Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"'Tis the Season"

I won this Fabulous stamp from Katharina and never had a chance to use it till now. I think this fella and his furry friend are just the Cutest!! Thank you so much Katharina!! Just in case ya'll don't know...(which I really doubt)...Katharina has her own website called Whiff of Joy Stamps where she offers a large selection of Gorgeous stamps.
The name of the stamp I used on this card is called, "Charlie with Dog" The sentiment is from HOTP.
The image is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's
The snowflake is from a Spellbinders die...I borrowed from my daughter.
The snow is Martha Stewart product.
Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, bordering blue
Paper - GP white, dcwv, s.e.i, basic grey
Accessories - brad, spellbinders snowflakes, cord, scribbles and tacky glue for snow and fur, glitters, stitching

It's my Hubby's birthday today.....He is an "Old Man"....at least he says he is..lol....ask him how old he is...he's always a year ahead...Haa ha!! Two things I know for sure though is that ....He's a real Sweetie and a definite Keeper!! Today he is 54....and if all goes well....next year at this time he will be retiring. Hmmm I wonder how old he'll feel then...Lol.

Now I am going to crank up the radio and do some Baking....."tis the season"...lol.

Thanks for looking Everyone!!.....and for all you Wonderful comments!!

53 comments:

Annie said...

Happy Birthday to your DH and I do enjoy your baking day! love the cute card you made with Charlie and his dog, and fabulous colouring as always. hugs, annie x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous card Ila and I hope your DH had a great birthday.

Hanne said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the opening in the front, the colors and the great stamp!

MichelleO said...

This is just wonderful! I so adore your coloring! Hope you DH has a great Birthday - and you enjoy your baking. I am so far behind I hope to get some of my baking done early next week!
HUGS
MichelleO

Tab said...

Oh Ila, adore the card! The image is fantastic and I love your colouring, I'm soooo envious, its beautiful!
Hugs Tab xxx

ps Hope your hubby has had a nice birthday!

Anesha said...

Another fantastic card! Love the way you coloured it and the edging on the papers. Enjoy your baking.

Christine Riley said...

Happy birthday to your DH :) I love this card, love the image and the papers you chose, just gorgeous! :)
Hugs, Christine :)

scotspanda said...

beautiful card, love the colours they are fab :) Happy Birthday to your hub.

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Moni said...

Love the card, coloors are fantastic! Hugs, Moni

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, your card is gorgeous and the colouring is beautiful, so well put together as always. Hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a very happy hogmanay (New Year) Hugs & best Christmas wishes. DawnM.x

Alison said...

Fantastic as always Ila, fantastic colouring.

Stempelchaotin said...

Yes this is a wonderful winter card. I will snow ;)
Gorgeous coloring and lovely details. Love your wonderful card. Hugs.

Nixe07 said...

What a cute card Ila!! I love your perfect colouring and all the great papers.
Hugs
Moni

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Happy birthday to your DH!

sandra_w said...

Fabulous card, Ila!! I love your colouring...its beautifull!!

Hugs, San

Terri said...

Beautiful coloring and they do look like they are having the best time, don't they? Super fun card, tfs!

Shirley said...

HB to DH. What a really pretty, creative and cheerful card! I love the different fold too!

joey said...

Hi Ila, wow another stunning card, I love the colours papers and the edges set it off so lovely! gorgeous colouring as always. love joey.xxx

Michelle said...

Hey!! Love the holiday look of your blog & I ADORE the doggy pics!! Happy Bday to your hubby!! Great that he can retire next year!! So are ya gonna buy an RV??! LOL ~~ Love this Charlie card ~~ love the fold ~~ love that snowflake ~~ & do I even need to mention how much I love your coloring??

Debby said...

Oh mu goodness this is gorgeous! Your work is always gorgeous. I stalk your blog. Thank goodness it doesn't seem to mind. ;-)

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby Ila!!

Grea card, Charlie is too cute!!

Happy baking!! Hugs, Kelly

Tammi said...

