Friday, 3 October 2014

Owls at Christmas

Hi Bloggers

I have just finished a Christmas card commission and I'm rather pleased with myself. The girl who comes to the house to give me  Sports Massages (I have trouble neck and shoulders) saw a card I had made featuring two owls and she asked me to make her six for Christmas.

This is the card she saw it was actually one of the pieces I 
submitted when I was accepted onto Sam Poole's Design team. She wanted six Christmas cards with hardly any changes. The original card was 8" x 8".

This is what I came up with I did make some changes to make it a bit more Christmassy and they are just a little bit smaller.  The background embossing  is from a Sue Wilson A4 embossing folder. 

Aren't the owls cute they are stamps from Sam Poole's woodland creatures series I coloured them with Promarkers.

The holly and branches were cut with some of the new release Sue Wilson Christmas dies. I made the berries with CS Pearl PVA glue.

Here they are together on the shelf, I am going to put the first one away so she can't compare. I hope she likes them if she doesn't I will have 6 cards I can use myself.

Enjoy the weekend. If you read my previous post you will know we are off to Destination Star Trek tomorrow. There is a group of about 8 of us going. It should be fun. I will post some pictures when we get back

Happy Crafting 

Hugs Jackie


  1. What fabulous cards. Love the owls. A great design x

  2. Brilliant cards, I love the cute owls and how you've added the holly x

  3. Those cards are super cute! Love the owls

  4. Gorgeous cards, I love owls, I used to have more than 300 of them (figurines and prints etc) :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. These owls festive cards are great, do like the dies you have used too

  6. so cute, I love how you've put the design together xx
    Sandie x

  7. Fabulous set of cards, just hopping by.

  8. Stunning cards - love the owls!
    Bev xx

  9. super little card Jackie and of course your customer will love them ... hope you have a great weekend and a great time at your "treckie do" ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  10. Great cards Jackie, Live long and prosper!
    Anne xx

  11. hi Jackie, fantastic cards, unusual for Christmas cards, but thats what the girl your makes, those owls are gorgeous..

  12. these owls cards are fab and very beautiful Jackie.
    Gr Karin

  13. Super Christmas cards, very original and so cute xx

  14. These are so cute Jackie. Loads of fabulous design and detail.

  15. These are gorgeous, I do so love the owls.
    Linda xxx

  16. hello Jackie, These are both gorgeous, Love the Owls and the tree branch dies are fabulous, like them done in gold. Hope you had a good time at the Star Trek convention.


  17. Hi Sweetie, Brilliant cards, I love how you adapted the original to Christmas cards x

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    1. Thank you Sylvia you are very welcome.

  19. Great card love those owls Jackie. Thanks for the visit and much appreciated comment xx Jan

  20. Aw they are SO cute... owls are always going to be a fave with me, love the two different designs... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  21. Brilliant the cute owls....great designs...Joolsx

  22. That's gorgeous Jackie love the Owl's, Elizabeth xxx

  23. HI Jackie, such cute cards, love the designs! Snap, I go for sports massages too (next one this week wh..hoo!) due to an old back injury..they are so good!
    Hugs Carole Z X

  24. What super cute card designs.

    Hugs diane

  25. Hi Jackie thanks for visiting my blog :) Love your card, really made me smile, super design....Now following Have a great day xxxx

  26. Hi Jackie I just love this owl stamp and your cards are beautiful. I'm sure she will love them. The holly die is fab isn't it and so useful. Take care love Diane G xxxx

  27. Hi Jackie,I love anything to do with owls and this card it's so lovely.Well done
    Your cards are beautiful.
    Maria x


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