March 30, 2011

Hoppin' over to say Hello....

Well hello...I've been so busy with my DT stuff that I hadn't posted anything.So I quickly did up this card.
It's from Lili of the Valley.I stinkin love these bunnies.Too adorable.I used My Mind's Eye paper...loving this line.The sentiment is one I bought last year and FINALLY inked it this year.Yep right on it's well aged as they say in the wine business!?!?!
 Enjoy ,Happy Creating ! !


March 29, 2011

Upcoming Release ! !

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That's right ..we've got another release coming your way soon ! The design team are working feverishly on sneak peeks for ya.So mark your calendar with these dates:

The sneak peeks will begin next Tuesday April 5th with our next challenge.

And more peeks on Wednesday, April 6th.

Then there will be a Blog Hop and release on Thursday, April 7th.

So how would you like some of the new stamps?Well yes of course..Then we would love you to help us spread the news about our blog hop and release on Thursday, April 7th. Here's what ya gotta do:

1. Grab our blinkie from High Hopes Blog sidebar and place it on your blog. You can do this by copying the code into a html/Javascript gadget or by copying the code directly into your blog post.

2. Tell your friends about the news, blog hop and release on April 7th.

3. Become a follower of this blog if you aren't already ;-) You don't want to miss out on the fun and there will be tons of prizes along the blog hop!!!

4. Leave a comment on HIGH HOPES BLOG  post with a link to your blog post sharing our news.

The contest ends 8pm EST (Midnight GMT - London) on Saturday, April 9th!!

For today pop on over to the High Hopes Blog for the fabulous Sirpa and her tutorial on coloring using Distress Inks.


March 28, 2011

New Design Team....

Welcome to Monday ! ! First things first,I would like to announce that I have joined another design team.What a fab group of ladies over at Craft Your Passion Challenges.I'm so honoured to join them.
I look forward to many more challenges with them and you as well ! !

Which brings me secondly to our challenge ! This week we are being sponsored by Purple Panda .
And of course the theme is : GRIN & BEAR IT(use a bear on your project)
Seems fitting eh??So here's my card featuring an image from Purple Panda.The papers are from Echo Park.Fabulous boy papers!I'm more a girly girl.But it was fun working with these for a change.
Hope you like and feel inspired to join us ! Happy Creating !


March 24, 2011


Now I've had this sentiment from Penny Black for sometime and was just waiting for the right image to come along. I think this one did it for me.I had to laugh when I saw this.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye.Of course the flowers are fromWild Orchid Crafts.The button is actually a chipboard button from Maya Road which I got from Creative Accents.I used Glimmer Mists chalkboard to color it.I used Spellbinders Nestie for the circle and a MS border punch for the strip to the side.
As you can see not bad here is DG3 for the fishbowl.It's quite thick,that I couldn't get a good pic of.But it's a heck of a bubble!!
Hope you like, thanks for stopping by !


March 23, 2011

Get Well Soon

I made this card for a "fan" of mine that had surgery last week.The image I used is from Dustin Pike.I just love his monkeys,they crack me up.I hope this card will cheer her up as well.

The papers are from Kaiser Kraft.The ribbon and charm are from "the stash".I'm sure you all have that as well.A stash that my memory doesn't allow me to remember where I got it from.LOL


March 22, 2011

High Hopes Stamps Challenge # 105

First my apologies again for my Mojo..I'm sure it'll come back...

Now ..Welcome to another High Hopes Stamps Challenge.Today Allie has asked us to create something using FABRIC .Sorry RIBBON does NOT count.
Awwe come we're not gonna make this easy.LOL.That's what a challenge is all about.Come on ,it could be fun ! And it's all worth it to win some High Hopes Stamps..right??of course !
PS Don't forget to use a HIGH HOPES IMAGE ! !

Today I used Laurie cute little image "Spring Fever".And I complimented it with a Fabric Flower.I had to go into my daughter's stash of material.She's a quilter.Lucky me with a fabric supplier in my own house.Although technically I did buy it.LOL.I did have an idea prior to this card but unfortunatley it look really good in my head,not so much on the card.! !

