Friday, 26 January 2018

Santa Owl

I picked up a second stomach bug last weekend, which put me out of action in my craft room for a couple of days.  After missing Christmas with a stomach bug that lasted four days, I thought I'd had my fair share of bugs for this winter!   I've finally had time to get back in my craft room and make a few cards, although I've still got a lot of blog visiting to catch up on.

The Rudolph Days January Challenge began yesterday and runs until the end on the month.  Maureen's put in an extra twist this year with the chance of an extra prize for entering every month from January to December.

I used a Couture Creations 'Chevrons' embossing folder for the background.  The embossed pattern has a flat strip going down the side, so I added a layered sentiment over this.  The Santa is made with a SU owl punch, adding a little hat and belt.  The ovals are MB 'Stitched Ovals' and the patterned paper has strings of fairy lights.  Everything,  apart from the card blank was snippets, so I'll be off to share my card in the Playground.

I am joining in the following challenges:
Rudolph Days January 2018 Challenge
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Weeks 317 and 318 ~ Use Snippets
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Layer it Up
Simply Create Too #134 ~ Use Embossing
Winter Wonderland Challenge ~ Embossing (Dry or Heat)

34 comments:

  1. I love your card Liz. The little owl looks great with his hat and belt. How miserable to get a second bug. I do hope you'll soon be better. Barbxx

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  2. Sorry to hear you have been poorly Liz hope your on the mend, drink plenty of water. Your card is gorgeous what a sweet Owl, he looks so cool against the red love it..
    Hugs Babs x

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  3. I love your Santa Owl Liz, he's so cute.

    Sue xx

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  4. Great use of the snippets and I love your cute card! That little Santa is so cute. Love the vertical sentiment too.
    Lynn

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  5. Oh gosh, I hope you are feeling much better, Liz. Your card is beautiful!! I love the sweet Santa owl and the colors!! Sending get well hugs your way :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Sad to hear you have caught another bug Liz, get well soon. Your card is very cute. Hugs Veerle x

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  7. How fun owl! Great use of snippets and fab background with the embossing!

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  8. Really lovely card, super design and colours, love the owl.

    Poor you, to have suffered once is bad enough, glad you are on the mend though.

    Kath x

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  9. Such a cute little Santa owl and I like the chevron embossing.
    Tough luck getting the stomach bug twice,I hope you are feeling much better now.
    Jean x

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  10. There are so many nasty bugs around at the moment but hope this one is finished with now Liz. I love your cute owl with his Santa outfit and the chevron background in that bright red looks great. x

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  11. Fab dimensional look and totally cute.

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  12. Sorry to hear you have been poorly Liz.Your card is gorgeous.x

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  13. Your Santa is fab, love the chevron background Liz.

    Sorry to hear about the nasty bug you have had, so miserable for you. Hope 6ou are felling better now.
    Faith
    x

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  14. Love the vibrancy of this fun card Liz. The textured background looks fabulous and that owl is so cute.....Super card x

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  15. Oooh Luz your owl is the cutest and love how you made such a cheerful happy background for him/her!
    Yes I agrees isnt Maureen simply the sweetest for adding an extra incentive to play every month!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  16. I love that owl Santa, how adorable! Hope you are feeling better now
    Jane

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  17. Oh Liz - this is adorable! I love playing around with SU punches and this little Santa owl is perfect! Wonderful DP and also the chevron embossed panel - perfection as always!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  18. Awesome card Liz! I love the embossed background and that darling Santa owl.

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  19. Super fun card Liz! Hope you're feeling better. Hugs, Shabneez x

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  20. Love your owl Santa and the fun modern feel to this great embossed card,thanks for sharing your card with us here at winter wonderland,Lyn DT x.

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  21. Glad to hear your better Liz, fabulous card! love the embossed background.
    Pam x

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  22. Love this little christmas owl! She shines forth from this pretty card. The dp is lovely and the colours you chose are awesome together. The blue matted owl pops off that chevron embossed background.

    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  23. Love that background-texture and a beautiful balanced design! Seems like this winter it is your turn to get all the bugs...not funny! But he, maybe mext winter they all will pass your door? Enjoy the sunday!

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  24. Sorry yo haven't been well. This is a fab card with that sweet Santa owl and the perfect DP too.

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  25. Your card is just adorable! Sorry that you've been unwell again, I hope that you feel better now x

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  26. Your little Owl Santa is super sweet Liz and I'm sure that the recipient will love him. I'm sorry to read that you've not been very well and I wish you a speedy recovery. Sandra x

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  27. Hello, Liz! Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on my blog! They are appreciated! Your Santa owl is sooooooo cute! That's an awesome punch and beautiful embossing folder! I won't be able to comment much any more but I wanted to stop in and say hello! I'll pop in from time to time! It's good to be back to my blog and we'll see how it goes this time!

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  28. Wonderful card Liz, love the red embossed background and the owl is a cutie in his Santa outfit
    Playing catch up again, just don't know where the time is going lately
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  29. Oh dear on this 2nd bug. You've really had more than your share of this stuff! I hope you are all better now. Love how you've used this SU owl, and he just looks so festive atop that texture in the oval background. Also love the dimension of the bright red chevron. Delightful & colorful card to celebrate 2018's first Rudy Day. TFS & Hugs.

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  30. Your Santa owl is adorable Liz!! Sorry to hear you've been sick again. Take care and get lots of rest. Sending hugs. xx

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  31. Your Santa owl is adorable, Liz! Sorry you had another bug. Hope that's the end of it for you!

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  32. so sorry you got two bugs and hope they stay away. this card is adorable! i love that owl; i thought it was a sticker but how handy is that to make it with punches. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
    linda
    rudolph days challenge DT

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  33. Gorgeous card. Great layering. Love the santa owl. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Layer It Up Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  34. Oh this is super, what a great card, Sorry for my late comment, Ive been down with a bug, Thanks for sharing with us on Winter Wonderland, Love Hazelxx

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