Thursday, 24 September 2015

It Fainted - Honest!!

I have to be honest, I had an extremely hard time getting through colouring and assembling this card because I was giggling to myself (and sometimes out loud) the whole time. 

I had a cat named Smokey who decided launching himself from the top of my desk, across the room and into my artificial Christmas tree was a cool thing to do. There is still a permanent "hole" in the tree today. He would also steal all the balls off of it and we found most of them when we moved - he hid them under a dresser in our bedroom. In his later years, laying under the tree was his favourite place to be. I love when a stamp can bring back so many good memories! 

                                                Donna


After colouring my image, I cut it out with a Spellbinders die and doodled some paw prints  around the edge. I printed my sentiment from my computer and cut it out with a fishtail banner die. I created my own background paper using a paw print stamp - I think there would be evidence around the tree even though our friends here tried to hide it! 
I finished off my card with a Christmas tree brad, some gumdrops and red checkered ribbon. The finished card size is 5x5. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 PP1 PP2 1G2 1G4 1G7 CG2 DG3 JG6 CT1 CT4 GB11 CR10 CR8 CR11 GB8 GB10 EB5

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Mistletoe Collection, Creative Imaginations
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink 
Paw Print Stamp - Bouji 
Dies:Fishtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp, Resplendent Rectangles - Spellbinders
Ribbon: Celebrate It (Michael's) 
Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Computer - Calibri Font

I'm off to Scrapfest in Richmond Hill this weekend- Hope to see you there!

I hope this brought a smile for you today! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Cute Mummy

I can remember trick or treating as a child. We had some very spooky, dark laneways to walk down in our neighbourhood and one house we had convinced ourselves was haunted. That house even had a VERY grumpy, crusty old man that lived there.......you know - the kind nightmares are made of! The man who watched you out the window and had only candle light in the back ground.........YIKES!!!!

Okay - spooky story done!!!! Meet "Mummy"! 

                                                Donna


I made an A2 size card base with black cardstock, then layered different patterned papers. The sentiment is cut from one of my patterned papers. There is some spooky spider web on top of the bottom layer of paper. I finished off my card with some black crystals. It's hard to see in the photo but I used Clear Glossy Accents on the lantern after I coloured it.  

Card Details:
Clear Glossy Accents - Ranger 
Patterned Paper: Spookville, We R Memory Keepers
Mini Spider Web: Dollarama
Black Crystals: Crystazzi Crystals
Sentiment: Spookville - We R Memory Keepers
                  
                                           Spectrum Noir Markers              
                                       Pants: GG1 GG2 GG3
   Shirt: GB3 GB5 GB7
Hair: EB3 EB5 EB8
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
Cheeks/Mouth: FS8
Bag: TN1 TN2 TN4
Flame: CT4 GB5 OR1
Glow: CT1 CT3 CT4 
Candle: LV1 LV2
Lantern: BG4 BG7 BG9

Thanks for stopping by! Have a spooktacular day! 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Snowy Love - Ornament and Shaker Card

The day I made this set, the weather was cool and feeling more like October then August in Ontario. 

The perfect temperature to throw on a sweater and get into a winter/Christmas mode... I can't believe I just typed that! I also can't believe it's September already! 

My post today features Snowy Love from the Joys of the Seasons new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

I made a shaker card and an ornament with this oh so cute stamp. This could be part of a hostess gift for the Christmas season maybe?



Ornament Close Up


Card Close Up


After colouring my two images, I set about making my ornament. There are actually two stamps in the ornament - one on each side - so when it is hung on the tree you are seeing this cutie from both sides (it also covers the marker bled through paper on the back side of the stamp). They are glued together and then set into half of the ornament. The other half of the ornament is put on (it snaps together) and then ribbon and a wooden snowflake with glitter are added to finish it off. The challenge with these ornaments? - getting a good picture!!!! 

For the card, I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, and fussy cut it. The finished card size is 41/2 x 41/2. I cut my cardstock and patterned paper to create my base. I ran a smaller piece of white cardstock through my Big Kick in a snowflake embossing folder and then cut out a circle with a die cut. After adding some foam tape and overhead transparency to create my window, I added beads, snowflakes and sequins. The card is finished off with a computer generated sentiment and a wooden snowflake with glitter. 

Spectrum Noir Marker List
Hat/Mittens: CR9 CR11 DR6 TN1 EB1 
Nose/Mouth: CR2 CR11 CR6
Scarf Dots: CR9
Cheeks: CR2
Face: TB1 
Background: TB2

Card and Ornament Recipe
Patterned Paper: Kissing Santa - American Crafts
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Darice
3D Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives
Clear Foam - Stix 2
Dies: Fishtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp
Standard Circle Dies - Spellbinders
Glitter: Hero Arts 
Quickie Glue Pen 
Sentiment: Computer - Calibri Font
Cardstock: Bazzill and Recollections
Wood Snowflakes: The Stockade 
White Paint: Deco Art 
Ornament: Michaels
Beads/Snowflakes/Sequins: Dollarama

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

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Two Birthdays - One Day

Happy Labour Day weekend! Later today I will be going to my mother in laws to celebrate two birthdays. 

My father in law turned 83 and my oldest nephew turned 20 - both on the same day! 

My nephew has always been into sports, specifically soccer so I made him a soccer themed card. He played goal so I have kicked some balls at him many times to help him practice. The card I made for him is below.



