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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Life's Ruff

When I saw this Thea & Chloe Shih-tzu digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios I knew I had to have it! 
My side kick and favourite companion is a Shih-tzu mix.......we think. We adopted him so we really aren't sure what he is but my vet thinks he definitely has shih-tzu in him. She refers to him as a shih-poo so that is what we're going with. 
It really doesn't matter to me what breed he is or isn't.....he is my shadow and best bud and makes me laugh every day! 



I printed off and coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and pencils and cut it out with a stitched square die. I added some clouds to the background with a cloud shape die and ink. 
Next I printed off two of the digital papers included in the Angels On Earth digital paper pack and cut them to fit my card design. The sentiment was printed and added along with the die cut fence. Some gumdrops, ribbon and a paw print charm finish off my card. 

Stamp: Thea and Chloe Shih-tzu - Digi Doodle Studios 
Sentiment: Cutie Paws Sentiments - Digi Doodle Studios
Patterned Paper: Angels On Earth 8x8 Digital Paper - Digi Doodle Studios
White gel pen, fence die - YNS, ribbon - stash, charm - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 PP1 PP3 MB1 MB3 LG2 FS6 CR3 FS8
Copics: B02 B04 B06
Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils: Prussian Blue, Mulberry, 103, Pewter, Peach 

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, 26 July 2018

Ho Ho Ho

I have one last Christmas in July post to share with you.

Today's card features "Santa Bob" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. No Christmas card making endeavour is complete in my world without making at least one Santa card! 
Santa Bob fits that bill perfectly doesn't he? Going down the chimney with his bag of toys and cool shades - we will see if he fits! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and pencil I added some liquid applique to his coat and had trim. I wasn't going to fussy cut him but as you can see not all things go as planned! 
I created my background with distress ink, a white gel pen and some glitter accents. At first I wasn't happy with my falling "snow" so I was going to scrap it but then I remembered no two snowflakes are alike so they don't have to be perfect. 
Next I took my label die, cut out the centre and added some die cut houses. I kept the frame and added some snow drifts to the bottom and added it to my cardstock base with foam pop dots. I finished it off by simply stamping and adding my sentiment which is glittered up to match. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Santa Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Ho Ho Ho - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents, liquid applique, faded jeans Distress ink, Cute Home On A Hill die - YNS, Hills die - YNS, Label One die - Spellbinders

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 BBG5 BG7 B10 IBI RB1 RB2 RB3 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG4 DG3 BT4 BT6
Spectrum Colourblend Pencils: 104 27
                  
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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Home For Christmas

One of my parents' favourite things about Christmas is to have their "kids" come home. My Mom is famous for having at least one of each of our favourite foods or snacks available at some point throughout the day. Now, add to that the grand children and let me tell you the variety of food and treats is crazy! but we all love being together. 
My card this week is based on this very thing - going/coming home for Christmas. 



The "pieces" for this card took some time to create. The stamps were coloured and fussy cut and then set aside. I paper pieced the hat and scarf on the "Momma" bird just for fun and added glitter drops to her hat.
Next, I cut out an oval and die cut quite a few branch pieces. I cut the branch pieces apart and laid them out on the oval die to from my nest. I trimmed the oval down to about a quarter of the size to form my base. Next I cut my tree branches and added a light touch of snow to them as well as a few of the branches on the nest. 
The sentiment was masked off with post it notes and stamped in stages. It took about 4 tries and a whole lot of patience to get it stamped the way I wanted it. Love my Misti is all I can say! 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bluebirdy, Landing Birdie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories, Holly Jolly - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo glitter drops, Christmas branch die set- Whimsy Stamps, Mini Holiday greens die - Sizzix, Galena ribbon, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4

                  
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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Chef Pierre's Birthday Wishes

I am sneaking on to the OCS blog today to share a fun Birthday card I made for my neighbour. 
She does quite a bit of baking - often whatever she bakes she makes more then enough so she can bring us some - and she loves pigs. She is an amazing neighbour and is always there to lend a helping hand however she can. I saw the Chef Pierre stamp and just knew I had to colour it up for her Birthday card.



After stamping and colouring my image with alcohol markers and pencils, I had fussy cut it and ran a black marker around the edge. I found the perfect paper to use from Bo Bunny and My Favourite Things and cut my layers. The sentiment is stamped directly on to the patterned paper. I added some fun white dots to the oven mitts with a white gel pen just for fun! The stamp itself is popped up using foam pop dots and a ribbon bow and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Chef Pierre - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Happy Birthday Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Only You - Bo Bunny, Watercolour Wash - MFT
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, classic circle die - Spellbinders, gumdrops - YNS, ribbon from my stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS3 IG1 IG2 IG6 LG2 YG1 YG2 PV1 MG1 
Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils: 90, vivid pink, peach, smoke, pewter

My neighbour absolutely loved her card! 

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Winter Wishes

I am getting a head start on my Christmas cards. Anyone else with me? 
The "Led By Love" digital stamp has been in my to colour pile for a little while now so I decided this is the perfect time to colour it up!



