Friday, November 14, 2014

Up On The Roof Top

Good Morning!

It's Friday and I am so excited to say this is my "debut" with my new Design Team position
at the Fussy and Fancy challenge blog.  I am very honored to be working with such a
wonderful group ot girls that are not only very nice, but extremely talented as well!!
I encourage you to pop over to the Fussy and Fancy blog and look at all the
beautiful work by my teammates and to join in the challenge as well!!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is Two of a Kind or Pairs
being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Here is my project....

A beautiful little Christmas cottage made with a 
Sizzix Brenda Walton Country Cottage die!

I have to say, this is one of the easiest, well thought out 3D dies I have worked with.
It goes together in a breeze!!  
You will see many more of these pop up on my blog, that's for sure!!
I think the hardest part was deciding how to decorate it!!

The entire house "flips up" so you can add one of those little battery candles if you wish.

With the top flipped up to add the candle

This is the side view lit!

The following supplies were used in the making of my cottage:
Sizzix Country Cottage Die, Marianne Icicles, Darice Small Snowflake Embossing Folder,
Cheery Lynn Designs Santa and Reindeer die, Impression Obsession Christmas Icons die,
glitter and "snow" and a small sisal tree I "bleached and glittered!

Entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Calender November .... It's All About Christmas (M)
Daring Cardmakers .... Light A Candle
Crafting Musketeers .... Anything but A Card
The Crafting Cafe .... Anything But A card
Try It On Tuesday .... Homemade Decor Item
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge .... Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas .... Snow People
Inspiration Destination ....Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze .... Punch and/or Die
Winter Wonderland .... Christmas Decorations
Decorate To Celebrate .... Anything Goes


butterfly dream cards said...

Wow what a super project...this is just fantastic..

Fiona dT

Pat K said...

Wow, absolutely stunning Diane, decorated so beautifully. Love the reindeer over the top too. Pat K x

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I'm in love with this!! What a superb project ... So clever Diane!!

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Diane!! I LOVE this STUNNING project!! So very well done...perfect inspiration for our challenge!!
Take care and enjoy your weekend!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Diane!! What a gorgeous cottage!! You decorated it perfectly!! I love the icicles on the roof and Santa and the crew!! What a fabulous project this is!! Another die I'm going to have to get thanks to you!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your fabulous project and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Vannessa said...

This is just fantastic Diane! I think I have to have one of these wintery houses for my Christmas decorations!

Hugs, Vannessa

Crafting with Darcy said...

You made this???? Oh, wow!!! It is fantastic!!! I want one! LOL This is so great and I thank you for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! What a fabulous cottage! Lovely paper choices and super embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month with this delightful project. Hugs, Lesley

Leslie Miller said...

How incredibly cute! A die? Really? You always do such a great job with your DT projects. Love the snowflake roof and those glittery icicles. Wow! This is so awesome!

Nikki Acton said...

What a fabulous creation! Love everything about this. Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday and congrats on your new DT position too. Nikki xx

Unknown said...

I think my jaw hit the floor! Wow what a gorgeous project..i just love every detail! Thanks for joining us at TTPHC this week. Anita DT

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning and just perfectly constructed

Sheryl said...

Hi Diane! WOW! GASP! I just love this little Christmas house!
Your fun papers and decorating are perfection! I certainly can imagine this with a little tea light inside! What a fabulous project for our challenge!
I love it!
Big Hugs and smiles, Sheryl

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this is so beautiful wow what a great table piece. thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at dtc. hugs

Marilyn said...

Really cute project and so much work and detail in this. Love the Santa and sleigh too.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll join us again.
Marilyn S

Norma said...

Oh wow this is amazing Diane!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

Eileen said...

What an amazing project. Beautiful in all aspects. Love the embossed snowflake roof. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Julie Odil said...

Oh my! This is as sweet as can be! And you made it from a die? Awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at IDCB. Julie, DT

Dawn said...

What a great little house!
Thanks for sharing your great project with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Not A Card Challenge.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Fran said...

Looks fab , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

Pamellia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love Santa's sleigh and the glittery icicles! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Home Made / Handmade' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Kathy said...

Well, it may not be a card, but I'm so glad you shared your "candle-house" with us, it's adorable
Thanks for linking up with The Daring Cardmakers' "Light a Candle" challenge this week

Dawn said...

Stunning I love your little house. Would make a great centre piece for the Christmas table. Thanks for sharing with Daring Cardmakers this week. x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas project, I love all of the wonderful details.
Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Sarah Biswabic said...

What an adorable house! I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Decorate To Celebrate! DT, Sarah

mand said...

Stunning project and lovely work! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe! Amanda x

Planetsusie said...

What a brilliant creation Diane, I love the fact that it holds a little tea light. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (It's all about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Deanne Saunders said...

Wow!!! That's gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

VictoriaG said...

Really the sweetest little house I've seen! I agree about BW's dies! She does the best!