Sunday, December 31, 2017

Goodbye 2017!!

Happy Sunday!! 

The last Sunday of this year.. well actually.. the last DAY of this year!! And what a year it has been!! 
I enjoyed all the things that were created using High Hopes Stamps!! Thanks to everyone who has inspired me! 

This card for today insprires me to look forward to the new year to come! Like Moses and the animals there is always a new beginning somewhere. It hasn't have to be tomorrow on January 1st, but anytime is a good time to start a new, fresh beginning!! 

My good intentions for the new year is to use my current stash (and buy no more stuff, haha!), I also would like to lose some weight, spend more time with my kids (and not being distracted by social media).


Supplies used: Noah's Portret, Magnolia dessinpaper clouds, cloud dies, alphabet dies, Bazzill white and black paper, Nuova glitters,  Copics:


Wishing you all a happy New Years Eve and be carefull with fireworks!! 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pink Christmas

 Hello and happy last Saturday of the year! I've created a 
pink Christmas CAS (clean and simple) card using ...
 I decided to create a clean design using lots of white space along with pink and gold 
details too. 
The  trees are coloured using a fine felt pen, gold stickles and glossy accents.  
I added the sentiment that was stamped in a raspberry distress ink and pop dotted 
for extra dimension. 
There is still time to join our monthly challenge. This month is "Winter JoyYou will have the chance to win 2 Free  High Hopes Stamp.  

Friday, December 29, 2017

Accordion Penguin

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Today I am showcasing some of the cute penguins from the last release, Winter Joy because I wanted to make sure you realized how amazingly versatile these little guys are!

I created an accordian card using the Elizabeth Craft Circle Accordion Album die set.


The first penguin is Penguin Earmuffs.
The sentiment is Celebrate Joys.


The second penguin is Penguin Party and the last penguin is Chilly Penguin.


These stamps are great for so many occasions.
If you haven't gotten them yet you'll want to grab them!

I hope you enjoyed today's fun card!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper fans! I can't believe this year is coming to a close in just a few days! 
My final post for this year features "Party Penguin" from the Winter Joy release. 

How fun is this little guy going to his New Year's party with his balloons and favourite snack!! He would be perfect for a winter birthday card too! 



The card layout I chose for this stamp is a little more simple then I usually do - it was soo fun to do a more CAS style card! 
This cutie is coloured with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut leaving a bit of a white edge and popped him up with pop dots. The balloons and candy have clear sparkle marker on them and are very sparkly! Once I was done with my image, I cut my patterned paper pieces to size and stamped my sentiment. I stamped some fun party confetti on my background paper and added a few sequins for some extra sparkle. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Party Penguin - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy New Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Party Patterns - MFT, Water Colour Washes - Lawn Fawn
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, 3D foam dots - Forever In Time, Mini Party Confetti stamp - Your Next Stamp, Pumpkin Pie ink - Stampin' Up, sequins, Crystal Stickles, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 GB5 AP1 AP3 AP2 CG1 LV1
Copics: B02 B04 B06
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Penguin Party

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have been celebrating with another new little penguin from High Hopes Stamps. And this little guy is ready to head to any party! This is the new Penguin Party


Sweet little penguin isn't he? I colored with my Copics, and found a piece of Docraft Papermania Lucy Cromwell papers. Fun little flags - I matched up with a white card stock base and light blue card stock for a mat. Pink card stock for the mat on the image, then I found the EK Success punch of cupcakes... now cupcakes are just perfect for a party don't you think? I used a die cut of "happy birthday" and then added some Enamel Dots for the tops of the cupcakes. A fun little birthday card for a friend right?

Copic colors used -

Such fun images at High Hopes Stamps! To see them all click HERE and visit the web site and fill up a cart! I bet you find a whole bunch you fall for!

Thanks so much!



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Penguin Family!

Howdy and Happy Boxing Day!
Just popping in quick before I battle the shopping deals to share this cute Winter themed card with you! This is the adorable "Penguin Family Igloo" from High Hopes Stamps!
Today's paper is just from my stash, trying to use up some of my bits and pieces but they all went together perfectly! I used Liquid Appliqué and Crystal tickles for a bit of dimension. And of course had to use my favourite embellishment.... enamel dots! 
On the decorated inside I used the High Hopes sentiment called "Have An Ice Day".
Copics Used:
C1, C4, C6, C8, C9
R24, R27, R29
YR07, YR21, YT23, YR27
W0, W2

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Now onto the New Year!
Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, December 25, 2017

No Peeking, Poking or Shaking Tags!



Merry Christmas friends,
The day is finally here, and I'm sure many of us are still completing last minute projects. I am still creating last minute tags for my bakes and handmade gifts.

Today I am using Chilly Penguin and for the sentiment No Peeking, Poking or Shaking from High Hopes Stamps 

To created this tag, I stamped this adorable image with black archival ink and used my Prismacolor pencils. I added in a stitched oval die and layered with a second larger stitched oval die. Paper from Pebbles "Home For Christmas" To finish my tag I used a couple mini gold bells, ribbons and threads from my stash.

Here is the back!
That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.
There is still time to join our monthly challenge. This month is "Winter JoyYou will have the chance to win 2 Free  High Hopes Stamp.  

