Saturday, 26 October 2013

Cosy Christmas Cottage

Hello All. I'm sorry to have been absent from visits and comments recently but 'real life' has been occupying all my time. Thank-you so much for your continued visits and I hope 'normal' patterns resume soon.

I wanted to enter the challenge at Inkido this month which is 'Scraplift our Design Team'. When I looked back through the gorgeous Inkido blog creations I came across a beautiful little altered house and decided to alter a a chipboard ornament house with Inkido papers. Here it is ...

Look at those happy children playing with their beautiful new toys. I bet those munchkins were good as gold all year long for Santa to have delivered so well!

Here is the wonderful little house by Mette that I used as inspiration:

Chipboard Farmhouse by Melissa Frances (Measures 3.25" x 2.75")
Papers by Inkido ('Coming Home for Christmas' and 'Forever Santa' collections)
Decorated with lots of distress dry glitter and embellishments from stash

A look at the left side

And a twirl to the right

I wish to enter cottage to:
Inkido - October Scraplift our Design Team
A Gem of a Challenge - More than one fold
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas Sentiments (on sides of cottage)
Moving Along With The Times - Shape Up
Southern Girls - Shine On
Totally Papercrafts - No Squares Allowed
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank-you so much for visiting,
Have a lovely weekend,
Nicola x


  1. This is so lovely! Great choice of papers and gorgeous embellishments! x

  2. What a fabulous make for Christmas Nicola, such a great decorative piece.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. What a delightful little house!!! Totally gorgeous and a fabulous piece of Christmas Deco, stunning!!

  4. Absolutely delightful!! Love all your little details. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inkido!! :-)

  5. Oh Nicola what a treat of a project. Love the details on this and that touch of sparkle. Hope all is much better in your world very soon. Jenny x

  6. Oh, this actually looks good enough to eat, like one of those lovely little German houses made of candy that you can buy at Christmas! Your life may be difficult at the moment, but a visit to your blog always lifts my spirits! Julie Ann xx

  7. This is absolutely fabulous Nicola, I love all the detail!!!
    Kevin xx

  8. I love all the beautiful details in your 'candy house' project Nicola! xx

  9. This is a fabulous little house for Christmas, so adorable, wow Nicola !!!!! How do you do, all is gold in your hands... Thank you for all the wonderful details at each side, this is a pure delight and a real source of inspiration ! Love your art works so much !! And don't worry for blogland when you can't be there... we will neither forget you nor be upset. :) Huge Hugs, Coco xxx

  10. This is soooo cute! What a wonderful spirit of winter. Thank you for playing along with Inkido's challenge!

  11. What an absolute delight, Nicola! You can be away as long as you like since every time you come back it's with another completely fabulous creation!! Every detail is perfection - what a festive treat.
    Alison xx

  12. Looks good enough to eat Nicola! Margie x

  13. How utterly gorgeous is festive creation, it's going to look stunning as a Christmas decoration, just love it x

  14. oh wow i am speechless nicola.this is fantastic .i love the vintage images and your details are amazing :D

    xx coops xx

  15. what a great idea! love it, thank you for joining a challenge at INKIDO!

  16. This is gorgeous, Nicola - a little piece of art! I love how this little cottage looks from every angle, you've paid such great attention to all details.

  17. What a fabulous project, Nicola. And your attention to details... wow!
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  18. WOW....What a fabulous creation... Love all the wonderful's a work of art...Love it!! Hugs May x x x

  19. What a wonderful cottage, love it
    Rosie x

  20. Nicola...this little vintage farmhouse is absolutely precious! It reminds me of ornaments that we had on our tree when I was a child. You REALLY do such an amazing job with the vintage style and Christmas! I have loved everything that you have posted on your blog. All created with such detail and such perfection! Your latest post...the Santa Christmas card is also lovely but this little ornament....OMG!!! I can't stop looking at it! <3 Candy

  21. Fantastic work!
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week for our 'shape up' challenge and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  22. Such a fabulous creation Nicola. Thank you so much for sharing with us at PCJ Challenge.

  23. Fabulous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  24. This is just amazing, what a little work of art, I just love it.

    Thanks you for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.xx

  25. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

  26. Wow, I want to visit there, simply gorgeous! I love the added toys :)

    Thanks for joining us a Aud Sentiments!

  27. Could this be anymore delightful?!
    Those sweet faces on those children and all those delicious details you brought to this house, even that piece of ribbon tied to the very top of it.
    I absolutely adore this.

  28. Amazing work! Love all details! Thanks for playing with us at Inkido! Hugs!

  29. So beautiful and thank you so much for your kind comment on my card for LLC! It gave me the chance to visit and see your beautiful creations... have a great day! xxx Ann Marie (My Eclectic Spirit)

  30. Your Christmas house is AMAZING!!!!!!!!
    Hugs Lynn

  31. What a delightful decoration! Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments this week.

    kathy b

  32. Hi Nicola, This is a brilliant project, love all the details and such gorgeous 'children' too.
    Avril xx

  33. Getting around to look at all of your wonderful Christmas project. I love this!! How adorable Nicola. Fabulous details like the fence, the glittered door and windows, and those wonderful snowflakes on the roof. Absolutely charming!! -- Mary Elizabeth


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