Monday, January 10, 2011

Blog Hop!! - High Hopes 100th Challenge!! Now Closed!!

Yay!!!....To help celebrate, I've been asked..along with more of the earlier High Hopes Designers to join in the Blog Hop. I am so pleased to be part of this Celebration!! Not only will you see Gorgeous High Hope Creations as you hop along...there are Unbelievable Fabulous Prizes to win!!

The 1st prize is $100 (retail value, unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes Stamps!!! WOW!!! The 2nd prize is $50 (retail value, unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes stamps!!! And the 3rd and 4th prizes will each receive $25 (retail value unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes stamps!! *In order to have a chance to win, you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop!!* The hop will remain open till 12:00pm (noon) EST Monday, Jan 17th And the winners will be announced next Tuesday, Jan 18th. Hopping along...... You should have arrived here from the Very Talented!! Debby. I will leave a link to the following blog at the end of this post. To celebrate I've made a card purse and Valentine cards...
The directions for the card purse can be found here. I did alter the size to create a larger purse so my 6 cards would fit. The images I used above are Ton Of Love Ellie (gotta love that name Ellie!!...lol) Above cards - No Bones Doggie. I love these doggies. I had to color one dark...like my Buddy! All the coloring is done with copics as a base only ....prismacolor (oms) and h20's on top. Ink - memento black, bashful blue, old olive, close to cocoa, creamy caramel. Paper - Georgia pacific, treasures, su kraft, bg sugar rush, cosmo cricket and unknown. Stamps - High Hopes....studio g and su. Accessories - jute, ms punch, ribbon, bling, glitter, stitching, nestabilities.
Hopping Along....the next gal on the list is the Totally Fabulous!! Jeanette. If you get lost along the way....just go the High Hopes Blog to start at the beginning. Thanks for dropping in and Have a Great Day!!
Just a reminder!!...In order to have a chance to win the amazing prizes you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop!!

156 comments:

vicmbee said...

very cute doggy love your cards..

CraftinGranny said...

Those gift bags and cards are just adorable. Fantatic creations! "Hugs" Carol

Jamie T said...

I love the hearts coming out of the elephants nose!

Vicki said...

WOW!! Your colouring is wonderful. Love all your gorgeous Valentine projects.

Sue said...

Hi ya Ila
wow stunning collection of work, as ever awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & design, sue x

Petra said...

Was für wunderschöne Werke hast Du zur 100. Challenge von High Hopes gebastelt!
GlG
Petra

Junie Moon said...

Wow - love the colours, the designs and the gorgeous papers.

Gab said...

Your cards are just beautiful and I love how you coloured them

Lia said...

woww such a amazing projects I love them all, and your coloring is great
hugs Lia

LindaR said...

What sweet valentines! So cute!

Nikki said...

Whaa a sweet collection of cards you've created and great holder for it all too
hugs Nikki

Ria said...

WHOOOHOOOOOOO awesome creations Ila ;) Have missed your work at HH!!!! You should join them again forevvaaaaa ;) hahahaha
hugs Ria

CreaRenata said...

Oh my gosh! these are all gorgeous! You have really inspired me.

Hugs,
Renata

kerryd said...

Awesome work......

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow so wonderful set.
Awesome coloring. Absolutely extraordinary. Love them. hugs for you my friend.

LorraineW said...

Love these samples. You know I think I have that elephant stamp.. I'll have to check. He is cute. Thanks.

Carola / Calle said...

What a lovely card. Hope I have luck in this blog hop

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Ila this is amazing.
luv
Debby

D K Crafts said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Love the images and sentiments you have used. Beautiful colouring. Thanks for the link for the tutorial. Donna

Tiiti said...

So beautiful creations! Love the papers and the colors so much and I also find your coloring so fabulous.

Marianne Brødbæk Møller said...

How nice, I would like to receive that little bag ;-)

Basteltiger´s Welt said...

What an adorable set.
Congrats to the 100th challenge.

Hugs, Nadine

Elizabeth said...

Love your project and love the name Ellie..........LOL

Greetings, Ellie

Peggy said...

Congrats on 100th!
I love the elephant and hearts too stinkin' cute!!!

kimkraft said...

I love your doggie and elephant valentines. So cute!

Amanda R said...

Oh, these are absolutely adorable! Your coloring is fantastic!

Ted said...