Thanks for stopping by,
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Winter birthday

Happy Sunday!

Last day before Christmas, so in stead of a Christmas card, I am making a winter birthday card today!
I've used the Penguin Friends Stamp. 


The Copics I used:



The happy sentiment is a die from Lawn Fawn and the birthday sentiment is particial from Raggedy's birthday.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great GREAT Christmas!

Hugs, Alie Venema

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas shaker card

Only a few more sleeps until the big day!!!!
 Today's creation is made with..
 A little shaker card was created using a confetti die and beads. Christmas plaid ribbon, a large button, frame and sentiment banner were added to the design.
There is still time to join our monthly challenge. This month is "Winter JoyYou will have the chance to win 2 Free  High Hopes Stamp.  

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Today I am sharing a card for the next holiday!
No...NOT Christmas...because I am confident that you are all ready for that holiday!

If you are looking for a fun image for New Years You might want to consider getting


This is such an adorable image for wishing your friends a Happy New Year!

I colored the image with Prisma Pencils (Peach, Violet, silver, chocolate) and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.


The sentiment is Happy New Year.

I also used the snowflake background.



The ribbon is May Arts.
The clock embelishment is The Paper Studio.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Cheer All Year

It is only 4 days until Christmas but I had to make one last Christmas card to share with you.
I made this card with all of you in mind, our High Hopes Fans, my fellow design team members and blog followers.

My wish for all of you is health, happiness and holiday cheer to last all year. I'm looking forward to another year of fun and sharing cards and projects. Merry Christmas to you!




I coloured my card with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it. I love some bling and glitter on my Christmas cards so I added some glittery snow and Nuvo glitter drops to the "yard", house and sky. I cut out a fun frame totally by accident to be honest <wink> but that is a story for another day and added it behind my image. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die. Some matching ribbon and my favourite - gumdrops - finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gingerbread House In Heart - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Holiday All Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingerbread Cottage - Craft Smith 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Aleene's glitter snow, White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, stitched border die trio - Whimsy Stamps, Stitched square die - Your Next Stamp, ribbon - Stampin' Up, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB3 MB4 YG1 YG3 CR7 DR6 LY1 LY3 
Copics: RV11 RV32 RV34 B00 B04
                                            
                                
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

                                                  
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Chilly Penguin

Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I am having fun with another High Hopes Stamps new image and fun little Christmas Card. "Chilly Penguin" is too precious don't you think?



Such a sweet little penguin. I found a fun Candy Cane scrap of paper and colored my penguin to match him. (Copic Colors Below) I cut out with a circle Spellbinders Nestie and then matted with the same red card stock. After seeing the circles I decided that it was the perfect circles to create an ornament. I cut a topper, added some silver and then hand drew a hanger on the top. The layers of paper are all sewn together with a zig zag stitch. And then a little "Penguin Greetings" that is perfect with the cute little penguin.

The Copic colors used -


There are so many fun image at High Hopes Stamps - Pop over to the store HERE


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Winter Wonderland!

Hi HH Friends!
I'm popping in today to share with you this card using the High Hopes "Snowman Flakes 4 U" image! I just love the little scene and the friendship between the snowman and the cardinal!
My paper today is from the Bo Bunny "Powder Mountain" 6x6 collection. I also used the Impression Obsession Birch Trees die to add a bit of interest and inked all the edges of my card with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Winter Wonderland".
Copics Used:
B21, B23, B24, B26
E43, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, E53
N1, N5, N7, N9
R24, R27, R29
BG93, BG95, BG99
YR07, B000

You can find all of the Adorable images from the New Relase "Winter Joy" at:

Since I won't have another post before the "Big Day", I just want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas, a Happy Holiday Season and all the best for a Great New Year in 2018!!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Penguin Tags!

Hello Friends,
Only 8 days until Christmas day...how excited and stressful for some of us? No worries I bring to you some fun tags easy to created! For my tags I have used a couple stamps from High Hopes Stamps *New Winter Joy Release!

The stamps I'm using are Happy Penguin and Winter Evergreen 
I stamped my images with Tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers, them my favorite part fussy cut it. Used diamond stickles and a white pen on my penguin images.

I used Lawn Fawn Tag die to cut the tags. Also cut another set but this time I used pattern paper from A.C. To finish this cute tags I added gold sequins, white/red baker's twine and candy cane-flat button.

Here is a close up!
That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.
There is still time to join our monthly challenge. This month is "Winter JoyYou will have the chance to win 2 Free  High Hopes Stamp.  



Thanks for stopping by,
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.
There is a New High Hopes Challenge this month! Click Here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Hugs

Happy Sunday!!

It's time for a late Christmas card. I've send all my cards already, but there is always someone who I forget to send a card..

For this card I've used the cute Reindeer Love. in traditional red and green colours. 


Dessinpapers are from Maja Design. I've used my favorite pearl makers for some dots all around.
The red flower is made from a My Favorite Thing die and red felt. Just some more green leaves (also dies) and a background doiley and there it is: a last minute Christmas card...

If you are also making last-minute Christmas cards with High Hopes Rubber Stamps, you can also join our CHALLENGE! Hop on over for a chance of winning 2 free stamps!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!