Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mini Houses

Hi and welcome to the third and final release for June, then we will have a newsletter next week, and finally the big reveal at Senz.

Last weeks winner through the Rafflecopter was Tricia Collins, Tricia is brilliant at leaving comments every week, so it was great that she wins a prize.  We want you all to know that we really do appreciate you all taking the time to comment.  

This week we have all been playing with mini houses, and after last weeks big houses, the smaller ones were certainly a challenge. 

First up we have Marilyn, who had a flat house to use,
Marilyn has made this amazing dimensional card, the flat houses are a row of very cool houses, the can easily be used as a set or individually.  As you can see Marilyn has used one from the set, then really textured and finished it off beautifully. She has also used the chickens form the farm set, and some bare trees.  The home sweet home is from the banner set.  Marilyn's work just gets better and better and I know the hours she spends on making these projects.   

We are also releasing the mini houses, they come in sets of 3, and there is also a church that comes on it's own.  The girls all got a set of the houses and a church and they have been very busy with them.

This week I have to say I was very busy with the countdown on, and I just picked a project that really needed patience and calmness, which I have neither at present.  I picked up a vintage lantern from an antique store, but after sitting looking at it, decided I really couldn't bring myself to destroy it, so I went to the supermarket and saw a new tin lantern, and decided that would work just as well.

I painted the lantern with patina paints, which gave me the colour I wanted.  I then made up one of the little 3d houses, and it didn't fit, of course it didn't.  I then had to do a bit of playing and with a final push and a little tearing and removal of the roof, it was in.  By then my mood was less than positive, but quick thinking and some snow, three of us, managed to get everything closed and the house was secure.  But it needed a tree, so we reopened the minefield and managed to slip the tree into place with a skewer, tweezers and a little bit of luck.  Closed it all back up, and part one done.

I then used one of the new chipboard words Believe, and snowflakes and stars which I painted gold, and then added kindy glitz.  I added ribbon and other Christmas embellishments and copper embossed the new reindeer.  I made a sleigh as well, just to finish the look off.
The sleigh is so easy to put together, and with a bit of white fur and some embossing powder, it looks really cool, I love it, but I love Christmas.  

This week you can win a set of Mini houses and a Church, so leave a comment, like us on facebook and you are in the draw, just select the options in the rafflecopter below.  So lets go check out what the other girls have done.

3. Beth
4. Carol
5. Ngaere
6. Tash
7. Brenda
8. Lilian
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  1. I love this lantern. What a clever idea to fill it with your little house.

  2. Jo, what a most delightful lantern house, just like the ships in bottles! LOL

    I just love Marilyns house too!!

    Tricia Collins

  3. Have to comment here for some of them. The seahorses are adorable and I loved the beach scene! The Halloween set was also very well done and Ngaere's one was so clever, I was looking forward to seeing her one!

    Tricia Collins

  4. What a cool product, so many options!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous - Talk about thinking outside the square - amazing