Sunday 22 October 2017

Rustic Makes and a New Arrival!


I hope you are enjoying an autumnal October weekend :)  It is windy here and we have lots of leaves whipping around the garden.  Although I am very much a hot weather person, I do like the colours and movement of this season (when it is not wet and grey).  We have been having an eventful week with the arrival of a new puppy - little Oscar who is a cockapoo and lots of fun :)  He has settled right in to family life and we are just trying to get him in to a routine.  Fortunately it is half term so we have some time at home to do the necessary house training, vaccinations etc.

However, I have also had the chance to spend time in my craft room too and have a few countryside inspired makes to share with you.  First up is this glorious owl which is a stamp from Hobby Arts.  It is large enough to make a fabulous focal point on a one layer card and all I have done here is stamp it and highlight a couple of elements such as the eyes and wooden stump.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

I shall link this card up at Simon Wednesday's challenge which has a fab autumnal inspiration board and also at AAA Cards where they are looking for cards inspired by films - I think this owl looks like Hedwig from Harry Potter.

I have also been playing with some more mdf shapes that we have been laser cutting and I have a stag picture to share today:

Here I die cut some leaves to create a wreath effect and used nuvo drops for the berries.  This was all adhered to some wood effect paper and I popped the mdf stag silhouette in the middle.  I used grey and white to give the stag a distressed look.

What do you think?  I have put this picture for sale in my folksy shop but can also make the mdf silhouettes available too if you would like to get hold of some for your own crafty projects!

Well I think that is enough wild life for one day.  Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x



  1. That owl is magnificent, Sarah. Just the right amount of color. Your wreath around the stag shows him off beautifully and that puppy is just too cute for words.

  2. Superb owl, very apt for your choice of film. Love your little woof too! Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards Inspired by a Film Challenge.

  3. Awww little Oscar is a cutie! Love your owl and your stag too :)