Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Blog Hop

October 1st is here; the children have been back in school for a month, Christmas is getting closer  and we have a new challenge at OCS as well as another blog hop.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall.  Remember you  can have up to 5 entries, but no digital stamps.  The challenge prize will be two High Hopes Rubber Stamps of the winner's choice.

We are still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

While we are continuing this celebration of this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a comment on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

This cutie is "Frankie" available here.  I have colored the image with Copics, then fussy cut and adhered it to the card front that features the Wonky Squares Spellbinders die, a sentiment from High Hopes Stamps available here, and some orange pearls made with a Viva Décor pen.
Card Recipe
Skin - YG93, YG95, YG97
Pumpkin - YR04, YR15, YR14, YR18
Suit - V25, BV25, BV29
Screws - N3, Wink of Stella silver
Fangs, Candy, Inside of Eyes & Nose of Pumpkin - Y38
Blacks - N4, N7, N10, B01
Shirt - B000, B01, B02
Ground - C1
Here's the list of the design team members and the order of the blog hop, so from my blog your next stop is Lisa's.

Shari M.
Shari G.
Lora (Owner of HH and OCS)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Play Hard

I've been going through my drafts of posts, and have noticed that I have a lot of cards that never got posted, so here's the first of many older cards from earlier this year.

This card features a Prima stamp that I colored with Copics, and then mounted on older Basic Grey paper.  To achieve the texture on the overalls I used some Copic Blender solution in a mister and a cross hatch textured stamp,  The gears are a die from Memory Box, and the sentiment is an oldie from my stash.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Autumn Adorable!!

The days are getting cooler, you can feel the change of season in the air, but I love the color explosion of fall, with all the beautiful gold, red and orange hues in the leaves of the trees.  My card today celebrates the season!

This adorable image is Fairy Twila from C. C. Designs that I have colored with Copics, and then mounted on older paper from Chatterbox.  The ribbon was a steal from Costco, and the flowers are from my stash and are a mix of Prima, Wild Orchid and even some from the local big box craft store.  The sentiment is from Whipper Snapper stamps.  Love this stamp and will be using her again soon - maybe you'll see her pop up as a Christmas card!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Snow Fun

Another Christmas card to show you today!  This cutie is "In the Snow" from Penny Black stamps, that I have colored with Copics.  The snowflake die is from Joy Craft and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wasnt' Me!!!

Wow, time flies when you go back to school, where on earth did the month of September go to?  Here it is the last Thursday of the month, and here's my final card for the challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  The design team has been showing wonderful projects featuring the newest High Hopes Rubber Stamps release, and my card today is "Wasn't Me" available here.

I have colored the image with Copics, then added white highlights to the tree ornaments with a Sakura white glaze pen.  The sentiment is available here at One Crazy Stamper, and after stamping it, I cut the words apart and randomly attached them to the card front.
Card Recipe
Tree - G40, G43, G46
Reds - R22, R27, R29
Browns - E13, E15, E18
Mouse - W3,W7, W9
Ground - C1

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Only one more official day of summer left, then fall is here, and we all know what comes after fall ( and usually fall is short lived, at least here in Alberta ).   Nights are cooling off and there is a definite nip in the air, which brings to mind the white fluffy stuff, better known as snow!!
My card today reminds us all of what is to come!

This beautiful image is the Gorjuss Rubber stamp called Toadstools, that I have colored with Copics.  To make the wintery scene I have added Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and Stampendous Powder Blue Color Fragments.  The dp is from Carta Bella  and the sentiment is an older stamp from Whimsy Stamps.

Enjoy the last day of summer!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Freezin' Season Coming Soon!!

Well the weather here in Alberta has been a roller coaster the past week - Saturday was 29, Monday was a balmy 5, and today...... only Mother Nature knows!!!   Monday's weather definitely made me think of snow, so coloring this image was no problem.

This little cutie and her friend is Skating Snowlady from High Hopes rubber stamps and is available at One Crazy Stamper.  I have colored the image with Copic markers using the Colorless Blender to add dots to the scarf and mittens.  The blades of the skates received a coating of Wink of Stella silver, while the pompoms on the hats of both the skater and the little bird have Flower Soft Polar White details.  The sentiment from High Hopes rubber stamps is also available here, and I added Stickles to the ice that is part of the sentiment.
Card Recipe
Purples - V12, V15, V17
Teals - BG10, BG11, BG13
Pinks - R81, R83, R85
Snow - BG0000, RV0000, G0000, Colorless Blender
Blades - N1, N4
Skates - B0000, B00, Colorless Blender
Ground - C1
Today I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you all about this fabulous tool that is available to supplement your Copic coloring.  A couple of months ago, I started seeing a lot of coloring bloggers talking about this wonderful Hex Chart that Sandy Allnock designed featuring Copic markers  arranged by colors, not numbers.  Wow is all that I can say!!!!  This fabulous chart has opened a whole new world of options in color combinations that I would have never thought to use together.  Here's a sneak peek of what it looks like -
The chart is available to purchase through Sandy Allnock's website at  If you love coloring you will love this chart!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sledding Fun!!!

Thursday has rolled around again, so it's my turn to show you all another adorable image from the latest High Hopes Rubber stamps release.

This sweetie is Snowman Sled Ride available here.  I have colored the image with Copics, then used my Copic Blender pen to make dots on his scarf and mitts.  Additional accents were added to his nose with a Sakura white glaze pen, gold accents to his hat band with a Wink of Stella brush.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes Rubber stamps and is available here.

Card Recipe
Blues - B12, B14, B16
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Snowman - B000, C1, Colorless Blender
Black - T4, T7, T10
Reds - R24, R27, R29
Nose - YR04, YR09

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Going for a Sleigh Ride

Welcome to my second post for the One Crazy Stamper and High Hopes Rubber stamps blog hop that started on the first of the month and continues until the 5th.  Make sure to join in all of the fun.
My card today features another adorable new image from High Hopes Rubber Stamps entitled Sleigh Ride.  I have colored the image with Copics, then added white flocking to the penguin's hat, white details to the front of the sleigh with a Sakura Glaze pen, and a gold buckle on the snowman's hat created with a Wink of Stella gold pen.  The card front also features a High Hopes Rubber stamps sentiment found here, and a die from Memory Box.

Card Recipe
Reds - R24, R27, R29
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Blacks - T4, T7, T10
Orange - YR04, YR07
Rope/Hat/Bows - E40, E42, E44
Teal - BG10, BG11, BG13
Whites - BG000, C1, Colorless Blender
Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the blog hop and don't forget to enter to win some exciting prizes.