Sunday, May 20, 2018

Last weeks Mothers day

Happy Sunday!!

Today I'd like to show you the card I gave my mother last week for Mothers Day. 
This image is easily to use for so many occasions! Not only for Mothers Day, but if you add your own sentiment to it, it can be a birthday card, a graduation card, a card for a new home... you name it!! 
The image is called Terri's Flower Cart.


I wanted to give this card a rustic look by adding some ribbons, twine and a bunch of paper flowers. The little wooden heart is my finishing touch.
The sentiment is a Dutch one and it says: Happy Mothers day!

Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by! And have a great day!!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spring is in the Air wreath

 Hi there and happy Saturday.  I'm back to share a little card made with ....
I created a  twig style wreath and set the Spring image inside.  Used a burlap style ribbon 
with a fun carrot print and some tiny yellow flowers too. The image is coloured with Copic Markers and the background paper has a rustic wood look which I though went well with the image. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Sisters and Friends!!!

Welcome Everyone;

Even though Spring is here, with some nice and sunny weather and you feel that everything is going well, and then something happens -- totally out of nowhere to make life suck.

Such has been my world for the last couple of weeks.  Take the time to talk and spend time with all of your families -- your own immediate family as well as your brothers and sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins -- anyone who fits that special niche called family.  You never know when an unexpected life event is going to happen.  I know that my sister who was a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt and I did not talk or visit everyday; but we were still there for each other. 

For today's post I have used Girlfriends from High Hopes Stamps.  This card is for everyone who has a sister that they cherish and miss.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Girlfriends, Sisters and Friends (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Watercolor Wishes and Spring Plaid (Lawn Fawn), White Mulberry Paper (under the Lace Ribbon -- doesn't show up too well in the photo)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruite Pink, E00 - Skin White, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  Girl on Right --  E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell; Girl on Left -- E25 - Caribe Cocoa, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • Dress & Hat:  Girl on Right --  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green, RV52 - Cotton Candy:  Girl on Left -- Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y18 - Lighting Yellow, YG11 - Mignonette, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Grass Green; B0000 - Pale Celestine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue 
  • Lace Ribbon (Hero Arts)
  • Botannical Potpourri - Snow and Buttermilk (49 and Market) 
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops -- Morning Dew and White Blizzard
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Please take the time to pick up the phone and talk, text, email or visit your family, as you never know what tomorrow holds.

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dress For Success

Did anyone else ever like to play dress up as a child? I got the chance to do that when I went over to my friend's places for sleep overs. It was way too much fun to pull out the fancy dresses and high heeled shoes from the special toy box they were kept in.

Danni Dress Up from High Hopes Rubber Stamps sure brought back some fun childhood memories! 




After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I added some Stickles to her boa and pearls for a little sparkle. I set it aside to dry and cut and assembled my patterned paper layers. Some matching glittery ribbon and Nuvo gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Danni Dress Up -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Paper Dolls - Julie Nutting, Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, MistiIcicle and Stardust Stickles, fishtail banner die - YNS, Galena ribbon, Bubble Gum Blush Nuvo Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 CR2 CR3 CR5 CR8 RB1 RB2 RB3 VB1 VB2 VB3 TN1 EB1 EB2
                                           
                     
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Swaddling Baby Boy

Howdy - MichelleO here - and for High Hopes Stamps today I had a little inspiration...

This stamp is a totally adorable image and a must have the perfect baby card! This is "Swaddled Baby Boy"


This little guy is such a cutie... I love paper piecing with this one. That blanket just screams out to match up to the pattern paper. So decided to only use on piece of pattern paper and make it pop sort of. A cream card stock, and the piece of green dot pattern paper for the card. Then I stamped the image on the pattern paper and cut out the blanket and glued it to the image. I sewed the image down with a zig zat stitch. For the corners I punched out a corner punch and then cut it to fit inwards in the card. Heart shaped pearls for the corners.

The sentiment is High Hopes Stamps "It a Boy"  is perfect with that little heart that I just had to add a little pink color too. Simple card, but some images just need to stay the focus - don't you think?

Copic colors used -


 Babies are such a blessing... we had a bouncing baby goat born here on the farm this week. That was the inspiration for today's card ;0)  - Love babies of all kinds!

Thanks so much for looking -



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Gemma!

