Tuesday, 2 September 2014

High Hopes Jolly Holiday Release - Sneak Peek Day 2

Our new challenge this week at High Hopes is
Ice or Snow
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new one of your choice.

The DT have all been playing with their new Jolly Holiday stamps - pop over to the blog for more peeks and come back tomorrow for our blog hop with the chance to win some new stamps :)

My card uses Downhill Penguin - available to purchase from tomorrow.  I've coloured him with pencils, added some sparkle to his furry hat and gloves and blinged it up with some sequins and gems.  Super quick and easy, and nice and flat for postage ... though this image would be perfect for popping up on dimensionals or adding to a springy thingy :)

Monday, 1 September 2014

High Hopes Jolly Holiday Release - Sneak Peek Day 1


Yippee, it's time to show you a peek of the new High Hopes Jolly Holiday release :)  They're all Christmas and Halloween themed and you're gonna love them!
Sorry I've been awol this past week or so, I've had a stinker of a head cold and chest infection, so I'm glad I already had my sneak peek cards already made!

My card today uses Down the Chimney (available to purchase from Wednesday) - I've coloured it with pencils, added clear gloss and glitter to the snowy bits, and flower soft to the furry bits on Santa's jacket.  For the base, I painted a pale watercolour wash and then stuck down some die cut snowflakes.

Pop over to High Hopes blog for more peeks from the DT .... there'll be another peek along with our new challenge tomorrow and then a hop on Wednesday with the chance to win some new stamps :)


Challenges I'd like to enter this card into...
Crafty Calendar August - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - September
CHNC #192 - people matter
Allsorts #274 - early Christmas makes
Sweet Stampin Christmas - gifts galore - I'm hoping my image counts as you can't actually see the gifts in Santa's sack, maybe someone's been bad and that's just a bag of coal ;)
Simply Create Too #69 - use something new (my new Santa stamp)

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bobby Lee

This week's challenge at High Hopes is to use
Fall colours
Play along with your High Hopes stamps to win a new one of your choice :)

I'be been on a mission to use up some of ny old DP and thought this would be perfect.  My image is another High Hopes oldie ... Bobby Lee (and if you like the look of Bobby, he has a match in Ally Rose!)  Bobby Lee is coloured with pencils and popped up on dimensionals.

Other Challenges:
Layout from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club MFTWSC190
The Squirrel and The Fox #76 - spring or autumn
Sister Act #71 - anything goes

Monday, 25 August 2014

Stinkin' Sweet Skunk

It's been a typical summer Bank Holiday here .... drizzly and cold all day, it feels so wrong to have the heat on in August!  Ah well, tomorrow is supposed to be better, fingers crossed ;)

I'm always in need of Anniversary and wedding cards and always struggle with them, so when Heather posted a card over in The CLASSroom I thought it was perfect to have a go at..  Here's Heather's original and step-by-steptutorial.

My image is Stinkin' Sweet Skunk from High Hopes. Everything is coloured with watercolour paints and clear gloss added to the hearts.  Wish I'd measured out my sentiment better, but I made the mistake of stamping after I'd stuck my cloud down!

Party Time Tuesdays #186 - watercolouring
Papertake Weekly - to die for
Sarah Hurley 365 #95 - favourite things , mine are my High Hopes stamps (yip all of them!) and my bling :)
Crafty Calendar challenge August - anything goes
Charisma Cardz #18 - Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A yellow kitty and a blue dog ;)

I thought I'd be a good girl and use up the scrap DP from my last card .... as opposed to sticking it back in the pack and then picking it up off the floor every time it slides out!  (I must get a better DP storage system LOL)
I coloured my kitty and puppy to match my DP, blogland has no restrictions on the actual colour of animals!

Puppy and sentiment both popped up on dimensionals.  Clear gloss added to the dogs eyes and the cat's nose.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #150
Crafty Girls #25 - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - anything goes birthday
Addicted to CAS #45 - geometric
Allsorts #273 - warm sunshiny colours
Crazy 4 Challenges #250 - animals, not bears or rabbits

Welcome Baby Boy

Sunday evening already, boooo, but it's a Bank Holiday tomorrow and I treated myself to a few extra days , so no work for me till Thursday, hurrah!

The TAWS Be Inspired photo inspiration had me stumped for a while until I came across this DP that's been in my stash for aaages that kinda made me think of a quilt effect.  It's lovely in real life (the dark orange panels are really shiney) but of course doesn't show up well in photos.  I paper pieced my wee car, popped the wheels up on dimensionals and added some silver disc stickers to the wheel centres and to the heart.  Taylored Expressions chevron border and Paper Smooches heart die.

TAWS Be Inspired #56 - photo
Layout from Sweet Sunday #233
Sister Act #71 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #270 - use some old stash
Papertake Weekly - to die for
CAS on Sunday #40 - rock a bye baby
Simon Says Stamp Monday - anything goes

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Polka Dot Mania

This weeks challenge at High Hopes is
Polka Dot Mania
Play along with your High Hopes stamps for the chance to win a new one of your choice :)

My card uses Silly Goose - coloured with pencils and clear gloss added to his legs and beak.  I may have gone overboard with the dotty theme ... dotty DP, embossed circles on my white photo frame, and then peek-a-boo dots die just to be sure!

Other Challenges...