Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Christmas in February

Happy Wednesday and last day of February!  Hard to believe that tomorrow is the start of a new month - where, oh where did time go?!!!  As it is Wednesday it is time for me to showcase another adorable image from High Hopes Stamps for One Crazy Stamper.  This week I've done another Christmas themed card in the hope that I will have a whole stack of them this year!

This adorable image is Winter Moose available here.  I stamped the image on kraft paper with Versafine ink in Onyx Black and then colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  The designer paper is from Simple Stories Classic Christmas line, while the snowflake, scalloped edge and sentiment are from My Favorite Things.  I uses a Wink of Stella clear pen to add shimmer to the snowflake and a white Sakura glaze pen to add the highlights on the sentiment.

Card Recipe - Prismacolor pencils - 1099 Espresso, 946 Dark Brown, 945 Sienna Brown, 1083 Putty Beige, 1094 Sandbar brown, 1051 50% Warm Grey, 914 Cream, 935 Black, 108 Pink rose, 1070 30% French Grey, 1069 20% French Grey, 938 White, 996 Black Grape, 1030 Raspberry, 923 Scarlet Lake

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spirit of Easter

Only a few short weeks and it will be Easter and I thought I should share this sweet card with you all today.  This image is "Dust Bunny Collector" from Whipper Snapper Designs.

The image was stamped onto Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic sketch markers.  I then added Prismacolor pencil colors to the highlights and shadows, and blended them out with Gamsol.  The bunnies have a layer of grey flocking powder over them to add some softness.  The sentiment was computer generated and the white dots in her eyes were done with a Sakura glaze pen.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fluffle Hugs

Did you know that a group of bunnies is called a Fluffle?  Seemed fitting for this card to be entitled Fluffle Hugs!  I decided to make a fluffle of bunnies using the High Hopes Rubber stamp image "Flop Eared Rabbit (H013), by masking and stamping the image five times.  Gotta love fluffles!!

After the image was grouped together I colored them with Copic markers, and then added depth and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I then fussy cut the fluffle, and placed it on to a card front with a clear acetate panel, showcasing the patterned paper on the inside of the card.  The stamped sentiment is from one of my Stamping Bella images, and HUGS was cut with a My Favorite Things die.

Card Supplies - Copics - 100, T5, T8, T10, E11, E13, E15, E35, E37, E39, E41, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53, R11
Prismacolor pencils - 935 Black, 943 Burnt Ochre, 1084 Ginger root, 1082 Chocolate, 1083 Putty Beige, 1094 Sandbar Brown, 938 White
Gamsol, Blending stumps, Sakura White Glaze pen

Be sure to check out the rest of design team members wonderful cards and enter to win the monthly challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


The most difficult card to make and yet it's the one theme I get asked to create the most - a sympathy card.  Today's card for One Crazy Stamper didn't start out to be a sympathy card, but sometimes the biggest mistakes turn out beautifully.

This image is Hummingbird from High Hopes Stamps and is available to purchase here.  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the image with Copic markers.  The hummingbird itself was covered with Wink of Stella clear glitter.  After fussy cutting the image, I adhered it to the card front that I created with one single sheet of patterned paper.  The raised centre was created by carefully cutting the centre of the paper out, matting it and then raising it with pop up dots.  The sentiment is from my stash, and the pearls were created with a Viva Decor cream pearl pen.

Card recipe - Copies - B000, B01, B04, R14, R17, R27, BG72, BG75, BG96, BG90, BG93, YR23, YR27, Wink of Stella Clear, Viva Decor Pearl Pen

Monday, February 12, 2018

February Perpetual Calendar

Well February has been a busy month so far, with babysitting the grandchildren, and watching the progress on our new home, as walls are finally up, and loads of different trades are put in heating, plumbing and electrical.  Only a few more months to go and then we will be moving in!!!

Today's project is the next page for the perpetual calendar I designed using images from Crafts and Me.  The image was colored with Distress reinkers and a water brush, and then I added shimmer with a clear Wink of Stella brush.
Keep watching for the rest of the calendar pages that I will be posting soon.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Adventure Awaits

Welcome to One Crazy Stamper Wednesday and my turn to show you all an older High Hopes Rubber stamp image.  This week I am showcasing "Ice Cream for Two" (R072).

I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then colored the image with Copic markers and touches of Prismacolor pencils.  The papers for the card front are from my stash ( Chatterbox actually, which tells you just how old it is!!).

Card Recipe - Copics - E01, E11, E13, E30, E33, E35, E37, E39, BG93, BG96, BG99, B93, B97, B99, YR02, YR04, YR07, RV32, RV34 
Sakura White Glaze pen
PC938 White for Highlights, 1084 Ginger root, 914 Cream, 1094 Sandbar Brown, 946 Dark Brown

Friday, February 2, 2018

Aloha Pina Colada

Cool and snowing here again today, so what better way to get warm then to post a tropical themed card.  These sweet images are "Tropical Squidgies" from Stamping Bella.

After stamping the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I colored it with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  The card front was created with several Bo Bunny papers and the palm tree is a die from Impression Obsession.  The image was fussy cut and placed on the card front, and the sentiment is included with the image.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cowy Wishes

February has arrived with snow, snow, and more snow or at least it seems to be that way.  Maybe it's because this is the first winter spent in the Kooteney's of British Columbia, and I don't remember this much snow in Alberta ever!!  Lots of snow means lots of crafting time and it's the first day of a new month, so it's time to showcase a card designed for One Crazy Stamper.  This month the design team will be showcasing some of the older High Hopes rubber stamps that we love!

My card this month features the adorable "American Cowthic" available to purchase here.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored the image with Copics.  I added depth and highlights with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, then masked the image so that I could use distress inks to make the background.  The wood frame and sign for the sentiment were created with a C.C. Designs die, which I added streaks of brown Copic marker to make the wood more life like.  The sentiment was computer generated.  All of the paper edges except for the wood elements were distressed with the Prima Comfort Distress Tool.

Card Recipe
Distress inks - Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Prismacolor pencils - 1031 Henna, 947 Dark Umber, 949 Silver, 935 Black, 938 White
Copics - E39, G29, RV32, RV34, R02, E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E39, E41, E43, T3, T8