Monday 11 July 2011

9 Days to school holidays…woohoooo!

So I thought I’d get a jump on the ‘Farewell and Thank you’ presents for teachers.  This year, all my children are moving schools.  From juniors to comp, infants to juniors and nursery to infants! *sniff*  They grow up so fast!!

So I’ve been working on these for a  couple of days but still haven’t quite finished them but I’m sharing anyways.  I got the idea after seeing the product from Phill Martin’s mini craftathon from last month.  He made a birdhouse using a Polkadoodles template.  Perfect for holding chocolates!!  Here’s my take on it:

Teacher's Gifts

Cute, aren’t they!Smile

They aren’t quite finished….still need to stick the roofs on (after the chocolates are in) and bling them a bit, but you get the idea.  I’ve made these using Early Espresso as the base and matting them with DSP in Wasabi Green, Real Red and Baja Breeze. Oh..and don’t forgetting Woodsy (as I think they call him in the States), the iconic Owl from Stampin’ Up! I love him and have such big plans with him. 

I’ll be running a class on 20th August using Woodsy as the subject.  He’s soooo versatile.  I’ll work the details out and post it on my Events Page but please let me know if you are interested (no obligation!!).  Places will be limited as the class will likely be at my house.

I’m entering these in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge {Free and Easy}

Simply Stampin’ {Anything but a Card}

Cupcake Challenge {No.9 Spots and Dots} (you get to pick one of 150 challenges on Cupcake this week!!)

Make it Monday {Linky Party}

Come back soon to check out the Teacher’s gifts Smile



  1. What fabulous little bird boxes Linda, such an original ideas for the teachers.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  2. Hello Linda .What a great project to share on Make it Monday , thank you .

  3. Hi Linda! Wow your little bird houses and owls are adorable ... and a great challenge to have chosen! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenges! Shelly x

  4. Fabulous little thank you presents sure to go down well. Dropping by from Make it Monday XOXO Zoe

  5. These are ultra cute! I love them all! Thank you so much for joining us at Simply Stampin Challenge. x

  6. These are so lovely what pretty gifts!!!

    Thanks for playing our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week...

    Emma xxx

  7. Hi Linda, what stunning little birdhouses. The owl is so sweet and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. Wow! These are just darling! So cute! They would make cute Christmassy decorations too! :) Thanks for joining in the Simply Stampin' Challenge! x

  9. Oh wow! these are adorable, those lucky teachers :-D I love them!!
    Thanks for joining in at Simply Stampin' Challenges
    Hugs xx

  10. oh what fabulous bird houses , so cute
    Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa X

  11. These are adorable, fabulous gift boxes!


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