Owl be thinking of you!

I had lots of fun last night playing with some of my new stash! Jane sent me a template for her gorgeous little owl too so I thought he would be perfect to use with my new papers.
I bought quite a few Sizzix XL dies in the sale after Christmas, including this scalloped card blank. After working out the best way to cut it with my Cuttlebug, I set to work cutting 2 Kraft card blanks. I run them back through the 'bug' with some embossing folders. I love this effect on Kraft. I then inked the edges.

I printed the template for the owl on to 2 different backing papers from the new Docrafts goody bag. Docrafts have outdone themselves with this month's bag. I love all the contents and have used most of them for these cards. I inked the edges of the pieces before assembling them and added buttons from my stash and gems from the kit for eyes. I added a touch of glossy accents to the beak.

The sentiment is frim Hero arts and was stamped on to a Nesties label shape. I added brads or tiny buttons from the kit to either end and inked the edges before mounting with foam pads. The branch is a Sizzlits shape from a set.
I stapled ribbon from the kit to the tops of the cards and added a couple of flowers (also from the goody bag!).
I really like these cards, they are a bit different from my usual style but I will definitely using the template again. I think he is so cute, there seems to be no ends to Jane's talents and I am so grateful to her for sharing the template.
As these cards are made with mostly new stash which I had to open to make them, I am entering them into the new blog Challenge 'Raise the bar' as the 1st challenge launched yesterday and the theme is 'Debut day' where you have to to use something in your stash that hasn't been opened yet.
I am off to tidy up the mess I made last night as I crafted at the dinner table while watching 'The Reader' with my Hubby.
Before I go, Susie has asked me to remind you that there is still loads of time to take part in this month's Cook up a card Challenge, you can see more details here.
Have a lovely weekend!


  1. owl is my love! thank you! these cards are really pretty!

  2. Love your cards that owl is cute
    Jackie x

  3. OMGOsh that Owl is so cute, i love your cards, such wonderful texture and great use of patterned paper, really beautiful work.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar.

    Have a great week

  4. These are adorable!! Great job ... love that owl ... how cute is that!!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! We do hope you join us again next week! Great job!!

  5. Your owls turned out GORGEOUS!!! love them!

  6. What adorable wise owls! These are just so cute- I love the nestie shaped card and the embellis are just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar!

  7. oh I love this effect on the Kraft card! Must get a hold of some of those Cuttlebug folders now! :)


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