Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Mail (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Boxing Day! Hope everyone had a great Christmas! 

 
This is Happy Mail (SS002) and  From All of Us Sentiment (HH004).  Hedgy is so adorable!!! 
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Crystal Ice Stickles on the snow covered ground and snow on the mailbox.
 
The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye-Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU marina mist and white cardstock.  The designer paper was die cut using a rectangular die to allow the image to be framed. A SU corner punch was used with the blue cardstock for the corners of the image.  The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder, then cut using a tag punch.  Red, green and blue markers were used for small dots on the edge of this tag. A small piece of red twine was also added on the tag.  Foam tape was applied to raise the sentiment and to raise the designer paper, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a blue and white snowflake was punched then layered.  A pearl gem was added to the centre of the snowflake.

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 990, 977, 969, N95, N15, 533, 856, 277, N79, and N35.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - My Mind's Eye-Winter Wonderland 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Marina Mist and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Crystal Ice Stickles, Spellbinder - Rectangle Die, Red Twine, Pearl, SU Corner Punch, SU Snowflake Punch, SU Tag Punch, Red/Green/Blue Marker for dots around sentiment, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas - Santa Bob (Created by Jane Z.)

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!! This jolly fellow had a busy evening last night...
  

This is  Santa Bob (TT001).  I think the white stuff falling from the sky, was the only thing missing in many areas of the country this Christmas!   

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Santa's glasses.  Frosted Lace Stickles were used on Santa's coat fur, cuffs, hat, and pompom.  Crystal Ice Stickles was used for the snow.  I just love all the sparkle and glitter on Christmas cards!

The image was fussy cut out.  A Memory Box die called Dancing Snowflake Frame was cut using some white cardstock.  A blue card base was used and a piece of Bo Bunny-Dear Santa 6x6 Paper Pad was cut slightly smaller than the Snowflake Frame die.  The main image was glued to the Bo Bunny paper then attached to the blue card base.  The die cut was glued on top of the designer paper allowing Santa Bob to show through.  To add a bit more sparkle, YNS-Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops were also included on the corners of this card.    
 
Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N55, N75, N79, N95, 942, 850, 990, 977, 969, 947, 533, 856, 245, 847, 277, and 126.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Dear Santa 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Marina Mist & White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Crystal Ice Stickles, Memory Box-Dancing Snowflake Frame Die, YNS-Ice Ice Baby Sparkly GumdropsWater Brush, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you and your family/friends have a wonderful Christmas Day!
 
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Snowy Couple (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends! With Christmas just around the corner, here's another card that may inspire you to make a few extra ones this year!

 
This is Snowy Couple (TT016) and Think Snow 2 Sentiment (HH006).  Such an adorable couple!!! 
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Crystal Stickles on the snow covered ground.
 
The image was die cut using a Spellbinders Circle Die.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park-Christmas Cheer 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU red and green cardstock.  A SU corner punch was used with red cardstock for the top corners.  Some Garden Green ink (pad) was also used to apply some ink around the edges of the main image and sentiment.  The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image and sentiment, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few clear/crystal rhinestones were added on the photo corners, as well as, on the centre of the snowflake part of the sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 925, 990, 969, N15, 847, 228, 491, and 055..  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, and SU Garden Green Ink Pad for sponging edges.
 
Paper - Echo Park-Christmas Cheer 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Cardstock.
 
Misc - Crystal Stickles, Spellbinder - Circle Die, Clear Rhinestones, SU Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Penguin Love (Created by Jane Z.)

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Only 1 week left until Christmas!  To help you get in the Holiday spirit, here is another festive card that I made.
  
 
This is Penguin Love (SS003).  These two little penguins are just plain cute!   

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the penguin's beak, feet and holly berries.  Frosted Lace Stickles were used on the fur and pompoms of the hats.  I just love all the sparkle and glitter on Christmas cards!

