Monday, September 26, 2011

Deck The Halls...

Hello to all my cyber friends!   It's Monday and I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I worked a lot of extra 12 hour shifts in the Emergency Department last week and had a good sleep and I am ready to hit my craft room....   That's how I roll! LOL

Copic Creations has a fun challenge going on right now.  Challenge #58 is an opportunity to have fun with those Copic markers!  The challenge is:  FUR WITH A TWIST!.  See what you can come up with...  I had a lot of fun creating  this card for the challenge.

Click to picture to enlarge image. 

  • Copic alcohol markers
  • Tip to Tip Inking
  • Direct to paper inking
  • Sponging
  • Paper Quilling (Roses)

Finished Card Size: 5.5” X 4.25”


Fluffles the Cat (Stupendous)

Pure Luxury White Cardstock (GKD)
Pure Luxury Lipstick Red Cardstock (GKD)
(Focal Image) Cryogen (Curious Metallic)
Violet lightweight cardstock (From my stash)
Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus Cardstock (GKD)

Copic Alcohol Ink (Too, Inc.)
Memento  Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Memento  Summer Sky (Tsukineko)
Memento  Angel Pink (Tsukineko)
Memento  Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)

Paper trimmer (Fiskus)
Scor-Buddy (Scor-Pal)
ATG Adhesive (Scotch)
Jumbo Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko)
Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors 
Clear adhesive dots (Zots)
Opaque white pen (Inkssentials)

Metallic Ribbon (From my stash)
Diamond Stickles (Ranger Inc.)
 Slotted Quilling Tool to make Roses/leaves from regular card stock

Cut  a 8.5  x 11 in.  cardstock in landscape position.   This will produce one 4.25 x 5.5 in. pieces.  You will only use one piece of cardstock.
Base Layer: 4 x 5.25 in.
Focal layer: 3.5 in. x 2.25 in. 
Violet focal base: 4in x 2.75 in. 
Red focal vase 3.75 in x 2.5 in.

Copic Markers
Cat with a "TWIST" : BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV04 and R20 to nose.
Garland: G12,YG63, G28, (Highlighted with Opaque White Pen)
Ornaments:  R0000, R20, R22, R24 and B0000, B00, B02, B04

In this card, I used reglualr cardstock for the roses and Leaves.  I created them with scissors and scissors.  I will save that tutorial for another day! LOL!

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed creating it for this fun challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!



  1. Your card is so cute, and the roses are beautiful.

  2. LOL! I LOVE THIS! I'll take 50 of them. :D Scissors with scissors? I'm intrigued. Can't wait for that tutorial.
    So happy you get to be in the crafting room've obviously earned a nice break.
    Love the card Marie and as always, you copic master skills shine!
    Lisa xx

  3. So cute and joyful card marie.
    Love the background.

  4. Love the vibrancy of this card, Marie

  5. I wonder how many cat owners have found their pets in such unlikely places as part of their holiday decor?!?!? Your little guy looks wonderful on this fabulous card. Ooo, and your handmade roses are absolutely stunning!!! So glad to see your entry at the Copic Creation's Fur challenge. ~ Rose

  6. I'm going to try this again. This is my third time trying to leave you a comment but I was on my laptop before so now I'm on my main computer. You have done a lovely card. Your colors are stunning they draw your eye right into the theme of your card. You did a wonderful job. Hugz

  7. Marie, your coloring is just amazing - I just love how soft you make it look. I'm thrilled to be working with you at CMC classroom and I'm looking forward to learning your special coloring magic!

  8. OMG I love the card the cat is so funny :)

  9. Oh, Marie, this is just awesome!! What a darling image, and I just love your shading!! I've always loved blue on Christmas Cards!

  10. I miss you...where are you? I hope you are doing well. Just had to drop in and see this gorgeous card again. :D
    Lisa xx

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