I'm happy I waited a year because now I have Wendy Vecchi's yummy embossing paste and Tim's equally yummy rock candy dry glitter, and I used both to make the snow.
I love the texture of the embossing paste and the sparkle that the dry glitter adds. The shingled roof was made from strips of different shades of brown cardstock.
The house was covered with some of Tim's tissue wrap, which was distressed with a few brown distress inks. Before assembling, I cut the circle on the front piece and attached a stick (it goes through the opening and is glued to the back wall) to form the perch.
The bird, the nest, the wreath and the pinecones were all found in various places that specialize in scaled down objects for doll houses. That bird, by the way, was a horrid purple color, but a tiny bit of paint fixed that problem.
This is a bit blurry, but it's the only photo I have that shows what's in the bird's nest (besides the bird, of course).
Yep, my faux cardinal is sitting on some faux eggs. Never toss your broken jewelry is all I'm saying.