Monday, September 26, 2011

Sisters by chance...

...Friends by choice!

This was a card I made for my Mom to give to her sister. They're VERY close and I thought this was a perfect little image to use. This is a Suzie's Zoo image, which I totally LOVE. All the little characters she creates are SO adorable.

I stamped the image onto some Neenah Classic CS and colored with my Copics. I cut the image out with my circle Nesties and sponged a little chalk ink around the edges. The grass is done using my Prismacolor pencils. The frame was made by first cutting a scalloped circle and then cutting a regular circle from the center afterward. I stitched around the edges of the DP and then tied a bubbly bow using this pretty organza ribbon and added a little tag underneath. I adhered the DP using several pop dots, creating this great 3D look. I finished by adding a tiny brad to each corner and there ya have it! TOTALLY TWEET!!

Hope you hens have a MAH-VALOUS Monday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Image - Suzie's Zoo; DP - K & Company; CS - Yellow, Hot Pink, White; Brads - Recollections; Tag Punch - Martha Stewart; Ribbon - Offray, Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TKT 54 Winners

Hiya hens!! OMG, you hens were KRAZY KRAFTY this week!! Have I told you lately how much I enjoy looking at all your KRAFTY KREATIONS?? Well, I certainly do!! Thank you so much for playing along in my little challenge!! Ok, so now without further adoo...... here are this week's KRAFTY CHICKS!!!

CONGRATULATIONS JoAnn, Cheryl and Jodi!!

You can click on the above thumbnails and be taken directly to each of the winner's blogs. There you can view the full card and get all the card details too! Don't forget to leave a {{{hen hug}}} while your there. Have a great day! {{{hen hugs}}}

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What's up Doc?

Mornin' hens! Whatcha' think of DH's second card? I can hardly contain my excitement for this one and I can't even say why, but I really like it! He LOVED both his cards and has them proudly displayed on the dining room table this week. Gooood DH!! snort!

Ok, so this image is called "Doc" from Squigglefly. It's a digital image and they have TONS to choose from over there. Seriously, you'll be there for awhile and probably lose your whole paycheck if you stay too long. A-hem, like I did. LOL! Anywho, I printed my image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored him with my Copics. I matted him to alternating SU Basic Black, white and SU Real Red CS, then adhered him with a few pop dots to this great DP I've had like FOREVER that reads, "What's up Doc?" over and over again. I finished with some Baker's twine and a black button on top.

Oh and here's the inside... it's GREAT isn't it? Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Don't you wish it was your birthday? Pfffft! No worries, we tease each other constantly so he got a BIG kick outta both of his cards.

Now don't forget, you hens still have TWO WHOLE DAYS to get your card entered into my That's Krafty Thursday challenge. It's a breeze to enter, just use Kraft colored cardstock somewhere on your project. That's it! Then link your project up below on my TKT 54 post, before 7:00pm Wednesday EST and YOU could be the next KRAFTY CHICK! Awwwwwk!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - Squigglefly; CS - SU Basic Black & Real Red, Neenah Classic Crest; Copics; Baker's Twine; Button

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Middle aged huh?

Hey there! Hope you hens are all doin' better than me this Saturday morning. Cuz I for one, am MELTING in this heat!! It's 96 degrees right now and that's INSIDE my home!! Uh-huh, my AC went out and the repair company is here now to replace the whole unit. So, I hope you'll forgive me if I'm not as upbeat today as usual, but I need to get back in front of the fan, cuz this chick is close to FRYIN' right about now.

Ok, onto today's card. This is a birthday card for DH. Appropriate huh? *snort* Not to worry, he teases me relentlessly so it's fun to turn the tables every once in awhile. LOL!