I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and then hand fussy cut it. There were a few minor "accidents" with the fussy cutting but nothing a few strategically placed spots of glue couldn't fix . Next I printed my digital paper and placed my layers. I added some snow banks that I cut out of glitter paper and added an icicle border with the same paper. The scene itself is popped up with foam dots. 
The sentiment is from the clear Holiday Mini sentiments set - so many wonderful sentiments to choose from in this set!  Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp: Led By Love -  Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Holiday Mini Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter's Magic Blue Papers Digital - Whimsy Stamps
Die: Stitched Border Die Trio - Whimsy Stamps

Icicle border die, Galena ribbon, Crystal Stickles, enamel dots, glitter paper

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 GB5 BG5 BG7 BG10 RB1 RB2 RB3 MB1 MB2 MB3 CR3 CR5 CR8   Copics: B02 B05 B06 B00

Grab your favourite Whimsy Stamp and come play along in this month's Anything Goes challenge! Here's the link: Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Pretty Petunia Birthday

I have had this gorgeous petunia digital stamp for a very long time and haven't had an occasion to use it. That changed when I saw the new Bazzill Basics Paper sketch challenge and at the same time I needed a Birthday card to add to my stash. Perfect timing right?! 




After sizing and printing my stamp I coloured it with alcohol markers and pencil and cut it out using a classic circle die. I added it to card stock I had chosen to use and set it aside. Next I chose my paper and measured and cut my layers. The sentiment was stamped and added to matching card stock and then I put my card together. My favourite gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Pretty Petunias digital - Imagine That 
Sentiment - Happy Birthday Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sage and Grace - Kaisercraft
 Classic circle die - Spellbinders, gumdrops

Spectrum Noir Markers: AP1 AP3 AP2 
Spectrum Colourblend Pencils: 105, 90

  I am entering this card in to the Bazzill Basic Papers July sketch challenge on Facebook.              
                                                 
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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Candy Cane Wishes

This sweet mouse seems to have her hands full with this extra large candy cane doesn't she?! 
My second post for the Christmas in July theme features "Merry Mouse". I think she is just adorable with her elf outfit and of course her candy cane.



This sweet mouse is coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut. I set her aside and cut my paper layers, including the dotted oval background behind her. I added silver wink of stella to the bells on her outfit and Stickles to the pom pom on her hat. 
 Next, I masked off the part of the sentiment I wanted with post it notes and held my breath. It took a couple tries but I got the portion I wanted - I think it is perfect for this stamp. 
A simple bow and some glittered gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Merry Mouse - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Playground - Bo Bunny 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Classic scallop oval die - Spellbinders, Silver Wink of Stella, Star Dust Stickles, dotted oval die - Sizzix, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BT4 BT6 BT7 FS6 CR3 FS8 IG2 IG3 IG5 CR7 CR11 DR6


                   
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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Santa's Helper

It's Christmas in July on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper blogs! 

My first Christmas card for this month features "Off To The Dump". Different right?! but when I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to use it for a Christmas card. 
Near the town I live in, we have a gentleman who attends as many of the local, small town Santa Claus parades as he can. He goes to the parade in his dump truck because at each parade he fills the back with food and gift donations. People know he will be there and are extremely generous with their donations. 
This kind, big hearted man and his dump truck  have inspired my card for this week -  he truly is Santa's Helper. 




I stamped my dump truck and then stamped it again on a post it note and cut it out to mask the truck off. Next I grabbed my presents stamp and did the same thing so I could fill the back of the truck, coloured it with alcohol markers and then hand fussy cut it. 
 Gold and silver Wink of Stella was added to the bows and some of the wrapping paper - I like a little bit of bling on my Christmas cards.  I added it to some snow banks I cut using an edge die and some fun Christmasy paper from Echo Park. A few die cut trees, matching ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Off To The Dump, Presents - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Computer
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Silver and gold Wink of Stella, Recollections ribbon, fresh pine trees die - Memory Box, My Creative Time dies, Enamel dots - Simple Stories

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 IG1 IG2 IG6 JG1 JG2 JG6 CT1 CT2 BT3 BT4 BT5 CR7 CR11 DR6 TN1 EB1 EB2

                   
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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Happy Hello

How fun is the new "Penguin Campfire" digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps! 

We went camping a lot as kids and this stamp sure brought back some fun memories! Making s'mores in the middle of the day for a snack, sitting around the campfire under the stars at night snuggled up in a hoodie and a blanket to name a few. 

It was so much fun to colour this stamp and have such wonderful memories come flooding back! 



I printed my stamp to the size I wanted, coloured it with alcohol markers and cut it out using a classic square die. I found the patterned paper I wanted to use and cut it to size. I used a border die to cut the top off the polka dot paper to create my hill in the background and added some fun die cut trees. The sentiment was printed to size and cut out using a fish tail banner die. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card.

Stamp: Penguin Campfire Digital - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Elegant Labels Digital - Whimsy Stamps

Classic square die, fish tail banner die, enamel dots, twine

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 BG5 OR1 MB1 MB3 MB4 IG1 IG2 IG6 TN5 TN3 CT1 CT2 BT4 BT6 BT7 DG2 DG4

Grab your favourite Whimsy Stamp and come play along in this month's Anything Goes challenge! Here's the link: Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!