Thursday, May 24, 2018

Home Tweet Home

It seems like Spring has finally arrived! One of my favourite things about Spring is when the birds come back into the neighbourhood.
I have a tree in one of my flower beds that often becomes the home for a nest and some baby birds. It is fun to watch the Mom feed to the babies and to watch the babies as they learn to fly. 

The Fancy Birdhouse 1 stamp reminded me of this fun part of Spring and I added the Landing Birdie as she seems to be coming home.

I coloured the stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut them. Next I cut my doily and circle and added some clouds using a cloud die, dauber and ink. Then it was on to my computer to create my sentiment, print it and cut it out using the matching circle and doily dies. Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fancy Birdhouse 1Landing Birdie -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - computer
Patterned Paper: Hello Easter and Dots and Stripes - Echo Park
Dies: Doily - Gina K Designs, Classic circle - Spellbinders
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Studio G ink, Recollections ribbon, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 VB1 VB2 VB3 AG1 AG3 AG5 CT1 CT4 BP4 BP5 AP1 AP3 AP4 GY1 B02
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Rosie's Ride

Howdy - MichelleO here and I have been having so much fun with this image from High Hopes Stamps - Rosie's Ride. Isn't she adorable? Or is it that little goat that has me grinning? :0)

I found some older scraps in my box and sewed down the layers - And attached to a cream colored base. Love the red dots paper with those roses. The sentiment "Thanks!" is a favorite of my High Hopes Stamps. 

I colored Rosie and her goat with my Copics (colors below)

Love these colors, they just make me smile so happy! Then add roses and a goat and that just makes it extra special .

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tropical Santa!

Hello HH Fans!
Everybody deserves a little R&R especially Santa after a busy Christmas season! "Tropical Santa" from High Hopes is doing just that! I think he's even got a bit of a tan!
I decided to use paper from the American Crafts "Sunny" 6x6 collection. I got my Sketch idea from "Lili of the Valley Sketches". There are lots of wonderful 6x6 sketches over there to choose from. I added the HH "Just Arrived" sentiment to show that "Tropical Santa" just arrived for his much needed vacation. 
On the inside I created the sentiment on my computer. I am using a Ring Frame die on the inside with more of the Designer Papers. I used some of the circle cutout on the front of my card. I always try to use up my "scraps" when I can!

Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E33, E51, R20
Hair: N1, N3, N4, N7
Pinks: RV04, RV06
Greens: FY61, FY62
Chair: E43, E44, E47, Y32, Y35, Y38
R24, R29, BG72, BG75, FY1
Shadow, Outline: W1, B00

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 21, 2018

I Love You Sister!

Hi there and happy Monday!

I am excited to be back with a Shabby Chic Card,
using "Girlfriend"  from High Hopes Stamps 

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored using alcohol markers. After image was all done I choose to fussy cut it leaving a small white border. The patter paper are from my stash of left-over. I distress all the edges and used peacock feather distress ink.

To finish my card I used Fan-tage embossing powder, tiny white pearls, Diamond Stickles and a white gelly pen. I made the sentiment on my computer. That is all for today, hope you have got inspired today?

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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.