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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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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Hogs & Kisses

Poor Pickles!!!He bought his sweetheart some balloons for Valentine's Day and they seem to have put a little too much helium in them! 
For now all he can do is send Hogs and Kisses to his sweetheart and hope he back in time for the big day! 





 I coloured Pickles with alcohol markers, cut him out with a stitched rectangle die and set him aside. Next I grabbed some white card stock, a dauber, blue ink and a cloud die cut and created my sky background. This is an A2 size card so I cut some background pieces out of my cloud paper. The second cut in the background is for some added interest. The sentiment is stamped directly onto to the background and some matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lg. Pickles Balloon Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hogs and Kisses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, baby blue Memories ink, cloud Quickutz die, stormy blue Distress ink (sentiment), stitched rectangle dies - YNS, enamel dots - Carta Bella

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 FS6 FS8 CR1 AP4 CT1 CT3 GY1
Copics: RV11 RV34

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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Winter Roses Birthday

I am so excited to finally have time to colour some flowers! It has decided to be winter where I live - it supposed to feel like -30 by the morning and it's snowing so it is a perfect day to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and colour some winter roses. Roses are my favourite flower and just make me happy!

I need some Birthday cards so my colouring practice is perfect to make a few cards to add to my stash. You can never have too many on hand! 






I started by colouring my flowers with Prismacolour Premium Pencils and then hand fussy cut them leaving a thin white edge. 
I chose my patterned papers and cardstocks and cut them to the size I needed. Both of these cards are 5.5" x 5.5". Next I roughly placed where the flower would go on my layout and cut a circle and oval shape. My Misti was perfect for placing my sentiments in the perfect spots! 
Some pearls and enamel dots finish off my cards. 

Card Recipes
Stamp: Winter Roses Background - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiments: Everyday Mini Moments, Every Day Moments (retired) - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Lullaby - Pebbles, Wood and Notebook - Simple Stories
Enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, Pearls - Recollections, circle and oval dies - Spellbinders 

Prismacolor Pencils:Yellowed and Spanish Orange, Sunburst and Canary Yellow, White, Olive, Apple and Spring Green, Chartruse, Henna, Clay Rose, Blush Pink Deco Peach, White, Prussian, Kelly and Apple Green

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

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Overwhelming Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The "month of love" as it is sometimes called will be here before we know it. 
This stamp reminded me of all of the cards I used to get when I was a kid. I used to love going to school with my bag of cards to hand out to all my friends. And then of course it was waiting to see if I would get one from that one special boy...... 

I think this possum is looking for that "special card" or letter too!



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut it and added it to a sponged cloud background. I think paper from the Blowing Kisses paper pad from Echo Park was perfect for this stamp. Antique Linen ink was the perfect colour to ink all of the edges. I used a die to add a letter edge to fit the theme and a little heart banner. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Overwhelming Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: I Love You More - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Blowing Kisses - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Antique Linen Distress ink, Baby Blue Memories ink, cloud die - Quickutz, classic circle die - Spellbinders, twine, notebook edge - My Creative Time Dies, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs


Spectrum Noir Markers:  IG1 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CR7 CR11 DR6 PP3 PP5 DR5 FS8 FS2 FS3 TN2 CR3 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Wild Thing

I am getting out of Christmas card making mode and jumping in to Valentine's Day cards. I don't make many of this type of card to be honest but sometimes you have a stamp that comes into your life that needs to be a Valentine's Day card! 

"Snuggle Lions" was just that stamp for me.....although now I think it would also be perfect for an Anniversary card............



This card went sideways from my original plan. After colouring it with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and went around the edge with a black marker to cover any white I may have missed. Here is where things went awry...the paper and design I had chosen were just not working together with the stamp! Even after walking away for a day it wouldn't come together! 

So, I chose some paper from MFT and a different design and put my card together. I had to use my fussy cut stamp although I don't think it looks fussy cut on this white background. Next I took a small heart die and after roughly placing where I wanted the lions to be, I cut three hearts. 

The sentiment is one large sentiment but with some masking and help from my Misti I was able to split it up and stamp directly on to my paper. Some glossy enamel dots finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snuggle Lions - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Wild Thing - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hearts and Stripes - My Favorite Things

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, gloss enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs 

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB1 GB4 GB7 GB10 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 AG1 AG3 AG4 CR7 CR11 DR6

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Skiing Winter Fun

I personally am not a skiier, haven't really even given it a whole lot of "try" but when I did it honestly wasn't my favourite winter sport. 
The only skis I really like are the two on the front of a snowmobile.  

I do have friends that enjoy skiing though so I had them in mind when I was putting together my card for this week with "Skiing Snowman". I put him on an action wobble because this is probably what I would look like if I tried skiing again! 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set him aside. I built my background using tree and hill dies and paper from an old Bo Bunny collection. 
I used only a portion of a sentiment so after masking off what I didn't want, stamped it and cut it to fit. Next I added my snowman to an action wobble and added it to the card. Some twine, a silver snowflake charm and glitter Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Skiing Snowman - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Whiteout Collection - Bo Bunny 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, pine tree die - Memory Box, twine, charm, action wobble, Midnight Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 BT3 BT4 BT5 CR7 DR6 CT1 CT2 GY4 PP1 FS8

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