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Friday, 31 August 2012

Baby owl

Hello fellow crafters,

A few months ago, when I was preparing for our 40th wedding anniversary celebration, I purchased some items from a lovely shop in our nearby town, and the owner asked if I would like to supply her shop with my cards. I was delighted to do so, and a couple of weeks ago her daughter asked me to make a card to give to her best friend who had just given birth to a baby boy.

The new mother apparently loves owls, so the card had to feature one or more owls. Otherwise I could design the card however I chose.
I don't have any owl stamps, so I searched for a suitable digi stamp, and finally found this cute baby owl with a bib at 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps. I also had to search several craft shops before I found this beautiful little owl charm. They were so nice, I bought several of them.

Inside the card, showing the little tag on which 
to write a personal message.

                              Side view

I usually put some form on embellishment on the back of the card with my contact details sticker.

I tend to get a bit stressed when asked to make a specific card for someone, as I worry that they will have had something else in mind. After all, there are infinite shades of colours, for example, aren't there. Anyway, when I delivered this card to the shop owner's sweet daughter, she had tears in her eyes, and just kept saying "OMG, OMG", and then said "I have to pay you more, you haven't charged me enough". (Which of course I refused to accept!). I had to laugh inwardly, as I had never had that reaction before, but have to admit it felt good.

I would like to enter the following challenges -
Party Time Tuesdays #83 -'Anything Goes'  (VIP Top 3)
I Love Promarkers #132 - 'Anything Goes'
Perfect Sentiments #47 - 'Anything Goes'

Image - 'Baby Owl' digi stamp from 2 Cute Ink
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - Forever Friends 'New Arrival'
Dies - Spellbinder; Marianne
Punch - Martha Stewart; Carl (tiny hearts on tag)
Sentiment - Computer generated 'Adine' font
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
Charm, flowers, leaves from my junk stash

Until next time, thank you for looking.

Hugs, Jennifer. x


  1. Gorgeous baby card Jennifer. I love teh cute owl an d fab design The little charm is a perfect finishing touch too.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I♥Promarkers.
    Lorraine x

  2. Gorgeous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers Anything Goes challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  3. Oh my goodness Jennifer how cute is this?? and the image is just perfect for the occasion as you have described - what a brilliant find!! Gorgeous card hun :-)
    Pauline x

  4. Stunning card, what a great design and well done on finding that cute owl, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  5. Cute! What a sweet baby owl!! Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!


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