Monday, December 8, 2014

With Love At Christmas

Good Day All,

Oh, I am so excited to announce I am a Guest Designer for Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog for the month of December. Eeeeek!!!!
I don't know if you've ever been to this Challenge Blog but Gloria and her Design Team are all so talented and just wonderful artists.

The Challenge for December is Challenge #21,"Celebrate the Season". 
So Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of "retired" holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. 
Celebrate the season with us!

Our sponsor for the month of December is 

OooooWheeee!!! Who would not want to win some of that wonderful, beautiful 
goodies from Spellbinders!!!

Well without further ado Here is my project for 
As for hoarding Christmas items, I doooo. Lol   I love making wreaths or arrangements in my home or for any type of holiday. And I hate to admit it but besides cardmaking or scrapbook stuff, I hoard flowers, these birdhouses, birds and other floral decorating items. I have two tubs full of poinsettias, garland, tree branches with holly and berries and other floral decor items. I just can not help myself, I know these things go on sale after the holiday and I buy more cause I just know I will use one day. Right?? I know you all are thinking the same thing when you see something, "One Day....I will use this". Lol  :D

For this bird house I dabbed around it with TH Distress Vintage photo ink then used hot glue to adhere all my birds, tree branches, berries and pine cones on. I also hung one of TH wreaths around the hole of the bird house and used peeled paint to color it green. The snow is Snowtex , I love using this item, it is one of my fav's now. :D

A stamp set I used (was a free stamp set last year from a magazine no name), embossed the sentiment with gold powder and stamped the holly garland twice. 
Plus you can see the little angle I stamped earlier and rubbed off and then dabbed vintage photo around it so it would show. 

From my stash - Floral items are from the Dollar General Store but can be found at Michaels & JoAnn stores as well. Red ribbon from stash
Snowtex for the snow around the bird house.
Wooden bird house
SU - gold embossing powder
TH distress ink - vintage photo and peeled paint inker used on the wreath and SU - pens to draw around the stamp holly and bird image

Challenges entered:

Well these it is, I hope you found some inspiration in this in order to join the December Guest Designers at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, Challenge #21~Celebrate the Season.  Please head over to Craft Hoarders to see what the other Guest Designers created for Challenge #21 ~ Celebrate the Season. They are all so awesome and inspirational. 

Thank you for stopping by and Wishing you all a nice week.
Hugs xxxx


  1. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Deborah!!! Enough said...well maybe WOW!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Happy Holidays"!!
    Take care,

  2. Wow, this is incredible! I love all the details on it! I am so glad you have shared this with us at Opus Gleui, what a treat to see this treasure! Thanks for playing along with us!

  3. I love this frosty, snowy dimensional project! How pretty! Thank you for being a guest designer for Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month!

  4. OMGoodness! You made this? Wowzers, it's beautiful! And big congrats on your GDT! They are a talented bunch over there - you fit in very well! I'm putting Snowtex on my wish list - that looks amazing! Well done, Deborah!

  5. Wow, this is fabulous! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SBC this month. Cindy-DT

  6. Wow!!! What a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


  7. Your birdhouse makes me such a happy girl! I love all the wonderful elements and all the attention to detail and I've got to have some snowtex! Thanks for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Wow! Fabulous birdhouse :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  9. My gosh Deborah this is beyond stunning!! Such an amazing project! I had to laugh at your stash description because, well, birds of a feather:-) Please tell me where do you get this fabulous looking Snowtex? I love that you shared your supply list and now I really must get me some of this for winter projects. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I will take a page off your book and put together a giveaway too - I have so many supplies and keep buying more, I need to share the loot. Love how many challenges you play along with - wow!! You sure are organized, hope you don't mind if I use your list for inspiration. Merry Christmas and will be adding your blog to my Bloglovin list!

  10. This is all kinds of beautiful Deborah! Such an awesome project and I love every single detail!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family.
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

  11. how very gorgeous and christmassy! love it all :) thank you so much for joining the christmas challenge at that craft place!
    Rachel, TCP DT

  12. Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts.- Monica-dt

  13. So cute job! Many beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts. Kemly Sc. (Dt)

  14. Wow! This is stunning. I'm certainly a hoarder but don't manage to hoard anything as interesting as you do! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

  15. What a gorgeous creation! I LOVE the fabulous elements you used and the embossed sentiment is fab! HUGS and happy holidays! :) Mynn xx

  16. oh wow this is gorgeous love it bless you for playing at TCP This week love hugs cheryl xxx

  17. Congratulations you have won second place on challenge 25 at Quirky Crafts

  18. Stunning decoration. Great piece that can be used year after year. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Merry Christmas/Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! xx

  19. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon x