Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Tis the Season" - High Hopes

This Cute Penguin is from High Hopes and is called Package Packin' Penguin. the sentiment is from Hotp.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue for background

Paper - GP white, basic grey figgy pudding, DCWV, I'm not sure where the red paper is from...it was just hangin' out with my various xmas paper.

Accessories - flower, snowflake brad, martha stewart punch, nesties, ribbon, cord, sitiching.

We just found out our little Buddy has to go for surgery next Tuesday......to have a growth on his leg removed. Needless to say I am worried about our little fur baby...and praying it is just a benign cyst. He is such a Sweetie!!

I want to Thank Everyone for all the Fabulous comments throughout the year....you are all So Wonderful!

I wish everyone a Blessed Merry Christmas!!.......and just in case I don't get a chance to post soon a Very Healthy Happy New Year!!

49 comments:

emma said...

i love this layout of card you've used again, its so versatile. Give my furry friend a kiss and tell him good luck for his op!
have a fabulous christmas and new year
love emma

bolha said...

Beautiful card! Love that sparkle. I wish the surgery goes well for your Buddy. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
x Natasha x

Poppy said...

lovely card, hope everything goes well for buddy, have a good christmas.
poppy

ribenaruby said...

I'm loving this style of card, cutey penguin and colouring is pretty. Best wishes for your furry pet, love the header by the way. Have a good day Ila.

Sandra said...

Your card looks really great, I am a big fan of the way you colour them in. Hope everything with your dog will work out fine, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sandra

Terri said...

This is a darling card and image and as always, your coloring is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent, I find it very inspiring!

My boxer had to have a cyst removed and luckily all was fine...hoping you get the same good news!
Happy Holidays!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, how cute is your penguin??? Just a gorgeous card. I hope Buddy will be ok, I'll think about him and wonder how he has got on, he is so cute in his reindeer antlers. I have a funny story to tell you, my friend popped in the other night with a card and I was just eating dinner, when she was leaving I saw her to the door and put my dinner on the table, when I came back my tinker cat had jumped up on the table and ate half of my haggis (I love it!) she was so pleased with herself so she has had an early Chrismas present lol. Hope this makes you smile. Have a great Christmas. Love DawnM.x

Chrissie said...

Another of your superb cards Ila!
I do hope all goes well for your fur baby's op and that you have hime home safe and sound again very soon.

Christine Riley said...

wow, what a beautiful card Ila, I love it! I'm so sorry about your furbaby, I'll say prayers for him. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)
Hugs, Christine :)

alina said...

Beautiful card, Ila, and a lovely foto of Buddy. I'm sorry to read that he has a problem, I hope for all of you that it's not a serious one. Good luck!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Alina

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Ila this is just the most cutest adorable penquin I have ever seen. I don't know how I missed him. Oh how I wish I would of gotten him before the holidays oh well will have to try to remember next year. But I just love how you have colored him in he is just so precious dear. You will be in my prayers dear and hope that the surgery goes well and it will be good news. You have a Merry Christmas dear and will chat soon

Tracy.H said...

Hope all goes well with the surgery next week. And hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! :0)

Moni said...

Gorgeous card! I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Hugs, Moni

Lim said...

Dear Ila,

Another stunning card from you and your little dog is gorgeous too. :)) I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in company of your relatives and friends. I hope all your dreams come true and next year bring for all of us HAPPINESS and JOY..
Love,
LIM

Sue said...

Beautiful card, luv the colourinf, cute penquin, hope all goes well ya doggie, looks cute to. Merry Christmas n a great 2009, sue.xx

Donna said...

How cute is your card?! pales in comparison to your adorable Buddy though - sorry! {{hugs}} to Buddy for a successful surgery & it just being a benign cyst! look forward to hearing a good report! Merry Christmas, Ila!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the cute image and the colours are fantastic. Love the layout also. Hope everything goes ok for you little doggy. Michele x

Tricia said...

Merry Christmas, Ila! I pray everything goes well with Buddy. It's hard on us moms when our "babies" have problems!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Tricia

Michelle said...

How the heck are you getting cards done during this busy time? LOL!! I haven't touched my stamp area in days!! Too cute card, love that penguin, & I *love* the pic of Buddy!! I will pray for a good outcome, I'm sure he's fine. My cat has little lumps all over, which they tell me are just fatty tissues. He's so fat that he's sprouting little growths all over, lol!! Merry Christmas to you, my friend!

