Friday, March 16, 2012

Owl made with Circles

I go to a great little craft club once a month in Kilcoole that is run by my friend Mary. Everyone takes turns to show things they have seen or ideas they have or card folds etc. Well at the last club night I went to, my friend Avril showed us all a little owl she had seen in a magazine. I love owls (note the blog name!!!!) so I had to make a card up with him.

If you look closely he is made up completely of circles that have been cut into to.

His body is a full circle with a small section punched out at the top to create his ears.
The wings are the same as the owl body size, punch out the circle in patterned paper and then go in again to that circle and hover your punch over the side until you get a nice wing shape, now punch. Do this again for the second wing. You can get this all out of the one circle.
The feet are a smaller circle punched out and cut in half.
The only thing on the owl not from a circle is the nose, take a small circle punch and go in over a corner of a piece of colored card and punch out his little nose.
The moon is cut out with the largest Xcut die cut circle and run through the Big Shot and embossed with a dot folder. I use the back of the folder (the dipped in parts) as the moon is quite pitted.
I drew the tree branch freehand, I'm not great at freehand so I just kept trying until I was happy and then cut it out (all the pencil marks were on the back so it didn't matter!)
The stamp is from Docrafts.

Hope you like this little guy. I love him :)

Happy crafting everyone.


  1. This is so cute, and so clever! Great idea, thanks for passing it on. Ger x.

  2. Hi Cliona
    Saw this card at your demo in Nutgrove yesterday. Just wanted to thank you for all your advice/help there. You explain things so well and make everything look so easy. You have a great sense of humour and your work is amazing. I hope to see you again soon. Linda Cameron.

  3. This is FAB I love it. Chris xx

  4. Love this hun, very cute and love those colors xx

  5. OH MY GOSH!!! This is ADORABLE!!!


  6. Luv the card Cliona.Think the very bestest bit is that really cutie little owl - lol. Averil xxx

  7. Oh Cliona I love him you are clever xx

  8. So cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Ger x