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07 January 2012

Copicendium Volume 2

Good morning!  It's a somewhat chilly Saturday morning here in Athens.  At least it's not as windy as it was yesterday... we recorded a whopping 58knots on the boat in the marina just after midday!  I tell you, all that movement was making me a bit sea sick!

I was planning on taking the day off work yesterday and spending a lovely day crafting all by myself in my craft room since I had some time owing, but unfortunately fate and my boss stepped in and asked me to cater for a dinner party for them last night, so my crafty hopes were dashed!

Ah well, maybe I will take Monday off instead!  I really need to catch up and get ahead with all my crafty commitments as we are planning on taking a month's holiday in February!

I have a quick card to share today that I made months ago and kind of forgot about as I submitted it to the Mad for Markers Copicendium mini magazine... which just came out recently.  You can get yours here.  My husband flicked through the mag when it arrived and spotted my card instantly... he says I have my own distinctive style... I'm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but it's lovely that he pays attention!
















































These images are both from Pollycraft... the penguin is Dexter the penguin - gifts and the tree is Decorated Christmas tree.  Both are coloured with copics (see details below).  The papers are from Crate Paper and October Afternoon (I wish I could buy shares in these companies!).  The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.  I did follow a sketch, but I can't remember whose now.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Jingle Belles Rock: No Time Like the Present(s)

Here are the copics I used:


















































Have a lovely weekend!

Arabella Chickie

12 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Arabella ♥

CraftyC said...

I love your card Arabella, its so cute and colourful!
Clairexx

Frea said...

HI Arabella, love your card, that is either a very late or a very early Chirstmas card, depending on how you look at it LOL!! Love the penguin, cute little fellow! Have a great weekend and thanks for all the info, hugs Frea

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥! what a gorgeous holiday card and an absolutely OLYMPIC LEVEL of coloring on those images! no wonder your card was chosen for the copics magazine--it's spectacular!!!

SmilynStef said...

That little penguin in his holiday hat makes me smile ... so glad you're joining us at jingle belles in 2012.

Anita said...

Your card is so adorable Arabella and beautiful coloring too. I can often spot your cards because your hubby is right - you do have your own distinctive style. And yes, that's a very good thing :)

Céline said...

So beautifull card Arabella! your christmas tree looks so real amazing colouring! love the card and the pearls here and there!
hugs
céline

Danni said...

So cute! Very sweet and so fun with the bright, happy colors!

Joey said...

Arabella this is too cute!!! beautiful colour choice. Joey x

Anonymous said...

wonderful, wonderful work... as usual :) - you do have a VERY distinctive style, and I love it.

AB

Barbara said...

Oh, what a cute little dude! Love it - no matter whether you have your own distinctive style or not :-)

RiNNE said...

Sooo cute! I think your having a distinctive style is very cute!!! :). Congrats on the publication! Well deserved!!