Saturday, January 3, 2009

"Warm Winter Wishes" - High Hopes Ch#12

High Hopes Challenges are back...and the first Challenge for 2009 is Torn Edges!!...brought to us by the Crissy the Talented artist for High Hopes and the originator of the fabulous images used on this card. Check out the Challenge Blog to join in to win some Cute High Hopes Valentine stamps and to see the Gorgeous creations the Divas have created for this Challenge.

This Santa is a hoot!! ....as you can see by his nose and cheeks....he is getting a little too much sun.....I don't really think he cares though...cause who knows how many of those cocktails he's already enjoyed!!...Haa ha.

I've created this card with my brother and his wife in mind...who are down south for the winter. I didn't have a chance to send them a Christmas card...so I'm hoping these Warm Winter Wishes will make up for it...Although.. with our -50 Celsius windchill warning.....I wonder who should actually be getting the Warm Winter Wishes!!...Lol.

The High Hopes images on this card are "Tropical Santa" and "Palm Tree". The Warm Winter Wishes circle is computer generated.

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

For my background I've used cloud and the sand looking paper from a DCWV past summer stack.

The palm tree and Santa are partially dimensional ...meaning they are glued to the background at the bottom of the images and have foamy's under the top part of them...so they kind of flow up and out. The legs of the lawn chair are thin so I thought it best to glue them down....kind of makes the lawn chair even more rounded. It's a little hard to capture how it looks in the photo.

The large snowflake behind the sentiment is a Sizzix die. I used scribbles and glitter on Santa's hat...and just glitter on the beard and mustache.

Ink - versafine black

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, dcwv, SU kraft

Accessories - sizzix snowflake die, martha stewart punch, embroidery floss, gold cord, brads, glitter, scribbles

Buddy continues to do well. He's back to playing and running around!

Have a Great Day Everyone!....and Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, prayers and comments!!

71 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh this is fabulous Ila and just love the little scene, your gorgeous colouring and the sandy paper is perfect. I'm so glad to hear Buddy is doing so well. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

I love this card Ila!! Fabulous!

Michelle said...

Stupendous as always, Ila!! Love his sunburn, lol!! I can't believe you cut all that out, looks a bit tedious around his drink! Ya know, I've searched for that darn snowflake die & haven't been able to find it ~~ did you get it at a store or online?? Glad Buddy is doing well, I will continue the good thoughts & prayers until his results come back!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the santa image and the colouring is fantastic. Michele x

Rach said...

oh Ila this is such a wonderful card.
so glad to hear that buddy is doing well. Hugs rachxx

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is funny card.
Your card is brilliant Ila. Love all the lovely details and your coloring is just perfect. Hugs.

Tina said...

Hehehehe his is wonderful Ila, i love your card, just perfect, i bet that's what he really is doing LOL I am so glad that little man is doing so well, I'm creating my High Hopes Challenge for him... Big Hugs To You Both My Friend Tina xx

Christine Riley said...

I love the scene you have created Ila, it is just adorable! :) I'm so glad Buddy is doing well :)
Hugs, Christine

cats whiskers said...

Oh Ila this is just so fantastic I love the colours you have used and what a fabulous fun image that is, as always your colouring is perfect and such an inspiration. Wishing you a happy, healthy and wealthy 2009, and thank you for all your inspiration in 2008
Big hugs
Jacqui xx

joey said...

Hi Ila, this is a super card! I love this image, and the bright cheer you card gives off! Beautifully coloured as always.xxx

Sue said...

Another wonderful card...makes me wish I was on that beach! I have been noticing how everyone colors their skies...and yours is very nice..any special trick to how you do that?

Rach said...

Thanks for the candy link Ila, good luck. hugs rachxx

ribenaruby said...

Fab creation with the scene Ila. Glad to hear your pet is doing well.

Donalda said...

Ila this is just so adorable dear. Looks like Santa needed a break lol
Such gorgeous coloring my dear and do love the paper.

Tammi said...

