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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE


Our Pixie Cottage Challenge this week is Anything but a card....there are so many possibilities to this challenge. Be sure to stop by and see my teammates awesome creations this week!
I decided to make a birdhouse. To start I printed lots of the Dew Drop Dahlia by Artish and water colored them. I cut them out to put all round the bottom of the birdhouse and on the tag.

I made a little tag to go along with the birdhouse. I recycled a peanut can for my little house. I cut the hole and covered with papers from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection. I used some scallops circle punches for the opening. The roof edge and the bottom trellis used MS punches.I found this old piece of green cotton lace for the bottom. Sorta looks like grass doesn't it?? Dug in the button box and found some green, blue and white buttons to go around the bottom. Added a little twig for a perch.

My friend Martha suggest I make the roof removable. I cut a circle and overlapped to create the little peaked roof. I cut out the rest of the flowers and added two layers for each one and attached to the roof along with leaves. Added a bow made with hand dyed ribbon.

I'm filling it with chocolate drops for my Dad. My dad feeds the wild birds and do they have his number! They all stop by every morning for breakfast. It is a little girly but he will love it first because I made it for him and second cuz its filled with his favorite.... Chocolate drops!

Entering Challenges:
One Stop Craft: Buttons and bows
Creative Stamp Friends: A Gift Package
Happileigh Scrappen: Lots of embellies
Incy Wincy Designs: Nature
Karens Doodles: Fathers Day
Sentimental Sundays: Anything but a card
Craft Your Days Away: Fathers Day or Special Man
Easy Craft Projects: For Dad
Just Us Girls: 3D Fathers Day Project

37 comments:

  1. Your birdhouse is so beautiful! Did you make the pattern yourself? Your watercoloring is amazing as well and I love the colors you chose. I am your newest follower.

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  2. Oops - sorry. I guess I overlooked the directions where you used the peanut can ;) Thanks again for sharing such a beautiful project

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  3. Beautiful project! Love the color scheme!
    Thanks for joining us on Easy Craft Projects. Hugs!

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  4. Oh so pretty... Davi, you're creative plus!!!

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  5. OM Gosh Davi your birdhouse is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!! The colors, flowers & buttons...I love everything about it! What a special gift for your dad!!

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  6. Oh My Goodness.. This is amazing.. Your are so creative.. I have to say you rock this challenge..

    Hugs, Linda

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  7. Davi,

    This birdhouse container is the "bomb"! Your dad will love it and your execution of the flowers and all the embellies to make it look realistic are wonderful. Glad the removable roof idea was workable. Makes it easier for him to get to those candies! Great project idea!

    Love ya, Martha

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  8. Fantastic make, love the idea for a male, dad feeding the birds, just lovely..

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

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  9. Wow Davi, this is gorgeous, what a thoughtful gift for your dad. I absolutely love it, it is so creative. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my special man challenge, good luck xxx

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  10. Oh how darling Davi! Love the birdhouse and beautiful tag! That patterned paper is gorgeous!

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  11. So beautiful Davi!!! I Love the round birdhouse! What a lovely Father's Day project! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!

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  12. Wow, these are really stunning!!! I'm at a loss for words other than to say how breathtaking your projects are! Your creativity is amazing! Hugs, Karen

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  13. Wow Davi, your take on the challenge is simply wonderful.
    Hugs
    Tanya R

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  14. Oh my, your talent is amazing. I love this beautiful birdhouse. You made such a wonderful top for it AND filled it with chocolates. Your Dad may return it for refills occasionally. LOL It's absolutely beautiful, Davi!!!!

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  15. Aww how sweet! I love that you made this just for dad and his treasured birds. I can just picture the local flock visiting with him in exchange for some treats. Thank you for playing with Just Us Girls this week!

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  16. Oh Wow Davi, this is sooo Beautiful! Love the colors and all the lacy details and pretty flowers. And filled with chocolate to boot! Your Dad is a lucky fellow! 8-)

    Hugs!
    Shannon

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  17. What an amazing project! It is just so beautiful! I'm so glad that you joined us at Sentimental Sundays Anything But A Card Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

    ~kurlygirl
    Kurly-Q

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  18. Oh my gosh! Your birdhouse is gorgeous! You can tell all the love and attention to detail you put into it.


    Thank you for joining our Anything But A Card challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

    ~Cheryl~

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  19. Has the real Wow factor. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  20. Davi this is spectacular!! Love the round Bird house.. The borders flowers, colors, all of it!!! Great work and wonderful Fathers day gift!! You rock GF!!

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  21. Wowwwwww Davi this is sensational I am blown away by this wonderful creation, the birdhouse, colours and flowers look divine, I love this to bits.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  22. What an absolutely gorgeous creation for your dad!! I love the detail, the floral stamp is so pretty, and the little tag is marvellous too! Stunning!

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  23. Gosh, this is simply AMAZING, Davi!! A lot of thought has obviously gone into this and it was worth it!!

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  24. This is a work of art! Just beautiful! :)

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  25. wow this is stunning Davi I love it hugs maxine x

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  26. Davi such a beautiful project. Your dad is sure to love it.
    Denise

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  27. What a pretty little birdhouse and matching tag! I love the colour combo and the detail that has gone into this project! It must have taken you ages! I love the buttons around the bottom and the flowers dotted about!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge this week.

    xo Lou Mac.

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  28. Oh my goodness, you must have the patience of a saint. This is BEAUTIFUL. What a work of art. xxx

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  29. Wow! Absolutely fabulous Davi. The colours are divine; so fresh and pretty. What a perfect use of the fab stamp. Bravo!
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  30. What a great little birdhouse! and a perfect container for your bird-feeding Dad's treats!

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  31. This is just stunning!! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Anything but a card Challenge! Hugz Sal xx

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  32. Love the beautiful birdhouse you created out of the recycled peanut can - such a wonderful gift! I'm sure your dad will love it!

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  33. These are beautiful, Davi. Such a lovely colour combination.

    Kelly

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  34. This is so gorgeous Davi, and I'm so glad to see you join us at Sentimental Sundays! :)

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  35. This is beatiful, what a lovely piece of work!!
    Thanks for playing with us at ECP!!
    Lots of kisses,
    Vanessa

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  36. Wow this is so amazing. Thank You for dropping by my blog dear.
    Love your work.
    Becoming a follower

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