Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Owl at sunset

I have just got back from a fabulous weekend away at a crafty weekend in Shropshire (well, I got back yesterday but spent most of the day catching up on sleep!) I had a great time and made lots and lots of cards and other things which I am looking forward to posting over the next few weeks. I also managed to bring back 20 kilos of craft stuff in my suitcase so I now have lots more goodies to play with including my big shot - woohoo! So excited to get playing again!

Anyway, here is one of my creations made with a Lavinia stamp which I ordered with some money for my birthday when I finally decided what to spend it on. I made a circular mask from a scrap piece of card and used tattered rose, dried marigold and seedless preserve distress inks to create the sky then stamped over with the owl. I have no idea of the name of the leafy die I used as I borrowed it from Amy (who arranged the crafty weekend) but I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist (along with several other things after playing this weekend!). The purple background was made with a plain piece of card and some cosmic shimmer mist and again die cut to shape. The whole thing was mounted on a black card.

It wasn't intentionally supposed to look like a Halloween card but I think the colours make it look a bit that way.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lavinia Stamps - Autumn Colours
Bearly Mine - Orange, purple and black
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - Spooky
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes
Stampin for the weekend - Something spooky
Delightful Sketches - Winged things


  1. Stunning card, love how you've made the background for the wonderful owl image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  2. Thi is amazing Emma, lovely detail & great colours xxx

  3. Great card. Love the die cuts. Thanks for joining our Winged Things challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  4. wow wow wow is all i can say through the drool lol . Its fabulous

  5. Such a lovely card.
    thanks for joining us at Totally GOrjuss

  6. This is just lovely Emma ... a very pretty, attractive card ... good luck in the Lavinia Challenge and thank you fro your entry
    Eileen xx

  7. 20 kilos is a lot of fun crafty time!
    Love the colours of this card, and the silhouette works perfectly. Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

  8. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT. xx

  9. Fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE x carol

  10. Great spooky card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

  11. WOW!!! Fabulously SPOOKY!!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week @ Crafty Sentiments Designs for Anything Goes!!
    Hope to see you again soon!! :) :)

  12. great card and thanks for sharing a Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck

  13. so stunning emma.fabulous owl and i love your atmospheric colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. this is a beauty hun, love that little owl x

  15. Fab card - simple but really effective x

  16. Beautiful layout! Love the colors and the use of dies! Thanks for joining us at Stampin for the Weekend!