Discover High Hopes Rubber Stamps

I apologize ENABLER ALERT !!!! haha

This is a company that is totally new to me, I discovered them on Twitter and they have some adorable stamps…. they also have a challenge..and we all know how much we love challenges AND new goodies.  More info  on the challenge and how to get the free digital stamp  so you can join in at the bottom of this post  If you are new to this company too, this is a fab way to  join in and maybe win some of these rubber stamps if you are interested in trying them out.

I was having a quick browse around and thought I would share some of the ones that caught my eye.  As most of you regulars know by now, I have a son who is 5 tomorrow ( Where did time go) and we plan to homeschool.  Creativity is a huge part of our learning process and the lil guy LOVES to craft.  That being said I am always on the lookout for  things for him to use and also things that can be used in “school” projects…. hey no one said education had to be boring… lol.

One of the first things that caught my eye were the backgrounds; these are perfect for both of us, both for card making and  adding visuals to  stories and essays etc  later on as he learns to write his own stories.

I love backgrounds, but I am pretty picky  and most of the ones I have are  digital .. but I love these..

Forest Background T057

Treasure Map T054

Speedy Recovery Background U004

Space Scape U149

and then of course we have fairies ..  sorry Merrie haha.. There are so many cool stamps at this store.. they come in foam mounted and unmounted.  Categories galore… oh dear this could get me in trouble if the little guy sees these…No crafty budget right now.. but if he sees Dragons…. oh my !

I will be adding this one into  the  tab above for stamps.. it is currently called DIGIS.. but I think I need to update it to STAMPS, since I  am finding more and more cute stamp companies who do physical stamps…  So expect to see that updated soon.


ok I promised you  details on the High Hopes March here they are.

For your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

You can enter this challenge to win rubber stamps using  the free digital stamp provided, if you do not currently own any High Hopes stamps. There is a link to the freebies, you have two to choose from.  You must use a High Hopes Image.   Check the High Hopes Challenge post for more details and links to the free images.

I hope some of you join in, I think I will have a go at this one.. maybe see if my little guy wants to enter too…. he is a crafting machine lately  LOL

February Frankenstein Challenge – Arrrh me mateys…Pirates !!!!

Over on the message board our current Frankenstein Challenge is PIRATES !!! this is a non card challenge we do for fun. This was a cool one to do, I just wish I had more props for backdrops and setting the scene in the picture.. but oh well.



I had an old bottle of wine that has been in the cupboard since my mother visited in 2012 lol.. I knew I’d find a reason to use it eventually.
I hunted high and low for an image and finally found what I was looking for on Deviant Art. I sent a note to the artist and explained what I wanted to do and requested permission to use his image.
This morning I got a reply .. “No probs, have fun” Thank you karafactory.
The image was printed on  110lb card stock and  colored with a mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor and Ranger Distress pens. The background and edges were aged using Ranger distress ink pads and an old brush.
The “Ye Olde Booty Call” was written by hand for the old fashioned  look  with a Zig Calligraphy pen  from the Memory system set.
The map was a printout from