Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas chipboard blog hop

This is my project for the Scrapbook Creations blog hop. If you just happened to start here, find the beginning by clicking here.

I had some lovely chipboard from ScrapFX and I used the large swirl and the Christmas stars to make a cute little bird house.

I didn't want the bird house to be strictly Christmas cause my little cupboard that houses my Christmas treasures is full and this little gem might have to be on display all year long.

 The chipboard swirl was embossed with "shabby white embossing enamel" by Stampendous. This stuff is wonderful, it is basically chunky embossing powder with mica flakes and glitter already mixed in. Super easy to use.

 On the bottom of my house I used some of my great-grandmother's 100 year old lace (my Mum is cleaning out the cupboards and I'm getting the ribbons and laces!). The pearl strips finished off the edge. 
You can find the white magnolia here ($1.20 for 3)

These ScrapFX stars have a beautiful design on them already, which I didn't want to cover up, so they simply got a coat of white Distress Paint and some inking around the edges with pinecone ink.
That little bow is another piece of my 100 year old haul from Great-grandma.

I hope you like my little bird house. It went from this:
to this:

The stand is actually a candleholder that was given to us on our wedding, but hasn't been used much. It is quite lovely really, made from stone from the Ural Mountains (where we met), but it needed a new lease on life. I simply took off the round metal plate that holds the candle and glued the house on the spike. 

Now don't forget to leave me a comment and keep blog hopping for your chance to win the awesome prize above!
Your next stop is:
Elisabeth B

Cheers, Geli


  1. wow! Geli you sure have outdone yourself this time! this is just SO SO gorgeous and actually shows off your hidden away talent - just for a change! its gorgeous and oh! so cute! well done Geli!

  2. WOW wow WOW
    I can see why you want to keep your GORGEOUS birdhouse out on display all year Geli!!!
    Apart from it including your Great Grandmother's antique lace, you have created a precious piece that your family will TREASURE!!! LOVE the colour & texture of your embossed flourish - it really is STUNNING!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration :)

  3. Oh my gosh, this is so super cute. You are a clever chicky.

  4. That bird house is devine! Just beautiful!

  5. Geli your birdhouse is really lovely. I hope you do keep it on display all year. It's too sweet to hide away.

  6. This is such a beautiful keepsake, I adore the little meaningful touches.

  7. What a pretty little birdhouse - love that it can be out all year long and how you were able to add something so very special to it! Beautiful project!!

  8. Stunning little birdhouse........just beautiful!

  9. Love, love, love it!! Thank you for sharing.

  10. WOW! I love that bird house and the swirl for his branch! Perfecto!

  11. very creative, love the inspiration to design off the page with ScrapFx

  12. Quelle création originale ! félicitations.

  13. That birdhouse is gorgeous! Great work!

  14. OMG Geli your birdhouse is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I love, love, LOVE it!!! :)

  15. Wow! Honestly truly amazing!!! That is beautiful! Especially love the 'roof tiles'!

  16. Beautiful birdhouses! So
    fun to look at and will be
    nice to have out all year
    Carla from Utah

  17. The bird house is fantastic, the detail your have put in can certainly been seen. This is truly amazing. Very impressed

  18. wow this is gorgeous and your work on your blog is great too.