Warm Winter Wishes

Besides the year being almost over, it has been really really cold these last few days and will be for the next little while.

For my final post of the year, I am using the adorable Heart Framed Waving Snowy — he is waving good bye to this year and hello to 2018.

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There are still a few days left to play in the final challenge of the year — Christmas/Winter.  We can’t wait to see what you create.

Do come back on the 1st as we have a brand new challenge to start of a brand new year.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Happy New Year!


Winter Joy…..

Welcome OCS fans and thank you for stopping by.  Christmas is almost here, and not only are children becoming excited about Santa arriving, so are our constant and faithful companions. Today’s card is for all the dog and cat lovers.

I have used the adorable Winter Kitty and Winter Puppy from the High Hopes Stamps release called “Winter Joy“.  Both images were coloured with Copic Markers.  The Joy and Bell (Christmas Wooden Shapes from BoBunny)  were coloured with Zig Wink of Stella markers.

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If  you are able to sneak some colouring time, there are still a few days left to enter this month’s challenge. For any supplies that you might need or want check out Lora’s One Crazy Stamper store.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Christmas Joy

I don’t know about you, but I have always associated gingerbread with Christmas.  The fresh aroma of gingerbread cooking seems to feel the air with the Christmas spirit and joy.

For today’s card I have used the adorable Ginger Family in Heart.  I coloured the image with copics and added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze and Nuvo Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall.  The embellishments on the side are from BoBunny’s Christmas Wood shapes and were coloured with some  Zig Wink of Stella Pens. I then used a Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pen to add some glitter.

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Do find some time to come and play along in our Christmas/Winter challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy crafting.



Welcome OCS fans;

Have you ever wondered what is going through a baby’s or even a cat or dog’s mind when they see their reflection for the first time.  I know my children and pets had quite a time playing when they saw their reflections.

For today’s card I have used Snowy Reflection and I’m sure that he doesn’t realize that it is his reflection he is seeing.  I used copics to colour the image.  Nuvo’s Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents was added to the trees.

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  • Stamps:  Snowy Reflection, Hellooo… (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  G46 – Mistletoe, G43 – Pistachio, Y15 – Cadmium Yellow, Y11 – Pale Yellow, Y00 – Barium Yellow, Y28 – Lionet Gold, E31 – Brick Beige, E35 – Chamois, E40 – Brick White, E41 – Pearl White, BG0000 – Snow Green, BG000 – Pale Aqua, B00 – Pale Porcelain Blue, B0000 – Pale Celestine, B60 – Pale Blue Gray, B52 – Soft Greenish Blue, R29 – Lipstick Red, YR01 – Cadmium Orange, YR04 – Chrome Orange, C00 – Cool Gray No. 00, C0 – Cool Gray No. 0
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops:  Silver Moonlight
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens – Clear

Don’t forget to ink up your favourite stamp and come and play along in this month’s Christmas/Winter Challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create.

For any supplies that you might want or need and don’t forget about the wish list to Santa, check out Lora’s One Crazy Stamper Store for some great products.

Until next time, happy crafting.


December Challenge — Christmas/Winter

Hello and welcome to OCS;

As it is December 1st, this means a brand new challenge has started here at OCS, which is Christmas/Winter.  The OCS Divas, will be using an assortment of Christmas/Winter High Hopes Stamps for the month.

For today’s card, I have used the adorable Dancing Snowman Friends from High Hopes Stamps latest release called “Winter Joy“.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers, fuzzy cut it and then mounted it on an Action Wobble.


Do find some time during this busy month to play along with our challenge.  We would love to see what you create.

Until next time, happy crafting.


Frozen Fun!!!

Hi Everyone;

Hope you all had a good Christmas and time well spent with family/friends.  For my post today for OCS I have used an older high Hopes Rubber Stamp called Frozen Fun.  The winter storms are beginning to roll in.


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There are still a few more days to enter this month’s challenge. Thank you for stopping by the OCS store and blog.  Have a Happy New Year and we will see you in the new year.


“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!”

Hi there;

I am back with another post for this week for OCS.  Christmas Eve has finally arrived and the children will all be in bed eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus.  For my card today, I just had to use Santa Bob from the “Joys of the Seasons” release by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.


As I wanted the whole sheet of design paper to be seen, I only used a red card stock for the base of the card and no other patterned paper.  I also used some of Heidi Swapp’s Minc accessories also.

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Hope you enjoyed the card and as Clement Clarke Moore said in his classic Christmas poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” — “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight.”

Do have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the time spent with your loved ones.


Think Snow!!!

Well folks, it is now officially winter and in this part of Ontario,  there is not a speck of snow.  Nope;

Nope, non at all, not even a tiny tiny snowflake. Leanne and Shari how about sending some snow from Alberta this way. Maybe some will fall before Christmas Day, if we all Think Think Snow!!.

For my card today, I used this adorable image called Snowman Snowball, from the “Joys of the Seasons” – High Hopes Rubber Stamps latest release.


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Do enter this month’s challenge and show us your creations.  Don’t forget to send Santa your wish list.  OCS has some great products along with great prices.

Until next time Happy Crafting;



Merry Christmas Tags

Hi All,

It is Sue here, and I am posting for Shari today at OCS.  I decided to use the Snowman Mini Set from the “Joys of the Seasons” Release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, to make some Christmas tags.

I used Ranger’s Distress Ink the Winter Set which is composed of Festive Berries, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough to create the backgrounds on the tags.  I used the 1/8″ Scor-Pal tape around the edges and at the top just below the hole and used the Glitter Ritz Vintage Christmas Collection which is made up of Frosty Mint, Cranberry and Spruce.


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There is still plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge.  For any Christmas Shopping you want to do for someone or yourself, check out Lora’s OCS store for some great stock and prices.

Until next time, keep crafting.



Think Snow

Christmas is ten days away and there is absolutely no snow in sight; not even one tiny flake.  I don’t know about you, but Christmas always needs some snow — don’t need a lot, but enough to cover the ground and create a wintery scene.

I have used the image called Polar Hug from the Joys of the Seasons release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.


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There is a plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge.  Don’t forget to send your wish list to Santa for some goodies under the Christmas tree.  Lora’s OCS store has some amazing deals and prizes.

Until next time, be happy, be creative and try try not to let Christmas shopping and preparations stress you out.