Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friendship warms the heart!

A sweet creation to share today!

 I used a snow globe die cut and added my fussy cut image.  Coloured with copics, pretty pink twine and a heart warming sentiment too :)
Thanks for peeking!
Have a great weekend :)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Kovu and Hootie

Hello High Hopes Fans!
We made it to Friday...and I hope you have a fun weekend ahead!

My weekend will definitely include time in my craft room playing with my new High Hopes Stamps.

Today I am sharing a fun woodsy card that I made with 

I colored them with Colored Pencils.
I did a little paper piecing because these images are perfect for this technique!

The snow was created with Tulip paint.
The snowflakes are The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

The paper is from the Doodlebug Designs Happy Camper Paper Pack.

Check back daily for more Woodland Friends inspiration and please join in on the fun with us!

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of December!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter Wonderland With A Twist

                                 Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Am I the only one who is working feverishly to get Christmas cards done? 

I have a couple of pre-teen, early teen age nephews I have to make cards for......and on their wish lists are money and gift cards along with a ton of other things of course! 

I didn't want to make a card and just stick a gift card inside so I did the layout below...........with a twist! I made a pocket inside to hold the gift card or money depending on what I decide to give. 


As usual, I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers. I fussy cut Rudolph's scarf and added Stickles to the snow drops on the background paper and the trim on Santa's hat and suit. The image is fussy cut and put on a background of snow banks and die cut trees. The sentiment is stamped directly on to the snow. Rudolph's nose is coloured with a sparkly red marker which is hard to see in the photo.

Then, I grabbed my patterned paper and cut out the pieces I needed and stamped Santa for a second time on the part of the card my handwritten message will go. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Reindeer Games (S108) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
 Sentiment: Winter Wonderland (H230), Sm. Christmas Script (F051) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plum - MME, I Love Christmas - Echo Park
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt, Holly Berry Red Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Fresh Pine Trio die - Memory Box, Diamond Stickles - Ranger 

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 DR5 DR1 DR7 TN1 EB1 WB2 TN3 TN6 TN7 BT2 1G1 1G2 EB6 EB3 EB5

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!

If you like sketches this month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 

Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fish Kiss

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have just fallen in love with the cute animals in High Hopes Stamps new Woodland Friends Release! This week I had some fun coloring "Fish Kiss"

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added Marvy Snow Marker for well..the snow. I used Core'dinations brown card stock for the base that I sanded the edges, then matched up with papers from Paper Studios Haberdashy collection. I sewed all they layers down, and then added dots of Viva Decor Graphite Pearl Pen.

Inside more of the same papers.

Copic colors used -

Make sure to visit the High Hopes Web Site and see all the new fun items - HERE 

Thanks so much for looking - 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Moose and Friends!

Howdy High Hope Fans!
I'm sharing this adorable tag made with the cutest image from High Hopes called "Moose and Friends"! Moose is part of the New Release called "Woodland Friends". 
I thought this image was perfect to use on a Christmas tag! I love that you can stamp the sentiment in the middle of the image! This sentiment is also from the New Release and is called "Good Times". My Tag is decorated with papers from the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery collection. I added some leafy branches, tiny flowers, ribbon, Crystal Stickles and lace to decorate up this cutie!
Copics Used:
Moose: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, R22/ R24, R27, R29
Bird: R21, R22, R24, R29/ YG63, YG67
Raccoon: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R22

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of December!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Scrapbook Layout...Using Singing Crazy Birds!

Happy Monday, High Hopes Fans!
Carolina here, For today I am sharing an Scrapbook Layout using
  "Singing Crazy Birds" from  High Hopes Woodland Friend Release'

I am so excited to finally be able to share what I've been working
on for the last couple weeks with you guys!!! 

I started by gently distressing the edges of my DP with Tim Holtz Distress tool. Them used my favorite Distress ink Vintage photo, Diamond Stickles and pieces of white doily to embellish the edges.
I watercolor  my image with Gansai Tambi watercolors on a manila tag.
When the image was dry I fussy cut it leaving a small border. Them used ice stickles and mini
pom-pom to embellish those cute birds.

Here is a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Singing Crazy Birds Stamp from High Hopes, Early Espresso Cardstock, Candy Cane Lane DP from S.U, Brights Collection Buttons, Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Small Manila Tag, Basic Twine, Distress Tool, Vintage Photo, Mini Pom-Pom, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Ice and Diamond Stickles, Matte Multi Medium, White Doily and Glitter Sticker.

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hot chocolate

Happy Sunday!

Winter is coming and that means a lot of hot chocolate!! Mmmm...
Today I'd like to show you a card made with the adorable Frosty Friends -with hot chocolate ;)
The Maja Design papers fit perfecly with this stamp! I didn't know it had a chocolate theme, haha, I just loved the brown colours..

I also used the new sketch of the December challenge.

If you would like to join us with the monthly challenge, read all about it over HERE. There are 3 ways to win free High Hopes Stamps!!
But if you would like to order some stamps for Christmas, then visit the High Hopes site

Supplies used:
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Maja Design

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!