Sue said...

As always, beautiful coloring and wonderful colors on this card...love the image! I will keep your fur baby in my thoughts! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice greetings! I am always excited when Ila visits!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Another gorgeous card Ila and another stamp to add to my wish list for next years cards. Hope your baby Buddy is ok on Tuesday. He is gorgeous and just love this photo. Merry Christmas to you and your family and also give my love to Trina, Love and Hugs, Nikki x

Anesha said...

Hope that Buddy will be well next Tuesday. Merry Christmas to you all.
Another super card!

Alison said...

Gorgeous card Ila have a wonderful Christmas.

Andrea said...

Hi Ila!! Everytime I see your work it makes me smile. I love the penguin! It is so beautiful. I need to start stitching on my cards. :) It looks so nice, but I am such a lowsy sewer. :o) I am sorry you are worried about your little dog. We have a little shih tzu and she is like a family member, so I know how you feel as far as the worring goes. I will say a prayer for your little angel. :) Merry Christmas!

sylvia said...

what a lovely card
so cute
hope you have the best christmas ever
hugs sylvia

Tracey said...

I love this card Ila! That penguin is adorable!!

I hope the surgery goes well. Your little Buddy will be in my thoughts.

A very Merry Christmas to you!!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love that penguin!
Hope all goes well for Buddy next week...what a lovely picture!
I ordered some of that paper from your shop...I think it is on its way!
Happy Christmas...have a wonderful time :-)
Hugs
Carole x

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow what a really lovely card again. So cute. I love them. Have a merry Christmas my friend. Hugs.

Kelly said...

Love this card, cute little penguin!! Will be thinking of Buddy and wishing for his health! Wishing you and your fmaily a ver Merry Christmas and all the best for a fabulous 2009!!

Hugs, Kelly

Tina said...

Hello My Friend, I am thinking of you and Praying for a good outcome for buddy, i do know what you are going through with your baby..... Ila give hime a big Christmas Kiss from me, sending my love to you all, Merry Christmas My Friend... Love and Hugs Tina xxx

Maria Jesus said...

passing by to wish you a very nice christmas.

hugs
MJ

Mandi said...

FABULOUS! Merry Christmas ila xx

Viv said...

your creations are a joy to see Ila.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you (And fur baby of course).

Bev said...

Stunning!! Merry Christmas to you and yours Ila, hope it's a good one!

hugs Bev x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card the penguin is sooo cute.
Not as cute as your little dog though, im sure he will be fine.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs
Jill x x

Lacey Stephens said...

Merry Christmas, Ila! I hope it is a fun and safe one for you and your family. And I hope your furry baby will be ok.
PS You have a card on it's way to you...a little late (sorry)!
God Bless,
~Lacey Stephens

Kim said...

Ila Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your card is adorable!!!! Sending my prayers that your furbaby's surgery goes smooth and it's just a cyst!
Holiday Hugs~ Kim

Rina said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Ila and warm wishes to you and your family, during this beautiful holiday season!

God Bless~

Nayheli Valenzuela said...

Your card is adorable and beautiful!! i love the penguin.

Merry Christmas!!

Saludos desde México.

retiredheather said...

sorry to be so late commenting. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope all goes well with your little cutie. What a fantastic photo.
Hugs
Heather

Niki Estes said...

Such a cute card, Ila! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and that Buddy's surgery goes well!

Velta said...

Oh my Ila ~ Another beauty from you...I wish you and your Buddy well...Happy Holidays and a New Year full of happiness and health for you and yours :)

Sirpaliina said...

Happy new year. I love your blog.

sirpa

Carla said...

Your card is adorable! The layout is so cool! I hope Buddy's surgery goes well!

Shirley said...

What a really beautiful card and how cute your little reindeer is too! Hope all is well with him.

MichelleO said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Buddy. I too have been having a lot of worry for my baby, my border collie. I hope your news is much better than ours. Bonnie has Cancer and we will have limited time with her - Again I pray Buddy's news is much healthier and happier news.
HUGS
MichelleO

Monique said...

It's beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

dpkennedy said...

Oh your little penguin is just adorable! And Buddy is just the cutest in his antlers! I wish him and you the best of luck with his surgery! Happy New Year!

Cardmaking Galore said...

stunning card and sorry to hear about Buddy, hope he is better now