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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Driving home for Christmas..Quirky style

A bit of Chris Rea to get you in the mood!

I thought I could make a whole batch of Christmas treat or present boxes, when I looked for 12" x 12" Christmas paper I could only find a few sheets, and only one was double sided and I wanted the inside of my box to look pretty too!
I used the tall house from the 3d House set from The Cutting Cafe, this time the house is the opening version so one side of the roof opens.
I added the wreath, decorated with gems,  and one of the sentiments from the set with a bow made of some Crafty Ribbons ribbon (I have had it years so you might not get the exact ribbon but there is lots of gingham ribbon available), and a "Christmas" tree from the set which is decorated with flat backed pearls, tinsel, a sequin star and a wooden Santa. 

 On the back I used a Christmas Sentiment Shape tag attached to ribbon  and the house with tiny staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny attacher, the shape is inked with red ink. The door handles are flat backed pearls by the way.

Do you like my snow? It is Flowersoft Polar White which is the only flowersoft I have ever bought. There is even a little on top of the Chimney. 
All of this was cut out with the KnK Zing, I am really enjoying the machine. The chimney top was cut from a tiny scrap left from cutting the house and I had no trouble doing that. The only things cut by hand are the sentiment on the wreath and the sentiment shape which I tried for ages to get into MTC to cut with the Zing - I hate hand cutting. The sentiment shapes lost some of the words when I imported them bizarrely. I still have a lot to learn on the Zing, print and cut remains a challenge to be tackled properly. I found out today from the KnK Facebook page that there is a brand new machine due out which looks very exciting, I won't be able to justify buying it when I just bought the Zing, isn't it always the way, I spent years deciding and finally taking the plunge and buying (don't have as much to spend on such things now I am not working), then a new improved version arrives! I wonder if it will scan and cut?

This little old house is here to remind you that you have until Saturday 12th Sept to enter the Quirky Crafts challenge with anything home related, any project is allowed and we allow a little backdating too if you made something a few days before the challenge started!

Please hop on over to see some amazing projects by the rest of the team!

I've entered the following challenges:
TTCRD - 1st to 7th Sept anything goes
Anything but a Card - celebration
Inspiration Destination - #49 anything goes (Tues)
Simply Papercrafts - #12 anything goes (Fri)
Winter Wonderland - add a sentiment (Fri)
Allsorts - lots of layers (Sat)
Creative Card Crew - anything goes (Tues 15th Sept)
ABC Christmas - R is for Red, ribbon, roof, round the back! (Wed 16th Sept)
Creative Fingers - #91 anything goes (Fri but which Fri?)
Crafting by Designs - anything goes (Sep)


  1. Beautiful work, very full of colors and details, your house should look beautiful Christmas !!!

  2. this surely puts me in the christmas mood...what a fabulous holiday house

  3. Lots of lovely layers here Cazzy and a great creation for our theme this week, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. A lovely creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  5. Such a lovely christmas house. Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week, I hope to see you again.

  6. Such a great christmas house. You did an adorable job!!!

  7. Fabulous Christmas house. I now have Chris Rea singing in my head. Thanks for that Cazzy :)
    Flo x

  8. Lots of possibilities with that cute little house! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Warm Regards, Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  9. Fabulous Christmas house, such great colours and details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. Great creation. Looks stunning. Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs


  11. Lovely project. One of my fav christmas songs too
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  12. I love this so much. Great fun and you have inspired me to make something similar. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  13. What a cute Christmas house - I love the candy coloured papers!
    Alison x

  14. This is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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