Monday, 26 May 2014

Celebration Chicken!

It's my Dad's birthday in a couple of weeks' time, so I thought I'd make his birthday card while I'm visiting my parents so that I could leave it here. He has a bit of a thing about I inked up my much neglected 'Celebration Chicken' stamp (by Whipper Snapper) to go on his card...which I coloured using watercolour pencils. The papers are a mixture of Studio Calico 'Here & There' and Crate Paper 'Party Day'...I inked around the edges using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink, before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the edge of the border, the star was cut using one of my Nesties, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts.

Challenges for this card:


Dreja said...

:-D Eine ganz tolle Karte. Sehr schön gestaltet.
Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Debbie said...

Hi Helen
Super card and the chicken image is great fun. Happy Birthday to Dad.
Love the papers used and the sketch. Debbiex

Nancy said...

Your faux stitching looks amazing! Can you give me any hints on how to do it so well? Love your card and colors! Thanks so much for inspiring me to try faux stitching again...and also for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

Sternenglanz said...

ein wundervolles Kärtchen!

Danke das Du bei der AFC mitmachst

liebe grüße

Dorte said...

I think your Dad will love this card, Helen, it's so darn cute,
hugs Dorte

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

Sue said...

This is lovely thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey..Sue DT x

Anonymous said...

Das ist einfach wundervoll großartig geworden.
Hab lieben Dank fürs mitmachen bei Animal Friends
Grüßle Tamesis

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness , I love this patchwork frame you have stitched. The hen is adorable! Love your card!

Unknown said...

Helen, I love your card! It is funny, greatly colored image with some great papers. :)

Debra Miller said...

Love your card Helen, the faux stitching is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

Marja B. said...

The stitching is fab, great card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

JoAnn said...

Fabulous card. Love the cute image and your coloring along with the perfect papers. Your faux stitching looks perfect. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is cute. Nice job on the stitching. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

Kuni said...

What a wonderful card and a very sweet image. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge and we hope you will join us again next month.
Have a nice day.

Jackie Randolph said...

Oh this is image is too cute!! Love your layout with it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create for our Cute with punches and dies challenge!
Jackie - LTC owner

Unknown said...

Super cute card! Love the image and your design! Thank you for joining our Cute with Punches & Die Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

mixamatoasties said...

What a great card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


mixamatoasties said...

What a great card.

Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this week.


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Regan said...

So cute! Love your faux stitching! Thanks for joining us for our 200th challenge at The Corrosive Challenge!