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You're a Hoot!

Happy Thursday! How is your week going? All week I have had the feeling that I am forgetting something. I keep checking my calendar and I look clear but I have that nagging feeling.... I guess I'll see what pops up.

I am trying to stock up on boyish/masculine cards to send into OWH. (I am still working hard to fill my box and get it sent!) I used Fuzzy Owl from Meljen's Designs (on Whimsy Stamps) to make a campy/boyish birthday card.

I have liked this image ever since it came out but, for some reason, I have never used him. Well, I guess there is no time like the present. I was especially inspired to put him on card since I just watched the movie "Legends of the Guardians" with my family. Have you seen it? We enjoyed it and really liked the educational bit about owls included on the disc.

Be sure to stop by the Meljen's Designs blog to see the new releases for the week and join in our "Be Creative with your Punches" challenge. Here is a preview of the new digis. You can see the projects some of the DT created with the new images on the Meljen's Designs blog.

Stay tuned for more information on a blog hop starting on April 1st to celebrate the 1st birthday of Meljen's Designs. As always, there will be chances for you to win some Meljen's Designs digis. Watch for more information soon.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Fuzzy Owl from Meljen's Designs available on Whimsy Stamps
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest CS, October Afternoon Campfire & Fly a Kite paper packs, Bazzil Basics green CS
  • Inks: Distress Ink in Antique Linen
  • Tools: Sewing machine
  • Embellishments: Natural Jute Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, blue & white bakers twine, misc brads & button



Karin said…
This is just darling! I love the texture the burlap gives the card...It's perfectly masculine too :)
Tracey said…
This is the perfect card for a male! The owl is so cute and I love the stitching.
Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!
Jenny said…
Lovely card and cute owl. I like all the different textures and papers.
Thanks for joininh EAC.
Leanne said…
Ohhhh I love owls!! This one is just to cute! Love all the paper you used and it does make for a perfect male card! TFS! Hugs, Leanne
LouDotMac said…
What a great card- I love all the layers and that owl is super cute!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Birthday' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo
Sandi said…
Cheryl - what an adorable image!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our 'Go Green' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Hi Cheryl ... so good to see you again and your creation is just as cute as ever!
Thanks so much for joining in our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge at The Sisterhood! I look forward to seeing you again next challenge!
Nikki Byrne said…
This is TWOOO cute!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
Pattie G said…
Cheryl, What a cute card! I love how you used our theme and the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥
Tammy said…
This is sooo cute Cheryl! Fantastic card for a boy and I love all of the textures!! I'm so glad you joined us at Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x
Abi said…
So totally owl-some (sorry!) It's a fab card, love the DP's & stitching. Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood of Crafters x
Anonymous said…
this is a very nice card and a sweet image.
Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.
1CardCreator said…
Love all those different layers!
CraftyC said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the owl and the papers are a perfect match. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
Jinny Newlin said…
Absolutely LOVE this, Cheryl! It's darling from that perfectly colored, owl cutie to that bit of burlap detail! LOVE it to pieces!
Lindsay Weirich said…
sweet card cheryl! love the story book paper you found too!
aqualeiga said…
Oh wow! I love this!! All the great colours and textures, not to mention that great digi! So glad you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. hugs, Ali x
Awww, he's adorable!!! Love all your PERFECT layers too!! WOW girl! You do such an awesome job! I'd be so overwhelmed!!

This will be a great card for OWH :)
Jodi said…
What a sweet owl!! Your colors and embellishments match him perfectly!
Jodi =)
Marlene said…
Hooty Birthday! I LOVE IT!!!
Linda McClain said…
Oh my goodness. What a cutie! You picked the perfect paper and embellishments. (I gotta find me some burlap - love it.) Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is such a cute card and perfect for a guy card, the little additions like the burlap is perfect and lovin' the stitching.
Anita said…
This is so cute Cheryl. I love that owl and your papers are just perfect for this card.
Annette Bowes said…
Cute card Cheryl, love the papers and the sentiment is perfect lol! Take careX:)
glitzygirl said…
A lovely card and the dp is perfect for the challenge, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde
Shelly Schmidt said…
Great card for a boy- what a great idea for OWH to have folks make cards for kids. Love your card design.
Nikki T said…
Great card. Love the patterns and stitching. Thanks for joining us this week at GAB Challenges.
Donna said…
Such a beautiful card and a perfect choice of papers and colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna x
Kathy and Lucky said…
Cheryl, well you know I love the card and the embelllies you used, awesome card, thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.
Leigh Ann Baird said…
Super cute owl! Thanks for joining us at ABC!
Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Your blog not always let me comment here. LOL
Heather said…
Oh how CUTE!!! I love the darling image, your papers and esp the burlap! Perfect addition to this already perfect card!

thanks for playing along with us at Fresh Brewed Designs 2 or more Embellishments challenge!
Have a blessed day!

Milliesmarvels said…
I love your card, that owl image is great and perfect for a man!
Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge.
Just Me said…
Great card for a boy. I like the stitching and the colors. Thanks for joining the GAB Challenge this week
Lori said…
Love the outdoor rustic feel of your card. Super cute. Thanks for joining us at ABC DT Challenge.
Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.
Susie said…
Fab card, love the owl image & great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx
Rachel Hope said…
So Sweet! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!
Katie said…
Super card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)
lisbeth said…
Lovely card, great colour. Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week
Joanne Gilch said…
Trying to catch up with all my blogging friends and leaving them some love. Time just gets away from me every day. This card and OWL are precious...and someone at OWH is gonna be very blessed to get it!!
Karli said…
WoW! Way to knock out all those challenges with one fab card! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you'll join us again next time! Hugs~
Jolara said…
lovely card ! Thanks for joining the Pixies this week. Joyce xo
craftyb said…
fab card - love these papers together and LOVE the jute! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx
Scrappychick said…
Your Guardian turned out just fabulous! Thanks fr playing with the Pixies this week :)
Janet said…
What a great card....very nice image. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Janet--Guest DT Member for March
Suzie McFloozy said…
Super card cheryl - I'm lovin that owl x
Thanks for playing along with us at papercrafing journey this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo
PS congrats on the cooking it up with Katie win too x
Dawn said…
Congratulations on your win at Cooking it up with Katie!
Micki said…
lol, don't you hate that feeling? I get that all the time!!!

Love how you incorporated so many different embellishments. That jute ribbon is perfect and that owl is too cute. (Haven't watched the movie yet, but it's on my list - love owls)
Awesome card girlfriend :-) and I'm so happy you joined us at The Sisterhood of Crafters for our "Lets Hear it for the Boys" challenge!!

Helen Ann said…
I love the layout, the DP is fab and the owl is so cute

(sorry for the late comment - work and holidays keeping me busy lol) Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you again soon

Lisa B said…
I LOVE LOVE LOVE owls! You did a great job on this card.

Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. Good luck!

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