Wednesday 14 December 2016

Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas with Friends

Good evening folks.
As many of you may or may not know, Kylie (is Addicted to Stamps and More) is hosting a 12 days of Christmas card challenge over at her blog and she very kindly asked me if I would participate as one of her friends. I was lucky enough to meet her in person at the 2016 HLS retreat, I don't know how she finds the time to organize everything but she does and does it so well.
Here is my contribution on the final day of the 12.

I made this for my old next door neighbour Audrey. 
When we moved in next door to her over 45 years ago, she welcomed us kids and started taking me to football matches as she had a spare season ticket that her Mum was unable to use because of ill health. Well that started a long tradition of blue and white owl themed cards and pressies, both for birthdays and Christmas. Why owls you may ask, well she is an ardent supporter of Sheffield Wednesday FC whose nickname is the Owls, because their original stadium was in Owlerton but now play at Hillsborough. I did go to the odd Wednesday match but I was really a red and white supporter, the Blades or Sheffield United and Audrey went along there as well! She even went to the smaller non league Hallam FC when there were no League games, a true sports fan!
This Lawn Fawn owl was coloured with Copics, including his blue and white supporters scarf, before being fussy cut and mounted on his die cut branch (Memory Box) and the inked and masked panel. Snow on the panel was added with white Cosmic Shimmer white glue and the base using an old Cuttlebug EF.

She has wonderful sponsors joining her as well for this fun event

Winners will be drawn at random.

Thanks for asking me to participate Kylie, hope you will all join in too.

I'm also joining in over at -

Take It, Make It Challenge
Snow and Ice

Dry embossing and die cuts


  1. Hi Julie this is a gorgeous card. I love the owl. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Jules. What a wonderful friendship and owl tradition with your awesome neighbour. She will love this adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  3. I love the sponged background for this sweet owl, Jules! The snowflakes on the background so perfectly mimic the embossed snow! Amazing card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Julie, your little owl, tucked into his scarf, snoozing in the wintry wonderland, is sheer delight! Audrey will absolutely love this, as do I!

  5. Your owl is so cute!
    Beautiful card!
    The Leaf Studio

  6. What a great story behind the owl, blue, and white. The card is adorable. I love the cosmic shimmer for your snow! Thanks for helping me celebrate 12 Days of Christmas! xx

  7. Such a beautiful card for a beautiful friend. That night owl is warm and content ;) Love the design, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  8. Wonderful night sky for your cute owl. TFS Jules and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  9. This is just adorable. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx


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