Tuesday, November 29, 2011

High Hopes Challenge # 123

The next High Hopes challenge is going to be our last challenge of the year!
This challenge is being hosted by Sarah:
Add numbers to your card or make a card for a specific date.
If you don't have a number on your card, please state what "date" the card is for.
Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes Stamp on your card to enter the challenge.
If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
Amy Wegener - Stampin' Stuff based out of Australia

In the Spirit of December 25th, here is my card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Mudzie's Gift, Sentiments by Whimsy Stamps
Echo Park Paper
Accessories: Christmas Lights from Michaels Crafts, PTI Vintage Ornament and Tree Die, Tim Holtz Numbers die, SU Embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Magical Mondays Sketch Challenge

We have a new Magical Mondays challenge which is an easy one - follow the lovely sketch that jusr happens to have been created by me!.  You can interpret it any way you like as long as we can see the main elements of the sketch and you also use a magical image. 
We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are offering to our lucky winner.
Here is the lovely sketch to follow
Here is what the fantastic DT have created
Supplies Used
 Stamps: Lili of the Valley  Festive Fairy , Papertrey Ink Sentiment
Authentique paper, American Craft Pearl Brads, Lace from my stash

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SC Sweet Pea Product Spotlight

You can Click here for our Current Challenge.
The new Weekly Candy is:
A Victorian Winter by the Laurence Collection for Stampavie

**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to http://www.stampandcreate.com/...
The candy ends Sunday, Dec 4th at 7pmEST
The Product Spotlight Sale of the week this week is:
All Sweet Pea Stamps are on sale 25% off through Sunday.
Please note that some of these designs will NOT be restocked so grab them while you can!
Here are some quick links to some of the newest products available through Stamp and Create:
Plus lots of designs on Clearance...

I used Sweet Pea Dragon Hug by Lisa Victoria. The sentiment is Whimsy Everyday Sentiments Mini Postage stamps cut out with the Whimsy Shapeology Mini Postage Stamp Die. The paper is Echo Park Victoria Garden. I also used C.C. Designs Teardrop Lace  Die, Basic Grey Eva Fibres, Prima Fairytale Roses in Buttercup and Orchid,  Prima Mini Roses in Green

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Sale

From the papercrafting shopping Oasis Stamp and Create!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US readers!
As is the tradition of Thanksgiving in the USA, it's time for a sale!!
The best thing about our sale is that you don't have to fight the crowds
or even leave the comfort of your home!
From Thursday - Sunday,
receive 15% off your total order when you use discount code thanksgiving (all one word/all lowercase).

 Have you checked out all of the New Wild Rose Studio Images Lacey has for sale?   Here are two easel cards to get you in the Christmas Card Creating mood! Speaking of easel cards. Have you participated in this months Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge? If you have never made an easel or step card, they are so fun (and addicting). The challenge ends December 4, so there is still plenty of time to enter your creation.  
Supplies used:

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For those of you who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ABC Christmas - X is for.....

Dorte is hosting this weeks ABC Christmas challenge. X for Xerox  and it Not as hard as it sounds we promise
Xerox one of our team's cards... In other words CASE CASE a card by an ABC Christmas challenge Design team member from one of our Challenges from this Challenge or a challenge in 2011. Take inspiration from their layout...or use the same technique...or colours...or papers...or the same image if you want too!... Dorte has pulled our Challenge links for 2011 to the top of the challenge side bar so you can find it quickly HERE So all you have to do is visit the link find a DT card to case and that's it! When writing you oosts add a link to the card you case so we can see where/who your inspiration came from... and give them the right credit too!
Digital Delights has an awesome selection of digital stamps, papers & more,
and our Winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.
Here is the card Lacey did for N is for No Nonsense
Here is the Card I made...ok...my stitching isn't as good and I used Old Olive instead of Kiwi Kiss!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Over at Stamp and Create!!
Today is Lacey's birthday!!
She's the big 4-0!!
Which means...She thinks she is officially OLD!
So, to celebrate her "oldness", we're having a...
Get 15% off your total order when you used discount code old (all lowercase).
The sale runs through midnight EST tonight.
It's the half way reminder for the ABC Christmas Challegne W = Winter Sports.
Lately, I have been totally obsessed with making easal cards. They make the cutest decorations.

This is the card I made for Lacey for her Birthday. I wanted to make her a card from a stamp that she doesn't carry in her store!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

High Hopes Snowflakes

This weeks High Hopes Challenge is to use Snowflakes. I went overboard! I love using snowflakes as embellishments. First, I love finding new snowflake Dies/Punches/Templates. I love how the basic snowflake has evolved over the past few years.  This one uses some very basic Martha Stewart snowflake punches. Oh My Gosh....I used Martha Stewart and basic in the same sentance! I cut out the big snowflake using my Cricut and the When It's Cold Outside Cartridge. It's one of the few cartridges I still have. Most of the time I use the Sure Cuts A Lot Software with my cricut.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Snowy with Flake PTI Sentiment
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Retired SU Vintage Violet
Paper: Webster Pages
Accessories: Snowflake Button and Brown Suede Ribbon from my Stash, Star Dust Stickles

Thanks for visiting! I hope you get a chance to participate in this weeks challenge! I know you have lots of Holidays cards to create!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Stamp and Create Birthday Category

Over at Stamp and Create!!
This week's new Candy is:

The candy ends Sunday, Nov 20th at 7pmEST
**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to http://www.stampandcreate.com/...
Now it's time for a new Product Spotlight Sale!!
In honor of Lacey's 40th birthday on Wednesday, November 16th,
all stamps in the Birthday Category are on sale 25% off!!

