Friday, December 15, 2017

Goliath Christmas Mouse

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!  

Just 9 more days left till Christmas and if you still have some last minute cards to make this is a quick cute one that you can make with any Sizzix Flip it Die.

I used one of High Hopes older images, Goliath Christmas Mouse.
I colored the image with Prisma Colored Pencils (warm grey, cardinal red, yellow, black)

The patterned paper is from The Paper Studio.
I tied green grossgrain ribbon (Celebrate it) around the card and then glued bells on.

The inside sentiment is Magic of Christmas.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and aren't too stressed out with all the "stuff"!

Take some time to stamp and have'll be glad you did!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Snowflake Gift

I love snowmen! so when I saw the Snowman Flakes 4 U stamp in the new Winter Joy release I knew I wanted to make a card with him. I also fell in love with the colours of this paper and the result is a fun, winter themed card for a friend. 

I coloured my stamp using alcohol markers and cut it out with a new to me die with scallops and stitches. It is hard to see in the photo but the "gift" snowflakes are coloured with a Spectrum Sparkle pen - fun right?! After colouring the trees, I cut a piece of sponge and used it add some white acrylic paint to add some "snow". Ribbon, some Nuvo drops and a fun silver snowflake charm are the finishing touches. Now...I wonder which of my friends would like to find this in their mailbox........

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snowman Flakes 4 U- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Cold Hands - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Meadow - Photo Play 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Drops, white acrylic paint, Diamond stickles, Neptune Nuvo drops, White Blizzard Nuvo Drops, snowflake charm - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT2 GB5 OR1 CT1 CT2 GY4 EB6 EB3 EB5 DR1 DR6 DR7 VB1 VB2 VB3 BT3 JG2 JG4 JG6 
Copics: E31 E34 E37
 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 13, 2017

Snowman Cowboy

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I pulled out High Hopes Stamps new Snowman Cowboy and Winter Evergreen and had some fun building or coloring a snowman!

A bit of a Yee Haw Texas Cowboy Snowman huh? I stamped out the Snowman Cowboy and masked it to stamp up the Winter Evergreen behind him. I colored with my copies and then added some White Snow paint for some depth of snow. Loved adding it to the tree branches especially!

A Piece of scrap winter paper some black and white card stock for this image. Then I found the High Hopes Stamp "Think Snow" Sentiment… maybe we will get snow again soon here in Texas?? Wouldn't that be crazy fun??

My Copic colors used -

This snowman was fun to play with… and I could color it while in my PJs in the warmth of my craft room. Have a wonderful day - 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kovu & Hootie!

Howdy HH Peeps!
Today I wanted to share with you a card I created using the High Hopes stamp called "Kovu & Hootie"! These cute friends sure look like they are having fun playing in the snow!
I used paper from the Doodlebug "Here Comes Santa Clause" 6x6 collection! I love the bright fun colours and patterns Doodlebug designs! The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Cold Hands Script". A few enamel dots and some liquid appliqué finish off my card today.
On my decorate inside I used the HH sentiment called "Sparkle & Cheer".
Copics Used:
E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, E27, E43, E44, E47, E49, E55, E57, E59
R00, R01, R24, R27, R29, 
YG17, YG23, YG25, Y26

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Penguin Shaker Tags!

Happy Monday Friends.
Today I'm playing with one of the new stamps from 
the "Winter Joy November Release". Just the perfect penguin image to created some shaker tags!

This cutie is "Penguin Earmuffs" from High Hopes Stamps 

To begin I stamped these images with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. Fussy cut every single image and used C7 copic around the edges. To embellish those penguins I add Diamond stickles in his earmuffs and used a white pen to give interest. 

Now to create the shaker tag. I used my Spellbinder circles, acetate window, 3D foam tape and put various sequins. The pattern paper are from my stash. 
For finishing touches used red/black plaid ribbon and tied a bow with some lime green string. 

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,
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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 10, 2017

Winter bird

Happy Sunday!

Only 15 days till Christmas, so if you're looking for a quick and fun Christmas card to make, here's one for you! It's Bluebirdy from the latest release.

I used only 1 sheet of 6"x 6" dessinpaper and cut them into strokes that fits the card.. The sentiment came from the same paperpad (but different sheet as the background). 
I've added some leaves and flowers from Wild Orchid Flowers. I also added some foam tape on the image for some depth.
Copics I've used:

Remember there is still lots of time to join our Monthly challenge. This month the theme is Winter/Christmas.. For more details on the challenge follow THIS link.. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

All hearts -- High Hopes

Good morning, happy Saturday!!!
Today's creation was made with ....
I created a 3D snowflake.  Added some little snowballs, glitter, and acrylic paint.  This cute couple 
were coloured up with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is a favorite of mine 
and I had to just add it in!
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 8, 2017

Merry Christmas, Eh?

Happy Friday to my High Hopes Fans!

I am sharing a fun High Hopes Christmas Card that I made with one of the older images from High Hopes.

This is Joey Snowy.
He reminds me so much of Frosty the snowman with his happy face!

I colored him with Prisma Pencils (spring green, cardinal red, black, orange)
I used B000 copic marker to outline him.
I created the snow with white Puffy Paint and the glittery stickers are Jollees.

The paper is from my favorite go to pack of Christmas paper by The Paper Studio.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ice Skating Oops!

A couple weeks ago I attend my first ever weekend retreat with One Crazy Stamper. I had way too much fun, lots of laughs and know ..what happens at the retreat, stays at the retreat!