This is Melvin from Art Impressions. I stamped him onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored him with my Copics. I stitched him to some SU Early Expresso CS and then matted him to this great NEW DP I got in from My Minds Eye. It's the Allspice collection and I just LUUUUV the colors in it. Very Fall-ish!! (Fall colors that is, cuz it sure ain't TEMPS! Hmmmph - dream on!!) To finish my design, I added some Glossy Accents to his glasses of course, and I wanted to try out my new Die-namics - Stacking Stars that I recently ordered too! I cut a few from the DP and added a brad in the center to finish. That's about it, OH WAIT.... here's the inside!! Tee-hee!

Oh man, I do LOVE this card! Isn't it great?? Are YOU in a cardmaking mood now? I sure hope so, cuz we've got some KRAFTIN' to do. For one, don't forget about my That's Krafty Thursday challenge that's still open until Wednesday at 7:00pm EST. I'd LOVE to see some of your work and YOU could be named this week's KRAFTY CHICK and have your card posted right here on my blog and also receive Clara, The Krafty Chick badge to display on your blog so the whole world knows YOU'RE A KRAFTY CHICK!

And secondly, this card is part of this week's Catered Crop FTR21 challenge going on right now too!

Here's this week's recipe:
Colors – Vintage tones (sepias, gold, cream, muted greens)
Papers - Design Paper (K&Co), torn book page, doily, paper scraps
Stamps – flowers, leaves, sentiment
Color Mediums – Distress inks, Archival ink, Crackle, Viva Gold, cream paint
Embellishments – ribbon, lace, mini-tag, button, press-studs, thread
Techniques – stamped resist technique (on bird), stitching, Grunge Rose, sewing, distress
Tools – Die cuts - bird, cage, flower
Themes –Vintage, tag, bird cage

I've highlighted the items I used on my card so you can see, it's SUPER EASY to play along in the FTR21 challenge. Just use any one of the above ingredients, or more if you like. and then enter your card over at the Catered Crop blog. Hey, and if you use a piece of Kraft colored CS on your card, enter it in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge too! Woo-hoo!

Okee dokee, that does it from the "sweltering" hen house today. Let's hope the next time you hear from me, I'll be a CHILLIN' CHICK!! LOL! {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamp - Art Impressions; Copics; DP - My Minds Eye - Allspice; CS - SU Early Expresso, Neenah Classic Crest; Brad - Recollections; Die Cut - Die-Namics; Glossy Accents

Monday, September 12, 2011


Mornin' hens!! I hope ya'll had a good weekend. The DH, Lil' chick and I took my MIL out to dinner on Friday, to celebrate her 81st birthday! She's a wonderful woman and sharp as a tack! Seriously, if you didn't know any better, you'd think she was in her 60's!

Anyhoo, I decided to make her this silly birthday card to tease her about all her cats! It seems every time I visit, she's adopted a new stray! LOL! I saw this image several months ago and bought it on the spot for her birthday card. She got the biggest kick outta this card, she even told me she was gonna frame it! Ahhhh, right to the ol' chicken's heart!! *snort*

Ok, so I printed this great digital image called the Cat Lady from Just Inklined, onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored it with my Copics. I stitched the image to some SU Real Red CS and adhered it onto some Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends DP. I used my MS border punch along one edge behind the image and finished with some polka dot sheer ribbon tied in a cute bubbly bow. Oh, and I had to add some Glossy Accents to her glasses for that perfect spectacle shine! LOL! OMG, check out those lips!! She cracks me up!

Okee dokee, that's it from the hen house today. Oh, and don't forget to enter my That's Krafty Thursday challenge too! You still have plenty of time but I thought I'd remind ya anyways! Have a MAH-VELOUS Monday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - Just Inklined; DP - Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends; CS - SU Very Vanilla, Real Red, Neenah Classic Crest White; Copics; Ribbon - Walmart; Glossy Accents; Border Punch - Martha Stewart

Thursday, September 8, 2011

That's Krafty Thursday #54

Mornin' hens! Ready to play along in another That's Krafty Thursday challenge? Sure, why not, right? It's SUPER EASY to play along in my TKT challenges, alls you need to do is use Kraft colored cardstock somewhere on your project! That's it! See, I told ya it was easy! What? You don't have any? Well, you best remedy that right away, but during the meantime, just use a piece from an ol' grocery bag, that'll do just fine.... Seriously, I ain't that picky!

