Thursday, 8 August 2013

Christmas birdhouse

I have been making  a lot Christmas items for a demo I did recently and I made this cute birdhouse for my friend to display in her shop at Christmas...I painted the ceramic birdhouse white with acrylic paint .I made poinsiettas using a tonic punch set and added them using a glue gun. The leaves are made using a border die from cheery lyn and the flourishes are a die from sizzix .The ribbon and gems came from meiflower crafts.

Challenges entered
Crafty Boots  die cuts
The Crazy Challenge  anything goes [entry2 of 4]
613 Avenue Create  anything goes [opt use a sentiment]
Glitter n Sparkle  add some red
That Craft Place monochrome
The Hobby House  Christmas
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  celebrate something [xmas]

Jellypark Challenges  xmas
Inspire Me Fridays anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.  monochromatic [entry 3 of 5]
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Creative Moments anything but a card
Crafting for all Seasons  xmas
The Stamping Chef  anything but a card
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations  anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door  anything goes [ entry 2 of 2]
Craft-Dee BowZ  anything with a handmade bow
Deep Ocean Challenge  xmas in july
Crafting with Dragonflies  alter something

Inklings and Yarns  anything goes [entry1 of 3]


  1. So gorgeous Tracey, I love the little birdhouse and beautifully decorated..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Hi Tracey, hope you have been well...this is just gorgeous, love everything about it, and is perfect for our challenge...thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  3. Totally adorable! The addition of the gingham bow is just so sweet to complete this project . Thanks for joining us in the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge!

  4. This is beautiful, I bet your friend loves it, I would love this hanging in my porch at Christmas.

    Thank you for playing along in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x

  5. This is so beautiful. I love little houses and I love Christmas so this is just perfect for me! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  6. Wow what a fabulous little house absolutely adorable. Beautifully made. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina

  7. Such a sweet item. Thanks for kicking off the altered item challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Its a cracker!

  8. This looks amazing. Great contrast between the white and the rich red, you have a very good eye for details.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  9. Beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  10. An absolutely gorgeous project. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  11. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

    p.s. don't forget to check out on @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

  12. Gorgeous
    Thank you for joining our challenge at The Stamping Chef this time
    Kate xxx
    TSC DT

  13. Gorgeous! What a fabulous gift ide for Christmas! Love it!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  14. We are always impressed with your work and this is an example of why. You never seem to over think your projects, and because of that, you seem to be able to create projects that are aesthetically pleasing and simply elegant! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  15. simply stunning! Thanks for playing along at TSC with our anything goes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

  16. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  17. oh wow this is gorgeous !

    Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x

  18. This is gorgeous. Love bird houses. Thank you for joining us in this challenge at Stamping Chef

    TSC CT

  19. This is gorgeous and a brilliant example of the way mixed media work together. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  20. Love your birdhouse, it's so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

  21. Beautifully decorated. Thank you for joining in with us over at The Hobby House. Polly x

  22. Hi Tracey, what a lovely birdhouse, the reds against the white are so sharp! And you've done a wonderful job with your poinsettias. Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies.
    {Hugs} Barb, DT


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