Sunday, 24 November 2013

November Rudolph Day - Owl have another!

Another Owl Christmas Card, that is!   Hope you are not too tired of them this month!

This is another fairly flat card...hopefully it will meet the criteria for standard postage. To this light, I have not used any pop dots at all...even the red diamonds are the smallest size I own. Usually this size bling makes it through the mail test slot.

Remember my Michael's 90% off bargains? One of the things I bought that day was a box of black glittered belly bands. I found them in the wedding department. They are beautifully glittered...that kind of fine glitter that does not fall off...thank goodness! The belly band has a beautiful scalloped part in the center that will work out great for certain cards...but my red mat has hidden that aspect of it. What does show is the lovely glittered black band...not sure if you can see it on my card but it is very sparkly IRL.

I also used some more of my VOS (very old stash) red suede card stock. I so love this paper. It is so old, from many, many years ago, when I first started scrapbooking. It has a gorgeous sheen like velveteen. Sadly, I just have a couple of teensy pieces left now.

I kept the design fairly simple as the red, green and white striped design paper is heavily glittered as well.  Two layered Impression Obsession snowflakes, the Spellbinders mat and some Quickuts corner pieces and that was that!

I am taking this card over to Sarn at Stamping for Pleasure. On the 25th of each month she runs her Rudolph Day Challenge.  This is a great challenge to help get your Christmas cards done for the year.
Sarn is lovely, pop on over for a peek and leave her some bloggy praise!  I have met some wonderful bloggy friends through her is a lot of fun and something I look forward to joining in with each month!

Since I used snippets for the snowflakes and precious snippets of the red suede, I am also taking this card over to Di at Pixies Crafty Workshop. Di has a wonderful challenge for cards or projects made with snippets! Di is so much fun and I guarantee you will enjoy this challenge.

Card Base and envelope - from my stash (Michael's, Recollections brand square white card set.
DP - snippets of 12 x 12 Making Memories, Twinkle
Card stock - from my stash , snippets of green and white card and snippets of red suede card
Belly Band - from my stash, Michael's wedding department
Dies - Spellbinders Megabillities Parisian Motif for the Owls's mat;  Quickuts for the corners, and Impression Obsession for the snowflakes
Bling - from my stash, my smallest red diamonds
Stamp - Stampendous Owl

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop -  must use snippets
2. Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Days - must be Christmas
3. CHNC Extra - Must be Christmas
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas


jimlynn said...

Cute little owl and a wonderful card. That stripe paper is so pretty and the snowflakes are great with it. Just the right amount of bling!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is fab Maureen what a cute penguin and I love those snowflakes! Susan x

Erika said...

Owls are so popular just now, loving them. I seem to have picked up my pals love of them! (She loves all things owly!)
He is so cute and I love the tree he is holding.
Hope all is well with you, happy Christmas crafting, hugs Erika.

Di said...

Lovely card Mo - what a cutie of a penguin! Love the papers/colours you used.

Been thinking, surely your postal thickness measuring gauge ought to have arrived by now? I posted it Air Mail ages ago :(

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww shucks Mo . . . thanks for your sweet words.

I LOVE this cute owl card and the pretty snowflake embellishments.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

I think he could pass for a penguin too which makes it a very versatile stamp! Love, love the stripy paper and those gorgeous snowflakes. Hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a cutie and beautifully festive.
hugs {brenda} x0x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is adorable Mo, I like the image the colours and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful card Mo, love the owl stamp of course, but fab papers and a gorgeous layout xx

Pia S said...

I think your little owl is adorable and this is such a sweet Christmas card!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love that owl stamp and the fabulous snowflakes, nice shades of red and green too.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Owl ya doing Mo? This is a owliscious card you have created here. You are the first person I have met who uses Quickutz! Don't see them around much now!

Susanne Vargas said...

This card is so adorable! That is the cutest owl and those snowflakes are so delicate!

Jean Straw said...

I love the cute owl and the lovely striped, glittery background paper.
Jean x

Carol L said...

I just love owls, so I never get tired of seeing them! This little hooter is so cute with those delicate layered snowflakes! I just love those little corner embellies too!

Mrs A. said...

I'm totally confused. Cos at the start of your post he was an Owl and by the end of it he had morfed into a penquin! He is a cutie anyways. hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

What a cute little guy, Mo! Love those snowflakes with their tiny stones!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So much to love about this post, Maureen! Excellent use of snippets, awesome Rudolph entry, brilliant sparkly belly bands, and the best of all: a festive Christmas Owl!! You packed a lot into an awesome mailable card!! Hugs, Darnell

Borqna said...

Beautiful card! Bravo!
Love those snowflakes and
the Owl too!! Excellent idea!
The design is perfect!
Good luck!

Claire said...

Adorable card Mo, I love the colours.I don't stamp at all but love any owl images, I have lots of different designs I use for my cards.

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
well I don't know if you know but I just love owls. So this excellent snippets card really appeals to me.
Such a great cute owl image. Love your design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

This is such a sweet Christmas card, I love your adorable owl and fabulous snowflakes.

Benzi said...

Oh, I love that owl and stripes are certainly a favorite of mine. Don't you just hate when paper you love is running out? I know that red velvet must be even more beautiful irl.
Super creation!

MaryH said...

Never tire of seeing your cute owl so dressed for the holidays. Love all the fab stash you used on this card. Your bellyband did glitter a lot on the monitor, and clever you to see this & know how you could use it so perfectly. (The suede paper is available in Jo-Ann's if you have those out your way). I got some today. ($1.99/sheet). Had various colors. Boo-hoo, I'm missing the last Rudolph day as I had no time to get anything ready to submit. I hope I can find time to go enjoy some of the entries I know are there, plus the Playground too. I'm not sure where the time goes, but we stayed busy today & yesterday too! Today we found a new stamp's scrapbooking, but they had some goodies for card makers too. TFS & Hugs. Watch those ice-y places. No falling or slipping, now hear?!

Tracy said...

Such a cute card, that owl is adorable.
Its always nice to use our old supplies :)

Greta said...

Adorable card! Love the bright shade of green!

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Maureen! What a cute owl! Love it!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maureen, just taking a break from sorting out my stash to check out your Rudolph Day card - it's lovely and who would tire of owls :) The glitter on the belly band can be seen in your photo and it looks good with the striped paper. Elizabeth xx

linda said...

aww, cute!! i love that tiny tree and ornaments; a fabulous christmas card.

Kimbo said...

I love your cute little owl - such a fun Christmas card x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Mo, love the cute owl and the pretty snowflakes, Cathy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! I came by the snippet challenge looking for ideas of what to do with a big pile of left over strips of patterned paper. Your black belly band gave me a great idea to use them as horizontal stripes (don't laugh vertical came to mind but not horizontal). Mine won't be as glamorous or as glittery as yours though. Most of my Christmas cards have been really flat this year so I don't have to worry about postage. it feels weird--no foam dot layers, no fat bling, no bulky bows. Your card doesn't have the feel of flat since you have such nice layers.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this delightful card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Debs Willis said...

such a cute owl!
Debs x

Sue - said...

Lovely cute owl!