Monday, October 28, 2013

A cute owl

Today's card is based on a card made by Kristina Werner back in 2010.   She has a Holiday Card Series every year and the Series inspires us not just on Christmas cards but all kinds of cards as she gives out so many tips while showing us how she makes the Christmas cards.

My card, though similar to hers, has quite a number of differences.  What's really interesting is that when I first saw her card back in 2010, as much as I liked it I thought the card would look equally cute if the bottom part is trimmed.  Then fast forward to the point where my card is finished, which is much shorter than hers, I thought my card would also look as cute as if the bottom part is removed.  Perhaps I am just too used to the standard size cards so my eyes tend to be drawn to the upper portion.

This card was a lot of fun to make, I really enjoyed the process, except the part that I had to cut the window.  I had always wanted a 2" circle punch and when I was cutting the window, I really wish I had a 2" circle punch on hand.  This is one of those rare instances that a die-cutting machine is not as convenient than a punch as it is really challenging to cut through two layers of cardstock. 

I keep looking at the card as I am so happy with it.  :)  Owls are one of my faves on cards!

My card is entering the following challenges:
Keep it Simple - include source of inspiration
Jingle Belles Rock - Creature
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Favorite Twine
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Use a Critter
The Glory of Christmas - Homemade Background
Savvy Handmade cards - bats or birds

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Delightful Winter card! I love the Owl peeking through the circle and the size of your card. I often forget to make the longer cards but really like them when I see them. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  2. Very cute! I love the owl. Thanks for playing at Savvy Handmade cards!

  3. Love that sweet little owl for the holidays ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at jingle belles.

  4. Super cute design! Love the little owl! Thanks for joining the Creative Knockouts challenge!

  5. Lovely card - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 18: bingo, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us over at
    Creative Fingers
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  7. Aawww a lovely Christmas card, I love the sweet owl!
    Thank you for joining us at CLF :)

  8. I'm sorry - I suddenly realised that I made a mistake in my last comment - it should have said the Glory of Christmas challenge 19: homemade background x

  9. Very cute owl. Cute and fun layout. Thanks for joinin in the fun at HIMCR.
    Lena’s Creations

  10. This is really cute! I love owls too, but I hardly ever use them on cards! :)

  11. what a fabulously festive tall card, and of course that sweet xmas owl really makes it! thanks for joining our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  12. A lovely card, and thanks for joining the Glory of Christmas Challenge.