Thursday, December 10, 2015

Please Keep it a Secret

Shhhh, don't tell the boss lady, but I had technical difficulties this week - meaning I had the image all colored and cut out ready to go, and then I decided to get creative.  I tried to do a fancy background with distress inks and salt, but didn't realize that it was going to take a few more hours to completely dry to the touch, so I put my fingers on the background and then touched the colored image..... needless to say my poor image now has several blue fingerprints all over it!!!!  So instead of an adorable penguin floating by to wish you a Merry Christmas, I have chosen to showcase some of my older cards using High Hopes rubber stamps.


This first image is Cowboy Snowman available here.


And this cutie is Candy Cane Penguin available at One Crazy Stamper. 


And lastly this is Snowman Cup of Love which you can purchase here.

I hope you enjoyed the look back at some of my favorite High Hopes cards!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ho Ho Ho!!!


Where has the year gone!!!!  It's the first day of the last month of 2015 and because it's a new month, that means that it is time for the next challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  


I have colored up the image Three Pane Christmas and paired it with the Ho Ho Ho sentiment, both of which are available for purchase at One Crazy Stamper.  

Card Recipe - Copic Sketch Markers
Reds - R24, R27, E29
Skin - E000, E01, E11
Whites - B0000, C1, Colorless Blender
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Background - B01
Nose - YR04, YR09
Blacks - T4, T7, T10
Reindeer - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29



Thursday, November 26, 2015

You've Got Mail

Last card today for the November challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and it's an adorable little hedgehog.  This is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Happy Mail, available to purchase here.  I have colored it with Copics, then fussy cut, and mounted on the card front which features an older die from Lea'bilities called Scenery with House.  Some iridescence glitter glue finish off the card.



Card Recipe
Envelopes - E40, E43
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Whites - B32, Colorless Blender
Body - E11, E13, E15
Fur/Nose/Post - E25, E27, E29
Reds - R24, R27, R29


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wishing You


One of my all time favorite images today.  I first colored this adorable penguin a couple of years ago, and recently decided that it deserved to be reinked and redesigned, so.......


This cutie is a retired stamp from Wild Rose Studios, that I have colored with Copics, then added polar white Flower soft details to the hat.  After fussy cutting I placing it on the card front featuring paper from my stash.  The star die is from Memory Box and the Warm Wishes die is from Frantic Stamper.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dapper Dan Wishes You a Merry Christmas


Less then six weeks to go before Christmas is here, and this month the design team at One Crazy Stamper is celebrating by showing you projects featuring products from High Hopes rubber stamps.


This wonderful gentleman snowman is Dapper Dan which you can purchase here.  I have stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock and then colored him with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting him out I have added him to a card front featuring paper from Simple Stories, a sentiment die from Impression Obsession, and ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishments from my stash.

Card Recipe
Snowman - E50, E30, Colorless Blender, W0
Vest/Berries - E17, E19, E18
Greens - E81, E84, E87
Nose - E95, E99
Hat, Buttons, Wood Handle of umbrella - E44, E47, E49



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quilted Santa

Today's post is another card I finished back in September, and just never got around to posting.


This is Quilted Santa from Penny Black stamps, that I colored with Copic markers, then matted and mounted on to the card front.  The tree die is an older Marianne Designs Creatable, the sentiment is from Crafters Companion and then I added jute twine accents.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Animal Carols

Christmas is fast approaching - the time of family gathering and the age old tradition of caroling at your neighbors homes.  I think these two characters would be a welcome addition to any choir.


This is High Hopes Rubber stamps Mudzie and Chopper's Caroling available to purchase here at One Crazy Stamper.  I have colored the image with Copics, then mounted on paper from my stash.  The embossed kraft paper card front was created with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Card Recipe
Scarf - E84, E87, E89
Earmuffs/Mitts - E04, E07, E08
Antlers/Boot Cuffs/Book - E40, E41, E43
Hoofs/Boots - E74, E77, E79
Beaver - E13, E15, E19
Box - E30, E33, E35
Moose - E29, E79, E49
Ground - E11