Ila, you were ambitious! Such adorable images. Some grateful person is going to love these cards (unless you plan on keeping them!) ;)

Melissa said...

OMGosh, you are so inspiring...love all your projects you created using those wonderful new HH stamps.My fave is A Tonne of love.

Josie0602 said...

I adore Ellie! And the dog cards! These are just fantastic!! Love Love Love them!

Donalda said...

Oh hon I just love these. What a wonderful gift idea dear. Hugs

joy said...

Love the elephant

Myriam said...

Wonderful creations! Such sweet cards. Perfect combination of papers. Just lovely.

Hugs,
Myriam

Becky said...

OH I just love this! What a fabulous bag and wonderful cards. I like how you colored the dog in different colors.

Lillian said...

Are these ever CUTE valentine cards - love the doggie, especially - and I've got him on order, too!!

Angela said...

Those are so cute!

Angela
Simple Creations

joy said...

Love the elephant. Cute cards

Denise said...

Oh my goodness, your cards are too cute for words. I LOVE them!

Anonymous said...

just adorable projects! i know my granddaughter would love the puppy cards, she is in love with doggies!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Sally Cicada Designs said...

OH Ila, it's so nice to see you join in on this special occasion!!! Your projects are absoluely adorable and as always your colouring looks amazing!!! So glad I stopped by to take a look!!
Hugs,
Sarah :o)

Paper Bagley said...

Look at you go...alot of product or art...fun, cute blog...hoppin' along...Tootsie

Anonymous said...

I am buying that doggie stamp. It is too cute to pass up. I love the card you made with him...my very favorite in this blog hop. :)

Gail Lass
glass@swlaw.com

Deonna said...

WoW, I love all of your beautiful Valentines. You are really on the ball. Thanks for sharing!

Hill Top Creations said...

Love the dog and bones. Great Cards. Thank you for sharing. Take Care

Anonymous said...

I like it all! I don't know if I like the purse better or the cards? So I will just like it all. Wonderful images and work. Thank you for sharing your great talent. Sandy

Jenn Joncas said...

I love these Ila!!!! Could they get any cuter!!? Beautiful colouring by the way!

Darlene said...

OMGosh! How marvelous! I have never seen your work before. I have book marked you though so I will be back often to admire your talent. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Mary J said...

OMG, these are amazing!!! You are one talented lady!

Kelly said...

Love the cute purse for your cards and the coloring is phenomenal!

tracy said...

such adorable cards and projects your colouring is amazing too.

Juny84 said...

Many wonderful Works !!!
I like it so much.

Many Greetings Jenny

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super cards!! beautiful work.

majsan said...

Ohhww, lovely work! I adore the dogcards :)
Please count me in for the bloghop :)

Pat said...

Gotta love Ellie! She is so sweet, and you did a great job with all, but love her the most!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Lillian Child said...

Your cards are adorable! And your coloring is fabulous!

I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Renae said...

I love your valentine cards. Sweet and whimsical.

Trudy Osborn said...

Your cards are fantastic!!! I can't put into words how much I like them, so I won't try...speechless

Elaina said...

These images are just fab. I don't know which one I like best.

Rhonda Miller said...

What great Valentine cards. I just love the matching box. TFS.

Katharina Frei said...

Fantastic as always Ila!! I could look at your colourations the whole day long.
Katharina xx

Anita C said...

Such a fantastic idea!! I love the images they are adorable. I have been racking my brain on what to do for a valentine card class, maybe a purse or card box should be one of the items. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Tracey said...

WOW! These are stunning :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh, these are sooooo cute! I love how the sentiment frames the image and you've coloured them beautifully!

CraftyGirl said...

AMAZING,and that elephant is so cute.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Love all the cards but the little dog is sooo cute

Donna said...

Oooooh! So darn cute! Beautiful, creative...absolutely love your cards and the card purse it just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love the choice of paper and the images are just too cute. Going to make some valentine very happy!

Lori G. in PA
lori.gliva@verizon.net

Kellie said...

Always love your amazing creations. Keep up the wonderful inspirations.

lynn said...

These cards are just gorgeous, you've done a great job of coloring too.

velta said...

Hi Ila ~ Gorgeous as always !!! The coloring is amazing and the images are to die for...So glad to see you back...I have been a little late on each post because of family illnesses etc...but hope to be back posting again soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful artwork!!!

Melissa M said...