OMGosh Ila this is fantastic!! What a fun image, I love his prickly little legs, lol!! Fabulous job putting this together, just wow! Hugs!

sylvia said...

ooh love this santa lol!
big hug sylvia

Tab said...

Awesome card Ila! Santa looks like he is having a relaxing time lol! I adore your colouring, it amazing!

Glad to hear Buddy is doing well, they really know how to pull on our heart strings, don't they! Sounds like your in for a rather cold spell too, wrap up warm and take care.
Hugs Tab xxx

6 wacky women said...

TOOOO cute! This is a fantastic card, Ila. Love your coloring and the scene is awesome.

Karen x

MichelleO said...

This is hysterical!!! Ok, your coloring is jaw dropping gorgeous as always... I just drool on the screen. But this card just is fabulous! Too funny and perfect to send after Christmas!

Glad to hear Buddy is doing so well. We are enjoying Bonnie's days, she is still enjoying playing just for shorter periods. Big Hugs to Buddy - and then to yourself!
HUGS
MichelleO

Deborah said...

Looks like Santa has the right idea! Superb coloring Ila! Great news a bout Buddy boy! New year ugs, Deb

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card Ila, love that santa image he's so funny.....maybe its the cocktails giving him the red nose and cheeks lol

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Suzanne said...

Oh this is fantastic your colouring is awesome and I just adore this image. Sue :o)

Niki Estes said...

Ila, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is always amazing. I wish I could use prismacolors like that!

Tara said...

Fab card Ila, really made me smile when I saw Santa sunning himself, well I suppose he deserves a rest heh?! I love the way you've put everything together, so expertly done as always! xx

Anesha said...

Another stunning card, your colouring of the super image is wonderful. Hope 2009 is going well for you.

Gvendalen said...

I love this card Ila!!
Very lovely and amusing card. Delight!

Inger Marie said...

Happy new year to you!!
Fabulous card Ilayour colouring is amazing :)
The stamp is so funny.
Hugs from Inger Marie

dpkennedy said...

Wonderful! I love to Santa relaxing after such a busy time! Fabulous coloring and layout!!!

Kelly said...

Oh so wonderful Ila!! I lvoe the scen you have made, the cloud and snady beach papers are perfect, fabulous coloring as usual!! A pure delight!!

Hugs, Kelly

Janette said...

Ila- this is just awesome! You did such a great job with this image and the embellishments are perfect

Alex said...

Happy Happy New Year Ila!!!! I am just now able to try and catch up now that the holidays are over and my family all went home today!!! This santa card is a hoot - totally made me smile!! Love the scene and all the fabulous details!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shirley said...

I love him!!! The whole card make me want to get on over to Hawaii! The snowflakes are the perfect touch and him with the cool drink too!

kathy b said...

I hope your little buddy's pathology report comes back clean. My Sadie had a tumor removed in October and it ended up being a "family of cysts" instead of a tumor!!! That was the best news we could have received. The week before, our oldest dog, Gaby, had a grapefruit sized tumor removed from her side (she's a 15lb schnauzer) and they thought it was a lipoma, but the path report came back as the interior being cancerous, but the outside was clean. Unfortunately, she passed away from another kind of cancer last Sunday (lymphoma). But Sadie continues to do well, and is preparing for her next agility competition next month at the ripe old age of 11 years! Best wishes to you and Buddy. BTW, I love your cards!!!

debby4000 said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

Beth Norman said...

Holy smokes, this rocks!! The stitching is an awesome touch. I thought the sand was sandpaper until I read your details--LOL. Perfect colouring and painting, as always!

mochamama said...

So that's what Santa does after Christmas!!! I always wondered.Your coloring is perfect as usual! So glad Buddy is doing better!!!!!

Emma said...

Absolutley fabulous card...
Glad to hear Buddy is doing well.
Emma x

ribenaruby said...

I know you'll be way too busy with DT and all that but I've left something for you on my blog. Have a great day!

Lisa Graves said...

I love this card! Fabulous!!

Maria's Cards said...

Another stunning card Ila as always. Colouring, design and LO all fab. Hope Buddy is ok Maria x

Viv said...

Well Ila! You;ve started off the New Year with a little gem.
I LOVE looking at the detail on your cards. There's so much inspiration to be gleaned from them.
I'm so pleased Buddy is doing well.
Finger's crossed the results will show it to be benign.
Viv xx

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Ila, I love your card, so well coloured and your papers and perfect. I so wish I was Santa just now, sitting on a beach with a cocktail in hand. I could really do with a heat, its freezing here! Not as bad as -50 windchill but below 0 just the same, I've came to the conclusion that I was either a bear in a past life who should be hibernating just now or a lizard who cannot stand the cold and needs a desert climate lol.brrrrrrrrrrrr DawnM.x

Lacey Stephens said...

Ila, I don't even know where to start with this card!! It's so awesome! I love the coloring, the layers, the sewing, the stiched "x"'s on the side, the layout...everything!! Girl, you rocked this challenge!!
~Lacey

Sue said...

Oh Ila
what a stunning card, gorgeous papers and colouring, great image, brill, sue.xx

Holly said...

Wow, what a card! So many wonderful details on this! I love the cross stitches on the sides!

nicky said...

sooooo coooooooollllllllllll! hugs nicky

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Ila and love your coloring as always! Awesome work!!!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your cards are Great!
Regards Jacqueline

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

OMG! Your coloring work is totally amazing! It really is, thank you for sharing your art work-it's just stunning!

sari said...

awwww...just adore that card and image!!! Oh...my..if only i could lay like santa is...*LOL*

Dawn said...

Aww this is great - I love all the gorgeous details!

SBL image masking said...

Fantastic card.

Regards,
SBL Graphics
SBL image colouring

Rina said...

Oh Ila...this is so gorgeuos! Your coloring, paper, embellishing are fabulous!

Jeanette said...

Oh this is just amazing. Your coloring is gorgeous and the scene so funny! Glad to hear Buddy is doing well. Hugs Jeanette

Malin said...

Happy New Year!
I love this card, the image is super cool.
//Malin

Nixe07 said...

Wow Ila, what a stunning card. I love your little scene, the image is just so funny and your colouring so fantastic!
Happy New Year and all the best for 2009.
Hugs
Moni

Jo said...

This is fantastic Ila, in fact, have just ordered this stamp myself!! Wishing you a Happy New Year x

Lim said...

Gorgeous card Ila... As usual!! The coloring is fabulous and the stamps it is so cute... Santa looks like he's in Miami with me at the beach!!
Hugs,
LIM

Andrea said...

Hi Ila!! This is one of my favorites! I love this card.So pretty. How is your little pooch doing? I hope he is feeling ok. I would have asked sooner, but I just got my computer up and running. :) Hope you are well.

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Ila!! :)
Santa looks like he's having a fab time.. Sure wish I was there!!! lol

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Hugs, Marlene xx

Karin said...

Hi Ila,

Wow ,what a fabulous card. I wished i could be on that sunne ybeach.
love the little scene which is colored perfectly.
I'm glad that Buddy is doing well.

Have a great day,
xoxo Karin

Bev said...

What a fabulous card Ila, I love the fun image and wonderful scene. Brilliant!!

hugs Bev x

Heather said...

Too cute!! Have a great day!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Ila! Love the cute images and the colors... the torn edges are great. TFS!

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Lia said...

great card ila
hugs lia

malieta said...

As always, your cards are adorable Ila. I love the look of the torn papers and your image is awesome!
I'm so glad to hear that Buddy is going to be fine. I've said a prayer for the little guy and one for you too.
Take care and hang in there...
hugs Risa:)

Andrea, said...

Wonderful card Ila, I love this Santa and the papers you have used are perfect

Deb said...

such a fabulous fun card, I love it!

Dee Jackson said...

WOW!! Fantastic coloring as always!! The layout is cool too:)
I Love this!!

Carla said...

I wish I was right there next to Santa! I think I'd look thinner than I do when I'm next to my DH! Love the stitching and snowflakes!