Friday, October 24, 2014

Happy "Owl-oween"...Inkspiration Challenge #68, Paper Smooches Anything Goes, TIME OUT #17~Inspired by Words, ColourQ CChallenge #264

Helloooo....another two weeks have flown by, and it's time for Inspirational Challenge #68,where I know you'll find the inspiration photo to be an absolute  hoot!


Seriously, how adorable are these little crochet (I'm guessing they are...) owls, finely-feathered in circles of funky colours.  I don't crochet, but if I had the pattern for these, I'd definitely learn. Soooo cute!

This week, the DT - Marina, Nonni, Sandie, Yvonne, Shauna, Pia and Kim -  is joined by the talented Maura who, like most of us, is absolutely addicted to adores card-making. Please be sure to check out her card, as well as my teamies. I imagine you find their creations, as I did, totally  'owl-some'!

Although most of the DT have gone with the owls' theme (and you can't really get too many of these wise guys),  you could be inspired by the wool, the colours, the patterns ...anything. Of course, I *had* to go with the obvious...

Here's my first dude...


and my second...



(Did you notice something 'new' on this card, and the one below? My new watermark, made by the supremely talented Kylie, who is also the hostess of Addicted to Stamps and More, Addicted to CAS and Happy Little Stampers)!  I LOVE it! I'm still practicing how to anchor it to my cards, but this is a start! THANK YOU, Kylie!!)

and the duo...




I'm also entering them into the galleries at 

TIME OUT Challenge #17, inviting us to draw inspiration from a word or words in the phrase: "Birds of a feather flock together' (brilliant challenge!)


           
 
ColourQ Challenge #264  The owls' feathers resemble the layers of this awesome table-cloth (some people's imaginations blow me away!!) 



Hope this "parliament" of owls sparks your creativity and that we'll be seeing your designs in the gallery.  A top pick(s) will be selected to join us as a guest designer; I hope it's YOU!


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

28 comments:

  1. I love these Carol, the colours are fab and such a funky design to match the cuteness! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and for your kind words about our challenge x

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  2. super cute shaped halloween owls! I hope you have a FAB weekend!

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  3. These are soooo cute, Carol! I love that PS owl stamp. Great design and colours too. :-)

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  4. So darn cute!! Love the owls anthe happy word is awesome!!

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  5. Your shaped owl cards are adorable!!!

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  6. I LOVE your super sweet owl shaped cards Carol! Too cute to spook!

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  7. Eeeek these are SO cute!! I have a thing for owls and these are seriously adorable! Love the way you colored them and the round cards are wonderful! Love your new watermark too! You are all spiffified now!! :D heheh! Thank you sweet friend for the very nice comment you left on my blog yesterday! Means the world to me! ((hugs))

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  8. How fantastic to use owls for Halloween cards! Love the unique shape and the fun layering of different patterns.
    - Shauna

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  9. That's a pair of real cuties you put together there Carol. Love the coloring and arrangement on both. Supersweet. - Jim

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  10. This is such a fun set of cards! I love the bold Halloween colors and the roundish shape - adds so much interest. Thanks for the warm welcome, too!

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  11. Super cards, Carol... I love the cute birdie and your color choices + the round card base: it goes so well with the owl! xxx

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  12. I forgot to say thanks for joining us at TIME OUT! :)

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  13. Fun Halloween cards- great design and I love the way you've varied them up and the traditional Halloween colours.

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  14. Those little hand crochetted owls are adorable and your little parliament is adorable (just learned something new today as had no clue what a group of owls was called - yeah for Google LOL!) way to use the colours and love the multi-coloured sentiment.

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  15. hehehe! Such fun shaped cards, love them!

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  16. Your cards, and your new water mark - totally owl-some. I love the owl trend - so many cute designs. I'm loving your circular cards too. Great to think outside the square. :)

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  17. OMG!! I LOVE these to pieces!! =) THANKS so MUCH for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenges and have a Fabulous Week!! =) I hope you'll join us again!! =)

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  18. Oh these little owl Halloween cards are adorable Carol! I love the inspiration owls too and wish I had the pattern for them, those owls are just too cute! As are you owls. I love, love your watermark for your cards too!!! I have been thinking about trying my hand at making myself one, like I said, "thinking" about it. lol Yours looks fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

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  19. Oh my gosh Carol ... these are ADORABLE!! LOVE the owl, and love the colours ... made even more spectacular being round. Great design! Loll xx

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  20. Two really cute cards, Carol, love the second one, but the first one is just as good! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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  21. Carol, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your quirky owls!! did not think them quirky at all, just very clever! As for butterflies for Christmas, I have often thought of doing a card for Christmas with them. I am working on a butterfly wreath now for Thanksgiving. Depending on where you are in the world, butterflies fly year around! I love them, a kiss indeed from Heaven!

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  22. These owls are so cute and beautiful! Saw them ad ink and thought they were so eyecatching! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  23. these owl really really cute Carol I love it both great coloring and yeah you made much halloween cards...i made only two LOL...hugs, Monika

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  24. These are all adorable, what a cute owl!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  25. Cute, fun and so adorable, Carol ... such brilliant colours and what fab texture and layering! Lovely new watermark ...so perfect for you ... who'd have thought you'd choose a butterfly?!! So delighted you played along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Oh, Carol, you are a creative genius! I love how you used those unusual shapes for your projects. I have to admit, should I have to choose, I would like the second one better. I like the background of the white paper – or, better to say, the pattern. But best of all is of course that little owl :-) I have that stamp set, too, and every time I pick it out, that little critter just makes me giggle and giggle and giggle. I love your coloring of the little guy. He just looks like he might fly right off the page and start screeching at me – in a good way :-)

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  27. So, so very cute and adorable - I love how you make shaped cards and make it look so darn easy!! I need to learn from you about how to do that!! Such talent and such great, amazingly fun cards!!

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