Sunday, 28 February 2016

Owl Congratulations Card

I was thrilled that the card I made HERE was featured in Quick Card magazine this month on their letters page. :-)

My daughter asked me to test one of her Brownies for their Writer's Badge yesterday.  When Joanna mentioned that  seven year old Jessica was the first of her Brownies ever to do all the work at home for a badge, I thought she deserved a little congratulations card. 
As Jessica is a Brownie, I headed straight for my owl dies and stamps and decided to use this beautiful Joanna Sheen  owl die.  I layered the die cut on Spellbinder Nestabilities die cuts and added two little black circle for pupils, to bring the owl to life.  The backing paper is from a DoCrafts paper pad I picked up in a sale a few years ago.  Two punched leaves finished off Jessica's card.

Jessica passed her Writer's Badge with flying colours!

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 218 ~ Used yellow snippets
Becky's Place February Challenge

18 comments:

  1. Oh Liz, this is just adorable and such a lovely gesture too! Perfect for a Brownie :)

    Ha, I spotted you this morning in QCME magazine - I thought, now THAT card's familiar! Nice photo of you too.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. I'm sure Jessica loved her little owl card. I certainly do. Barbxx

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  3. Congrats to Jessica, what a fabulous way to celebrate her new badge.

    How awesome that your card was featured in a magazine!! It is a gorgeous card and so deserving of the recognition.

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  4. A very fitting card, I bet Jessica was over the moon with it. Takes me back to my days as a Barn Owl helping run a Brownie pack. I'm so grateful that your daughter is able to keep the Brownies going. Cara x

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    1. I used to be a Tawny Owl many years ago and so was my Mum. Guiding seems to run in our family. xx

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  5. Lovely tale & perfect card. Congrats on being published x

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  6. A gorgeous card Liz, I'm sure that Jessica loved it.

    Sue xx

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  7. Well done to Jessica, and well done to you for making this lovely card for her.
    Jean x

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  8. Beautiful card for Jessica Liz, bet she loved this cute owl.
    Congrats on being in the mag.
    Pam x

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  9. Great card Liz. Hugs, Veerle

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  10. Congratulations, Liz! Well earned! I'm sure Jessica was as delighted with her card as with her badge!

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  11. Fabulous card Liz, and what a lovely encouragement gift for a little girl working on her Brownie badges. The die cut is wonderful and I love the background paper you matched it with. Love it!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  12. This is just so appropriate - what a thoughtful card for Jessica. Congrats. to both of you!

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  13. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine Liz and no wonder as this owl is so cute on its pretty mat and the leaves go beautifully in the background. What a lovely thought to send this to Jessica who did very well to pass her Writer's Badge by working on it all by herself at home. Clever girl! x

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  14. Congrats Liz! Well deserved, you make awesome cards!

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  15. Aw, you are so sweet, Liz! This is a great card for Jessica! I bet she was thrilled to receive it! I loved reading the story behind it!

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  16. Hi Liz

    Thank you for following my blog .. .. so pleased because I have now found your blog too!

    Congratulations on having your special 101st birthday card published in Quick Cards. When I saw it I remember thinking how gorgeous all the die cuts looked and what a fabulous age the recipient had reached. Amazing!

    Congratulations to Jessica too on her achievement .. .. celebrations all round.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  17. Super card and such a wonderful thought, bet she was so delighted xx

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