Sunday, September 28, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #1 - Happy Birthday!! and New Release!!

Yay!!...they are Up!! Be sure to go to High Hopes and check out the Awesome New Release stamps!!

The High Hopes Rubber Stamps Blog is up and running too!! The first Fun Challenge being a Birthday card with brads. My sample is above.....be sure to go to the High Hopes Blog to join in and see all the Gorgeous cards made by the HH Divas.

And Guess What!!??? ......to celebrate Tina is offering a Huge Generous prize for this 1st Challenge....The new Dragon Line of stamps.....over a dozen Fabulous stamps!!!

Okay now...back to my card......

The Fabulous stamps I have used are from the HH New Release stamps...... they include....Albert and Beware sentiment

The sketch I used for this card is the recent Splitcoast SC195 (great sketch)

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling H20's.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Paper - GP white, wild asparagus, mme, bazzill cs

Accessories - flower, brads, ribbon, charm, raffia, cord, glitter, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for looking Everyone and for all your Wonderful comments!!!

69 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is fabulous Ila, I love Alberts funky colours and your bloom is just gorgeous. Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Beth Norman said...

Hi Ila, another adorable card. I love what you did with the flower--very unique and interesting.

Hugs,
Beth

Michelle said...

Super card, Ila ~~~ that dragon is so darn cute & I love how you did the flower!

tineke said...

wowww what an great card beautifull en so nice the flower with all the things.
hugs tineke

ink'n'rubba said...

your colouring on this cute dragon is absolutely stunning! I love all the shades and how you blended without loosing them, and of course the sparkle and shimmer! The text is just great, but did you know the next line is 'and good with ketchup!' hugs, annie x

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Oh Ila! Your little dragon just brought a huge smile to my face! He's colored so beautifully and it's such a unique card!

Heidi

Christine Riley said...

Love, love, love your card! So cute! I am loving these new HH releases! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Hugs, Christine :)

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Ila! I love your coloring on the dragon! I'm off to see the new release!

MichelleO said...

Oh wonderful card! Love the image, too funny sentiment, but I really love your flower and your coloring is perfect!
HUGS
MichelleO

Deborah said...

This dragon is just adorable Ila! I love te way you added the extra punch around your flower too! It look like a floral arragement! Beautiful! TFS~ Deb

Norunn said...

such a wonderful card Ila! the new stamps are the cutest!

Rach said...

Ila this is stunning an absoulute gem of a card. well done!
hugs rachxx

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous stamp.
Really excellent card. I love it. Awesome work. Hugs.

Lim said...

WOW Ila, this card it's gorgeous. Your coloring is spectacular!
I love all the details.
Hugs,
LIM

NGCARDS said...

love the colours you have used in this card,really great mix!! The stamp is really cute and different I love it xxx

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh isn't this just so precious!!!!!!! I just love it dear and the way you colored him in. Just so cute.

Heather the Mooselover said...

What an awesome card! The dragon is very cool he looks iridescent- so cool!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

I so love this card, Ila; it's too cute! As always, your coloring is just fabulous! Do you think you could travel to Iowa to give a coloring class? You are da' bomb! Am excited about this new release; I'll be heading over there next to check it out. Even though I just received a BIG order in the mail Friday, I feel another may be necessary!

Crissy Armstrong said...

You just blow me away with your coloring. And I love how you classed him up with the arrayed flower on the side. Beautiful!

Dot Scrap said...

You have done it again.
Wauw what a simply wonderful card.
Love the stamp it to cute to be true and the way you color....I take my hat of...yes that´s what we say in Denmark, when someone it the best at something.
So.....I TAKE MY HAT.

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic I love ow you have shaded the dragon. These new stamps are adorable

debby4000 said...

Oh he's so fabulous, beautiful colours and love the fab flower too.

Amy said...

I just can't believe how amazing this card is Ila! It is just fabulous! I really want to try using raffia on my cards.. . it looks great!

Sandra said...

Wowwww! Awesome card!! I love the colors!! Hugs, Sandra

Sanna said...

Wow what a card! That dragon is sooooo cute!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

What an absolutely fan tabulous little dragon stamp set! Great colors and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the flower embellie!

Great job!

Belas Creating Place said...

Ila, I am so excited to hear about the new blog for HH.....yipee...I love the stamps..my faves.

Your card is so wonderful...I love the pp and the colouring on this little dragon.

Wonderful card as usual.
Hope all is well, hugs,
Bela

Alexandra said...

Oh, how adorable Ila, I just love this card!! Your coloring ROCKS, and the flower is amazing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karin said...