So whatcha think of muh card? OMG, it just cracks me up! I'm lovin' this card. I know I say that alot, don't I? That's a good thing though, cuz' at least that means I LOVE what I do, right? This here card is for my little chick's feller. It's his birthday in a few weeks so I thought I'd best get to work on some cards, since I've got so many birthdays comin up in the next few weeks. I think he's gonna love this one, and thank goodness he's got a great sense of humor. Not a dud, if ya know what I mean? LOL!

Ok, so this little card was pretty simple to create but the printing took a little bit of time. I decided to print the image onto one of the tags that came in the Fancy Pants "It's the Little Things" paper pack. I taped the tag to a larger piece of paper and ran it through my printer so that the image would print right in the middle of the tag. Then I did the same thing with the sentiment. It took several passes on test sheets of paper to line up the image and sentiment, but after that it was pretty much easy going. Just colored the image with my Copics, and added a little bit of DP from this great paper pack and stamped some polka dots above it. I finished it off with a punched flower and circle with a button and twine on top. I just LOVE it! Okee dokee, now it's your turn..... Link your creation below before Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00pm EST and I'll announce the newest KRAFTY CHICKS right here on Thursday, September 22nd. Good cluck!

Digital Image - Squigglefly; Rubber Stamps (Polka Dots) - Paper Trey Ink; DP - Fancy Pants "It's the Little Things"; CS - SU Kraft & Basic Black; Button; Twine; Border Punch - Fiskars; Corner Chomper

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Say hello to THE WRINKLEY's!

Acccck! Ain't she GREAT?

OMG, I'm SO in love with this new collection from Ladybug Crafts Ink, called The Wrinkley's. Seriously, I think Kerry had these made just for lil' ol' me! Pffft! I wish, but nevertheless, I'm in LOVE with each of 'em, and ya'll know how much this chicken just LOVES old people images. I suppose that's cuz' they remind me of me! OLD that is! Hmmmph, yeah WHATEVER! Let's get down to BIZNIZ.... and the BIZNIZ at hand is a BLOG HOP to celebrate the release of The Wrinkley's with lots of chances to win a prize!!

First off, the Hop... if you came to the hen house from Kerry's blog, then you're flyin' straight as the hen flies! If not, be sure to start there, so you don't miss one bit of eye candy along the way! All of the DT members have each used one of the new images. There are 6 in all and I'm sure you'll agree when you see their creations, the new images are just fabulous! (None of the DT members have seen each other's cards, so we can't wait to start hoppin' either!)

So onto the rules of the Hop - which are...

a) Visit each of the DT members in order and leave a comment on each of their blog hop posts.
b) Leave a comment on the challenge blog stating which is your most favorite of the new images once you have finished the hop.
c) Display the blog hop banner below on your blog, either in a post or on your side bar.

The First Prize is the full set of all 6 stamps;
and then 3 runners up will receive one stamp of their choice from the new release.
Winner and runners up will be chosen at random! Easy peasy, right?

The hop will close 12pm midday GMT on Monday, Sept 12th, and the winner will be announced at 9am GMT on Tuesday, Sept 13th.

Now onto this week's Ladybug Challenge - and the theme is ....
So you have 2 ways to win a prize .. you can just play along with the hop or enter the challenge .. and for the brave you can do both!

And if you don't win.. you can still enjoy the stamps at a discount price as the stamps will be on sale from today until next Tuesday.

Have fun.. and we can't wait to see your fabulous creations! Now it's time to hop on over to the ever so talented TAMS!

{{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Ladybug Crafts Ink - The Wrinkley's; Lace - Ladybug Crafts Ink; Copics; DP - Cosmo Cricket - Odds and Ends; CS - SU Old Olive, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Button; Baker's Twine