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!!

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!!!  


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.

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


  • 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.


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

  2. oh this is sooo sweet!

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

    happy thanksgiving xx

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

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

  5. 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
    Heather xx

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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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