Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Happy Birthday Hot Stuff"- HHCh#14

Here we are again.....High Hopes Ch#14....and it's a fun one!..Niki wants to see...."Dude Cards". Check out all the Fabulous Dude cards here and if you get a chance ....join in to win some fabulous High Hopes Stamps.

I also made this card for this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge which is to have a little humor in your card.

On to the card.......

The Cute dragon on this card is from High Hopes and is called "Gavin' The Givin' Dragon"....the balloons are also from High Hopes.....http://www.highhopesstamps.com/

All the images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

The dragon is is cut out and set pop dots....as is part of the star and ballons. If you look really closely you will see I added a tuft of hair to his head. Just a little bit of cut up fibres....set on a little dot of Tacky Glue.

I stamped the happy birthday on the balloons with the SU stamp set Amazing to Zany....just the perfect size for these balloons...and added embroidery floss for strings.

I used my label maker for the Hot Stuff sentiment...it worked so well and I was so surprised that I could fold it over like this on the corner.

The star I just drew on a piece of basic grey yellow paper...cut it out....and inked the edges with close to cocoa....added the button.

Stamps: High Hopes, SU Amazing to Zany

Paper: georgia pacific, dcwv, basic grey, su kraft

Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Accessories: label maker, CB folder, button, cord, embroidery floss, foam dimensionals, tacky glue

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!....and Thank You for all your Wonderful Comments!!

**The cards for Tina's Grandfather are all So Fabulous!!......Thank you for sending me links and photos.....You can view these Amazing Birthday cards right here........"Special Request! Birthday Cards for Grandfather"

67 comments:

CraftyC said...

Stunning Ila, love the papers, colours, layout, everything!
Clairex

rosalien said...

I love this card, your coloring is great and because I love your blog so much I have a award for you on my blog.:))
Hugs, Rosalien

Velta said...

TOO stinkin cute Ila!!! I ordered several stamps from High Hopes and they always send me extra stamps, two to be exact. One of the stamps they sent is the dragon with a thumbs up...I used it to make "Cards 4 Kids" Valentine's. I will be posting on my blog soon. There is still time to help this cause...you can find the info on my blog

Maria's Cards said...

This is stunning Ila. I love Gavin he is such a fun stamp. Love the balloons and your colouring is fabulous. Maria x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Just gorgeous Ila and your colouring is fabulous, Love the layout and distressing and all the great details, Hugs, Nikki x

Donalda said...

Oh Ila this is just so adorable dear. Such gorgeous coloring and wow what a layout. Just love all the details you have added to this card dear. Just so lovely hon

Sue said...

Darling card...and the cuttled background paper is just such a cute touch to this card!

Debby said...

Fabulous! I love that dragon. And your coloring is superb.

Sandra said...

Awesome card Ila! Love your coloring! Hugs, Sandra

Nixe07 said...

Another gorgeous card Ila. I love the great papers and the so cute image. And of course your fantastic colouring :)
Hugs
Moni

Michelle said...

Oh how cute is this Ila!! The coloring...papers...and I used the sketch challenge for mine, too! Isn't it a great one?? LOVE your pic of Buddy in your banner.....he's so cute....I'm so glad he's feeling fine!!

Hanne said...

Wow, always Wow! Your cards are soooo beautiful!

Niki Estes said...
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Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is adorable! I love your coloring, as always, and all the texture and dimension! Love everything about it!

Marja Sch said...

A lovely card Ila. I love the way your added the balloons. Hugs Marja

Moni said...

Gorgeous card! Great paper, colours! Hugs, Moni

Donalda said...

I left you an award on my blog dear

Deb said...

fabulous card as always Ila, your dragon is adorable and I love your wording, so funny!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge!

Tara said...

This is fab Ila, I especially love the embossing and the balloons sentiment! Great image too and the colouring is brilliant! xx

bolha said...

Great card Ila! The dragon image is so adorable. Love how you colored it.
x Natasha x

ribenaruby said...

Definitely a 'man' card, love the tuft of hair and what a cute dragon he is.

Mel said...

Hi I have something for you on my blog
Mel x

Maria Jesus said...

Ila, that Dude is cute, your card is lovely, love the coloring.

Have a good week

MJ

Malin said...

Good morning, Love this card, perfect in every way, love your fantastic colouring.
//Malin

Kim said...

What a super cute card Ila! And the one below is so adorable!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly said...

Fabulous Ila!! Love that stamp, not used mine yet, but am trying to get there!! Awesome coloring, fab papers and everything, it's awesome!!

Hugs, K

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, wonderful coloured dragon and love the all the details and the sentiment is brilliant.

Anja's weblog said...

