Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Your Favorite Pet or Animal....

Good Morning everyone! Glorious sunshine today and I hear all week! Humidity but let's not get picky...its sun!!!

Since my favorite pet is my Yorkies and High Hopes has yet to get some little Yorkies
(maybe someday - hint, hint LOL), I picked a butterfly. I am not sure if this is a classified as an animal but anyway I find them graceful, peaceful and just a pleasure to watch! I can't wait to see my first one of the year.

This is High Hopes stamp is called 'Bedelia Butterfly'. Predictably I embossed with black and coloured with Tombow markers. I screwed up her wings by adding a colour I picked up by mistake and then I feverishly tried to fix. It was not at all what I had envisioned but I really like what happened. I couldn't likely do it again if I tried.

The sentiment 'This bud's for you' is also from High Hopes. I cut the sentiment with my Nesties die cuts, added a bow and little charm from my stash of 'stuff' and of course Stickles.

That's it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Today's challenge is ANYTHING 3D! I decided to do this little purse box. This is just perfect for a little gift like some yummy chocolatier made chocolates!

The image I used for the tag is HIGH HOPES ANNIE BLOCK by artist Laurie Furnell.

I embossed her with black embossing powder and coloured with Tombow markers. Annie is so cute and I think she adorns this little purse box with some real style.

Sorry for the poor quality pic but my laptop and my office computer are now both acting up and it effecting my camera software.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This weeks challenge is ANYTHING HIGH HOPES GOES

Brought to you by KAREN

Good Morning everyone! Sorry for the late post but last night when I went to put this post on...my computer died! I have no idea what is wrong but all my pics, notes (actually my whole life is on that laptop) I tried to use my iphone but I just made a mess. For some reason blogspot kept kicking me off as soon as I tried to put a picture on with my iphone and I would lose everything. UGH, so frustrating. I am doing this post from the my office computer (hope DH doesn't mind). The image quality is a bit poor on these pics as the lighting is not the greatest for picture taking here.

Anyway moving on my card today uses these great High Hopes Stamps by Laurie Furnell:

I embossed with black and coloured the images with Tombow Markers. Paper and cardstock are years old and I can't remember but I think they look perfect together (I guess this is a great example of why I save EVERYTHING!)

I used my sewing machine to make a nice zig zag accent to two of the layers and then used an embossing fold with some small flowers I purchased at Ecstasy Crafts a few years ago.

I finished it off with some yellow half pearls and last but not least - Stickles!

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Cathy XX