Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Valentine Birdhouse! :)..

Hi friends,
Today sharing with you all a birdhouse which I have made as an inspiration for Crafter's Corner #  4-"Anything but a Card or Lo "...Please check out my post in the Crafters Corner Blog HERE...And here's a look at what I have made :)

And another view :-

And a close-up of  the sentiment  which I have placed inside the birdhouse :-


I have made this birdhouse using a template which I found from Pinterest...And since I do not have any heart die I have hand cut the central heart using an Exacto Knife & paper- pieced the cute little birdie from DCWV Pattern Paper (Itsy Bitsy) ..
This birdhouse was quite easy to make once all the pieces from the template are cut out...The tough part for me was in embellishing it..So many ideas were running through my mind that I could not decide on any particular one..              
Can you see that small heart charm below the bird...Thats recycled from an old keychain I had..Isn't that so pretty..? ;)..And all my leaves are die cut from old wedding cards as I really like the thickness of the papers & the look they give when they are embossed & distressed using inks..!!

For those of you who are interested in the template ...You can check it out Here ...Its from Papercraft Inspiration blog & they have many more freebies templates and other downloads too!...I am sure you will love it ..Do check it out! :)

Supplies Used :-
Pattern Paper- DCWV Garden Party Stack (Crafter's Corner)
Martha Stewart Doily punch - (Crafter's Corner)
Cheery Lynn Olive Branches- (Crafter's Corner)
Memory Box Tessatina Border & Catalina Border- (Bought from Mansi)
Distress Inks :Tim Holtz Broken China ,Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo (Crafter's Corner)....Used the Koi Brush & Distress Inks to color the Leaves & the Flowers in the foliage .
Flowers -Handmade using Punch Bunch Plum Blossom (Crafter's Corner)
Sentiment -Studio Calico Alphabet Stickers (Bought from Ujjwal)
Bird -Paper Pieced from DCWV Pattern Paper (Itsy Bitsy) ,Butterfly -Itsy Bitsy
Charm & Pearls -Stash
Challenges Entered :-
Lessology- You are my sweetheart (Have used old wedding cards to die cut the leaves & foliage & the charm is from an old broken  keychain)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -Valentine or love .
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What are you known for ( I think for me its definitely my hand made roses as I love creating flowers from punches as I have done on this project too !!)
Little Scrap Pieces- Use a flower
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge -Punch it (The flowers are made from Punch & the MS Border lace is punched)

Hope you all like my work ...Please do  leave me your Comments /Suggestion's
Have a Nice Day everyone :)


  1. Very pretty birdhouse Hussena and love the way you embellished it !!

  2. As usual Hussena you have created a MASTERPEICE. Love the detailing on the roof - its awesome!! gorgeous coloring, gorgeous flowers... simply GORGEOUS!
    Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

  3. Just love this a LOT, Hussena!!!!

  4. This is so beautiful,love the roof!!

  5. wow gorgeous, love the embelishments, beautiful flowers, and love the little heart !!!

  6. Stunning work! Love all the details in it...and yes I can see the heart charm and it looks perfect :)

  7. That is SO pretty! I love those roses Hussena! That glitter on the edges is a show stealer :)

  8. I love houses and yours is so stylish and beautiful love the toned roses, the perfect heart pearls, the chic unique roof and the beautiful

    Dr Sonia

  9. WOW, WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the look of the roof and all the amazing details! Fantastic project!
    Thanks for joining us at Little Scrap Pieces:)
    Sherrie K

  10. wow wee this is amazing... girl you have got talent.. so pretty... love the new blog look too..

  11. Wow, this is stunning! Your flowers are so beautiful! Terrific birdhouse!
    Have a SUPER day and thank you for sharing with us at Little Scrap Pieces

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week x

  13. What a fabulous birdhouse! Just love your attention to pretty!

    Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  14. what an elegant bird house the flowers are beautiful and the way you put "Love" inside is an inspired idea. Thank so very much for joining the lsp challenge this week. Karen

  15. absolutely GORGEOUS. This is one of the best creations ever... The colours you used are so pleasant. The paper pierced bird is so beautiful. Well honestly, i have no enough words.. :)

  16. Stunning work.Love the birdhouse and will definitely check out the template at the Crafter's corner.I love the way you cut the heart with such a precision.Also the embellishments you have used is making it more charming.

  17. Wow ! The box looks so elegant with soft colors.You have embellished it very beautifully (I know I say it always..cannot stop doing it...after seeing such beauty).Handmade roses are my favorite !

  18. Hussena, you are so talented and I love, love this birdhouse and all the pretty embellishments you've added. Thank you so much for leading us to the template. I've printed it out already.

  19. Wow! This is stunning. I love it!
    Great to have you join us at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  20. How sweet and lovely is this, thanks for sharing your wonderful project with us at LESSology!

  21. This is so beautiful....and wonderfully decorated.

  22. Wish I were a bird!!! Your bird house is sooo cute!!

  23. Beautiful Birdhouse! Love the sweet heart opening. Your roses are gorgeous! (A good thing to be known for!) Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  24. Gorgeous!! Love it so much!!
    I have a couple in my stash I'm waiting to make next month or so for Spring!
    I love that you cerated one for Valentine Day so fun and such a great idea!!

  25. Oh my goodness this is incredibly beautiful! x

  26. wow... incredibly beautiful... is it my imagination or your last few projects all have a shabby chic feel to them...!!