Saturday, December 27, 2008

Beautiful Cards I've Recieved!!

I hope everyone had a Great Christmas!! We had a lovely time ....all our children came we had lots of love, hugs, food and pressies all around.

Today I want to share with you all the many Beautiful cards I've received in the last few months... This Beautiful water colored Beauty on top is from Crissy......the Sweet and Talented Artist who creates the most Fabulous images for High Hopes. The Sparkle on this card is Fabulous!!

This Cute tall card is from Michelle ...the card is dimensional, sparkly and has glaze on the candy cane....So Fabulous!!....Michelle is also a High Hopes Diva....and a good friend. This Beautiful card is from Tina Bentley. The layers under the image on this card looks Amazing!! It is a little hard to see them all but I tried to take the photo a bit from the side hoping it would show. Tina also sent some fabulous goodies!!....including a stocking present for "Little Buddy" ....She personalized the top of the stocking with the Fabulous Cute topper below. Thank you very much my good friend....Buddy, my hubby and I have all been enjoying the goodies!!
This card from Charlene a fellow Canadian friend and is just the Cutest.....You can't tell very well here...but under the cute little kitty it is all Sparkly and the snowflakes have bling on them too!!
I received this Gorgeous card from Tracy also a Canadian Friend. The image has been stamped on a smooth glossy type of classy...and the snowman has glaze and stardust pen accents!
This Gorgeous glazed dimensional Beauty is from Monika ..who is also a friend and DT for Magnolia. The dimension on this card is Incredible!!
This Fabulous card and Goodies are from good friend from Denmark. The bracelet is handmade and is Very Beautiful!!
This Beautiful card and fabulous goodies are from Carla....another great Canadian friend... we've been fast friends right from when I first began blogging.
I received this Amazing and Beautiful card a few months ago from Crissy. She is So Wonderful!!....She sent it as a just because card and I just love it!!

This Beautiful card is from Trina and her Hubby for our last Anniversary. The Sweet image is colored so lovely and the papers are so pretty and sparkly!

Thank you all for these Gorgeous Cards and Goodies!!.....Big Hugs to you all!!....

I would also like to Thank You all So Much for your kind well wishes for our "Little Buddy" ...I will let you all know how he gets along.

Happy Holidays Everyone!.......Hugs, Ila

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 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 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 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!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!!....High Hopes and Magnolia

Another very quick card.... I used High Hopes "Meowy Christmas" and Magnolia's "HV08 Christmas Fir" from Christmas Collection 2008. The sentiment is a SU stamp. Images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's

Meowy Christmas Kitty is popped up on foamy's. I used the snowflake CB folder for the base.

Paper - GP white, treasures cs

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, barely banana

Accessories - brads, cord, foamy's, cb folder, glitter, scribbles

Christmas is just coming up so quickly. We are still living in a deep freeze....I really don't remember it being this cold before Christmas in years...especially for this length of time. Poor Santa..he's going to freeze his behind off coming around have lots of last minute things to get done so please forgive me for the short post.....I'm wrapping presents at the moment....almost done....I think....or rather hope anyway...Haa ha.

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

Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Tis the Season"... Magnolia

I love tent cards....I think they are just the Cutest little cards and so quick to I made a few Christmas ones.

This card has Magnolia's cute little snowman called "CH07 Edwin's Snowman" from {Magnolia} WINTER & CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT 2007. The sentiment is from Hotp (it's one of my you will notice I use it

Magnolia has just released two new collections....2008 Jingle Jangle Collection and the New Valentine Collection 2009....You can find them both here

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

On to the card...

Edwin snowman is popped up on dimensionals. The star is attached to a wire which is attached to the snowman.

I colored the snowman with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

Paper - GP white, basic grey...figgy pudding, treasures CS, dcwv metallic

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue

Accessories - flowers, martha stewart punch, glitter, cord, ribbon, nesties, acrylic paint for accents, stitching, snowflake brad.

It is still very cold here.....and it looks like it will remain cold well into the xmas week. Brrr.... I baked bread and buns that warmed up the house a little......

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!...and Thank You So Much for your Fabulous Comments!!!

