Sunday, October 26, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #5 and

The High Hopes Challenge this week is to make a card using this fabulous sketch..created by Katharina. Be sure to go to the High Hopes Challenge blog to participate and see the Gorgeous creations the other Divas have come up with!

On this card I have used "Holly the Winter Fairy" this is a High Hopes New Release stamp....you can see all the Fabulous New Releases right here. The Joy sentiment on this card is created using SU ...."The Snowflake Spot".

Holly is colored with prismacolor pencils(oms) and Twinkling h20's to deepen the shading. The details are done with white acrylic paint. I cut Holly out and used foam dimensionals to pop her up.

Ink - versafine black, cranberry crisp, creamy caramel

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, Imagine that, basic grey, SU ruby red

Accessories - prima flowers, button, cord, Martha Stewart punch for leaves, Glitter, scribbles for fur, stickles, stitching, ribbons

It is very cold here and we have had some horrible winds the last few days. I hope it warms up for Halloween......or we are going to have a lot of candy to eat...lol.

Wow.....look at my counter....over 100,000 hits....Thank you all so much!!! I will definitely be celebrating. I will be announcing my candy soon ........but right now I'm waiting for something special to come for it.

Thanks for looking Everyone!!.....and for your Lovely comments!!! Have a Wonderful Day!!!

79 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Ila im not surprised you've had so many hits, your blog is fantastic this card is lovelY!! I adore this high hopes stamp, isn't she soooo cute! Hugs linda x

Rosette said...

What a lovely card, and sooo cute image. I.m not surprised as well, that you have so many hits!! You're famous for your artwork!! :)

agnes said...

What a beautiful card.lovley image.And your coloring and combination with paper is super!!!
Big hugs form Holland,Agnesxx

Anne said...

Oh my goodness!!! Isn't he just the most adorable Santa you ever saw!!!! Awww.... This is stunning Ila - and I'M not suprised you've had so many hits either - your colouring is legendary!!!! Such an inspiration! xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Ila, gorgeous card love your beautiful colouring and wonderful colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Mel said...

Beautiful card love the papers :)
Mel

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Christmas Fairy she's stunning and not surprised with your blog hits your creations are inspiration to us all.

Sonia said...

What a wonderful card, oh so chrismassy. I have prisma pencils but my colouring looks nothing like this lol. Any hints and tips :)
Hugs Sonia x

Tracey said...

Congrats on 100 000 hits! Your blog is awesome!!

Love your card! Adorable!

katy said...

Hi Ila, your cards are such a treat, i LOVE this !! Congrats on so many hit's !!, Katyx

Janette said...

just beautiful! I love how you used joy in the top corner- great idea! I almost used the same image, I even stamped it and then switched to the kitty. Great minds huh?

Jeanette said...

Ila, this is such a lovely card. The image is so cute! Congratulations on your hits. You have such a gorgeous blog, it is now wonder you've had so many visits! Hugs Jeanette

Michelle said...

Wow!! This is so adorable, Ila!! You're ahead of me ~~ haven't done one yet for this sketch!! Hope you had a fantastic visit with your brother!

Anesha said...

Fantastic card,love how you coloured your image and the papers are beautiful.

Christine Riley said...

Wow Ila, this is a stunning card! It's just wonderful, I love it! Your coloring is always amazing and I love the papers you chose. Thanks so much for sharing and congratulations on your hits.
Hugs, Christine :)

Dot Scrap said...

That´s no secret at all, that you are one of the best design-divas in the world....so I´am not at all surprised that you have had over 100.000 hits.
Everything you make is a beautiful creation.

This card is also fantastic...and again the stamp is faboulus.

MichelleO said...

What a great Christmas card! Love the image, and as you always have... perfect coloring
HUGS
MichelleO

Debbie said...

Fantastic card Ila Love the cute christmas Fairy, Hugs Debbie x

Moon said...

OOhhwww Ila I am so hopelesly in love with your colours and your colloring mmmmm
Hugz Moon

Alexandra said...

Whoohoo Ila, congrats on the hits, my friend! Not surprising though, your blog is rockin', girl!!! Love this gorgeous card, the colors are fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tracy.H said...

Wow, Ila! Another amazing creation. :0)

Maria's Cards said...

This card is gorgeous Ila. I love the cute image you have used and the colours too. Maria x

dawnmarieg said...

Ila, I love your card, she is so sweet and your colouring is lovely. Congratulations on your 100,000 hits, I'm not even in the 100's yet but I'm aspiring towards it lol. DawnM.x

Rach said...

Ila, another stunning creation, such lovely details and colouration of your image. hugs rachxx

Maria said...

Very pretty, Ila! I love the long card. . .it's different and you did a fabulous job!! Love the dp and the image. . .well, everything about it actually. I love all your cards, they are all amazing!!

Maria

Niki Estes said...

This is so pretty, Ila! I love the colors, your coloring, the stitching, everything!

ribenaruby said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving your kind comment. Always something new on your blog to admire. Love the button for the letter 'o'. Lovely jubbly work!

Cardmaking Galore said...

What a stunning card - i love all the details and congrats on your hits.

Deborah said...

Adorable Christmas card Ila! Congrats on your blog hits! You rock! Hugs, Deb

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! Girl, you knock my socks off with every card you make!! I Love it!! Great job on the hits, too.
~Lacey

Carolyn King said...

