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Sunday 23 September 2012

Alter Something at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hi there folks, we've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time our theme 'Alter Something' has been set by my lovely teamie Silvia. As always we've got a great prize up for grabs from our lovely sponsor Marina at Cottage Crafts.

I've altered a  little chipboard bird house that I received from another of the lovely talented ladies on the FSC DT, Paula (thank you Paula). We've just decorated the dining  room (well thats a royal we as my son has done the hard work lol) and its got a bit of a birdy theme going on so I thought I'd make a little something to put on the wall. 

I painted the bird house with cream acrylic paint and then added colour with violet and extra dark magenta PanPastels and gave it a spray with hairspray to seal the colours. I'veused stamps from Stampers Anonymous, firstly stamping the text in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then with versamark embossed with a scrummy sparkly gold EP. I've added some more of this EP around the edges of the bird house. I've popped on some glittered acetate butterflies, some purple ribbon , a key and some gorgeous beaded lacy trim (also thanks to Paula). The die cut bird has been blinged up with some Cocoa glimmer glam paint and a purple radiant rain dabber,

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Anything but a card challenge: Anything but a card
Charisma Cardz: Things with wings
Crafting for all seasons: thing with wings
Fab'n'Funky: things with wings
Love to Create: things with wings
Simon Says Stamp: embossing
Twisted Tuesday: Something that flies plus at least 3 different embellies
Unique Crafters: Anything goes

If you've got a minute, do check out my DT sisters' blogs as they have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you again this week. 
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Hi Claire! What a gorgeous bird house! Love that you used PPs too! Your dining room must be a dream. Hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

  2. This is gorgeous Claire and going by the colours scheme I think your living room decor will be right up my street.
    Beryl xx

  3. A beautiful birdhouse Claire and gorgeous colours.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  4. Hi Claire, I was just thinking to myself, I'm sure I've got some of those bird house blanks LOL! You have altered it to perfection, I do love purple but never think about using it in my crafting, thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely day. xx

  5. Oh this is to beautiful Claire! I loooove the colours that you have used. It just has a real gentle feel to it I think. The sparkly gold EP's gives it a stunning finish.
    Dot x

  6. Striking colour combination - love the soft feminine lacey frilling.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Hi Claire, This is gorgeous. I love the shade you have used with the gold EPs and your little bird is so sweet.
    Avril xx

  8. A totally gorgeous altered creation Claire. The colour is beautiful and the little bird looks very at home.
    I have some of these bird houses and really must get them out soon - thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. What a gorgeous project!! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Lovely project Claire, the purples and the gold are great together. Sue C x

  11. Beautiful Bird house, love the back ground stamping and those birds.
    Yvonne x

  12. WOW!!! Stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create "Things with Wings" Challenge!

  13. What a stunning project! Love your purple and gold color combo - so regal. :) Thanks so much for playing along in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  14. A fabulous idea, your altered birdcage is a fantastic piece of art. Great details, love the colors.

  15. Love your altered chipboard birdhouse, how cute! Love that it's purple too, great job! Thanks for playing this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  16. I love your altered bird cage with the purple and gold and your stamped background. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  17. Very, very pretty!! I really love this! Thank you for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  18. Now this is pretty in purple! Love this altered birdhouse and the stamping is divine! So cute is the bird! Have a lovely week!

  19. What a fun project! I like the embossed details and the frilly ribbon at the bottom. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  20. lovely project
    Thank you for joining us this time at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan

  21. Ooh this is just scrumptious! I love the purple and gold. It really looks classy and invites you in to take a better look.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

    Rachel x

  22. LOVE that little birdhouse! too cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Anything but a :)

  23. so cool! Love the colors and the glittery butterflies too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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