Wednesday, April 1, 2009

High Hopes "April Project of the Month"

This card features the stamps for the April POTM....included are: "Bobby Lee" - "Ally Rose" - "Bail O' Hay" - "Take A Break" - "Sit A Spell". For the month of April you can get the set of these stamps 25% off the regular price which would be...... $32.55CDN wood mounted or $16.25CDN unmounted!!

**Until this special is up on the High Hopes website, you can order it by emailing Tina and Bethany directly at highhopesstamps@sympatico.ca **

For coloring I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to deepen the shade.

Ally Rose and Bobby Lee are popped up on foam dots as is the whole Kraft panel under the image.

I bought the pitchfork charm about a year ago .....a Michaels clearance item for a price I couldn't resist. The blue flower is made of burlap .....another clearance item , bought last year from House of Stationary in Estevan. Whenever I visit my daughter Trina....we make a happy trip to that Fabulous little store!

Paper - GP white, MME, paper studio, SU kraft cs

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, mellow moss

Accessories - flowers, brads, charm, jute, MS border punch, stitching.

It is finally warming up here.....although there is still lots of snow in our yards.....the main areas of the streets are almost clear. It is so nice to be able to go for a walk.....on pavement!!..Yay!!

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

80 comments:

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW a fabulous card!!! I love it,love it,love it!!
Hugs xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so fabulous Ila!! Love th pitchfork!! Gorgeous details on everything!! Looks like my two kiddos..oh wait, they aren't fighting...can't be mine;-)

I recevied my blog candy today as well, tahnk you so much!!

Hugs, Kelly

Malin said...

Good morning! Such a stunning card, love the cute couple and the colours are superb. Love all the details, perfect!

//Malin

Sandy said...

Oh Ila this is gorgeous. So really lovely stamp and your coloration is brilliant. Love them. Hugs.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely adorable!

Hugs~Becky

Alex said...

This is totally darling - I adore that pitchfork and the coloring is amazing as always Ila - what a fabulous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

yvonne said...

What a beautiful card. the pitch fork detail is a fab little embelishment.the the stamps, sooo cute.

~ Brenda (aka iowagean) ~ said...

This card is so cute.. Love all the details and the layering. Not sure what twinkling H2o's are.. But I just have to find out. Maybe my scrapbook store will know.. Love this little card!..

AN said...

Beautiful card!! WaW..!

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Ila, love th beautifully coloured images!
Clairex

Saskia said...

Ila,

This card is fabulous!!! Wow...you are so talented!!!!

Greetings,
Saskia

papercraftsbyrach said...

Ila, this is adorable, love the two little characters sat on their bale of hay.. beautifully colured as always hun. and that cute little charm... adorable!
hugs rachxx

ribenaruby said...

Wow, beautiful colouring Ila, these two images are sooo cute and love the pitch fork, so apt! Have a fab day!

Anesha said...

Another stunning card! The colouring of the image is stunning as ever. Have a great day.
anesha

Cami said...

Oh my, Ila...isn't this just too cute? The couple on the bale of hay, the sentiment, and that pitch fork charm! You "stole the show" with this POTM! Love this and of course, your beautiful coloring. Hugs, Cami

Nyten said...

oh, how cute!!

debby4000 said...

Oh they are so adorable, your colouring is so perfect and brings them to life. Gorgeous colours and details too.
luv
Debby

Marja Sch said...

What a fabulous couple. You have made a beautiful composition. Thanks for your lovely message on my blog. I hope to make beautiful pictures in Egypt and show them on my blog. Hugs Marja

Cheryl said...

How cuuuute, Ila! What a great set to put togehter! I love seeing your new things and your fabulous coloring!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Ila. Love the cute images and the colouring is fabulous. Hugs Michele x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So gorgeous...love the country feel to this card with the burlap and the raffia. Fab coluoring as always and I am loving all your bargains! Wish we had a Michaels..sounds amazing!
Judy xx

joey said...

Hiya Ila, I was just thinking I hadnt popped by your blog, and log in and see a comment from you on mine! lol, I love your use of the hh stamps, the combos you pick and your colouring reall brings them to life. Fantastic card. Joey.xxx

Claudia said...

your card is so beautiful again, you are really a great stamping artist.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Totally gorgeous Ila, beautiful colouring and colours, Love the distressed edges, cute little pitchfork charm and jute. Glad to hear that Spring is on it's way, It's been beautiful here in England although it's not that warm but lovely and bright so shouldn't complain, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Tara said...

Fab card Ila - I really love the colours and that little fork charm is just divine! xx

Heidi said...

Oh my that is a lot of beautiful work ila, you have just captured the children so well- the stamps are adorable.

mar1ene said...

Super fabulous Ila, love it to bits :)
Marlene xx

dpkennedy said...

Aren't they just the cutest?! Love these kids and adorable card! Now that pitchfork is just perfect-aren't you glad you picked that up? Great card!

Maylee said...

That is the sweetest card Ila!

MichelleO said...

I just adore this card!! Love the country feel and that pitch fork is just way to perfect! You really amaze me.. you are stunning!
HUGS
MichelleO

alina said...

Very, very beautiful card, Ila, I love all the details, especially the pitchfork! Perfectly coloured!

I can't believe you still have snow! I will send you some sunshine and some tulips from Holland!
Hugs, Alina

Moni said...

Beautiful card, love it! Hugs, Moni

Spyder said...

I've never seen these before, aren't they brilliant, love the card, 'specialy the little fork!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card!! Love this High Hopes stamps... Great bright colors. Love,
jacqueline

Lacey said...

