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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sunday Stampers week 264; Home - Wednesday 3rd July

Good evening Friends!

A late posting for me today - I had one of those days where I seemed to be working on so many projects in my craft room that I didn't  feel as if I was getting anywhere very quickly! However, I did complete a commission (I'm getting near the end of them, then I can relax a while - though I do already have Christmas orders!); I think I have decided on my group's card for our next workshop; I made my bro-in-law's birthday card and I made my Sunday Stamper project - so looking back, I guess it was a productive day afteralll!

This week, Hels Sheridan gave us the theme of 'Home' and I discovered that amongst all my stamps I don't have one with any quote or sentiment with this word! I set out to make a card, but last week when I was having a rummage in Bristol, I found a plain wooden little birdhouse ornament for just a few ££'s - of course I bought it just so I could alter it in some way!

It really was a blank canvas and half way through painting it I realised I should have photographed it in its 'naked' state! Hey-ho :)

I gave it a coat of  Wild Honey distress paint and after making a pattern for the measurements, especially as there is a heart 'hole' in the front and a little step, I cut some  pretty Teresa Collins paper to cover each side. After sticking in down I inked all the edges with Wild Honey distress ink.

The owl stamp is by Woodware; I stamped the image several times on different scraps of patterned paper and then paper-pieced them. The sentiment is a digital stamp by Pink Petticoat. I cut the sentiment into a banner shape and attached it at a slight angle to the front of the bird house. The owls and sign were also given a coat of glossy accents (or actually in this case Modge Podge). To finish, I die cut some little flowers in felt.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting - I have a busy day at work tomorrow and we are out in the evening, so I may not get around my next blog hop until Friday,

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole, so sorry I have been missing for a while, hopefully back on track now. I love your little house, the owls are just gorgeous and the little home sweet home banner is the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne x

  2. So cute Carole, love the transformation, so bright and cheerful!xx

  3. Good morning Carol,
    I love this little bird house, you have made a fantastic job of the decoration using nice papers and the owls
    A great project

    Patricia xx

  4. Hi Carole,
    A fab project, love it. The colours are great and I love the Owls, your altered art is always stunning.

  5. aw that is SOOO cute... love it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. This really is lovely Carole - what a brilliant buy! I love the owl stamp 'paper pieced'. It looks really great put together like this.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx