Tuesday, 3 November 2009

4 challenges and some chickens!!

Creative Card Crew & 365 Cards Challenges

Hello ladies!! Hope you're having a good Tuesday. It's a horrible miserable rainy day here in Essex so I've taken the opportunity to do a bit of crafting as I've got some orders to fill and am running out of time on all of them!!

So onto my first card which is for my Mum's birthday. I LOVE this stamp! It's called Dahlia Hen and it's by Whipper Snapper. It reminded me of my Mum- mother hen and all that! I've entered this for the Creative Card Crew Challenge who's challenge is ribbons and gems and 365 Cards Challenge who's challenge is Feathers! I coloured in the image with Lyra pencils and Sansador and have paper pieced her pinny. The papers are by Basic Grey. I used my nesties to create an apeture for Dahlia to sit in and then raised up the foreground to make it 3d- I hope you can see what I've done there! I then added a ribbon and cut out some little birdies from matching paper and added some rose hot fix crystals and sentiment.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Lyra colorsoft pencils; Papers- Basic Grey; Nesties; Ribbon (Poppicrafts); Hot fix crystals (Beadcraft); Sentiment (Craftwork Cards)


365 Card Challenge & My Time to Craft Challenge

My second card is an order for my sister's friend and it's another chicken!! I LOVE these Whipper Snapper chickens- how did you guess?! I'm entering this as another card for 365 Card Challenge and also My Time to Craft Challenge who's challenge this week is scallops.

So again I coloured chicken with Lyra pencils and Sansador and paper pieced her pressie and ribbon. The papers are all by My Mind's Eye and I cut out the flowers from one sheet of the paper and added those as embellishments with scarlet hot fix crystals in the centre.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Lyra pencils; Papers (My Mind's Eye); Nesties; Sentiment (Craftwork Cards); Hot fix crystals (Bead Craft)

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge

And my final card is another card order for my sis's partner. I was actually following the sketch for Crafts 4 Eternity but forgot that you also had to add 2 ribbons and a paperclip!! Doh!! So this little doggie is by Elzybells and I've coloured with copics and decoupaged his head and paws. The papers are all by Making Memories and I used the Sizzix buttons die to make the buttons.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Elzybells); Copics; Papers (Making Memories); Nesties; Sentiment (Craftwork Cards); Sizzix die; Punch (Martha Stewart)

29 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the chickens! The little doggy is adorable too. Not sure which one is my favorite since they are all fab!

Rose said...

well those are some darn cute chickens!! fantastic cards :0)

Happy Crafter said...

Fabulous cards love the chickens so very cute the dog is too:)
Hugzz Val xxx

Paula said...

Wow these are all fantastic cards Steph absolutly adore the Chicken image and what great colours and details. Thank you for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

fabricbutterfly said...

Those are some wonderful cards, the images are great on all of them, great job, and thanks for sharing, when it rains there we get extra special treats, thanks!!

Pat said...

Hi Steph, love all the cards, thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge this week.

Pat xx

Daniele said...

You have been busy really sweet cards thanks for joing us at MTTC hugs x

made by fifi said...

great cards - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge this week x

Liz, said...

Hiya Steph, these are all brill, tried to pick a fave, couldn't! I love whippersnapper they are soo cute and your colouring...wow!


Liz x

Lesley said...

Fab cards, love the chickens! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

beckynoelle said...

those chickens are adorable! i love the dimension on the first card - i'm not allowed to buy any nesties for myself because they're on my christmas list and it's just killing me to wait lol :)

CraftyC said...

Your cards are gorgeous Steph, I love the first one and how you've made the apeture, looks fab!
Clairex

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Steph, wow you've been so busy since my last visit hunny with so many gorgeous makes, i am loving them all. I am sorry ive not been in touch for a while. I am constantly running out of time. WOuld still love that get together when you feel up to it hunny, hope you are doing okay, will email you soon, hugs Linda x

pinky said...

Oh excellent card, very cheery colours and papers and the image is so gorgeous. Pity you didn't get the recipe in there too. Thanks for playing at c4e this week. Hugs
Pinky

Chrissie said...

What a lot of lovely projects. Thanks for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week.Hope to see you again next time!
Chrissie

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, hope you are well. Loving all three of your cards, especially the Chicken cards. Who could have thought chickens would look so good on cards. Love them. Lou x

michele said...

fab cards steph thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs mx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, so colourful and happy.
Barbara

Andie's Space said...

Hi Steph!
Really love all your bright & cheerful cards! Mother Hen especially is adorable. Your colour combos are fab. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

cats whiskers said...

Love those chickens hun they are a real hoot, and that little dog is just so sweet, great cards
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, I love the images and colours you have used. The chickens are wonderful

Liza said...

How cute are these! I love those chickens and the DPs you have used.

Liza x

Jules said...

Hi Steph

Brilliant creations.

All too good to choice a favourite.

I hope you are ok.

Love Jules xx

Bev said...

Fabulous cards hun, just love those chickens x

Sarita said...

I love chickens too! We have soo much in common lol. All your cards are just fab.
Hope you are well Steph,
Love Sarita xx

Biscuitlid said...

fab selection of cards, love the mother hen card for you mum, what a sweet idea.

Great to see you at Creative Card Crew this week

Victoria
x

Pam said...

Your cards for the 365 challenge are beautifully done - you really have a talent for coloring!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

love the chickens & the dog is so cute!! Hope you are doing ok? Thank you for the comments on my blog. Hope you pick up from your dip soon. Think I'm on a permanent dip 'cos its pretty much winter now!!

Roll on summer!
Helen x

Kit said...

This is so sweet, what a cute little image and coloured beautifully