Anyway, after our lovely meal on Friday night my sleep must have been affected, because I had some very vivid crafting dreams, and in the morning I said to Mark "I need to get a die set of an owl on a tree branch".
We set off for our drive around the New Forest and when we stopped to look around Lyndhurst there was a lovely craft shop. Naturally I had to go in and it was like entering an Aladdin's Cave - I've never seen such a huge range of stock in one small shop. What I didn't realise at the time is that it's the shop belonging to Emerald Crafts, so their shop must hold the huge assortment of stuff on sale on their website. I didn't like to spend too long (or too much!) in there with Mark waiting for me, but when I spotted this Yvonne Creations die set called Magnificent Christmas I reckoned it was just there waiting for me to come in the shop! It would have been rude not to buy it....
The owls can be used with or without hats, making this a versatile year round set, and are a great way to use up a handful of snippets. Rather than trying to inlay all those tiny pieces, I drew around the owl dies onto deep yellow card and then cut slightly inside the lines and glued the pieces to the backs of the die cuts. The branch is cut from a snippet of wood grain effect paper and the sentiment is a Studio G stamp.
I'm sharing this with Pixie's Snippets Playground week 254 and Crafting Musketeers - Christmas Wishes