Sunday 13 August 2017

Sizzix Maker Challenge - Eileen Hull

Have you seen the Sizzix Maker Challenge?  You can find it HERE.  There is a fabulous prize on offer for a lucky winner!  All you need to do is use Eileen Hull's House Pocket Stitchlits die (Sizzix 661902) and add Stitchy Flowers & Leaf die (Sizzix 661903) and Birds & Butterflies die (Sizzix 661901).  You don't have to use the second two but if you can, so much the better!

I made a 3D log cabin!  As a child we spent two weeks each summer on Manitoulin Island in Canada and we always stayed in the same log cabin.  It was a little basic with no electricity, a wood stove and an ice box which cooled food using huge blocks of ice, but it was such fun!
I used some Kraft card and also some corrugated packaging card to form my base, all cut using the House Pocket die.  
To make the cabin 3D I used Eileen's 'Make it 3D' die which gives a more realistic look to the cabin as it gives it some dimension.
I used the House Pocket die and also the Stitchy Flowers and Leaf die (with shrink plastic to make my teeny flowers and leaves) and the Birds & Butterflies die (to make the little butterfly from shrink plastic). I attached a piece of wire to each flower before shrinking them, to give me a stem to hold the flowers up in the little boxes I created from corrugated card.  The flowers were coloured using Alcohol markers.  I added a little pile of 'logs' to the side of the cabin.
Here is the prize, which includes Eileen's fabulous Journal die:
You can see more details of the challenge here:
and here:

You have got to be in it to win it!!

And just to show the versatility of the House Pocket die, here is another idea, I made a pin cushion for CHA 2017, when the die first came out.  I used Kunin Felt and hand stitched the edges.
It would be lovely to see you join in the Sizzix Maker Challenge!  I had great fun making my projects....

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. This is so so adorable I love your log cabin Anne and love it even more because its made from corrugated card, I adore corrugated card and it gives it the perfect natural look. Adore your tiny flowers and butterfly and your little pots are so realistic. Perfect. Tracy x

  2. Oh my goodness, Anne, you are amazing!! Wow!! I love, love your creative log cabin!! The corrugated cardboard is the perfect look for logs!! Your tiny flowers look so beautiful blooming in the boxes!! Every detail is perfect, right down to the stacked logs on the side!! This is spectacular, Anne!! I love, love it and I hope you win!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a fabulous little log cabin! Love how you used the shrink plastic for the flowers! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Ooh this is wonderful! So realistic and I adore the shrink plastic flowers and butterfly. Yet another masterpiece - I really want you to win! xxx

  5. Forgot to say 'hugs' my friend! xxxxxxxx

  6. Wow, Anne this is fantastic, love the use of the Dies and how this little log cabin has been built around treasured memories for you from years gone by.
    Julie x

  7. Your little log cabin is so darling, Annie! It's even more fabulous knowing that it brings back precious memories you have of staying in one as a child! The little shrink wrap flowers and butterflies and the pile of logs completes it perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  8. This is so cute Anne .... and so much detail. Love it!! xx

  9. you are your rustic log cabin and wonderful memories of childhood holidays...those flowers are so darned cute...hugs kath xxx

  10. Absolutely charming, Anne - the corrugated log walls just make me happy - and I do envy you those idyllic-sounding childhood summer holidays!
    Alison x

  11. I love hearing about your childhood vacations on the island. As a child, I bet it was so fun, but perhaps a little harder on your parents, I presume. But no doubt the entire family loved these precious few weeks to be together!

    I love how you were inspired by your stay in the cabin to make this little treasure! How creative to shrink your flowers down--they are precious! The details on this are phenomenal! Love those 'log' walls, too--genius idea to use corrugate board! Sending hugs!

    PS Thank you for the head's up on aallandcreate! I did see that, but had forgotten about it already! Oops! I think I had put it out of my mind because I thought I may not get to all the challenges by the end date. What's your take on that? Do you think one has to enter all the challenges? Thank you, again, Anne for your lovely words on my layout!

  12. What a great log cabin. It's amazing of how something so small can trigger such happy childhood memories. Your projects always involve so much it!! Elaine xx

  13. What an adorable make Anne. I just love this little house.
    Toni xx

  14. Anne! Your little log cabin is awesome! Love the texture and how you made the flowers from shrink plastic. Absolutely brilliant! <3

  15. Hi Anne, what a sweet little house. Have a great week, Angela xXx

  16. Always wonderful - I don't know what "Make it 3D Die" means. So you used 4 different dies to make this? I have the basic house die. Nice work Anne!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  17. absolutely brilliant - I adore this Anne and the competition sounds like fun - will pop over and check it out! The flowers look beautiful in the window box! Fabulous! Hugs rachel x

  18. It's so fabulous Anne! I just love this and am super impressed with your creative design! I have added this to my must have list. Hugs, Autumn

  19. What a wonderful log cabin Anne! The logs look great and so fun in 3D! You are just the best at small houses! Julia xx

  20. Anne! How sweet and how very clever to use the corrugated!! fabulous make!
    Jackie xo

  21. what an amazing construction Anne xx I adore the details of your stunning cabin as well as your gorgeous pin cushion

    Thank you for sharing....truly inspiring

    Sending my best wishes to you both
    Annie xxx

  22. Your log cabin is adorable, Anne. The corrugations in the card make for some real authentic looking logs and all the extra touches and attention to detail- the flower boxes and cute little flowers , the logs at the side of the cabin, the number plate all add real charm and character . Fabulous creativity .
    hugs x

  23. Well put a pin in it! But you already did dearie! Your pin cushions are so fun! And on to that cabin! Genius use of the corrugated board to create the "logs". It gives this little cabin in the woods a very wonderful vibe, and dang it if those flowers aren't the perfected finishing touch! Totally blown away here! Awesome sauce and fantabulous Red! Hugz to you muffin!


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