Tuesday, October 28, 2008

High Hopes challenge #5

Ugh!! I hate being late!! I should have put that in my "things I don't love" list a few posts back. Well, I AM late with this challenge card, but at least I got it done!! This is for the High Hopes challenge from this past Sunday. It's a sketch challenge created by Katharina.



Ok, I'm not very good at tall cards. In fact, this probably should have been a bit shorter & a bit wider, but I wanted it to fit into a business size envelope, so it's 4" x 9". I used another of High Hopes new releases, Callie Christmas Kitty. Isn't she adorable?? We have 2 cats, & luckily I've never found them in this situation, not even as kittens. She's colored with my good ole trusty Prismas & gamsol, with a wee bit of Stickles on the ornaments, & clear glaze on the candy canes. The ovals were cut with my Nesties. All the paper is Basic Grey Blitzen, a fun Xmas collection from a few years ago. The ribbon was from my stash, & the Dew Drops down the side are actually the fake ones from Michael's. I know I've mentioned it before, but when I want some accents to perfectly match my card, I use these clear accents found in the floral department of M's. I use my 1/4" hole punch & punch some cardstock ( in this case, Real Red) then attach the punched pieces to the bottom with Crystal Effects. Glue them on & VOILA ~~~ matching Dew Drops :)


I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday. It's still FREEZING here but a reprieve is in our future ~~ Thursday is supposed to be 60 degrees!! So those of us who have procrastinated & haven't gotten all of their outside work done, it's Thursday or never!!! Have a great day!!

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love that adorable kitten, and that BG paper is great. Very eye catching card!

...and I'm adding you to my Google Reader. Your stuff ROCKS! :)

Joy said...

Michelle, this is tooooo cute!!!! :)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is beautiful Michelle, I LOVE every little detail. Hugs, Nikki x

Eija said...

So sweet! The way you use colors is fabulous.

Jackie said...

This kitten looks too cute. Your card is wonderful!

Tori Wild said...

SO cute and I like how tall it is... I think it "works"! :) And yes, the mohawk is Kaiden's "Thing"-- he insists we do it all the time! And yes, Gabby has caused any and all "extra" money to go right out of the door! :) Girls are expensive and oh so much fun!!

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute!! I love that stamp!! I am just putting the finishing touches on my card!! Love these new HH stamps!! Hugs, Kelly

Ila said...

I love your tall card Michelle!! the kitty is just the cutest and the coloring and sparkle Fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

This is terrific Michelle. I am so glad to learn about that little tip about the custom dew drops. Great card. A different type of size for you but oh so great. TFS
Dawn

Jovita said...

Ah the kitty is so adorable, wonderful card.

Tania said...

This might have been late, but it was so worth the wait. Its beautiful not to tall at all. I love it!

Niki Estes said...

This is so cute, Michelle! I love your coloring and the great patterned paper! I'm going to have to get a lesson on coloring with prismacolor pencils.

Chrissy D said...

Hi Michelle! These are gorgeous! I am from Racine, WI - just found your blog and I am adding it to my favorites! Thanks for sharing your fabulous work!

Valerie said...

HOW cute is this card and that kitten image!!!

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