Hello Sunshine

Welcome back OCS fans;

Hope you all enjoyed the extra day off work.  Yesterday, being Victoria Day was a holiday thus extending the weekend.  Even though the weather wasn’t the greatest, this is the weekend that people will open their cottages for the summer.

The OCS Divas are showcasing the latest release from High Hopes Stamps called “Darling Divas“.  For today’s card, I used the adorable “AnnaLee“.  My initial plans for this card changed when I started colouring it up as the original paper choice did not match the colours that I used.

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Do join this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  If you need some inspiration we have a sketch that you can follow.

If you need any supplies do check out Lora’s OCS online store as well as the brick & mortar store.  Lora, has some great products with amazing prices available.

Until next time, happy crafty.

>Hugs;

Happy Birthday

Welcome OCS fans to another crazy Tuesday.  At last the sun is out and it is getting warmer, which is a nice change from all the rain that we have had lately.

For today’s card, I used the Darling Ella & Chi Chi from High Hopes Stamps latest release called “Darling Divas“.  I’m thinking I should have done  something slightly different with the Ribbon Threading Die, but I’m not sure what.  I shall play around with it again for next week.

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As we would love to see what you create, do enter this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

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Good Times…..

Welcome back OCS fans;

The OCS Divas this month will be showcasing the adorable “Darling Divas“, which is the latest release from High Hopes Stamps.  For my card today, I have used the adorable stamp “Blossom“.

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There is plenty of time to enter this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  If you need any supplies or just have a shopping list, check out Lora’s OCS store — both online and the brick & mortar store.  There are definitely some awesome products and great prices available.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Hugs;

May Challenge and Darling Divas Release High Hopes stamps

Welcome back OCS Fans;

As  today is May 1st, OCS has a brand new challenge, which is “Anything Goes”.  With this new challenge, High Hopes Stamps has a new release called “Darling Divas”.  For today’s card I have used the adorable stamp called “Apple”.

I used the Joy Crafts Cutting, Embossing & Embroidery Die # 6002/1204 for the sides.  I stitched them using a pink and green Sulky thread.  I also added some Versa Magic chalk — Aloe Vera and Pixie Dust to the embossed areas of the die.

Supplies used: 

  • Stamps:  Apple, Friendship Warms the HeartHigh Hopes Rubber Stamps
  • Ink: – Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  Skin:  E0000 – Floral White, E000 – Pale Fruit Pink, R20 – Blush; Eyes:  B60 – Pale Gray Blue; Hair:  E41 – Pearl White, E42 – Sand White, E50- Egg Shel; Top: BG10 – Cool Shadow, BG11 -Moon White; Skirt: R85 – Rose Red, R83 – Rose Mist, R81- Rose Pink; Apple:  R27 – Cadmium Red; Bird and Branch: B41 – Powder Blue, YG17- Grass Green, R81 – rose Pink, R83 – Rose Mist, E27 – Africano
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pen:  00 – Clear

There is plenty of time to enter this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for a chance to win two unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  For any supplies that you need or would like, check out both Lora’s OCS online and brick & mortar stores for some great products and prices.

Until next time, Happy Crafting.

Hugs;

Hello Sunshine!!!

Welcome back OCS fans;

There is no doubt that Spring is here.  There is the saying that says “April showers, bring May flowers!”  Well May is almost here and I have used the adorable Hedgies Spring Loaded stamp which reminds me of spring fun.  I did a CAS card this time.

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There are still a few more days to enter this month’s “Think Spring” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

Stay tuned to May 1st, as OCS’ Divas will have a brand new challenge along with a new release from High Hopes Stamps.

Do check out Lora’s OCS store for any supplies that you might need.

Until next time, happy crafting.

 Hugs; 

Hangin’ with my peeps…..

Welcome back OCS fans;

I hope you all had a good Easter as well as the little ones having a great Easter egg hunt.  Spring is definitely in the air, as trees and shrubs are showing new buds and daffodils are beginning to pop up.

For my card today, I have used the adorable Egg-cellent Friend from the new “Think Spring” release by High Hopes Stamps.

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Do play along, as we would love to see your entries for this month’s “Think Spring” Challenge.  Your entry could win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

For any supplies that you might need or desire, check out Lora’s OCS shop (online and the brick and mortar store).

Until next time, happy crafting.

Hugs,

Happy Easter

Welcome OCS Fans;

Hope you had a good weekend and had a chance to visit us at ScrapFest in Kitchener on Friday and Saturday.  It was certainly a busy time.

For my card today, I have used the adorable image called Carrot Patch from the Think Spring of High Hopes Stamps.

Suplies used:

  • Stamps:  Carrot Patch, Happy Easter (Think SpringHigh Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  Bunny: W0 – Warm Gray No. 0, W1 – Warm Gray No. 1, R30 – Pale Yellowish Pink; Carrot:  YR04 – Chrome Orange, YG17 – Grass Green, YG13 – Chartreuse; Flowers:  Y08 – Acid Yellow, Y06 – Yellow; Butterflies:  BV01 – Mauve Shadow, BV01 – Viola; Grass:  YG17 – Grass Green, YG13 – Chartreuse
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Orange Marmalade

There is plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge “Think Spring” for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

For any supplies that you might need, check out Lora’s OCS store for some amazing products with some great prices.

Have a Happy Easter and until next time, Happy Crafting.

 Hugs;

Happy Thoughts!!!!!

Welcome back OCS fans;

As we are having April showers, it definitely looks like spring has arrived.  High Hopes Stamps has a new release called “Think Spring“.

Today, I have used the adorable image called “Bunny Blooms“.  The butterflies are a stencil called “Butterfly Trail” from Crafters Workshop and I used some new Distress Oxide Inks to add some colour. As these inks are awesome and there is a lot of things that can be done with them. They are reactive with water, but I haven’t tried that yet — that is next.  I cut around the butterflies.

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There is plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

Do try and make time to visit OCS and High Hopes Stamps at Scrapfest this weekend. We are booth # 120 and there will be lots to see and do.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Hugs;

April Challenge & High Hopes New Release — Think Spring

As today is April 1st, this means that there is a brand new challenge here at OCS.  Along with a new challenge High Hopes Stamps has a brand new release called “Think Spring”

For my post today, I have used the adorable “Garden Lamb” stamp.

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You have plenty of time to enter this month’s challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps  of your choice.

If you are going to Scrapfest next weekend, do drop by the OCS booth.  We would love to see you.

Until next, happy crafting.

Hugs;

Soccer Star….

Welcome back OCS fans and thanks for stopping by.  Now that spring has arrived, we are getting some rain, that will wash the remaining snow away.

For my card today, which is CAS, I have used adorable Soccer Star stamp from High Hopes Stamps Spring 2016 Collection.

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Have you seen all the new products that have been arriving at OCS lately?  Don’t forget to make a shopping list.

Make sure you come back on Saturday, April 1st to check out our new challenge featuring a new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Hugs;