Archive | January 2020

Sweets for my Sooeet!!!


Valentine’s Day Is Almost Here!!! Who Wants Chocolate???

It’s Wednesday, and since Valentine’s Day is almost here, I thought I’d share this adorable little piggy called  Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! He sure does love his chocolate and so do I. LOL! I’m a choc-o-holic and so is my husband! I can give up many things, but not my chocolate. No way! LOL! And the sentiment Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) by High Hopes Rubber Stamps is the perfect fit for this card.

I decided to keep the card simple this week. I started off with a base of 5.5″ x 5.5″. I used double side tape and added the pretty heart ribbon to both the top and bottom of the card.

The die cuts for the main image are both from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fancy Frames. I edged around the large die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony to deepen the red. It was then attached to the card using 2 sided tape.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I left the die cut metal frame on while I coloured the image. Once, the coloured image was done, I was ready to add some clouds. To do this, I stamped the image again onto some Post-It paper and then cut it out to create a masked image. I layered this on top of the pig and Valentine’s boxes and then created the clouds in the background using various blues from Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink and a stencil that I created using Avery Elle – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock. I die cut the frame for the sentiment with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies out of red cardstock. Then I used the same red cardstock, which I had just cut the banner out of to use as a stencil to trace around my sentiment.  I then used the trace marks as a guide to cut the sentiment out, moving just slightly inwards from my tracing to create the inner banner. This allowed me to have a nice red frame around the sentiment.

To finish the card I popped up the coloured image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added a couple of hearts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Red and White Cardstock

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Miscellaneous: Kraftin Kimmie – Heart Krafty Dots, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Pig: R22, R20, R000, R00, E93, E44, E43, E41, E04, E37, E35, E34

Shirt: B18, B16, B14, B12, R29, R27, R24

Valentine boxes: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17, R14, C1, C0

Chocolate Wrappers: E37, E34, E29, E25, E23

Ground: E99, E97, E33, E31, E30

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Just A Note!


Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a new stamp set from KLM Digital Designs called Mailbox Greetings. These little country birds decided to make their home in someone’s mailbox and are enjoying the nice sunny weather. A lot of snow here still where I live, so it will be a while before we get to see some flowers blooming and some nice clear skies. LOL!

This stamp set would make a wonderful addition to your collection if you would just like to send a little thank-you to someone or just to write them a short note.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mailbox Greetings (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Gray Scale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Birds: E27, E25, E23, YR12, Sakura Glaze – Black

Sky: B91, B34, B28, B26, B24, B23, B12, B01, B00, BG70, Colorless Blender, Prismacolor Premier Pencil – White

Post: E47, E43, E35

Mailbox and Handle: C6, C4, C2, R39, R29, R27, R24

Nest Under Bird: Y23, Y11, E33, E30, E84

Grass and Leaves: G14, G09, G07, YG17, YG13, YG07

Flowers: V12, V09, V06, V04

Thank you and have a great week!

Year of the Rat – 2020


Hi Everyone! I’m sharing the card that I made this year, for the year of the Rat, for all of my Chinese friends and fellow co-workers. I couldn’t resist this adorable little mouse from Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom). For me it is a very special year, since I myself am a Metal Rat! YAY! I wish for everyone to have a healthy, prosperous and very happy year ahead!

Just showing a few here. I made 12 of them in total.  Decided to keep the design for this card very simple this year. There is also a little rat on the inside of the card as well. I used Google Translate to enter my sentiments on the inside.

My friends tell me that gold and red are very important in the Chinese culture. So this year, I used Red – Recollections Christmas cards for my base and then multiple stamps from Jaded Blossom for the main images and sentiments. Using my MISTI to get a nice clean image, I stamped the images with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Gold. Then I used a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to heat up the embossing powder. The final result is what you see above.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom)

Sentiments: Chinese New Year (Jaded Blossom) – Retired Stamp

Paper: Recollections – Christmas Cards and Envelopes Set

Ink: VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Detail – Gold

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Hope you like it and have a great year!

 

Nuts About You!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week at High Hopes Rubber Stamps love is in the air! LOL! This week, I used this adorable little elephant called  Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 for the main image and Nuts About You – F128 for the sentiment!

The card base is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4 inches on white cardstock. I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around the image only leaving a thin slice of white in a few areas. Where I had trimmed the paper closest to the image, I outlined it with black marker.

Next, after running scrap pieces of paper through my Xyron Create a Sticker, I die cut the heart border using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted. I also used the same die cut to cut out the big heart. Then I taped the metal die cut and the paper down onto a piece of cardboard so that I could colour the big heart and still leave a white border. Once the heart was coloured, I covered “about you” with some Scotch Tape and then stamped “I’m nuts”. I repeated the process only this time, I covered “I’m nuts” with the Scotch Tape and then stamped “about you” below it. Of course, I removed the tape each time before stamping.

