Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas kitty

I have to admit that I'm one of those people who listens to Christmas music in the summer and makes Christmas cards all year round. So it definitely isn't surprising that today's card is ... Christmas!
The image I've used is a freebie offered in Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine. This magazine usually contains a double spread of digi images that you can photocopy or scan and then use at will. I just couldn't resist this cat - his expression is just priceless!

As usual, I used Copic markers to colour the image and Basic Grey papers. But I also used the Copics to colour all of the embellishments - the taupe rik-rak was actually an ugly shade of red so I turned it over and coloured it to match the kitty;  the gold ribbon started out white; and the pearls were off-white. I am a major advocate of Copic markers because of their versatility and usefulness (no, I don't work for Copic but if they want to send me any free markers ... LOL).

Anyway, have a wonderful first day of 2011! Here's wishing everyone a creative year full of fun!

Challenges:
Fab 'n Funky - quick & easy Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - get embellishing
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes Christmas
CES Challenges - anything goes
Sketch & Stash - choose a sketch from the year

44 comments:

  1. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Happy New Year!

    It's a pleasure to have found you and your blog over at Feline Playful! I'm now happy to be a new follower!!

    Have a very crafty and creative 2001!!

    Lis

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  3. Great card! I love the Kitty!!

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  4. OMGoodness! This is simply adorable. LOVE that little image and your card is fabulous.
    Lynn

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  5. What a delightful image. And well colored. Great job. C2

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  6. Great cards! I want that image, it's too adorable. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Found you on Karen's blog post "Give a comment, Get a comment". So I'm making my rounds. I hope you'll come visit me too Happy New year!!

    Hugs - Jen

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  7. Hello I just found you through Feline.. cute cat card!

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  8. Nice whimsical card! I am doing the Feline Play blog hop. Happy New Year!

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  9. Just love this cat card. My sister is a cat lover! I stopped by from Feline Playful and an now a follower. Happy New Year.

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hey there Shelley! I am so happy I joined the Feline comment swap because you have some sweet cards! This cat card is adorable and thanks for sharing where I can find it for free! I am signing on as a follower! :-) Amy

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  11. I really like the kitty on this card. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Shelly, you are so clever. I am amazed at all that you altered in order to make your card just perfect! Thanks for sharing your techniques. I am now a follower through Feline Playful. Happy New Year.

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  13. cute kitty card. Reminds me of my fat cat.
    I found your blog on feline playful.

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  14. Ironic that your card is of a playful feline, and I found your fun blog thru Feline Playful!!
    Happy 2011 from your new follower,
    Farrah

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  15. Cute card with the kitty cat! I stopped by from Feline Playful and an now a follower. Happy New Year.

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  16. Hi Shelley,
    Love your card, I'm a huge fan of copics myself :)
    I intend to make christmass cards all year too 'cause you can never have too many, can you?
    Love
    Margo

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  17. Hi Shelly....what a cute card....I'm a Feline buddy too....love your work....became a follower!
    xxx Margreet

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  18. fabulous card and i love your image...so sweet:)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

    sue
    xx

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  19. Love that fun image, great card :o)
    Came for a visit from Feline Playful, have a great day!
    Jenni x

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  20. I love this image and card! So cute!! I came from Feline and am now following!

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  21. Great card, love that kitty image, might have to pop to the shop and see if they have any mags left.lol.
    Hugs

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  22. Cute cat card!! Love the image! I've followed you from Feline Playful.

    Kendra

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  23. I am a day late - sorry didn't realize the Feline Playful fun started right on New Year's Day. But joining in the commenting and following today- great blog!

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  24. Godt nytår, det er da ikke en kedelig blog,
    klem fra mig

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  25. Hi,
    Just popped over from feline playful,Sorry I'm a day late love your blog and your card is wonderful,such a fun image and love how you have changed your embellies...
    Mandy x

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  26. Oh Goodness!! That image is So cute and the card is perfect! Popped by from Feline Playful! (A Little late, sorry!) :)

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  27. Arrived here late via Feline Playful, am a new follower. Love the background paper.

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  28. Love your blog. Found it on Feline Playful.I am now a follower. Hug Anita

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  29. Looks like my persian cat 'Wrapper' has been doing some moonlighting. Lol

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  30. such adorable card!! this image is so cute!! made me smile!! hihi
    I`m now your follower and have found your throught Feline Playful!
    xxx
    Vivi

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  31. Just popped over from Feline Playful.
    Your card actually made me laugh out loud!
    It is hysterical. And you certainly did it justice.

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  32. Fabby card, love that image, thank you for sharing with us at Sketch and Stash this time. x

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  33. Fun card Shelley and all your other cards are also cute... I found your blog on Feline Playful and now becoming your follower. Happy New Year to you :)
    Hugs, Neeti

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  34. Love it! Looks like something my girls would do to our kitty!

    Darlene

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  35. Wow! What great designs you have here! I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )
    Please would you take some time to see me :-)
    Happy crafting in 2011!
    Hugs~
    Claudia

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  36. Found your blog through Feline Playful and have become a follower. Your work is gorgeous!! Hugs, Stephanie

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  37. Hi Shelley, your cat is hilarious! I really enjoyed looking at your "Time Out" cards. They are fantastic. I came over from Feline Playful. Hugs, dj

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  38. Your super image made me smile! x

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  39. Arrived here from feline playful...I love your card, I'm a huge feline fan and that cat is just so cute. great job.

    Happy Crafting,
    Shirley g

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  40. Hi, I found you through the Feline Playful give a comment and receive a comment, and I am now a follower, see you again soon!

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  41. What a gorgeous image - we all love kitties don't we! Which issue of the magazine is it in??? I have a feeling I missed it :-( Just popped over from FP - we're all having fun with this aren't we!

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  42. The image came from issue #77 of Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine.

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  43. Fabulous....I just love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Emma x

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