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!
I 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 Journey, Stampin' for the Weekend, Addicted 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!
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