Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kissing Pandas

Karen Letchworth, OCS' Saturday Guest Designer is back with another adorable card, using the adorable stamp called  Kissing Pandas from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I'm posting again today for One Crazy Stamper using another adorable High Hopes Rubber Stamp, and this one is called Kissing Pandas.  I colored some of the stamped image with my Copic Markers, and some of it I put together by stamping it onto patterned papers and paper piecing it together.  I just love this sweet color combination.  The patterned papers I used are from Crate Paper Bundled Up line, and I inked the edges of each piece using different colors of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink.

Like I so often do to my cards, I added a BIG fluffy bow using three coordinating colors of seam binding, and I added a chipboard tag with a sequin and a miniature pearl sticker in the center of the sequin.  I wrapped Silver Metallic String around the chipboard piece, and tied it into a bow.  These soft little touches here and there help to add touches of personality and texture.

I really hope that you will check out all the great products at One Crazy Stamper, and stop by their blog to play along in the current challenge.  There's always lots of great inspiration, and everything you need to create these projects can be found at One Crazy Stamper.

So....that's what I did with the Kissing Pandas stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  What will YOU create next?  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Friendship warms the Heart -- High Hopes Stamps

Hello and happy Friday!
Can you believe its already  December!??
Time is flying and my Christmas cards will be in the mail
this  weekend!
My card today features the new Woodland stamps from High Hopes....
Seeds of Friendship found here!
Friendship warms the heart found here!
The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a white Sharpie marker.
Lots of beautiful  lace that I received from a friend, snowflakes and Wintery trees!
Wishing you a great weekend!

Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge and New High Hopes Stamps Release - "Woodland Friends"

December is here and OCS is back with a new challenge.  The OCS DT will be using the brand new "Woodland Friends" release from High Hopes Stamps.  This month's challenge is "Friends Always".  You can use any stamp except for digital images.  You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a fabulous prize from OCS.

Create a project following our theme and enter it into our InLinkz tool below!  We have added a sketch for some creative inspiration.

Challenge Details/Rules:

- YOU CAN USE ANY IMAGE YOU WANT EXCEPT DIGITAL IMAGES.  Any entry using a digital image will be deleted.
- You have all month long to join in our challenge.
- You can enter up to 5 times.
- Only new projects, no back linking to old projects.
- You must link the OCS blog in your entry post.
- Following the OCS blog or Facebook page is appreciated

This month you have the chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice from One Crazy Stamper just for playing our Blog Challenge.

Marilyn Webb and Karen Letchworth will be joining OCS as Guest Designers for this month.

Guest Designers

Marilyn Webb


HH Stamps, Copic Markers, Flowers, Glue Dots, Twine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, EP Pattern Paper.


High Hopes Stamp-Carolers,  copic markers, Bazzil Cardtock-cream puff,  Corrugated paper, Pattern paper from Bo Bunny, Mulberry Flowers, Twine, sentiment, Chipboard die cuts


 Supplies used:  Moose & Friends, Friends Warm the Heart (Woodland Friends - High Hopes Stamps); Paper - XPress It Blending Cardstock, Copic Markers: E35, E33, E31, E37, E30, E0000, E01, R29, R27, T8 No. 8, R00, B00, BG0000, BG000; Atyou Spica Glitter Pen: 00 - Clear, Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard; YNS Gumdrops - Ice Ice Baby

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Charlie's Christmas

It is the last day of November and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! 

My card today features Charlie, one of my fav animals from the new Fall/Winter release. This stamp is called "Charlie's Moo-ry Christmas" and I have paired it with the "Moo-rry Christmas" sentiment. 

This stamp of Charlie makes me smile - although I feel like I have interrupted him from something! You know - Oh hello! What are you doing here?! Lol

I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and limped my badly worn out cuticle scissors around the image to fussy cut it. A fence cut out with my Cricut and some snow banks helped my put together my scene. Glitter snow was added to the snow banks to add some texture. A few snowflakes and some gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Charlie's Moo-ry Christmas (TT056) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Moo-rry Christmas (FF018) - High Hopes Stamps
Patterned Paper: Comfort and Joy - My Minds Eye
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt Star Dust SticklesCupid Gumdrops - YNS, Marvy Snowflake punch, Fence - Old West- Cricut, Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, Glitter Snow - Aleene's

Spectrum Noir Markers used: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 1G1 1G2 FS6 CR3 FS8 GT1 GT2 GT3 DR5 DR1 DR7

We will have a new Challenge starting tomorrow! Be sure to pop by and see what the design team has created!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chill Out!!!

Welcome back OCS fans;

Well the last Tuesday of November has arrived, which means we are a day closer to Christmas.  I am so not ready for the holidays.  For my post today, I have used this adorable stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fall/Winter Fun release, called Polar Friends.

Supplies used:
There is still a bit of time to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.

Do pop by on Thursday, December 1st as OCS will have a new challenge along with a new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  For any supplies that you need or would like check out Lora's OCS store.

