Sunday, 14 September 2014

On counting your chickens and some exciting news


Happy Sunday to all of you! I had some really exciting news this weekend, which you may be aware of if you follow me on the InvisiblePinkFacebook. I have been invited to join the Design Team over at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge!! It's a bi-weekly Christmas Card challenge that runs all year to help you stay inspired to build up a stash of Christmas cards. I am so excited to join the talented ladies on the DT and happy this will ensure I will have built up a good stash of Christmas cards in good time, so that I can focus on stressing about other things close to Christmas instead, hehe. Actually this year I'm most likely going back home for Christmas, as a very dear friend will have his PhD dissertation on the Friday before Christmas, and I can't wait to join him for his dissertation, and should things go well - for the gigantic party afterwards!! So it's even more imperative that I get my Christmas stuff organised in good time. My first contribution to the Holly Jolly challenge will be on September 30th, but there will be a new challenge on the upcoming Tuesday so if you want some inspiration for creating Christmas cards, hop over there on Tuesday.

On another note, I have updated the Challenge page here. I wanted to create a list of some of the challenges I love to turn to for inspiration. I prefer challenges which let you use any crafting products so I have left out several challenges I participate in from time to time as they require you to use supplies from a certain company only.

Now on to today's card. The challenge over at Shopping Our Stash this week is Chicken. What a great challenge, I was thrilled as the challenge gave me a great excuse to use the cute little chickie from the Paper Smooches Chubby Chums set. I made another card earlier in the year, you can see it here. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as an inspiration. I assume "Any shape" on the sketch includes a pyramid of chicks... I am also submitting my card to CASology, where the Cue Card is three. Last but not least I'm also submitting to Addicted to Stamps and more where the theme is Make Your Mark as I coloured the chickees with Copics.


I stamped the chick twice on scrap paper and cut her out to make a mask and then stamped the pyramid using the masks. I coloured the chickees with my Copic markers which I have been hoarding, but not using nearly as much as I had planned. For the matting I used some orange paper from my stash which has been hanging around forever. Finally, the adhesive gems are also from my stash as I bought a big set of Papermania gems in all the colours of the rainbow and love to have a chance to use them.

Card: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, orange card from my stash (no idea of make)
Stamps: Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Y13, Y15, Y19, R20, R24, R43
Other: Papermania adhesive gems Capsule Sunshine


14 comments:

Cornelia W said...

This is just the cutest card!

Chana said...

This image is so cute and I love the CAS treatment. Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats on your DT gig! This card is simply adorable...love those chickies!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FUN triangle of chicks!! Love the three little cuties. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!

Amy O said...

These little chicks are adorable! And I love the fun, bright colors against the white. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen W. said...

CA-ute! I love those PS chicks! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Shana Gaff said...

Eeek! So cute! I am loving your trio of chicks and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

Leslie Hanna said...

Love those chickies!!! What a cute way to stack them! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Jen Timko said...

So adorable! Love this little chick! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Donna said...

Fantastic card! Love the wee chick pyramid!
Congrats on your new DT gig and thanks for joining the crew at Shopping Our Stash this week for the "Chicken" challenge!!

Neets B said...

What a great little trio and such a bright and cheerful card with fab colouring. Thanks for joining in at ATSM this week, Anita x

Karren said...

This is so cute! I just love your little pyramid of chicks. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a cute card, and I love how you colored those adorable chicks!
Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We really enjoy seeing what you create for the challenges!

Julie Beech said...

What cute little chicks and I love the CAS treatment you gave them.
So glad you joined us at ATSM this week. :)