Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Owl

Hi Dreamers!
How is your week going?  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA.  We are having a big family dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.  I am making desserts.  Should be a great get-together!!

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Okay, so I will tell you a bit more about my surprise for December:  I will be doing what I am calling 

The Twenty-Five Days of Christmas!!! 

Beginning December 1, 2013 I will be showcasing 25 different Christmas cards!  One each day until December 25th!! As you can imagine, I have been very busy preparing for my event!!  I have all the cards finished and photographed.  I have to get the photo editing done and then POST!!!  One card a day!!!  I will  have  a little blog candy on offer too--keeping that a surprise---You will have to check back on Sunday, December 1 for all the details!!  As you can imagine, I am pretty excited about this event.  I hope you will enjoy all the Christmas inspiration!!!  

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Now, back to reality and to get you in the Holiday spirit.......Today, I have a fun Christmas card made with a Meljens digi stamp.  I used lots of bright colors and tons of glitter.







Materials:
Stamps: Cozy Winter Owl digi -Meljens Designs; Sentiments-My Sentiments Exactly and Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
CS: Black polka Dot- A Muse Studios; Real Red -Stampin' Up; White
Spellbinders die
Dots Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug
Stripe red and sheer red ribbon
Gold and Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue





Instructions:

  • Make a card base from the black polka dot CS 
  • Dry Emboss a piece of Real Red CS and add to card base
  • Print out the digi on white CS--make sure the ink is dry before coloring!






  • Color the image with Copic Markers
  • Die cut the image and add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add the Glitter glue to the image and the Red CS







  • Decorate the inside in the same manner as the front and add a Holiday sentiment.



Challenges for my Christmas Owl:
Meljens: use a black card base
New Challenge Blog***** Crafting From the Heart: anything goes
Cutie Pie: cute scenes and backgrounds
Ribbon Carousel: Holidays and a spooled item
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
ABC Christmas: no square cards--"Out of the box"

Okay, join me on December 1 for The Twenty-Five days of Christmas!!  I think it will be a lot of fun!!  I have really enjoyed making all the cards!!  See you then!!  Love ya.
Karen

14 comments:

  1. Hiya I have loved looking round your pretty blog, Your card is lovely I love the colours you have used so pretty.

    Thank you so much for taking part in our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I hope to see you next time. hugs Sharon xox

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  2. Too too cute for words, Karen! Love that cute cardfront and the inside too!

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  3. oh this is sooo sweet!

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies, come and see us again!

    happy thanksgiving xx

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  4. Karen this is gorgeous l like these images and the layout is beautiful xx

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  5. great news, I can wait and yes great idea to celebrate on every day!! YippEE!
    hugs bibiana

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  6. A gorgeous card Karen, a fabulous design and colour scheme - your image is adorable and I love the stunning bow!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  7. Love the adorable little owl thankyou for joining our first challenge at crafting from the heart challenge blog.
    Hoping you will join us again.
    Good luck
    Fiona DT co owner
    x

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  8. You've done a lovely job with this card and I love red black and white :) Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week and good luck with both the challenge and GDT call (hugs) Melinda

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  9. love the cute image and sparkle,love the papers and layout AND I know why you said let ink dry before colouring!--thanks for joining our first challenge at Crafting from the Heart
    Carol DT x

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  10. Wow - what a great project... I'll look forward to lots of inspiration - and your owl is a really cute taster!

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and that you're enjoying a peaceful weekend now.
    Alison x

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  11. Adorable and love the touch of sparkle! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  12. Such a sweet image and I love the big bow, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  13. Hi Karen, great name thats my daughters name too! Thanks for a great card, I was searching for an Owl for my grandson's chrissy card. Thanks for being out there and helping a fellow crafter.
    Hugs Sandy C

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