Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Merry Christmas" - High Hopes Challenge #9 and Spoonful of Surgar

This weeks High Hopes challenge#9 is hosted by, "yours truly" and I have a sketch for you all to follow.....Make a card using this sketch and post where it is at the High Hope Challenge Blog#9. You will also have a chance to win a fabulous prize from High Hopes which is Crystal Snowlady and the Snow People Saying!! The High Hopes Divas have outdone themselves again with this challenge....you can see all their lovely creations for this weeks challenge right here I almost forgot...I also made this card with this weeks Fun "Spoonful of Sugar" challenge in mind "Blooming Marvelous". The flower in the corner is made up of 2 greeen prima floweres placed underneath a mesh and poinsettia flower.

Now onto the card.........I used "Woodland Santa" and just the Merry Christmas part of the "Christmas Fishies" sentiment.

I colored the image with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's.

For the fur and snow I used Duncans 3d scribbles paint and sprinkled glitter on it before it dried. For the beard I used my handy Sakura Quickie Glue pen...and sprinkled glitter over it.

I used nesties for the oval panels...and used foam dimensionals to pop it and the Santa up.

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue, cranberry crisp, creamy caramel.

Paper - GP white, always artichoke, dcwv, basic grey "figgy pudding"

Accessories - cord, stickles on tree, glitter, scribble, glue pen, nesties, fiskars border punch, martha stewart leaf punch, flowers, rickrack, embroidery floss and machine stitching

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone and Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments!!!

P.S....My over 100,000 hits celebration will be announced by the end of this week....sponsored by 2 Fabulous companies!!!

85 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh Ila this is gorgeous I just love everything and what a fabulous sketch.. I will try and have a go at the challenge time permitting!! but I will definatley use the sketch. Wonderful Sue :o)

Tracey said...

This is a fabulous card!!!

Heather's Creations said...

I adore your card Ila :0) The santa is very cute and goes with the papers beautifully.
I will definately be using your sketch, although not with high hopes stamps because I haven't saved enough money to buy any yet :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Maria said...

Oooh, Santa is so cute! Love the colors and especially your coloring! Love the cord to the corner and again the flower. Your card design is always so pretty, Ila!! It shows how much you love the creative process!

Maria

mochamama said...

This is beautiful Ila. He is such a jolly Santa!

katy said...

Hi Ila...well what can i say...you done it again !! Another beautifully coloured creation. I'm going to have a go at your sketch it's lovely...bye for now xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Love this gorgeous card..the colour is so good and looks fabulous. Love the way you have stitched your nesties together! Just a feast for the eyes as always!
Judy x

Niki Estes said...

This is beautiful, Ila! I love the colors and all the texture! Just fabulous!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Ila what an amazig and lovely christmas card.
So excellent coloring. Love them.
Have a great week my friend. Hugs.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is fabulous Ila, Gorgeous papers, details and awesome colouring, such a great sketch to work with - thank you! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.I love the papers and the little santa is so cute and beautifully coloured.

Cass xxx

joey said...

Hi Ila, this is gorgeous as always, I love the layout, and the way you have coloured you santa, beautiful.I might try thi sketch out.x

Tab said...

oh my Ila, this is just divine! I love the santa image, he is adorable. Your colouring is fantastic as always. :0)
Hugs Tab xxx

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous creation once again Ila. Love all the glittery bits on santa too!

Laura said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, as your cards always are! :)

Jeanette said...

Once again I am in love with you creations! Really gorgeous! Hugs Jeanette

Deborah said...

Fabulous Santa Ila! Love your sketch design here! The papers you used are so cheery for Christmas! Be merry hugs, Deb

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun I love all the colours, so pretty! xxx

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear!!!!!! Your work is just breathe taking as always dear. I am so sorry I am so far behind in my blogging this week. I hope to catch up soon dear. Sooooo sorry dear

Kathy said...

What an adorable image!! Your card is fabulous and I love all your details!! :)Kathy

Heidi said...

