23 January 2012

Pollycraft Monday - Warm it up!

Good morning!  Is anyone else feeling a bit of a chill in the air lately?  We definitely are here in Greece, but I can't complain... it really has been quite a mild winter so far.   Anyway, right about now I'm at the airport about to check in for my flight to Auckland where it will hopefully be warm and sunny!  (it had better be because I tried to pack light and only summer clothes made it into my bag!... ah well, I suppose I could force myself to look around the shops : ) )

So, today we have a new challenge at Pollycraft set by the lovely Mary J and it is

 'Warm it Up'

We would like to see warm colours, or warm feelings or anything that makes you feel warm on your creations.  Our sponsor this week is The Crimson Cloud who are are offering three packets of die cuts to the winner. Woohoo!  
Head on over the the Pollycraft Monday challenge blog to check out my teamies fabulous creations!

For my card today, I decided to use the ever so cute Swings and Slides Lil Kitty:

I tried to use just warm colours, but I see a little bit of blue/green just snuck in there!  Lil Kitty is coloured with copics (see details below).  The papers are from Simple Stories and Crate Paper and the felt rose is from Sew Sweet.  The birdcage charm is from Da Wanda.  The tag is from Maya Rd.  The card is quite small (11cm x 11cm) so I had to keep it fairly simple.

Here's a close-up of Lil Kitty:

And here are the copics I used:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges #24: Animals (there is a bird on my card as well as the Lil Kitty hat)
Crafty Purple Frog: Anything Goes

That's it from me for now.  If you have wondered why I have been pretty quiet lately it's because I won't be taking any crafting gear with me on holiday, so I have been very busy trying to make all my DT cards for February before we leave...  Busy busy!

We hope you can join us for the challenge!


Arabella Chickie in transit (Athens to Auckland via Istanbul and Singapore)


Joey said...

Gorgeous card Arabella, love the little diecut birdcage. Joey x

Mary J said...

So beautifully coloured Arabella, totally love this!

Unknown said...

Hi Arabella, gorgeous card - as always. Such bright, happy colours.

Hope you have a brilliant holiday.


Anonymous said...

She's ever so gorgeous.

Have you been asked to give some thought to creating a few hot air balloons for a certain little someone's birthday cake?

We've pretty much decided they need to be made out of card/paper... ask your 'other sister' when next you communicate.

We're all looking so forward to having you here :)

Travel safe.



CraftyC said...

Hi Arabella, I love your card, everything is just gorgeous. Enjoy your holiday, it all sounds wonderful and I'm so jealous lol

Milliesmarvels said...

This is adorable Arabella! I love how you have coloured her in.


Lynsey said...

Hi Arabella, gorgeous card! Hope you have a fab trip!
Hugs Lynsey x

Céline said...

Hi Araballa,
another fab card, love this cutie kitty! amazing coloring

Faye said...

A chill in the air! In Greece? Are you 'avin' a larrrrrrffff?! Have you been to The U recently? Pah! Anyhoo. moving on, loving the card. The warm colours are fab. I know that's the point, but you've rocked 'em. xxx

Theresa said...

Totally adorable. Fabulous coloring. Great layout and DPs.

Janette said...

Oh this is gorgeously cute, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Leah's crafts said...

Great card Love that image x Thank you for joining us at Atcs and cards with attitude

Joanne said...

So many things to say here, fab card, fab colouring, so many Copics - which I love - and please can I come to NZ with you?? Thanks for joining us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.
Hugs Joanne xx

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card.Good luck in the challenge at ATCs with Attitude.

Sheena said...

Fab colours! Sheena xx

tiggertastic said...

my goodness your colouring is amazing

thank you so much for playing along at CPF, i hope you will join in with our new challenge which is up and running now.

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Beverly G said...

Love the colors, the little girl is very cute, Thanks for entering this fortnight at ATCs & Cards With Attitude.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and image, thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude this fortnight, hope to see you again xx