Sunday, June 25, 2017

Personalized Crafty Case

              I have something a little different to share with you today - a way to use your stamps for something other then a card. 

I colour primarily with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and a couple of years ago I won this wonderful carrying case for them called a "Crafty Case". It has trays inside for me to put my markers in to take to crops or to a crafty friends place. 

Personalizing the case has been on my "to do" list since I got it but between lack of time and intimidation - I mean if I mess it up it's a permanent mess up - I haven't gotten it done ........until now.............



Any examples of personalizing this case have been by painting with acrylic paint. I used to do tole painting so this really wasn't too much of a stretch for me but it was still intimidating as you have to treat the heavy canvas before painting and after. 

I decided to hand embroider one of my favourite High Hopes Rubber Stamps images - yup - crazy! I wasn't sure how to get my image on to the case......so I held my breath, grabbed my trusty Memento Tuxedo Black ink and held my breath! 

It worked! and I didn't need any drying time in between. All of the stitching is done with a full skein of embroidery floss. If I had it to do over again, I would only use half a skein for the smaller areas - I think that would be my only "tip" for this type of project. Oh and to use a "darning" needle when embroidering on a thick material - a regular sewing needle would have broken with the first couple stitches. 

My fingers and thumb may never be the same from poking a needle through this thick canvas so many times and of course there are a few things I would change.....but overall I am happy with my decision and the end result! 

I hope you have enjoyed my "Something Different" post. Have a fantastic day! 




Thanks a melon!

Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to show you a Thank-you card.
I've made the card with the cute Summer Sweetness and the sentiment that goes along with it: Thanks a Melon.


Supplies used: 
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Prima Marketing Jack & Jill Beach Party (2011)
Other: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, doily, chrocheted watermelon

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You still have time to play along with our Monthly challenge at High Hopes Stamps, it's an easy one this month: Anything Goes!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friends forever! -- High Hopes stamps!!

Hi there and happy Saturday. 
I'm  back today to share a little 
card I'm sending to a special friend.

These gals are holding mini
flags and having a bit of Summer  fun.
My first thought was to create a red/white and red white and blue card themed card. I changed my mind and decided on a Summer scene. Just two gals loving their countries and enjoying the day!
Coloured with Copic  markers, 
fussy cut along with added die cut flowers that have been airbrushed with Copics.
Thanks for peeking♥♥♥♡♡♡♥

Friday, June 23, 2017

You Got This!

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I am so lame today!
I posted this card on my blog this morning but totally forgot to post it here...so...I apologize for the late post!

I have a fun and sassy card to share with you today.
I made this for one of the girls at work who moved to another department in the company.



I colored her with Prisma color pencils and blended the color with gamsol and blending stumps.
(Orange, spring green, majenta, light umber, pink, blue, canary yellow)


The sentiment is Don't Worry.
The paper is Doodle Bug Designs.

The ribbon is Creative Impressions.


I hope you enjoyed my card today.

We appreciate you stopping by to check out our inspiration!




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tea-Riffic Day

I am having some fun today on my blog with "Tea Angels". 

I personally am a coffee drinker - yes I need a support group for that - but I will drink Camomile tea with honey when I'm sick with a cold or sore throat. 

These cuties sure remind me of two little girls playing dress up and having a tea party! 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched oval die and backing with a scallop die cut from matching cardstock. 
A fun paper doily was added in the background - I feel like they are having a tea party so a doily is perfect! 
The sentiment was stamped with my Misti, cut out and mounted on matching cardstock. Some glittery Stickles on their wings, sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Tea Angels - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Tea-riffic Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: stash
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiIcicle Stickles, stitched oval die - YNS, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - Galena, Scalloped Oval die - Spellbinders, doily - stash 

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 GY1 AP1 AP2 AP4 1G1 1G3 1G EB6 EB3 EB5 DG2 DG4 FS6 CR3 FS8


 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: June Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Clarabelle and Riley - Friends for Heifer!

Howdy - MichelleO here today  -

Friends for Heifer!! Sometimes you just need a hug from that friend that loves you unconditionally. Clarabelle and Riley are just those friends.



Aren't they just too cute? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edge with Rangers Distress Ink. I found scrap papers from My Minds Eye in my stash and loved how they all had that country feel to them. So I layered them on a white card stock base and sewed all the layers down with a straight stitch.

My sentiment that is fabulous "Friends for Heifer!" is stamped directly on the pattern paper. With a few enamel dots for embellishments it is all finished off perfectly.

My copic colors used -


Now I am having just too much fun digging through old favorites at High Hopes Stamps. Have you surfed through their full website of fabulous images? You must! Get there quick HERE and see all the fun!

Thanks so much for looking!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hannah's Heart!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
The theme for June over on the High Hopes Blog is "Anything Goes"! This sweet girl hasn't seen the light of day for awhile and I thought it was high time to ink her up and have some fun! Meet "Hannah's Heart"! This little sweetheart is so versatile! Think love, friendship, Valentine's Day, Get well or even for the special little girl!
For this card I decided to use paper from the Carta Bella's Flora No 1 collection! I love all the white space and the scallop stitched border on this card. I added a bit of lilac twine and some tickles for a touch of bling.
On the inside I cut one of the little cards out of the paper collection and added the "Sending Smiles" sentiment.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Hearts: R32, R35, R37
Shadows: W0, BG000

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Supplies: