owls and more owls

Hello Friends, Happy Friday! It's pretty overwhelming that a new year is around the corner and the holiday season is upon us. Where does the time go??
I thought I would share one more card using this die cut that I am giving away in my last post. See the details here or scroll down. Here is the owl and here is a page of owls.
I love owls and this owl from Penny Black is ADORABLE! Still want more owls??

Here are some links to some owl cards that I cherish.
 Here (is my favorite ATC that I ever made)
 here (is a decorative owl)
 here (is a money holder)
here (is a queen bee owl)
(is one I had such a blast altering with ruffled feathers and eye lids etc.)
here (is a masculine anniversary card)
scroll down to see these adorable owls in a wintery scene
here (is a great way to show variety in owl's eye balls)
this is an owl WITH A SUIT ON...yes I dressed him!
this owl and bunny can't go without a nod
I used two blobs of enamel accents on his eyes like I shared here
This is the inside of my card. You can find the sentiment here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Holiday and merriest wishes. Hugs, Kathy

Giveaway... and a water color background

Hello Friends, How are you today? How about another giveaway? I'm sure you have noticed that I have been using Simon Say's Stamps "Falling Stars" die cut often. (check out a few other cards with the die cut here and here) I love the versatility of the falling stars so I purchased an extra "Falling Star" die  just to give away. 
What do you need to do to win? Help me spread the word about the giveaway... just blog about it or tweet, facebook or post on flickr etc. Please leave a comment to tell me how you shared the giveaway linking my blog. Join my following (If you don't already) and I'll be a happy girl.
I WILL SELECT A RANDOM WINNER NEXT WEEKEND. If you own the die already I let you choose a different die from Simon. 
When I saw this sweet image called "Mimi's Winter Friends" from Penny Black. I couldn't wait to color her and she's perfect for the winter season. 
I cut this die from Simon Says Stamp. I was in the mood to fuss so I stamped the cut die with this background stamp from Penny that I love to color as I did herehere and here. See I love this stamp! Just ink your stamp up with several distress inks...blues and greens. Spray with Perfect Pearls WITHOUT shaking so you get less shine.
I water colored the background with these intense colored pencils on neenah paper (thank you Jennifer McGuire & Heidi for introducing me to them) I love the intense color that you get with these pencils. Just scribble some colored pencil on your paper as I did in the photo. 
When I use water color pencils I LOVE to use a "blender pen". I find I have more control then using water or a water brush.  Keep in mind you can use like colors without wiping off your tip. If you have questions please email me. If I was a planner I would have NOT colored the background behind the sentiment and image. When I was finished I added some enamel accents inside the stars.
I felt I needed some background color so I added three copic colors. 
I used this ultra thin marker to add details on the hat and this for some lace with a gel pen on her hat and jacket. The sentiment is from this beautiful clear set and the die it's stamped on is from here. All exclusives from Simon Says Stamp! Thanks for your visit and thanks for spreading the word about my giveaway :) Off to bed early morning workmen call. Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Kathy


hello card and winners

Hello Friends, How was your weekend? Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? 
Today I want to share an everyday card and some winners with you. First about the card details? I was watching my friend Jennifer create a beautiful bow for an ornament card with this corner bow die cut. I was determined to use the corner bow in a different way like Jennifer did. Can you find the die on my card? It was perfect for the curled smoke coming from the cozy chimney. I embellished the smoke with some white pen detail :)
"Where the heart is" & "Stylish Simon"are the stamps I used and a bonus....they have coordinating stamps & dies ...super cool!  The cloud is cut with this from WASHI PAPER!! On this card I created washi clouds with tape instead of washi paper. Please email me if you have any other questions.
Now for theWINNERS
The winner in this post (BasicGrey and washi tape) is Kelly
The winner in this post (Gnome for the Holidays) is Winnie
The winner in this post (Furry Christmas) is RedGem
AND THE WINNER of the GRATITUDE BLOG HOP is Felicia (Felicia gets to choose her favorite charity for Simon Says Stamp to make a donation on her behalf. 
Thank YOU SIMON SAYS FOR a generous donation on the behalf of a lucky blog winner. What an awesome way to celebrate this season of gratitude! 

Thank YOU friends for your patience I so appreciate it! Congrats to all of the winners. 
Have a great week and THANK YOU for your visit. Hugs, Kathy


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