Hope you can join us! Enjoy


March 21, 2011

Dream & Live

Well I'm on a roll with quick..I haven't been feeling my mojo so much latley.Probably because I haven't been feeling great.So bear with my cards over the next few days.So onto my card...The papers are from DCWV ,the sentiment is Stampendous.I adored this sentiment,so I couldn't wait to ink it up.
I am entering this into these challenges:

The ABC Challenge-Q is for quote
DYSU-Add a Bow(wasn't going to, but it
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-Are you talking to me?
Scrap-Creations-Anything Goes


March 20, 2011

A quick & Simple Birthday card

I don't know about you but I find that I'm always scramble to put together a birthday card at the last minute.So I found this card to be quick and effective I think....

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday-Are you talking to me??
The ABC Challenge-Q is for Quote

Enjoy Happy Creating

March 18, 2011

Kenny K screams for ice cream

Just a quick post today...a million things to do and of course only so many hours!
This card today features a Kenny K these images.They're fab to color as well.It's hard to see but I cased the idea from CHERI..I colored the ice cream with copics then added Spica and then glossy accents.I couldn't get a good pic but the effect is so cool.But it does look like glistening ice cream.
The cute little metal tag is from Making Memories,it says Happy Birthday.I added some sheer ribbon gathered along the that effect.Of course the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.Oh and those swirls are rub ons...
And I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges:

Simon Says Stamp-Birthday(metal tag says HB)
Stamp Something-Something sweet(ice cream)
Wild Orchid Crafts-Dieing to Punch Out
(Nestabilities, border punch & leaves)
Kenny K Challenges-Lace,Ribbon or Bows(Ribbon)

Side view.......

OK so maybe not such a quick post hahaaha...Enjoy.
Thanks for looking and reading if you made it this far!!

March 17, 2011

Graphicat Designs Sketch Challenge

As I previously mentioned , I am on a new design team. That's right I'm a CRAFTY CATZ  for Graphicat Designs. I am here today to introduce you to our monthly challenges. Every month, on the first of the month we will have a NEW sketch for you. Now, anyone can use it, and anyone can enter their cards, no need to use any particular stamp, just whatever inspires you! And you can win various prizes, most of the time it will be digi's...but you just NEVER know when it might be something better! Of course if you'd like to use one of Cheri's images ,check out the store here.There is also a freebie section if you'd like to try one.
So here is my take on the sketch....I used an image from Di's Digital Downloads and of course the sentiments are  from Graphicat Designs.The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

The inside view...with another Graphicat Design...

I would also like to introduce you to the rest of my teamates....

Eulanda and the Big Fluffy Raferty

Tanya(Me) and her Litter of Destructive beasts

Carla and the sometimes Safe Monster Mash

Chris and Cuddly Junior

Shelley and BOO

Be sure to stop by and check out their awesome creations..

Hopefully this inspires you to join us ...and be sure to follow so you can catch the newest releases and challenges ! ! Have fun ! !
Thanks for stopping by ! ! !

March 11, 2011

Pray For Luke


Lacey our Head Diva of High Hopes Stamps is hosting a card drive for a dear friend of her son's.Tragedy has struck this family on New Year's Eve. Luke suffered a 30 minute seizure as a result of Spinal Meningitis. He is now on a long journey of treatments and therapy to fight the swelling on his brain and to regain his movement and speech. On March 7th, they are heading to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (USA) for more treatment. The bills have started to come in and there is currently no end in sight to the treatments he needs.

If you would like to make a card for Luke please send here..

Pray for Luke
c/o Lacey Stephens
4507 Gray Hawk St
Orange Park, FL 32065
Luke was 6 years old (Feb 16th). He plays the violin, loves super heros, soccer, and Star Wars
A "Get Well Card", Birthday Card, or a funny card would all be perfect.Also, when you sign your name to your card, please include where you are from so Luke knows how far the card travelled just for him!!
Lacey has also started a fundraiser with digital images .....Our talented Dustin Pike has made some images to suit can purchase them here..

You can read about his story and follow along with his journey on his blog:

 So quickly onto my card,I had made this card for a Birthday Boy...And Dustin's images are perfect.

