Sunday, 11 May 2014

Owl be thanking you!

Thanks for all the lovely messages wishing me Happy Birthday last week. I spent a bit of my birthday money on this gorgeous stamp by Little Claire. I made a quick one layer card with it to say thank you to my friend Sarah for the money, and for buying lots of my cards too. The sentiment is from Inkylicious and the background is dusted with memento grape jelly, lilac posies and dandelion yellow. The image is stamped with versafine black. I don't think it looks quite so grainy in real life!

On the subject of owls I got a lovely treat a couple of days before my birthday. We had organised for a company called Hawks of Steele to come in to school to bring owls to the year 2 class who are learning about nocturnal animals. Knowing how much I love owls I got invited through to have my photo taken.
Isn't he a beauty? He was so friendly too. Not sure if it was this one or one of the others that was in Harry Potter (as an extra!)  You can read more about the wonderful work Hawks of Steele do on their website.
I will leave you with  a photo of  belated birthday flowers given to me on Thursday. I have never thought of hyacinths as a cut flower before, but they look and smell amazing!
Thanks for looking!


brenda said...

Morning Sal,

Sorry it's been so long making a 'proper' visit but trying hard to get back into the swing of things and wanted to say hello and peek at what you have been up to.

Beautiful owl photo, but those flowers and blossoms steal it for me.

B x

SARN said...

Hi Sally - BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES going your way.

LOVE your inky card made with your new stamps.

Gosh, that Owl picture of you is AMAZING. The owl is HUGE!

Have a lovely Sunday.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lynne K said...

That really is a great photo, Sally. Owls are amazing creatures, aren't they? Your flowers are lovely, and your card's owlright too! (Gorgeous!) x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Sally, lovely colours and great stamp. What a lovely picture of you and the stunning owl, how wonderful to be so close.

Sue xx

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Sally...and a stunning photo. Happy Belated Birthday to you. xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Lovely inky card as always Sally and what a fab photo of you and the owl!
Val x

Mau xx said...

Hi Sally, sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, But double the wishes are coming your way now xxxxxx
Beautiful card, the inking is gorgeous! and love the photo, what a wonderful treat for you.
Hugs Mau xx
sorry life has been so hectic here, but will get better shortly

Paula (PEP) said...

That's a lovely posy of flowers - I can just imagine the smell wafting about. I love the way your sentiment crosses into the moon & how you've graduated the shading across it too. I can see why you were smitten with the owl stamp - not to mention the owl itself.
Paula (PEP)

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous one layer and love the merged background colours. Happy belated birthday wishes . Hugs Mrs A.

Dora said...

congrats to your birthday, I hope that you have a very good day.
beautiful photo of you and the owl.
what is the owl huge!
your card is also beautiful made. lovely colours on the background.
kind regards,

lisa said...

It'a stunning card, Sally, I love the colours and the owl tree is gorgeous. What a lovely photo too, I love owls but have never got so close to one. We hear one calling when we are in bed at night.
Hugs Lisax

Helen J said...

The card is beautiful but sorry, it's been upstaged by the owl which is just brilliant!

Eret said...

Magnificent card, Sally. I love the colors and this lovely scene. Stunning card!
I think i want a pet owl now :) He is adorable.
Eret x

Carola Bartz said...

Happy belated birthday, Sally. Lucky you to have a visit from such a beautiful owl! The stamp is beautiful - are they also sold in stores in England? I will be in England this summer and would like to look for it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, shut the bird cage. You did NOT get to hug a real owl?!! What a thrilling experience!!!!

Your card looks like a painting~so beautiful, Sally! As is your wonderful tulip and hyacinth arrangement!! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Petitt said...

Ooo Sally I am so jealous! I absolutely love owls and a lot of other birds but there is something about an owl that really touches my soft heart lol!
He is one beautiful eagle owl and I don't really mind about the Harry Potter stuff - it's the birds that fascinate me Karen xx

Cath Wilson said...

Belated Birthday wishes! Love the photo - and the owl!!! They look so cuddly, don't they? Gorgeous and a real early treat for you.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my heck! I love, love, love that owl tree stamp and that card. Great photo of you and the movie star. How fun!