Sunday, 22 January 2012

Be my Valentine Owls

Feeling romantic?  My little owls are.  They are gazing at each other adoringly!  

I've made this card for the Less is More challenge blog which has a theme of "cut it out" for this week.  

Here's the inside of my card.  

I started with a Crumb Cake card blank and stamped it with Woodgrain in Early Espresso.  I also stamped the back of the card with this.  I then trimmed the front panel to roughly half.  I punched a hole with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I attached a Whisper White panel.  Then it was time to have fun making up my little owls using the Owl Builder punch.  One was punched out using Early Espresso card and the other Crumb Cake.  The vests came from the Brights Paper Stack.  For my Owl in the tree I placed him on a branch of Certainly Celery punch using the Bird Builder punch.  I added my sentiment below in Early Espresso from the Delightful Dozen stamp set.   

We have such a lot of lovely sentiment stamp sets in the catalogue this year.  They really are worth a look.  This particular set has 12 stamps covering most occasions with a super variety of fonts.  (122650 Wood £29.95 or 122652 Clear £23.95)

I thought I'd share with you a conversation I had with my 9 year old daughter the other morning.  I was reading out the school menu to see if she wanted a dinner ticket or a pack lunch.  I got down to the puddings and had barely finished when she said "School".  "Mmmm", I said "Perhaps I didn't need to read the whole menu only the puddings!".   "Yes", she said "All I heard was Blah, Blah, Blah apple crumble!"  Cheeky monkey!! 

I'd also like to say Thank You to Simpy stampin' for choosing my card as one of their top 3.  Thanks girls x. You can see my card here

Hope you are having a good day.  I'm enjoying our sunshine even with the hard frost and small amount of snow.  Take care. x 

Here's the supply list -
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Blushing Bride
Ink - Early Espresso
Stamp - Delightful Dozen, Woodgrain
Punch - Owl Builder, Bird Builder, 1 3/4" circle

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your craft projects. x


Loli said...

Hola Aileen, funny and beautiful card, these owls in love are so sweet and romantic, well done Aileen:D.
A warm hug from Palma

Chrissie said...

It' a super card Aileen... I like apple crumble too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Dolly Daydreams said...

Apple crumble sounds good to me too . What a fun card, love those owls so cute.


Sue said...

Your comment about these two looking at each other adoringly made me smile Aileen. Super card. I like how you've created the aperture to look like one of them is sitting in a tree, very clever. Sue.x

Gillian said...

What a great card Aileen. So cute

Mieke said...

This card is so adorable! Nice idea to make the card like this! Love it!

Jenni's Jems said...

Really cute and sweet card love the way you have interpreted this weeks challenge x

Margaret said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Aileen - love it!
Margaret x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Aileen...

have a great evening hun...hugs Vicky xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Aileen, This works brilliantly, I love the little owls eyes:0) Congrats on your card being chosen for simply stampin, I'm not surprised it's beautiful, Gay xxx

Faith A said...

Aw! cute cute cute. love it

Suze Bain said...

Clever card Aileen, those owls are fab. I wouldn't mind going for school dinner too! xx

Jenny said...

Arr they're a proper couple of lovebirds Aileen and I love that one is peeking out of the tree!
Lol at the apple crumble...I've had the same conversations in our house too :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Those owls are so cute Aileen and perfect to pop in your aperture! Your daughter made me smile - I'm a bit like that when looking at the menu in restaurants! Vicky x

Cindy said...

This is SO cute, Aileen! I love the peek-a-boo window for the one owl, really clever!
Cindy Porter

Mandi said...

Super cute Aileen
i love how theya re loking at each other..FAB

Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Kim said...

Hello Aileen, The owls are very cute, I like the way you have the one in the lighter shades. Thanks for visiting my blog too. I have become a follower.

Debby said...

Very nice!
And thanks for your visit on my blog!

Linby said...

Brilliant card just love the wood grain.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Aileen :o) Fab colours, love the wood grain and sweet owls - must get my punch out again, I haven't used it for a while! Lisa x

Rosemary said...

oh your card is soo sweet!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh I just love these owls. Great card Aileen!


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