Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Birds of a feather .... CCCB

Good morning ... did you enjoy your day yesterday?? I hope so ...

Today I am back with the new challenge at City Crafter Challenge blog which has been set for us by sweet Kirsty ... and it's "Birds of a Feather" .... which means you can make a card, tag, ATC ... or even a project ... as long as it features something related to birds ... such a lovely challenge and our Guest Designer this week is Nadia Cannizzo a very talented lady ... please check out her blog ...
As always we have a prize on offer and our generous sponsor this week is Linda Nitahara  (click on the link to visit her Etsy shop) ... 
Right ... on to the challenge and my project ... (I actually did 2 things) first I altered a birdcage  


This was quick and easy to do ... the cage is in fact a candle holder which only cost a few pounds ...


The flowers on the base are a mix of plastic and material flowers and the main stem of leaves and flowers is actually one of those circle decorations that goes around a candlestick ... I always keep everything like this and when I change my decor ... these things are always put to good use


See what my little robin is guarding? ... yep her nest and eggs (left overs from Easter and some feathers in there for good measure) ...


The nest and base flowers have been glued into place... as has the robin and the top arrangement is held in place with fine craft wire ... 
Next I made a card ...


MF Papers for the background ... the bird is a digital from Vinnie Pearce ... printed and fussy cut ... the tag is made from another digital image from Etsy ... ribbons lace and roses from my stash 


That paper even has a birdie poem on it ... tweet!

I really enjoyed this challenge (Thanks Kirsty) ... and I hope I have given you some inspiration ... hop over to the blog for more eye candy ... and come and join us this week 

Have a great day

Till soon

~ Ros ~ 









18 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Wow,wow,wow,two absolutely stunning creations. I love the bird cage and the eggs look so sweet. Your card is beautiful, i adore the papers.have a good day.xxx

Stella said...

I have a place in my heart for robins (I still remember that
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G christmas card you made a few months ago :)....) and I almost fell off my chair when I looked at your birdcage. How clever of you to keep all kinds of Easter items..this is breathtaking.
And your card; is it enough when I tell you that it made me sigh? Love it to pieces....Have a lovely day dear friend...XXXXXXXX

Linda R. said...

That birdcage is so lovely.. I just love how you decorated it.. and your card looks amazing my friend.. you know how much a love tags!!!

Hope you have a wonderful week..

Hugs, Linda

Joanne Leddy said...

I love them both Ros! The card is gorgeous. The bow is fabulous and I love how you mixed the colors. I'll have to try to dye some seam binding in that lovely shade of sepia. Sweet little bluebird, the soft flowers, romantic lace and those papers - WOW! There's lots to love here ...

jacirascrap said...

Adorei a gaiola e seu cartão!! A gaiola é o máximo para enfeitar a casa!! Os ovinhos dentro.. são uma surpresa para quem olha mais de perto!! seu cartão tem uma imagem linda também!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

You busy girl you...both the card and the altered birdcage are phenomenally FABULOUS! Gorgeous work Ros!!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Super pretty!
I love bird cages! Even though I do not like birds in birdcages in real life... but birdcarges itself are such a pretty thing! Love them since I saw a very old one on the veranda of a pretty house - it was the perfect embellishment!
Your card is stunning!
The comination of this soft pink and the pretty blue is gorgoeus!

Sylvia said...

Lovely birdcage, Ros! so nice to have a decor item that you can use. I love the card with that wonderful Bluebird! So soft and pretty! Have a wonderful day!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally awesome, I could imagine this beautiful birdcage sitting in the room somewhere, it is going to make one happy when you see it everyday!
And what a pretty card, I bet the birdie poem is as beautiful, great sample for our readers this week, and very inspiring too!
* thanks for your sweet words!* : )

Heather Jensen said...

Ros, your altered birdcage is sooo pretty. My mom used to make some of those. I actually have one in my bathroom. :)

Your card is oh so shabby chic and stunning as always. :)
Hugs~

Susan Allan said...

Your altered birdcage is so pretty and the card is gorgeous... as always!!
Sue xx

Chris said...

Your birdcage looks lovely, Ros but I'm totally in love with your card. Such beautiful delicate colours and a wonderful layout. The Vinnie Pearce bird is gorgeous.

I'm quite into birds at the moment so maybe I need to have a go at this challenge. :o)

june lanum said...

Ros love the birdcage and the card...pretty, pretty, pretty

Lynnda Hosni said...

The bird cage is so pretty... perfect for home deco....!!! Love your MF card... its pretty Ros... TFS.... hugs..xoxo

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous projects Ros! The altered birdcage looks fab and your card is so pretty! Lovin' all the MF DP and pretty fabric flowers!

Jacqueline said...

LOVE your beautiful card! Nice if you are able to tie bows that like! I also love this color combo of pink and blue! Looks so romantic.

Ira said...

You have such a good feel for tender cards Ros, same with this one, you couldn't have picked better colours; it's another beauty!
Tweetz, I mean greetz ;-) Ira

Michelle said...

Ros, I love this challenge! Birds and birdhouses are my fav!!!
Your card and birdcage are amazing! Love the digital bird and MF paper!

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