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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Creating part of a Christmas village for WOYWW...

I've spent hours on this Stampin' Up! Design-a-House and it's still not finished! It will be by Saturday, because that's when I'm hosting my American Ink team Christmas party, complete with a Design-a-House Contest. Of course, my house doesn't really count. I'm the one giving out the prizes!

Still, my daughter and I worked out on this house. We used Sticky Strip (red tape) to adhere the Jolly Holiday dsp to the white chipboard. We ran Early Espresso scraps of card stock through the Square Lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot to add texture to the door and flower boxes. But do we want flowers? Or do we want to go with a winter theme? What do you think?

We'll consider your comments as we finish designing our house. In the meantime, you should pop on over to Julia's blog at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com to see what others are crafting (and where)!
 

25 comments:

jude said...

Looks a lovely creation!I think a few poinsetta flowers and some holly wouldnt go a miss in the window boxes you could always add bit of the white stuff to the holly leaves.Well have fun creating the rest
hugs judex#############6

Terry said...

We'll do it! I love the idea of Christmassy flowers. That'll add lots of color. Thanks!

Chrissie said...

I bet you're having fun with this one!
Enjoy the rest of the construction, it looks fab!
Chrissie

Sheila said...

A great looking house and a fun project to do with your daughter. A Christmas theme would be really cool.

Helen said...

It looks great, good luck with finishing it. Next year I am going to make something for the house for display..... next year!!!

Marjo said...

Awesome project, good luck

Hugs, Marjo #45

Susan said...

What a wonderful project! Will have to pop back to check out the finished product.
Susan xxox #13

Wipso said...

What a fab project.
A x

oneoff said...

Lovely colours there, and what a great project to work on with your daughter. Hope you have fun finishing it!

Bernie #81

Violets Corner said...

Wonderful project, Christmas flowers sounds good.

Hugs
Maarit #37

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is super impressive and the details you have added are incredible. I can see why it is taking you so long to make this house. Happy WOYWW (#4).

oneoff said...

Hi Terry

You were asking about how to get into craft fairs. I'm at a really early stage with this, and don't think I have much expertise. I managed to get my first stall by being ready to step in at the last minute for a cancellation. That has got me on the organiser's contact list, meaning that I will get early notification of her shows. I've also been talking to other organisers within a 50 mile radius, hoping to get onto their lists. Here in the UK, I've been using a website called Stallfinder, and I'll let you know how successful that turns out to be.

Bernie #81

Rhonda said...

This house is amazing! Very cute. You've put a lot of work into it. I vote for the wintery theme! Thanks for stopping by my desk. #11

Pam said...

Oh how fantastic! I love the textured door and knob especially. I like the idea of Christmas flowers and ivy, but after all this work why not put a little velcro to dab 'em on with and change the flowers to springtime flowers in a few months. Show us next week what you decided!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

very cute.. I should have taken a picture of mine for woyww today too.. Maybe if I still have time.. I put window boxes on mine too..

Stressed Stamper said...

xmassy papers...winter theme...fab idea by the way
Sarah - Stressed Stamper #17

Serendipity Stamping said...

This is a fun looking project. I just love the house and I guess I would do a winter scene for it. #92

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful project and how nice for you that your daughter is making it with you! I think Christmas flowers will add a nice touch of red and green.

Julia Dunnit said...

The beauty is that the two of you are doing it, for me that's a bliss. The other beauty is that it is a fab thing already - I vote for a wintery feel - but what do I know. Perhaps make another, decorate both and then I'll choose?!!

Elizabeth said...

Looks very promising - I'd say winter flowers, you can never have too many flowers :) Elizabeth #95

Dragon said...

Fantastic project
Frankie
xx

Neet said...

This is great! Love the idea - you could have a whole village! Not sure whether I would do winter or spring but I would put some colour onto the transparency on the windows and then put a nightlight (battery one) inside. Kind of like my Advent House behind the laser cuts - second picture down. (http://hickydorums.blogspot.com/2010/12/done-up-to-number-eight.html)

butlersabroad said...

How amazing, it's going to look fantastic when it's all done!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Rachel said...

Your house is beautiful. and inspiring. I really think I need to make some houses. Alas, mine will only be made by me, but I should still have fun.

cheers, rachel #40

Nicky said...

Great creation looks lovely - like the idea of the Christmas's flowers ~ Nicky 16