Oh I want to try this one, I just got my HH stamps in the mail and got a couple of these little guys. I will try and get one done for this yet this week. I love your paper (wink-) and you did a FAB job on him.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Santa is so cute and handsome, awesome job.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Ila, how cute!! Love the papers and embellies, Santa is adorable and you are a coloring rockstar my friend!! great sketch too, I sure do hope to squeak in some time this week to particiapte!! Hugs for a wonderful week!! Kelly

Beth Norman said...

Love your creativity. Your paper choices are always awesome (and so is your colouring).

Moni said...

Card is gorgeous, so the blog! Hugs, Moni

mueppi said...

Oh....... Ila
your card is so gorgeous nad fantastic!
I love the paper, your ccolouring and this image!
Hugs Gisela

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Ila, love the cute image and your colouring is beautiful.
Thanks for the link to my blog candy and congrats to you for your 100,000 hits!...Wow!! Debbie x

Lilian said...

I love your card and the coloring is fabulous. Congratulations on your upcoming 100,000 hits celebration!

Dot Scrap said...

Hi Ila.

This card is tooo sweet. A fantastic christmas card. Great inspiration for my christmas cards.
I think I will try to make a card fore the challenge.
I love your choise of paper and the embellishment is lovely toooo!!

alina said...

Gorgeous card, Ila, I like the paper, the sweet stamp and the details!
Congratulations on your 100 000 hits! Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Alina

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, wonderful Santa and gorgeous details.

retiredheather said...

Ila love this card. The way you used stitches and ribbon is fantastic. It all comes together as a beautiful card.
Heather

Viv said...

Awww Ila!!! Another classic!!
your sketch is brill and i've just finished my take on it.
I LOVE your card. I'm always envious of your colouring and love it to bits.
Viv xx

Viv said...

I loved this card the minute I got the e-mail with it on!
The sketch is fabulous and I got stuck straight in! LOL
Fantastic challenge and I'll be using this sketch again!
I've posted it on HH, but if you'd like a quick look, it's HERE.

Anesha said...

Another wonderful card. I adore how you colour your images and the way you put your cards together. i hope you don't mind but I gave you an award on my blog and just saw you had one.

Lacey Stephens said...

Ila, this was such a fun sketch to play with. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love you card. I love the papers and your coloring and all of the sparkles!!! I need to ink this one up soon!
~Lacey

stardustgemsandribbon said...

So gorgeous Ila, your cards always make me smile.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Tammi said...

What a jolly santa! Beautifully colored and put together, that flower is so pretty! xx

Debbie said...

Oh Ila this is stunning Your colouring is absolutley amazing, Hugs Debbie x

moralia said...

*Beautiful* Ila!!!! I never know what to say about your cards 'cause they're *always* so gorgeous!!!

Jules said...

wow wow and wow again :o)

Marja Sch said...

Absolutely fabulous Ila. I love the way the tree and axe are going over the edge. Lovely. Hugs Marja

dpkennedy said...

Oh Ila, I so love this! I just ordered this stamp and I can't wait to get my hands on him! I love how you colored him and the put this whole card together!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Ila, I'm back again! I have something for you on my blog ;-) Hugs, Nikki x

Camilla said...

Hi Ila!! Your card is amazing!! As always! Love your colouring:)
Hugs, Camilla.

TaraG said...

Great Card, Ila! Definitely puts me in the festive mood to see this adorable HH Santa cutting down his Christmas tree,smile! You cards are so fantastic and this one is no different!!! Just love everything about it!
I unfortunately, don't have any HH stamps (may have to rectify that little problem, he he he) but I think I will still use this fabulous sketch!
Hugs TaraG

Shirley said...

He is just so cute and the whole card says Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Maria Jesus said...

Ila
BEautiful card :), and congrats for the 100,000 hits WOW, thanks for your comment :)

have a good tuesday

MJ

Alexandra said...

Oooh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! How stinkin' cute he is, I love the colors, and the sketch is FABULOUS!!!! I am so going to play! Watch for it, okay? *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christine Riley said...

