Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Holidays!! Cute Card Thursday!

I was so inspired by all the Xmas cards for last weeks Cute Card Thursday..that I made this Xmas card for this weeks challenge.......which is to use brads, buttons and ribbon.

This Cute Snowlady is from High Hopes and is called "Snow Sweet Snowlady". I just love the little bird sitting so relaxed and happy on her shoulder.

I was happy to use my basic grey figgy pudding paper here. Because it was so popular last year ...it was always on back order...so I received it rather late in the season....and hardly got to use it. I have to wonder what paper it will be this year that I will be drooling over.

For the layout of this card I used the SC180 sketch...what a great sketch to work with!!

The Snowlady and sentiment is set on foam dimensionals.

I used diamond glaze on the birds beak and the candy cane. Glitter for the base and stickles for everything else that sparkles.

The ribbon was something I never thought I would use...goes to show ..never say never..lol.

Image was colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and h20's. Details are white acrylic paint.

Stamps - High Hopes "Snow Sweet Snow Lady", SU Warmest Regards

Paper - whisper white, always artichoke, michaels, basic grey

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue, creamy caramel

Accessories - ribbon, brads, buttons, stickles, glitter, diamond glaze, stitching, swiss dot cb folder, nesties, cord.

We have gotten a lot of rain this past few days. Everything is so beautifully green and fresh smelling. We've been very lucky no really severe storms although we have had warnings.

I received an this award from Alex at Funkelzauber's Stamping World this week. Thank you so much Alex. Check out her blog .....it is Fabulous!!

Have a Great Day Everyone!! Thanks for looking!!!

69 comments:

Alexandra said...

Holy Moly Ila, I LOVE this card, how fabulous!! What a fantastic Xmas card, I know I would want to keep it up all year long - you do such wonderful work, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sue said...

Wowser...this is an awesome card...I LOVE all your art! Alex is right, whoever you send this too should keep it up yearround...you could probably even mail it out now LOL!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your paper and that image is the cutest snowman I have ever seen!! I love that bird!! Beautiful as always!!

malieta said...

OMG....Your card is beautiful beyond words Ila!!!! I love everything about it...your cards really rock!

Claudia said...

oh my gosh, this is awesome. You are such a wonderful artist.
So beautiful, your colouring is so gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I really love your coloring and your sparkles. Always makes your cards twinkle!

Katharina said...

Oh Ila, this is sooooo inspirational!! I loved the cute Snow-women, and -man from High Hopes last years new christmas release. And you did wonders with the image. Fab layout and adorable coloration.

Marja Sch said...

Wauw what a wonderful xmas card. Your coloring is so britgh and nice. You used the sketch in a fantastic way. I love this card. Hugs Marja

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a wonderful Christmas card Ila, I love the cute snowman. Will have to start thinking about mine soon and an excuse to buy some more stamps as I haven't done a crafty christmas before. Hugs, Nikki x

sam said...

wow, lovely card! it just gives you the warm christmas feeling! it's a beauty!

Sue said...

beautiful stunning card as ever

BUT Christmas nah cannot even think about it yet :)

Monique said...

Oh wow Ila, what a beautifull card !!!!

Hugs Monique

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my godness this is a sweet snowman. Love the coloration. A dream of a card. Gorgeous.

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card, I love the image and papers and all the little extras you have added.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card I love the cute stamp and the fab papers you have used.

Rach said...

oh my Gosh!!!
What a gorgeous christmas card..
lovin the snowlady....I may just have to sneak over to HH and let this one slip into my cyber basket!!!!!lol
I'll have to do it when the DH isn't looking!
Hugs Rach.x

cats whiskers said...

Wow this is a fantastic card, your colouring is wonderful

Annchen said...

This card is so fantastic .. the way you coloured the snowlady .. beautiful!

alina said...

Beautiful, Ila, these stamps are so lovely , I think there are four of them and they are on my wish list ! And green with red it's such a perfect colour combination for a Christmas card! I love it !Have a nice weekend , Alina.

sandra_w said...

Wow!! Fantastic, Ila!! I love it!

zonnenplume said...

Wow!
So wonderful!
Love that card!

Lia said...

great card you made I love thepapers and the snowlady

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so is so darn sweet.

Heather said...

OH it's very pretty.

Jeanette said...

This is so beautiful. You have such a beautiful touch when it comes to coloring. I am a big fan.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a gorgeous 'snowlady'! Fabulous card Ila, stunning, as always!
Carole ;D

Beth Norman said...

