Thursday, 12 December 2013


Evening, all! As promised, here's another card, which has reached its recipient! I had been watching a lot of videos by Kristina Werner who uses a CAS style, when I made this card, so I went for a CAS look. I love watching videos on Youtube while doing the dreaded ironing!

The background is stamped with a Hero Arts/Basic Grey Wood Background cling stamp. I cut it a bit narrower than the card base, which is blue Centura Pearl, and added 3 snippets cut into strip and the ends vandyked.

Then I die-cut a circle and added the owl. He's from a Paper Smooches set called Spookalicious The shop I link to, Make the Day Special, has stamps from various American firms that aren't readily available over here. Worth a look, and their service is great - ordered on Monday, here in my hot little hands on Wednesday!!!

I used Promarkers to colour in the little fella (and didn't write them down, what a numpty!) then cut him out with a smaller circle die and glued him onto the blue base card. I added the top layer with foam pads.

I can't recall where the sentiment is from, but it's a clear stamp that I curved into shape before picking it up with my acrylic block and stamping as usual.

it's always quite challenging to do something out of the old comfort zone, but it's a great feeling when the card works! *is pleased*

Ok, time to get back to another tranche of Chrimbo cards, it's like being on an assembly line sometimes! Next year I WILL make my Christmas cards throughout the year! (Wanna bet, hm?)

I hope you're all having a good week - the weekend is just round the corner!

Thanks for looking

Challenges: Pixies Snippets Playground - three snippets of patterned paper, and the background was stamped on a snippet of white Rymans!

love Mags B x


Liz McGuire, said...

This is so cool, love the design. And the next time I'm ironing I know what I'll be doing!

Liz x

Doreen said...

Love this, fab

Sue said...

Wonderful card Mags. I love the cute owl and the wood effect background looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

hehe love Mr Owl, what a hoot ;-)

Great CAS card, loving the stamping and framing!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really sweet card hun, certainly has the CAS feel about it!
I always struggle wanting to add more lol...I now make it to a CAS feel then step away go do something then come back & I'm usually past sticking more on lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Sarn said...

Delightful looking card Mags.

Hugs, Sarn x

Di said...

LOVE this Mags, super cute image, a lovely design and how very clever to curve the sentiment! I never think to do that, mind you - long straight ones often end up looking like a rollercoaster :)

Hugs, Di xx

MaryH said...

Hi Mags, I'm behind on visitin' as well, Life gets in the way, and I hope all our blog buddies understand. Especially this time of the year. We get round as we can...blogs not forgotten though. I enjoyed this festive little owl, and I never write down my colors either. It's usually not a planned thing..I just test swatches, and go with what looks good to my eye. This is a cute image, and so well colored. I liked the way left the side bits of your card base showing. Nice touch, and Kristina does lovely cards. Loved the woodgraining with your owl- it was a perfect backdrop for this little critter.
TFS, Hugs & Merry Christmas

mags said...

Beautiful Mags. Love the CAS style.

coops said...

love this mags.fab fun owl and the backing paper is brilliant ;D

xx coops xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags, this is a great CAS card! I love the background and the image you have used!
Hugs Lynsey x