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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Julie's Wish

We are doing  sneak peaks of the Fairies & Adventurers New Release on the High Hopes blog this week. 

The full release will be available tomorrow!  Fairies and sentiments and outdoor fun - oh my! 

My post today features Julie's Wish and a sentiment from the  Sentiment #1 set. 

It is truly amazing but I didn't have a patterned paper that fit the light, whimsical, magical feel I wanted for this card. So.....out came the ink pads and a sponge and away I went. It is the first time I have attempted to do a sponged background and I'm quite happy with it - for my first time. 

I sponged the Spellbinders die cut in the background and stamped the sentiment with Memento Rose Bud.

Julie is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers (list below), fussy cut and popped up with pop dots.

Card Recipe 

Stamps: Julie's Wish, Sentiment #1 set 
Patterned Paper: Handmade
Die: Fishtail Banner - Your Next Stamp
Die Cut: Floral Ovals - Spellbinders
Ribbon: Adhesive Trim - Michaels
Pearls: Recollections
Pop Dots: Forever In Time
Glitter: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud and Angel Pink, Studio G
Quickie Glue Pen 

Spectrum Noir List: 
Ribbon: BT3 BT4 BT5 BT7
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
Wings: 1G1 1G2 QG4
Eyes: BT2 BT3 BT4
Dress/Boots: PP1 PP3 PP4
Stars: CT1 CT2 CT4
Hair: TN3 TN6 TN7

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. 
Thanks for stopping by. Thoughts and comments are appreciated :) 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Welcome Little One

When I first saw this stamp my first thought was a Mother's Love......

This stamp is called Snuggles and Cuddles from the Spring Is In the Air release at High Hopes.

I thought about doing my card as a Mother's Day Card but chose instead to make it a baby card. I don't have anyone in my life at the moment who is having a baby but you never know when things can change. 

Card Recipe

Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers: DG2 DG4 YG67 (Copic) TN3 TN6 CR2 FS8 CR5 PP1 PP3 PP5 BG5 BG7 BG10 GT1

Patterned Paper: Bundle of Joy - Echo Park
Fishtail Banner: Fishtail banner die - YNS
Sentiment: Computer 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Mellow Moss
Enamel Dots: Gum Drops - YNS
Crystals: Crystazzi
Pop Dots
Sentiment: Computer generated - Edwardian Script font

Thanks for stopping by! Thoughts and comments are appreciated. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Rough Day?

I'm not a golfer. I will be honest, I went to the driving range once and only once with my husband.......and let's just say I'm not a golfer.

One of the golf terms I hear often when some of my family has been out golfing is that their ball went "into the rough" meaning it is in the trees or tall grass or both. Either way..........the ball did not end up on the green. 

Personally, I think I would be in the rough the whole time....kinda like Golfer Glen from High Hopes Stamps is on this card. 

Yes, my dry sense of humour is apparent on this one tee hee...

I kept the layout simple so the focus is on Golfer Glen and his rather bad day of golfing and my "play on words".

I embossed the trees on cardstock and then cut out where the sky would be and put some cloud paper behind it so you can see it through the trees. 
Glen's sexy striped pants are paper pieced and he is fussy cut and popped up with pop dots. 
The grass was glued on in the background and then a couple pieces on the front to make it look like he is surrounded.

Card Recipe

Stamp: Golfer Glen - High Hopes Stamps
Grass: Dollar Store
Trees: Birch tree embossing folder - Darice
Patterned Paper: Boy - Fine and Dandy
Sentiment: Computer generated - Arial Rounded MT Bold font
Pop Dots: Forever in Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: 
GT1 GT2 JG3 CT3 1G1 1G2 1G5 GB1 GB3 GB7 EB3 3B5 EB8 DG1 DG2

Thanks for stopping by. Thoughts and comments are appreciated. 


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Friends Are Magic

Today is a beautiful, sunny 14 degree day but things are still too wet for me to do anything outside that needs to be done...sigh...........

I am taking advantage of this time to make a card for a fundraiser I have an order for. 

One of the requests was Christmas cards so although I feel like I just put my Christmas papers away a week ago, today I pulled them out again.

 It is hard to see in the picture as it looks really blue/navy blue but the colours are actually turquoise - I can never get turquoise to photograph well! Sigh......

I kept the layout simple but now I have a problem...........

I'm really happy with how it turned out and I'm not sure I want to include it in my fundraiser cards! lol 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Christmas Pony - Crissy Armstrong, Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Woodland Winter - Bo Bunny
Label: Quickutz
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink
Quickie Glue Pen 
Glitter: Hero Arts 
Enamel Dots: Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Sentiment: Computer generated - font is Bradley Hand ITC, saying comes from a pillow I have in my house 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1, TN2, TN3, TN5, TN6, TN7, DR1, DR5, DR7, BT5, BT7 BT9, TB9, 1G1, 1G2, 1G4, 1G7, CT2, CT4, GB5, GB8, GB10, EB5, FS2, FS3, TN2, FS8

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the sun this weekend! 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Slidin' By

Thursday is my day to post some inspiration on the High Hopes blog. 

