Wednesday, January 20, 2010

IT'S HIGH HOPES RELEASE DAY!!!

The candy is now closed. Check in at the High Hopes blog (link below) later today to see who the big winners are!! (Edited on January 23, 2010)

Today is the day you have been waiting for stampers!! It's release day for the Dustin Pike stamps at High Hopes Stamps!!! If you have been following the High Hopes Blog, you know that the Divas have been bringing you sneak peeks of the new stamps over the last few days. Well, today we are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate...and there are prizes to be won!! Want to know what you could win?? One lucky stamper will win the grand prize of an entire set of the new release!! There will also be three other winners chosen to win a stamp package!! That's FOUR prizes in all, so make sure to leave comments on each Diva's blog along the way!

If you arrived at my blog from the talented Karen's blog, then you are on the right track!! If not, the HOP starts over at the High Hopes Blog! You will find the order of the hop listed there!

Today, I am showing you a card featuring the stamp "Sir Dustin". This is one of my favourites from the new release!! I also used one of the brand new sentiments from this release..." I may look tough and on "attack", but it's good to know you've got my back!" One thing I always struggle with is making cute boy cards. I LOVE that this new release has many stamps that will be fantastic for making masculine cards!! Of course, they can always be "girlied" up too!!



Check out the look on the little knight's face!! Priceless! lol Not sure he's thrilled to have a dragon backing him up! These images are just so much fun to colour...and the quality of rubber is fantastic! You will have no problems achieving a nice sharp image. I stamped, as always, on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copic markers.



Have you picked out your favourites yet?? You still have several Divas to visit, and your next stop is the amazing Jeanette. She is sure to have something gorgeous for you to see! In case you get lost along the way, here's the order:

High Hopes Blog
Amy L
Danielle
Jeanne
Sirpa
Nikki
Karen
Melanie
Jeanette
Amy W
Lacey
Alex
Michelle

The candy will close Friday 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm EST, so make sure you leave those comments!! You could be the winner of one of the four fantastic prizes !!


So off you go!! You can check out the online catalogue over at High Hopes Stamps. There are links there and on the High Hopes Blog for retailers who will be carrying the new release(look for the little hippo on the right side of the page)!! Several of our Divas have online stores too...so no excuses!! Find a store nearby or get online and order yours now!! The sooner you order, the sooner you can be stamping!!

Have a blessed day!

Melanie

Stamps: High Hopes "Sir Dustin", "I may look tough and on attack, but it's good to know you've got my bakc!"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Basic Grey, Bazzill, (not sure of the company of the metallic cardstock)
Embellishments: Flat-backed rhinestones (Walmart)
Tools: Spellbinders Circles, Scalloped Circles, Fancy Tags

147 comments:

Jennie Dove said...

Hopping along....love the fact Dustin is now rubber! Love ur card

Stampin Mindy said...

This is such a cute image. Love your coloring!

Sheng said...

Hehehe...they are so cute. Perfect combo, love your coloring and card combo.

:)

Jodi said...

This is gorgeous! Your coloring is absolutely amazing ~ it really brings this image to life.

Sinikka said...

Such a cute image. Well it is always perfect to have somebody who covers your back LOL

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love Dustins creatures .. can't wait to get my hands on them all.

Kelli B said...

your card is great and the image is so cute. I love your coloring. I like the knight, he looks a little irked that he has to be fighting.

Blankiefinder said...

Great card, your colouring is amazing!

Ola said...

Your card is great.... the colors really pop!! Thanks for Sharing!

**hopping along**
okj83@live.com

Kari said...

Hopping along...

Super cute little boy card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kari :-)

Squirrel x said...

Totally awesome hun! Loving the new releases so have placed order already LOL! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Merry said...

Oh wow...you ladies are so amazing on this blog hop. Another brilliant card with an amazing image.

Regina said...

Just hopping by to say hi!
Sir Dustin is another stunning image.
I totally love your card!!!

Riituli said...

Wow! Your card is so beautiful! I love these new stamps.

Hugs
Riina

Marie said...

I love your card. It's such a cute image!
Marie

ribenaruby said...

Fab colours used, love this fun image, and lovely sentiment!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Awww, what a cute pair. Trouble is, they're ALL my favourites Melanie....hmmm... My sons AND my husband would LOVE this card and I think that says it all. These images have such broad appeal. Gorgeous card. Lauren x

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Masculine card Melanie,Hugs Debbie x

LeanneP said...

I really like this stamp. Your card is
great.

Lisa Summerhays said...

That is a great face on the knight, lol. I love how bright the image is colored. It's definitely the star of the card. Boy cards are tough to do and you did fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Hopping along. What a lovly card.
Dorte

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic card! Great colouring of this image too!

Kristen said...

Holy smokes, I am loving this stamp, and you have colored it wonderfully. Stunning. Great card!

Heike said...

Wow, this is so cute and adorable. Wonderful work....

Hugs
Heike

dot said...

Hi!
What a lovely card.Like it.

Tracey said...

WOW! A gorgeous card! Love your colouring!

StampinCathy said...

