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The current challenge over at Anything But A Card has a colour theme:


Be sure to hop on over and see what the Design Team have been up to. The super talented Julie has made the most fabulous scarf. Here’s my design team piece:


I cannot take any credit for the idea for the design of this house, there is a fabulous tutorial over on the Calico Crafts blog which I followed, just using the Anything But A Card challenge colour pallette instead. I fell in love with the original, designed by Trish, which had a cute little bunny with a huge carrot!

Instead of attaching the house to a plain base I decided to use a cheese box  and painted this in excatly the same way as the house. Once all the layers were painted, I added a coat of clear crackle paint.


I added some natural Icelandic moss around the base of the house, glued a piece of leaf ribbon trim up the side and then topped it off with a little paper daisy that I had coloured pink with Worn Lipstick distress ink.


P1040233The little pink flowers you can see dotted amongst the moss I picked up from Ebay ages ago, I think they are made from fimo. To make the “believe” sign I stamped out the word on to some wood effect card, cut it out, attached it to a a small piece of driftwood and then sanded the edges and corners so they fused together.



I didn’t add any glitter, but that doesn’t mean to say I won’t at some point! That moss looks really pretty with glitter sprinkled in it.


I hope you’ll join us over at Anything But A Card, there’s still a whole week left to go so plenty of time to get your entry in. Thanks again to Trish and the Calico Crafts Blog Design Team for the inspiration.


Believe — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the shout out…glad to see my bunny house inspired someone! Love what you’ve done with it, gorgeous colour scheme! xxxxxx

    • I adored your house and rabbit and your tutorial was so clear. I may well do a version for Easter. Thanks for your kin comments xx

  2. your cheesebox looks wonderful and thank you SO much for linking back to calico crafts were Trish showed her idea. its very honourable and super appreciated. you have adapted it beautifully for your own style and design.

    • Thanks Zuzu, what I didn’t do was give you credit for the cheese box – it was you that put me on to Ebay, so thank you x

  3. Wow, this has turned out so well. Your take on the tutorial is fantastic, you must be delighted with what you have done here.

    I am in awe.

    Dionne xx

  4. Thank you Lisette for the shoutout – I love that you credit too! Your box is such fun. Welcome to the ABAC team if I haven’t already said so. Not sure which way is up at the moment. 🙂

I really appreciate it when people take time to leave a comment, thank you so much for doing so :)