Hi Ila,

what a fabulous card.
I love the flower and the image is so super cute, and your coloring is amazing.

xoxo karin

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Ila, perfect as always!
Hugs
Carole :-)

Katharina Frei said...

Your card is once again overwhelming Ila!! Your colouration is simply breathtaking! Great accents.
Katharina x

Deb said...

fantastic! love this dragon, he is the cutest and you have coloured him perfectly!

Inge said...

He looks so darn cute Ila! Gorgeous colorwork... real eyecandy:o)

Inge xx

agnes said...

Beautiful card,lovley coloring and the stamp is so sweet.Love it.

Hugs Agnesxx

Han said...

Gorgeous colours I love the image xx

sandra_w said...

Great card, Ila! Fantastic coloring and your bloom is so lovely!

Hugs,
Sandra

Allison said...

Terrificly cute...great layout and mix of papers!

malieta said...

Your dragon card is super cute Ila! One thing for sure, I'm not afraid of your dragon at all...he's such a cutie:)
hugs
risa

Nixe07 said...

Ooooh Ila, this is such a cute card. Love everything about it. Your colouring is stunning as always!!
Hugs
Moni

Jamie Martin said...

Wow Ila, this card is amazing! Love everything about it :)

Diane said...

Oh isn't that the cutest!!! Love all the colors and that flower is fabulous!!

Maya said...

Awww this is fantastic!
Love the image and you have coloured the dragon so fab!!

Hugs from Maya :)

Aija said...

Ila, you are so great in colouring. This fellow looks so magical :) Very nice layout and lots of fab details, like it a lot!

Ying Pang, said...

I LOVE your card so much, specially your coloring. You have your style!

Sirpaliina said...

Your card is Adorable.

dpkennedy said...

I am just head over heels for these dragons! Oh that frog! And the woodland Santa?!! These are fabulous, and leave it to you to make a fantastic sample! Thanks Ila!!

Heather's Creations said...

Loving the little dragon, Ila, he's such a little cutie :0) I like all the background you have done it makes him stand out :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

alina said...

Very beautiful, Ila, I like the sketch, the paper and the funny stamp!
Hugs, Alina

Chris said...

Hi Ila, your card is fabulous and so are the new release stamps. I love your colour blending on the dragon, so stunning! Beautiful details too....I sigh! Chris x

Kim said...

OMGoodness, this is so cute!!!! LOVE your coloring!!!!!!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous carda nd the colouring looks stunning!!
Clairex

Maria said...

Oh my, that dragon is so darn cute. I love his colors and how shimmers! I never thought I would say that a dragon is beautiful but yours is!!!

Maria

Claudia said...

this is so gorgeous again, fantastic card. Wow.

zonnenplume said...

Hi Ila!
Ilike your card so much!
This little dragon is so cute!
Have a nice day!

Scrapmumur said...

OH.....stunning Ila,
great colours and details..your image looks wonderful.
Hugs, Mumur

Shary said...

Your colouring of the dragon is gorgeous! Isn't he cute. Great card Ila.

Terrie B x said...

Wow Ila Your card is `Beautiful`...
I love your blog to so full of beauty:)
`Thanks` for stopping by my blog:)~X~
Hva e a lovely Day:)~X~

Lia said...

great card you made again love the layering of your cards
hugs lia

Suzanne said...

Oh Ila this is just so cute this dragon is gorgeous and I love your colours. Sue :o)

Malin said...

Hi, Just faboulous, love they colours of the super cute and funny stamp, you have done a very adorable card, and the flower is something extra..!

//Malin

Inger Marie said...

Wow the card is so adorable :)
The dragon is so cute,i am in love...hihi
And the flower is so wonderful

Have a lovely day

Hugs

BA said...

hi Ila thisis so lovely and the stamp is adorable!!!
hugs BA

velta said...

I think I am the 63rd to comment on this precious dragon!! I just love what you have done with him Ila...as always :)

~Carla~ said...

Oh Ila... he is absolutely adorable!!! You really bring these stamps to life! Love it!!!

*Ila.. it won't let me post using my Wordpress username.. no idea why.. ??

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Ila! Love the cute image, the coloring, the stitching, and distressing... TFS!

GabrielaD said...

great colors!! love it.

Your blog rocks!

rosalien said...

Wauw, love this card. The image is so funny and I love the colours you used and the flower with those ribbons behind. Great card.

Rosalien

Kristine B. said...

=) Fabulous coloring of this cute little guy!! FUnny saying too. GREAT CARD!

Barbara said...

What an awesome card ! I am so glad that I stumbled onto your blog !
:-) Barbara