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Have A Purr-fect Day!


Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Kitty’s Perch – TLF021 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Pawsitively – G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This happy little kitty is having a great day exploring and has taken some time out to wish you a “Pawsitively Purr-fect Day”!! Hopefully, he puts a little smile on your face!

For my card this week, I began with a white base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut some Recollections – Green cardstock the same size and adhered it directly on the front of the base. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set using the various dies to create the layers using both the base green cardstock and also Recollections – Petite Floral. I adhered the next to layers directly to the base. Then popped up the last 2 layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The image was coloured with Copic markers and was stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment as well, then I cut it to size and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it directly over the 2nd layer. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added some Craft- Rhinestone Stickers over the flowered background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Kitty’s Perch – TLF021  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Pawsitively – G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craft – Rhinestone Stickers, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty’s Fur: E95, R22, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, Prismacolor Premier Pencils – PC935 – Black and PC1056 – 70% Warm Grey

Collar: R59, R39, R37

Garbage Can: C3, G28, G19, G07, G05, YG67, YG09

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: Stampin’ Up – Whisper White ink and Q-Tip

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.

 

Hang in There!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I thought I’d make an inspirational card to share with you using Raggedy Ann-ouncement – R044 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Hang In There – D278 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I created the background on Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock using various stencils, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes and Tim Holtz inks which I have listed below. I thought the sun rays reflected a ray of hope for everyone and I hope that we will all be seeing better days soon. Once the background was finished, I used 2 sided tape and mounted it onto the base card.

I stamped the image  and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in the main image with Copic markers. I ran the coloured image through my Brother Scan and Cut to create a slim border around it and then went around the edges with Y06 – Yellow and YG25 – Celadon Green to make it blend into the background. Lastly, I popped up the image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and created a small shadow below Raggedy Ann.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Raggedy Ann-ouncement – R044  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hang In There – D278 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst, Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cut dies (Made into Stencil), Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 2

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: R35, R17, R14, R08

Dress: R59, R37, R35

Patch: B52, B41, B12

Apron and Socks: C-2, C-1, C-0

Shoes: C10, C8, C5, C3

Sign: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30

Shadow below feet: YG25, YG06, YG03

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.

 

Sunny Days Ahead


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I searched to find colours that represented each word going around the image and found the following: Faith – Pink, Courage – Red, Hope – Blue and Victory – Purple and so this is how I coloured this image. I believe these words speak for themselves and in the days to come, we will all see the sun shining brighter days upon us all.

The card base is 5″ x 5″. I layered each of the papers and coloured image on black cardstock to pop the colours. I chose the paper of the children holding hands to represent the day when we can all get back to normal and hold hands and play together with our loved ones again. The chain link patterned paper represents how we are all linked together in doing our part to stay strong and healthy, and to give each other the hope, faith and courage to be victorious in the sunny days ahead. I popped up the final layer with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added in some black pop dots to complete this card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lauderdale – BasicGrey, Life of the Party – BasicGrey

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sky: B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sun: Y38, Y35, Y08, R22, R20, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bug: Y17, BG000, BV000, Clear – Wink of Stella

Frog: G07

Flowers: V06, V04

Hope: B24, B23, B21

Victory: BV02, BV01, BV00

Faith: R85, R83, R81

Courage: R37, R27, R24

Corners: G07, YG13, V06, V04, Y38, Y35

Hope everyone stays healthy and safe and I hope you like this week’s card.

Have a fantastic week!

Here’s something else to brighten your day!!!

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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.

 

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!


It’s Wednesday, and I’m back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant – Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the “o” in “Love” and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant – Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

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.

There is no better time to do a little shopping over at the High Hopes Stamps website store!! As there is a sale going on! click HERE to

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True Friends!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! I fell in love with this beautiful image as soon as I saw it. I found this stamp to be so peaceful and serene and I love the sentiment that KLM Digital Designs created to go along with it.

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I found this is the best print setting so that your ink won’t smear when you start colouring. I die-cut the image with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and coloured it in using Copic markers. Next I mounted the image onto some purple cardstock and left a small border all around it. I cut the sentiment and did the same.

