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Moo-rry Christmas!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas release is being celebrated this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base from Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards). I cut Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue paper to the size of 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″. The 3.5″ x 4.5″ background was cut from Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection. I inked around the edges of the base card and background image with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans. The sentiment was added to the base card using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. The ink was embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I applied the 2 cut pieces together using double-sided tape and then popped them onto the base using 3M  double-sided tape. I had some branches pre-punch from earlier from various green cardstock using my Martha Stuart – Branch punch. I applied liquid glue to the backs of each of the branches and applied them to the popped up background.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. For the hat trim and pop-pom, I used Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear and sprinkled on some WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and then repeated the process to give it more texture. The image was popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape and a few small Ranger Snowflakes were added. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to the snowflakes on the background and in the centres of the smaller snowflakes to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Chillin’ Charlie – TT049 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas – FDG002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue, Heartfelt Creations – Festive Winterscapes Collection

Die Cut: Martha Stuart – Branch punch

Embossing Powder: WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Ranger – Emboss It Pen Clear, Ranger Snowflake Glitter

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Santa Hat: R59, R37, R35, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff

Collar, Holly and Bell: G43, G29, G28, H 14, YG23, YG03, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

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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Thundering Rogue


Yo Ho Maties, today I’m sharing a Pirate card that I made using The Thundering Rogue – T053 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Yo Ho – H179 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image is perfect for a little boy’s card.

To make my CAS card today, I used AC White cardstock cut at 12″ x 6″ and then scored at 6″ to create a base of 6″ x 6″. Using double-sided tape I attached the background using Scrapberry’s – The Pirate’s Treasure paper. I thought it went perfectly with this image.

I stamped both the image and sentiment using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the images using Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut around the main images and coloured in the interior with Copic markers B97, B95 and BG11 to match the colours of the background. Using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the sentiment and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans. I added some Copic Opaque White to the tops of the ocean waves to give it that frothy texture.

To complete my card, I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and popped up both the image and sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  The Thundering Rogue – T053 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Yo Ho – H179 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Scrapberry’s – The Pirate’s Treasure (6×6 Paper Collection), AC White Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Ship and Masts: E25, E23, E21, E18, E15, E13, E11, Y19, Y17, Y08

Sails: C9, C7, C5, C3, R39, R37, R35, E41, E40, Colorless Blender

Waves: BG05, B16, B12, Copic Opaque White

Sky: B97, B95, BG11

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.

Happy Retirement Bros!


Sharing some cards that I made for my 2 brothers who both retired recently.

My older brother was a Fireman for many years and worked his way up to being a Captain. My younger brother worked for the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP) in various roles and became a Sergeant.  My brother in the OPP worked with forensics and we used to ask him how much of what we saw in TV shows was actually real. He thought it was amazing at how fast they could solve a crime and wishes it was that easy! LOL!

I am very happy for them both, but jealous at the same time. LOL!

I decided to make them both very simple cards and to do them both the same only changing the colours to match their professions. The red is for the fireman and the blue is for the police officer.

To make the cards I used various Tim Holtz inks to create my own background on a 5.25″ x 4.25″ background using the sentiment from Your Next Stamp –  Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709. Next I coloured in both of the images with Copic markers the same and then coloured in one background in various reds and the other in blues.

Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut  Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) – (Your Next Stamp) and then embossed the sentiment using the same stamp set as above. I then attached the image to the die cut and popped it up with some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

On the inside of the card, I used Your Next Stamp – Cool Tees – CYNS714 for the image and sentiment. Again I coloured up both images to represent their professions. Showing the inside of the 2 cards below.

Unfortunately, I still have to work for a little while longer! LOL! But, someday, my day for retirement will also come.

Congratulations to my 2 brothers, you both worked hard, sometime with long periods away from your families and and now you both deserve some time to enjoy life. Have fun!

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments: Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709 (Your Next Stamp), Cool Tees – CYNS714 (Your Next Stamp)

Die Cut: Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Barn Door, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, TIm Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Copic Markers for Colouring in images:

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Dog: E18, E17, E15, E13

Policeman background: B29, B28, B24

Fireman background: R59, R37, R35

Both of my brothers loved their cards and I hope that you do too!