Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy B'day, Hoots!!!

Happy Birthday, Frances (Hoots)!!!!!!
Frances continues as the hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  This is her challenge for us this week.
As today is my birthday let's create a card that includes the things I love … owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordion style etc. Any type of construction style card will do anything goes but preferably not a flat card this week.
Any one who knows me well will know that this was truly a challenge for me.  I am not a fancy/fussy fold kind of stamper.  However, I admire so much when others make fancy fold cards.  Hoots is the queen of fancy fold cards in my book.  So......I put my discomfort aside and moved on.
Frances has enabled me to buy a few of these fancy fold dies, but I was intent on using the images you see, so I devised a pop up card design of my own.  I have decided, having made this card, that it is actually not the fancy folds that put me out of my comfort zone.  It is the 'decorating' of them that I find challenging.  Thus you will see that mine is pretty straight forward and not particularly clever.  The iimages are by Art Impression.  These images are winter images, honoring the fact that Hoots, being in Australia, is just ending her winter months.
Be sure to stop in at the CCEE Blog to see the other fancy fold, OWL creations by the rest of the team..
Have a fabulous b'day, Hoots!!!


Lynn McAuley said...

I love these wonderful owls all bundled up for a cold Australian winter! How perfect for Frances' birthday! Great pop-up sentiment!

Liz Williams said...

I like you, find these types of cards to be twice the work since you have to decorate various sides. So, I struggle, and still don't have a decent looking card when I get finished. That is the frustrating part for me!!LOL
I think your little owls worked out well!!

Ironlady said...

Those owls are fabulous Joanne, I love the way you created you very own pop up style, fantastic

Vicky Gould said...

What cute owls...and perfect for an Aussie! Hoots will love this one for sure.....and weren't you the creative one coming up with your own design!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a great job you did, designing your own kind of pop-up card!! I love those sweet owls, and the ef of the leaves in the bg is just perfect!

Lois said...

Love your little group of owls -- really cute! And congratulations on moving out of your comfort zone. I can relate to that situation so well. We've got a challenge coming up in April that was TOTALLY out of mine!

StampOwl said...

Well you know I just love those owls!!!!!! and I feel honoured that you went out of your comfort zone to create this card ... you did a wonderful job. And pop ups don't have to be overly fancy to be fun! I love it!!!!! thanks for the birthday wishes :)