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" least he says he 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 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"

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

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Be Merry!! - High Hopes Crystal Snowlady!

This card is a case of one of Dawns fabulous cards...(who was the featured stamper last week) you can see her gallery here. I'm late....I had it all planned out last week..but didn't get a chance to play. This is the Beautiful card I cased.

This Cute Snowgal is from High Hopes and is called, "Crystal Snowlady"

This is also my first card using copics (so be kind)....My daughter Trina was visiting a few weeks ago...and brought her copics along for me to try out. I have a lot to learn about using these markers.

I did use a some blue prismas over the snowladies body... a bit of black on the grays....and red for the cheeks.

The background is created by masking the snowlady and using a mop brush dipped in bordering blue.

I used scribbles for the snow and snowflake...sprinkling it with glitter before it dried. dots...are done with acrylic white paint.

Ink - Memento tuxedo black, bordering blue, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, my minds eye, blue bayou, wild wasabi

Accessories - cord, ribbon, charm, brads, bling, glitter, acrylic white paint, sewing

I hope everyone is enjoying the season amidst being crazy busy. I can't believe how fast Christmas is creeping up. It's still pretty cool here...but is suppose to warm up a little on the weekend.

Have a Great Day Everyone, Be Merry!!..and.....Thank you so much for your Wonderful Comments!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

High Hopes Ch#11 "Flower Power" and Dec POTM!

This week the High Hopes challenge #11 is brought to you by the very talented Ying and she would like to see flowers on your card or project. The randomly picked prize winner for this week will recieve Love Birds and the Love Nest sentiment! To enter check out the High Hopes Challenge Blog....where you can also view all the Divas Gorgeous examples!!

The stamps I've used on this card are also the High Hopes Dec Project of the Month and are on during Special during the month of December which includes........

M-042 Branch 10.70 - F-155 Nest 6.70 - E-150 Perched Birdie 6.00 - H-186 Landing Birdie 8.00 and H-185 Love Nest Valentine 8.00

To color these images....I used my prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's

The flying robin and the sentiment are both popped up with foamy's.

Ink - verafine black, bordering blue, creamy caramel

Paper - GP white, basic grey "blush", dcwv

Accessories - trim, ribbon, charm, flowers, buttons, stitching, foam dimensionals, border punch

Our Christmas shopping excursion went pretty well. I was very surprised .....the stores were not as congested as I thought they would be. We didn't get home till late evening though....and I still have a few more things to get....but I'm getting course...nothing is wrapped and I haven't baked anything yet...Oh my!....still lots to do....

Have a Great Day Everyone!! and Thank You So Much for all your lovely comments!!

Blog Candy Alert!!! - Nicole is offering fabulous candy ..including a name stamp!! While your there be sure to check out her blog she makes Gorgeous creations!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Joy & Cheer"....Magnolia

I've used four stamps from Magnolia on this card......Sweet Tilda is "HV08 Tilda with Candy Cane" from the Christmas Collection - the tag is "NY08 Tag" from the New Years Collection - the snowflake is "HV08 Gigant Snowflake" and the holly is "DEC07 Järnek / Holly" from the Winter & Christmas Supplement 2007. The joy and cheer sentiment is from HOTP Christmas Art

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to color these images.

Candy Cane Tilda is popped up on dimesionals - I used my nesties for the oval and embossed it with the cb snowflake folder - The tag is layered on red card stock - Diamond glaze is used on top of the holly berries - Acrylic white paint for accents.

There is glitter on Tilda's wings...edges of the oval, border and snowflake.

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, the rest of the papers are from "Magnolia"

Accessories - brad, snowflake, lace, ribbon, border punch, rick rack, diamond glaze, glitter, acrylic paint, stitching.

It is very cold here today......wind chills of minus 28 Celsius.....I sure hope it warms up by the we plan to go to the city to do some Xmas shopping!! I love the decorations and music in the stores....but I hate standing in line...but that's the way it goes....I shall be brave and patient....or at least

Thanks for looking everyone and for your lovely comments!! ....I'm wishing you all, "Joy & Cheer!!"

NOW CLOSED!!! High Hopes and Magnolia Blog Candy!! - Celebrating over 100,000 hits!!! ...CLOSED!!..and the Winners are Announced Below!!

