Thursday, April 24, 2008

Aloha!

We have snow again.......but it is melting quickly. The temps are pretty cool though. Maybe this little gal will bring some sunshine with her!

I have been very busy with my sick puppy this week .....so far 4 nights this week he has had the runs all night. I took him to the vet on Tuesday for medicine and he seemed pretty good yesterday....than last night he was sick all over again. So today he is getting more meds from the vet...hopefully this will work. As you can guess though...not much cardmaking going on this week....I am too sleep deprived. Now I am also having to do a major cleaning job as well....poor little guy rarely makes it to the door.....and he feels so bad when he makes a mess.

On to the card recipe..

I think this little dancer is just the cutest....gotta love that little belly stickin' out there. If I ever go to Hawaii....lol....I think I'm going to fit right in there...

I used the SC171 sketch... and the CC171...(real red, glorious green and night of navy) Both challenges are Great and Fun to use!

All the stamps from High Hopes...."Leilani", "Palm Tree", "Gardenia" and "Aloha"......

I used prismacolor pencils(oms) and H20's for coloring. The background paper is stamped in with the "Palm Tree" Gardenias...were colored, stickled, cut-out and popped up. Corners are made with cuttle bug dies...partially cut off. Aloha is embossed with sparkling red by Ranger. The oval was made with nesties...but the scallop layer was made with a scissors. Is everyone getting sick of my fibres yet?...I'm trying not to use them so much ....but they just worked too well here.

Stamps: All High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, provo craft slab5, night of navy

Ink: Stazon black, bashful blue, close to cocoa, garden green

Accessories: stickles, cuttle bug, fibre, stitching,, foam dimensionals, embossing pdr.

Thanks for looking everyone and your Wonderful comments!! ** Blog candy is in the wind again soon** My Birthday is coming up May 6th.....time to celebrate!!

45 comments:

Patricia said...

Again a very beautiful card Ila!!

Jo said...

Oh Ila, I absolutely adore your cards and this one is no exception! You've really got me hooked on HH stamps! Hope things improve at home :)

Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Ila!! Love the pretty colors and you captured the essence of the hula girl!! I'm from Hawaii and you would love it there!! Your card reminds me of living there!

I'm sorry to hear about your pup being sick. Pets are like babies. . .you worry the same way as you would a child!! Hope he gets better soon!

Maria

Jo said...

hi Ila..
Love love love the card.. in fact all your work! Thank you for guiding me in the direction of high hopes.. order will hopefully be here soon!

As for the pupster..give him a cuddle from me. We have this sometimes with our boy, Scooby, who is now 20months.. he has colitis, and it's just keeping his diet very simple,chicken and ricewhen he is ill, and a few days and he's ok again..

wishing you all the best..
love n hugs..
Jo x

Velta said...

What kind of puppy??? I love dogs! Love this card also...you really have a knack for pulling in embellies that go with the stamp. Great Job Ila!!

Suzanne said...

Oh this card is just so funny love it great fun!!
I would love another dog really miss my two but not practical at the mo with both of us working 9-5 :o( give him a big hug from me. Sue :o0

Flossie's Follies said...

Another wonderful creation. I hope the medicine kicks in and your dog is better soon.

Krisstee said...

That is so cute. A job well done as always.

moralia said...

Just beautiful, Ila!!! Such gorgeous colouring and designs!! I had to LOL @ your 'belly sticking out comment, and fitting right in!! Rotfl!! Talented and funny! :)

Laura said...

oh my goodness, how cute that card is. your colouring is always so unbelievably gorgeous!

Monica said...

LOVE LOVE this card!! Beautiful colors and your coloring is wonderful!

Donna said...

Your blog never ceases to completely delight me!!

sophia landry said...

I remember this gal from Splitcoast, loved her then and now. Helped me to cup up with mine for the sketch. Your coloring is always fantastic and such an ispiration to me. Whenever I need coloring inspiration, I go to your work to see how you approached it!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love this card. The hula girl is just adorable and one to add to my list. The fibres look great too. Hope you puppy is better soon. Hugs, Nikki x

Paula said...

WOW - what a bright,fun and happy card! This is something I'd like to be able to make!!

NormaJ said...

Love your little hula gal, Ila.
She so fits into the Hawaiian
scene. You can almost smell the
flowers.
My first visit to Hawaii before
skyscrapers, was the immediate scent of the blossoms. It was delightful and heady.

Debbie said...

Fab card, your colouring is exceptional.

Katharina said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sick little baby dog! I hope he will be fine again soon!

Your card is phenomenal as always! The colouring, the layout and all the little extras. Thanks for sharing!

Sanna said...

Great card! It makes me smiling. .-)

Claudia said...

oh ila,
i just read my feedblitz.. as i scrolled down what do i see.. your smiling hula dancing girl.
she really made me smile.
what an awesome card. love the flowers you added on the side. love the different colors of the petals.

fabulous

Trina said...

Beautiful card. I love your coloring, and layout. And those flowers are beautiful!!

I sure hope Buddy starts to feel better soon! You need to email me and keep me updated on what is happening. I thought things were better, poor little dude! I'm sending lots of thoughts your way!
xoxoxo Trina

retiredheather said...

What a cutie. Love the colors you used. Great card.
Retired Heather

Keri Lee Sereika said...

So totally cute cute cute!

I hope your pup is ok and back to good health soon!

MichelleO said...

Oh Ila I am sooo sorry about the puppy being sick. I have been with you though, with the mini donkey baby so sick I have been checking on her every couple of hours in the night since Sunday, but she is finally better so hopefully the puppy will have a good weekend too! Love the card she is a happy dancer isn't she! Healthy vibes....and hugs!

Jamie Martin said...

Love the card, hopefully she will bring sunshine your way.
Sorry to hear about your puppy, it's always so sad when our pets are sick.

karin xoxo said...

wauw, what a very great card. Love it.

Carolyn King said...

Precious. love the palms stamped in the bg---the design looks awesome. Your coloring is fabulous as always!

Hope your puppy feels better soon!

dpkennedy said...

This is so cute! I love that chubby little hawaiian girl! Great bright colors you used on this too....it is just too cute!

huntla1 said...

She is so very cute! And you did a wonderful job of bringing her to life.

Beth Norman said...

Gorgeous card, Ila! As always, you pump out the most stunning of cards!

Andrea said...

This card is so pretty!!

xxAndrea

ink'n'rubba said...

what a fabulous card and I really love those stamped flowers. sorry to hear your puppy is unwell and hope the vet gets things sorted pdq!

Nixe07 said...

This is absolutley wonderful and fabulous. Great card and your colouring is fantastic. Love it!!
Hugs, Moni

June Houck said...

Leilani is adorable. Your coloring is always amazing! I wish I could chade like you do. I especially like that you stamped on your patterned paper. I never think to do that. It works wonderfully, especially on this card. And the fibers are perfect.

Alexandra said...

Your card is stinkin' adorable Ila - I love that little gal!!!

I am sorry to hear the pup is sick, I know I don't like it when mine are not happy! Hopefully he is getting better, and you can get some rest too!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

My Paper World said...

Totally gorgeous Ila! I'm sorry to hear about your pup, hope he feels better soon! xx

Rein said...

Great card!

LaurenceB said...

A very cute and funny card !
I hope yourpuppy is well now . Give him a hug from me :-)

Tina said...

oHHHH i love the colours you've used on this card Ila, it would brighten anybodies day.....
I do hope your poor puppy is feeling a little better, it's so worrying when they are ill.
Tina

Jovita said...

Oh Ila sorry to hear about your little puppy being sick, I hope the meds help him feel better soon.

Very cute hula card ;)

malieta said...

Wow......I love your card Ila!!! That stamp must be a new one and I love it, gonna add this stamp to my "must have" list. I hope your puppy gets well soon so that you can rest. Take care now.
malieta:)

Karin said...

So cute! Beautiful coloring!! Hope your puppie is better!

CraftyC said...

This card is just beautiful!
Clairexx

Marte said...

Thank you so much, and same to you! Love your playful and sweet cards! And all the colors.. You've put much work on to every card, with all the stiches and decorating..! Beautiful!

Have a nice day!

<3 - Marte

JoJo67 said...

What a wonderfull card....like the 'rope' you've used so the card is 3 dimensional. GREAT!