Wednesday, December 9, 2009

That Darn Christmas Cat!

As promised... today is Christmas Fluffles Day! This kitty is so much like our Napo (short for Napolean.) Always getting into mischieve.... and as a reward this Christmas, Santa has left him nothing but coal in his stocking!

The background paper on this card is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses pad, and the leaves are punched from SU Garden Green using a Martha Stewart punch. The coloring is with copics, and the ribbon is retired SU Riding Hood Red satin ribbon. I am going to be so sad when I run out of Riding Hood Red ribbon and paper - it is my favorite red!

The next card has fluffles consoling himself after receiving his coal by eating everything in site (which I would never do of course;))

This background paper is from the DCWV Christmas Stack, and it is paired with SU Green Galore. The cute polka dot ribbon is from Amuse.
After gorging himself, it is time for a little exercise for Fluffles!

So here he is dashing through the snow! I used nesties to cut both the circle and scallop mat (pettite scallop cirle.) You can't really see the shimmer on the backgound in this picture, but after embossing SU Ballet Blue, the cardstock is spritzed with a mixture of SU Shimmer paint and alcohol. It really gives it a subtle shimmer that I love! Just put a small amount of shimmer paint (about 1/2 tsp) in a spray bottle, then add rubbing alcohol (about 1/4 of a spray bottle), shake and spray. It dries really fast due to the alcohol, so you can make your card right away.
The sentiment on this card is from Amuse, and i punched out using the SU modern label punch. I had to add a bit of extra sparkle with the snowflakes of course!
And for the last Fluffles card, it's time to do a bit of baking:

Back to the Riding Hood Red cardstock and ribbon for this card, and the background is from Debbie Mumm. I cut the mats from SU Old Olive and Riding Hood red using the nesties Labels. Maybe if Fluffles gives some of his baking as gifts instead of eating it all he'll get something other than coal in his stocking next year!

Hope you've enjoyed our Fluffles journey today!


~Michelle~ said...

what a fun batch of cards....layout, coloring, images...and story! :)

Carrie said...

all of these are great! I especially like fluffles and the stocking. wonderfully done

Alexis Smith said...

So CUTE!! I love fluffies, and you did an awesome job on these cards!!

Vicki said...

Oh Joan, these Fluffies are great! Such wonderful images and papers! Great job! Blessings to you!

Cammy said...

These are so cute & fun! The image of Fluffles skiing is just too cute! Great collection of cards!

Sew-Ink said...

All your Fluffles cards are fabulous, I really like the first card! Great job!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous cards, I just love Fluffles!!

Paige said...

Such fun holiday cards!

Martha said...

alll so cute, great job!

Kim Marie said...

Hi Joan! Love your fluffies :)Esp. the one with the coal. My sister Kelly told me she found me just the right size coal this year! :o

Would you mind emailing me so I can get your email for our blogging sisters group!? Thanks!
Kim Marie

Michelle VP said...

What a cute set of cards! I just love that fluffles cat. :)