Saturday, 9 January 2016

Happy Birthday Twoo Hoo You!

A masculine card is needed for later this month. I decided to stay away from sporting or DIY themes and use an owl stamp, keeping the colours fairly masculine.
I used a Presscut step die, which I really love, as it comes with dies to cut out the scalloped panels.  The image is from a Woodware set of stamps I've had for ages, die cut with Memory Box stitched rectange die and coloured with Promarkers.  The patterned paper is from a Dovecraft paper stack and the leaves were punched from snippets of green card using a small Woodware punch.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


33 comments:

Jane Willis said...

What a HOOT! We'd love to see you link it to the Twofers challenge too, our current theme is Birds and this gorgeous owl would fit in perfectly. The link is http://twoferschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/challenge-11-birds.html
Jane

Barb said...

Hi Liz, this card has everything I like - and owl and a paper pieced one at that and again that super stepper die that I now couldn't live without! I do like that little leaf punch too. I love little punches have several out on my desk all the time for punching waste. Barbxx

Analia Cristina said...

Hi Liz,your owl is very sweet!!!Happy New Year for you!!

Liz said...

The owl is actually a stamp coloured with Promarkers. I like the fact that when the stamp is coloured, it looks like it's been paper pieced. There are two owls in the the set, with the other one having little flowers on, but it still looks like it's been paper pieced. xx

Cazro said...

Hi Liz, a great card suitable for a guy. I love Woodware stamps and the owls are amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Liz said...

Thanks, Jane. I knew I'd seen a challenge involving birds, but couldn't remember where I'd seen it. I guess I'd have to make a second bird card.....off for a look. x

Jane Willis said...

Hi Liz, when the Twofers challenge first started, we did ask for two cards, but we decided after a while to change the rules and only ask for one. But we didn't want to change the name, so it stuck like that!

Julie B said...

I'd never thought of using that Woodware stamp for a guy but it certainly works here.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Liz said...

Thanks, Jane. I'll link it up. xx

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The owl is so sweet!! I love the design!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Brenda in IN said...

What a cute stamp that is. You made a fun card with it and great for a fellow.

Kathleen said...

Lovely, brilliant card, great image.

Kath x

pam said...

Lovely stepper card Liz, gorgeous owl image and colouring.
Pam x

Cara said...

That stamp is so cute, it might be on my wish list now! Love the card, so effective with your colouring.

Beccy said...

Great card for a man Liz, I love the happy little owl image you used. Great choice of colours too. I like the scalloped edges around all the different panels, as well as the little leaf die cuts.
I just saw one of your cards in Australian Simply Cards Liz, congratulations!
Cheers,
Beccy

Christi Conley said...

What an adorable card! I love all the different shapes and edges, and especially those little leaves - so cute! I am SO glad that you did link up to the Twofers challenge - we appreciate your support! Christ DT

Marina said...

Beautiful paper-piecing. This has such a fresh look.

brenda said...

A great card Liz and a super paper pieced Owl.

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Liz said...

Thanks Beccy. I'm not sure how it landed up in an Australian magazine. I've only ever sent photos of some of my cards to UK magazines! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card Liz! Cute owl. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Pat said...

This is a really cute Woodware owl Liz and I love the way he looks paper pieced, and of course that beautiful Presscut stepper die which shows him off splendidly. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fabulous masculine step card! Just love the colors you've chosen too. The image is so cute!

Bonnie said...

I love this owl! The different patterns make him very unique! A wonderful step card too!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Brilliant card, love the owl woodware do make some terrific stamps don't they! So pleased you took Jane's advice and joined us at Twofers, hope we see you again. XOXO Zoe

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, Liz! Mister Owl is masculine and fierce (as the kids say) and perfect for a guy card!! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

Just found out that Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine sometimes send copies of letters/photos to their sister magazine in Australia and they appear in the Australian Simply Cards magazine. xx

karin said...

Great card ! Love the stamp with the owl.
Thanks for taking part at Beccy's Challenge.
Karin.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Di said...

Oh Liz - this really is lovely! I've only ever used my set like that paper pieced - the colouring works beautifully. And, needless to say, I do rather like that stepper card style - grin :)

Hugs

Di xx

Joan said...

Mr owl looking very dapper on your step card, great card for our challenge

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guys this week

Joan

Dora said...

What a beautiful card, the shape and your owl.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

scrappymo! said...

Great card, Liz. I like that owl...they are so in vogue at the moment. My daughter is crazy about owls so need to get my owl stamps out!
Really enjoyed this one!

SARN said...

This card is a real hoot! Love it. The die is just fantastic xxx