Friday, 1 January 2016

Cute Christmas Owls...

Hello everyone!! :) And A Happy New Year to you all!! :) I'm popping in today after yet another long and unintended break- when will this 'Real Life' thing stop getting in the way of my blogging schedule?!?!! ;D - to share some of the few Christmas cards I actually managed to make this year... hopefully while the challenge that helped inspire them is still open!! ;)

I borrowed this gorgeous Lawn Fawn Winter Owl Stamp Set and Die from Jen after she made a few adorable cards with it last Christmas... and it took me 'til the week before the big event this year to do anything with them... but I loooove them now I have... so much I may need my own!! ;)

I kept it nice and simple as I needed to make several along the same lines, and enlisted some help (thanks, Mum!) in putting my SSS Stitched Shapes dies to good use for a simple frame, with some of my favourite Christmas/Winter paper pack, Winter Wishes from Echo Park :) A spot of CBS magic for the sentiment and banner die, a generous coating of Wink of Stella (of course!) on their scarves and the edges of the layers... and I had four *very* cute little 4" cards to add to my meagre stash :) Here they all are:

{The List}

Cardstock - Papermill Direct - White Smooth
Stamps - Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl; CBS - Many Mini Messages
Dies - Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl , SSS - Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles, Stitched Flakes; CBS - Keep in Touch Die Collection (banner)
Colouring Medium - ProMarkers
Inks - Memento - Espresso Truffle
Papers - Echo Park - Winter Wishes
Tools - Cuttlebug (plus one pair of stronger arms than mine!), Heat Gun
Embellishments - 3mm Gems
Finishing Touches - Clear Wink of Stella

I'd like to enter these in: Freshly Made Sketches #217:

Thank you for reading this (anybody who is still out there and following my little blog after all these interruptions, anyway!)... I always say it but it's always true... I hope I'll be back again before *too* long as I do so miss blogland and all you lovely folk when life gets in the way!! In the meantime, I hope you all had a good Christmastime and that 2016 brings you lots of precious moments!! :)


Amy O said...

This owl is adorable! I love the papers you've paired it with too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

coops said...

absolutely stunning rachel.really love your owls and your designs and colouring are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Linda Callahan said...

Adorable owl and I love the collection of cards you made with him! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Jen Timko said...

The set is simply fabulous!! Love that little owl and your coloring! So glad to see you at FMS and Happy New Year!


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