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Birthday Belle!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a CAS card featuring Birthday Belle – T076 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sweet sentiment Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Our birthday girl this week isn’t too keen on having another birthday to remind her how old she is, but she is still having fun blowing out all of the candles. LOL! I decided to colour her outfit and cake pink, because I remember how much my grandmother loved that colour.

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out die and my Cutttlebug were used to cut out the main coloured image and the hot pink background paper.

For the base card I cut some yellow cardstock 10″ long by 5″ high. It was then scored and folded in half to be 5″ x 5″. All of the edges for the base card and die-cuts were then inked around using the various Tim Holtz Distress inks listed below. I mounted the hot pink cardstock directly to the base using double-sided tape. Then the main image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to finish it off, I used some crafty dots by Crafts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Birthday Belle – T076 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Bummer – H263 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Pink Cardstock, Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Crafts Stickers – 02-3010802

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin,Lips and Eyeshadow: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, YG09, YG06, YG03

Hair: N5, N3, N1

Blouse and Cake Icing and Earring Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000

Cake Flowers, Leaves and Trim : G17, G14, G07, Y38, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG32, BG13, BG10

Balloons: BG34, BG18, BG15, BG10, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, Y38, Y19, Y04, Y00

Candles: BG34, BG13, BG10, YR14, Y19, Y04, Y00

Hat: RV09, RV06, RV02, BG34, BG10

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.

 

Witchy Poo’s Happy Hallowe’en!!!


It’s Wednesday, and Sitting Witchy Poo from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) is back again to celebrate a Happy Hallowe’en and wondering what to do with all her candy.  My husband and I just LOVE Hallowe’en! We try to decorate our yard every year for the little ghosts and goblins who come to visit and we give out lots and lots of candy. Our front lawn gets turned into a grave yard for a day with spooky black cats, crows, skeletons, and more. On the porch we put out all of the animated little toys and of course the talking skeletons playing poker at the Bistro table. LOL! The children just love it and so do the parents! LOL!

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it with Copic Markers listed below. I fussy cut around Witchy Poo leaving just a little bit of white around the top of her body, but going directly to the line for the bottom of her. Flag Banner Dies from Craftin’ Desert Diva’s (restired) were used for the die cut and then the sentiment was stamped onto it. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin was applied around the edges to create a frame around the orange cardstock.

To create the background, Pebbles – Boo! paper was used. I wanted to add something a little extra so I pulled out my Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons Stencil and applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple! I just love the way it turned out. The bottom piece of cardstock was cut at 1″ x 5.5″. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot was used to go around all of the edges of the top and bottom piece.

Once everything was dry my card was ready to be assembled. I began with a standard white card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I mounted the coloured circles and bats cut at the same size directly on top of the base with 2-sided tape. I did the same with the candy on the very bottom. The image and the sentiment were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Finally, to cover some of my paste boo-boos, I added in some candy corn from Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sitting Witchy Poo – S151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween – H232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm), Orange cardstock, White Cardstock

Die Cut: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Bats and Moons

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Amethyst Purple, Dress My Craft – Dessert Mix

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat, Blouse, Pantaloons: V17, V09, V06, V04

Vest, Dress and Hat Band: YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00

Socks: YR18, YR15, YR12, YG09, YG07

Shoes: V17, V09, V06, V04, N6, N4, N2, E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Star: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Happy Trick or Treating!


It’s Wednesday, and today I’m sharing a CAS card using Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Witchy Poo and Kitty are looking out to see all of the wonderful little trick or treaters coming to visit them for their treats! What are you dressing up as this year?

To make the card, I started with a 5.5″ x 4.25″ cards base. My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″ was cut to the same size and adhered to the base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain ink was used to edge across the bottom of the card. The image was stamped and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and then used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

The sentiment was stamped and then die cut with Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin and a black marker were used to ink all of the 4 sides of the sentiment.