Love your wonderful card, and woohoo on winning the stamp! Happy Birthday to your hubby! :)
Hugs, Tammi

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Ila. Wonderful coloring of that sweet image.
Have fun with your baking and a Happy Birthday to your DH.

Take care
Karen x

bastelkueken said...

Wow - all of design is perfect and wonderful - great

bolha said...

Stunning card. Love the stiching.
x Natasha x

Monique said...

Oh wow, it's beautifull Ila !! Love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Charly said...

Beautiful as always Ila. I LOVE your colouring - he is wonderful.

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card, gorgeous colouring. Happy Birthday to your DH

Jackie said...

Awesome card Ila and your coloring is amazing as always!! Glad I found your blog...hope you have a great rest of the day!!!

Conibaer said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

This is an awesome card! I love the "gate" fold you used. Tell your hubby Happy Birthday!!! I hope it's a nice one!
~Lacey

craftyb said...

Oh Ila...what are you baking...? i bet there's a delicious smell in your home!!

Well you've done Katharina proud of charlie and his pal....amazing colouring! I Love the layout too! bx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Ila. I also love the image and the colouring is just beautiful. Michele x

Carla said...

This card is so sweet! I love this happy stamp!!

alina said...

Beautiful card, Ila! The stamp is sweet indeed! And your work with the sewing machine is wonderful, as always!
I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday and you also!
Hugs, Alina

Jilli said...

Yet another gorgeous card Ila! Love the cute image and your fantastic colouring. I've tagged you on my blog! Jillix

retiredheather said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. Love the sparkles on your card. It reminds me of childhood snowball fights.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Ila... stunning as always. Hope you hubbie has a great day. I love your blog header and your little pup is just adorable. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your family and best wishes for 2009, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Deborah said...

Hope DH had a great birthday! Adorable card, I love Whiff Of Joy stamps! Bake on Ila! Merry hugs, Deb

Lilian said...

Ila your cards are always gorgeous and I really love your coloring. Happy Birthday to your DH! Have a wonderful wonderful holiday season.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is an awesome image! LOVE that sweet dog face with that tongue flying! Your coloring on this one is fantastic! Love everything about this card! Happy Belated birthday to your husband! Best, Curt

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Ila this is just adorable dear. I just love your snowflakes and the snow there dear.
Sounds like you are having some fun with the baking have a Merry Christmas dear

Beth Norman said...

Such a cute card, and as always, you did a bang up job with it; the colouring and the shabby chic--wonderful. Happy birthday to your husband. I hope he gets to retire next year.

Malin said...

Wonderful card as always, and I can see so much "eye candy" here since my last visit. Everything you do is so perfect.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

//Malin

CraftyC said...

Fab card Ila, beautifully coloured and a great stamp. Marry christmas to you!
Clairex

mochamama said...

I just love your super cute Christmas cards!!

Heather's Creations said...

Happy Birthday to your DH. Mine is just the same he keeps adding on above his actual age....must be a male thing lol.
Great card Ila, lovely colouring as always :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Kristine B. said...

Hi Ila...thanks for stopping by! This is a wonderfully {CHILLY} card, and suites us today--no school and lots of snow to go play in! :) Happy Holidays and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! Hope you're getting together with Trina and the rest of the family. HUGS!!xx

Crissy Armstrong said...

No matter what you color, you always achieve so much depth and your colors appear to "glow". This is outstanding. I so enjoy looking at this!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Awesome card Ila, wonderful colouring and what a fabulous snowflake! Can you tell me what the blue snowflake paper is please...sei or dcwv?
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and peaceful 2009.
Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your sweet comments :-)
Happy baking!
Hugs
Carole :-)

Scrap Cris said...

Goooooooooooooosh!!!
i'm amazed with those fabulous xmas cards!
they look absolutely perfect! so professional!
i want some of them to me!!!!!!!!!! hehehehehehhe
really, they are sooooooooooooooooooo great!!!
:o)

AlienAnessa said...

Holy moly Ila, this is beyond amazing. My jaw drops every single time I get a look at one of your new creations!!

scotspanda said...

hi hun there are a couple of awards for you on my blog :)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx