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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Have a hoot this Christmas and Noor Designs application

The beautiful owl image I used on this card is by Mo Manning, of Mo's Digital Pencil, and I bought it as part of a charity awareness event a while back to highlight digital image theft. I coloured the image using Promarkers and Graphit's pens, this time I tried a dotty shadow in shades of grey and blue/grey.
The image is die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilties dies.
The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, owl ribbon sentiments - perfect!
The Designer patterned paper is some that I got in a free goody bag with some beads I ordered, no idea who it is by, but I would love to get some more. This one small square is all I have - so if anyone knows who it is by please tell me.
I matted the paper onto the same dark teal coloured card as the scalloped lable under the image, and added a snowflake brad to each corner. Then I dropped a crystal gem into each eyelet hole and added more to the ice crystal ring and individual flakes. 
I used a Sharpie paper white pen to dot snow over the image too.
To make the snowflake frame I used a Joy Craft die called Ice Crystal Circle, which cuts and embosses this beautiful delicate wreath. I cut the circle carefully in half and arranged it over two corners of the die cut image so that you can't see the cuts, then I cut more snowflakes from another circle, and added them to the remaining corners, with a bigger snowflake cut with Ice Crystal die no. 3, both of these are available from the new Noor Designs shop in the UK, where you can find many Joy products as well as Dutch Doodbadoo, paper pads and the beautiful inspirational Noor magazine.

Noor Designs have a DT call out which ends tomorrow, and I would like to apply to be on the team. I have an active blog as you can see, I also have a Facebook page, and I belong to many media sites including Google plusPinterest and Flickr. I also belong to a number of forums, UK scrappers, UK Stampers, and several others. I also run the Quirky Crafts challenge blog.

There should be a visible watermark on my card (I thought I had cracked it) - right across the centre of the image, I am struggling to see it, but I will find a better program to watermark with.

The DT call is on the Noor Craft blog, where I am going to link up my card. 

I am also entering this card in:

Mo's Digital Challenge - Snow with a Mo's image.(Thurs)
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas animals (Thurs)
Winter Wonderland - dies and punches (Fri)
Graph'it markers - two colours (Fri)
Bunny Zoe's - snow (Fri?)
The Stamping Boutique - Sparkle (Fri)
Winter Wonderland - dies and punches (Fri)
Glitter n Sparkle - snow (Sun)
Fussy and Fancy - Happy Holidays (11th Dec)
We Do Doobadoo - get festive (13th Dec)
Pan Pastels - colouring (Sun 14th Dec)


  1. love it, beautiful card. and merry christmas to you

  2. Fabulous card. Such a sweet image and love the snowflakes you've surrounded them with....very pretty.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat k x

  3. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  4. What a great Christmas Card!! Love the owls! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  5. wonderful christmas card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  6. Lovely card, sweet image - the owls are so cute.
    Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderlands 'Dies & Punches' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  7. This is gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us this time at Graph'It Colour Challenge I hope to see you again for our next challenge, the best of luck in the draw.
    Kevin xx

  8. What an adorable card! I really like the sweet image and how beautifully you coloured it! Great embellies too! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use Some Snow challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  9. What a fun card!! Thanks for playing at CCC!!!

  10. Oh, this is just gorgeous!!! that image is just beautiful... but the snowflakes you used are lovely too... infact, it's just perfectly balanced. Love it! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

  11. Gorgeous card Cazzy, beautiful colouring on those adorable owls! Thanks so much for joining us at PanPastel UK and We do Doobadoo
    Claire xx

  12. Oh Cazzy...this looks like a winter wonderland!! I love all the snowwwww!! And your design work & coloring are just gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you've joined us for this fortnight's challenge here at Mo's!!!! Hugs, Pat Frank


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