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Friday, 8 March 2013

A little birdie...

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left me last week, I really appreciate them.

I went to a craft fair last Friday at Farnborough with my Sister-in-law.  We spent plenty of money and bought lots of lovely stuff.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of everything to show you, sorry!  We then spent the best part of last Saturday playing with said crafty stash.  This is what I made...


I bought the birdcage from Anna Marie Designs at the Farnborough show as I thought it would make a great gift for my friend.  It comes as plain MDF wood and can be decorated with virtually anything.  I used Frantage Embossing powder in Shabby Green to cover the birdcage itself.  I covered the little bird with patterned paper (sorry can't remember from which pad) and added 'some' feathers for his tail, he is rather exotic!!  A blue jewel for his eye and some Frantage Embossing powder in Shabby blue finished him off.  I then decorated the rest of the birdcage with some moss-type stuff, some dried flowers and pearly beads on wire and some little roses from Hobby House.  They were originally ivory, but I airbrushed them with a RV10 copic.  The flowers on the left are a combination of Wild Orchid and Hobby House flowers with a little stardust stickles and the rather large hatpin is one I made as a bit of a joke, but I rather like it on this project.




That's it.  Hope you like it.




Thanks for stopping by today.  Take care and have a great weekend.  I'm off to see a Hypnotherapist tomorrow in the hope that it will help me to give up smoking.  I shall let you know how I get on.  xoxo

41 comments:

  1. wow love this piece, gorgeous flowers and great use of the feathers, so pretty
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Your birdcage creation is gorgeous, love how you used the Frantage and the flowers are beautiful. Anne x

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  3. Beautiful birdcage Caz. I love the way you've decorated it with the flowers and feathers.
    Good luck wth the smoking thing - I kept thinking of the money I was spending on smoking could buy other things instead and it really helped - not smoked for years now xx

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  4. Fantastic project dearest creative friend^_^
    In Italy today is the International Women's Day,so I wish you 365 days of happyness and love^_^
    Sonia

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  5. gorgeous project Caz, love the birdcage - and the pin!
    Kim x

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  6. Fabulous project Caz. Love the cage, the bird, the feathers, it all really. I am scared of airbrushing but must find out more. Have a great week-end.
    Laine
    xx

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  7. beautiful, Caz i love birdcages, frantage , flowers and feathers so this is right up my street xx

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  8. Hi Caz, just popped back to say thanks for joining us in the PCJ challenge this time xx

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  9. aww so sweet! what a beautiful creation love all of the flowers :)

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  10. WOW! This is stunning Caz. Such a beautiful design and I love all the pretty detailing. The feathers are so delicate and gorgeous.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue xx

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  11. looks fabulous Caz and I bet you had fun with the frantage!!! Gorgeous stuff and I'm glad you had a wonderful time at the shw!Have a fab weekend! Hugs Rachel x

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  12. This is gorgeous Caz. I love the design and all the pretty embellies.
    Lorraine x

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  13. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

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  14. This is just gorgeous Caz, love the tail feathers and all the flowers, beautiful details..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. How lovely Caz. What a great make and a lovely weekend by the sounds of things. Hope this ones as good! Jx

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  16. JUst GOrgeous! LOve your little bird and cage..LOve the butterfly..LOve all your flowers and you've made the hat pin!
    You'll have to make more lol..I LOve it.
    Chrissyxx

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  17. Wow Caz this is so feminine and pretty!! Hope you have a lovely weekend and good luck with the smoking!!

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  18. This is so pretty I love his tail feathers - makes me want to sings that blues brothers song about shaking your tail feather lol (you either know exactly what I'm talking about or think I'm totally mad!!) - good luck with the hypnosis! hugs Judith x

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  19. Good Morning sweetie...

    This is just Gorgeous sweetie..

    Have a great Saturday ♥ Pops x x x

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  20. What a beautiful gift for someone! The shabby green ep and gorgeous embellishments look lovely, I like working with mdf, whether it's in sheets or otherwise, as it seems to take just about anything. Thanks for joining in with our "From Me To You" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

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  21. Sounds like a great day there at Farnborough! Gorgeous shabby chic gift you have made love all the shabby ep and those feathers brilliant touch. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  22. Should also have thanked you for joining us at MAWTt, sorry, never saw the entry last time! Jx

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  23. It's always great to see your creations - I've awarded you the Liebster blog award (visit my blog to see what that's about!). Kim x
    tillyscrafts.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. really cute creation
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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    1. Hi Caz, I love,love,love, your birdcage is is fantastic
      Janet

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  25. Such a beautiful creation, Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight and good luck. Hugs

    NIKKI DT

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  26. Just stunning! Great idea, Caz!

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  27. Your birdcage is a beauty and I am sure your friend will treasure it! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Rooom this fortnight. Wishes, Suzanne xoxo

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  28. This is gorgeous Caz..I love the exotic bird you've created!!
    I'm off to the craft show at Harrogate this weekend and I really need nothing...somehow I don't think I'll come back home with an empty shopping bag and a full purse!
    Good luck at the hypnotherapist.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

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  29. Morning sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

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  30. I love this. Perfect for a gift.

    Hope it went well at the hypnotherapist.......think of the crafty its you could buy with all the extra cash :o)

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  31. What a clever idea, love this card. Thank you for joining in the Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Donna x

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  32. Oh wow, this is so BEAUTIFUL Caz!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  33. A lovely creation and what a wonderful gift. Love the birdcage and all the sparkle.
    Mags
    x

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  34. Oh this is beautiful! Love the way you embellished it, I'm sure your friend loved the gift! Thank you for playing with us over at Fussy & Fancy this forthnight!

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  35. What a lovely creation Caz. You are so creative. I love the bird cage and all the detail. Your friend is going to love this. Hugs, Gale

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  36. Your birdcage is so gorgeous, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  38. Beautifully embellished birdcage...I LOVE the feathers!

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