Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Home

Sometime this spring I'll be moving into a new home nestled in the Kootenay's of British Columbia, and today's card seems like the perfect card to give to someone else in my life that may be buying a new home as well.

This image "Pansy Window Box Frame" is from High Hopes rubber stamps, and can be purchased here at One Crazy Stamper.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored the image with Copics.  To create the bricks I used the broad tip of a Copic sketch marker.  The highlights in the window were created with a Sakura white glaze pen.

Copics - B91, B95, C9, E21, E23, E25, E29,  Y19, Y38, B02, B04, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, V12, V15, V17, R27, R39

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Canoe Trip

Hello OCS Peeps!!
Today I am sharing with you a card I created using the stamp called "Canoe Trip" by High Hopes Stamps. As kids we used to canoe a lot at the Cottage! We would canoe to our friends down the shore and then off we would all go paddling away. My Dad used to take us out in the canoe on really stormy days when the waves were huge. He would purposely tip the canoe and we had fun bringing it back to shore. We thought it was a game but He was teaching us how to handle that scenario.
I chose papers from the Carta Bella Fall Blessings 6x6 collection. I fussy cut out my image and added it to my base layers. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Good Times"
Since I had the "Tee Pee" stamp I thought I'd use it on the inside of my card. I typed the sentiment on my computer and added it to the card for a bit of fun!
Copics Used:
Skin: E53, E13, E15
Outfit: E95, E97, E99
Canoe & paddle: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47/ YR16, YR18, YR23, R37, YG13
Dog: C0, C1, C2
Trees: YG61, YG63, YG67
Rocks: C2, C4, C5
Water: B0000, B000, B01, B02, Spectrum Noir Glitter pen

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Snuggle Lions

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm sharing this adorable stamp called Snuggle Lions from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I just love these guys.  I'm also trying a little something totally new for me....a video made from pics I took of the process of coloring this cutie.  Please bear with me as unlike others this is really not my forte, but I'm giving it a whirl.

I have created a little video for you to watch these adorable Lions come to life.  You can view it here 

Lioness - E43, E42, E41, E40
Lion - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, Y38, Y35, Y32
Leaves - G02, G0000, G00
Flower - BV04, BV02, BV01
Background - BV01, BV0000
Ears & Noses - R22, R20 with E31

Misc stuff - Cardstock Bazzil Dream, misc patterned paper & ribbon, YNS Lavender Gumdrops, center of flower has Nuvo Fresh Snowfall on it

Want to grab this cute stamp?  You can find it HERE at OCS & HERE at High Hopes

Have a wonderful day & happy stampin'!

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.


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!


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'
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!