY2 LY3 PP1 PP3
Copics: E31 E34 E77 

Primacolor Premier Pencils: Jade Green, Charteuse, Cream, Deco Yellow, Jasmine, 10% Cool Grey, 30% Cool Grey, White

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Springtime Joy

Spring is here and my dog has Moe has his "spring beans" as I call them. It is like the whole winter he has saved his energy so when spring arrives he becomes my wild child. Everything is done with a spring in his step and his chest pushed out like he owns the world. 

When I had my horse it was the same thing. First day out in the field was a challenge for him to decide ......do I stop and eat grass or run around my field bucking and kicking............

The playful goats stamp reminds me of the pent up energy that my dog has - you know the kind......when all you want to do is run, play and kick up your heels! 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils I hand fussy cut it. I wanted to put the goat on the left that is bucking on an action wobble so I cut him out completely. The mini action wobble is literally the width of his body so I had to be very precise with my placement but it sure adds a fun element! 
I wanted to keep my layout more to the CAS side of card making to keep the focus on this fun stamp, so I grabbed some blue check paper and some white card stock andcut a circle out of if. I  the card stock in to my Misti and placed the sentiment and stamped it. 
All of the paper is edged with antique linen distress ink, stitched clouds popped up with foam dots and some enamel dots finish off my fairly CAS design.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Playful Goats - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Springtime Joy Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Piggy Tales 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, mini action wobble, circle die - Spellbinders, stitched cloud die - YNS, antique linen distress ink, enamel dots - Carta Bella

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1 IG3 IG5 RB1 RB2 1B4 CT1 CT4 GB5 PP1 PP3 AG1 AG3 AG5

Primacolor Premier Pencils: Beige Sienna, Sienna Brown, Sepia, Grass Green, Sap Green Light, Dark Green

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Thursday, 4 April 2019

Egg-Stra Special Bunny

Spring is here......sort of. We had snow again this weekend but that is pretty normal where I live. The week had been beautiful, sunny and cool so my thoughts have been turning to spring and with spring comes Easter! 

The Easter bunny will be here soon enough and this cutie is only one of a few adorable bunnies High Hopes has that are perfect for Easter cards! This cutie has a gift....I wonder if it is a chocolate peanut butter egg?! 



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and used Prisamacolor pencils for a bit of shading and his ears then hand cut him leaving a thin white edge. Paper from Lawn Fawn and Echo Park were perfect for this cutie and I cut them to form my base layers, tag and wreath. Some gumdrops and enamel dots finish off my card and the stamp is popped up with foam pop dots. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bunny With Gift - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Egg-stra Special - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn, Dots and Stripes - Echo Park 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched nesting tag die - Tutti Designs, Dogwood Flower wreath set - Gina Marie Designs, Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time, gumdrops - YNS, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1 MB2 PL2 PL4 LY1 LY2 LY3
Copics: E77 
Primacolor Premier Pencils: Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Pink, black Grape, Dark Purple, Lavender, Cream, Deco Yellow, Jasmine, Dark Brown, Beige, Sienna Beige

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Monday, 1 April 2019

29 Again?

I don't know about you but I have more then a few girlfriends who get me laughing so hard when we're together that I have tears running down my leg. 

My Mom has friends like this too so when she gets the chance to meet up with them for their birthday she likes to have a fun card to give them. 
This time it is the Art Impressions Girlfriends Laughing stamp that fits the bill. 



After colouring the stamp with Prismacolor pencils I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. I added some polka dots for fun and their earrings are sparkly silver Wink of Stella.  I set them aside and printed the digital paper I wanted to use. Next I cut a scalloped circle and a matching circle for the middle and trimmed off the side for something different. I added the sentiments and popped the stamp up with foam dots. 
Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Girlfriends Laughing - Art Impressions
Sentiment: Girlfriends Laughing, 29 Again Set - Art Impressions
Patterned Paper: Pink Peach Garden Blossom - Angels On Earth digital paper set - Digi Doodle Studios

Scallop Circle die - Spellbinders, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, ribbon stash, white gel pen, Silver Wink of Stella

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 MB1 MB3 MB4 CT1 CT4 GY4 FS8 PP1 PP3 PP5 CG1 DG2 YG3 IG2
Copics: E00 E21 E11 C00 
Prismacolor Pencils: Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Pink, Kelp Green, Moss Green 

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



Thursday, 28 March 2019

Heard It's Been Ruff

I am having so much fun with the stamps in the new Get Well Soon release! 
When I am sick I have the best four legged nurse ever! My dog loves to cuddle with me when I'm sick and he is even more cuddly when he isn't feeling well. 
I have numerous friends who's dogs do the same thing for them and some of them, like me suffer from spring colds and allergies. 
Sick Puppy is the perfect stamp to make a feel better soon card for one of those friends. 




For my card this week I challenged myself to step out of my colour comfort zone. I think we all have our go colours and this week I wanted to show some love to some markers I don't use as often.
 I coloured up this cutie with alcohol markers added some shading using Prisma pencils and cut him out using a stitched rectangle die. Paper from Photo Play was perfect for my colour combo and some matching ribbon and shaped sprinkles were the perfect finishing touches. It is hard to see in the photo but I added a bit of sparkle with some silver Wink of Stella to the thermometer just for fun. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sick Puppy - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Been Ruff - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wood Necessities - About A Boy - Photo Play 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver Wink of Stella, handstitched nested rectangle die - Whimsy, ribbon - Stampin' Up!, shape sprinkles - Doodlebug

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 GT1 GT2 GT3 LG2 LG3 CR7 
Copics: C00
Primacolor Premier Pencils: light green, true green, pale sage, white, grey green light 50% warm grey 70% warm grey 10% cool grey 20% cool grey

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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Get Well Mouse

I have to let you in on a little secret. When I am sick, I have a go to "magic" blanket. I call it magical because being curled up under it always makes me feel better. It might be the weight of it but truthfully I think it is because my Mom made it for me and put a little extra touch of Mom can make anything better in it ;) 
I think this sick little mouse is under her favourite blanket too don't you? I'm sure she will feel better before she knows it! 





I coloured this sweetie with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut her and added some dots to the quilt with a white gel pen. I grabbed some paper from Carta Bella, Lawn Fawn and MME that I thought would all work together to create my card. 
The wood grain paper from MME was perfect to create my head and foot board for her bed and the watercolor paper helps bring the lighter shade of purple into my design. A piece of white cardstock cut with a scallop edge and run through a polka dot embossing folder help create my background. Some ribbon and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sick Mouse - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Get Well Soon 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Wood Necessities - MME, Watercolor Wishes - Lawn Fawn, Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, polka dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug, fishtail banner die - YNS, circle die - Spellbinders, ribbon - stash, sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1 IG3 IG5 PP1 PP3 PP5 HB1 LV1 HB2 CT1 CT4 GY4


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Monday, 18 March 2019

Under The Weather

I am looking forward to Spring - the sun, blue sky and longer walks with my dog. Spring for me does have a downside though..... 
Past the mud my dog brings back in to the house - he's cute, he can be forgiven.. I suffer from allergies so Spring means allergies and spring colds. 
Anyone else with me? For me it is sniffles, sneezes and runny eyes. 

I can definitely relate to "Sick Bird" from the new Get Well Soon release. 
This will be me soon lol! 



After colouring this cutie up with alcohol markers I added some shading with Prismacolor pencils not only on the stamp but around the edge of it.  Silver gel pen was perfect for the umbrella handle. I cut him out using an oval die and set him aside. Next I chose some fun, bright paper from Lawn Fawn and cut it to size. I went around all my edges lightly with blue ink to give my edges some definition. I stamped the sentiment and went around the edge of it as well. Some ribbon and stitched clouds finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sick Bird - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Under The Weather - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Really Rainbow and Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, silver gel pen, ribbon - stash, clouds - YNS, Bashful Blue ink - Stampin Up, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DT6 CT1 CT4 GB5 CG1 DG2 YG3 BG5 BG7 
Copics: C00 B00 E32 E34 B02 B04
Prismacolor Premier Pencils: Deep Purple, Poppy Red, Yellowed Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Light Cerulean Blue, Cloud Blue

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!