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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Not Horsin Around!

                             Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

This week I've been horsin' around (pardon the pun) with another fun Valentine's Day stamp from High Hopes. 

I love that the sentiment is included although I had to rearrange my card making routine slightly....after all, I didn't have to find a place for the sentiment! It has been fun to have a bit of a challenge with the process. 

This week's card layout is based on an older challenge sketch from High Hopes. I have posted it below my card for you. I also chose to use some non-traditional Valentine's Day colours just for fun!

Here's the sketch I followed

I started my horsin' around by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then cutting it out with a classic circle die. The background cardstock was cut out using a circle cutter. I placed it on patterned paper from an older 6x6 paper collection from Echo Park. Some twine, banners and gumdrops (my fav) finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Horsin' Around Horsey (P130) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: This & That - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic XpressIt cardstock,  Fishtail Banner dies - YNS, Classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, bakers twine, Love Earth Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB3 EB5 GB8 GB10 1G2 1G3 1G5 CG2 DG2 CT4 GB5 
Copics: E37 RV11 RV34

The challenge for this month is called: Live, Laugh, Love. There are three ways to win some stamps - click here for details. 
There is also a new sketch to play along with - we can't wait to see what you create! Come play along!

Thanks so much for popping by! Have a fantastic day!


  1. Eeeeeeek!! I LOVE IT! That stamp is perfect for you!! You coloured it beautifully and the layout totally works with this image! You always inspire me!

  2. I love this stamp! I, too, am a horse person...plus a dog, cat, racoon....well, just ANIMAL person in general! he he. You did a great job of using the stamp within this sketch! It looks like the sentiment is actually attached to the animals, which makes it hard to use sometimes--you have to have just the right space, rather than being able to move the sentiments and image around to fit your needs. Great Job all around!!

    1. I have a few plus plus plus' on my animal love list too Sara :) Thank you so much for your kind comments!