Growing up is optional! High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Friday! Yahoo, we've  made it to the best day of the week!!
This sentiment makes me smile and it's so true, growing up is optional. Your never too old to have a little fun :)
 Although there are butterflies on this design I still tried to keep it Manly by using plaid and muted colours. The image is coloured with Copic's W1,E07,T3,T5,T0,W5,BG10,T9,W9,E35,E50,0,T1,E33,B41,E41,E43,E33
Black Soot Ink from TIm Holz, Glossy Accents on the Butterflies and Zig Zag Sewing Stitches

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Tea for Two! - High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, thanks for peeking in today. Were having a little tea party fun!
I have to say these  mice sure know how to party:)
Lots of floral details, paper doily, sewing stitches and some rick rack too! I added a little bit of white acrylic paint to the flowers and Pink ink to soften the look of the flowers. 
The image is coloured with  Copics, white sharpie markers and a generals black pencil for added shading.
Copic# E35,E33,E31,YG61,YG63,YG37,R81,R83,R85

Hope you're being inspired to created something pretty!
It's time for our February Challenge.  Please join the fun for your chance to win your choice of 2 High Hopes Stamps
This month all you have to do is "Leave A Comment" here

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month. It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Happy Birthday -- Dollar Stamp

Playing around with a  sentiment dollar stamp I picked up on the weekend.
The flowers are hand made and hot glued into place. 
 I used some old tattered angles mist sprays for some shimmery goodness!
Old doily and zig zag stitches for this number!
That is all :) 

Wishing for Spring! - High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Friday! Another week gone by , where does the time go?
I would like to share my "Wishing for Spring" card.
Yep, its that time of year when really really really ... really really want Spring to arrive.

I coloured up this gal with Copics and created some wee little clouds for  the background, pathway along with some fresh green lawn details. Lots of sewing stitches,  butterflies. and hand rolled flowers that were die cut in a canvas cloth.  One last detail was  airbrushing with a hot pink Copic marker!
Wishing you a fantastic Weekend!
Thanks for peeking!
Here's hoping that Spring arrives soon :)
Happy Crafting!

Friends -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi  there, I'm back to share a little  friends design using ...
Also stamped up was the adorable sentiment Special Tweet found here!
 The image is coloured with Copics, added sewing stitches and some  floral pattern papers too! 
I've had the Daisy's for the longest time waiting to be added to a special card.  These pretty petals  were hot glued into place along with added paper leaves that were hand cut card stock in a V shape!
The back of the card has this little Sentiment/Note which is a fun added touch. 
 I've been trying to add more weight to my cards. Its nice to pick up a heavy card that has substance, So its add extra card stock when ever possible. The inside of the card is decorated and coordinated with the front for a finished look. 
This card was decorated from head to toe!
Thanks for peeking! Happy Wednesday :)

Hope you're being inspired to created something pretty!
It's time for our February Challenge.  Please join the fun for your chance to win your choice of 2 High Hopes Stamps

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month. It's that easy to join the February Challenge!!!

Valentines treat! High Hopes Stamps

Hi there, I've been busy creating some Valentines treats :) This stamp is totally adorable and really reminds  me of the old school Valentine Cards I received as a kid. 
I have to say this stamp is on my top 10 favorites of all time!
It all started with some yummy treats to help celebrate Valentines Day!
Packaged up with twine ...
The image is stamped with Tim Holtz Ink and a little red heat gem added to each one for a bit of bling!! Hand cut the cards, giving them  kinda a bubble look around the image. (I had little red bows on all of the cards which I decided were just too small, so off they went)
The cards were scored at the base and hot glued together.  I also added extra layers of card stock to the base to help them sit upright and not fall over.
The treats were added inside the card :)
 The image was coloured with Copics. No shading here, just a quick bit of colour and the background airbrushed. 
Larger bows were added to the tops! 
These treats are going to work with me tomorrow along with a plate of peanut butter cookies!  I think this would be a super fun project to make with the little ones.

Copic# E33,E50,W7,BV08,RV14,v22

Thanks for peeking! Happy Valentines Day! :)

Happy Valentines Day! -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there I'm back with a little easel card using this super cute Luigi from High Hopes Stamps found here
The perfect sentiment is also available "pizza my heart" can be found here!
I think that I'm in love with this sweet Luigi!! :D
 The easel card is a  fun backdrop to display the  layers of Valentines goodness!
Luigi is coloured with Copics and the the background pinstripes are  lightly airbrushed.
There's still time to create a handmade card for your special someone.
Sending you tons of hearts and hugs!
Copic #'s E21,E5,W5,W33,E27,R20,W1,E59,B41,C1,C3,R24,R22,E13,E93

Sunny Days -- High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Friday to you!
I'm back with a little bit of sunshine using Bella Bear from High Hopes  Stamps found here!
I'm thinking we could all use a little extra sunshine this February!! :)
Lots of warm yummy yellow, hearts background papers  and Bella Bear enjoying a beautiful day! Added sewing stitches and a texture white doily!
I decided to create some background clouds and grassy details using Copic Markers.
The inside of the card has been all dolled up with some gingham paper,touch of yellow card stock with added zigzag stitching. The sentiment is also a High Hopes from Sentiment Set#1
(I tried to stitch up the heart die cut but it was a little more difficult than I thought, the results are not perfect). A handmade look, I guess!
Thanks for peeking :)
Have a great weekend!

Make a wish -- High Hopes Stamps

 Gosh this is such a fun image to colour. I love all the details and there are tons of ideas floating around in my head! I will be using this gang on a New Year's Card next year for sure!
 I created a shaker card by die cutting multiple frames and gluing them together almost creating a thick chipboard. Added a piece of clear acetate and one last die cut on top of the stack and the window was created. Confetti and the image was inserted on the back of the window and pop doted to the card.  

I also decorated the inside of the card with this super cool sentiment  "Happy Birthday to the Party Animals" Added Copic airbrushing and gum drop gems for added fun!
Thanks for peeking, wishing you an awesome crafty day!
Copic#'s 0,BV000,BV01,BV02, YG000,YG03,YG05,R20,R11,R24,C3,C7,C1,E31,E50,G0,G20

Welcome New Baby -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, just making some sweets to help celebrate the arrival of a little one!
These cupcakes were made for a co-workers baby shower. 
Sequences, Toothpicks, Nestibilities scalloped circles and Rainy Day ducky were used to create the toppers.  Basically I used 2 scallop circles per a topper and sandwiched the toothpick between them (with hot glue). Added a bow, some Betty Crocker cupcakes & Icing too!
 It took awhile to make the toppers and they were made the same night as the cupcakes.  Next time I will make the toppers ahead of time instead of staying up til midnight to get everything made. 
Regardless it was worth the effort and I think my co-workers enjoyed them too :) 
On a side note... The icing is a Betty Crocker. I usually use the Cream Cheese Icing or Vanilla Icing and use food colouring. The confetti candy is from our local Bulk Barn and they always look so pretty on top of the cupcakes :)
Thanks for peeking!