Thursday, 18 May 2017

Little Missy's Smile

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

For this week's post, I would like to introduce you to an older High Hopes stamp called "Little Missy". I think she is totally adorable and would be perfect for a card for sooo many different occasions.

My card layout is based on this month's challenge sketch (below). I love using sketches when my creative brain is in hibernation - it definitely gives it a kick start! 

I started by cutting a tag out  and cardstock background with my Cricut and stamping my image. After colouring her with alcohol markers I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots to her dress and bow. The sentiment was cut out and a crystal was added to the dot on the "i". Some twine, a flower and glittery gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Little Missy  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Journal Card and Bracket Insert die set - YNS
Patterned Paper:  Hello Baby - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti, White Gelly Roll pen, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops, flower - Prima, fishtail banner die - YNS, Cyrstazzi crystal, George and Basic shapes - Cricut

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 1G2 1G3 1G5 1G1 BT4 BT6 BT7 CG1 DG2 DG4 FS6 CR3 CR1

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. There are three chances to win click here for the details: May Challenge

If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

CAS Smiles

Welcome Back OCS Fans! 

This week I decided to challenge myself just to shake things up a little in my crafty world. I have alot of patterned paper - yes it's an addiction - but I also have alot of little pieces -you know the ones that are trimmed off an edge of a sheet and you just can't bear to throw it out - gasp! 

My challenge was to use some of these smaller pieces as well as create a CAS (clean and simple) card. Double whammy and challenge accepted! I decided that "Blossom" from the new Darling Diva's release at High Hopes would be perfect for my card. 

To start this card I cut out my white background using a stitched square die. The stitched scallop border edge was cut next using a die. I used my Misti to place the stamp and sentiment in the perfect spot and inked away - LOVE my Misti! After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I added the patterned paper edge.  I used a brown marker to add some freckles to puppy's cheeks and some sparkly Stickles on the heart and dress collar give me a touch of bling. 
All of this was mounted on some cardstock and voila - double challenge met...I think...

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Blossom  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sending Smiles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti, Crystal Stickles, white gelly roll pen, My Creative Time die, Stitched Rectangle die - YNS, brown marker to add puppy freckles

Spectrum Noir: FS5 FS2 TN2 EB6 EB3 EB5 CT1 CT2 CT4 FS8 CG2 PP1 PP3 BT3 1B2
Copics: E31 E34 E37 C0

A new month = a new challenge! Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link: May Challenge

Here's The Sketch 

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Dropping By Kitty

Welcome back Whimsy Fans! It is the 15th of the month so it's time for a new challenge at Whimsy Stamps.

This month's challenge is Anything Goes - with an optional twist of flowers. You can choose to play along with the twist or not it's totally up to you and can use and Whimsy stamp, Digi stamp or paper that you like to play along.

My inspiration post features "Kitty Balloon" along with some digital paper and enamel dots. All the links are provided below.

My bestie is a cat lover and her Birthday is coming up soon so this is the perfect stamp for her don't you think?
After colouring my stamp twice with alcohol markers, I fussy cut them using my trusty cuticle scissors. The digital paper was printed and I stamped and paper pieced the balloon and bow for both images. 
The main stamp image is popped up with foam dots to add some dimension and a few enamel dots (my fav) finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Kitty Balloon - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: April Showers, Mint Green Dark - Whimsy Digital Papers
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Summer Breeze Enamel Dots, stitched rectangle die, classic circle die.

Spectrum Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G5 PP1 PP3

Have you got your stamps out yet? Here is the link to come play along!

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Stamps website to see all of the amazing stamps they have to offer

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

There's Something Beautiful

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! 

I have had this digital Stamp called "Beautiful Day" for quite awhile and I have been just waiting to colour her up. This adorable young lady is from Miss Daisy digital stamps and is one of my favourite stamps! I have used digital paper on this one too - so fun!

I started by printing off my stamp and colouring her with alcohol markers,and cut her out using a stitched rectangle die. Next I printed off the digital paper I wanted to use, cut it to the sizes I needed and mounted it on cardstock. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Day sayings set and was printed and cut out using a stitched oval die. I added some clouds with baby blue ink and a dauber. Some crochet lace and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Beautiful Day - Miss Daisy Stamps
Sentiment: Beautiful Day Sayings - Miss Daisy Stamps
Patterned Paper: We Are 3 Miss Daisy Collection digital paper
White gelly roll pen, Crystal Stickles, crochet lace ribbon - stash, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, stitched rectangle and oval dies - YNS, Cupid and Love Earth gumdrops - YNS, Baby Blue ink - Memories

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS5 FS3 TN2 CG1 DG2 CT1 CT2 CT4 BG11 
Copics: B24 B23 B28 RV11 RV32 RV34 E31 E34 E37

I am entering this card in the Miss Daisy Create and Share group Anything Goes challenge on Facebook 

I hope you have enjoyed my post - your thoughts and comments are always appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

You Got This!

