Sunday, November 22, 2009


Good morning
I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. We are still having wonderful weather here, I'm enjoying every minute of it!!

Well it's time for the High Hopes Challenge and this weeks challenge is brought to us by our talented Guest Diva
Michelle N and she has chosen "Santas".

The adorable Santa I have chosen is "Woodland Santa" and the "Forest Background. I have been waiting for the perfect time to ink these images up...and here it is, Thanks Michelle....great challenge!!

I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I cut out Santa and used foam tape to layer him. I ran both images through my Spellbinder with the swiss dot CB folder to make the snow. I used my new Uni-ball pigment ink pen to add the snow on the dots and the doodles around the frame. (I just love this runs so smooth and adds the perfect amount of ink.) The fur on Santa's hat was done with liquid applique and heat set. The sentiment was stamped onto shrink film, cut and heated to shrink. The circle frame for the sentiment was made with my MM's tag maker. I added a piece of jute for the bow and Polar White flower soft for the snow on the background. This was a really fun card to make, I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog, the Diva's have some fabulous creations to inspire you.

I hope you will have time to play along
with us this week as one random player
will win this adorable "Snowlady Suprise" stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous day....


*all High Hopes Stamps are
available at The Rubber Room
and on-line store.


Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your card is wonderful Karen. Great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

Cindy Haffner said...

Santa looks so handsome, wonderful job.

Michelle said...

This is so festive, Karen, I just love all the snow!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Karen,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Karen! Love the snow!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Totally awesome Karen! You did an amazing job with this scene, You rock! Hugs, Nikki x

Michelle said...

Another fabulous card Karen. You really do gorgeous stuff.
Hugs Michelle N

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Wowie Karen--fantastic card--I love that CB tip for the snow--very cool! And yes, I too love my new white uniball pen (some pushy saleslady said I should buy it :) LOL)!! Your card is gorgeous--very cool background!! I will try to play along this week!

Di said...

WOW this is just fabulous, its soooo clever!!
Hugs Di xxx

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! So much detail. This is stunning, Karen!

Ila said...

Wow!!..this is just So Fabulous and Gorgeous!!..Hugs, Ila

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Amazing card Karen! What a wonderful little scene you've created here! :D