In da house 2

So I am loving playing with houses right now. I wonder if it’s because I have been away from home so much over the past few weeks and my subconscious is telling me to appreciate the times when I am at home? Whatever, I love making these and can’t wait to share the other two projects that are in the pipeline right now. Today’s house is a smaller version of the one that I made yesterday and has a very different colour palette:


This is made the same Artful Dwelling’s die set I used yesterday but is the next size down. It was also the house that I made when I should have been tidying up and then tackling an enormous pile of ironing. I’m sharing this over at Sunday Stampers, where the theme is “natural colours and elements” and also at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their “use a house” theme.


I covered the house with card and then coloured it with Distress Inks – Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap plus Vintage Photo for the roof (don’t get me started on that again!!). I used a dictionary page stamp and Vintage Photo on the main part of the house and then added some little dots using Walnut Stain.


I used the Dylusions border stamp and more Walnut Stain to create the roof. The door was cut freehand and inked with walnut Stain. I’ve stamped some little flowers in black. The window is another stamp and I’ve added some little flowers that I cut from a scrap piece of lace.



Thanks for buzzing by.


In da house 2 — 23 Comments

  1. Do you have a Hobby Lobby there? They have chipboard. I buy it there often. Have no idea what kind of craft stores you have in London.
    I love this house best of all, the high pitched roof is awesome with the stamping and sepia. I look for long time at what you show us. So many infinite little details that deserve to be seen. :The little window is so cute. I wondered if you cut door out or had a stamp for door. This little house is so cute, love all you do LIsette. Happy week

    • Oh I long for Hobby Lobby to arrive here! We have Hobbycraft but it’s not that great and not as cheap or as well stocked as Hobby Lobby seems to be. Craft stores tend to be small over here so I shop mostly on line. Typically you can never get everything in one shop. I did have some chipboard off Ebay and would swear there should be a couple of sheets left. I’m just working on another set of houses so have ripped the backs of some paper pads!!! For this house I cut the door freehand from some paper that was lying about and then added some black pencil.

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