Until next time Happy Crafting,


Monday, November 28, 2016

All Wrapped Up!

Hello friends, I another card I am sharing with you for our challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.

Using the fun stamp from High Hopes Stamps new Winter/Fall Fun release called All Wrapped Up, and the sketch as well.

I hope you can play along with our challenge and stop by Lora's store and check out the supplies there too, and till next time, happy crafting.

Supplies: HHStamps-All Wrapped Up, Peace Love Joy, Bows, 
Copic Markers, Circle Dies, Memento Ink, Lawn Fawn Pattern Paper.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Winter Wonderland!

Karen Letchworth, OCS' Saturday Guest Designer is back with another adorable card, using the adorable stamp called Downhill Snowy from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Hello, friends!  Today I'm posting again as part of a Guest Design spot for One Crazy Stamper to promote High Hopes Stamps and the other wonderful products they carry.  For today's card, I have used a sweet High Hopes Stamp called Downhill Snowy.  Isn't he cute?

I stamped him in black and embossed him.  Then, I stamped him again to layer the colored parts of his body, such as his hat, jacket, etc.  For the downhill slope, I used some Diamond Stickles to help make it look more like real snow.  I water colored the background of the image several times to give it the look of cold, blowing Winter winds.

I added a small chipboard sentiment at the top left, and a big seam binding bow at the lower left that has a coordinating green button in its center that's tied with a piece of Icicle Metallic Baker's Twine.  I really wanted to make this sweet stamp the focal point of the card while also giving it some sweet embellishing.  The Downhill Snowy remains the real star of this card.

I hope that you will stop by the One Crazy Stamper Blog for more great inspiration, and to check out their fun challenge.  There are lots of great High Hopes Stamps to see, as well as all sorts of other great products.  Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Cheers -- High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Friday!
It's another week closer to Christmas and another Christmas card ready for the mail!
This festive scene was created with ...
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers, I used a white sharpie marker to create the background snow.
Liquid applique, and fine white glitter was also used to help with this snowy scene. 
 I love the bells on this sweet image.  I used glossy accents to give them a nice shine :)
Thanks for peeking, have a crafty weekend!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Hello everyone !!!

This is Anita here , with another lovely inspiration from One Crazy Stamper. The High Hopes Stamps are super gorgeous and there is one for every occasion. christmas is just a month away and there is loads to do. Car making is in full swing all around the world and I am loving each one of them.

Today I have a super cute card with a lovely High Hopes Stamp from the OCS store.
It is an easel card with lot of flowers.
Do check it out here.

Card Product and Instructions.

Spellbinders and Cheerylynn Dies
Mulberry Flowers from stash
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Pattern paper from stash

Cut white card stock to the size 7 inches by 12 inches. Score at 6 inches and 3 inches on the longer side. Fold like an easel card.
Cut the second matte layer in white card stock to size 6 inches by 5 inches. Adhere green card stock at the back leaving 4mm all around. 
Adhere Brown dotted card stock on the easel card base and on the matte layer. Adhere decorated pattern paper cut with doily punch. 
Stamp the image on water colour paper and colour with Zig markers. Highlight with glitter.
Adhere on to the card front. Add the sentiment at the bottom on another die cut. Arrange mulberry flowers on front and base.

A fabulous Challenge with High Hopes stamps is going on at the OCS blog. It is a sketch challenge and you can find all details here.

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Home For Christmas

It is the last week of November which means Christmas is fast approaching. I won't give you the weeks away count - if I do I will go into panic mode lol.

 I am in full out Christmas card making mode - especially because I have my first family Christmas dinner in a week and I will need 5 cards! Yikes!

The layout is based loosely on this month's challenge sketch. I have used a number of stamps from High Hopes Stamps: "Penguin Family Igloo" and the "All Hearts" sentiment from the new Fall/Winter release as well as a stamp called "Winter Wonderland Background".

I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and then you got it - pulled out my cuticle scissors and fussy cut this cute penguin family. There are four kids in my family and believe me - every one of these penguins is "one of us"! 

After cutting my patterned paper pieces, I used the top of the Winter Wonderland Background stamp to create the border on some of the edges with white embossing powder. Stickles were added to the hats on the hearts on the sentiment for a little bling. Some ribbon from my stash and white gumdrops finish off the card.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Penguin Family Igloo (TT057) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Stamp: Winter Wonderland Background (UU013) - High Hopes Stamps
Sentiment: All Hearts (JJ002) - High Hopes Stamps
Patterned Paper: Holly Jolly - My Minds Eye
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt Diamond Stickles, White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Versamark Watermark stamp pad, Double Stitched Hills Die (YNS), Pop Dots (Forever In Time), White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops (YNS), Ribbon (stash)

Spectrum Noir Markers used: CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG7 BG10 BT2 1G1 DR6 DR7 JG2 JG6 JG4

Our November Challenge is Fall/Winter Fun and there is a sketch to get your creative juices flowing. There are still a few days left! Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Here's the sketch

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!