Monday, 5 December 2011



When i saw this challenge i wanted to also challenge myself. I decided that l was going to use my eCraft machine to do the cutting. I have hundreds of svg files that l have downloaded as well as designed myself.

Owls are being used a lot in cards and i knew i had an owl design. When i looked at it it didnt quite fit in to what i wanted it was to adult. So using Illustrater i took the base into there and started to build up a new Owl that was more child friendly if you know what i mean. [I will put the files onto my blog so that you can then download and use it yourself.]

Dont ask me why l came up with the number 5 it just shouted at me.

The wording Happy Owlday was done again in Illustrator and that was transphred also to the card shape so l could mat and layer.

Once i had cut out all my componants l built up the owl. This was then placed onto a topper. I ripped the edges of the topper paper as l didnt want it to be cleen lines but as if it had come out of the nesting box and was sat on a branch looking out.

To make the card more 'earthy' i used 3 different distressing inks and inked the edges. Even the Owl was given a quick going over lol. The number was edged using an gold metalic pen just to make it stand out from the card front.

It was constructed over a sunday afternoon and it was good to get the eCraft machine out and not the Cricut.

It was then a case of building up the card.

Keep Warm and Safe now that the days are getting shorter and colder.

Happy Crafting


As always if you want any information about any of the cards i have made please contact me and i will get back to you a.s.a.p.


  1. your card is just fabulous Alan, I love your owl and the distressed finish is just perfect!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx


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