Wow Ila, just gorgeous. Your coloring is so amazing and I love your paper choices. Aweseome! :)
Hugs, Christine

crafting diva said...

Hi wonderful card I have given you an award sorry it's the same as below

Andrea, said...

Oh this is gorgeous, as always your colouring is fabulous and great colours

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is so cute! I love how you color..each card is just perfect!

Mel said...

Hi Ila, ...I have an Award for you on my blog :) Mel x

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card!! Love the sparkles on the hat. And the image is so cute. Great colouring. I have an award on my blog for you... Love,
jacqueline

Rach said...

a gorgeous card as always Ila, love it. hugs rachxx

Carla said...

Just gorgeous, Ila! This is a terrific sketch, I hope I have time to play!!

Karin said...

Hi Ila,

I love your sketch and matching card.
Beautifull papers and such a cute image.
Have to give it a try in the next couple of days.
Hop over to my blog, there's a award waiting for you.

Hugs,
xoxo Karin

Sue said...

Fantastic card Ila, love everything about it. Sue

malieta said...

Your Santa card is so cute Ila! The DP is fantastic and Santa makes me smile. As always...your work is super fantastic!

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous! I love the cute santa chopping down his tree and your colouring is amazing as always. I must look out for something like you used on the fur trims to give a little subtle dimension - just perfect. hugs, annie x

Lia said...

hi ila,
your card is wonderful again I love your papers, stamp and the LO is gorgeous
hugs Lia

Donna said...

very festive card - this Santa is so darn cute! love all the BG paper-works so nicely together with different patterns.

hello gorgeous said...

Hello lovely, pop on over to my blog, I have left something there for you! :D xxxxxx

craftyb said...

Woohoo Ila...you go girly...no wonder you have so many hits...you are such a warm and wonderful "girl"...oh and your cards are stunning too!! Perfect colouring on this santa fella as always! bx

Carolyn King said...

Couldnt be any cuter! Love this Ila!

Allison said...

You are such a superstar for that company...love the sketch and BG papers you used!

Marcea said...

OMG I love this so much. Brilliant sketch too hun - will have to make some time to play along!
Brilliant card
-x-

Monique said...

Oh, what a cutie is this Ila !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

I love this Santa,so adorable! Wonderful sketch.
Lynnw

Inger Marie said...

Wow your card i amazing.
So lovely sketch and the paper and your colouring is fabulous.
I think i send you my address...hihi

Hugs from Inger Marie

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Ila this card is just gorgeous. I love your cards. DawnM.x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome card Ila! Love the cute image, the coloring, the pretty flower... like always, your card is just stunning!

Curt in Carmel said...

I LOVE this card! The image is one of my favoriets, and I love how you used it. Love your detail too! Best, Curt

tineke said...

wauwww ila what an beautiful christmas card the paper so nice it's just a present so nice
have a nice weekend
tineke xx

Chris said...

A most beautiful and cute Christmas card Ila! I love the image, actually I just won it in last week's challenge so can't wait to use it. Your colouring, papers and stitching are all stunning, I always love all the wonderful details you add to your cards. Have a great weekend. Chris x

Helena said...

Oh what a beautiful and jolly card, I so love it!

xxxx

Kirsten said...

Another stunning card! The Santa is so cute & your colouring & use of papers & embellishments is fantastic. Kirsten.

Karen said...

Great card - I love that image

sari said...

oh my...this card is a beautifull piece of art!!! Love it

joey said...

theres a little something on my blog for you.xx

angeljakki said...

What a stunning card, awesome colouring job and the paper the paper combo is stunning x x x

Rina said...

Sooooooo gorgeous. I love the different variations used. Again, sooooooo gorgeous.

Trina said...

I love this card! Your sketch is awesome, and your coloring and all the different elements on this card are wonderful!!

Lim said...

Another stunning card Ila.. :)
Beautiful stamps, papers and details.. And your coloring.. Oh my... you are the best!!
Hugs,
LIM