What a fun card. I just love the colors and images. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this amazing blog hop.

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. I love the small knight. And your coloring is stunning.

Stephanie said...

Luv this, really love your sentiment!

Cherry said...

What a totally wonderful card with a pair of cuties! I think these two are my favs up to now. Thanks for sharing, Hugs Cherry XXX

Sandra said...

wonderful, wonderful! Love the card.
Sandra

Deonna said...

What a great card! I love the coloring and the layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carol Dee said...

Wonderful vibrant and colorful creation, hopping along now...

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

..hop hop....they've all been awesome cards so far but I think your's is my favourite so far

...hop hop

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Love the colours you chose for your card! Gorgeous creation!

Chrissy said...

Great card.......awesome job coloring!

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Great card!! Fantastic colouring and shading Melanie--this stamp is a cute one--I think my favourite is a toss up between Team Canada & Troubled Travis but the whole release is really great!

Maxine said...

Your card looks so Royal you know? Great coloring!!

Claude said...

This is a gorgeous card, and I sure love that stamp!

Kaymin Kantina said...

Absolutely amazing card! LOVE LOVE LOVE the look on the little knights face. Too funny!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min

Michelle said...

Wonderful card. I love your coloring - so bright and fitting!

lillianchild said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us ... this hop has been so much fun I have have discovered so many talented ladies!!

Susanne said...

Very cute card, I love these dragons! And I like blog hopping - what a fun!
Susanne

Helen said...

So awesome! That image is precious and your card is adorable! Love it!
Blessings!
~H

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow, your coloring is amazing!! Love this image! TFS!

Pegg S said...

What a gorgeous card! It's a great boy card! I love all the images I've been seeing on the hop! Hard to pick a fav!

Dianne said...

Melanie, this is an awesome card. Your coloring is awesome and is to perfection. Great images !!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, I love your card. Such a fun stamp. TFS.

sam said...

Oh wow another awesome card - I may have to stop making cards soon...you guys are SOOOOOOO talented
Sam x

craftymamma said...

wow! amazing card:) still hoppin along:)

Wenche said...

I love your card! The coloring is fantastic!

Callie said...

Great card. You colored the image beautifully!!

Lelia said...

Yeowza! Your coloring is out of this world!!!

Kellie said...

Absolutely LOVE the new stamps!! The little guy on the carosel horse is way too cute.

Mryia said...

Such rich colors! Nice card! Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

I love, love, love this one! Great card. Dustin's Dragons are my favorite.

Lynn said...

Love it. Looks like too much work for me, but you did a beautiful job!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Cute Card thanks for sharing. Love your coloring!!!

jan farnworth said...

love it.

whatever4 said...

Love the card with the cute little dragon. Glad to see Dustin is going into Rubber form.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Awesome colouring, great sentiment.

Warmest regards,

Renata

Ida P. Krause said...

Very fun and cute card. Love the dragon and knight image.

MiamiKel said...

Just as cute as can be! Such vivid colors and amazing coloring - your work is fantastic! Love it!

Amanda said...

Great card! I love that image and sentiment.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely adorable, and fabulous vibrant color!

Jennifer Moore said...

Very cute card.

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Your colouring is gorgeous.

*Alison* said...

AHH.. this is SUPER cute.. I LOVE LOVE the colors you picked.. and the way you totally brought out the BEST of this image.. so adorable.

Thanks so much for the chance to win..I am crossing my finger AND TOES, and EYES, and LEGS, and anything else I can cross.. :) HUGS

familybubbles(at) hotmail (dot) com

craft_princess said...

Great card and love the darkness of it for the image...goes perfectly together!

PeeJay said...

Superb! Just love the way you've put this together and the vibrancy of the colours.

Wilfreda said...

Great colors. Love it.

Jacqueline said...

Love Dustin's designs! You have gone a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your work!

Hollyk said...

Super cute card. Thanks for sharing

Belas Creating Place said...

Yipee they are finally here !!!! I love this stamp and how you created with it. Amazing...

K. Joy said...

Oh, I love this card! That is such a cute image and great saying! Your coloring really makes the image come alive. :)

Sherri said...

Wonderful card....and adorable verse~

Kay said...

Beautiful, beautiful card- your coloring is amazing!

Gloria Westerman said...

You know I love this image.....too.....I love your coloring...which is awesome.....thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.....I know you spend so time on it......

Dizzie Noodle said...

I love it! Too cute! :)

Nikki said...

What a Bright fun card :)

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Melanie
Your colouring just blows me away!! Love your design and details too.

Karen x

Nicola said...

Great card. I love the dragon.

Hugs
Nic

karen said...

wow! I just LOVE the dragons!
this is a great release!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is awesome Melanie and I love your colouring so much! Hugs, Nikki x

Lyn S said...

Cute image! Great colouring, love your card!

Lynne in NI said...

COOOOOL card Melanie! Adorable image and your colouring is perfect (...as usual!)
:o)

Amy Leggate said...

Great Card Melanie!~!

Niki Estes said...

Melanie, this is so cute! Your coloring is so vibrant! Love it!

