Monday, 24 February 2020

* Vera Lane Studio: Quirky Bird House

Happy Monday!

These Mondays come around very quickly, don't they?

Today is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. Now, if you are a VLS fan you will know that Janet's cute characters are now available in stamp form. AALL & Create produce and sell the stamps and you can check out;s the stockists here.  
Last week they were showcased in a One Day Special on Hochanda. Leonie Pujol worked with AALL & Create's founder, Autour de Mwa, and she produced an adorable 3D bird house decoration, and this is the inspiration behind my project for  today. Thanks, Leonie!

I made a similar bird house to Leonie's, using all digital stamps - the great thing about digi stamps is that you can resize them to suit your needs and reverse them (as I did with the Tiny Fleur Fairy) to give you a back to back image.

I have had this wooden bird house in my stash for well over a year and wondered what to do with it. 
I gave it a coat of gesso and let it dry overnight. The next day I applied acrylic paints and then stencilled and stamped in darker shades of the same colours. I applied some Crackle Texture Paste through a stencil on the roof.

I stamped some foliage on the bird house walls, then added my VLS digi images. The images, apart from the Tiny Fleur Fairy, are all the little extras that Janet includes in the digi sets. The bird on the perch is held in place, away from the wall, using foam pads. The sentiment on the roof is from the Tall Town set.

There are lots of options for VLS projects like this one - have a look in your sets and use the elements to create a little scene. 
Here are the sets that my elements came from:

Tiny Fleur Fairy
Woodland Props (WellingtonBird)   Sprinkle and Sparkle (Bee)   Fairy Mushrooms   Sunny (Flowers on back wall)  Lovely Garden (small bird on perch)   May(cluster of flowers on front)   
Tall Town (sentiment)

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft #2 AG 27/02
Mix It Up #34 AG with Stencilling 28/02
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #126 AG 29/02
A Bit More Time to Craft #110 AG 29/02
Dream Valley #219 Hand Coloured Images 29/02
World Wide Open DT Challenge AG 12/03



  1. Hi Carole this is gorgeous. I love it. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. love your little birdhouse and would like to make with my granddaughter. I cannot find the Fairy you used in the etsy shop and the bee that you have on the front is different than the one in bee and butterfly. can you help me out here? I love the little fairy and the bee so much

    1. Hi Lois, what a mess I made of my link ups! Thanks for pointing out my mistakes! I've updated my info above.
      The Flower Fairy has been updated (no spots on dress, but you could easily add these) and can be found here: A similar one is here:
      The Bee if from this set called Sprinkle and Sparkle:
      Have fun and happy crafting!
      Carole xx

  3. Awesome project! I adore birdhouses! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  4. Wow ! What a lovely birdhouse ! The spring colors, beautiful flowers and bees, birds are so cute. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us at Mix It Up Challenge and wish you good luck. Hugs, Veana R. DT

  5. Oh wow wow this is truly amazing. I love it. Great work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  6. This is a fabulous creation Carole! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  7. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  8. Carole, this is so so so cute and the perfect use! The flowers and mushrooms growing on the sides - genius! XOX


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