First.....I want to Thank You all for entering!!....I am so Honored and Amazed by the amount of Entrants and Lovely comments...You are all Wonderful!! I have been So enjoying my visits to your Fabulous blogs and have many more to visit. For those of you that don't have a blog...Thank you so much for entering!! some of you I know.....quite a few I don't and have no other way to Thank You but right here.

The Winners are..............

Pkg #1 - Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:291 Timestamp: 2008-12-04 17:41:00 UTC

Congratulations!! .......Debbie -

"Hi Ila What fab candy, and such a gnormous amount of hits too. Congratulations. My favourite Christmas film of all time is It's A Wonderful Life. Superb acting by James Stewart. And it just makes you think how each and everyone of us have an effect on others. I Love the story.Hugs Debbie xx"

Pkg#2 - Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:242 Timestamp: 2008-12-04 18:06:24 UTC

Congratulations!! .......Niki Estes -

"Congratulations on the hits, Ila! Your blog is a must see with all your fabulous creations! My favorite Christmas movies are the Disney Mickey movies. Have a great day!"

__________________________ is my answer to the blog candy question.......

My favorite Christmas movie......."It's a Wonderful Life"....with James Stewart...I've watched it since I was a child. Probably the most wonderful thing for me about this movie is the moments and memories I have of the people who were with me while we watched it together......As a parents and brothers.....later my husband...and then my own children. I hope to someday to watch it with a grandchild and collect another wonderful moment.

As far as Christmas songs go ....I think I love them all.....especially the ones my children sang when they were little at the Christmas Carol Festivals. The last few years though I must I admit...I also enjoy "Last Christmas" by Wham. Such a catchy little

Thanks again everyone!......... there will definitely be more candy on this blog to warm you up this cold winter! Have a Wonderful Day!!

Time to Celebrate and Thank all you Fabulous people for visiting!! I can't tell you how honored and pleased I am by all your visits and comments!! High Hopes and Magnolia have both generously contributed to this celebration. Thank you so much Tina and Pauline ...You are both Wonderful!!

To enter all you have to do is comment on this post....telling me what your favorite Christmas movie is or your favorite Christmas song.... by Wednesday night Dec 3rd.... If you would like to spread the word about this candy....that would be so Wonderful!.. ..but is not a requirement to enter to win this candy......Everyone is Welcome to enter! I will post the winners on the morning of Thursday Dec 4th.

Pkg #1 - High Hopes stamps shown -Assortment of Painterly Petals flowers -K&Company 6x6 designer paper pad - Self adhesive pearls - Bling - Assortment of trims- fibres, lace and ribbons

Pkg #2 - Magnolia stamps shown - Basic Grey Wassail papers - Self adhesive pearls - Bling - Assortment of trims -Xmas rick rack, lace and ribbons.

Again Thank you all So Much!! for visiting my Blog!....Big Hugs to you all!!

Good Luck Everyone!! and Have a Great Day!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Prima Tin - High Hopes Challenge #10

This week the High Hopes Challenge is to use metal on our card or creation and is brought to us by the very talented Amy. You can used metal of any kind. Be sure to join in as you could win these Beautiful HH stamps - Sweet Savior and "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him" sentiment.

For this challenge I choose to use brads and to decorate this empty Prima flower tin. I got this idea from Michelle and you can see her Fabulous tin right here. Thanks Michelle!!!

This Fabulous Santa is from High Hopes and is called "Santa Portrait"

I used my prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's for this Cute Santa...which was so quick and easy to color!!

Scribbles was used on his hat fur....I sprinkled glitter on while it was wet. I used my handy glue pen for the beard and mustache and sprinkled on some glitter.

To adhere the papers and ribbon to tin...I used redline tape. For the embellishments I use Aileen's tacky glue as well as red line tape.

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, cranberry crisp

Paper - GP white, glitter, basic grey

Accessories: flowers, brads, snowflake, martha stewart punch, glitter, stickles, ribbon, nesties, redline tape.

Thank you all for looking.....and for all your Fabulous comments!! Be sure and enter for my blog candy at the post above this one.....You have till Wednesday night Dec 3rd!!