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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Frosty Finish at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel Challenge

Good morning folks, how's your weekend going. I'm still all confused with the days after Christmas and New Year and now I've got  week off work I haven't got a clue lol. Anyway I have wored out that today is Sunday so that means a new challenge over at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel Challenge where our theme is 'Anything Goes'. Nikky likes to keep us DT girls on our toes though so our challenge was to create a 'Frosty Finish'

I've altered a little wooden bird house and hopefully given it a frosty feel. I don't know about you but some snow and frost would almost be a pleasant change from all the grey, rainy windy days we seem to be having lately. I began by giving the little house  coat of Maimeri gesso, once that was dry I added some colour with Raw Umber and White PanPastels, sealed with a spray of hairspray and stamped some text here and there.

 I added lots of different frosty techniques including dots of Maimeri Pearl White Acrylic paint. The snow around the bottom was made with Maimeri Glassy gel, Gesso and glitter and liberally smothered around the little house. The icicles were made with Maimeri Glassy Gel and glitter spread on my craft sheet and left to dry, once it was dry I die cut it and attached it with my hot glue gun, The little birdy was made with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste in a mould, once it was dry I coloured it with Maimeri Pewter Acrylic paint.

Here's another pic:

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts: Free and easy
Altered Eclectics: alter something
Bastel Traum: anything but a cards
CRAFT: Anything goes
Craftitude: anything goes/ Christmas sparkle
Creative Knockouts: all that glitters
So Artful: a little house with something a little bit different

My teamies have created some gorgeous projects again this week so if you've got a min do pop over and have peek at them, you can also check out the fabby prize up for grabs this week too
Thanks for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, I love it
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  2. This is a wonderful creative little project. Love the sparkly touches.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Oh wow Claire - this is fabulous. Brilliant project.
    Beryl xx

  4. this is stunning Claire - really beautiful xx

  5. Totally gorgeous Claire..lots of ahhing goin on here..those it all!
    Big hugs

  6. Ohhhh Claire, I am loving your cute icey birdhouse, the birdie is cute too even though he is looking very very cold lol. THankss for sharing sweetie, hugs Terry xxxx

  7. Ohhhh Claire, I am loving your cute icey birdhouse, the birdie is cute too even though he is looking very very cold lol. THankss for sharing sweetie, hugs Terry xxxx

  8. Happy New a Year Hun, Claire you never cease to amaze me, week after week you produce something unique and beautiful, you are very talented, I love this xx Zoe xx

  9. This is certainly a very different house, absolutely fabulous. I much enjoyed reading how you made it with your very interesting techniques. You made the icicles and the bird!
    I've just gone back to read your post over again and have a closer look at the house and I am AMAZED!
    I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge theme and thanks very much for sharing your bird house with all of us at Soartful.

  10. Oooooo looks very chilly indeed, fab creation. TFS Hugs xx

  11. Claire you are so clever with all the mediums. Just love the vintage feel you have created. I have decided my New years Resolution is to me more adventurous with these mediums. Stunning as always, Lou x x x

  12. Claire adore your fab project and love how you use all the mediums. Must be more adventurous in my projects in 2014. Thank you for the continuous inspiration. Lou x x x

  13. Gorgeous, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


  14. Your frosty birdhouse looks just wonderful, Claire - a complete delight!
    Alison x

  15. A real sweet bird house, loving the frosty look. Hope you have a good 2014.
    Yvonne x

  16. This birdhouse is just so beautiful, Claire! Being in the Northeast, we have ice and snow on everything! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  17. Love the icicles on this gorgeous house. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  18. Well, this is certainly a little house with a difference, I would never have thought of a bird house. It's lovely, and I'm sure the bird loves the idea of a pink house to hatch her family in. Love the icicles.

  19. Wow Claire, this is fabulous, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  20. WOW!!! Stunning bird House and great tip fpr getting realisitc frosticles! Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectic and good luck with the challenge. Jax (DT Altered Eclectics)

  21. Woah... that ice looks so so real. Stunning.

  22. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  23. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  24. This is simply excellent. With all your different techniques you have conjured a splendid pre-gel cottage up in winter. Really magnificent! It really looks icy and snowed. The little bird as well seems to be rather icy. I read your description again and again and I am simply amazed!
    Thank you for joining us at the Challenge this month.
    Hugs Uschi

  25. So pretty! What a great project!

  26. Stunning project, never seen such amazing icicles, bet that was hard work and bet you had a big smile when it turned out so well! :-) xxx


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