Love the No Bones Doggie. Just too cute!!! And thanks for the link for the tut.

Julia said...

These are just too cute. I've got to get these stamps!

Lori said...

Bags are amazing. Thanks for the great ideas!

Christy Beans said...

Too sweet! I think those Doggie cards would make a great Valentine "paper bag" for treats (or else it's just that great brown craftpaper background). You have a really cute style!

Kim said...

Love the cards

Gramma said...

Amazing projects! You're coloring is spectacular!

Dee in N.H. said...

Those are soooo cute!!

Carol Dee said...

These are the greatest Valentines. Lucky someone who will recieve one of these!

Margaret said...

So adorable. I love your projects and glad to see the medium mix. I need to learn to do more of that.

Miss O said...

Fabulous Valentine cards I love the elephant and the dog and bone. These would make great cards for me to give to my class. Thank you for getting me in the mood for Valentine's.

maryf said...

Who wouldn't want to be your valentine after eceiving one of these cards??? Love the non-traditional colors you chose for the punched bands. So cute!

Pam In Colorado said...

WOW, this is gorgeous!! Thank You for sharing it!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous cards. Your colouring is magnificant!

mema said...

your cards are so cute..the purse is very nice touch.
Pam
aka mema

Lisa Summerhays said...

Wow Ila, I'm blown away! I've never been to your blog before but will totally be back (following :) ). Love your project and your coloring is fantastic!

Lisa Summerhays

Sue from Oregon said...

Outstanding cards Ila! I am ever so happy that you are posting again! Happy New Year girl!

MarikaGabez said...

Beautiful! I do not know which I prefer ..... elephant or a dog.

Greetings from Slovenia

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wow Ila, what a wonderful projects!
Super cute. The image are so sweet.
Hugs Jacqueline

beyond the invisible said...

wowwwww.... such gorgeous cards!!!! And also so many of them LOL. I really like the High Hopes images and the way you colored them.
hugs, jolanda

Jetty said...

Ooooo....... how sweet they are..... I wish I could make something that lovely..... TFS!

Monique said...

Wow, so gorgious Ila !!

Hugs Monique

Julye said...

What fab projects and such cute images too, more for the wish list, thanks for sharing.

dini said...

I've loved your work for a long time - these are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the hop!

Bev Karolak said...

Those images are so cute! Great cards! Thanks.
Flooded Queenslander, Australia

Glitter Girl said...

Such a sweet set. I love the colors and the puppies.

Barbara Moore said...

Cute, cute cards! Love the dog! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

These are Fantastic!

kaz said...

Wow love the Cards, colours are great.

mackbrad said...

OMG - these are soooo cute!!! I love the colors and how you colored the images!

Jerri said...

Your colors work so well together. I love these cards! Great job.

Maxine said...

I love what you did with the brown paper. I usually don't think I can have a background paper unless it is patterned paper, but you proved me wrong. I can make my own paper lol. Love your creations!

rhonda said...

beautiful project! very inspirational!

Courtnay's Creations said...

homemade valentines greetings and the purse so CUTE!

Jennifer Dove said...

Your color is impeccable and your cards are delicious!


Thanks...hopping on.....

lady-sonja said...

Amazing work! This is so cute!
Hugs, Sonja.

Ginger (Games) said...

love the cards, tfs!

Minnamanna said...

Gorgeous creations!
Really love them!

Debbi said...

Gorgeous cards, and I love the purse! Great images.
*smiles*
debbi

Shazza said...

WOW these are just gorgeous, so cute x

Darla said...

\love the no bones dog. Great cards.

SusuK said...

Hello!
My first blog hop, so I keep hopping!
Very lovely cards, especially the ones with the dog :0)

a.k.o said...

So many doggies to choose from-- I don't know which is my favorite. I like the gray one -- it's like my schnauzer, Greta! Great cards!!

Paula said...

Wow Ila, this is wonderful and beautiful colors.
greetings Paula.

dpkennedy said...

Oh my goodness Ila! These valentines are absolutely adorable! Especially the dog! Your coloring always amazes me, no matter how many times I see it! Gorgeous!

TN Granny said...

Love you purse holder and cards this is just adorable.
God Bless

for2nately said...

Love it, very creative! : )

Raewyn said...

your cards are all wonderful beautiful colouring

Ildiko said...

OMW they soooooooooooooooooooooo cute
hugs
Ildiko

Jnett's Place said...

