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

Happy Birthday!!

Welcome back OCS fans;

Friday is here again,(time is certainly moving along) and I have an older High Hopes Rubber Stamp to highlight for today's post for One Crazy Stamper.  Today I am using Birthday Buzzard, which is fitting for certain older birthdays.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Birthday Buzzard, Happy Birthday (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - The Corrugate Stack (DCWV), Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn), Cream & Sugar Petite Prints (Doodlebug)
  • Copic Markers:  Tree and Leaves:  E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, G21 - Lime, G24 - Willow, YG25 -Celadon Green; Buzzard - Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, E11 - Barely Beige; Buzzard:  T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, T4 - Toner Gray No. 4; Rocks:  C7 - Cool Gray No. 7, C5 - Cool Gray No. 5, C3 - Cool Gray No. 3, C2 - Cool Gray No. 2, C000 - Cool Gray No. 000; Other:  YR18 - Sanguine, YR16 - Apricot, YR14 - Caramel, R24 - Prawn, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pens:  Crystal Clear
  • Miscellaneous:  Buttons
Do find some creative time and play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challenge!  We would love to see what you create.

For any supplies that you might need or just want, check out Lora's One Crazy Stamper store (online as well as the brick & mortar) for some great products.  

Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs;


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!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beaver Romance


Wednesday has rolled around again, so it's time for me to highlight a new to me High Hopes rubber stamp for One Crazy Stamper.  This week I am sharing the adorable image "Beavers Romance" available here, which would be a perfect image for Valentine's Day.  The sentiment is also a High Hopes rubber stamp that is available here.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics.  Sakura white glaze pen covers the Luvs lettering to give it some shine, and the centers of the flowers are small dots of Viva Decor pearl pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink pad on to kraft paper.

Copics - C2, E27, E59, E29, B41, B45, B39, E55, E23, E25, RV13, Y32, YR31, YR21, YR23, R14, R27, R39




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Just Married!


Hello OCS Fans!
Don't you love a good Wedding! There is something about seeing a Bride that just gives me a "warm & fuzzy" feeling! This is "Just Married" from High Hopes Stamps. Off the Happily Married couple goes to start their new life together!
I decided to use paper from the Simple Stories The Story of Us 6x6 collection! I love the blacks and golds in this collection. I used the HH "Love Never Fails" sentiment on the front along with a few YNS Gold Gumdrops. You can't tell in the picture but the light grey parts on the card are actually coloured with Wink of Stella's Silver glitter pen. The bride and her flowers have Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on them as well.
I used die cuts from the SS The Story of Us Bits & Pieces set on the inside.
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
R24, R27, R81, R83, R85, R89
E00, B01, B02, YG23
Y23, Y26, Y28

Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Monday, January 15, 2018

Welcome Little One

Hi Everyone,
Since I'm always behind in getting cards out to friends and family this year I'm trying to get a little stash of "just in case cards" ready.  I currently don't have any expecting friends or family members but you never know when this will come in handy. 
This image is called HMS Noah's Ark from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  It looks like a lot of coloring and in a way it is but once you pick out your colors it actually goes really quickly.  I played around with my new Brother Scan N Cut to create the mats for the image.  I'm not very good with it yet but will keep practicing.
I tried to make the colors suitable for either a little boy or little girl.  Given most of the colors are muted on this card I put a little spark in with the BG'
Copics
Ark - E25, E23, E21
Left & Right Mouse - T4, T2, T0
Water - BG0000, BG000
Noah - E74, E71, E70
Ark Trim - E44, E43, E42
Bobber & Hearts - E09, E08, E22
Flag, Mouse Snorkel Equipment & Butterflies - BG13, BG11
Parrots - BG49, BG45, YR15, Y38
Hippos - C5, C3, C1
Elephants - W4, W2, W1
Monkeys - E27, E25, E23
Cats - E99, E97
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Lions - E87, E84, E81
Giraffes - YR15, YR12, YR14, Y38, Y35
Noses & Ears - R01  

You can grab the HMS Noah's Ark image at OCS HERE or High Hopes direct HERE
You can grab the Welcome Little One sentiment at OCS HERE or High Hopes direct HERE

We hope you can join in on our Monthly Challenge HERE for your chance to WIN 2 free High Hopes Stamps. 

Happy Stampin'





Saturday, January 13, 2018

Carpenter Steve!

Happy Saturday! I've been playing with this super stamp  called ...
 Love this guy!! :) 
Here's a close up.  I added glossy accents to his smiley face sweatshirt.  This image is coloured with pencils crayons. The sentiment is also coloured with pencils and added glossy accents too.
Embossing folder and lots of orange details were added to the card!
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 12, 2018

Little Reader Trio.....

Welcome OCS and HH fans;

Have you ever wondered what else you can do with a stamp.  I love it when a stamp is very versatile and multiple items can be created with.  Such is the case with my post for today.  Using the Little Reader from High Hopes Stamps, I made a set which includes a card, a bookplate and a bookmark.

The Little Reader was stamped three times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on XPress It Blending Cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.  I found a quote by Dr. Seuss as well as an Anonymous quote that fit very well with what I was wanting to achieve. 

Card


Bookplate

For the Bookplate, I used another High Hopes Stamp, called Book Belongs To and cut the image out using  the Spellbinders Labels Seven die, which is shaped like an open book. I added a peel off strip around the border.

 Bookmark


The bookmark is 2 1/2" by 6 1\2".  I used the same green cardstock that was used for the card and bookplate.  The darker green paper has a shimmer to it and is from my stash of paper that I got on a trip to England a few years ago.  The image and sentiment were both cut using the Spellbinders Large Labels die, with the 2nd quote mounted between the two. Small Rhinestones were added to the corners. Small Rhinestones were added to the corners, along with some green and white twine.

 Supplies used:
As we would love to see what you create, do join this month's "Anything Goes with a twist -- blue or purple paper and ribbon or buttons"

For any supplies that you would like or need, check out Lora's One Crazy Stamper store (online as well as the brick & mortar).

Until next, happy crafting.

Hugs;

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Good Times

Did anyone else grow up going to slumber parties?? I grew up with a group of girls that often had slumber parties......or sleep overs are they are called today  - seemed every Birthday was the perfect excuse for a slumber party. Up too late, eating junk food and being silly - the perfect recipe for fun! 

My post for this week features "Girl Talk" an older stamp from High Hopes. There seems to be quite the story being told here! 





The stamp is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched oval. I matched the stitched oval with the sentiment as well and used a stitched border die for a fun curve in the patterned paper. Photo corners, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Girl Talk - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Good Times - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, Posh - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, stitched border die trio - Whimsy Stamps, photo corners - Quickutz, ribbon, Candy Corn gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 FS8 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN5 TN9 EB4 GB4 GB5 GB7 IG1 IG4 IG2 FS6 CR3 CR1 
Copics: B00 B04 B06
                                                                        
 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!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patiently Waiting

It's time for me to show you all another image from High Hopes Rubber stamps that can be purchased at One Crazy Stamper.  This week I have colored up "Daniel" available to purchase here.  Can you feel the anticipation!


The image was stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink from Tsukineko on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics.  The background paper is from my stash ( meaning it's at least six years old ), and the sentiment is from a Stamping Bella stamp set.  

Copics used - E21, E23, E27, E00, E01, E11, C1, C4, C7, R17, YG93, YG95, YG99, R27, B91, R39, B93, B95, E40, E42 and E43.

Don't forget to color up one of your High Hopes images and enter to win a great prize in our monthly challenge.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Just Because!


Howdy All!
Now I am a big dog fan but when I saw this adorable Kitty stamp I just knew it would make an adorable card! Meet "Kitty's Flutter Friends" from High Hopes Stamps! My Girlfriend just got a new Kitten named Willow and oh my she is just adorable!

Of course the paper from Doodlebugs Kitten Smitten 6x6 collection was perfect for this cutie! I stamped my image and then masked it off. Using Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean and a cloud border stencil I created the sky background. I did also use Distress ink(Mowed Lawn) on the grass but wasn't happy with it, so I added a bunch of grass on top with my Copic markers. The "Just Because" is also a HH sentiment!
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C5, C6
R01, R81, R83, R85
BG11, BG23, Y21
YG09, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, January 8, 2018

Brrrrr....it's cold outside!!

Happy Monday OCS Fans!  We have had such a cold spell going on here in Southern Ontario for the last week or so.  I thought this stamp would be perfect to reset the mood and help us thing Spring, it's called Springtime Teapot from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.


I decided to go with all soft colors for this card...just to help the Springy mood.  The sentiment seemed a perfect fit for the lovely flowers on the teapot.

Copics - C6, C4, C2, T4, T2, T0, R85, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y000, Y00, Y02, G05, G03, G02

You can grab this stamp at OCS HERE or direct from High Hopes HERE
The sentiment can be found HERE at OCS or direct from High Hopes HERE 

I hope you enjoyed today's Springy post!

Happy Craftin'!!
Hugs,



Sunday, January 7, 2018

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



Thanks for joining us in our December Challenge -- "Christmas/Winter".  We enjoyed looking at all the fabulous entries.

We used Random.org to choose the winner.  December's winner will be sent 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of their choice.

The winner is: #18  Melanie





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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

As special as you are -- High Hopes stamps!

Hi there, happy Saturday!
I've been playing around with High Hopes .....
Hoping your day found here!
 Lots of  warm sunny colours to help beat the Winter blues!
I used my white sharpie marker to add hi-lights,butterflies and warm yellow ribbon too. The frame was coloured with Prismacolor pencils :) 
 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 5, 2018

Gone Fishin'

Welcome back OCS and HH fans and thank you for stopping by to have a peek at my Friday post for One Crazy Stamper.

Today's card is a clean and simple one, using Anthony James an older High Hopes Stamps.  I coloured Anthony with copic markers, used some older design paper from my stash and added some buttons and YNS gumdrops.

Supplies used:
Do try and find some time to enter this month's "Anything Goes with a twist -- blue or purple paper and a button or ribbon challenge.

For any supplies that you might need or want, check out Lora's One Crazy Stamper store, both online and the brick & mortar for some great products and inspiration.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Hugs,



Thursday, January 4, 2018

Bubble Bath Shower

Welcome back! My post today is sharing an older High Hopes stamp called "Bubble Bath Bradley". When I saw this stamp I immediately thought baby card! 
Since it is a bubble bath theme, I decided I would make a card for my stash for a baby shower. The inside will be filled in once I have a shower to go to - no there aren't any in my near future that I know of - this cutie is for my stash. 






I coloured the main stamp with alcohol markers but for the bubbles and water I added some glitter pen. Man glitter pens are hard to get a good photo of!!! I cut everything out with a classic circle die and my Fiskars circle cutter. I formed my card base and added paper from the Pebbles Lullaby collection. Twine, a flower from my stash, sentiment and gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bubble Bath Bradley - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: It's A Baby Shower - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Lullaby - Pebbles
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, cotton candy blue gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, twine - American Crafts

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 GY1 GB5
Copics: E31 E34 E37 
                                                                        
 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!