The image was die cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  Some SU Green Galore Ink was sponged on the edges of the image and a rectangular piece of the matching cardstock was placed under the image for layering.  Glitter vellum paper (called Holly Flourish) was cut then folded over top of a piece of white cardstock.  This allowed the tape to be hidden on the back side of the glitter vellum paper, in order to secure it to the white cardstock.  This piece was centred on the red cardstock base of the card.  To add some more glitter, I used a couple of strips of Starfoam Sticker Lines.  These stickers are sooo fun, quick, and easy to use.  On this card, the strips made for a nice edge on the glitter vellum cardstock to give it more of a sharp and clean appearance.  To add a bit more sparkle, 3 YNS-Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops were also included around the main image.    
 
For the Season's Greetings sentiment, I used another package of Starfoam Stickers - called text.  This is a quick option and there is a large selection of these stickers available with different sentiments; however, any High Hopes sentiment would work well with some silver embossing powder too.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N55, N75, N95, 491, N60, 847, 977, 133, 245, 055, and 985.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and SU Green Galore Ink Pad for sponging the edges of the image.
 
Paper - SU Real Red, Green Galore,  and White Cardstock; Papermania Glitter Vellum - Holly Flourish.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Stitched Rectangle Die, Starfoam Stickers - Lines & Text, YNS-Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Painting Elf (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends! Here's a fun little guy, getting some gifts finished off for Santa's delivery soon...
 
 
This is Painting Elf (SS006) and We Wish You A Merry Christmas Sentiment (HH003).  Such a cute and fun image!!! With making some homemade gifts for people on my list this year, this adorable elf helped to inspire me!  I hope it will inspire you...

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents to the elf's collar, and all the areas of paint, that the elf was using - including the paint in the cans and on the brush tip.
 
The image was trimmed down to size.  The pattern paper is from Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU burgandy, green, and white cardstock.  A SU corner punch was used with the green cardstock for the corners on the image.  Some Handsome Hunter green ink (pad) was also used to apply some ink around the edges of the main image and sentiment.  The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image and sentiment, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few pearls were added above and below the sentiment and on the photo corners, as well as, a few red rhinestones on the holly berries of the sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 452, 555, 761, 905, 249, N75, 969, 757, 837, 990, and 055..  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, and SU Handsome Hunter Ink Pad for sponging edges.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Bravo Burgandy, Handsome Hunter, and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy AccentsPearls, Red Rhinestones, SU Corner Punch, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Winking Snowman - Gift Card Holder (Created by Jane Z.)

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As Christmas is rapidly approaching, I thought I would make a quick and easy gift card holder that could be used for those "not-so easy" people to buy for on your lists!!!
 

 
Inside view of the Gift Card Holder
 
This is Winking Snowman (RR001), along with the sentiments called Warm Winter Wishes (G310) and To:/From (E068).  I just love snowmen images...they are just so adorable!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the snowman's nose.  Gold Stickles were used on the buckle of the snowman's hat.  I just gotta have some glitter on my cards-LOL!

The image was fussy cut out.  The die used to cut the gift card holder is from MFT.  The pattern paper is from Doodlebug - Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Pacific Point and White cardstock.  A couple of pieces of Washi Glitter Gold Tape was cut into narrow strips and applied over top of the Doodlebug designer paper.  I thought this helped to coordinate well with the gold glitter on the snowman's buckle on his hat.  It was then time to add the image with foam tape for some dimension.  To add a bit more glitter, 4 YNS Candy Lane Glittered Gumdrops were also included around the main image.    
 
For the sentiments on the inside of the gift card holder, I used white embossing powder.  To complete this card holder, a gift card was tucked away inside.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N95, 723, 535, 992, 761, and 491.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and White Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Pacific Point and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsGold Stickles, MFT-Gift Card Holder Die, YNS-Candy Lane Glittered Gumdrops, Washi Glitter Tape-Gold, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Skating Snowlady (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends! Well, it won't be long before the kids are enjoying the holidays and time away from school...maybe this card would inspire an enjoyable family activity during the holidays!?!?!

 
This is Skating Snowlady (TT012) and We Wish You A Merry Christmas Sentiment (HH003).  Such a cute and fun image!!! It looks like these two are having a great time!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents to the snowman's mittens, nose, and pompom.
 
