Sunday, October 12, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #3 - "Simple Joys"

This week Fun High Hopes Challenge #3 is to Stitch on your card.....this can be done with a sewing machine, by hand or faux stitching.

This card is also for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #31 which is to have buttons and bows on your card!

On to the card....

For this card I used High Hopes, "Munchin' Melvin Elf" and "cinnamon stick". The sentiment is from a HOTP clear stamp set.

Paper - GP white, imaginisce, basic gray, SU kraft, provo craft

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel

Accessories - stickles, scribbles, diamond glaze, ribbon, stitching, scallop punch, buttons

We to Trina's today for Thanksgiving Supper today....The food was Fabulous!! and we had a Great time visiting!!....This part of Saskatchewan is in the middle of a winter storm...so the roads were a little tricky today....but we made it back home okay. I sure hope this snow goes away though..lol..I am definitely not ready for winter!!

Thanks for Looking!! and for all your Lovely Comments!!!

High Hopes is Hoppin again today....be sure to check all the Diva links on my side bar...to get in on some fabulous New Release Candy!!

Also be sure to check out the High Hopes Stamps Site as there are more New Stamps out!! ...sun bathing Santa.....bird baths....more fabulous dragons...Yay!!....go see.....here ...you will find them on the last 3-4 pages of stamps.

63 comments:

debby4000 said...

WOW another stunner, you colouring its gorgeous.

Debbie said...

This card is Beautiful Ila, I Love vintage feel you have given it and your colouring is mind blowing as always, Hugs Debbie x

Sue said...

oh my word how do you do it? it is LUSH the papers and the coloring are so perfect

Sue said...

oh my word how do you do it? it is LUSH the papers and the coloring are so perfect

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Ila, stunning card your colouring of this cute image is perfect as always.Hope you have a great day. Hugs Nikki x

Suzanne said...

Oh Ila this is beautiful I just love these papers and the buttons look great. I have ordered the Santa's below after seeing your beautiful card. Sue :o)

Chris said...

Hi Ila, such a wonderful card and a perfect challenge for you with the stitching! I love the stamps and your fabulous colouring and string tied buttons are perfect with the lovely layout. I'm glad you had a lovely time with Trina and I can't believe you already have snow! Glad you got home safely. Take care. Hugs, Chris x

ink'n'rubba said...

your card is adorable and fabulously coloured as always - and love the little cinnamon stick! you have snow .. ..! hugs, annie x

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh wow girl this is just gorgeous !!!!!! The image is just so cute and so beautiful colored.
I just love the way you color your images dear. Gorgeous

Sandra said...

Stunning looking card, with amazing colouring.

Sandra

Tanya said...

Wow! What a beautiful card!! Love the papers and the colouring is amazing!
Hugs, Tanya
xx

Malin said...

This a beautiful card, everything is just perfect!

//Malin

Heidi said...

What a cute holiday card and of course, the HH images are just so fun to use. YOu did a great job, love your coloring and sketch. HEidi

Michelle said...

Adorable card, Ila ~~ love the cinnamon stick!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving ~~ but sorry to hear you have all that snow already!! Wow ~~ it was in the 80's here all weekend (Sorry to gloat, but being in Wisconsin I don't get to brag about our weather too often, lol!)

Flossie's Follies said...

As always such a beautiful card, love the coloring. Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

MichelleO said...

I drool on your coloring... do you know that! I just love your talent! This card is beautiful, love the details.
HUGS
MichelleO

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, I love the image. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Tammi said...

Adorable, I love gingerbread...and this is really cute, beautiful coloring! xx

Kathy said...

What a cute card!! The papers are so pretty and I love your stitching. Your image is so cute and I love the cinnamon stick you added!! AND of course your coloring as always steals the show!! Beautiful card!!!
:)Kathy

Kathy said...

What a cute card!! The papers are so pretty and I love your stitching. Your image is so cute and I love the cinnamon stick you added!! AND of course your coloring as always steals the show!! Beautiful card!!!
:)Kathy

Dot Scrap said...

I don´t know what to say. You are amazing.
The paper is fantastic and the stamps...well they tell here own story...so wonderful.
If I lived near you...I would ask you to teach me to color like you because you are the best ind the world.

ribenaruby said...

I love coming to visit your blog, there's always something different to see.Cinnamon stick adds that touch. A cute card.

Norunn said...

A wonderful card! love your stiching!

Sue said...

