Saturday, 19 July 2014

Its a Hoot!

Firstly, I would like to apologise for being out of Blogland for which seems like ages!  Its due to mine and my husbands health problems.  Things are a bit difficult so I haven't been crafting hardly at all or paying blog visits.  I am so very sorry!

Here is a card I made a while ago for my Father-in-law's birthday.

The cute owl stamp is Hoot designed by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions and the sentiment is from the same set.  He is stamped in Coffee Archival, embossed with clear powder and coloured with Promarkers.  The bark background is made using a Creative Expressions embossing folder rubbed over with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The hole is punched out and brown card added behind.  The branches are cut with Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die.  I hand cut the banner, added some brads and Card Candi coloured to match and job done!

Thank you for visiting me.  I can't tell you just how much your support means to me!  Tomorrow I will start visiting as many blogs as I can manage.  Take care and have a good weekend. Christine xxx


Sue said...

Sorry to hear you and your dear hubby haven't been well Chris I know that feeling all too well and sometimes its a struggle to get up in the morning..fabulous card and you take care lots of huggles Sue xxx

chrissies said...

So sorry to hear about your husband Chris and I hope he is improving.

Lovely to see you again and to admire your terrific card

Love Chrissie x

Redanne said...

Oh Chris, I am so very sorry to hear that you have both been so ill, my thoughts are with you both. If you ever need to 'talk' please know that I am always here, my email address is in my sidebar. You do not need to apologise for being missing, we are all still here.

Your card is gorgeous, I love the fabulous little owl! Big hugs, Anne xx

Jacqui Chimes said...

This is a lovely card - I hope your and your husband are improving

Anita in France said...

Hope you and DH are feeling much better, Chris ... take the time you need to get back on track ... blogland will be here when you're ready! What a cute card ... all the different textures and earth tones are fabulous for this sweet scene! Anita :)

Annie said...

Hi Chris :-) what a super card....the owl is stunning and I love your layout. I hope that you are feeling better and your husband too. As Anita land is here when you are ready and crafters are such a fantastic bunch.

Huge hugs
Annie x

vic said...

This is gorgeous Chris love that owl :) you have a new follower :)

Vic x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Chris! Thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog. I hope that you and your husband are feeling better and will pray for your continued recovery. I love, LOVE this card that you made for Father's Day! The owl and tree limb look amazing! I love everything about it! Take care of YOU!!!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah glad you're well enough to be blogging again. ..but sorry that combined ill health meant you were absent.. pray you both keep well now!!!

Love the owl card.. great die cuts and stamp make a lovely creation.
Thanks for popping over too.. your comments are so appreciated.
Shaz in Oz x

Sandee Setliff said...

I hope your health issues improve, that has to be tough to go through. Love your owl card! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That big eyed owl is so awesome. I love how he is similar color to the tree and blends right in just like with a real owl. You can still see him well but it makes it seem more natural.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you pop back in here, Chris. I have been thinking about you and will send you an email. I love your "hoot" of an owl card!! Perfect background! Hugs, Darnell

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I know how health issues can be difficult -- and how it affects creativity (and blog posts). I have my dry spells too as a result of illness.

The owl card is very cute. I'm sure your father-in-law enjoyed it.


Jackie said...

I love it! It can't help but raise a smile.
I hope you are both feeling somewhat better and able to enjoy the summer weather. Jx