Ohhhhh, I love your card. The sketch you used is awesome. Love the shabby chic look.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love how you set off the square in the background, great coloring, great paper, great card. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donna said...

this is CUTE & SWEET! what a fabulous Christmas card! If I got it, I would FRAME it

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! I LOVE it!!!

Jill said...

wow what a suoer Christmas card, love the images and your layout/papers very cute Jill x

Janneke said...

I love it, what a pretty coloring ....
Wonderfull

Belas Creating Place said...

wonderful card...only six months till Christmas? I better get cracking early this year. You make such lovely cards with the HH stamps.
Bela

Hannah said...

fab card Ila the image is so cute.

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card, Ila. Love that cute snowman. Great paper and details. Your colouring is perfect as always. Love it.
Hugs, Moni

kes said...

this is such a cute card
kes
x

Niki Estes said...

I love this, Ila! Such great coloring. I already have this snowlady on my list. HH makes some of the cutest snowmen.

Frances said...

wow, this is so cute Ila, love that birdie and that paper is yummy. Stunning as always! x

Donalda's Blog said...

OMG that is just adorable. I love it and thet stamp is just to cute. Darn I just placed a order with high hopes

Michelle said...

I love your card! My favorite colors and I collect snowmen for winter! Fabulous!

Lim said...

Another stunning card from the best. beautiful!
Hugs,
Lim

Carolyn King said...

FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah said...

Holy cow I am the 43rd person to comment on this amazing snowlady! Well she is just one cool lady, hope she won't melt over summer! He he! It is hard to think about Christmas now! You are smart to start early! Hugs, Deb

tiina38 said...

This is very lovely christmas card! Thanks you visit in my blog, come agen ;=)

Hugs from Finland, Tiina

craftyb said...

Oh Ila you've made Mrs Snow look so warm and friendly! You were definitely at the front of the q when colouring skills were being given out! This is fab! bx

June Houck said...

VERY VERY Beautiful! I have soooo many favorite paper companies, but Basic Grey is at the top :)

Tanja said...

This Card is great! Very beautiful and the stamp is so lovely!

Ying Pang, said...

I am so sorry Ila, I just can't believe I haven't comment on your card!! Your card is so stunning and gorgeous! hope that I have a chance to receive it too :-)) LOL

ink'n'rubba said...

oh my! this is fabulous! I love how you colour your images and this is no exception - just adorable!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

AAwwwww this is so cute!!! I just love the snow that you have under the snowlady!!!

Tracy.H said...

OMG!! YOu are truly the queen of coloring. This is so beautiful!!

You have inspired me...I really need to get going on the Christmas cards!! :0)

Velta said...

This is just another of your awesome cards!! I love everything you do Ila! How in the world do you get so many comments? The snowman is just precious!

Han said...

This is gorgeous I would love to be on your Christmas card list :):)

Nancy said...

oh wow, so wonderful!!

Claudia Rosa said...

my goodness ila..
i always love your high hopes cards. this one is agian a stunner

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Camilla said...

Such a cute christmas card! Beautiful colouring as always;)

Hugs, Camilla.

BA said...

Oh! it's very pretty!!!

Debbie G said...

Love it !!

Inger Marie said...

Wow that christmas card was soo beautiful :)
I LOVE IT :)

Hugs from Inger marie

iris said...

Oooh!!!
The card is so cute.
XXX Iris

Sarah said...

This is such an adorable xmas card!!! That stamp is so cute! I love how you've coloured it and the layout is fab!!
xx :0)s

retiredheather said...

Another great card by Ila. I love this stamp and am on my way to see about purchasing it. You are right that bird is just too cute.
Retired Heather

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Are you on vacation??? I miss seeing a new card each day! LOL But I love this one so much I don't mind looking at it for a few more days! LOL

Jilli said...

WOW! I love this card, the papers are gorgeous and the layout is fab! Yet another brilliant creation from you!

Maria said...

Oooh, such a pretty Christmas card Ila!! Gosh your card reminds me that I need to start working on my Christmas cards!

I really love that DP that you used. . .it goes so nicely with your image!! That snowman is such a cutie!

Maria

Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful card Ila! Love the image and the stitching is fab!

Deb said...

Fantastic card Ila, I absolutely love it, the snowman is just the cutest, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Tina said...

My gosh Ila you make creating cards look so effortless and i do mean that in the best possible way, i do wish i could create the way you do my friend, i just love this, it is so cute and i love the distressing....Big Big Hugs Tina xxx