Monday 7 October 2013

Timeless Talk - or should that be timeless hoot?!

I've been busy making birthday cards just lately and today's card was for a lovely friend who loves owls. Stampin' Up's two step owl punch is the easiest way to create a feathered hooter  - come and see:

I punched this owl out of Soft Suede card stock combined with some of the Patterns designer paper stack - I thought this pattern looked quite feathery!

He's perched on the branch from Take Care which I coloured with markers before stamping. Now, this owl doesn't just hoot! Oh no, he's a bit of a singer...

... and 'Happy Birthday' is just one song on his repertoire! This speech bubble and message are both from Timeless Talk and I used markers to colour them before stamping using a stamp-a-majig to line them up perfectly.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Timeless Talk, Take Care
Ink: Old Olive Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Early Espresso in markers
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, scrap of Soft Suede
Other: Two step owl punch, Patterns designer paper stack in Neutrals, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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We were away this weekend visiting the cities of Manchester and Liverpool as my daughter may be going to university there. It was very busy but what a wonderful weekend full of exploring, fun and laughter! My eldest son was not interested in Manchester at first but changed his mind when he saw this on the menu at lunch:

A bowl of cereal in a restaurant at any time of the day? What civilised people they are in Manchester, he declared! My daughter and I were much more impressed by the most amazing little chocolate shop where we drank real chocolate in the most gorgeous surroundings.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Love your owl! So cute!

  2. I adore your little owl, so cute! Sounds like you've had a fun weekend - I like both cities and the universities in both places are excellent. I do like the look of that cup of chocolate - yum!

  3. Lovely owl card Vicky he's just adorable and such a versatile stamp and punch love your colours


  4. Superb card Vicky, owls are all the rage it seems, I hear them hooting nearby every night. I love how you did the eyes glancing to the side.

  5. Lovely owl card Vicky. OMG - your daughter will be a long way from home if she gets a place in Manchester.

    Sarn xxx

  6. Cute card Vicky, owls are always popular, love his eyes! Sounds like you had a great weekend:)
    Val x

  7. Adorable, owl, Vickie! I love the DSP and another use for the branch!

  8. I love your owl and your son sounds a hoot too
    Rosie x

  9. What a great owl and yes he does look "feathery"

    oooooooooah, that choccie cup looks wonderful.

  10. Oh,so cute! Love this little guy Vicky-he looks perfect sitting high up on his branch-singing his little heart out :)
    Nessa xx

  11. He is such a cutie pie Vicky with those little googly eyes siting pretty upon his branch. Good luck in choosing the University for your daughter am a little biased towards Liverpool having been born there. I was there a few weeks ago and my how it has changed since I left in 1977 !!! some fantastic restuarants and great shopping too.


  12. Your owl is super cute, and very good at singing!. Bev x


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