Saturday, July 27, 2013

Owls about this.

I have finally gotten round to using one of the House of Zandra stamps that I bought at the beginning of the month at the Newbury show. This one is called Barny and whilst not especially a Christmas stamp I thought with the hat and scarf, using the right colours  and a little decoupage I could turn him into one.

 The blue night sky design paper is part of a 12"x12" that I had sent to me by a kind blogging friend in America. It actually has a Christmas snow scene along the bottom which I have cut and saved for another day (Already used some of it on previous card). I found colouring him in using Promarkers was quite hard for some reason even though I had used the correct paper and Memento ink pad.
It didn't help that having already decided to decoupage I needed to colour in 4 identical owls to get enough for the layering effect. (Never make life simple when complicated will do!)

 I created the sentiment using Britannia word and alphabet dies. The lower case set is quite small to use and you do  need to work out which letters are which from a process of elimination but I like working with them and they are surprisingly easy to glue and stick to the card. A side view of card below showing the layering which I used 2mm foam pads for.
Entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra #7:. Anything thing goes Christmas cards
Me and Mine #8: Beat the Christmas Rush.
Stamping for Pleasure: Rudolph day 25th Monthly.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #82: Use your snippets (blue sheet had already been cut into)
I love Promarkers #178: Christmas in July and must use Markers pens.
Ruby's Rainbow #59: Layer it up.


  1. The 3 D decoupage has really brought the xmas owl to life.Awesome!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  2. Such a cute little owl Mrs A. I love your design :) Cathy x

  3. Well, I am glad you persevered as this is one cute card! That little owl is such a cutie pie!

    The dark blue lightly dotted paper is perfect for the background of your aperture...looks like the night sky!

  4. a fantastic card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Hi Mrs A . . . this card is a HOOT! I like the way you made the owl festive.

    Thanks for joining in.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Darn it. Sandra pinched my line!
    This is a gorgeous card. You have so much patience with decoopage (as someone famous says it!). I would have filed it by now!
    Hugs and owl be seeing you.

  7. What a wonderful cute owl. Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. (I deleted your wrong link) x

  8. Brilliant work Mrs A - the owl is absolutely perfick for Christmas and the night sky is amazing. Wow, you do tackle layers when decoupaging don't you?! Just beautifully made.

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. This is so sweet Mrs A ! Love the little owl... Hugs, blessing and love from Catherine

  10. Beautiful,love the design and fab

  11. Brilliant card, super cool image and love the de-coup and a great sentiment.

    Kath x

  12. Very very cute! Love the owl stamp and how you've decoupaged him! Karen x

  13. Wonderful decoupage. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  14. Your owl is adorable - great job done turning him into a festive owl too.

  15. Mrs A your card and 3d decoupage is brilliant x

  16. Owl'l be darned! Look at how adorable that hooter is dressed up for Christmas! Love it, Mrs. A!!

  17. "Owl" say this is very cute to dress him with a winter scarf and hat. Clever and Creative...

  18. You did indeed make your little owl look very Christmas. This is a lovely card, and I'm in love with those Britannia dies! As I'm reading through the 'hows', this was a lotta work, and very complex with the little pieces on his clothing especially. Thought your inky coloring just perfect. TFS & I'll sign the petition.

  19. Great card, love the 3D owl,thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
    Ruth x

  20. What a super card - love the owl.

    Toni xx


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