Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Whimsical Wishes!

Hello everyone!!

First up I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make my birthday so special over the past couple of days. It is one I will remember for a long long time!

Now I know that being an owl lover myself, I have a lot of people who follow my blog for this reason, as I often make owl cards. Well over the last few days owl cards have been everywhere and I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on any of them.

My CCEE Stamper friends surprised me for the challenge we all do on Mondays with all their cards/scraplings being created using owls and you can see them here.

And then if that wasn't enough excitement already the Paper Pretties Design Team surprised my with a birthday blog hop that had an owl twist. If you would like to see those cards you will need to follow along with the hop which starts here.

Now onto my card for today which is for this week's sketch challenge over on SCS. Of course I had to use one of my new stamp sets that I received for my birthday and after seeing the sketch I decided to go with this "Forest Frenzy" set by CHF that I received yesterday morning by my "Prettie Girl" friend Danielle. I also used one of my new DCWV stack pads I got this week, this I used here the Green Stack which I just love!

Surprise, surprise I actually used kraft card for this card without having to use it cause it is a challenge hehe! It seemed to work well with the colors on the designer paper. I also used two of the sizzix texture templates to add texture to both kraft pieces.

Stamps: Forest Frenzy - CHF
Paper: White; Black; Kraft - SU; Green Stack DP - DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Black Brads; Baby Geo & L7s Sizzix Texture Plates; Foam Tape; Copics


Carol said...

He's aDORable! I love the coloring, and the DSP. I am going to have to start using more kraft paper myself... it makes a beautiful card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love this image.......Gnomes are one of my favourite Characters!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect Frances, the kraft looks good.

Rachel Hope said...

SO SO SO cute! Love it

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is darling Frances!!

Joanne said...

adorable, Hootsie

Tracey said...

This is adorable Frances! Love the kraft!

Michelle said...

I visit your blog daily and you always have such GORGEOUS creations! I even come back when I need ideas or inspiration. Today you got me in trouble! LOL! I laugh when I say this because when I saw this little gnome I KNEW I "had to" have him! LOL! I went straight to the site and ordered the set! Thanks for getting me in the doghouse but maybe I'll be lucky and my DH will let me take my stamping stuff in there with me! LOL! Thanks for always sharing the great inspiration!