Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hot chocolate

Happy Sunday!

Winter is coming and that means a lot of hot chocolate!! Mmmm...
Today I'd like to show you a card made with the adorable Frosty Friends -with hot chocolate ;)
The Maja Design papers fit perfecly with this stamp! I didn't know it had a chocolate theme, haha, I just loved the brown colours..

I also used the new sketch of the December challenge.

If you would like to join us with the monthly challenge, read all about it over HERE. There are 3 ways to win free High Hopes Stamps!!
But if you would like to order some stamps for Christmas, then visit the High Hopes site

Supplies used:
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Maja Design

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Our November challenge winners are........

Thanks for joining in our November challenge -- "Fall/Winter Fun". We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

Last month's winner will be sent their choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps and there are two winners for November

Linda, please email Sue at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Our 2nd winner is

#4 - José

José, please email Sue at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

High Hopes -- Gingerbread Love

Happy Saturday!
Thanks for peeking in today :)
I've  been creating  some fun Christmas Tags just in time for Christmas!
Today's Tags are created with ...
High Hopes All that is dear found here!
I decided to creating.a gingerbread theme , I have a small obsession with Gingerbread and could not
resist creating with this beautiful stamp.

I die cut the tag and added an embossed base for added texture. Some candy swirls pattern papers, sweet gingerbread die cuts, candy cane twine, bells and hearts.
Also added some snowy details and some thick paint that reminds me of icing :D

Thanks for peeking!
Today's a perfect day to get crafty!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hello High Hopes Fans!
Did you see the amazing Woodland Friends Stamps release yesterday?

I love every single one of these adorable images!
Today I made a card using Fox Friends.

I used more paper from The Doodlebug Designs Happy Camper paper pack.
These fox look like some friends you might find in the woods when you are camping!

I colored the image with Prisma Color pencils and blended it with blending stumps and gamsol.

I used Prima Mktg. flowers.

The Dies are from Stampendous.

Check back daily for more Woodland Friends inspiration and please join in on the fun with us!

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of December!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge and New High Hopes Stamps Release - "Woodland Friends"

It's December 1st and time for a NEW High Hopes Challenge & we are also excited to announce our NEW December release called "Woodland Friends".

Our new release has some adorable new characters and matching sentiments sure to get your creative juices flowing.  Our Challenge this month is "Friends Always"!  We hope you can play along!!

Our Diva's have created a bunch of adorable inspiration for you this month using our Woodland let's get to showing off their creations.

Karen has created this adorable card colored with Tombow's using our new image called
"Singing Crazy Birds" & our Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.
Lora's 14 year old daughter Emilee has created her 1st card for High Hopes using our new imaged called "Kovu & Hootie".  On a little side note our hedgehog character is named after Emilee's very own real hedgehog named "Kovu"...we have included a little pic of her cutie!
Emilee colored with Copics:  E35,E34,N3,N4,N5,C00,B99,B97,B95,E0000,E000,E00,E53,E55,V25,V22,V20
This is "Kovu"


Made with, High Hopes Friends are for, High Hopes Fox Friends, Copic XpressIt CardstockMemento Tuxedo Black Ink


High Hopes Stamps - 2 Bunnies with Bird stamp and sentiment Have a Beautiful Day. Kraft Cardstock base with Core'dinations dark brown cardstock mats. Pattern Paper from Prima Marketing Nature Garden collection. Copic markers, Ranger Tea Dye Ink, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Viva Decor Cream Pearl Pen, EK Success Punch, Marvy Snow Marker.


Made with High Hopes Image, Kovu and Leo
Doodlebug Designs Happy Camper Paper Pack
Prima Mktg Flowers
Ofray Grossgrain Ribbon
Spellbinder Dies

Supplies: Singing Crazy Birds, You Make Me Smile, MISTI, Copic markers, Copic XPress It Blending cardstock, Liquid Appliqué


Supplies: Fish Kiss and the sentiment is from High Hopes, Gray Cardstock, Fancy That 6X6 Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye, StarDust Stickles, Gold Gelly Roll pen, Gold Tinsel Ribbon from American Crafts, Baby Pink Craft Thread, Button, Mini Snowflakes die from Lawn Fawn, Gold Embossing Powder, VersaMark Ink Tracing Wheel, White Dollie, Multi Medium Matte from Ranger and P.P.P sequins.

This is our NEW December Sketch Challenge supplied for your inspiration!!
Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar HERE

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Add your card to the gallery in the linky & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.  For some inspiration use the sketch below.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sparkle & Cheer

Howdy - Michelle O here today - Oh my Christmas is coming soon!! Time to get those Christmas Cards done and all our gifts wrapped. I like to make my own tags for my presents. With so many wonderful little images and sentiments they can be made pretty quickly and they add so much to a wrapped gift.

The new Sentiment "Sparkle & Cheer" is perfect!

I stamped the sentiment, the doodled around the edge. Then decided it needed more color to it and used my Copics to color! Dark red card stock, scraps of Graphic 45 papers (these tags are wonderful to use up those pretty little scraps of paper!) and then a couple of Whimsy Snowflake dies with red Ranger Stickles centers. Was fast and really does make things special for your To and From Tag.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day - and pop back tomorrow for the High Hopes December Release!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dashing Through The Snow!

Happy Tuesday High Hopes Fans!
Today I am sharing with you the adorable snowmen trio called "Snowman Dash". These adorable snowmen just make me want to grab my sleigh and head out for a fun filled day. Certainly brings back memories of sledding with my girls!
I am using paper from the Bella Blvd Holly Jolly Christmas collection. Love the fun colours in this paper pad! I added some Liquid Appliqué for snow and some Stickles to the hat for a fun element.
Here you can see the dimension the Liquid Appliqué adds. It is so easy to use..... just apply where you want it, let dry then heat with your heat tool and it puffs up!
The sentiment on the inside is also from High Hopes Stamps and is called "Dashing Through the Snow"
Copics Used:
Snowmen: B0000, B000, R01, Yr04
Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89
Blue Greens: BG11, BG13, BG32
Reds: R22, R24
Navy: B34, B37, B39

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules.

Here's the Sketch for the month of November!

Happy Stamping!