Back in da house

After another exhausting week I have reached the half way point of my summer labours. I’m not sure how I have managed it but somehow I have survived. I now move on to a new location for the remainder of the summer. I wish I could tell you it was somewhere glamorous – but alas not, this time I shall be just down the road in Chesterfield. I do get a couple of days grace in which to turn everything around which is a huge relief as for the past two days I have been beyond doing anything more than lifting food and drink to my mouth and times even chewing has seemed like a step too far. Actually, that’s not quite true as on Friday morning I had to go an renew my first aid certificate and managed to bruise my hand whilst practising CPR – honestly, you couldn’t make it up!

So having spent the last two days in the recovery position, and with the rain hammering down outside, today seemed liked the perfect time to ease myself back to normal with a little light crafting.


I’m sharing this little house over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where you have to use a house in your project. This was cut from chipboard using Tim Holtz’ Artful Dwellings die.


I ‘ve covered it with a piece of card and then applied distress inks – Shabby Shutters for the body of the house and a mix of Picked Raspberry topped with Festive Berries for the roof. Then I’ve stamped using a dictionary page and script stamps. I’ve also used a Dylusions border stamp to create a shaped edge for the roof. I’m sure there is a technical builders term for that but I’m off rooves right now as ours continues to leak despite a million visits from our roofer and what seems like almost as many pounds!


I’ve used a Memory Box starry stencil and applied some Tumbled Glass, the black dots are also a stamp and I’ve added the white circles. The door was cut freehand from some scrap paper, as was the heart which I then stamped with black dots. The flower and the home sweet home are both stamps.

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The finishing touch was to edge the house with black Distress Stain and then add white highlights.


Thanks for buzzing by.


Back in da house — 15 Comments

    • Thanks on all counts Diane. I shall certainly be taking it as easy as I can and just hope my first aid skills are not required!

  1. Such a lovely little house, and the Stampotique flower adds a pretty garden part. If it’s raining by you it won’t be different by us either, I am hitting the road tomorrow towards home, at least I won’t need a car wash when I arrive 😉

  2. Aww Lisette I hope you get that wrist healed up soon! I have frozen shoulder and its no fun and very painful! I love your bright cheery house! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB 🙂

  3. Good grief, your bosses do not deserve you. I am sure Mr Beez spoilt you this weekend though and insisted you put your feet up and rested whilst he did all the cooking and cleaning.

    Love your little house – the roof colour is fabulous!

    Dionne xx

  4. What a cute little house with heart on top, you find ways to make the cutest cards. For some body with a messed up wrist you sure did a great job. Hope wrist will heal up quickly. Awesome card Lisette. Take care of yourself, ok? Bummer about the rain. Been noticing the days getting shorter, already almost dark and it’s not even 9 p.m. yet. Fall is trying to sneak it’s way in. Not ready for Fall yet,are you?
    Can you stand to have your hubs do cleaning? I have to go in another room, my hubs makes me crazy when he cleans, no such thing as moving anything to vacuum under, by all means go around everything in your way, lol. After I had my knees replaced he was going to help, right.Before I left hospital after 2nd knee doc had nurse tell me, how did he know. I even cleaned bathroom after 1st knee.P/t and O/T were having fits thatI’d do some of things I did. Wasn’t even supposed to be doing laundry. Do you trust your hubs with laundry? Am very fussy about my laundry. Guess should make some cookies or something.
    Happy week

    • Thank you 🙂 I think we can squeeze a bit more summer out over here (it’s been a good one for the UK, but I have been working so am missing it. The rain and clouds save themselves for the weekend!!). But you are right about it getting darker earlier – but that means I get to see my solar lights working in the evenings now 🙂 Mr Beez is good when it comes to all things domestic and right now if he cuts corners (and he does!) I don’t mind so much. He can iron but, as much as I hate doing it, I just can’t let him do that – have to keep some mystery about me!!! Just not enough hours in the day right now.

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