Love the wonderful set of cards. The holder is great too.

Maggie Crawford said...

Yeah 100th Challenge!!

Stephenie said...

Fntastic cards and card holder too!

Gale Varland said...

Love both cards but that dog. Oh my gosh, he is soooo cute! Love the colors.

cards by cara said...

ooh la la!!

Melissa said...

adorable valentine's cards!! thanks for sharing!!

moralia said...

Gorgeous creations, Ila!!! Just popping by to say hi and hope all is well with you! :)

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Great cards, I'll be back to see what else you will create.

Shelly said...

Your Valentines are absolutely adorable! I love the images, paper, well everything! Your coloring is grand too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lacey Stephens said...

Ila, I am just screaming with joy that you were able to participate with this challenge!! It wouldn't have been the same without you. And I just LOVE all of the cards and projects you made for this...wow!! You are awesome!!
Big hugs!
~Lacey

Jan Garber said...

It just seems like animals make the absolute most adorable Valentine's cards! For young and old...they bring out the best in us! Love the sets! Great job coloring, too!

Ahuefa said...

great cards, they look so good!

Angela B. said...

First off your blog is so pleasing to the eyes...lol! Your cards are absolutely adorable! Blog hopping on for your 100th challenge!

Beth Norman said...

Hi Ila. I'm just catching up on my subscriptions. Your cards are adorable. I love them all. Isn't it nice to be ahead of the game?

tomsgal said...

Great idea for the card purse - not sure my boys will use it but my niece will!

Michelle said...

I can't believe all that you created --my gosh how did you find the time? It's all fabulous of course!! It has been so much fun celebrating with you --just like the old days :)

Julie said...

What a great set of cards!!

xx

Kylie C said...

LOVE IT!! You have put so much work into this, thanks for sharing xx

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

The coloring on your dogs are spectacular. I like the background on the dog cards too!

Cheryl said...

OMG these are GORGEOUS and your colouring SPECTACULAR!!! Love everything about them!! I hope 2011 brings you health and much happiness!!
Hugs xx

Jennifer Moore said...

Love the background you stamped for the dog cards.

Monique H said...

Such a beatiful set of Valentine cards ... love them!

Kel said...

What cute cards, and card purse too! Your animal choices fit all my kids -- the Elephant for my dd and the dogs for my 2 lil guys - wonderful work!!!

Juut said...

That doggie is so adorable! I love it.

Mary said...

What a gorgeous set!

Shelly said...

I love the card purse and cards. Your coloring is so beautiful. Both cards are terrific, but I especially like the dog one, because I'm a dog lover. :)

Stempelfan said...

Lovely sets you´ve done. The dog is so cute.
Congrats to the 100th Challenge.

Hugs from Germany
Sonja

Andi said...

I must have them. OMG! They are so adorable. Great talent.

CatWoman said...

Wonderful card set. Your colouring is fabulous too!

Deb said...

Both of your projects are amazing, you do beautiful work!

Deb H.

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Wow, your images are beautiful. I love your colouring. I like the red on the kraft paper. I will have to use that myself, it really pops. Thanks so much, Tanya R.

Brenda said...

As dog lover, the No bones cards
are the best

Heather said...

Hello Former Diva,

Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects. High Hopes animal images are so amazingly "adorable" and your projects certainly "show them off". Well done !

osirisandloki said...

i just love your work! thank you for sharing with all of us!!

Brook said...

Totally adorable! Love the card purse and your cards are wonderful. Love the dog!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh! Adorable!!!

tineke said...

OOHHHH wow Ila the are so lovely, what an beatifull cards you made.
Hugs Tineke xx

Tina said...

Ila, my friend. I am so ashamed it has been so long, Your work is as fabulous as always. It is so good to see buddy...Give him a big kiss for me, Thank you so much for posting my candy, I'll be in touch this week. Can you believe, nearly a year of being really well, and this week i have the lurgy..yuck yuck.. at least i can laugh about it... lol...Not feeling as bad the the weekend, so it is not lasting long...yipee..It is so good to be back in touch my friend. Love and Hugs Tina and the boys...xxxx

Janie Printz said...

I LOVE these little Elelphant & Doggie cards ... So adorable & your coloring of them is amazing. I use Copics also but have never tried the h2O's or the OMS ... Don't even know what they are but whatever it is it sure works great for you ... Wonderful look ,,,
Hugs, Janie