Tuesday, 27 December 2016

A Change

A winter share from me today - this was a remake of one I made to give away last year. I gave it to a neighbour and another saw it and liked it- so this year I made one for her too!
Both are hanging proudly in their respective homes - unfortunately I took this pic before adding the little punched red birdie so you will just have to imagine that he is inside!

The birdhouse is made from MDF.
I used some Modelling Paste and acrylic paint on the roof  and round the entrance then gave it a liberal helping of glamour dust!
Does actually look a little like snow in real life.
The wooden background is from Stampin' Up inked in Versafine Smokey Grey.

Holly die rubbed over lightly with Mowed Lawn and red perfect pearls used for the berries.
Offcuts used for the roses and I edged these with some silver embossing powder and more glamour dust!
Finished with some white fibres just randomly glued. Neighbour loves it so I am happy.

 Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas! Ours was very quiet - I spent yesterday in the craftie space playing with my new prized possession - a MISTI! (Now I know why I love my husband so much!)
Love it - made a set of notecards with a layering stamp set (- have been unable to line them all up properly before) which I will share later and am intending on spending another day just playing about with paper and stamps!

Challenges -
Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media
CWWC - Christmas
C&GI - Christmas
If you Gave a Crafter a Cookie - Pic Inspiration
Craft for the Craic - Anything but a Card
Holly Jolly - Anything but a card

Off to get inky - and likely leftover turkey and chips for tea too - yum!
Will stop by you all later - and thanks for taking time out this Christmas to visit! x 


Viv said...

Super sweet little bird house Viv, ....and yes I am imagining the little red birdie too! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2017 also ;)hugs Viv xx ps. I love my MISTI too!

Dana Johnson said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and get it challenge! ~DT Dana

SARN said...

OOoh . . . who's a lucky girl getting a MISTI for Christmas then! This birdhouse is brilliant . . . no wonder your other neighbour was envious.

Wishing you a VERY Happy New Year Viv. Hope 2017 is a good one for you and that you enjoy being the Bowls President.

Thanks for all your support on my blog.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Meggymay said...

Its a super project Viv, can see why it was one your other neighbour would like as well.
Lucky you getting a Misti, enjoy using it.
Yvonne xx

TK said...

Beautiful, Viv! Love the wonderful woodgrain you aded to the birdhouse, and all that "fluff"!

Linby said...

I can see why she wanted one - it's gorgeous. Love my MISTI too - isn't it fab? L x

Pat said...

This birdhouse is really cute and so pretty Viv. I love that PB holly die, it is one of my favourites but it doesn't seem to be available over here any more which is such a pity. I love the silver roses too and the glittery snow and the wooden planks are just wonderful, and no wonder your neighbours are both so pleased with them. Snap! I got a MISTI too and haven't done much yet but I did use a sentiment stamp which by hand didn't stamp well, but it was perfect using the MISTI. I have told myself that from now on when I make a card I will duplicate to have some spares, especially when it comes to Christmas as I was still making cards right up to the wire this year and I still didn't have enough. I look forward to seeing what you make with it. x

Jonnece Putu said...

Beautiful, what a great little creation. Thanks for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie. Jonnece DT

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Neva Zver said...

Your tag is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Joan said...

A gorgeous creation Viv, love the silver roses and the PB die too. I got a Misti for Christmas too although I had to buy my own LOL, haven't used it yet other than to stamp a sentiment. I got some new Stampin up layering stamps and have quite a few Altenew roses etc so had better get playing . Happy New Year

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT


Gorgeous and beautiful Viv thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Georgiana said...

Super pretty. Thank you for joining our “Photo Inspiration” Challenge this week at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.

Stay Creative,
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If You Give a Crafter a Cookie DT

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Lisa DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful creation!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper