29 May 2012

Christmas Birds

Hi everyone,


Ready for some more Christmas Cards – I am!


It’s a new challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas and this week Julie has picked the challenge –
Tweet Christmas.


So what type of Christmas bird would you use?  For some inspiration click here and pop over to see what the other members of the Design Team have created and join in the fun!


Well for my Christmas Birds, I have gone for Christmas Owls and they are both dressed up for Christmas.


I do not really have any Christmas Bird images and so I went surfing on the internet and found a punch art tutorial which was created by Rebecca at Stamp 4 Joy using the Owl Builder and Bird Builder punches.


So I found all my scraps and started punching.  The Owls bodies were embossed in the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder before they were punched out.


The Owl’s hat’s have been created using the wing from the bird punch and the trim is created using the Word Window punch. 


The branch was hand drawn on a scrap piece of paper to create a template and then I used the template to give the outline to cut out on a piece of the Well Worn DSP.  I added a little Early Espresso ink to the outside edges of the branch when it was cut out.


The snow flakes from the Snow Swirled set were added to the base card, which is Old Olive have been stamped in Old Olive ink. Of course there is ‘bling’ added for good measure, love my ‘bling’.


The sentiment is also from the Snow Swirled stamp set and has been stamped in Cherry Cobbler, punched out using the Decorative Label punch.


The edges of the Top Note Whisper White layer and the sentiment have had Old Olive ink added with a dauber.


Here is my card….





Stamp set: Snow Swirled

Card: Old Olive, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Owl & Bird Builder Punches, Well Worn DSP, Decorative Label Punch, Daubers, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue




They are both very cute and they are looking like they are behaving so that Santa finds them!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Do You Stack Up Challenges – # 73 Little Birdie Told Me

Crafty Calendar Challenge (monthly) – Things with Wings

Cup Cake Inspirations Challenges – # 162 (Owl Cupcake photo)

Card Makin Mamas Challenge - #46 Feeling Punchy

Sundays With Crissy Challenge (monthly) – # 29 Things with Wings

Rubys Rainbow Challenge – # 29 Things with Wings

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge – # 118 Animals

Christmas Card Challenges – # 26 Bling



Thanks for visiting my little creative corner, hope to see you again soon….. Meg




Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and fab design.xxx

shaz earl said...

Very pretty card!

Thank you for joining us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our *Things with wings* challenge

Hope you will join us again
Hugs Shaz x

Tina said...

very cute, love the owls and colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Basslady said...

my goodness! this is absolutely charming and super-sweet!

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

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Debbie said...

Lovely Christmas owls.So cute.Great card.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow 'Things with wings' challenge.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Brigitte said...

Such cute cards!!! I love your little owls! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Judy McKay said...

Meg - that is so cute. Wonderful job you have done on your card.

mixamatoasties said...

Cute card.

Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week. Hope you can join us again soon.


VanessaB said...

so cute :)

pat said...

ADORABLE!! love the owls!! thanks for joining us for this weeks CCC.

Zulma said...

OWWW! they are so cute! nice colors. TFS wirth us at Cupcake Inspirations.
Zulma DT

Seafield Jo said...

This is a lovely card, those owls are adorable.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo :)

Julie Temple said...

These little guys are TOO CUTE! Love the card~


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