What a gorgeous card Ila. Love the stamp:))and your fabulous coloring:))

Hugs
Anja

Viv said...

It's all in the detail and you've got that down to a fine art Ila.
Love Gavin, he's coloured to perfection with a little tuft of hair to boot! I love to see all the little additions and there are loads on this one. What a treat!
Viv xx

nicky said...

oh wow great card! hugs nicky

retiredheather said...

Wow what great papers and the image is a keeper for sure. Love it and I don`t know if I missed saying this before but I adore your Header. What a wonderful image to see at the start of the blog.
Hugs
Heather

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Ila.
Fab coloring of this adorable dragon. Love it all!

Karen x

Heather Bradley said...

Awww so cute, Ila :0)
Beautiful card and a great image.
**Hugs** Heather x

Lacey Stephens said...

Ila, this is so cute! This also fits the SCS Sketch challenge, right? I LOVE the tuff of hair...too funny! And your coloring is amazing as usual. The Divas rocked this challenge!
~Lacey

Monique said...

Wow what a wonderful card. Your colouring is fabulous!!

xx Monique

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, just a lovely card, I like her hair, very stylish lol..and I love your new pic of your dog playing in the snow.x

Tracey said...

A fantastic card Ila!! Gavin is just too cute!! I think he might need to go on my wishlist!! xx :)

malieta said...

I love your "dude card" Ila! The image and the embellishments are awesome! As always, super great job and thanks for sharing:)
hugs
Risa:)

Bev said...

Wowzers!! Ila this is amazing - oh my goodness you sure do make the most fantastic cards! Love the label in the corner (I must try and remember I have one lol)

hugs Bev x

Jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Ila! Fantastic colouring!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is stunning.
Adorable card.

mar1ene said...

Another gorgeous and yummie card Ila, stunning!!
Hgus, Marlene x

Tammi said...

Ila I love this! Sentiment is perfect...and so is your coloring! I'm so glad Tina's grandpa is getting and enjoying the cards, the one I sent him is here.
Hug, Tammi

Rosette said...

Your dragons are the most beautiful ever!! :0)
All so special, and all so beautiful!!

Tracy.H said...

OMG! Ila this is just too cute! Oh how I wish I was a little dude! ;0)

Christine Riley said...

How cute is this!!! I love it :) Love the colors, layout, papers, everything! :)
Hugs, Christine

Monique said...

It's beautifull Ila. I love the papers and well... everything :)).

Hugs Monique

Karin said...

Stunning Card Ila.
Love the dragon and all the beuatifull papers.
perfect for a boy.

Have a great day,
xoxo karin

Jodi said...

I love this card and your coloring is so pretty! =)

Trina said...

Awesome card Mom!! I love the image you used, and love the distressing and the layout. Awesome use of that label maker!!

Heidi said...

You know, I have never been a dragon person but this guy is so darned cute and wearing on me! You have made him just come to life!

Jeanette said...

Just beautiful Ila. Your cards are always gorgeous. I just love visiting your blog! Hugs Jeanette

Alex said...

How fun Ila - love the papers and all the little details, you really are amazing, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Annie said...

your colouring is amazing Ila, and such a fun image. love the baloons and the little stars. hugs, annie x

Susan said...

What great cards! They're all just stunning! I love your eye for color and putting cards together. You never seem to miss a detail. Just beautiful and fun!

dpkennedy said...

Super cute dude card! Love the colors on this and the star at the bottom! Adorable!

Allison said...

You are just a superstar with these HH images. There is so much to look at here...how fun! (This would take me all night to make myself!)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wowzers (as usual!) I love this card Ila!!

Tina said...

Ila this is just gorgeous, i love this dragon.....Gavin suits him just perfect... hehehehe.. a stunning creation as always my friend... big sloppy kiss for buddy love & hugs to you all.. Tina xx

Nicola said...

What a fabby card, I love these papers and your stamp and colouring are awesome.

Janette said...

this is a wonderful card Ila! your coloring is of course awesome but I also really love the star embellishments and the string on the balloons.

bastelkueken said...

Your dragon is fantastic and wonderful in design

Amy said...

How cute Ila! What a fantastic 'Dude' card!

Gayle said...

Dear Ila
Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments you've just left on my blog. I needed a 'lift' today, and you've just done it!
Very much appreciated.
Many thanks
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Scrapmumur said...

WOW...This is absolutely gorgeous!!
I love your composition, Ila.
Fabulous colours and Lovely colouring stamp.
Hugs Mumur

Maria said...

Wow, Ila. . you can sure make a dragon look really cute! LOL! I love your coloring and how you added the star. You sure make cute dude cards!! Beautiful job as always!!

Maria

Rina said...

This is too adorable. What a great layout, paper, etc...