Saturday, December 8, 2012

Anything but a card challenge 8

Welcome back to another challenge at Anything But A Card
The challenge is anything that represents Light or Sun/ Christmas or December Holidays...
I know this is sort of a stretch...
But my handmade house is also a luminary!
Well I think it is, I didn't get a chance to try it out before I had to head out to work,
The stained glass looking window in the top is actually a piece of vellium
which should make a pretty glow coming from my little house when a candle is inside.
Like I said before, this little house is all hand made. 
I had a couple of 8 x11 sheets of chipboard
(the back piece of the notepade that we use at work, and get tossed on a daily basis) 
which I just hand sketched
the house parts onto, and then cut them out.
I then cut some pieces of Basic Grey paper and modge podged them down
overlapping eachother.
I used some teal washi tape on the inside to put all the walls together,
for the roof I really loved this striped piece of Basic Grey,
And had to use it on the roof. 
I added a piece of aluminum tape to the top because the gap was rather large,
and I couldn't get the pieces to line up.
The tape was dabbed with alcohol  ink (which is now all over my fingers)
I also used the alcohol ink on the window.
Finally for the door I cut out another piece of the chipboard,
added a piece of plain red Basic Grey paper, and a button for the handle.
I did doodle some wood looking strips on the door, but they didn't show up in the pic.
To me this house screams Country Christmas,
I may try another one tomorrow as I'll finally be off work for a few days!

Also entering this into:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: House Rules
Tuesday Alchemy: Anything But a Card
Smudgy Antics: Alter Something  (that would be the chipboard!)
Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes
Cut it Up Challenges: 3d Holiday Challenge (my window was done with a die cut)


  1. Lovely little house you've created from chipboard! I love the combo of colours and patterns! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics :)

  2. Very pretty papers. Thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics

  3. Such a pretty little house Diana...Thanks for sharing with us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.

  4. What a darling cute house! Love the little red door with the button as door knob. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  5. so cute:) thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics this week :)

  6. Diana...your whimsical little house is darling! I love the papers you've used and the slight curvature of the roof! The torn opening for the birds and the cute little red front door are great touches! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. wonderful art here. i love this bird house.Thank you for sharing with us at smudgy antics
    susan s.

  8. What a pretty little house and I bet it is so pretty all lit up! Thanks so much for joining us at Cut It Up!


  9. A delightful little house and I'm sure when it's all lit up it'll be more stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week

  10. lovely sweet house, great papers you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics

  11. that you for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy too! xx

  12. very pretty house thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

  13. This is very cute! Love all the papers you used! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  14. Very pretty house, love your mod-podge of colors!
    Thanks for playing w/ us at Smudgy Antics!
    (SA DT)

  15. This is absolutely adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up!

  16. Such a cute house - love the papers, and I'm sure it'll look great lit up! Great inspiration for the ABAC challenge, thank you.
    Alison x

  17. Very Pretty!Love it!Very creative!new Follower.
    Have a wonderful Monday,

  18. Looks like your house was a lot of fun to make. I'm impressed that it was all done with your own designs! Thanks for linking it to Cut it Up Challenge Blog!

  19. This is so pretty!! I love the papers you used, what a fun project! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  20. Finally getting another chance to pop by and visit! Your house is fabulous! I love the patchwork design with the papers!


Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!