Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Christmas Cards.......

A long post today - sorry!!

Every year I make our immediate family something different as a Christmas card - in previous years Ive made mini albums of photos, or scrapbook banners etc.  This year Ive made them little altered bird houses filled with chocolates!  Once for each of them decorated in the style (hopefully!) of their own Christmas decorations.  A sort of 'Merry Christmas from our house to yours'


I bought the little houses in the summmer from the pound shop - they were hideous, painted in pink or lilac with loads of flowers all over them,

Before pictures

The little roofs were held in place by the string hanger, but could be removed for putting bird seed inside.  A few coats of paint inside and outside and then a little altered art and they have been transformed into something completely different!!  and only a £1 each.....
(thats apart from the Basic Grey, K&Co & SEI patterned papers, tags, ribbon, Prima flowers, Prima & Basic Grey bling, chipboard elements, epoxy elements, wire fibres, wire foliage, rub-ons, stickers, paint, distress inks, stickles, perfect pearls, hermi fix, silicone gel, glue dots, foam squares, + 3 tins of roses chocolates for the filling, so really really cheap!  ha ha!!!)

however, with the exception of the chocolates, I had everything else in my stash!!

The roofs were punched onto white card stock using the large doily lace punch from Martha Stewart and then each lower edge was coloured with distress inks and then layered onto the roof, they then had stickles piped along each lower edge on top of the distress inks.  This is the punch used

Anyways, Ive made 7 in total - heres the closeups!

My brothers
Kev's Three Brothers
Filled with chocolate


  1. errrrrrrrr, don't see mine anywhere? LOL!

    They are beautiful, good job you got a couple of weeks off to do them or they'd still be in the waiting pile LOL!


  2. They turned out really well. What a lovely idea, but lots of work I imagine.