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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Spring challenge - Mini decorated birdhouses


Are you sitting down? This may be a bit of a shock. 

Ready? Taken a nice deep breath? OK ....

I'm posting my submission for the IAE challenge SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THE DEADLINE!!  This is so unheard of that I've probably caused a warp in the space-time continuem or something but hey ho!

The challenge theme this week is "spring". I think all the glorious, quite-unlike-March weather we've been having here must have inspired me!

I thought these tiny birdhouse ornaments were perfect for the theme. I've painted them in fresh spring colours and added some pretty decorative papers to each one. And of course a birdhouse should always have a little bird!
These are now for sale in my etsy shop. 
You'll be able to see all the spring submissions here on Sunday. Or come and post your own! :)

16 comments:

  1. Too funny, you were posting this as I was updating my post for Sunday, lol!
    These are so pretty- I just LOVE Spring colors! And the embellishments you added to each are fabulous!

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  2. They are too cute! What a wonderful little Spring display!

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  3. Oh Angie I love these! Last time I was in Thunder Bay I was in a shop that had loads of little wooden houses, boxes... all sorts. I bought some little hearts and some trinket boxes but haven't got around to doing much with them. They had some bird houses too but i didn't get :( So far I have experimented with just one heart but I used the wrong sort of varnish I think and I didn't like the finish. I think I need to get a gloss one, the matt one just made it look really dull. Still that's what sandpaper is for,No??

    Oooh a get you....ready miles ahead of a deadline ha ha! So go on...how did you do that cos I sure struggle!

    Have a great weekend

    Ro xx

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  4. LOL- space time has probably gone all wonky! The birdhouses are adorable, Angie!

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  5. LOL!!! You early bird...and 3 pieces!!!
    The wee houses are sweet and spring-y, way to go :)
    xox

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  6. Thanks everyone :)

    Rona I saw your heart - it's really sweet!

    I've no idea how I managed to actually complete something ahead of the deadline - complete fluke! I won't know what to with myself on Sunday now lol.

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  7. Yay....These are ao super beautiful..such enchantment and charm!! Beautiful!
    Wonderful work...happy spring!
    And thankyou for your beautiful comments and visit.
    Victoria~

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  8. Your birdhouse ornaments are the sweetest ever!!! I love the delicate touches you put on the birds.. I'll have to go check out your etsy shop now! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  9. I love these and the colors are so spring like, I keep wishing spring would finally really arrive. They really do make one feel like having a spring fling.

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  10. These are very beautiful little birdhouses. The colors are just right for the season and the bird is pretty. Love these.

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  11. Your little birdhouses are adorable. What says spring better? Love them.

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  12. I've noticed that some of us, who are usually later posters, are quite early this week...hmmm, you are inspiring me to move a little quicker from now on...heehee.

    These are so sweet and spring-y. Love the colors and the gorgeous birds. I can see these gracing a little spring-themed (or Easter?) tree.

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  13. I have a collection of bird houses. They are all outside and very weathered by now. Yours are so fresh and precious Angie.

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  14. Hi Angie!

    You're getting so effecient! Next thing you know you'll all your entries in early!

    I love your little birdhouses!

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  15. Hey there
    I am cathing up on blogs today
    I adore your little bird houses how amazingly adorable OH MY!!!!
    You Inspire me!!!!
    Shel

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