The coloured image and sentiment were popped up onto the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some stickers were add for embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy Poo with Kitty Frame – P120 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Trick or Treat Greeting – H231 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye – Dolled Up – 6″ x 6″, Orange Cardstock

Die Cut: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Hallowe’en Stickers – HCM0001F, HCM0001C, HCM0001A, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat and Dress: V25, V17, V15, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR65, YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen for Swirls

Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, YG09, YG07, YG03, Y02, R22, R02, R00

Moon and Stars: V17, V15, V09, V06, V04

Window Background: E15, Y38, Y35, Y15, Y06

Window Frame: E29, E25, E23

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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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Stuffed with Love


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. The turkey is hiding behind the angel bear for protection from becoming captured. He doesn’t want to become someone’s Thanksgiving Dinner. The crows are shrugging their shoulders, because they are just not sure what’s going to happen! Let’s hope this little angel bear can protect him. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. The base background was also cut at 5.5″ x 5.5″ using PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper. The added touches at the top and bottom are also from the same paper pad.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers. It was coloured in with Copic Markers and Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used for the eyes and nose. The layer behind the image was die cut from green cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The sentiment square was die cut using orange cardstock and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. The image and sentiment were popped up on top of the remaining layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots were added to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Angel Bear Scarecrow – T110 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Scarecrows Stuffed – H087 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper 6″ x 6″, Green Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie Dots, Sakura Glaze – Black

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R21, R02, R01

Wings: E53, E51, E50

Shirt: YG67, YG61, R37, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Bow Tie, Patch, Hat Brim: R59, R37, R35, R24

Turkey: E35, E34, E33, E31, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR02, R59, R37, R24, Y38, Y18

Pumpkin and Stem: YR18, YR16, YR12

Straw: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

Crows: C9, C7, C5, Y38, Y18

Flower: Y38, Y35, Y18, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Grass and Greenery for Plants: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Clouds and Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

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.

 

Witchy Poo and Crew!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Boo Crew In Frame – P121 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Black Sewing Thread, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: V17, RV04, YG23, YR02, RV93

Hat and Dress: V09, V06, V04, YR18, YR15, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bat: W7, W5, W3, W1, R22, R20

Ghost: C2, C0, Colourless Blender, R22, R20

Bow: YG13, YG11, YG09

Wood Frame: E39, E37, E35, E33

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00

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.

 

Froggy’s Hallowe’en


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Froggy Candy Label S157 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). He’s using his wand to make some yummy Hallowe’en candy for everyone! What is your favourite candy? Mine is Smarties.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Froggy Candy Label S157 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiments: Pebbles – Tricks and Treats (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm)

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

Ribbon: Decorative Ribbon – 07-3018478

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Frog: BG99, YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, Colorless Blender

Hat: V25, V17, V09

Spider: W7, W5, W3, W1, Y18, Y06

Candy Corn: YR09, YR04, Y19

Circles: YR12, YR09, YR04, YG17, YG06, YG03

Night Sky: BV17, BV08, BV04, BV02

Candy Wall: V09, V06, V04, V01

Stars: Y18, Y15, Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Firefly, Wink of Stella – Clear

Stripes: YR16, BV29, Y38, Y35

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Fright Night! Beware!!!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Monty Q109  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

I thought it would be fun to make him come out of a scary forest with the full moon behind him. I darkened the Birch trees in the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke so that it would look like they were further in the background. Hallowe’en is coming and Monty is ready for a frightfully good time! Beware!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Monty Q109 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hallowe’en Rub-on from my craft stash, Stampendous – Class a’ peel stickers

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Background: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Seedless Preserves, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Marian Design – Swedish Winter – 8.25″ x 6″, Canson Watercolor – Cold Press – 140 lb. (300 g)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Die Cuts: Joy Crafts – Winter Wishes Birch Trees – 60020928, Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Birch Tree Forest – FRA10034, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Monty: E53, E51, E50, E49, E44, E29, E27, E23, E37, E35, E34, E33, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Witchy Poo Hallowe’en


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Hallowe’en.  This week, I used Witchy Poo with Kitty S145 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and decided she would make a great bookmark. Witchy Poo is all dressed up in her finest and ready for all of the little trick or treaters coming to visit. Kitty wasn’t overly excited but he’ll be participating too! LOL!

I decided to make it a spooky night sky for the background and added in stars with some Glitter Ink and Hologaphic Embossing. I also drew in the moon and clouds.

Lastly, to finish it off, I used some rub-ons that I had in my craft stash.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy Poo with Kitty S145 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Die Cut: Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: BG96, BG93, BG90, YG23, G40

Hair: V17, RV04, YG23, YR02, RV93

Hat and Dress: V09, V06, V04, YR18, YR15

Pantaloons: YG09, YG07, YG03

Socks: V06, V04, YR18, YR15, YG07, YG03

Shoes: V09, V06, V04, N4, N6

Cat: C10, C8, C6, C5

Night Sky: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, VersaMarker, Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Stardust Clear Glittering Gel Ink

Moon: Y000, Y11

Clouds: W3, W1, W00

Ground: E39, E33, E31

 

Hope you like it and have a spooktacular 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.