Our welcome package included some 12 x 12 paper, ribbon, chipboard and a sketch and a challenge should we choose to accept it. Create a card or layout with the patterned paper in the kit but we could make it our own. 

I decided Oops Oliver was the perfect stamp to match the paper in pack. I added a fun sentiment I had taken with me. I coloured him up, added silver gel pen to his skate blades and cut him out with a stitched oval die. Some silver ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 
I didn't win the challenge - so many talented ladies played along - but I had way too much fun making this card! 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Oops Oliver Bear - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment:Days Like This - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, oval die - Spellbinders, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, silver gel pen, Ribbon Trends ribbon, enamel dots - Echo Park, pop dots, Crystal Stickles

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 BG5 BG7 BG10 MB1 MB3 MB4 CG1 DG2 DG4 DR5 DR1 DR7 IG1 IG3 IG5
 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! Click here for more details and to come play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Winter Kitty

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am showing off a new image at High Hopes Stamps - how can you not fall in love with a Winter Kitty in a hat and scarf?

I just love this image! Matches up well with the Winter Puppy I used a few days back. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then used LOTS of Viva Decor Sparkle pen. Has so much bling to it! My papers are from My Minds Eye Laundry Line collection. I love using non traditional colors with Christmas cards! So refreshing. And these papers have a glitter to them as well... love that! I sewed the layers down with a zig zag stitch along with some Core'dinations card stock. I punched out a EK Success tag punch and layered the sentiment "Meowy Christmas!" from High Hopes... such a perfect sentiment!!!

Copic colors used -

Hope you got a smile from my little Winter Kitty Christmas Card. Pop over and see all the newest images at High Hopes Stamps HERE 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Adorable Penguins!

Hi HH Fans!
I've been wanting to try this style of "Flex or bendy" card for a while now and when I saw the Penguins from the High Hopes "Winter Joy" release I just knew they would work perfectly! Penguins hold a special place in my heart as they were my Grandma's favourites and they always make me think of her! 
I found the card base file in the Silhouette store and used my Cameo to create the base. Then I stamped and coloured the "Happy PenguinPenguin Earmuff and Chilly Penguin" with my Copic Markers. After cutting them out with my Cameo, I popped them up with foam squares and added them to my little scene!
Here you can see how the cards works. You just tuck the tabs into place and it creates that "bend" in your card. You can still mail it as it will be flat when the tabs aren't tucked in!
Copics Used:
C1, C5, C6, C8, YR04, YR09, YR23, YR27
BG13, BG18, BG34, R00, R01, R81, R83, R85, R89

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Quick And Easy Christmas Card!

Hi everyone,
Carolina here back with a quick and easy set of three Christmas tags!

For today's I'm using "Peeking Ginger Tag"from High Hopes Stamps 

I stamped my image with Black Archival ink into a pre-made manila tag. 
To colored the tags I used the first color pencils set I purchased 10yrs ago (Earth Colors) from EK-SUCCESS not a good quality color pencil but, they still do the job...Lol! After the tags were colored I likely distress it with Vintage Photo, add some ribbon and red treat. The sentiment is an old sentiment set from my stash. 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

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 3, 2017

Drum Roll.... November's Challenge Winner is...............

We are super excited to announce the winner of our November Challenge "Christmas/Winter Fun".......drum roll please..........

November's winner will be sent 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of their choice.

The winner is:

Kirsty Vittetoe with her comment

"Oh wow, that is lovely!"

 Kirsty left her comment on Alie's post on November 26th called "Winter Cowboy".

Kirsty, please email Sue at sberkley51@gmail dot com for instructions on how to claim your prize.

Snow fun

Happy Sunday!

See these cute Snowmen? They are the Dancing Snowman Friends. And boy oh boy.. they are having snow much fun!!

For the background I've used a snowflake embossing die on Bazzill white and a glittery snowflake ribbon. I've also added some little snowflakes (dies from several companies, there are a lot of snowflake dies around).
Copics I've used:

We've started a new Monthly Challenge a few days ago, so you still have a lot of time to join us! 
Hop on over to our Challenge Post to have a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Don't worry! -- High Hopes Stamps

Hi there High Hopes Fans!
Happy Saturday and Happy December! :) 
Todays creation is made with ...
I coloured up this scene with Copic Markers.  This image makes me laugh. This Santa has the right idea. I also added some beach elements and some winter one's too(just for added fun!)!

Thanks for peeking! Have a great weekend.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Challenge -- Christmas/Winter

December is here and High Hopes Stamps is back with a brand new challenge called "Christmas/Winter".  The High Hopes Divas will be using an assortment of older Christmas/Winter High Hopes stamps. 

You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a prize from High Hopes Stamps.

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

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. 

Make sure you check back here on Sunday, January 7th as the winner will be announced with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Supplies: Mary, Oh Holy Night - High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Misti

Supplies: Tall Country Snowman, Warm Winter Wishes, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Copics, Paper Studio Christmas Papers, Buttons, Sewing Machine

Supplies; Winter Kitty, Winter Pup, Copic Markers, Memto ink,
 Jingle bells, Red ribbon, Red/White Twine, White Gel pen, and Rhinestone 


Stamp: Heart Framed Waving Snowy
Colouring: Copic Markers
Dessinpapers: Maja Design
Other: buttons, grey and red scraps, alphabet dies


Supplies: Hopeful Tink,  The Paper Studio patterned paper, Spellbinders dies, Prisma Pencils (black & Cardinal Red) Celebrate Ribbon, EK Success scallop die.