Saturday, 10 August 2013

Owl in a Tree...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts and our theme this week has been chosen by the lovely Catherine and is 'Stitching - real or faux'. Our wonderful sponsors this week are Passion for Stamps and Crafty Devils Papercraft, 2 chances to win :-) 

So onto my DT piece, I have opted for real stitching and cross stitched a cute owl design and popped him on the front of a decorated notebook. I didn't have enough of the stripy paper to cover the whole book so I cut the piece I did have in half horizontally and added the brown strip across the centre to cover the gap ;-) I think I am going to give this to my dad for his birthday...

 Here's a close up of the owl...

Stitched Image - Owl Sitting In A Tree counted cross stitch kit by Fido Stitch Studio
Papers - Little Boy Blue Quite Contrary by MME (these are old!)
Buttons - stash
Other - Paperchase A5 kraft notebook, brown chalk ink pad

Please do come and join us over at Allsorts this week for our challenge x

I would like to enter my notebook into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Stitching Real or Faux 
ABC Challenge - S for Stitching
Crafty Bloggers Network - Favourite Things (kraft, buttons, owls, stitching)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Hope you have a lovely weekend x


  1. This is gorgeous Sarah, such a beautiful stitched owl and I love the papers and buttons
    Sue xx

  2. Very pretty card. Love the stitched Owl. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  3. That looks great - ooh I'd find it hard not to keep it xxx

  4. so stunning sarah.really love your stitched owl.fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

  5. Such a fabulous piece of stitching Sarah and thanks for my challenge. Lovely idea to put it on the notebook as well
    x catherine

  6. What a great stitched owl Sarah and I love your altered notebook - great gift idea for a man!

  7. What a lovely project Sarah, love anything with an Owl on it. Have a great week Jo x

  8. Hi Sarah
    This is a gorgeous notebook, and I love the cross stitch owl.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  10. Such a cute little owl.
    Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X

  11. Fabulous one. The owl is looking very cute. Thanks for joining our "Stitching" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  12. Lovely card design with that beautiful cross stitched owl. I'm sure your Dad will love it. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma....hope to see you next time too!

  13. Fabulous project, I love the crossstitch owl and wonderful choice of colours. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  14. lovely creation Sarah! Thanks for joining in our stitching challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  15. Fantastic cover, I love the design

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

    Happy Friday!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  16. Wow, Sarah! That is stunning! I love it! Might have to borrow that idea to spruce up my work notebook

  17. Gorgeous project. I love the owl. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x