Wednesday 27 January 2016

A crazy Christmas bird house

Hi everyone.
I hope you're all well.

I'm resting my foot having had a cortisone injection for Morton's Neuroma so I thought I'd spend some time in my craft room. I realised I haven't shared the card I made for my best friend Sue at Christmas. I bought the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps from the NEC in November and when I showed Sue she produced a Craftworks Card blank as a challenge...

Here's what I made...

I started off my making a template of the various shapes, such as the eaves and the bottom edge, so that I could paper piece the actual bird house in two shades of brown. I used red double sided tape to add the white glitter to the eaves and bottom edge. I then added a die cut frame to the aperture. It's hard to tell in the photo but the frame is made of white glitter card. I added some silver bunting and a handmade bow with a snowflake charm attached along with a sentiment, decorated with brads. I've die cut various foliage, together with a pinecone and poinsettia. I've also added some wired pearls to the foliage. I stamped and die cut my bird onto super smooth card and coloured him with copics before shaping him and mounting him with glue gel. I've lined a wreath up with the aperture and secured it to the inside of the card...

She absolutely loved this card and has kept it on display even though its not Christmas anymore.

I would like to enter this for the following:-

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope I'll see you again soon.


  1. Oh wow! I love your birdhouse, not surprised it's kept out on display !

  2. Really pretty Birdhouse card as always your so talented and creative in all that you do x

  3. A darling card. Love the birdhouse shape. Goes great with the bird.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. So, so pretty! Fabulous design and embellishments...perfectly creative! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD this week, good luck! Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Denice - TTCRD DT glad I had mine removed.

  6. Gorgeous card. Hope the foot gets better soon. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  7. Wow so cute and dimensional. A fabulous make. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xx Gaynor LCDT

  8. Gorgeous card...thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx


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