The image was trimmed down to size and layered.  The pattern paper is from Fancy Pants-Timbergrove 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some kraft and white cardstock.  The sentiment was embossed with black embossing powder, then layered as well.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image and sentiment, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few pearls were added to the right of the image and left of the sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 452, 243, 905, N35, N55, N75, 992, 757, and 761.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Fancy Pants-Timbergrove 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft and White Cardstock.
 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Snowman Sled Ride (Created by Jane Z.)

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The countdown has already started...Only 3 weeks til Christmas!!!
 
 
This is Snowman Sled Ride (SS010), along with the sentiment called Warm Winter Wishes (G310).  I just love snowmen images...they are just so adorable!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the snowman's nose.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries and Frosted Lace Stickles were applied on the falling snow and snow on the hill.  Gold Stickles were used on the buckle of snowman's hat.  Stickles are extremely easy to use and add that nice bit of glitter to any card!

The image was die cut and layered using Spellbinders - circle dies.  The pattern paper is from Penny Black-Holiday Trimmings 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Bermuda Bay and White cardstock. The snowman's scarf, patch, hat belt, and mittens were all paper pieced using different pattern paper from the Holiday Trimmings pad.  To create the falling snow and sky, I first used a Sizzix Embossing Folder called Snowfall.  I carefully placed the die cut circle image in a good location with the snow falling, as not to have too much snow on the snowman's face.  Once I had the image embossed, I sponged SU Bermuda Bay ink for the sky.  To sparkle up the falling snow, Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to each raised dot (snow falling).  I find this technique helps to create a more realistic effect of an actual snowfall.  So fun to experiment with too!   
 
For the sentiment, I used white embossing powder.  A few strips of SU ribbon were added in the shape of hanging banners.  Foam tape was used under the sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS Gumdrops were added around the main image.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N95, 856, 133, 296, 761, 055, and 373.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing PowderWhite Embossing Powder, and SU Bermuda Bay Ink Pad for sponging the sky of the image.
 
Paper - Penny Black-Holiday Trimmings 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Bermuda Bay and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Gold Stickles, Spellbinders-Circle Dies, Sizzix-Snowfall Embossing Folder, SU Bermuda Bay Ribbon, YNS Gumdrops-Mermaid Fun, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wasn't Me! (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends!  If Black Friday has you in the mood to do some more shopping, be sure to head on over to the High Hopes Stamps Website to grab some fantastic deals this weekend.  The sale continues thru til Cyber Monday!  Enjoy!!!
 
 
This is Wasn't Me! (TT013) and Sm. Christmas Script Sentiment (F051).  Such a fun and adorable image!!!  Somehow, I could actually see this happening...lol!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents to the ornaments, mouse, kitty's hair bow, and tree stand.
 
The image was trimmed down to size and some grey ink was sponged on the edges.  The pattern paper is from Simple Stories-December Documented 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some grey and white cardstock.  A piece of SU white glittery ribbon was glued across the middle of the card to separate the different patterned papers.  The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder, then die cut using a banner die from Taylored Expressions.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS Gumdrops-White Sugar were added to the bottom right corner.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 723, N55, N79, 761, 555, 856, 055, 249, 969, and 606.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder for the sentiment, SU Grey Ink Pad for sponging edges of the main image, and SU Handsome Hunter Ink Pad for sponging edges of the sentiment banner.
 
Paper - Simple Stories-December Documented 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Grey and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, SU White Glittery Ribbon, YNS Gumdrops-White Sugar, Taylored Expressions-Banner Die, Sponge DauberWater BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Mail (Created by Jane Z.)

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For all you Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shoppers, be sure to stop by the High Hopes Stamps Website to find some awesome deals this weekend.  Happy Shopping!!!
  
 
This is Happy Mail (SS002), along with the sentiment called Holly Jolly (K048).  Who doesn't love to receive happy mail?!?!?!?  and especially at this time of year....  

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Hedgy's nose.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries and Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to resemble snow on the top of the mailbox and ground covering.

The image was die cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Chocolate Chip and White cardstock.  For the bow tie on Hedgy, I used a mini gingerbread man die from YNS, that included a bow tie.  The real reason hedgy has a bow tie on, is due to the fact that while I was colouring his tummy I had a little too much water on my brush and ended up paper piecing another tummy on him.  There was a slight line in between his head and body, that I wanted to cover either with a scarf or a bow tie.  When I found the bow tie was going to work, my dilemma was resolved.  I am always looking for creative ways to fix small boo boos like this, as some days things happen that we wish didn't!  LOL!  
 
For the sentiment, I was hoping to create something that looked like a postage stamp.  I remembered I had a SU postage punch, that I don't think I've ever used, so I dug that up.  In order to layer the sentiment, I needed to punch out 4 postage punches and offset them, using Chocolate Chip cardstock to create a bigger postage stamp.  Foam tape was used under the sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few clear rhinestones were added above the image and to the lower right side.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 847, 133, 245, 969, 977, 942, N35, and 800.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder for sentiment, and SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad for sponging edges of image and sentiment.
 
Paper - Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Stitched Rectangle die, YNS-mini gingerbread man die(bow tie), SU Postage Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Skiing Snowman (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends!  Here is a fun card for you today!

 
This is Skiing Snowman (TT015).  Such an adorable image and easy to colour too!!!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Diamond Stickles to the fur and cuffs of the Snowman's coat.
 
The image was cut down to size and some brown ink was sponged on the edges.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some kraft and white cardstock.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few copper coloured pearls were added to the top and bottom of the main image, and twine was tied in a nice bow along the side.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, N55, N75, 761, 555, 977, 992, 847, and 905.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Brown Ink Pad for sponging edges of the main image.
 
PaperBo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Diamond Stickles, Twine, Copper Pearls, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Penguin On Ice (Created by Jane Z.)

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With Christmas less than 6 weeks away, it's time to get those cards done!!! I hope this card may inspire you...
  Jane 
 
This is Penguin On Ice (TT010)....what a super cute image!!!  The possibilities using this image are endless.

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Penguin's beak and feet.  Diamond Stickles were applied to the pompom and the fur on the hat.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries.  

The image was die cut using a Stitched Square die.  The same die was used for offsetting the red layer behind the image.  The pattern paper is from Doodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Green, Red, and White cardstock.  For the holly embellishment in the top left corn of the main image, I used a Creative Expressions die called Festive Collection.  These holly dies are just gorgeous, with a very detailed look to them.  Some Zig-Wink of Stella Glitter Green pen was applied over the green cardstock that was used to die cut the holly leaves.  Foam tape was used under the main image to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS Glitter Sparkle Gumdrops were added below the ribbon sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N75, 491, N60, 985, 025, 055, 969, 977, 847, 856, 126, and 245.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperDoodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Green, Red, and White Cardstock; Red Glitter Cardstock (holly berries die cut).
 
Misc - Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Zig-Wink of Stella Glitter Green Pen, Stitched Square die, Creative Expressions-Festive Collection dies, Recollection-Happy Holidays Ribbon, White Gel Pen, YNS- White Sugar & Sparkle Gumdrops, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Penguin Surprise (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Happy Saturday Friends!  For today's post, I decided on a Step Card for my layout.
 
 
This is Penguin Surprise (SS005) and Bold Merry Christmas Sentiment (G105).  Such a fun image to colour!!!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents on the Penguin's beak and Christmas ornament.  Frosted Lace Stickles were added to the fur on the hat and on the pompom.
 
The image was cut out and layered using Spellbinder-circle dies.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some black, blue and white cardstock.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  For the sentiment, a versamark ink pad along with black embossing powder was used.  To complete this card, a few silver pearls were added to the sentiment area, and silver elastic cord was added above and below the image.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, N55, N75, N79, 535, 245, and 905.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperBo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Black, Blue, and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Cherry Lynn Designs-Step Card #1 Die, Spellbinders-Circle Dies, Silver Elastic Cord, Glossy Accents, Frosted Lace Stickles, Silver Pearls, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Snowman Totem (Created by Jane Z.)

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Do I have any takers on this offer????
  

This is Snowman Totem (TT003)....what an adorable image!!!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Snowman's noses, buttons, and bird's beak.  Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to the pompoms and the fur on the hats.  A Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used for the snow on the sign, shovel, and the snowballs.  

The image was die cut using a MFT die called Cross-Stitched Rectangle.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Chocolate Chip and White cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the punched SU snowflake.  To complete this card, a few YNS Clear Glitter Gumdrops were added to the centre of the snowflake and along the top left side of the image.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, N55, N75, 491, N60, 985, 969, 977, 990, 528, 555, and 761.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad for sponging edges of image.
 
PaperBo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace SticklesZig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, MFT-Cross-Stitched Rectangle die, Twine, SU Snowflake Punch, YNS-Clear Glitter Gumdrops, Sponge Dauber,  Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Candy Cane Snowman (Created by Lisa Z.)

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Come join our monthly challenge...and you could be the next winner of two High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  The details for the November Challenge can be found here.  The challenge runs through November 30th.

Happy Saturday Friends!  For today's post, I went with less dimension on this Christmas card, so that it could easily be mailed out.
 
 
This is Candy Cane Snowman (RR002).  Such an adorable and fun image to colour!!!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Zig-Wink of Stella gold glitter pen for the buckle on the Snowman's hat.  

The image was cut down to size and layered with red cardstock.  The pattern paper is from Teresa Collins-Candy Cane Lane 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some red cardstock.  Foam tape was used to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  For the sentiment, Recollections-Glitter Tape was used.  To complete this card, a few pearls were added above and below the image.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N55, 055, 905, 837, and 245.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Teresa Collins-Candy Cane Lane 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Red and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Zig-Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Pen, Pearls, Recollections-Glitter Tape (sentiment), Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Sleigh Ride (Created by Jane Z.)

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With the mild weather in Southern Ontario this past week, it is hard to believe Christmas is next month!  I sure hope you have started on your Christmas cards, but if not...I hope the other Diva's cards and this card, may inspire you to get working on them!
 
 
This is Sleigh Ride (SS004) and Sm. Christmas Script Sentiment (F051). Such a cute image!!!
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Snowman's nose, holly berries, and Penguin's feet and beak.  Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to the Penguin's pompom and the snowflake dots on the sleigh.  Gold Stickles were added to the Snowman's hat buckle. A Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used for the fur on the Penguin's hat.  
 
The image was fussy cut.  The snow hills were created by using a Paper Smooches die called Stitched.  The tree dies are from Frantic Stamper called Tall Pine Trees. A white ink pad was used to sponge the trees to give it a more of a snowy appearance.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny-Dear Santa 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some blue, green, and white cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with a blue ink pad.  I wanted to keep this card fairly flat so it could be mailed out; therefore, I never used any foam tape--which is quite unusual for me - LOL!  To complete this card, a few blue rhinestones were added to the corners of the card.  
 
Supplies Used:
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N75, 245, 985, 847, 856, 992, 977, 533, 535, and 761.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, White Ink Pad (sponging trees), and Blue Ink Pad (sentiment).
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Dear Santa 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Blue, Green, and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy Accents, Frosted Lace Stickles, Gold Stickles, Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Blue Rhinestones, Paper Smooches-Stitched Die, Frantic Stamper-Tall Pine Trees die, Water Brush, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Snowy Love (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

 Happy Halloween!  I sure hope everyone has a safe and fun time tonight!!! 

As a reminder, today is the last day to enter your projects for this month's Challenge! Submit your entries for the chance to win your choice of two High Hopes Stamps!  Details for the Challenge can be found here.  We look forward to seeing your cards!

  For today's post, I made a circle flip card using stamps from the new release - Joys of the Seasons!
 
 Inside of card...
 
This is Snowy Love (RR003), Think Snow 2 Sentiment (HH006), and Seasons Greetings Sentiment.  This is an adorable and fun image to colour!  The image circle flips to the reverse side when you open or pull the right side of the card to the right. How awesome is that???

I coloured the image with Tombow Markers and Water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Snowy's nose.  A Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen was used on Snowy's hat and pompom for a little more sparkle.  The circles were punched using a 2 1/2" circle punch for both the image and the sentiment on the reverse side.  The designer paper is from Echo Park-'Tis the Season 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU black and red cardstock.  For a little added touch, a SU snowflake punch was used to punch the snowflake with a piece of white shimmery cardstock.  Xmas Red Stickles was applied to the centre and ends of the snowflake to match the red glittery tape ribbon.  The 'Tis the Season Glitter Tape is from Recollections.  A red rhinestone was added to the snow in the "Think Snow" sentiment as a finishing touch, to complete this card design.
 
Supplies Used:
 
InkTombow Markers - 491, 925, N35, N75, 761, 126, and 100. Black Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink Pad for stamping the main image and sentiments.  SU Basic Grey Ink Pad for sponging the edges of the sentiment circle on the reverse side.
 
Paper - Echo Park- 'Tis the Season 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Black & Red Cardstock, White Shimmery Cardstock (Snowflake).

Misc - Glossy Accents,  Xmas Red Stickles, Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, SU Snowflake Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, BigShot-Circle Card Thinlits Die, Recollections- 'Tis the Season Glitter Tape, Red Rhinestone, Sponge Dauber, Water brush, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Penguin Surprise (Created by Jane Z.)

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This is Penguin Surprise (SS005) and Ho Ho Ho Sentiment (HH002). This image makes for such a cute Christmas card!!!
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Penguin's beak and the tree ornament. Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to the fur on his hat and pompom.   
 
The image was cut down to size and layered using a couple of Spellbinder circle dies.  The pattern paper is from Simple Stories - Claus & Co. 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some red, green, and white cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with a versamark ink pad and white embossing powder was applied then heated.  Foam tape was used under the sentiment to add some dimension.  I wanted to keep this card fairly flat, so it could be mailed out in time for the holidays.  To complete this card, a piece of Doodlebug Twine was tied in a bow to coordinate with the gift bow.  Also, some red rhinestones were added to the centre of the snowflakes on the sentiment.  
 
Supplies Used:
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N75, 126, 133, 245, 055, 985, 847, and 856.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Simple Stories-Claus. & Co. 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Red, Green, and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy Accents, Frosted Lace Stickles, Spellbinders-Circle Dies, Red Rhinestones, Doodlebug Twine-Ladybug, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

YNS Sketch & Color Challenge #25 - Sandy Squirrel (Created by Jane Z.)

 
and a little closer look...
 
Well, I was able to get a card done for this week's YNS Sketch/Color #25 Challenge...but, I couldn't decide whether to do the sketch challenge or the color challenge.  I ended up being on the safe side and doing both - LOL!!! Hope you like it!!!

Supplies Used:

YNS Stamps/DiesSandy Squirrel Stamp Set (CYNS300) & Sandy Squirrel Die Set (YNSD329).

Ink - Coloured with Tombow Markers, Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Early Espresso Ink Pad, and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.

Paper - Doodlebug-Happy Harvest 6x6 Paper Pad;  SU Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, and Marigold Morning Cardstock.

Misc - YNS Gumdrops - Love Me Some Latte (YNSGD054), Stitched Circle Die, YNS-Stitched Rectangle Die (YNSD214), Standard Circle Die, Stitched Square Die, Doodlebug Twine, SU Button, Foam Tape, Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pumpkin Buddies (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

 I sure hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  For today's post, I thought I would share another Halloween cutie from the new release - Joys of the Seasons!
 
 
This is Pumpkin Buddies (TT020).  It is a super adorable image to colour and an enjoyable card to create...  

I coloured the image with Tombow Markers and Water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the puppy's nose and the bat.  Gold Stickles were added on the pumpkin's eyes.  The designer paper is from Taylored Expressions - Build a Scene Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad (Cobweb print), Recollections - Midnight Magic 6x6 Paper Pad (for the shiny black and glittery gold cardstock).  Foam tape was used to attach the image, in order to add some dimension to this card.  A bunch of Doodlebug - Beetle Black Sprinkles were applied as a finishing touch, to complete this card design.
 
