Friday, 11 June 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch # 142


Hello hope you are all well - I hear that the weather is going to brighten over the weekend - thank goodness !
Even my 4 Yr old son asked asked me "mummy where has summer gone ?" and he is most insulted that I have put the paddling pool back into the shed !!

The world cup is upon us and as we speak the footie is on. Not that I mind I actually enjoy the football and while hubby is watching I can play in peace with my craft stash !

Anywho on to my card ! I made it to the fabtastic sketch over at mojo monday - it's a beaut this week ckeck it out here.

Funnily enough I chose my image second (usually the thing I choose 1st) but I purchased this gorgeous martha stewart border punch and desperately wanted to use it and the owl seemed like the perfect match !
I have had this image months and I can't remember where it came from (sorry - if anyone knows please leave a comment and I'll add a link and credit) I'm pretty sure it was a freebie too - it's cute isn't it ?
I coloured it with pencils and used chalk to smudge across the sentiment branch. I also distressed the edges of the image (and the card base) with brown ink and a sponge as I thought the white was too stark against the papers.

The papers are all HOTP not sure which set - my HOTP pads are well used and I've lost the front cover ! I used a new sizzix die and my bigshot to cut the swirls which I attached behind a paper flower - I only attached the end behind the flower to give a bit of dimension and movement.

The gorgeous diecut heart was a freebie sent with an order from Dies To Die For - Fantastic service I ordered at 2pm and my order was delivered the NEXT day !!!

For the ribbon loops I used some scraps from stash - see it is worth keeping them !

I've made this card for my hubby's birthday which isn't until September so I am well ahead of myself - I'll prob lose it by then - lol.

As well as the mojo monday sketch challenge I am also entering this card into the following challenges :

One Stitch At A Time - Boys 2 men
The Shabby Tea Room - Fathers day or masculine card
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Mens cards

Thanks for looking - leave a comment so I can come and visit you too x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

6 comments:

Spyder said...

Really cute card, love your owl!! Thank you for joining OSAAT's Boys to Men challenge this week!
(Lyn))

Debbie said...

Adorable!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cute! Love that adorable owl and that border punch on the bottom is darling!

Nicole said...

Great card - love those polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Suzi said...

What an adorable card this is Suzie. Thank you so much for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

Poppit said...

Aw....cute image (I have SUCH a soft spot for owls...and well, all birdies). FAB punches and loving the folded ribbon effect. xx