Thursday, October 27, 2011

That's Krafty Thursday #55

Mornin' hens! Ya'll ready for another That's Krafty Thursday? Alrighty then, let's git down to biz'ness.... If ya haven't played along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge yet, well it's mighty simple to do. Just make any 'ol project and use some Kraft colored card stock somewhere on it, and you've got yourself an ENTRY!! Yup, that's it!! Nothing else is required. Once ya got it done, just link it up below by 7:00pm EST on November 9th, and I'll post my TOP CHICK PICKS on Thursday, November 10th. Now not only will your entry be posted right here in the hen house, but you'll also receive "Clara - The Krafty Chick" badge to sport on your own blog sidebar so the whole world can see, that YOU are a Krafty Chick! Woo-hoo!!

Now to git you hens in a KRAFTY mood, here's a little somethin' that I whipped up for my niece. This is "Chicken's Balloons" from Whipper Snapper Designs. I just LOVE all their chicken images. Seriously, I could spend my paycheck in a flash if I was to stay there long enough. Siggghhhh.... I stamped this little gal onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored her with my Copics. I stitched her to some scrap brown CS and then made a couple of cuts on either side of her balloon so I could thread the ribbon around the panel. Then I adhered the image panel with a couple of dimensionals, to this DP from MME's Odds and Ends collection, and there ya have it! Super simple and I LOVE it!! Hmmm, think it's cuz' there's a chicken on it?? Uhhhh, yup you'd be right! Tee-hee! Me love me some chickens!! *snort* Ok, now it's your turn... Ready, set, GOOOOOOOO!! Have a Teeeee-Rific Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs; CS - Kraft, Brown and Neenah Classic Crest White; DP - MME Odds and Ends; Button; Twine; Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon; Copics

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Goo Goo for U!

Mornin' hens! I know, you've probably been wondering where'd that Spotted Chick get off to, huh? Well, the DH and I "flew the coop" and took a little VACATION! Yup, we sure did and boy did we have a blast! We've been "on the go" for the past two weeks but each day had it's scheduled NAP too! Tee-hee! Uh-huh, I'm practicing to be the PERFECT "retiree"! *snort*

Ok, so even during my busy time off, I was thinking about the hens (really - I was!), so I managed to fit in a few hours of crafting too. So here's a little card I made for my Lil' Chick's good friend who is expecting her first baby. Just a congratulations card for her BIG news! This is a set I've had for quite some time now. It's a Kim Hughes set from Cornish Heritage Farms. They're no longer in business but Kim has started her own business now, Paper Smooches. I just LOVE her style and her handwriting is the CUTEST ever! Be sure to stop by and check out her SUPER CUTE sets.

For my card, I stamped the stork onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored it with my Copics. I stitched the image to some SU Basic Black CS and adhered it to this older October Afternoon DP called "Ducks in a Row". I love the soft colors in this pack. The flower embellishment was done using the My Favorite Things rolled rose die-namics. I thought it added such a sweet and soft touch to this card. To finish, I added some glitter to the stork's sack and then added the sentiment with a few of the letters colored in with my Copics. So SOFT & SWEET! Have a GOO GOO GREAT day! {{{hen hugs}}}

Rubber Stamps - Baby Love by Kim Hughes; CS - SU Basic Black, Neenah Classic Crest White, Yellow, Aqua; DP - October Afternoon Ducks in a Row; Copics; Ribbon and Flower Trim - Offray; Pearl Brad - Spare Parts by Paper Studios; Rosette Die-namics - My Favorite Things; Glitter - Martha Stewart

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Evenin' little lady.....

That's a new one huh? It's been a long time since I've posted in the evenin' hours. Oh well, gotta keep you hens on your toes. Never know what this ol' chick is up to!

Guess where I've been? Well, I just got back from a cruise to the Bahamas. It was just a GIRL cruise with the Lil' Chick, my Ma, my Sis, SIL and a good friend of hers. What a GREAT time we all had. I gained FIVE - uh huh - FIVE POUNDS!! And I enjoyed every minute (make that bite) of it!! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha! The Lil' chick said we ate like we were goin' to the electric chair! LOL! Seriously, they must feed you a dozen times each day and it's a bottomless pit! They just keep servin! Ahhhhhh HEAVEN!! *snort* We did have a really good time and I still can't get over that water. Oh my, it's like an aquarium! Just beautiful!

Ok on to my card..... This little guy is from Dude Time Doodles and his name is Fred Farmer... Oh boy, do I ever LOVE that smile of his. Pffft! I'm using this card for this week's FTR #22 challenge over at the Catered Crop. Wanna play along? Here's this week's recipe:

  • Colors – Warm Fall colors: gold, yellow and green
  • Papers – Kraft
  • Stamps – hearts, sentiments
  • Color Mediums – distress inks
  • Embellishments – lace, thread, buttons, gems, beads, glitter
  • Techniques – distress, tie a bow
  • Tools – Die cuts (hearts and flourishes), rounded corners
  • Themes –Vintage, hearts
I've highlighted those ingredients that I've used in my card above. You're only required to use just one ingredient from the above list, or you can use as many as you like. Then link your card up over at the Catered Crop. You just might be the CLUCKY winner! Tee-hee!
Hope you all have a SUPER SUNDAY! {{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - Dude Time Doodles; CS - SU Early Expresso, Neenah Classic Crest White; Copics; DP - Cosmo Cricket; Mini Brads - Recollections