I also created an easel card using Wild Rose Studio Motorbike. The paper is Echo Park Dots and Stripes 6"x6" Paper Pad. I also used Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears and Metal Corners.

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Magical Mondays - Use those Scraps!

Could ANNE please contact me (Jayne) with your choice of decoupage sheets and I will arrange for them to be sent to you. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx We are also having to re-draw a winner from our Halloween themed challenged which was being sponsored by High Hopes Stamps who were offering 3 magical stamps to the winner and the lucky person is

For our next Magical Mondays challenge we would like to see you use your scraps on your creations. We are being sponsored by the lovely Emma who has set up her very own on-line store called Sew Sweet - here is a little bit about Emma and her store:-
Hi, My name is Emma and im the owner of Sew Sweet. Ive been an avid papercrafter & Sewer for many years now. I have been part of several Design teams and have been published in Cardmaking and Sewing magazines.
Im a Mother of Two and Wife to a wonderful 'very understanding' Hubby. Sew Sweet is situated in the heart of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Once upon a time, i had a dream......... To turn my love for crafts into something more than just a hobby, and this is it, Sew Sweet was born. My dream is slowly but surely becoming a reality, and rigth now im loving every minute of it : ) I design all my own Kits and patterns, the plan is to release one new kit per month. These will be from Wool Felt Ornament kits to Wall Hangings and Bunting. Theres so much more i want to do and have so many new products to add to the shop sometomes i just dont know where to start. Please visit the Sew Sweet blog for shop updates, Sew Sweet News, tutorials and free stuff too!
Emma will kindly be offering a £10 store voucher.
I use my (VERY PRECIOUS) Bo Bunny Midnight Frost scraps for creating a cute Magical Angel Snowman Tag. I coloured the High Hopes Snowman Tag with Copics. I added some gold and star dust stickles.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

ABC Christmas W is for Winter Sports

Hello Everyone wow we are really dashing through the letters now! And we find ourselves at W this fortnight.  Samantha is your host this time and she has some Awesome inspiration for you! The Challenge theme she has chosen is W for Winter sports ie Skiing, Skating, Sledding,and as always our challenge is Christmas projects. 
We have 2 brilliant sponsors this week ,,, we have the fabulous Simon Says Stamp with a yummi $15 voucher
We also have the brilliant Stamp Fairy - with a great 3 digital images of the winner's choice.

Supplies Used
Stamps: LOTV, PTI Sentiment
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy, Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Bo Bunny Blitzen Collection
Accessories: American Crafts Pearl Brads, Diamond Stickles, SU Grosgrain Ribbon

So now its your turn and you have until the 22nd Nov 6pm GMT

Have fun!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stamp and Create Product Spotlight:Dies

Over at Stamp and Create check out this weeks Weekly Candy and Product Spotlight Sale
The new Weekly Candy is:
Tennis Edwin from Magnolia
The candy end Sunday, Nov 13th at 7pmEST
**In order to enter the candy, you must post the Stamp and Create Store's banner in the sidebar of your blog and link it to http://www.stampandcreate.com/...
And now the new Product Spotlight is:
You can find the challenge details here.

I have created an easel card that also uses one of the Tim Holtz Dies that are on sale.
I used the new Autumn Happiness by Sylvia Zet from Wee stamps by Whimsy. I also used the Tim Holtz Scrollwork on the edge die. There are several in stock at the moment, get yours before they sell out! The paper is Max and Whiskers by Basic Grey.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

High Hopes Anything Goes-Take 2

 I prepped my post for this weeks  High Hopes Anything Goes Challenge by posting my picture in the DT folder and adding the picture to my prescheduled post, thinking I'd go back and "write" my post before it went "live"  I've been side tracked getting ready for my first craft faire that I forgot to put any content in my post. So I am "re-doing" my post and giving you some extra pictures.

You might remember my wreath post during the last High Hopes Release.
Here is it again:

I am donating this wreath to the raffle for the craft faire!

But I had so much fun making the first one, I decided to make 2 more to sell at the faire! Here they are:

All of the projects pictured above use Snowmen from the latest High Hopes Release, and Basic Grey Nordic paper. Which is perfect for the latest challenge I've "discovered" BasicGrey Challenges. I don't know it has taken me so long to find this challenge. I found it on my detailed inspection of all the challenges listed on the Feline Playful Blog. My favourite designer paper is Basic Grey. I love just about every collection they release.  So these wreaths are perfect for the anything goes challenge # 56

So for the Basic Grey Challenge Team: The Basic Grey item I am using is Nordic Paper.

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And Don't forget to participate in the High Hopes Anything Goes Challenge!

High Hopes Anything Goes