Supplies Used:
 
InkTombow Markers - N15, N35, N75, 969, 076, 990, 905, and 933. Black Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink Pad for stamping the main image.
 
Paper - Taylored Expressions - Build A Scene Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad (Cobweb Paper); Recollections - Midnight Magic 6x6 Paper Pad - (Shiny Black and Glittery Gold Cardstock)

Misc - Glossy Accents, Gold Stickles, Doodlebug-Beetle Black Sprinkles, Water brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Frankie (Created by Jane Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Here's a Frightfully Delightful card using some stamps from the new release - Joys of the Seasons!
  
 

This is Frankie (TT021) and Frightfully Delightful Sentiment (HH009). This image is sooo cute and fun to colour!!!
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Frankie's nose, pumpkin's-eyes/nose/mouth, and the bat's-wings/ears/nose.  
 
The image was cut down to size and the edges were sponged with SU basic gray ink.  The pattern paper is from Taylored Expressions-Build A Scene Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some Black and Yellow Cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the image and sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a piece of black embroidery thread was used to resemble a cobweb stran with a glittery spider dangling from it.  Also, three Doodlebug - Beetle Black Sprinkles were added to the corners of the image.  
 
Supplies Used:
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N55, N75, 126, 055, 985, 533, 977, 925, 933, 847, 603, and 850.  Versamark Ink Pad and  Black Embossing Powder.  SU Basic Gray Ink Pad for sponging edges of the image.
 
Paper - Taylored Expressions-Build A Scene Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Black and Crushed Curry Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy Accents, Black Embroidery Thread, Recollections-Halloween Glitter Embellishments-Spider, Doodlebug - Beetle Black Sprinkles, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Free Broom Rides (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

 I sure hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  For today's post, I thought I would share a Halloween cutie from the new release - Joys of the Seasons!
 
 
This is Free Broom Rides (TT017).  It was a super fun image to colour and enjoyable card to create...  

I coloured the image with Copic Markers. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the witch's hat buckle and the stars on her dress.  It is a bit difficult to see this sparkle in the picture, but it just adds a bit of glitter to the card!  The designer paper is from Doodlebug-Ghouls and Goodies 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some Black and White Cardstock.  Another piece of Doodlebug patterned paper(from the same paper pad), was also used behind the main image.  Foam tape was used to attach the image, in order to add some dimension to this card.  A few Halloween Glitter Embellishments were applied as a finishing touch, to complete this card design.
 
Supplies Used:
 
InkCopic Markers - Y06, C3, 100, E79, YG05, E00, E31, E47, 0, Y38, and BV17.  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad for stamping main image.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Ghouls & Goodies 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Black and White Cardstock. 
 
Misc - Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Recollections-Halloween Glitter Embellishments, Corner Punch, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Snowy Love (Created by Jane Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Here's another one of my cards, using a very cute stamp from the new release - Joys of the Seasons!  
 
 
Side View

Inside of Card

This is Snowy Love (RR003) and We Wish You a Merry Christmas Sentiment (HH003). This image is sooo adorable and fun to colour!!!
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Snowman's nose.  Frosted Lace Stickles was applied on the fur of the Snowman's hat and pompom.  The image was then fussy cut out.  
 
The die used to cut the card is a Sizzix Thinlits called Circle Card.  A 2 1/2" circle punch was used to layer the main image, and also for the sentiment on the reverse.  The pattern paper is from Doodlebug - Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some Blue and White Cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the image to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a couple of pink buttons were applied on the left side of the card, and some Doodlebug Twine - Cupcake was tied on the lower right hand side.  
 
Supplies Used:
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, N95, 856, 847, 443, 452, 723, 245, 133, and 800.  Versamark Ink Pad and  Black Embossing Powder.  SU Marina Mist Ink Pad for sentiment and sponging edges of the sentiment.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Marina Mist and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy Accents2 1/2" circle punchFrosted Lace Stickles, Doodlebug Twine-Cupcake, Sizzix Thinlits - Circle Card Die, Sponge Dauber, Buttons, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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