Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Happy mother's day Karen

Hello everyone

This is my 4th mother’s day gift! This one is for Andy’s mum Karen.

I have made her a little birdhouse, as she really likes nature. The paper I used is made from altering the colours on a very old tab and placing it on some green and white backgrounds. I

really love it and would like it as a feature wall in our bedroom! The beautiful humming bird is a freebie from http://www.squigglefly.com/freebies he is so cute. I coloured him with some cheep glitter gel pens (from poundland), as I really wanted him to shine and sparkle like the amazing real one I saw in Egypt. The box template I borrowed from a friend went together very easily, but I could not open the lid so I added a little bird charm under the flap and this seemed to do the trick.

I hope Karen likes it.

I will be entering it into these challenges;

The Crafty Pad #114 http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ A for mum challenge ends Sunday 2nd

Double Dutch #65 http://doubledutchchallenges.blogspot.com/ A something old, new, borrowed and blue challenge ends Sunday 10th

Incy Wincy http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ A sparkle and shine challenge ends Monday 3rd

DYSU #12http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ A shine on challenge ends Thursday 31st

Pile it on #13 http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ A cutie patootie challenge ends Sunday 2nd

Fun at Fairy Knoll http://funatfairyknoll.blogspot.com/ A happy challenge ends Friday 1st

So Many #48 http://sewmanychallenges.com/ A spring fling challenge ends Friday 1st

Stamp Something http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ A spring something challenge ends Friday 1st

Polka Doodles http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ A spring challenge ends Friday 1st

Paririe Fairy #49 http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/ A oh so spring challenge ends Friday 8th

The shabby tea room #55 http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com A photo and flowers challenge ends Monday 3rd

Simon Says Stamps http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ A mothers day challenge ends Wednesday 2nd

Paper Play #12 http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ A distressing challenge ends Thursday 31st

Lily of the Valley #89 http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ A punch it challenge ends Thursday 31st

Delicious Doodles http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/ A floral franticly challenge ends Friday 1st

Pear Tree designs #42 http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/ A mothers day challenge ends Monday 3rd

Cupcake Craft #135 http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ A flowers for mum challenge ends Monday 3rd

Stamping Scrapping http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/ A sparkle challenge ends Monday 10th

There She Goes #100 http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/ A no markers challenge ends Monday 4th

Tip Top # 27 http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ A nature inspired challenge ends Tuesday 5th

Tuesday Throwdown #42 http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ A floral’s challenge ends Tuesday 5th

Allsorts #96 http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ A for a special lady challenge ends Saturday 2nd

Simply Create #40 http://simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.com/ A do it your self challenge ends Friday 8th Fortnightly

Crafts 4 Eternity #12 http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ A something hidden challenge ends Friday 1st

Scrapbook a Holic by Abby http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/ A spring challenge ends Tuesday 12th

Lollipop Crafts http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ A shape project challenge ends Saturday 2nd

I hope this is OK, Lynn


  1. Thank you for joining us at CUpcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous creation ! Your birdhouse is simply stunning ! Your Mum will love it ! Good luck !

  2. I'm sure she will love getting this on Mother's Day x

  3. What a lovely gift for a nature-lover.....Andy's mum is sure to love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

  4. Absolutely beautiful project and a lovely gift. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  5. Wow! This is fantastic! Great work! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

  6. Stunning piece and so very different. I bet she will love this. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create this week.

    Ike xx
    SC DT

  7. What a lucky lady Karen is! This is such a beautiful project and so creative. So very inspiring. Thank you for that!

  8. Great to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  9. Absolutley beautiful birdhouse... Thank you for playing along with the challenge with us... Hugggs

  10. That's just such a great idea - fab project

    kitten DYSU team

  11. Wow that just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us at C4E this week.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. Beautiful birdhouse.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "distressing" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  14. Well, you nailed the sparkle. Love the birdhouse and the hummingbird. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'sparkle' challenge. C2

  15. Beautiful birdhouse, love all of the detail you placed on it, TFS and playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby-Pammjeo DT

  16. What a great project! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create.

  17. Beautiful!! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  18. Lovely project! So pretty and creative! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.

  19. wow, what a fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  20. Wowzers! What a beautiful project! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge.

  21. Wow this is beautiful, what a gorgeous gift! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

  22. WOW! Fantastic birdhouse! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

  23. Wow! very creative!! Must have taken you a long time to put together. Good luck from Abby's design team!

  24. Beautiful project - it is sure to be loved and treasured.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  25. Wow! Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with us at scrapbookaholic by abby challenges!

  26. Awesome birdhouse hun! Wish the real ones were as pretty!
    Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, hope to see you next time too!
    Teri x

  27. Hi Lynn, what an amazing creation. I love the gorgeous humming bird and the papers you've used. Definitely a gift any mum would be delighted to receive. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  28. Cute card!
    Thanks for Piling It On :)

  29. Beautiful! Amazing! Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week, good Luck xxx

  30. Its me again Thanks for playing along at Pear Tree Designs for our mother's day card challenge! Good Luck xx

  31. What a beautiful creation, I'm sure it will be a perfect Mother's Day gift. Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

  32. Oh my goodness this is ADORABLE! So much detail wow! Thank you so much for playing with us this week over at the Scrapbooking with Abby challenge.

  33. That is so awesome - what a lucky mom to get that!! Good job - Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts!

    Crafty Hugs
    Juelmarie DT

  34. Oh my goodness!! How beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at SSCC! :)

  35. What a gorgeous creation :) Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining in with Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  36. What a lovely project. I like the flower spray you have put on the front of the birdhouse. I hope that the recipient of this beautiful birdhouse appreciates the work you put into it. Thanks for participating in my challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

  37. What a lovely Birdhouse! Such a sweet and cherry Spring project! Thanks for joining us at FFF! xox Trisha

  38. What a great Birdhouse ! Nice project!
    Thanks for playing this week with S by Abby
    Have a great Tuesday ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~DT

  39. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for entering in Scrapbookaholic by Abby

  40. Very nice. Thanks for playing along at Scrapbookaholic By Abby :)

  41. What a fab creation, thanks for joining in with our Spring challenge at Polkadoodles,