Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Monday 28 November 2011

Twit-to-whoo! it's Emily’s Owl Card

Hi there everyone! Ten days ago you saw the beginnings of this card on WOYWW .
I know it has arrived at Emily's home up north, so I can post it now - it has changed somewhat from original colours I showed on the WOYWW post but design stayed the same. 
I will post a card in day or so with the original colours of pink and frosted mint green, as I made it up for a spare baby card.
This is the end result - for the base lilac shade I used the Kimmy Luvs Cuttlebug Embossing folder extended on the base, then used Martha Stewart Layered arches punch for the rectangle of coloured Owl DP and card.
Then the lovely Nellie Snellen Multi-frames - Square Stitch Nellie Snellen Multiframe Die Set 033 in
two shades of mint and lilac to match the DP. The stamp is a combo one with frame of Penny Black hedgie baby set.
Why remove the ultra cute hedgie on the original stamp? because Owls are Emily Elizabeth's toy so extra special- and an owl it is!
I masked off the sling with Penny Black baby hedgie in the centre of the stamp and added small owl  Inkadinkado stamped image added afterwards. I think Lisa correctly guessed the identity of owl stamp at WOYWW! I did this section in 3 D style, with glossy accents. 
I changed every part of this card several times funny how we do that. The colours balance for once was the hard thing to work out and the greeting was the trickiest - but the Petite Oval Spellbinders came to the rescue.
Thanks so much for popping by for a chat. May God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in oz. x 


JoZart Designs said...

That is so pretty Shaz and what a lovely welcome for Emily Elizabeth, the new little girl!
Love Jo x

Neil said...

Such a beautiful card Shaz. I'm sure it will be treasured! I love the colours you used; so pretty and soft and the layering is fabulous. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Donna Hanley said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the lilac colors and all the different shapes on this card all make it so very special.

Anonymous said...

Your great niece might not be able to appreciate all of your efforts yet, but her mother does. So thank you again for such a beautiful card, you really out did yourself. Nat

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Such a lovely many wonderful details !
love and hugs
chris richards

Anonymous said...

Dear Shaz,
This is such a beautiful card. A precious memory for Emily Elizabeth to treasure as time goes by!


Sheree said...

Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeous Shaz! The attention to detail.. incredible! I LOVE all of the layers, die cuts and that embossing folder is now on my wish list!
I am sure that the recipient loves it and this is a keepsake for years to come! You are so thoughtful and always give 200%
Well done my friend!

lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Shaz. I love how you've used the owl with all the pinks, something I would never have thought of. Emily's Mum must have been thrilled to recieve it in honour of her new arrival.
Btw I was amazed by what you said about the Lantans in Oz. Fancy us treating them so carefully when they are weeds to you. I always think of you now when I water them and check that they are doing OK. They cost an absolute fortune in our garden centres but I grow them from plug plants and want them to get through the winter so that they grow bigger. They always remind me of holidays in Austria where they grew them in pots around the doors!!
Hope all is well with you.
Hugs Lisax

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Adorable card Shaz! Love it so much. Love how lacey it looks with the border punching and Nellie dies.


:)) ...Вика said...

Очень красиво. Сова милая. Цвет приятный.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Vika Dolya said ...

Very nice. Owl dear. Color pleasant.

Sandy said...

It is like my coffee cozy isn't it, the owl background paper you have there. Love your main owl and your writing is divine. Im following you too now. Sandy :)

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