Thursday 7 February 2013

Patchwork Owl

I've been having fun with magazine freebies again, the Woodware stamp set is free with Papercraft Essentials and the papers came with Quick Cards Made Easy.  I love the pretty colours of the paper pack, and I especially like the cute owl patterns, I think they work really well with the owl stamp.
The patchwork owl was begging to be paper pieced which I did with some sweet ditzy print papers.  To continue the home-spun look I added faux stitching with a black fine liner and matted everything onto kraft.
The felt flowers have been in my stash since the dawn of time, I thought the colours and naive shape made them just right for this card.  I added some pretty, pink flower shaped buttons threaded with baker's twine and I couldn't resist the temptation to use googly eyes, this image was crying out for them!
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Divas by Design - winged things
LEJ - #39 - anything goes
Love to Create - #51 - celebrate
The Crazy Challenge - #138 - birthday
The Paper Girls - #25 - twine, my buttons are threaded with twine
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - #142 - sketch
Platypus Creek - #25 - feminine and pretty birthday card/invitation
Speedy and Friends - #145 - paper piecing
Sandy's Crafty Creations - for a birthday


  1. Stunning card! The owl is so cute and I love the felt flowers :) Emma xxx

  2. Love this gorgeous card...fab image and

  3. Love this birthday card, Wendy! The owl stamp is made for that paper! So cute!! Thanks for joining in on my Happy Birthday challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  4. gorgeous the patchwork look xx

  5. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the pretty papers and the patchwork owl looks fabulous.
    Lorraine x

  6. Very pretty indeedy hun...and loving the colours too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  7. As always your card and image are fab x

  8. This is great and thanks for joining us on Sunday Sketch and Stamp this week
    x catherine

  9. This card is a hoot! har har. I love it !!! So adorable. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

  10. so gorgeous wendy.i love your sweet owl and the papers are scrummy :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Your card is so darling I love owls. I really adore the patchwork you did on him. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

  12. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  13. Wow, so many delightful details on this card, love the layering with the different patterned papers and the paper piecing on the owl! Fabulous card, thanks for sharing it with us at LEJ Designs!

  14. Wow I love this card ... I too got this set but haven't used it yet ... I really love what you have done with it ... Great work

    Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs

    Good luck

    Tina DT XX

  15. Super cute card!! Love the paper pieced owl!!! The flowers are so soft and pretty! Terrific DP to go with this cute image! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  16. Gorgeous!

    I had that magazine in my hand last week but decided not to buy it. Maybe I should go back and see if it's still there!

    Thanks for joining in our 1st birthday celebrations at Love to Create.


  17. LOve your card, Love your blog title:) all wonderful! Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  18. Sweet card! Love the googly eyes on the owl! Thank you for joining our Celebration Challenge this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC DT

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Good luck
    hugs Anke

  20. Great card, such a good idea to use paperpiecing on the owl! Looks just fantastic! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen


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