 

Happy Hallowe’en 2017


Happy Hallowe’en Everybody!

Sharing a card that I made using Polkadoodles – digital stamp Winnie Wednesday Witch and a mixture of Hampton Arts Hallowe’en stamps, stamped with Memento Ink using my Misti.

Here is a close-up of Winnie.

I used Copic markers to colour the images.

Embossed the background paper with Cuttlebug – Seeing Spots and then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet on the raised edges.

Background paper – Doodlebug Design Inc. – Hallowe’en Parade (6 in. x 6 in.)

Used my Cricut – Explore to cut out the “Happy Hallowe’en”.

Here is the inside of the card.

 

Hope you like it!

Entered into Polkadoodles contest located here: https://digichoosday.blogspot.ca/?mc_cid=e98d3e5725&mc_eid=0962f9b5f2

 

 

 

Boo’s Hallowe’en Card to Vet 2016


Hi There,

For those of you that follow me, you all know that I have a cat named “Boo”.  She was a rescue cat and we were so lucky to get her. She was 6.5 years old at the time and is now a little over 13 years old. We love her sooo much! She turned out to be extremely loveable and we couldn’t be happier with her!

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Since her name was “Boo” we didn’t change it and I made a card for the vet from her for Hallowe’en. How could I not?? She was the perfect Hallowe’en cat. LOL! As a result, it is now a tradition for me to make cards for the vet and his staff for all of the special holidays and occasions from “Boo”.

This is the card that I made for this year.

The front of the card is made using stamps from Hampton Art Clear Stamps and Recollections Clear Stamps.

Background papers are from Pebbles – Tricks and Treats – 6 x 6 Paper pad.

Sentiment is from Cricut – Autumn Celebrations – Happy Halloween #M38C94 and  My Creative Time – Too Cute to Spook.

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This inside was made using .svg cuts from Marjorie Ann Designs \ Kristi W. Designs – Scaredy Cats and Little Scraps of Heaven “Boo Ghost”.

boo2016-halloweeninside

Here are some close-ups:

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On the back of the card,  I used an svg from Miss Kate Cuttables called “witch-in-moon-10-25-16”.

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Hope you like it! Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

Happy Hallowe’en Witch and Cauldron


Happy Hallowe’en!

Sharing a Hallowe’en card that I made using a digi stamp from Kenny K Stamps called “Spell Caster Digi Stamp Set” Halloween digi stamps by KennyK Stamps“. Sentiment is also from Kenny K Stamps (“Halloween Sassy Sentiments” digi stamps by KennyK Stamps”). I had entered into a contest and was one of the winners for the caption below. As a result, I won the image and the full set of captions from Kenny K Stamps. YAY!

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Used PrismaColor Premier Pencils to colour the image. Also used some Gamsol on the background.

For her skirt I used Sakura Glaze – Black.

My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out was used to cut out the image. Background papers are from Doodlebug Design Inc. – Halloween Parade – 6 x 6 paper pad double-sided cardstock.

 

Entering into contest on Club Kenny K as well. 31 Days of Halloween: Challenge #4 – Something Wicked.

Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

 

 

 

Hallowe’en 2015


Happy Hallowe’en 2015

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This is my card for the vet this year from our black cat “Boo”. For each occasion the vet and staff get a new card from “Boo”.

Hallowe’en is our favourite though.

The black cats and caption “Don’t be a Scaredy Cat” are from the set “Don’t be a Scaredy Cat” by Too Cute by Jessica – Jessica Owens 2014.

I fell in love with set as soon as I saw it.

The word “Boo” was a weekly freebie from “Treasure Box Designs”.

The “Happy Hallowe’en” sentiment on the inside of the card is from Cricut Cartridge “Phrases”.

The following stamps:

Lamp post and sign, ghost, mummy, little spiders and “Trick or Treat” sentiment are all from “My Creative Time – Too Cute to Spook” Stamp and Die set.

Coloured in the mummy’s face with PrismaColor Premier pencils and the used Gamsol for shading. On the pumpkins and “Boo” title, I outlined everything with chalk.

All svg files were cut using my Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Studio.

Patterned paper is from “doodlebug design inc. – 6 x 6 paper pad – Halloween parade”.

Happy early Hallowe’en everyone!