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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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Friday, 15 March 2019

Take Two

Welcome to the "Get Well Soon" new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 
This release is full of fun, cute animals that are geared towards making fun get well cards sure to make anyone smile and feel better!  
I am honoured to share "Take A Tissue" with you. Our poor gopher friend sure seems to be feeling under the weather! He looks like he needs to just crawl in to bed or curl up under his favourite blanket!





I coloured this adorable gopher with alcohol markers and cut him out using a stitched rectangle die. Next I cut my base and then cut the front piece in half for a different fun layout. I wanted our poor sick friend here to be peeking over the top. I added some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and inked all of the edges with distress ink. Two sentiments from the new release were perfect for this card layout. 
Some flowers and ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Take A Tissue - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Take Two, Get Well Soon 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Perfectly Plaid and Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched rectangle die - YNS, antique linen distress ink, Galena ribbon, flowers - Poppies and Prairie, wehite gel pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB2 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN1 EB1
Copics: C00 B00 BG01 B04 E77

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Laid Up

Poor Cole seems to be in quite the predicament! If Cole lives where I do, then this injury may have happened by slipping on ice, or tobogganing! 
I have used this adorable "Cole's Laid Up" stamp to make a Get Well card for my stash. 




After colouring the adorable Cole with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a fun die from Gina Marie Designs. I set it aside and chose some patterned paper from Carta Bella. I cut my pieces to fit my finished 51/2 x 5/12 card base and cut a stitched tag to put my image on. Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Cole's Laid Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Back On Your Feet - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: It's A Girl - Carta Bella

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, stitched nesting tag die - Tutti Designs, ribbon - stash, enamel dots - C.C. Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: RB1 RB2 RB3 YG1 YG2 YG3 FS6 CR3 FS8 CR7 CR11 DR6 IGI 
Copics: C00 B00
                                
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Thursday, 7 March 2019

Dear Spring.....

I admit it, I'm winter weary and I have been thinking about Spring a lot! 
This week I decided to have some fun with my thoughts of Spring and make a card for Spring. Weird right?! but maybe if Spring knows how much it is loved it will think about coming a little earlier then usual.... 

"Sitting Bee" and some fun spring coloured paper were perfect for my "thinking of you" card for Spring. 




I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge around the antennas. They were tough to cut and things went a little awry with the paper/scissor/knife combo I was using......sigh.........
Next I cut a piece of white card stock to size and cut a honey comb pattern die. I taped it on the cardstock using painters tape and used it as a stencil for my background. After I was done inking my background I added the sentiment using my Misit for perfect placement. 

All of the paper is lightly edged with antique linen Distress ink. 

Instead of throwing out my now blue honey comb pattern I decided it would be a perfect embellishment for this card along with some enamel dots and a pop of ribbon. I hope Spring likes her card and decides to come early!

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Sitting Bee - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: One Of Those Days - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, ribbon - stash, antique linen distress ink, honey comb pattern die - Whimsy 

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT4 GY4 IG1 IG3 IG5 PP1 PP3 PP5
Copics: C00 R20 

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