Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just the two of us!

Hi there,  Happy Saturday!
I decided to make a sunny card with lot of yellows on this cold January weekend!
Today's creation is make with....
 The image is coloured with pencil crayons and a white sharpie marker
Also added pretty yellow ribbon, some embossed paper that kinda has a honey comb look,  and a soft tan heart. 
I thought the sentiment would be fun since there are two bees in the image! 
Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Milton Moose

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Today I am back with a cute card created with an older HIgh Hopes image, Milton Moose.

I colored Milton with Prisma Pencils(canary yellow, chocolate, apple green, sky blue, cardinal red, sunburst, black, beige) and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

I had my sewing machine out because I just mended a shirt so since it was handy I decided to sew on this card.

The sentiment is Large Fancy Thank You.

The paper is Doodlebug Designs.
I used the Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle dies too.

I hope you enjoyed my card this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Owl Love

I have a confession - I don't usually make Valentine's Day cards but sometimes you have an image cross your crafty desk that just screams at you to make it a Valentine's Day card. 

That is what happened with Love Birds. I kept the layout very clean and simple (for me) - they are just too cute and I wanted them to really be the focus of my card. I also have them sitting on the perfect branch  - it has a few leaves to give this sweet couple some privacy <smile>

After colouring my stamps with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them. Their tails had to be cut off so I could put them behind the branch. I set them aside and blended some inks to create a light airy background. I added some hearts above their heads for fun. The sentiment was masked off and stamped directly on my background - thankful for my Misti for this one! The heart they are holding is coloured with a sparkle pen - so hard to get a good photo of! Some simple gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Love BirdsBranch - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Love Never Fails - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: ink blended by me
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, Stampin' Up inks, mini heart ink splatter - Your Next Stamp, Cosmos Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 TN3 TN6 TN7 TN4 TN8

 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fireman Matthew

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week I pulled out an old favorite for High Hopes Stamps - How fabulous is "Fireman Matthew"!!

I mean we all love those cute firemen right? And this little guy is just too cute, I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut him out loosely around the edges. I found some older papers from My Minds Eye and American Crafts and sewed down the layers. Love all the little hearts. I glued down Matthew and added some Viva Decor Pearl Pen for a little water coming to put out that fire! I cut out a Whimsy Tag Die and then stamped out the perfect sentiment from High Hopes - "Thanks!" Love this sentiment size and those dotted letters. I added a couple of enamel dots to look like brads holding down the tag.

Nice little thank you card for a friend or maybe a fireman? LOL

Here are my copic colors used -

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Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Just Married!

Hello HH Fans!
Don't you love a good Wedding! There is something about seeing a Bride that just gives me a "warm & fuzzy" feeling! This is "Just Married" from High Hopes Stamps. Off the Happily Married couple goes to start their new life together!
I decided to use paper from the Simple Stories The Story of Us 6x6 collection! I love the blacks and golds in this collection. I used the HH "Love Never Fails" sentiment on the front along with a few YNS Gold Gumdrops. You can't tell in the picture but the light grey parts on the card are actually coloured with Wink of Stella's Silver glitter pen. The bride and her flowers have Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on them as well.
I used die cuts from the SS The Story of Us Bits & Pieces set on the inside.
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
R24, R27, R81, R83, R85, R89
E00, B01, B02, YG23
Y23, Y26, Y28

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 15, 2018

HHS Challenge Blue, Purple & A-Ribbon!

Happy Monday,
 High Hopes  Friends!

HHS have a brad new challenge called "Anything Goes" But with a twist, add blue or purple and a ribbon. To create this week's card I used "Terri's Flower Cart" from HHS.

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and used
Copic markers to colored. The paper I'm using are from my stash.

Copic List; Flowers B000 B02 V12 V15 V17 Y11 Y13 Leafs & Grass YG13 YG17 Wooden-Cart E23 E25 E29

Here is a close up!
To finish I pop my image with 3D foam tape and handmade a tiny tag. That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Feel Better Soon!

Happy Sunday!

It's this time of year were everbody seems to be caughing.. I've had the flu last month, but after 5 weeks I can't get rid of that caugh it seems... So what better way to feel a bit better than to do some cheerful colouring!! 
There is always someone who can use a card like this!
For the front I've used the Speedy Recovery Background .

This time I've decorated the inside too, because I didn't want Nurse Elisabeth Jo to cover up the beautiful background stamp at the front of the card. I've added a Dutch sentiment too. 

Base of the card is Bazzill white and some red cardstock. And the Copics I've used for both images:

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Have a great Sunday!