Welcome to The Owl House...xx

Monday, 29 December 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all have had a brilliant christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year.....I think 2009 is going to be a great one for us crafters even with the credit crunch.....obviously us crafters have been recycling and making our own cards and presents for years so it won't make any difference , we have a head start on this front....
Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing all your crafty goodies for 2009!!!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

See You In the New Year

I won't be posting on here until the new year, I have been ill and still am so I am taking it easy for the moment..
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year...


Thursday, 27 November 2008

Snow White and Betty Boop!!!

I have been playing about with these this morning, a change from christmas cards, and a welcome change if you ask me...lol...they are for 2 birthdays coming up, one 50th and one 60th...I got the images off the internet and used them as decoupage... the little parcel on the snow white card opens up to reveal a birthday cake....someone sent it to me and I am very greatful for itas I think it finishes off this card nicely...
The Betty Boop card is for someone who is young at heart, and lets face it who wouldn't want to be betty boop at 50...

I thought I'd have a change of shape when I made these, they open in the middle....the fronts are layered to make them stand out...something different for me to try...I need to do a couple more now....and I decorated the insides...but I still have to find the right verse to put in them..

This is my snowflake card, inside and out...lol...

My modern take on the traditional Nativity Cards...

Apologies to Jackie from Jackie's Crafts..

Jackie so very kindly sent me the award below as well and I forgot to put her name on the thankyou...I'm really sorry Jackie and thankyou ever so much for the award...it was so kind of you..xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Blog Award

Thank you ever so much to Max who so kindly gave me this award for my blog.

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!
These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Please give more attention to these writers! "

The following people are all more than worthy of my nomination and I hope they will accept this award in return for the friendship and kindness they have shown to me combined with the inspiration they offer to others by sharing their wonderful creativity.


Monday, 24 November 2008

Yippee!! some good news at last..

My daughter Bethan passed her driving test this morning, after the awful few weeks we have had this is boost that we needed...I am so very proud of her and love her to pieces....she didn't tell anyone she was going this morning, she just went and told me she had passed when she came back..
Well done bethanxxxxxx

Saturday, 15 November 2008

My latest cards and some snowflakes

I lost my mojo for a short while due to some very sad news in the family and all the trials and tribulations that come with it and are still on going....but it is slowly starting to come back and here are some of my makes , the cards aren't what I'd usually do but I thought I'd have a change...the snowflakes or stars , it depends on how you want to look at them are made from beads and wire, very simple really.......and I think they will look nice hanging from a tree or perhaps in a window on some ribbon....must remember to attatch some ribbon...
I'm really looking foward to the Crafts Beautiful Christmas online party now at the end of the month....and i hope to see you all there...

Friday, 7 November 2008

Latest News..

Last night I did my first christmas craft evening of the year, it went quite well, not as many people came as I had hoped but I sold quite a lot of stuff.....but how many of you find that people expect things for nothing....they don't seem to appreciate how much time and hard work goes into your creations.....

I had an order this week for 60 birthday invites, they had to be done quickly ,so this is what I made, very sparkly with fairys and stars....the lady I made them for was very pleased with them..

Thursday, 30 October 2008


Its full speed ahead at my house this week , halloween,birthday and christmas sale...so very excited...oh and bonfire night which is my favourite...I love the smell,the heat from the fire and all the noise and the sparklers.....
This is a wall hanging made using pieces that Sequin sent me, very much appreciated...she very kindly sent me the stockings, some paint and some glitter and this is what I made....a decorated fireplace complete with stockings and a letter to santa..

A few more cards for my sale...I love this christmas tree stamp as it is so versatile, you can take different bits out of it....but this time I used the whole thing and used it for decoupage..

Monday, 27 October 2008

Getting busier and busier now, so much that I want to do and so little time....I have my first christmas craft fair of the year on November 6th...hopefully I will be redy and it will go okay..

Here are some tree decorations, I have to put the ribbon on the stockings , I keep forgetting..

These are some more of my cards, they are only a small selection as I can't put them all on here..

These are my christmas wall hangings, they are made with the poem "Twas the Night before Christmas" in mind...

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Porcelain Button necklaces..

I saw these buttons being made by a young girl in Aberaeron, they are made of porcelain and I just had to buy them....I made them into chokers using tigertail and blue ceramic and lampwork beads...as they are quite heavy they sit nicely around the neck..

wall hangings..

I made these wall hangings for some challenges on the cb forum, I quite like making these, something different other than cards and atcs...this top one is based on the Thumbelina fairytale which both of my girls love.....the middle one is for a young girl featuring Tilda and the bottom one is for halloween of course...

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Hang your stockings up....

Now that the christmas preparations for us crafters are well and truly under way, there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment.....I really have to get a move on and make loads of things...the trouble is I want to do everything but I suppose you have to draw the line somewhere....
These are what I was making last night, while watching Heroes on the telly....they aren't very big, they will look nice hung on the tree with sweets or a small gift in..

Another card made with the stencil paste and glitter...

These are a few atcs I have made, ready to send to some of my favourite people...

Saturday, 4 October 2008

My Christmas Makes so far!!!

Some of my christmas makes so far....I still have a lot more to go, jewellery, cards and stockings and wreaths....perhaps I will be ready by 2009..