BEAUTIFUL! love the sketch and the adorable stamp and your coloring and the joy! Fabulous!

Sonia said...

Thanks Ila for visiting my blog and leaving such incouraging comments :)I have now book marked your tut, thank you;
Hugs Sonia x

Stempelchaotin said...

Cute, cute, cute.
What an awesome card. Love the colors.
You inspire me. Hugs.

Lia said...

wow ila your card is great \i love the stamp she's cute
hugs lia

alina said...

Very beautiful card, Ila, lovely stamp! Congratulations on your 100 000 hits!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Alina

CraftyC said...

A fantastic card, think anyone would love receiving this!
Clairexx

Sirpaliina said...

Ila, your card is so adorable, i like it.

Allison said...

Just gorgeous Ila...love the sketch, stamp and Basic Grey DP (which I can spot anywhere now!).

Flossie's Follies said...

Love that cute image and your paper combo, another great card

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh this is just precious Ila. Your coloring is just gorgeous as always and I so love your paper

Tab said...

Oh Ila this is one divine card! I absolutley love it, you have coloured it beautifully as always. :0) Tab xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww.. that stamp is gorgeous... and your dp's just perfect for the sketch too

Inger said...

Hello !
My english is not so good but i will try:)
Thank you so much for your kind words on my blogg i was very happy:)
I really like your cards and i think that your blogg is fantastic:)
Hugs from lilla pyssel Inger

Anonymous said...

I love it. Especially that Joy in the corner with the button. Very unique. Ties in with the card.

Donna said...

your santa fairy is so cute! love your card

Sue said...

what a great card you have created! you are my coloring idol!

Debbie said...

Stunning card Ila, your colouring is amazing and I love the yummy combination of papers. Congrats on reaching 100.000 hits...well deserved your creations are always fantastic. Debbie x

Clycclac said...

It's a beautiful card and beautiful stamp.
XX

Cynde said...

Your card is darling! Your coloring and H2O's are so beautifully done. Thanks for the inspiration...

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Ila...no surprise that you've reached 100,000 hits!
Carole :-)

Poppy said...

wow shes so cute .
poppy.x

Velta said...

Congrats on your many hits...I am not at all surprised :) I love this image and of course you have outdone yourself again with the design and coloring :)

Beth Norman said...

Fabulous card. The image is so darn cute. Great job with the sketch.

mueppi said...

Wow..... your card is lovely!
This image is so cute!
Hugs Gisela

Chris said...

A superb card Ila and my goodness that's a lot of hits LOL! We all love your blog, that's why! Thanks always for the wonderful inspiration. The little Christmas fairy is adorable and so beautifully coloured, the card is such a great shape too, perfect for this image. I hope the winds go away for Halloween and you don't have to eat all the candy yourself tee hee! Hugs, Chris x

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awwww so cute cute cute!!! I love how sweet this is!

Viv said...

As with all your cards Ila, this is gorgeous. Congratulations on your hit count! It comes as no surprise to me, as all your cards are fantastic.

Maria said...

Wow fabulous card! Lovely image and great sketch!

greetings Maria

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

beautiful card. I love the sketch...would love to try but need to get myself some high hope rubber! Your blog and artwork is truly lovely.

Judy x

Katharina Frei said...

Wow Ila, such a pretty card!! The colours are combined perfectly, your colouring matches exactly and all the little details are beautiful!!
Katharina x

malieta said...

Oh Ila......I'm loving your card! I tell ya, your work is awesome...the coloring and the embellishments all so pretty. You definitely LOVE what you do and it shows!!!!
Have a great day:)

nora said...

What a lovely card.hug from Nora

Inger Marie said...

Så sweet card and the stamp is so cute.
Your colouring is amazing.

Have a wonderful day

Hugs

Aija said...

Ila, what a great layout and combination of beautiful papers.
I believe do not have to say anything about your colouring???? Yes, it is soooo great :)))))
Hugs,
Aija

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.Love the papers and the image is coloured beautifully.Congratulations on a fantastic amount of blog hits.Very well deserved.

Cass xxx

Shary said...

Lovely card, great image and colours.

Gill said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love the papers and your image is adorable, perfectly coloured, congrats on all your hits, not surprising, your creations are awesome
lv Gill x

chelemom said...

This card is absolutely amazing! Your coloring just blows me away!!!

Carla said...

Absolutely stunning, as always! And thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words!

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Ila, love everything about it :)

Marlene x

Jo said...

Another fantastic card! Love how you've used the button!

Amy said...

Ila, this card is beautiful... you stun me every time! I love in every way!

Heidi said...

I just love the paper on this one and that angel is so cute. congrats on all your hits.

Nixe07 said...

What a gorgeous card Ila. Love it so much. The image looks so cute and the colours are great!
Hugs
Moni

dpkennedy said...

What a cutie! Adorable card! Big Congrats on your hits! Did you expect anything less? You keep turning out beauties like these and you'll be at another 100,000 in no time!! Have a Happy Halloween!!

Heather said...

Super Fabulous!!! Wonderful as always!!!

AlienAnessa said...

OMGoodness Ila, what a wonderful way that you have made that sketch yours!! Love all the papers, and the angel is beyond wonderful!! Yowy!!

ink'n'rubba said...

aw she is such a cutie and I love how you coloured her, complete with stripey tights! fabulous card. hugs, annie x

Shirley said...

She is just precious! I really like how you used the button, did the scroll background and the flower too!