Sunday, January 3, 2010


Happy Sunday everyone

We had a nice little holiday and now it's time to get back into our routine with our High Hopes Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to us by the lovely Nikki and as she does so brilliantly, has created a wonderful sketch for us to follow. Don't you love it when half the work is done for us...Thanks Nikki!!

The adorable image I have used on my card is "Father Time and Baby New Year".

I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used Gelly Roll silver metallic on the clock and scythe. I added flocking to his beard and hair. I cut the circles with my nesties and embossed them with a CB folder. The flower was punched with my EK Success Retro Flower punches. The burgandy paper is from Core'dinations and I used my sanding block to give it the distressed look. The DP is a 2 sided paper by Magenta Style.

I hope you will have time to play along with us this week and be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog to see all the fabulous cards the Diva's have created to inspire you.

Have a wonderful day and Thanks so much for stopping by..

Karen x

*all High Hopes Stamps are available
at The Rubber Room and online store.


Patti Jo said...

Such a cute image and you've put it to good use! Terrific job on your sketch and great color choices!!! Well done as always Karen!!!

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Beautiful! So cute and wonderful. The image is super!
A happy new year to you and your family!
Hugs Jacqueline

Jeanette said...

Oh my gosh Karen! I love your card and the distressing looks amazing! BeautHugs Jeanette :)iful!

dpkennedy said...

I just love this Father Time image! Your colors are gorgeous and the distressing is great!

Melanie said...

Hi Karen! This card is lovely! What a great combination of papers, and your colouring is so pretty!


Nikki Fairbairn said...

Your card is gorgeous Karen, fabulous colouring as always and the colours sure are yummy! Love your polka dot flower, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh I love this, such pretty colors.

Alex. said...

Hi Karen!
Your card is beautiful!! I love all of the card!

Kelly Schelske said...

Lovely Karen! Great texture!

Hugs, Kelly

The Rubber Maid said...

So cute! Happy New Year and may it be a healthy and happy one. Pat

cats whiskers said...

This is just the perfect New Years card I love the colours you have used and that great HH image.
Hugs Jacqui x

Marcea said...

absolutely gorgeous hun, I havent seen this image in ages - so perfect!!!! Happy New Year to you too - hope it brings all you wish for

Niki Estes said...

So cute, Karen! I love the colors and distressing!

Sirpaliina said...

Beautiful card as always, i love the colours. Happy new year.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet!! I just love your color choice and the use of the sketch!! The distressing and details adds so much. Cute, Cute!

Happy 2010!


Carole said...

Happy New Year!
What a fabulous new year card.
Carole x