Thursday, 16 May 2013

Wee Little Bird House

Happy Thursday my fellow blogging friends. Firstly I would like to again say a big thank you for your lovely comments that you leave on my projects..... it is a joy to wake up everyday and see that my blog has been visited..... It makes my day!!!! Thank you also to all my new followers, I really do try and visit every ones blog and leave a comment, but I apologise if I haven't yet....... I am really busy at the moment, but I promise I will get round to all of your lovely blogs soon:).
So to my project that I would like to share with you today....... An altered Bird House! This really was a fun project to make. The bird house itself is from a company called Tando Creative, I got this at Ally Pally a few weeks back. It comes flat packed and is really easy to assemble and decorate....... I really should have taken pictures during the make, but as always I got carried away with the moment, but maybe I could do some video tutorials in the future ........ this is on my list of things that I would like to watch this space:). Ok! back to the Bird House....... I chose papers from The Nitwit Collections - Country Lady: Available from LOTV.

  •  I used a craft knife and scissors to cut with. Only adhere the paper one side first then cut and then adhere the other side, else you won't see where you need to cut! I inked all the edges using Victorian Velvet distress inks.
  • Now assemble the house.... this is really easy as the base has slits in and you just slot them together. The roof just needs gluing in position.
  • Once all assembled you are now ready to decorate.  I have gone to town with this part:).
  • Most of the items I have used are from The Hobby House - The images are Sweet Blossom toppers (Wee Stamps, by Sylvia Zet). I have cut these out.
  • The roses are Wedding Day and Raspberry Truffle - The Hobby House.
  • The leaves and flourish are Spellbinder: Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.
  • The tiny birds - Marianne Design Creatables.
  • Pearl Brads -The Hobby House
  • Tiny pearls - Mei Flower
  • Tiny flower buds - Anne Marie Designs
  • Other pearls and lace  - my Stash
  • I have finished of with adding lots of Stickles Glitter - Diamond..... I think I have a little bit of an addiction with this product :).
Here are some more photo's to show you the house in a little more detail .........

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes -
Simon Says Challenge - Flower Power
ABC Challenge - Not Just One
Creatalicious Challenges - For The Girls
Our Creative corner - Anything Goes









  1. Wow how cool is this ! A wonderful creation Nikki it has it all, Flowers ,pearls, lace beautiful papers and scrolls , It certainly has the WOW factor .

    Take care

    Elaine H X

  2. Gosh! Such a cute make! Very lovely!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  3. I am quickly becoming a huge fan of your creations! This is adorable and you did such a nice job on decorating it. Well done!

  4. Wow, beautiful bird house. I adore your image and all your very pretty details.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


    Jo x

  5. Waw what a gorgeous creation! Thank you for joining us at ABC challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  6. What a glorious bunch of posies, perfect for our challenge this week! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  7. Absolutely magical! What a glorious little bird house...I'm positive fairies are nesting in it!

  8. What a sweet centerpiece - or gift to a little girl filled with candy or goodies. This is beautiful, Nikki, with wonderful details and fun, unexpected pretties all around. hugs, de

  9. Wow this is amazing project. I love the attention to all the little details. I love you work. Keep up the hard work Nikki!

    Hugs x

  10. Oh Nikki this is absolutely ADORABLE and GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  11. Hi!oh this is such a gorgeous creation,wow so much pretty detail too and love those sweet girls.It must have been a loving few hours make and very worth it:)Oh thanks for stopping by,will be nice to meet you and the lovely Fleur hopes to pop in too.C u soon,hugs Lou.xx

  12. Hi Nikki, what a pretty always your attention to detail is stunning! I have one of these birdhouses too..currently nestling in my box if art pieces waiting to be loved! Carole Z X

  13. This is stunning, love you details! Thank you for playing with us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

  14. Such an adorable make... lovely papers and the floral embellishing is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  15. Beautiful creation - the flowers and decorations are amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx


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