I can't believe it's Thursday again already and my turn to post some inspiration for you! 

This week I am having a hard time keeping a straight face while I was colouring and fussy cutting "Are We There Yet?". These two just make me giggle! 

Add to that, my sister in law has decided she wants a tandem bike so trying to figure out which one she would be and which one would be my brother just adds to the humour for me. 

I also chose to use the "Don't Worry" sentiment with this.......I mean, we all need a little encouragement from our friends once and awhile don't we?

I coloured these two up with alcohol markers and then started fussy cutting them. It was honestly one of those ..uh oh, what was I thinking moments but I grabbed my xacto knife and cuticle scissors and kept going - you can't take back the first cut after all! These two buddies are popped up with pop dots too. 

I had some cloud background paper made from another project so I cut it out using a stitched square die and added some cement for a sidewalk, grass and a fence to create a little scene. 
The sentiment was stamped, cut and mounted on matching cardstock. All of this fun was put on some bright, fun paper from Doodlebug and finished off with my favourite - gumdrops. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Are We There Yet?  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Don't Worry - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Sunkissed - Doodlebug
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti, Stitched Square Die - YNS, Fence and Lampost die - YNS, Chunky Grass die - YNS, Baby Blue ink - Memories, Best Glue Ever - ScaPerfect, 3d Pop Dots - Forever In Time, White Sugar & Sparkle gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN7 TN8 EB8 TN3 TN6 TN7 PP1 PP3 1G1 1G3 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG4 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1
Copic: B02 B04

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. There are three chances to win click here for the details: May Challenge

If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


I am still having way too much fun playing with the new Darling Diva's release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! This week "Gemma" our little artist was the focus of my creativity. 

I don't know about anyone else, but after a long day there is nothing like heading for my craft room, turning on the music and pulling out the markers. I usually have to ignore the stink eye from my dog laying in the door way staring me down, but it is a relaxing way to end the day. I feel like Gemma might feel the same way...

 I coloured sweet Gemma with alcohol markers and cut her out using a banner die. There is some clear sparkle pen on the big heart and flower but it's hard to see. 
The card layout is fun to do. The middle is plastic! You form your card base and cut the middle out, glue in some plastic (today I used a page refill) and glue it on. I used the Best Glue Ever (link below) - it dries super fast, works on plastic and you don't need much of it. The sentiment on the front was created on my computer, and some ribbon and sparkly gumdrops finish off the front. 

The inside is simply some white cardstock trimmed with matching light blue cardstock, stamped with a mini heart stamp using matching ink and a sentiment.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Gemma  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Get Your Happy On - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
and computer
Patterned Paper: Party Girl - Photo Play 
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, White Sugar and Sparkle gumdrops - YNS, Banners 3 die - Sizzix, Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Mini Heart Splatter - YNS, Baby Blue ink - Memories, Galena Ribbon

Spectrum Noir:FS5 FS2 TN2 TN4 TN6 TN7 CG1 DG2 FS8 BT3 IB3 BT8 TN1 EB1 EB2 BP1 BP3 BP6 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 C0

A new month = a new challenge! Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link: May Challenge

Here's The Sketch 

 Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Happy Sunday Whimsy fans! I hope you are having a nice, relaxing day.

I have been playing with the "Butterfly Friends" digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong, one of my favourites. 
I have had this one half coloured since it was released in March but I was "stuck" on the colours and layout so I left it ...until now. 
This morning (way too early I might add) the creative train came rushing into the building and things just kind of fell into place. Anyone else ever had that happen? 

After completing my colouring with alcohol markers, I cut out my stamp using a stitched square die. I went in afterwards and used some baby blue ink and a cloud die cut to add some clouds in the background. 
Some corner dies, lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card

Card Recipe
Stamp: Butterfly Friends - Whimsy Digital 
It A Party Enamel Dots

Patterned Paper: Hello Fall and Pumpkin Spice - Simple Stories
Sentiment: Cataneo BT font - computer
Stitched Square and Rectangle dies - YNS, 3D Foam Pop Dots - Forever In Time, Crochet Lace ribbon - stash

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 EB6 EB3 EB5 CT3 CT4 OR1 BGR2 BGR4 BGR5 CR3 FS6 FS8 CG1 DG2 L71 LY2

Don't forget to pop by the Whimsy Digital shop to see all of the stamps, sentiments and paper! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!