Sunday 5 December 2010

OSAAT challenge 42 - Anything goes

Happy Sunday everyone and now we are into advent. Isn't it exciting? I really love Christmas, my decs are down from the loft, we get our trees today and I shall spend spare moments decorating the house - I love it.

I had a little time this week to work on the new OSAAT challenge. I have been wanting to make a bird house for a while and with this gorgeous Chickadee digi from Blackberry Lane, it seemed the ideal opportunity.

I've had great fun with recycling an old box, playing with a paint crackle technique and getting some Christmas bits out of the loft to finish it off. So what do you think?

I have used my Ten Second Studio metal to make the red Poinsettia and I ran it through a texture fade, the turquoise flower is made of card. Notice the crackle effect on the box?

The instructions for this can be found HERE.

We are sponsored this week by Michelle's Scrap at and a $15 voucher will be given to the winner. But you could say everyone is a winner this week as there is a coupon code for our blog readers to save 10% on their order at her shop.

So with the theme 'Old Stash New Stash'  (Really Anything Goes Stash) we look forward to seeing your creations.

Have a fun week.

luv {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Digital Tuesday - Animals at Christmas time
Riley and Co - Lets think Christmas
City Crafter - Blue Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Christmas Decorations
AiF - Winter - do my icicles count to show the winter theme?
Cute card Thursday - Blues
Dutch Dare challenge - Winter tag, ornament or card
Paper Romance - Winter
Alphabet Challenge - F for foliage



Zoechaos said...

Magic! This is a wonderful piece so much texture very very special blown away xx Zoe

Kathyk said...

Super - you really getting festive now aren't you B?


Liz said...

Brenda This is stunning stunning work just beautiful Thank you

Liz xx

stitchy said...

Brenda, what a gorgeous effect, I love the real look that the crackle makes...I bet your house will be so bright and cheery for the Christmas season :)...have fun today

stitch xoxox

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hunnie I hope your ok, not heard from you for a while sending you huge huge hugs xxxx
Gorgeous creation hun just love the birdie!!
hugs shell xx

Josephine said...

What a fabulous project! Unique and lovely.

Gram's Treasures said...

This is beautiful Brenda...and look at those icicles too!

gila said...

Oh wie wundervoll, gro├če Klasse
lg gila

Choccy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda..

Its my tree day today too ;O)

Choccy xx

Unknown said...

I don't know what to say, it is so beautiful Brenda. Well done you, totally gorgeous x

Netty said...

wowee Brenda its terrific. Annette x

Floppy Latte Designs said...

I just adore this birdhouse! Love the crackle, and all the bits and bobs for christmas! Fantastic Job!

Gem said...

Brenda this is so stunning, I love it! x

Lisa Jane said...

What an absolute work of art Brenda .. i love the little house.

Unknown said...

Simply gorgeous Brenda, love it! Jo xxx

Unknown said...

Simply gorgeous Brenda, love it! Jo xxx

Juls said...

just utterly stunning!!!! Love the icicles and the berries!!!! Hugs Juls

Marjo said...

Hi Brenda,

This is absolutely gorgalicious!

Hugs, Marjo

chris said...

wow you sure do know how to make us swoon this is amazing.

Sarah A said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful, love the crackles in the paint - why does my paint never crackle so much?? Hummppph! Loving the colours and all the detail.

Sarah x

Berry said...

This is so fabulous Brenda I love this little bird huse and all the festive elements great job Hugs Rebekah xxx

uksharon said...

Brenda this is beautiful - so love robins.
Love your christmas header too.
Best wishes, Sharon

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful Brenda.

Sandra P said...

Oh brenda this is a masterpiece! Every detail is bang on :)
Just wonderful!

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, what a pretty project, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

all I can say is WOW! this is amazing! I love all the detail you put into this, it's stunning! thanks for entering this week's winter challenge at AIF

Love crafts forever said...

Fantastic project. Love what you did here. Hugs Nataliya.

cnelson said...

This is incredibly lovely! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Ros said...

Adorable!!! I have a soft spot for birdhouses ... this is so pretty ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Radwa Bayoumi said...

Great creation!!!Thanks for joining us at AIF.

Dorcas said...

Such a cute birdhouse! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous bird house thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

Lena said...

Awesome. Really magic your bird house, a fantastic idea. Amazing details!!! Absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at DDCC.
Hugs and merry x-mas.