Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas? No, it's ages away yet! Isn't it??

After a brief chilly spell a couple of weeks ago, the weather has turned so unseaonably mild again that it doesn't seem possible that Christmas is just around the corner. But it really is only a few weeks away! So to get us in the mood, the November Challenge at Stamping Sensations is simply


If, like me, you've hardly even thought about making any cards yet, now's the time to get going and show us your festive creations. Our lovely sponsors for November are the wonderful Little Claire Designs, who have generously donated a £35 voucher for the lucky winner to spend in their store.

Now of course, I don't do cute, but I make exception for some of the gorgeous Little Claire stamps, especially their Owl designs, one of which I've used for my card. This is the Christmas Owl Tree.

I stamped the owl tree, coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out with a Spellbinders die and sponged green pigment ink around the edge while the card was still in the die. 

The base card was stamped with the Classic Holly (Hero Arts) and the sentiment (freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine). The Owl Tree was matted on to patterned paper (Hot Off The Press) with foam pads and adhered to the base card. Oh, and the photo bombing (or should I say card bombing!) character in the corner who couldn't resist getting in on the act (and who for undisclosed reasons I'm calling Steve!) is from another Little Claire owl stamp, the Little Owl Family!

As always there is plenty of gorgeous inspiration over on the Challenge Blog, so do go and have a look. For more details of each project, click the name link above the relevant photo to go to my teamies' individual blogs. I look forward to seeing all your Christmas creations!


brenda said...

Owls always bring a smile to my face Lynne and what a great touch adding the little one peeking round the page.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Rose said...

Pretty card love the owls xx

Sally H said...

Lol! I will always smile when I see those owls now! A gorgeous card in wonderful colours. Love it very much! So pleased my hubby inspired you, lol!

Joan said...

Great card Lynne, love the owl peeking round the corner! I love owls cute or otherwise and these are a great bunch


pinky said...

It really is cute Lynne, such a lovely stamp and your colours are beautiful together.

Jean Straw said...

I love this fun stamp that you used Lynne. Great colouring and matting as well.
Jean x

Maxine D said...

Lynne this is gorgeous - love those owls, both on the tree and 'card bombing!

Eret said...

Fabulous Christmas card. This stamp is adorable on your beautiful card. Love the peeking owl.
Eret x

Tracy said...

Different to have the owls on a christmas tree but so modern. Love the peeping owl too. Fabulous creation Lynne.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carol said...

Great owl tree fab card Have a lovely weekend :)