Sunday, June 28, 2009


Good morning everyone;
Hope you are all having a great weekend. The weather here has been wonderful, the sun is shining, flowers are in full bloom, who could ask for more!!

Well it's time again for the High Hopes Challenge. The challenge this week is brought to you by the lovely Lacey and she has chosen "Stars or Stripes".
I went a little out of the box with my card, as I decided I would use some tiger stripes. A stripe is a stripe...right!! These adorable images are "Timothy Tiger" and "Palm Tree".

I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. The white highlights have been done with my Inkssentials pen. I used some white flocking on his toes, chest and chin. I used glossy accents on his nose. The black oval was done with a cuttlebug folder. I wrapped and curled some black wire around the bow knot and added a couple of stars. The designer paper is from Darcie's. I also added some Stickles.

I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the other Diva's blogs and have a gander at their amazing creations. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week, there are some fab High Hopes stamps up for grabs.

This is my last week as Guest Design Diva for High Hopes. What an amazing experience it has been for me, to hang out with the Divine High Hopes Diva's and design with HH's awesome stamps..."Wow"...let me tell was sooo much fun!! I had a blast...Thanks ladies!!

Have a great Sunday,
Thanks so much for stopping by...


*all products used in my cards were purchased from The Rubber Room and on-line store.


Cindy Haffner said...


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Karen.

Hugs Riet.x

Michelle said...

This is adorable Karen...great idea for the stripes!! I'll miss you so was fun getting to know you!!

LORi said...

How FUN!! Love your creativity!! Wonderful card!! TFS with TPE!!

Paula said...

This card is beautiful Karen.
Greetings Paula.

Anonymous said...

Yep...a stripe is a stripe and a star is a star. This card is beautiful and YOU are the star.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Thank you Karen for your kind welcomming you have left for me on the motivet blog
you are so sweet

ohh.. your card is stunning.. what an amazing the style of this card as well. fabulous inspiration.

Crissy Armstrong said...

I had contemplated using the tiger too, so you are right on target with those stripes!! I love this Karen, and gosh, I will miss you! I hope to see you in blogland still. And keep those creations coming, they inspire and awe us all!

Tab said...

Ooooh what a divine card, just love the image and your interpretation of the challenge, truly fab!

Been great Guest Designing with you sweetie, couldn't have picked anyone better, your work is truly gorge! At least we still have Motivet that we can now share together LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Wow, your card is awesome Karen, I love your Timothy Tiger, fabulous colouring and love the flock effect, I'll miss you on the forum but you know I will always be visiting you as I adore your work, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Theresa Momber said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I always love looking at your cards. They are so beautifully detailed and your coloring always knocks my socks off.

Shirley said...

How darn cute! I really love the whole card and your detail is just wonderful too!

Curt in Indy said...

You did them proud my friend. This has to be one of my favs of your cards. I love how you "went out of the box" because you knocked it out of the park with this one! Great stuff! Best, Curt

Tasha said...

Oh Karen this card is AWESOME!i love your take on the stars or stripes theme. The tiger is so awesome i love him and the paper is fab. WOnderful layout again my friend
love tasha xx