Ila!! This POTM card totally rocks! I just adore your coloring and I love all of the details that really finish the card off! Big hugs!
~Lacey

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.You've coloured the image beautifully and the little charm is fabby.
Cass xxx

Viv said...

Here we go again! You post a new card, Feedblitz sends me notification, I rush over and sit here all dewy eyed looking at your gorgeous colouring and everything.
*sigh*. LOL
(Might just get this set).
Viv xxx

Christine said...

Wow is this stunning or wot??? great card Ila & the image coloring well!!! dont know how you do it so brill,

Christine xx

Bev said...

What an amazing creation Ila, love the fantastic details you add to your cards - stunning x

Tab said...

Ila, this is jaw droppingly gorgeous as always! Just love this sweet pair of cuties, too sweet for words! Super fab colouring, just adore it and I love the little pitch fork!
Hugs Tab xxx

Tammi said...

They are so adorable sitting there on the bale of hay, your coloring is amazing, cute, cute card!
~Hugs

Maria said...

Wow, Ila that image is so darn CUTE!! Your coloring is fantastic as always. I LOVE the choices of paper on your card. . .you always make great dp combinations. . .love all the other elements to your card too!!

Maria

Malin said...

Hello and good morning from Sweden, thanks for joining my birthday candy!

//Malin

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a pretty card, Super! I like it very much.
Jacqueline

stardustgemsandribbon said...

As beautiful as ever Ila...your cards really are a work of art...hope to see some Magnolia's soon LOL.....love your Magnolia cards :-)
Thanks for linking my candy.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

bastelkueken said...

Ila, your card is so wonderful .. love this two kids... perfect style

Donalda said...

Oh girl this is just gorgeous dear!!! I sooo love this your work is always gorgeous dear

Debby said...

Gorgeous my dear. Those kiddies are so darnd cute!

TaraG said...

This is such a sweet card, Ila! I love all the details! The charm and twine are such a fad addition to your beautiful card!!! These HH stamps are fabulous...perhaps I just may have to go check out this deal!!!! May end up being my first HH purchase, smile!!!
Hugs,t

Deborah said...

Ila this card is just precious! I adore Marabelle the cow too! Great work as always! Hugs, Deb

Monique said...

I love your card Ila !!! You've coloured it so beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Tracey said...

Love your card Ila! The kids are so cute and the colours are fabulous! Have a great weekend girl! xx

crazymomma said...

I just can't get over how FABULOUS your cards are!!!I thank you every day for your inspiration!!

Allison said...

Look at your country creation...every embelly just adds to the general hoe-down of the card! Loves it (and the clouds in the background of this well colored image are awesome!).

Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a fabulous card!
Love your gorgeous images and your colouring is superb!
Love your paper and great detail!
hugs
kim x

mochamama said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Man the work in your cards leaves me feeling exhausted..... I need a nap!

Riane (Kernowcards) said...

O MY GOSH!!! What a beautifull card!!!!

Greetingd from Riane

Kathy said...

So cute Ila!! I love the colors and all your different layers are fabulous!! Adorable images as well! Hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

Curt in Carmel said...

The details on this card are just so awesome! The image is colored perfectly and I LOVE that pitchfork! How perfect! Hope you are well! Best, Curt

angeljakki said...

What a beautiful card,
perfect colouring and colours,
and that fork is brill
love it x x x

Yvonne said...

WOW your cards are just fabulous!!!
What a talent you have!
Yvonne.

crafty amy said...

Brilliant card! That charm is so perfect for this card

X Amy X

Shary said...

Perfect colouring as always Ila. Gorgeous card.Hope you are keeping well and thank you for visiting my blog. :0)

Maria Jesus said...

Hi Ila i love your card, very nice coloring, the accesories are cool.

Have a very nice week.

Hugs

MJ

Kerry D-C said...

Ila, this is SO DANG CUTE!! You do such beautiful coloring!

Carla said...

Love these stamps, your coloring, and all the sweet embellies!! Just FABU!

Donna Baker said...

sweet card!

Angela (SCS monkeymama) said...

Wonderful card, Ila! They both look so sweet perched on that bale of straw! I like how the twine echos the rustic feel...

Ying Pang, said...

as beautiful as always!! thinking of you!
hugs,ying

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Ila! Your images are adorable! As always, I love your coloring and the way you bring so much life to your images. Your DP and embellishments rock also..especially the fork...too cute!
hugs
Risa:)

Leonie said...

What a cute couple!

Leonie xx

Velta said...

I swear my friend ~ Everytime I get a look at a new work of art you have done, it just throws me...If you could hear the oooo's and ahahah's...I know you would laugh...This card is just precious and I love the image...but I wish your designs would start to rub off on me, cause 'they' are always perfect to the image :)

jacque4u2c said...

This is just to cute for words!

Alex said...

a very cute card! The image is soooo lovely, and the coloration is perfect!
hugs, Alex

Beth Norman said...

How cute. The added charm is adorable. As always, you're the queen of colouring and H2O's.

picture colouring said...

Hi,What a cute image, I love it..
That's a beautiful card!

Regards,
color correction

Anja's weblog said...

Wow....I love this card. It is so cute.

Hugs
Anja

Jilli said...

Beautiful as always ... love the colours, your amazing colouring and those fab embellishments! Jillix

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Awwww this is so cute! I love the pitchfork bellie!!! See you never know when you will need a pitchfork!!! HAHAHAHA

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Great card, love the way you have embellished it and the cute image.

Chris x