Thursday, April 25, 2013

" 8 Months till Christmas "

Welcome to our monthly hop today marks 8 months till Christmas. I know what your thinking we havn't even got past all the snow from this year but yes it is only 8 months till Christmas.

This post is going to be short and sweet as it is 9:47 and I was heading to bed and realized tomorrow (today) is the 25th. Got a huge head start on the cards but completely blew it with writing the post. 

So every month a group of us ladies get together to share our head start on Christmas cards that we have created based on a given theme for the month 

This month's theme is Animals (use at least 1 animal on your projects) I used owls for both. I love cute owls. Ever since I became a Brownie Leader and was named Night Owl I have come to love these cute little birds :) only the cute ones though i have a fondness for cutey things.

If you arrived here from Mary's blog you are in the right place if you want to start from the begining please head over to my great friend Shari's blog.

Here are my cards for this month

Card 1

Supplies used

  •  Art Impression - Five Whoots Set
  • Recollection - blod basics
  • dcwv - shimmer matstack
  • lace
  • whimsy stamps - layered snowflake die set
  • BoBunny - Sentiment
  • skittles
  • color box chalk - Depp Lagoon
  • stampendous - winter nestle
Copic Colours used

  • E79,77,74,37,35,34,49,47,44,43,42,59.57,55,53,51
  • BG09,07,05,75,75,72
  • B99,97,95
  • V28,25,22,95,93,91

inside - love the sentiment :) finally found a card to use it.
close up of the snowflake :) love this die

Card 2

Supplies Used

  • Mel- Jens Digi
  • Card stock & Easy scrap booking calendar
  • Martha Stewart-snowflake punches
  • Martha Stewart - twine
  • jingle bell
  • stampabilites very merry Christmas
  • labels 17
  • memento texto black
  • hot off the press- mittens
  • color box chalk - chestnut Roan
Copic Colours used

  • E79,59,57,47,44,43
  • BG78,75,72
  • B99,97,95
  • R32,30
  • C1 + B0000
  • YG97, B23


Please follow along on our hop and comment on the lovely creations these ladies have made. Hope you have been inspired to start your Christmas cards early. Till next time, happy crafting.


  1. Sara, wow awesome cards! Gee how did I know that you would use Owls as your animal, hmmm LOL! Both cards are coloured beautifully and I love the way you did both inside sentiments as well!

    BIG Hugs from your friend;

  2. Sara, both of your owls are so cute. I like the blue and brown combination on the cards. And, yes, you nailed it with that first sentiment. Hugs!!!

  3. They are very cute owls! I love how you finish off the inside of your cards too.

  4. Love your owl theme this month! These are super cute! Great job Sara :)


  5. Awe these guys are all so cute love the bundled up owls hugs Nikki

  6. Sara these are both lovely!
    I love owls.
    You did such a beautiful job with your layered snowflake that I just had to use my B day money and order one too shhhhh lol.

  7. Both of your cards are too cute. Love those little owls. TFS.
    D- dmcardmaker (AOL)

  8. Both these cards are so great! You're right owls are super cute!!!

  9. The owls are definetely cute. Love both cards, I must remember to decorate the inside of my cards too.
    Hugs Sally xxx