Monday, 5 October 2009


If one owl can perch, why not three? It’s a bit of a squeeze and the Creamy Caramel owl looks like he might fall off the edge but they seem happy enough.

I’ve teamed the Animal Stories stamp set with the new Autumn Days set, which features lots of silhouette foliage and a pheasant. I think they go quite well together.

I’ve inked around the edges of the cardstock using a sponge dauber and the lid of my Creamy Caramel inkpad. I usually do this with chalks but couldn’t be bothered to fetch the chalks – and I found that this method works really well.

And piercing is going to be a big thing from now on – because we have a new piercing tool and the mat pack, which is now sold separately and is an absolute boon because it means you can pierce in straight lines, no problem!

Stamps: Animal Stories, Autumn Days
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust. Creamy Caramel. Old Olive
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig®, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive

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  1. I love this card Helen! Can I case it please :)
    Debbie x

  2. very cute! love the colors and details!

  3. Love this! The colours, the layout, the piercing, the cleverness of your owls on the branch - well done! CC

  4. This is such a cute card. I love the way you have used the owls. Although I have see a lot of cards using this stamp, none of them pleased me as much at this. thanks for Sharing, Marti in Frederick Colorado.


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