Hi HH Fans!
I've got one more of the High Hopes Stamps adorable "Divas" to share with you today! This is the super cute "Gemma"! When I started to design this card, I just pictured her in Paris for some reason.... enjoying life and painting until her little hearts content!
So since "Gemma" is in "Paris", I knew the Paris Girl collection from Carta Bella was perfect for her! I've been hoarding this collection but thought Gemma was deserving LOL. I added some Crystal Stickles to her hair band, flower and painted hearts. The MFT Eiffel Tower die was the perfect addition to my themed card!
On the decorated inside I added the HH Sentiment called "You Make Me Smile".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Hearts and paint: RV10, RV11
Easel: E43, E44, E47
Grey: C1, C2, C4, black gel pen polka dots
Background: B000, B00

Take some time to enjoy life just like Gemma is!
Happy Stamping!


Supplies:

Monday, May 14, 2018

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Card!

Good morning,
and welcome to my Monday blog post!

Today I'm sharing a Shabby Chic Mother's Day card, I have created for my mom! For my card I'm using High Hopes Stamps new release called "A Magical Day"

This cute stamp is Butterfly Fairy
I stamped and colored my image with alcohol markers. After I finish I fussy cut it and used Diamond stickles, Whink Of Stella and a gelly glitter pen to make her sparkle.

I always enjoy a little dimension in the background, so I used texture paste, die cut a couple of my new round floral frame and added cheese cloth around. The pattern paper is from my stash as well the paper and fabric flowers. To finish my card I created a pin, adhesive some pink gems and add seam binding ribbon colored with distress ink.

Here is a close up!
The sentiment is Hoping Your Day and old sentiment but well used one for me. I stamped it on vellum with Versa-Mark and used white embossing powder. Love this sentiment so much I have used in so many of my projects. It can be used for so many cards occasions. That is all for today hope you have enjoy this card inspiration.

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Congrats!

Happy Sunday!

And happy Mothersday! For all mothers, old, new, soon-to-be, I wish you'll have a great day!
Specially for today I've made a card for a mother-to-be with the New Mommy


Dessinpapers are from Echo Park. I've used kraft, white, red and black cardstock from Bazzill. 
Star dies and a congrats die (My Favorite Things). And last a white doiley (yeay for coffee breaks). 

Copics used:

Off to my own mother to celebrate today!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Spring is in the air!

Hello High Hopes friends. I'm back to share a little Spring design using ...
Spring is in the Air found here!
I thought this was  such a sweet image.  I love the font along with all the little Spring elements. 
On this card I used some Spring colours including coral, lime green and a soft yellow.  Some Blue acrylic paint is added to the flowers and outer edge of the card.

The banner flags are hand cut. the bow has a chevron design, the flowers were die punched and an added button for the center. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Friendship Warms the Heart!

Welcome Friends;

Another week has come and gone, and Friday has arrived.  I have another spring like card for today's post using "Blooming Friends" from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image, it was coloured with Copic Markers.  I did paper piece her top with a piece of design paper from the Really Rainbow pad from Lawn Fawn.  Some flowers and die cut butterflies finish off the card.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Blooming Friends, Friendship Warms the Heart (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Really Rainbow and Watercolor Wishes (Lawn Fawn)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Flora White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  E50 - Egg Shell, E51 - Milky White, E53 - Raw Silk
    • Pants:  B52 - Soft Greenish Blue
    • Hedgehog:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E37 - Sepia, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois
    • Rock:  W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1
    • Other:  Y13 - Lemon Yellow, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Green Grass, Y38 - Honey
  •  Botannical Potpourri - Buttermilk (49 and Market)
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Anniversary

At the end of April my parents celebrated their 50th Anniversary. My siblings and I planned lots of surprises for them throughout the day including pink flamingos in their front yard! They have received their card so I can share it now <smile>

One of my tasks was to create their card. I wanted to include flowers and one of Mom's favourite colours - purple. I also wanted to include something for my Dad which is where the wood comes in. Since his retirement he has been dabbling in wood working so the wood paper is perfect to include him.  

The inside included a special note from all their "Kids" which they loved. 




I wanted to use the flowers on the With Deepest Sympathy stamp but the sentiment didn't fit. I grabbed my post it notes and strategically masked off the sentiment and stamped the flowers. The sentiment was another test in masking and placement as it is actually a long sentiment not stacked like I have done it. 
I sooo love my Misti!

After holding my breath and stamping, I coloured the flowers with alcohol markers and cut it out. I added some stickles to not only the balls around the flowers but also in some of the white space around the stamp.
Some wood paper in the background, inked edges and some twine finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: With Deepest Sympathy -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Aniversary - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sage and Grace - Kaisercraft

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, London Fog ink - Memento, Crystal Stickles, twine - American Crafts 

Spectrum Noir Markers: LV1 PL2 PL4 CG1 DG2 DG4 CT1 AB1 IG1
                                           
                     
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leapin' Larry - Hoppy Birthday

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out an older favorite for a great fun Birthday card - This is Leapin' Larry... isn't he an energetic little guy?


Wish I had that jump in me! I colored with my Copics (colors below) Then I cut Larry out with a Whimsy Stitched Oval Die. Then for the sentiment the perfect for Larry "Open Hoppy Birthday" that I colored with the same copics. Green card stock for the base and then two pieces of pattern paper from Making Memories.

For a little added fun I cut out Larry's arm from the paper and popped it up above the sentiment, like he is sort of waving. Hi Larry!

Copic colors used -


Have you ever surfed through the High Hopes Stamps store? Oh my there are SO Many stamps to choose from. I bet you find one or a hundred you can't live without. I was trying to think back to my first High Hopes Stamps order... way over a decade ago.... fell in love and haven't stopped coloring since!

Go take a look at the web site HERE and have some fun!

Thank you

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Coffee Gift card Holder!

Hi Fans!
Today's card is all about coffee!! From the adorable High Hopes Stamp called "Ginger" to the Coffee shaped gift card holder!
I used my Silhouette machine and cut the Coffee Gift Card base and decorated it with Designer papers. After I stamped and coloured my image, I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut out the image and add a outline with pink cardstock. I also added some Crystal Stickles to various parts of "Ginger" for some added interest!
O course here in Canada, Tim Horton's is often the Coffee Shop of choice and I know my friend will love that she can go and have some coffee and treats on me!
I added the "Thank You For Being A Friend" sentiment on the inside.
Copics:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, white gel pen
Hair & shoes: C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C8
Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89
Blue green: BG13, BG32
Y35

Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, May 7, 2018

On The Phone!

Happy Monday friends,
today I'm sharing a fun card using "On The Phone" from High Hopes Stamps.

I stamped image with Memento Tuxedo black and colored with alcohol markers. Next fussy cut it leaving a small border. I add some stickles on her dress and white dot using a gel pen. I build a scene using *Picket Fence & Grassy Border die. Pattern paper is from my stash.

Copic List; skin E000 E51 V000 Hair E29 E33 E37 E11 Clothes BG13 BG15 RV17 RV19 Shoes C5 C7 C9 Phone Y11 Y11 Y13

To finish I add paper and fabric flowers from my stash. Some clear gems and cheese cloth. The sentiment is from LF. Finally a bow using lace ribbon. Hope you got inspired today.

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Birthday wishes

Happy Sunday!

Time for another birthday card. Where did all those cards go? Well, I don't mind making new ones ;)
Here's one for my sister who is singing in a choir. She is going to love this card!!
I've used the cute Singing Katrina and the Birthday Wishes sentiment.


Dessinpapers are from my stash (really, really old ones, I can't even tell wich company). 
Together with the purple cardstock from Bazzill to go along. 
I made the flowers from a Marianne Design die and added some purple pearls in the centre. 

Copics used:

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you're inspired to make some birthday cards yourself today!
There are a lot of birthday stamps on the High Hopes Stamps website. Check it out!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Everything grows with love

Hello and Happy Saturday!
I'm back to share a little floral number using ....
This card has been on my mind for awhile .  I started off by cutting up my deepest sympathy stamp. I very carefully cut around the sentiment and created two stamps.  You can also tape off the sentiment while inking to preserve the stamp.  
I stamped a square piece of paper multiple times  to give a garden look to the card. Then stamped a bunch of flowers on some white cardstock and fussy cutting them.
I inked up the fussy flowers and once my background was coloured up with Copic Markers, distress inks and stamped sentiment the flowers were glued into place. 
I used an old sewing machine for my sewing stitches, added twine to my base  and pop dotted my panel into place. 
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