Thursday, 23 November 2017

Hot Chocolate Season

We have had a couple blasts of winter where I live. You know....the cold biting wind and yes even lots of snow. So far it has melted away the next day but it is a reminder that winter is just around the corner.

This also means that hot chocolate and marshmallow season is already here. There is nothing like putting on a sweater and curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Bear-ly Warming Up from High Hopes has it right from what I can see.......




I decided to make Bear-ly Warming Up into a little gift package. I found a super easy to follow tutorial for this on the This Is Me Playing With Paper blog and made my single sided gift box. Then after colouring up this cutie I hand fussy cut him and added some sparkly Stickles to his mug. I made the sentiment using my computer printed it off and voila! Some ribbon and a few sparkly gumdrops finish off my gift. 
If you're looking for me....I will be curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bear-ly Warming Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer - Georgia Font
Patterned Paper: Bundled Up - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Crystal Stickles,  Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS, chocolate treats, packages of hot chocolate and marshmallows. 

Spectrum Noir Markers:BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7
Copics: E31 E34 E37
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!


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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Bug

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend my first crafting weekend retreat with One Crazy Stamper and Scrapbook Niagara! I had no idea what to take but I knew I had to take this super cute image from Stampingbella called "Christmas Bug". I had coloured it on Thanksgiving weekend back in October, and hadn't had a chance to get the card made. 

My son's girlfriend has a tan coloured VW Bug......so when I saw this stamp, I knew it was perfect for her Christmas card! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I added some silver sparkle pen to the ornaments on the tree and the car bumpers. I really wanted to use the licence plate die I had taken with me and used it as a place to add my sentiment. Some snowflake dies, Nuvo glitter drops, twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Christmas Bug - Stampingbella
Sentiment: Loads Of Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: A Very Merry Christmas - Carta Bella
Enamel Dots: Carta Bella
White Blizzard Nuvo Drops, licence plate die - Quickutz

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 DR1 DR7 AB1 AB2 AB3 CG4 DG3 JG6 CT4 GB5 OR1


I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Bug!

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Winter Kitty Christmas

Did you see the new "Winter Fun" release from High Hopes yesterday?!? If you haven't - be sure to check it out! 
One of the oh so cute new release stamps was this cutie "Winter Kitty". If you are a cat lover or have a cat lover in your life, then this a stamp you will want in your collection!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die. I added Liquid Applique to the hat and scarf for some texture. I found out the hard way, you have to completely dry/puff up the applique with your heat gun - if there are any spots that are still wet and you run it through a die cutting machine ......well let's just say it's a mess - lesson learned - die cut then add liquid applique. After I was set (the second time), I added my stamp to paper from Simple Stories and added some ribbon and a bow. Some photo corners and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winter Kitty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Meowy Christmas Saying - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cozy Christmas - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, liquid applique, Be Creative Tape (3 mm), Celebrate It ribbon, Holly Berry Red gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN6 TN7 CT2 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Fabulous Friend

          Welcome to our Anything Goes challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
This month my card features one of Crissy Armstrong's oh soo cute penguins! I chose to use "Penguin Fliesfor a card for a very dear friend of mine who has done something for me that really means alot. She really lifted me up and I thought this stamp was a perfect way to thank her for being such a good friend. 





After printing my stamp to the size I wanted I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol makers and hand fussy cut it leaving a small white border. I added some fun polka dots and hearts to the balloons with a white gel pen. I printed my digital paper and cut is to fit my card base. The cherry blossom panel die, some ribbon and a flower finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Flies - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Over The Rainbow Digital Paper - Whimsy Stamps
Cherry Blossom Panel Die - Whimsy Stamps


Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website for the products I used as well as many, many more stamps, dies and digital paper to name a few!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Cowgirl Winter Fun!

Welcome to the "Winter Joy" new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 

I had the pleasure of working with "Snowman Cowboy".....a perfect stamp for me for those that know me . I was a bit of a rebel with this one - I decided to make it a snowman Cowgirl! 

Our cowgirl is done her chores and what is a gal to do once chores are done and she needs some winter fun?!? Why try to lasso a snowflake of course!!




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using a circle die and added some stitch marks using a die as well. I stamped and fussy cut my snowflake leaving a small white border and added some Stickles to it for a little bling. I also added Stickles to the snow on the fence. I stamped the sentiment - perfect for this card I think - and cut it out using a stitched oval die. Some fun bobble ribbon as I call it and sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Cowboy, Snowflake 2 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME, Creative Imaginations
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Star Dust Stickles, stitching marks die - YNS, stitched oval die - YNS, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers:BT3 MB1 MB3 MB4 BG5 BG7 EB3 EB6 EB5 PP1 PP3 PP5 EB1 EB2
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                            
                                      
 ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Believe!

As I child I always wondered what it would be like to be able to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. We went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge and I was fascinated by this place - it was all things Christmas year round. 

It even had live reindeer and I always wondered if one of them worked for Santa! Our friend Rodney Reindeer is dreaming of the day he is big enough to help pull Santa's sleigh......but first he has to grow a little.....and then he has to Believe in the Magic......





I started my A2 size card by stamping Rodney Reindeer, colouring him with alchohol markers and fussy cutting him with cuticle scissors. I added him to patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and I stamped a santa and sleigh from another stamp set above Rodney's head. It's hard to see on the photo but the rings on his harness are coloured with a Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen. A matching holly die, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rodney Reindeer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Cotton Candy Blue gumdrops - YNS, fishtail banner die - YNS, Christmas Branch Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN7 
                                            
                                      
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!



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Friday, 3 November 2017

Peace, Joy, Love

I hope you have been enjoying this month's digital release from Whimsy Stamps! 
I had the chance to work with "Leap Of Joy". How fun is this reindeer leaping through the air!?! I think it is one of Santa's reindeer practicing for the big night don't you?




I decided to create a fun little scene in a shadow box style card. I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, added some sparkle with Stickles and Nuvo Gitter Drops and then hand fussy cut him out. I ran a black marker around the edge just to clean up any white I may have missed and to give it a finished look. 

To decorate my shadow box front, I used dies from the Christmas Branches die set and the Build a Poinsettia die set. A stitched border die from the Stitched Border Die Trio was perfect to help make my snow banks. The sky is ink blended with distress inks and a light snow fall was added with a white gel pen. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Leap Of Joy - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN3 TN6 TN7 JG2 JG4 JG6 CG1 DG2 DG4

Don't forget to come play along in our challenge - click here for details...after you've done your shopping! 

Thanks for stopping! Have a fantastic crafty day!