Friday, December 09, 2011

Things With Wings

Things With Wings is the name of the game over at Sweet Stampin' this week... or at least the name of the challenge!  I wouldn't call my lovely little owl a "thing" but he does have wings so technically he is a thing with wings.  Why don't you pop over to the blog and see what other "things" my teamies have come up with?
The image is Christmas Owl from The Paper Shelter, my Aunty LOVES all things owl so when I saw it I knew what card I was doing for her for Christmas!  The Paper Shelter Challenge is "Celebrate", I'm hoping that celebrating Christmas counts!  Monsieur Owl is coloured with Copics with added Stickles to his fur trim and gloss to the berries and candy cane (just thought I'd point that out, as you sure as eggs can't see it! lol)
The Secret Crafter has All Creatures Great and Small as their challenge so I'm entering there.
The papers are from Basic Grey's Jovial collection; I love these lush papers! The red cardstock is textured and the green is from American Crafts.
I embossed the image panel with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder, cut it with Standard Circles Nestabilities then cut the green mat with Scalloped Circles.  The image is cut out and popped up on foam dots.  The strip down the side is from corrugated white pearl board punched with Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.  The Crafty Pad challenge is to use 3+ punches - no challenge at all really, so easy to use three punches, lol.

The sentiment is computer generated, it reads: "Merry Christmas to You-Whoo.....From Owl of Us" There's a copy on my freebies page if you want it, don't forget how easy they are to crop and format using Word!  Crafty Creations challenge is to make a card with a Sentiment on it: here's a sentiment, I'm in!
used this sketch from Sketch Saturday, it's another goodie! and as usual I missed the deadline (that's what I get trying to post on the run using mobile broadband!) took forevvvvver...too late!! 
Cupcake inspirations has this great photo to inspire us, fabby traditional Christmas palette; perfect for my card!  CES challenge this week is Traditional Christmas, so I'm entering there too.
Paper Crafting JourneyStampin' for the WeekendAddicted to Stamps, Copic Oz Bizzy Becs and Pollycraft all have a Christmas challenge running, Moving Along With The Times has Last Minute Christmas and I suppose some of you super organized people out there would consider this last minute so I'm entering there, though this really isn't that last minute to me: I can DO last minute, like last year - drying the glue on my cards with a heat gun so they didn't stick to the envelopes on the way in :-)  Wait a minute, that's EVERY year!
Papertake WeeklyCute Card Thursday and Sundays With Crissy have Anything Goes challenges running, which is great at this super busy time of the year, so I'm gratefully entering there too.
Well that's it for my Owl mate and me, I'll be back tomorrow with my Here Come The Boys DT card and I have a cute little CC Designs review coming up too - until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Sharon said...

Fantastic card love the owl and your colouring is fab.
Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

Debbie said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)


Dawn said...

Very Pretty card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The crafty Pad for our Give It A Punch (use at least three punched shapes) Challenge THEIS week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Donna & I love the decorated inside too - your Aunty will love it :)
Thanks for joining The Paper Shelter's 1st Birthday Celebration challenge & good luck!

mixamatoasties said...

Love that image. He's just so sweet!

Susan xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Donna, great to have you on board for December! A beautifully coloured image & gorgeous papers hon. Love the inside too xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Donna, Ah this is a super card, Love it, Thanks for joining in our last minute Christmas Challenge on MAWTT, Hazelxoxo

Hazel (Didos) said...

P.S Love Rocky the Doggy, I have one that thinks she can look cute and get sweeties too!!! Hxx

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Donna and what a fab image.Thanks for joining us this week over at the CES Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh love your gorgeous cute card Donna.

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Jenny said...

A beautifullty coloured image.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Anonymous said...

Love this sweet owl image! Great paper combination and layout too. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at Crafty creations challenge! smiles,Deena

Unknown said...

Hi there, such a sweet image and brilliant card! Sarah

Lisa Jane said...

This is fab - love the little owl and gorgeous papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Last Minute Christmas
Good luck
Lisa x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used…..
Thanks for joining in with The Paper Shelter birthday celebrations & good luck!


Linda said...

This is just Beautiful..Very lovely work.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter..
Hugs, Linda

Donna said...

Smashing card, love your traditional papers and fab image! Thank you for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna ♥ x

Christa said...

Great card ! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fanntastic card - love your Owl and the sentiment inside is too cute!
Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Love the card Donna and like your aunty I too love all things owl....hence my blog 'Craftee Owls'
Cheers, Elaine

Linny said...

Fabulous card. Love the image. Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
Linda x

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love that owl!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Cards By MI said...

I lovely your fabby looking card. Well done with the owl! Thanks for joining our celebration over at the Paper Shelter. Merry X-mas!
Love n hugs

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Donna; love your owl and your colouring is amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs for our Christmas challenge,
Hugs, Kelly