Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dashing through the snow -- High Hopes Stamps

Happy Saturday!
I'm back again with a Winter scene to share. I'm actually getting my Christmas cards ready 
for next year!
This little creation was made with the following stamps....
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers, sewing stitches and some 
Wintery trims to finish the card.  I decided on some silver tinsel and a bell for some
added fun! :) 
Don't forget to enter into March's Challenge "Lets Play Anything Goes".
Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Birthday Dude

Happy Friday!

Friday is my day to post on the High Hopes Blog and I have a great Masculine birthday card to share with you.

This card measures 5" x  7" because I made it for one of the guys I work with and we need room for the 20+ people in our department to sign it.

The image is Bob Loves his Motorcycle from High Hopes Stamps.

I colored it with Prisma pencils and blended it with gamsol and blending stumps.

The sentiment is Happy Birthday Script.

The paper was from my scrap folder and is a couple of years old but it's from Hobby Lobby.
The dies are Fitted Frames by Stampendous.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration and that you get some time to stamp this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Egg-stra Special

Welcome back High Hopes Fans!

I had some fun playing with a High Hopes Easter stamp this week. How cute are these two?! 

When we were kids we used to put dye and water into a mug and let the egg sit until it was coloured. There was a special wire handle that came in the kit to put the egg in and out of the mug and fun stickers to decorate the eggs with.

Of course, while we were waiting for the dye we would make a huge mess with everything we weren't using <smile>. I had to use the fun paint splatter paper on this one! This stamp sure brought back some fun memories! 

After the stamp was coloured with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a classic circle die and then cut a scalloped die to go in behind it. The patterned paper pieces were cut to the size I wanted and placed on the card. Antique linen distress ink was put on all of the edges. Some fishtail banner tags were added along with some gumdrops and ribbon to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Easter Fun (Q023 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Egg-stra Special (G243) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Party Girl - Photoplay
Watercolour Wash Brights - MFT
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento, Classic circle die - Spellbinders, Lacey circle die - Spellbinders, Fishtail banner dies - YNS, Antique Linen Distress Ink, White Sugar and Sparkle and Magical Pastel Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: PP1 IG1 1G3 1G5  TN1 EB1 EB2 TN3 TN5 TN6 DG1 CG1 LG2 PP3 PP5 DR3 1B1 1B2 LY1 LY2

A new month = a new challenge! Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link:March Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Howdy - MichelleO here again and today and for March we have been looking through some of our past favorite stamps... and I couldn't revisit favorites without one of my very first High Hopes Stamps. And of course it is a DONKEY! This is Brayden... adore him!

Love Brayden!!! He has always reminded me of my first baby donkey Diego. :0) I colored with my copics (colors below) and then cut out with an oval Spellbinders Nestie. I then found an older Heartfelt Die to use as a mat. My papers are from Paper Studio's Country Road collection. I sewed all they layers down with a zig zag stitches. Then I used the a large mulberry flower and Martha Stewart leaves punch centered with "Just Because!"

Copic colors used -

There are so many FABULOUS images at High Hope Stamps. Make sure to visit the store website HERE and see it all.

Thanks so much for looking - 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ally Rose!

Hi HH Fans!
Today I am sharing with you the super cute "Ally Rose" from High Hopes Stamps. She is just so adorable and is in a sitting position so you can add her to whatever you want. I've used her on a fence before but today she is sitting the HH "Blossom Tree Branch" stamp.
I started by stamping her on some Copic XPress-It paper. Then I stamped her onto a Post-It note and fussy cute the image out. Then I put the Post-It note over the image and stamped the tree branch. This  makes Ally Rose look like she is sitting on the branch. Then off you go to colour and finish your card.
The Sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Smiling".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00. E11, E21, R20
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Top & Shoes: R81, R83, R85, R89
Overalls: BG11, BG13, BG34
Branch: E41, E43, E44
Flowers: RV21, RV23, RV25, Y38
Outline: B000

Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 20, 2017

"Friendship Interactive Card"

Hello High Hopes Friends,
I'm back with a Quick Tutorial, on how to created this 
"Friendship Interactive Card" today without using any fancy dies!

For today I'm using this lovely image called 'Patty's Posies' and the sentiment is 'Hey There Beautiful' from HHS. I've coloured this image with copics and fussy cut it.
I also used 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from PPP, and Diamond Stickles to give some sparkle.

I had fun making this DIY interactive slide card for your guys!!!
Here's the Link for the tutorial over my blog.

Here is the inside!
To make it even more personal I used this fabulous High Hopes Stamp called "Don't Worry"
The pattern paper is called 'Sunshowers' from Heidi Grace designs and a few dies from Lawn Fawn.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to created a slide card without using slide dies.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gone fishing

Happy Sunday!

No pink colours, flowers or bling... Today it is time for a male card!!
For this card I used Dads Catch, I love that stamp, but not all guys love fishing of course ;) 
I know for sure my father and my brother would love this card, so I like the idea that I have a card ready for them when I need one..

Supplies used:
Stamp: Dads Catch
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
Paper: Bazzill Kraft
Dessinpapers: euh... really don't know
Other: Dew Drops, Stampin'Up doily, anchor (from stash), twine

Well, you know I'd like to mention our monthly challenge (again, as always, lol!!), but it really is a lot of fun to play along!! You really should try it! Or play along with another card!! Please do!
You can find all the details (winning of free stamps might interrest you??) HERE!

Have a great Sunday!