Sunday 18 October 2015

Autumn Owl

Hello lovely peeps, hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today's card features no stamps whatsoever (I know, I was stunned too).

First I covered the front of a 7x7 card with wood patterned paper and die cut a large circle in the middle. 
The owl was cut using the Sizzix Bigz Owl#2 die, from various scraps of paper that I've been hoarding. The heart and wings were red card that I embossed with a dotty embossing folder.

 The leaves were die cut from an old book* using a Cuttlebug die and then swooshed through inks that I had dabbed onto my craft mat and spritzed with water. I've also added some Antique Linen Distress Stickles on them for a bit of sparkle & texture. 

The clear gems are from Inklylicious and the buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

*Cutting up books really goes against the grain for me as I would rather leave them for someone to read, so for this purpose I buy books from charity shops that no-one else would buy (eg. biographies of Z list celebrities, tourist guides that are 30 years out of date, etc. )

I haven't done much on the inside, but he did need something to sit on so I cut a branch from Kraft card using an Anna Marie Christmas robin template. Also, because there's not much room left to write anything inside, I have hand-written my greeting along the bottom of the branch (verrrrry slooowly :D )

I would like to enter this in the following Challenges:-
Crafting From The Heart - #81 Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas Photo Inspiration (Autumn)
My Time To Craft #306 autumnal colours
 Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #107 anything goes with a twist ... Autumn colours
Crafty Friends#16 Use Gems and/or Pearls (clear gems)
Fab'n'Funky challenge #277 ~ Make it Square
Scrap & Craft Inspiration #14 Colours of Autumn
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious and Punchy
Crafts Galore - Halloween or make a card for October
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Border, Ribbon, Fall theme)
Hiding In My Craft Room #221 - Favorite Cutting Tool! (eBosser from Craftwell)
Alphabet Challenge Blog - R for Ribbon 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #20 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #8 - Anything Goes
As you like it - Monochrome or Colour (& why)! -
 I love colour, and Autumn colours are my absolute favourite (as a quick look in my wardrobe will attest!)
Always Playing With Paper #46 The colours of Autumn

I'm off to the bat cave now to tidy/craft (mostly the latter)

Thanks for stopping by today,
Katrina x


Sarah said...

This is wonderful Katrina, I am an autumn kinda girl too so this is right up my street!! It's good to let loose sometimes and have a play with something else. Thanks for joining in at AYLI too xx

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous creation Katrina! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Katrina! I am an autumn girl too. I love all the different colours on the trees. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Anita said...

Adorable card and I love the "book print" leaves! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week.

Pat said...

Lovely card with beautiful Autumn colours, thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Lesley said...

Such an adorable card and I love that you used no stamps! Thank you for joining us at the challenge.

Terri's Cards N More said...

Such a cute owl and great layout. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

Just Plain Crafty by Steph said...

Such a cute card! Love the leaves using paper from a book! So creative! Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!

Dawn said...

Brilliant & so very clever! I adore it!
Dawn xxx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Nance said...

Super adorable card! Love that patterned owl and that leaf wreath! Thanks for playing The Challenge! Hope you join us again soon!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW!! This is great love all of the colors are lovely!! Thanks for joining us at the Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card, love the autumn colours. Thanks for joining us at LPCF.
Rose DT x

Wendy said...

Fabulous, so cute!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Mrs A. said...

I love your use of stash items and using items not of any real use to make your card. Sometimes I can pick books up for next to nothing from the charity shop by asking out the back if they have any books with missing pages that they can't put out on the shelf. Thy generally will let me have as they only go out as paper waste. Thankyou for sharing your lovely owl with us at Crafting From
The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. D.T.

Tammy said...

This is so cute! I love that sweet little owl and your fabulous die cut leaves, what an awesome way to use an old book! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful, Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft Challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Kat W said...

Aw, how cute is this owl peeking out from that stunning wreath of leaves?! A wonderful design and I love the beautiful rich colours of the leaves and cute buttons :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

nnalorac said...

Such a cute colourful card, love your Owl and Autumn colours. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

Diane Louise J said...

Absolutely beautiful, your card has a gorgeous owl image, he is so cute... Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
Diane Louise (DT)

Unknown said...

So cute and adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
Giorgia DTM

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a really inspirational card - your design is really clever and i love your gorgeous autumn colour choice.

sgc said...

Love this fall theme. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

Jen Leeflang said...

So cute!
Thanks for playing Bugaboo BINGO with us at Bugaboo's challenge blog this week.
We would love to see you join us again soon.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

LauraEva said...

he is soo cute!! Sorry for the late reply, but wanted to express gratitude for joining us over on the HIMCR blog last week!

Andree said...

A wonderful seasonal card. I love the leaves.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore October Challenge "Halloween or Make a Card" and good luck x