Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Framed Spring Fever

Howdy - MichelleO here today. Show of hands... who is tired of Winter? ME ME ME... jumping up and down and waving my arms in the air! I think I am looking forward to a little bit of that SPRING FEVER.

This is "Framed Spring Fever"  A sweet image that is the sentiment as well! Love that little chick peeking over the framed Spring... I colored with my Copics (colors below) I found some papers in my stash from My Minds Eye that have that spring feeling to it. I matched it up with some blue card stock and then sewed my layers down. Then six enamel dots for embellishments.

Copic colors used -

Remember if the weather is cold and has you down, and you want to feel a bit of warmth... color it up! High Hopes Stamps has so many image to enjoy! Click HERE to see all the fun!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Canoe Trip

Hello HH Peeps!!
Today I am sharing with you a card I created using the stamp called "Canoe Trip" by High Hopes Stamps. As kids we used to canoe a lot at the Cottage! We would canoe to our friends down the shore and then off we would all go paddling away. My Dad used to take us out in the canoe on really stormy days when the waves were huge. He would purposely tip the canoe and we had fun bringing it back to shore. We thought it was a game but He was teaching us how to handle that scenario.
I chose papers from the Carta Bella Fall Blessings 6x6 collection. I fussy cut out my image and added it to my base layers. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Good Times"
Since I had the "Teepee" stamp I thought I'd use it on the inside of my card. I typed the sentiment on my computer and added it to the card for a bit of fun!
Copics Used:
Skin: E53, E13, E15
Outfit: E95, E97, E99
Canoe & paddle: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47/ YR16, YR18, YR23, R37, YG13
Dog: C0, C1, C2
Trees: YG61, YG63, YG67
Rocks: C2, C4, C5
Water: B0000, B000, B01, B02, Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentine's Day Gifts!

Happy Monday,
 High Hopes  Friends!

For today I have a couple Valentine's Day treat boxes and some fun rosettes! I know it might seem kind of strange to be thinking about Valentine's Day already, but it really is right around the corner. And I love to created cute treat for this special day, so not waiting to last!

To start I stamped "Kitty Love" with Memento tuxedo black ink and used my Copic markers to colored it. After the image was all done I fussy cut it leaving a small withe border. I bought this boxes on my local party supplies store and decorated with pattern paper from my stash. 

Copic List; Cats E31 E33 E37 W1 W3 W5 Nose & Cheeks RV00 Nose C9

 I used my MFT stitched die set to die cut some hearts and added some NUVO crystal drops "Carnation Pink". To finish my boxes I did a double knot with some bright pink gingham ribbon, twine, a large pink gem, and stamped "Be My Valentine! on white cardstock. 

Bonus project: Since I learned to make lollipop or rosette I have been creating some for every holiday season. They're so fun and quick to made I love to used these babies as a cup cake topper or home decor. 

 That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018


Happy Sunday!

Wow! I didn't know that yellow and grey could be such a great combo!! 
This is Purrr-ty Tweet Kitty and I've tried to colour the furr, but I need more practice..
I like the way it turned out, but with more practice it could look a lot better. It's all about a lot of practice, that makes it so much fun to do! 

The supplies I've used are: 
Bazzill white (of course), grey and yellow cardstock
And the dessinpaper is from Doodlebug Design: Flea Market.
Copics used:

Here's a close-up image:

This month's challenge is about a colour combo too:
Anything goes with a twist (add purple/blue and ribbon/button)

I hope you have some time to play along, there is still time to enter your card! 
Hop on over to our Challenge Post to read all about it!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just the two of us!

Hi there,  Happy Saturday!
I decided to make a sunny card with lot of yellows on this cold January weekend!
Today's creation is make with....
 The image is coloured with pencil crayons and a white sharpie marker
Also added pretty yellow ribbon, some embossed paper that kinda has a honey comb look,  and a soft tan heart. 
I thought the sentiment would be fun since there are two bees in the image! 
Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Milton Moose

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Today I am back with a cute card created with an older HIgh Hopes image, Milton Moose.

I colored Milton with Prisma Pencils(canary yellow, chocolate, apple green, sky blue, cardinal red, sunburst, black, beige) and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

I had my sewing machine out because I just mended a shirt so since it was handy I decided to sew on this card.

The sentiment is Large Fancy Thank You.

The paper is Doodlebug Designs.
I used the Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle dies too.

I hope you enjoyed my card this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Owl Love

I have a confession - I don't usually make Valentine's Day cards but sometimes you have an image cross your crafty desk that just screams at you to make it a Valentine's Day card. 

That is what happened with Love Birds. I kept the layout very clean and simple (for me) - they are just too cute and I wanted them to really be the focus of my card. I also have them sitting on the perfect branch  - it has a few leaves to give this sweet couple some privacy <smile>

After colouring my stamps with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them. Their tails had to be cut off so I could put them behind the branch. I set them aside and blended some inks to create a light airy background. I added some hearts above their heads for fun. The sentiment was masked off and stamped directly on my background - thankful for my Misti for this one! The heart they are holding is coloured with a sparkle pen - so hard to get a good photo of! Some simple gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Love BirdsBranch - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Love Never Fails - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: ink blended by me
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, Stampin' Up inks, mini heart ink splatter - Your Next Stamp, Cosmos Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 TN3 TN6 TN7 TN4 TN8

 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!