Monday, 22 March 2010

Q: Whooo's a Twit-Twoo?

A: Me!
Q: Why?
A: 'Cos I forgot someone's birthday and didn't send a card - DUH! 

That little snippet of information probably won't come as any great surprise to a lot of people who know me as they can see me getting more scatterbrained as the years go by.   Hey Ho ... old age doesn't come by itself LOL!

Anyway ... my little moment of amnesia meant I needed to make a belated birthday card and as there was a box from QVC sitting on the desk with DB's Spring Woodland kit inside, I thought I'd have a wee play. 

You will have guessed from the title of my post that I opted for the owl image from all the cute woodland characters, but that came about because it fitted the idea I had for the greeting. 
The cream base card was 8" x 8" and I sliced a section from the front before layering the back panel with some pretty double sided patterned card, (from the kit), matted onto silver mirri card.  The remaining front panel was then decorated wih the reversed patterned card, also matted onto silver mirri.

The die cut wavy border was then attached with foam pads - this was already foiled so no cutting out was needed. 
From the remaining strips of patterned card I punched the circles for the alphabet stickers, (not included) and then cut 2 x Nestability scalloped ovals with my cuttlebug - one of which I trimmed and overlapped to make it big enough for the owl image, (can you see the join?) - and then I used the offcut for the alphabet stickers on the front before doodling with a white gel pen.

Inside I opted to use the cute die cut bunny message which was layered onto the last wee scrap of pink dotty card - and that's it!
I now need to get this card in the post or it'll be a week late - and that just won't do!
I'm going to submit this card as an entry at  
Crafty Cardmakers whose theme is Spring
and also 

Daring Cardmakers, for their theme of Tweetie Pie, if multiple entries are allowed.


Lynda said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Ann said...

Oh Max you can forget my birthday anytime if I'll get a card like this. It's just fantastic.
Love love love it.
Ann xxx

dragonflyjoy said...

Hi Max

Love the owl card and the way you have used the cuttlebug scalloped oval. The patterns are great and I love the way you have arranged them. I'm glad I don't go into QVC site as I know the owls would have been my downfall. I just love them.
May take a wee peep just for curiosity !!!!!!!!!!!!
love and hugs

Joyce xxxx

Irene said...

Max your card is fantastic, I love it. The owl is so cute and adorable. Fabulous papers.


Lythan said...

well I think that card makes up for being late. What a lot of work you have put into it. thanks for joining in with DCM this week :)

Doreen said...

A fabulous card Max, I am sure you will be forgiven for sending it

judie said...

This is simply stunning, i adore owls and this one is beautiful. The backing papers are truly special, thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Julie Riley said...

Lovely spring card, well done, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

Vixykins said...

Hahaha! I also have a terrible memory, made me chuckle!

What a cute sweet card, I'm sure she'll forgive you!

Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

PS... I have a get out of jail free stamp which says "I heard you were celebrating a belated all those other fools sent a card on time!"

It gets used often!

SueH said...

What a fab way to do a belated birthday card.

I’m glad our birdie theme was able to help you out with it so thanks for joining in with the dare this week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, well worth all the effort. :) Thanks for joining in.

Anonymous said...

Hiya, this is great...I am so onto Owl's, Bird's and cages right now....
Theres so much to see here, that backing paper's brill...
Fab card!!!

Thanks for joining Crafty Cardmaker's this week

Queenie said...

Gorgeous card Max!!!

Made by Mandy said...

What a gorgeous card.

You can tell you have put a lot of work into it.

Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers :)