Saturday, 19 February 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #127 - Claylicious

Hi there

I wish you ALL a Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  A day that goes by without some sort of chocolate is a sad day indeed lol

Goodies that I used (I've been a bit slack with that lately, sorry!)

Stamps: Hero Arts 'What's the Scoop Recipe Cooking Owl' & Hero Arts Birthday for the sentiment.
Papers: Background paper and glitter gingham card from my stash of never ending paper
Accessories: Stripey ribbon from Ribbon Girl, Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.

This card is for the latest Etsy Inspired Challenge.  Our shop today is Claylicious

who are offering a fab 10% off for shoppers! Just use the word "INSPIRED" at the checkout!

This blue owl is where my inspiration came from.  I showed Ian my coloured owl and he said you don't really get blue owls.  I said, 'Hello, this is a cartoon character owl, he can be ANY colour I choose' lol.  He just said, 's'pose'!!  I think this blue owl with 'believe' on looks fab!  I was going to stamp the word believe onto another owl, but I wanted to cheer myself up with a chocolate chip cookie card because it's been one of THOSE kind of weeks!

My favourite piece in the whole shop is this!  I just love EVERYTHING about it, the colours, the wording, the little symbols and shapes, FAB-U-LOUS.  The wording says, 'Mom, you held my hand for a while you hold my heart forever'.  I've heard it so many times but it always makes me smile.  Must leave a note out for Tink!

The winner will get this handmade ceramic owl desk buddy -INSPIRE.  How cute would he look sitting on your card making table?!

Our sponsor is
Your Next Stamp.  Check out this stamp of their new release.  The winner will get a $10 gift voucher to spend.

My Marmie would love this because she is Irish.  She was always telling me about her Irish dancing when she was younger.  She used to sing me a funny little song as she did it too!  In fact she is visiting with us at the moment and I just showed it to her and she said, 'you could make that for.. ' (One of our relatives..I won't tell you who just in case they are reading my blog) lol.  I knew she'd love it!

So pop on over to check out what the rest of the DT made and then check our main blog for any bits of information that I may have missed!

Ashley N. Newell
Angi Barrs
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Ann Cox {February Guest DT}
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Virginia Lu

Deadline for entries is Friday 26th February at noon PST. If posting to an online gallery please use EIC#127.

I'm hoping to get some time to finish off some bits and pieces in my studio tomorrow.  I do find at weekends though I want to make cards, but my mojo just disappears.  Does that ever happen to you?  I then have to walk away and come back when it comes back lol.m Hopefully it will be in full flow tomorrow!


  1. Fantastic coloring on that adorable owl (I have never seen that image before so I am off to check out that stamp set).... I love the blue owl and the shading on the chef's hat! And I love that you colored in some of the letters of the sentiment. Your text distressed background is awesome! I love the blue/brown combo! This card is fabulous. Every part about it, including the shape! I love that it is a long card!

  2. Oh Ruby this is just amazing! I love that owl, the colors and that BOW... wow! Love it!

  3. Ruby, I love seeing your inspiration photos and what drove you to 'cookie owl' (he's the cutest!), and I hope Tink gets you that gift for Mother's Day. :)

  4. I wish every day was a chocolate chip cookie day. This is soooooo cute. Love the owl & the bow. Thanks for the smile today. :)

  5. Very, very cute & an adorable image! The added sparkle is the perfect touch!!!!!

  6. What a cute owl and fun sentiment! We're making cookies today! :)

  7. Oh Ruby I love these cards! I LOVE owls! And I just ate two Hershey kisses! lol I have a piece of chocolate everyday :o)

  8. ACK!!!! This is so darn cute! I'm in love with it! The owl is adorable, the bow is super cute! I love your choices of papers and stamps! As Sav would say, love love love it!

  9. Super cute card! Love the adorable blue owl!

  10. I have two blue owls on my shelf!!! Love yours, he is so, so cute, and I'm with you on the chocolate - mine was a wispa today ;)

  11. This is SO stinkin' cute, Ruby!

  12. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! These cards are soooooooo AWESOME!!! I love the fresh design and beautiful coloring!!! TERRIFIC!!!

  13. ACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK! Ruby--I looooooooove love love this card! Your owl is so cute--must get this image! YOU ROCK:) YOU amaze me! AMAZE!!!

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  15. This is such a FAB card.I love it to bits. Your colouring is amazing and the stamp is soooo cute,I would love to be taught by you!!!I love the background paper and I love the sparkerly blue paper aswell.You make such great cards I love what you have used as your inspiation. It is just a stunning card all togather.You make amazing cards but I have to say this could is one of my favs! I could go on and on! I can't take my eyes off of it!

  16. Love your 'blue owl' inspiration. Your card is adorable but, 'shhhhh', don't mention chocolate as I am dieting. LOL
    Gorgeous ribbon!!!!

  17. Deliciously gorgeous cards, Ruby! The colouring is just lovely ;) And I love the owls, how cute are they? ;)) hugs, Joanna x


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