What a yummy card!

Niki Estes said...

He is so cute, Ila! I love this card, too. Great coloring as always!

Al said...

Awesome Card as usual Ila! And thanks for your comment on my blog!
Hugs,
Al (aka Najahlei on SCS)

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card. Basic Grey always enhances Christmas cards, and it really makes your image pop.

Donna said...

this is so sweet, Ila! I love your coloring as usual.

malieta said...

You continue to amaze me with your lovey cards Ila! This card is so pretty! the image is very beautiful and I love the gorgeous DP!

craftyb said...

Hi Ila, Happy Belated Thanksgiving!! Glad you all had such a happy time celebrating together! I've had a little scroll through your gorgeous creations....beautiful as always!

I haven't been able to craft since I got home from my trip as I have been really unwell...hope it clears soon....I had SUCH a spending spree in SF and got a TON of fabulous new toys to play with!! bx

Claudia said...

wow Ila, this is so stunning again, love your cards so much.

Heather's Creations said...

Oh that reminds me, let me just get a cookie ;0)
I love your card Ila, very colourful :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Ila this is such a gorgeous card. I adore the image you've used. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I am glad you feel like hibernating too. If you stay in and don't go anywhere, you can get more crafting done, right? Love your work! Hugs Linda x

Shary said...

Love it! The stitching looks fab and the image is coloured perfectly.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Aweeeeeeeee this is soooo cute!!! I love how adorable that little guy is!

pescbrico said...

Your card is wonderful and I love the way you colored the image :)
Thanks for your comment on my blog and have a wonderful day! :)

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Ila this is so lovely. Really colorful card. So brilliant coloration. I love your wonderful work. Hugs.

mueppi said...

Wow.... what a great card and a cute image!
I love it so much!
Hugs Gisela

Rach said...

haha, that poor ginger bread mans face!!!! what a picture...lol.
a fabulous card ila, such wonderful colouring as always and a beautiful layout.xxx

Carolyn King said...

sigh...amazing!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

Adorable card, stop by my blog for a chance to win some goodies!

Nixe07 said...

Ooooh wow Ila, I just love your cards!!! This card looks so gorgeous with the cute image. Your colouring is absolutely perfect!!
Hugs
Moni

AlienAnessa said...

Dang Ila, I just can't get over how delightful your creations are to see. It seems like every centimeter has something to behold!

Deborah said...

Adorable Ila! Love the cute image and those yummy papers! Snow already? You better come to San Diego, we are 80 degrees and so lovely! Hugs, Deb

alina said...

Very beautiful card, Ila, I love your work with the sewing machine!
Hugs, Alina

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Such an amazing card Ila...awesome colouring as always!
Carole :-)

Han said...

Another beautiful card I love the image and the papers it all works perfectly xx

Christine Riley said...

Wow Ila, this is just gorgeous! I love your card, your coloring is fabulous and the papers you chose are just perfect! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Christine

Allison said...

Love the plushness of this card and all that Basic Grey paper is terrific!

dpkennedy said...

Oh my, looks like he's gonna enjoy that cookie for sure! Super cute!!

Helena said...

This is sooo scrummy!!!!
xxxx

Anesha said...

What a fantastic card!

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

completely stunning. :O)
TFS>

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, great image and as always your colouring is superb

Cardmaking Galore said...

Oh Ila, your cards are just amazing! there is so much to learn from your site!

NGCARDS said...

ooooh my this card is YUMMY!!!!! I want it!! teehee
Glad you had a ncie dinner and you had a safe journey, you have snow! So jealous! I love that weather its so cosy when your inside! lol xxx

Heather said...

Oh the poor ginger bread man... Super cute card though.

cats whiskers said...

Wow tis is stunning I love that cute image the layout and of course your wonderful colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

As always, your card is a stunner Ila! I especially love how you added the cinnamon stick! I love the new release and am waiting to see your creation with "Father Time and Baby New Year"...

Donalda's Blog said...

I have left you something on my blog dear
Here

Carla said...

*SIGH* love it! The coloring is perfection, love the buttons, love the cinnamon stick addition!

Dee Jackson said...

I just don't know how you color these so beautifully!! I love the BG paper and the layout on this one.

Maria said...

Oh, such an adorable Christmas card. The image is so cute but it looks like that gingerbread cookie is afraid he is going to get eaten. LOL! I guess because he looks so yummy! As always, beautiful card!!

Maria