Sunday, 13 January 2019

Owls and more owls

These lovely owl dies are supposed to be for Christmas, hence the Santa hats included in the set, but I think they are far too sweet to keep just for one purpose!

Here they are in their festive regalia:

The owls, branch and hats are all cut from snippets, of course, with a subtle snowy background and a Christmassy sentiment.

I am sharing this card with
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Feature a creature
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday

Now, I don't know about you but I always smile when I see an image of birds standing on each other's heads. I don't know why, perhaps because it's so unlikely to happen in real life? Anyway, I really wanted to make my owls do that, and I also wanted to use up this very last snippet of a piece of 12 x 12 paper that I've eked out so frugally it's lasted me about 5 years!

I am sharing this with
Watercooler Wednesday - Occasions

And now here are the two cards together

Because I have used copious amounts of snippets, I am sharing with
Pixie's  Snippets Playground -  Challenge 343
and of course, the motivating force behind these cards,
Twofers - Birds


MagsB said...

These owls are adorable, Jane! I love how you've used them in two such different ways! Very cute cards!

love Mags B x

Brenda in IN said...

These are so cute. I love how the pattern paper has those sweet little owls on it too.

Leslie Miller said...

I'm smiling so big at your cards, Jane! They're completely adorable as a Christmas card and then it's so nice they can doff their hats and become everyday owls! The two sizes are perfect for stacking. Don't know why, but I love that look, too. Pretty CAS look for your Christmas card, and a cool fold for the birthday card. Super cute paper, and I can relate to the 5 years it took to finish using it. I have some similar owl paper with coordinating polka dots that's been sitting at least that long. Might as well just hang it on the wall like art! I'm so glad you joined us in our Twofer Birds Challenge!

Dawn Phillips said...

Love the different looks you got with these adorable owls. Love Dawn x

Darnell said...

I think your owls are super cute both for Christmas in their Santa hats and one on top of the other to wish someone a happy birthday! Well done, Jane! You get a special high five for using up your snippet of beautiful owl pp! It's perfick! I'm with you on getting a kick out of birds standing on top of each other! I especially think it's a HOOT when owls do it!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Heidi Weaver said...

I love your cards, Jane! I love owls anyway and seeing the owls on top of each other makes me think of Totem Poles. Love the paper and those additional owls inside the card. Great fun! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

oldpunca said...

Lovely owls. :-) You have created fabulous bird cards. I like them both.

Loll said...

Adorable cards Jane. You just have to smile seeing the expressions on those owl's faces. :) So sweet in their Santa hats with falling snow in the background. You are right, the owls look so cute stacked! :) Great card fold and love the patterned paper. No wonderful you've been carefully using every bit over the past several years. Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those owls are so cute and I love how you used them two different ways too.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Greta work, Jane, Di love owls and you’ve been very clever right the design of the cards,
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

What a fabulous card Jane - in fact TWO fabulous cards. I do love the dies you've used so cleverly! And totally agree about ekeing that gorgeous paper out. Just perfect!

Sorry to take so long to comment - blame a white fluffy bundle called Dudley!


Di xx

LesleyG said...

Love your cards Jane, and you've given me ideas for the owl I won in the playgrounds! Xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Both these cards are so very nicely done!