To complete the card, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and used double-sided tape to mount the background paper from K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical. I popped up the image and sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and add some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical, Purple and White cardstock

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

Tools: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: W5, W3, W1, W0, RV32, R20, R11

Tulips, Leaves and Stems: G28, G24, G21, G12, V17, V15, V12, V01

Butterfly: E23, Y08, YR16, YR14, YR12

Background: B70, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM DesignsKLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Somebunny Loves You


Hi Dreamerland Fans!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using a new release stamp from Dreamerland Crafts called I Believe in Love.  I decided to make this an inspirational card because I loved the way the little girl was hugging her bunny with such affection.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black. Then the image was coloured in with Copic markers. For the background I used Canson Watercolour Paper and first layered the grass area with multiple Tim Holtz green shades of ink listed below and then the sky with Tim Holtz blue shades of ink. Lastly, to finish the grass, I used a Rake brush and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and some water. For the clouds in the sky, I used a cotton ball, cotton swab and some water. Lastly I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Card Recipe

Stamp: I Believe in Love (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Make Special Cards – February 2019 – Issue 16

Paper: Canson Watercolour Paper, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Sweater \ Bow in Hair: V09, V06, V04, V01

Sweater Pattern \ Tights: BG57, BG49, BG45

Pants: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Boots: E55, E53, E51, E50, E25, E42, E41, E40

Bunny: R02, R20, C-3, C-2, C-1, Colourless Blender

Grass: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Lucky Clover, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, 1/2 Loew-Cornell 7120 Rake Brush

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Stencil: Memory Box Designer Stecil – Frame Love, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you back soon!

Best Friends Fur-Ever!


Welcome Dreamerland Crafts Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using a stamp from the new release called Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts). I really love this new stamp and thought it would be great for not only a birthday card, but also an inspirational one as well.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. I drew the little flowers on her dress to give it some character.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiments: Your Next Stamp – Photo Booth, Your Next Stamp – Paw-some Pets

Paper: Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., Creative Memories – Secret Garden Double Sided – 12 x 12 in., Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aqua Cardstock

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, VersaMark ink

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

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Dress: V06, V05, V04, V01, BG57

Puppy: E37, E35, E33, E31

Grass: G17, G14, G07, YG23, YG14, YG11, Rubbing Alcohol and piece of Terry Cloth for texture.

Sky: B000, B00

 

Congratulations from the Cat Lady!


Welcome OCS Fans!

Hi Everyone! Sharing a card that I made for a colleague that left to pursue his career at another company. I thought this image was perfect for congratulating him from me, because at work they know how much I love cats and I’m older than most of my teammates! LOL!

The stamp that I used is called Online Olive  by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

 

 

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Online Olive (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Coloured in with the Copic Markers Listed Below:

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

Hair: E50, E44, Y26, YR21

Shirt and Slippers: V09, V06, V04, V000

Pants and Mug: B29, B28, B26, B24

Chair: B06, B04, B02, C5, C3, C1

Computer, Monitor, Keyboard: C5, C3, C1

Desk: E18, E5, E13, E11

Cat: W9, W7, W5, R02, R20, Sakura Glaze – Black Sakura Glaze – Black

Lightning Rods: Y02

Floor and smoke coming out of computer: N2, N1, N0

Wall: B00

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


 

 

Congratulations and Best Wishes


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for a lady at my workplace. She is going to be starting a new job and I thought it would be nice to wish her well. She was a super nice young woman and she will be missed. I wish her the best of luck!

For the front of the card, I created my own background using various Tim Holtz Ranger inks. I added a little bit of water and created a splatter background onto watercolour paper and then heat set it.

The image was from a former Kit and Clowder August 2016 Pencils monthly class using La La Land Crafts – Marci with Camera.

On the inside I created a little scene using stamps and embossing folder called Safari Friends which came free with Papercraft Essentials #145. Used Memento – Tuxedo Black and MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to stamp the images. Coloured in with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Die cuts from: PaperCrafter Today which also came free with their magazine.

Hope you like it!

Ula Be Strong


Hi There,

Sharing an inspirational card that I made for a friend using Polkadoodles  – Ula Be Strong and Sentiment.

 

Coloured the image using Copic markers.

Border for sentiment is from Polkadoodles – Lavender Tea digital bundle CD which I overlaid the sentiment onto, printed out and then fussy cut around.

Die Cuts – Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Ovals.

Edging – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Shaded Lilac.

Background paper – Forever in Time – SP344-08 – Tea Time.

Hope you like it!

Also entered into Polkadoodles challenge – https://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/

 

Polkadoodles – Ula Don’t Listen


Sharing the first of a series of inspirational cards that I am making from the Ula series from Polkadoodles.

The first image is from Polkadoodles – Ula Don’t Listen and the sentiment is from Polkadooles – Ula Be Strong.

Printed image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic markers.

Here is a close-up.

Background from Polkadoodles – Helga Hippo Paper Heaven 1

Hope you like it!

Entered into https://digichoosday.blogspot.ca/ – Polkadoodles Challenge

 

YAY! I made top 3 for Week 26 at Polkadoodles.