Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Forest Friends @ Craft Room Challenge

Well another fortnight has passed and its time for a new challenge over at Craft Room Challenge. I would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to those of you who entered our last challenge, we certainly have a difficult task in choosing a winner. 
Unfortunately, many entries were exempt from winning the prize, due to not reading our 'New' Pesky Challenge Rules, which is such a shame. 

The lovely Amber is our host this fortnight and she has chosen the theme of Forest Friends. 

Here is what Amber has to say about her challenge:
"It is my turn to host the challenge for this fortnight, and I have picked the theme of "Forest Friends".  I love forest creatures!  You can include any of them in your project, but I ask that they be one of the focal points and not just a "token gesture".   

Our sponsor this  this fortnight is Tando Creative, so please be sure to check out the New Pesky Rules to ensure that your entry/post qualifies to be in with a chance of winning.   


Here is my  DT project:


Kraft Card
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
TH Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge
Owl Stamp from PaperArtsy Stamps
Tartan Ribbon
Spellbinders Die

The card is 6" by 6" and I cut another piece 5.5", which I ran through my Big Shot usingTim's Embossing Folder, which looks like bark. The Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge gave a lovely depth and variation to the embossing.

The SB die was cut several times, enabling me to create depth. It was inked with Vintage Photo/Rusty Hinge.
The owl was edged with Walnut Stain and given a light cover of DI to create definition, I also shaped it slightly.
The tartan ribbon just added to the look. Words will be added later as I don't know whether this will be a Thank You or a Birthday card....woo knows !! ( Sorry I just had to say that :-)

For more inspiration please hop over to the CRC challenge site, where you will be able to view the makes of our other amazing DT members.

Looking forward to viewing your entries.

Crafty hugs and catch up soon xx

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  1. Great textures with the EF and a lovely owl, you have recreated a forest feel brilliantly.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  2. What a great idea to have your owl appearing in a 'hole in the tree' like that Annie! I love the tartan touch too. Jenny x

  3. It's wonderful Annie, yes the owl peeping through is such a wonderful touch. Having seen this in the flesh, I can vouch for just how wonderful it looks! Thanks again for a wonderful day!!

  4. Very clever use of the hole for the lovely owl to peep through Annie and the wood texture embossing is fantastic! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. A wonderful card Annie, I love the background and the owl is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Lovely card, great background and owl stamp;-))m

  7. What a great card, Annie! I, too, love the owl peeking through his hole in the tree! Very clever!!

  8. That owl looks so cute...like the wooden look background! Greetings, Alie

  9. This is some card, the tree is brilliant, and that owl image is fabulous. XOXO Zoe

  10. +Fabulous creation. Very well thought out if I may say so. The wonderful owl peeping out from its home in the tree is so very natural looking. Hugs Mum xxxx

  11. Fantastic texture background. Its a great card, love the owl.

  12. Hi Annie! What a great card! I love owls and this stamp is gorgeous!
    Thank you for for joining my blog, I'm so glad you like my creations. I hope that you will enjoy my future posts! It's great to have such a lovely and talented lady close by! ;) i look forward to some more fabulous inspiration from you.
    Ingrid xx

  13. That's a beautiful card, great owl image.

  14. Such a pretty card Annie! I really love that wood grain embossed background with the owl being the focal point. Owls are my favorite animal so I am quite partial to this!

  15. Annie, I adore the owl and the tartan ribbon! its like the perfect combo!! Debi xxx

  16. I have some of that ribbon...lol! Love your little hooter too! Cute cute card!

  17. Hi Annie - just catching up and loving your card - great Owl image and perfect background...Esther xx

  18. Anonymous9/28/2014

    You have permission to give my wrists a slap because for some reason I overlooked this post.
    This is a beautiful card, I absolutely love the design of the card and that little touch of tartan.

  19. Fabulous card and I love your design.


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