My card today is featuring Hedgy Has Flowers from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

My god daughter loves Hedge Hogs so when I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it. 

I coloured Hedgy with alcohol markers and then fussy cut it. I made this a slider card - even though my god daughter is turning 17 she still as a bit of "little girl" in her.........but don't we all?

                                                      Card Recipe

Spectrum Noir Marker List:
Hands, feet & body: TN1 EB1 EB2
Fur: EB6 EB3 EB8
Flowers: CT1 CT2 CT4 GB4 OR1 OR2 OR3
Nose: PP1 PP3 PP2
Trees: EB6 EB7 DG2 DG4

Sentiment: Computer 
Trees: Barnyard Love stamp - YNS
Grass: Spring Grass Die - YNS
Slider: Slider Die - YNS
Fun Foam - Dollar store

Patterned Paper: Karen Foster (barn board) and from my stash (sky)

Thanks for stopping by! Thoughts and comments are appreciated. 

Friday, 10 April 2015

Dropping By

Well Spring has finally arrived! I went to walk my dog at 5:40 a.m. this morning - heavy sweater and winter coat on, opened the garage door and was hit full on by warm, moist, humidity filled air! 

After taking a few layers off, I enjoyed a nice walk, albeit in the pitch black dark. It was nice to enjoy a +15 degree morning after such a brutally cold winter.

Inspired by warmth and sun and thoughts of summer fun, I put together the card below using Waddles - isn't he the cutest, happiest penguin you have ever seen? 

I coloured him and the sky with alcohol markers. I wasn't happy with my clouds so I filled them in with cotton balls to make some puffy clouds. Honestly I didn't want to start over with the colouring so I tried to find an appropriate "fix". 

Card Recipe

Stamp: Waddles Summer Fun - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Summer Words - Carta Bella
Cardstock (blue) put through Scrolls Background embossing folder - Darice
Silver Gel Pen 
Banner: Fishtail Banner Die - Your Next Stamp 
Ink: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up
Cotton Balls 
Spectrum Noir Markers: CT2 CT4 GB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN6 TN7 TBD PP2 PP5 PP6 1G1

I am entering this card into Sketch and Color Challenge #11 at Your Next Stamp. I have used the sketch. 

Have a great weekend. I'm off to Scrapfest tomorrow - whoo hoo!

I hope you have enjoyed my post. Thoughts and comments are appreciated. :) 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

My Pony

It's Thursday! and my turn to post on the High Hopes blog.

My post today features My Pony from the Spring Is In The Air March Release. 

This stamp can be used for some many occasions and who doesn't know a horse lover - big or small - who would love this cutie!

I stepped out of my colour comfort zone with this one. My go to colours for "horsey" cards tend to be the neutrals (brown, green, tan etc) but I wanted to try something different.

The inspiration for this paper colour combination came from the "New Release" cover photo on the High Hopes Facebook page. 

Spectrum Noir Markers

Hoof: 1G1 IG4
Mane and Tail: TN3 TN4 TN6
Eye: BG5 BG10
Shoes: TN6 TN7
Horse: TN6 TN7 TN8 EB3
Sky: TB2
Grass: LG1 LG3
Bucket: IG1 IG2 IG5
Pants: TB8 BT9 TB9
Shirt: FS6 CR2 FS8
Bow: TB8 TB9
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 Cheeks: PP4
Flower: CT4 CR2 FS8

Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft (barn board) 
Paper Pizazz (denim), Echo Park (pink) 
Dies: Instalove Polaroid - Your Next Stamp
Border: Spellbinders
Large Leafy Vine: Whimsy Stamps
Flower: Recollections 
Denim Dots: from border cut out 
Sentiment: computer 
White Signo pen (dot on eye)

I hope you have enjoyed my post today! Your thoughts and comments are appreciated. 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Rainy Day Fun!

Happy Thursday everyone! The snow is melting - YAY! and there are sure signs of Spring everywhere! 

Who doesn't love to play in puddles? I've been known to "accidently" step in one now and again  

My post today features Rainy Day Ducky and Sign Post (Happy Spring).

I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers (list below) and then fussy cut it. My checklist was printed from my computer onto lined paper from a notebook - the holes on the side are a die cut. 

Spectrum Noir Markers

Puddle: TB2 TB4 TB5
Bill: CT2 GB5
Duck: CT1 CT2 CT4 Cheeks CR3 
Lady Bug: BG5 BG9 DR1 DR2
Hat: CR2 CR4 CR6
Handle: TN4 TN6 TN7
Umbrella: LG1 LG2 LG3 LG5 
Blender: dots to hat and umbrella

Patterned Paper: Doodlebug and Echo Park
Dies: Fence and Lamp post - Your Next Stamp
 My Creative Time Dies, Quickutz
Glitter: Hero Arts
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up 
Gum Drops: Your Next Stamp
Lined Paper: Notebook

Happy Easter and I hope you get a chance to play in the puddles!

Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts and comments are appreciated.