Card Recipe
Stamp: Gabriel Loves Soccer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Recollections and my stash
Soccer Ball: Dress It Up Buttons
Gumdrops: Your Next Stamp
Dies: Fishtail banner dies and Chunky Grass - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment: Happy Day Sentiments - Your Next Stamp
Spectrum Noir Markers: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8 BG10 TN7 TN8 EB8 CT2 CT4 GB11 DR2 DR1 DR6 TB1 TB2 TB3


My father in law does some amazing wood working! My home is filled with things he has carved and chip carved. He has won ribbons for his work at some local wood shows - his work is amazing! I am sharing his card below - it has been feeling into the mid to high 30's this week with humidity so the sentiment is a little bit of a play on words. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Load Up - Your Next Stamp 
Sentiment: Waddles - Happy Brr-thday - Your Next Stamp
Gumdrops: Your Next Stamp
Ink: Black, London Fog - Memento 
Spectrum Noir Markers: BG4 BG5 BG8 BG9 DR2 DR3 DR6 DR7 CT4 1G1 1G2 1G4 TN3 TN4 TN7

I am off to go eat! I have been told there is going to be freshly made peach pie - I wonder if my mother in law will let me eat dessert first!? 

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Witchy Ride - Easel Card with a Twist

How cute is this witch from the Joys of the Seasons new release! She is called Witchy Ride (found here)

I made a standard easel card with a twist. The twist is an LED tea light behind the moon to light it up. How fun is that?! I saw a tutorial here (scroll down) awhile ago and when I saw this stamp I knew it was the perfect stamp to try this idea with. 




Without the Light











I started by making my easel card and cutting out the moon with a circle die. I pounced the moon with a little bit of yellow ink to add a bit of colour to it. I coloured my stamps with alcohol markers (list below) and fussy cut them. After picking a font for my sentiment I printed it and mounted it on cardstock. The broom and bats were added and the card is finished off with orange and black gumdrops                  

                                           Spectrum Noir Markers              
                                       Pumpkin and Hat: OR1 OR2 OR3
    Bird: BT1 BT3 BT4
         Face/Hands: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
                     room: TN1 TN2 TN3 TN6 TN7
                 Hair/Broom Handle: TN7 TN8 EB8 
          Leaves: CG1 DG2 DG4
     Cape/Socks: LV1 LV2 LV3
  Spider: BG3 BG5
       Bat: BG5 BG7 BG10
    Mouth/Cheeks: FS8
     Bats: BG3 BG5 BG10
     Buckle: Silver Gel Pen
                         
 Card Recipe
LED light - Dollarama
Ink: Barely Banana - Stampin Up
Broom: Miniatures (Michaels)
Sentiment: Computer - Boopee Font
Enamel Dots: Orange and Black Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Spooksville - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Standard Circles - Spellbinders
Moon: Vellum (fabric feel) - from my stash 
Purple and Black Cardstock

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

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Joy Ride - Joys Of The Seasons New Release Blog Hop

Hello High Hopes fans and welcome to the Joys of the Seasons blog hop. I hope you are enjoying all of the design team posts - so much fun! You should have arrived here from Carolina's blog. 

My card features "Joy Ride". Super cool Bob and his wife - congratulations on your wedding Bob! - are participating in their home town Christmas parade. We find them cruising down the main street under a colourful garland street decoration and waving to their adoring fans on his super cool motorcycle. 



I coloured my stamp with Spectrum Noir Markers (list below) and fussy cut it. My background sky was created by pouncing some blue ink, cutting a strip of grey cardstock (pounced with grey ink to make it look like cement) for the road and adding just a tiny bit of snow. I don't think Bob would have his motorcycle out if there was a ton of snow do you? 
The "garland" is cut with my Cricut, I added my sentiment and a few snowflakes I cut with a Marvy snowflake punch. 
Glitter was added to Bob's wife's earrings and necklace (hard to see) and Wink of Stella was added to Bob's glasses (hard to see). I am addicted to YNS gumdrops so I had to add a few to the corners and drew on my stitch lines with a black marker.

Spectrum Noir List 
Hats and Motorcycle: DR5 DR1 DR7
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN1 1G1
Hair: CT1 CT4 GB4  TN7 TN8 EB5
Lips and Mouth: DR2 FS6 FS8
Lights: CT1 CT4
Tires: BG5 BG7 BG10 
Handlebars: 1G1 1G2 1G4 1G9
Dress, Bow, Bow Tie: JG2 JG5 JG7 1G4
Boots: GB8 GB10 EB5
Mittens: JG1 JG2 JG4 
Eyes: TB4 and white gel pen 
Glasses, Holly: DG2
Berries: CR10
Jeans: TB8 BT9 TB9
Smoke puffs: TN1 TN2

Card Recipe 
Glitter: Hero Arts
Clear Wink of Stella
Ink: Ocean - Martha Stewart, Black and London Fog - Memento 
Sentiment: Studio G stamp
Snow: Snow Writer - Deco Art 
Garland: Joys of the Season cartridge - Cricut 
Pop Dots: Forever in Time 
Red Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Patterned Paper: from my stash 
Snowflakes: Marvy punch 
Black Marker

Your next stop on the hop is  Jane  

Enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment on the High Hopes or  OCS blog for your chance to win!