Betty said...

love it... in the top 2 of my favorites

Heidi said...

Hopping along! I love he shimmery card stock. It Beautiful Card.

Michelle H in IL said...

Great card! Love the coloring and the image is fantastic!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

this is one of faves for sure! too cute.

Erika M. said...

Really loving your card!

Rachelle said...

awesome card.

Krista said...

This card is soooo cute Melanie! Amazing detail and your colouring, well....perfection!!!

luvmy2k9z said...

Nice work. I love this image. Thank you for sharing with us. I can tell that you worked very hard on this. Great job!

Stephanie said...

Great image and card.

Mary said...

What an adorable card! This image is so cute!

hugs
Mary

luvmy2k9z said...

I have had trouble posting here...so I am trying again. This is a cute card. I like the dark colors together. I can tell that you worked very hard on this. Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!!!! Your coloring is out of this world! Love this awesome card!!

southernscraps said...

Great image and coloring.

Betty said...

What a great image and card. Wow

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

This card is just too much, the colors are wonderful and the little guys on it are just something else, this has been such a fun blog hop!

Linda L said...

Your card is adorable! I love your coloring.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Melanie, your coloring is outstanding and dp is perfectly matched to the theme! Awesome creation using Dustin's fabby artwork! LOVE IT!
Hugs,
Charlotte

LINDA said...

I love these stamps too hard to choose.I love your card.
Linda W.
ljunewall@hotmail.com

Diane said...

Melanie, I love your card and your blog so much so I have become a follower. You did an amazing job on this card.
Have a great day
Daine

Gramma said...

Holy cow! I just love what you're doing with these images.... WTG High Hopes! Dustin is a great investment!

Lisa T said...

What a terrific card! That grey paper is just perfect and you did a terrific job coloring in your images! :)

Angie said...

Wow, love your card, very rich in color!! Love how it just pops out at you:) I am loving that image too:)

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Hi Melanie,
Thanks for sharing your amazing creation. I like the colors you chose and the embellishments. Very cute. Tanya R.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is my favorite Dustin Pike image so far. Wow how cute! And I have to tell you that your coloring is jaw-drop gorgeous. You really brought this image to life. Beautiful job! Best, Curt

Crystal said...

Such a cute image & card. I will be getting this one for sure :)

sweetpz said...

WOW! amazing card.. i love your use of colours.. very medieval-ish! =)

Tink said...

Beautiful Card! Love the image!

Kat said...

love the way you have made this card it is sooooo me!!

Katx

Julie said...

Great card! Love it!

Claire said...

HA Ha Love the look on his face. Cute card!!

evetterice said...

I love that stamp! It's good to know we are getting some new designs for boys. Your coloring is excellent!

DQ said...

Cute card.

Tracy said...

That is so cute! Love the card and the stamp.

Yvette said...

just hopping thru. What a great card

saundersatthelake said...

I just love that Dustin is now in rubber! This card is amazing! Can't wait to get mine so I can start playing too!!! Thanks for sharing!

Anne-Marije said...

What a great card. I love the image. The new release is very cool. Now I'm going to hop to the next blog!
xxx Anne-Marije

Wendy K. said...

Great card and awesome image!

Rosanne said...

Hi Melanie--I love your card!

Ildiko said...

How can we pick out of these gorgeous stamps. I love all of it but do have few what I have to have lol
Hugs
Ildiko

bonnieR said...

This is my favourite image. great card.

Crazy Creations said...

Your card is great lovethe coloring I love it all I love all the stamps Hugs Sarah

Kim said...

I Love the image 'Sir Dustin'!
THANKS! Great job!
Cheers,
Kim

Peggy said...

What a cute card! Makes me want my own dragon...lol.

Cheri Howard said...

Soooo cute!

Imke said...

Great Card,stamp and coloring !

Sternenglanz said...

a wonderfull Coloring and a very great Card!

Basteltriene said...

sehr schön, mir gefällt deine Colorierung sehr gut!

Alyssa S said...

So cute! I love the vibrancy of your colors...they truly make the image center stage!

Kathy said...

"on the hop" I love the Dustin Pike releases.

Shazza said...

fabulous card
x

Mindy said...

Sir Dustin is one of my favourites.

Debs said...

Fantastic card, love these dragon images, they are perfect for little (and big) boy cards. Debs xx

Nic said...

Love this stamp. brilliant card!

Dana said...

Melanie I love your card because first it is so amazingly coloured and it just pops out at you. Mostly because it would be a great daily reminder of who I belong to as a Christian. It reminds me of the Armor of God that we must wear and how when we conquer daily troubles, that with Christ we can be victorious and our troubles can be turned around for good. Maybe even being something that is good and maybe a friend to us like that sweet dragon standing behind Sir Dustin. Love this one sweet. God bless you on this amazing journey of yours.

kandistar said...

Wow look at the vibrant colors you used and the detail that went into this card, amazing! *Candace*

Carol said...

Beautiful Copic coloring!

Arianne said...

We all should be so lucky to have someone like that at our back!

Ciili said...

I just love dragons... Such a beautiful card!!

michele hileman said...

great card. the DT is very creative