Thursday 19 September 2013

Hoo's birthday?

Time just seems to be whizzing by and I don't seem to have had much time to craft but October brings a busy time in our family up till the early new year so I'm going to have to find some crafting time.

It seems like forever since we first bought the house for our son and a lifetime since we were trying to sort out the building work, but it is finally getting there . The walls have been knocked out, the bathroom modified, the ramp fitted and after 6 coats of paint the walls finally look the colour they are suppose to, and the living room,hall ,stairs and landing are all carpeted. Next is the stairlift to be fitted, and the shower fitted into the wet room and then its time to order the kitchen, well really book the fitting date as the hard decisions have been made and then paying for all the bespoke kitchen units.

Enough of my ramblings the card I've made today is for one of my nephews. His birthday isn't until late october but I had to start somewhere. I thought as the weather was autumnal and drab I'd use some autumnal colours and there are a few autumnal colour challenges around too.

The stamp I used is a freebie from a magazine and coloured him with my promarkers then fussy cut him out. The branch and sentiment are also from the set of freebies and again coloured with promarkers. I stuck sticky pads under his wing tips to give a 3D effect.

I thought the sentiment would be perfect for a 12 year old boy and again  fussy cut this after printing in just black ink.

The papers are all from my scrap folders and apart from the base layer which is white card coloured with the same colour as I used for the owl to blend all the card together. The border edge is cut using a martha stewart punch and all on a cream base card. The oval doesn't show very well as it looks green but it has a gold sheen and is really more of a deep brown funny how light changes colours at different angles.

The blue paper is just what I used as a backdrop and nothing to do with the card its just one of my fav papers as its got daisies on.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

Polkadoodles-one for the boys
Disdigi designs-fall colours
613 Avenue-anything goes optional happy fall yall
Lexis-autumn colours
Cutie Pie-one for the boys
Just for fun-autumn colours
Craft your passion-autumn colours
Eureka stamps- autumn colours
Crafty sentiments-fall/autumn colours


Basslady said...

a very sweet and lovely card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Sheila H said...

Your fall colors are cool and crisp. The green background paper has nice texture and is illustrative of the outdoors. I like the cute owl image. Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create.

Squirrel x said...

Owls are just brilliant, especially this chirpy little chap. Fabulous card hunny. Hugs Sxx

Bev said...

I love the autumnal feel to this card! Thank you for taking the time to join in with us at polkadoodles.

Peanut said...

Now that's a handsome owl, Julye! Love the rich fall colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
Sunny Summer Crafts

~ginny said...

Cute owl image and the sentiment is perfect for him. Thank you for sharing your project in the “Autumn Colors” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
Design Team - Craft Your Passion
RubberMAD at

Jackie W said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the image and design! The owl is sooo adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Jackie W

Jac’s Playground said...

What a fabulous owl, super card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

maureenjscott said...

What a great card! I must have bought the same magazine as I've been using the same stamp set recently too! Love what you've done with him! Thanks so much for joining us at Just for Fun this month, hope to see you with us again soon. Mo xxx

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful project! Love the image. I can never find freebies in the magazines. I am definitely missing something! :D) Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!

Chana, Owner

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at JFF for our autumn colour's, good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

Unknown said...

SO adorable!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

katslittlepassion said...

Beautiful owl!!!!

Thank you for participatin in CYP challenge!
Craft Your Passion DT

mixamatoasties said...

Sweet card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.


Gem x said...

Wow I love the owl thanks for entering into the cutie pie challenge. Gem dt xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great colors, thanks for joining us at CFAS this week.
Cindy DT

Shelly said...

Hi...such gorgeous, rich colours on your cute owl card! Thanks for taking part in our Fall Colours challenge at Di's Digi Designs!

Helen said...

Great card - love that stamp!

Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

Elaine’s Card Crafting said...

Great autumn card! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

Elaine xx