Here I glazed up the soccer ball....
Dimensional stars......
and then the inside...Any questions on deets just ask me ! ! :)

Oops almost forgot ,I'm entering this into Sketch Saturday..loved this one.

Enjoy ! ! !

March 10, 2011

WhooooHooo...I'm on another VERY cool Design Team!!

OK this has been an excitment that I have been wanting to share...but I finally get to tell ya ! !Not only am  I joining a design team with a very talented and creative of girls but I get to work with the coolest Digital images and sentiments!

Some of you may be familiar with Cheri from GRAPHICAT DESIGNS.That's right the girl has started her own line of images and sentiments.Her images and sentiments are so hilarious ! !You may pee your pants or even snort your coffee out your nose ! ! She has brought a whole new meaning to attitude and blended it with digis ! ! Hahaaa , Pink with Attitude  !  ! Also be on the lookout for challenges as well ! !

You must go check it out...The team will be working on samples for you to see soon.But go ahead get some digi's for yourself and start to play ! ! Here is a sample made by Cheri with one of her sentiments.....

Happy Shopping   !  !


Wild Child

Hey Peeps ...What's Up ! ! Haahaa my version of trying to be a cool teenager.I'm pretty sure mine would be rolling their eyes right now...Ok So I'm not a cool Momma.But this Kenny K image is certainly cool.Loove her,so perfect for those teen cards.Now I wish I could tell you where I got the stamp of the Skull , flower and sentiments.But I stole it out of my girlfriends stash.Heehee.It rocks though eh???
Inside view...

I am entering this into Friday Sketchers-Sketch



March 09, 2011

Sweet Birthday Wishes

This Sarah Kay was the first image I had bought.I fell in love with her,and still love her today.She's just the sweetest.She'll always be in my used Making Memories' Valentine collection papers for this card.Ooooh love this line.So pretty and has a vintage kinda feel.

I added some twinklets on the roses from Wild Orchid Flowers.Mind you, they are beautiful on their own.I also hung a charm from my stash.
These are the challenges that I'm entering this card into....
Wild Orchid Challenge-Anything goes
ABC Challenge-P is for Pearls

Ok That's enough challenges for me,more than my comfort zone..LOL

Enjoy Happy Creating! !

March 07, 2011

High Hopes Challenge Time....

That's right ,it's Tuesday ! !And this week's theme is hosted by the wonderful Anna Wight.

She would like to see us Go Green ! Make sure there is green on your card,

go St  Patty's Day themed and/or even use recycled products.

This challenge ends March 21st....

But most of all make sure you use a HIGH HOPES IMAGE.
I would hate to see you miss out on prizes cause you didn't ! !

So as you can see with my card,I have green covered quite well.LOL. I even used a package from Prima to

create the tag my sentiment is on.The frog, dragonfly and sentiment are all from High Hopes Rubber

Stamps.Cute eh?? Had I remembered to take a pic of the inside( "D'OH!") it would show you saying

" Hoppy Birthday from across the pond".

Hope your inspired to GO GREEN as well !
Happy Creating!

Wow ! ! That's a lot of BLOG CANDY ! !

My good friend is giving away a BOAT load of candy.There is SOOO much.She has been collecting for a year now. There's punches,stickles,ink,QK & Sizzix dies,Spellbinders,6x6 paper pads,stamps...the list goes on!!
So Hurry and get in on this blog candy give away..only a couple of days left(Wednesday 9th) ! !
Wish her a Happy Blogoversary and take a chance to win !

Be sure to leave a comment and email and FOLLOW ! !
Oh and don't forget to pass along the news on your blog ! !



Good luck !!

March 06, 2011

Bunny Love

Hi everyone,sorry I've been missing in action the last little while.But I'm back with lots of creations to share with ya. I was at a scrapbook crop all weekend,busy working away.
I must say, as much fun as a had with my friends,I am exhausted ! ! LOL.So much laughter and chit chat...makes the body sore ! !

So here's a cutie for ya...This is an anniversary card for a friend of mine.I just fell in love with this image.It's from Lili of the Valley.Adorable! ! If you can see? the tail on one of the bunnies is from a pom pom. She was so happy with it, glad !

Enjoy..Happy Creating! !