I cut out the red contrasting paper and patterned paper with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

Now it was time to put it all together. I mounted the red rectangle directly onto the base. I mounted the patterned rectangle onto some white cardstock and used my cutter to create a thin white border all the way around it. Then, I popped up the rectangle, Ellie and the big heart with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, to finish it off, I added the border sticker to the bottom of the first rectangle and hearts that I created earlier.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nuts About You – F128 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R22, R20, R01, B00

Hearts: R29, R27, R24, R22

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Be My Valentine???


Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!!

Hi There! Katy the owner of KLM Digital Designs asked me to join her Design Team. YAY!

 

So today, I’m sharing my first creation that I made using several of KLM Digital Designs’ new stamps.

I decided to create a little love scene using Girl Window Gnome and Bouquet Gnome. The sentiment is from Cupid Gnome set. I thought these 2 little Gnomes made such an adorable couple and it looks like love is in the air. LOL!

I made the card on 5″ x 5″ red card base and then for the background, I die cut paper from 49 and Market – Tattered Garden using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I loved the way the paper resembled a building wall. Next I fussy cut around all of the images and sentiment and popped them up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. For the sentiment, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then placed it on the card.

For the final step, I used Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted to die cut Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 and then added the little hearts above the male Gnome.

Recipe for Card:

Stamps: Girl Window Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Bouquet Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiment: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, 49 and Market Tattered Garden – 6 x 6 Collection Pack, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Recollections – Cranberry

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cutttlebug

All images coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Gnome – Male

Beard: W3, W1, W0

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Shirt: B28, B26, B23

Pants: E27, E25, E23

Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4, C2

Flowers and Leaves: G17, G14, G07, R43, R34, R24, R20, N34, B21

Gnome – Female

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Inside Window and Frame: Y19, Y18, Y15, W3, W2, W1

Dress and Bows: B28, B26, B24, B23, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!!

You can also find more inspiration on KLM Digital Designs and KLM Digital Designs Facebook page.

 

And They Lived Happily Ever After!


It’s Wednesday, and I am back to share a wedding card with you. Love is in the air and who doesn’t love weddings? LOL! This week, I used Just Married – S070 for my main image and Lived Happily Ever After – G012 for the sentiment.

I decided to create a scene of the couple driving down the road as they are beginning their new journey as newlyweds. No worries, except a long open road and green pastures ahead.

To create the card I first stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut it out. Then I took a lead pencil and lightly drew in the lines for a road. I wanted the road to curve in order to imitate the couple going on a long journey. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. For the grass, I used various shades of green and then Copic Colourless blending solution and an old face cloth that had ridges on it. I added some of the blending solution to the cloth and lightly tapped it everywhere over the grass. I did this first as I didn’t want the solution to go over the main image.

After the image was all coloured in I mounted the image onto Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock and cut around it to make it square. Next I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up over the gold paper that I had die cut earlier using the same die cuts from My Creative Time.

The card is 6″ x 6″ AC White cardstock. I die cut K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 with Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120 and the ran the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station which enabled me to make stickers out of the die cuts. Then I mounted them on the card. I love the effect that they created. I also die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted using Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron – Create A Sticker first to make it easier to just peel off the backs for the hearts and place them on the card.

I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on top of the gold paper and then popped it up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Married – S070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lived Happily Ever After – G012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E49, E47, E45, E43, E29, E27, E25, E23

Skin: E11, E01, E00

Car: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24, C3, C1

Daisies and Leaves: Y08, G14, G09, G07, C0

Tires and Jacket: Black, W9, W7, W5

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG13, YG07. YG03

Road: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

Cans: R59, R37, R35, B26, B24, B23

Boot: E27, E25, E23

Shoe: B29, B23, B04, B02

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Hello My Friend


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Dreamerland released some brand new stamps in October 2019 and today, I’m sharing Hello My Friend (D19080) from the October Character release!

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic markers. Once it was all coloured, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border. I then added the final touch on the pom-poms with Stickles Pink and Stickles Aqua.

I used a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ white card for my base. I then cut the patterned paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5-1/4″ x 4″ , inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and mounted it onto the white base.

For the ovals I used the die cuts from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, to create the various layers. I used the same paper pad to cut the small oval. Miscellaneous scrap paper that I had for the second oval and white for the last oval. I popped up the first 2 ovals using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the largest oval and then mounted the large oval directly onto the base. Then, I popped up the image using the same 2 sided tape on the top oval.

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Cut around the sentiment and then mounted it onto card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

All edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough before mounting onto card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Hello My Friend (D19080) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, White Cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Girl 1:

Hair: E57, E55, E53, E50

Dress, Boots and Hat: BG57, BG34, BG32, BG11, BG000, Stickles – Aqua

Girl 2:

Dress 2, Boots and Hat: R59, R56, R34, R81, Stickles – Pink

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.