Saturday, 9 May 2015

Just chicken up

Hello one and all, hope this finds you well today. The early rain has gone and left us with a rather nice day so we are off out for lunch at a favourite haunt down by the sea.

I took inspiration from a few challenges for my card today and using a favourite colour combo came up with this.


I was after a country kitchen feel here so had to use gingham, and the pretty floral paper is from Nitwits. I have been spending (again!!) and my newest addition is the Tonic Layering Scalloped Squares set which created pretty edged mats in different sizes. I coloured Henny Penny with Promarkers and enhanced the feathers with my white Sakura gel pen.



The little corner sentiment was from an Inky Doodles set and glittered with a glittery pen.
The diddy flowers were punched and a little gem added to the centre.

The gorgeous ribbon was hiding in my stash, so too the twine and wooden button.

You can also see the pretty scallops of my die cut edges too.

Some challenges


Polka Doodles #19 - Things with wings
Moving Along With The Times - Birds and Feathers
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Animal Friends - Animals with feathers
Penny Black and More - Dies and punches
Ladybug Crafts - Favourite colours

Have a lovely day xx





50 comments:

  1. Love this Sarah, the colour combo is gorgeous....right up my street and you can't beat a bit of gingham! The scallop die cut squares look fab & those papers are perfect......off to check out Nitwits now.......enjoy your lunch!
    hugs Jo x

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  2. So pretty Sarah!! Great image and the plaid is a perfect choice! Love the little matching flowers and your glittery sentiment too! hugs :)

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  3. It's a colour palette I always like Sarah and loving the mother hen, great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More (would also fit today's new challenge at Allsorts).

    Hope you have a good lunch out.

    B x

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  4. Ganz toll gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  5. love the cute chook image - and the soft colours!
    Kim x

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  6. Oh this is so pretty, what a great card, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week, Hazel(Didos) xx

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  7. Ooooh I love this beauty Sara, and I could just see it framed on my Kitchen wall!!!
    Hope you enjoyed your lunch out.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  8. Beautiful colours and a fab image Sarah. Really love this card. I can see how you needed the scallops! Glad your day brightened. We have had a super sunny day but it's still a bit cold. All fine here, just been busy working these past few days, Jx

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  9. Cute as a button Sarah, with a real rustic feel. Love the image and your stunning detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  10. Oh Sarah this is lovely!!! We have had sun then rain..then sun and its still a bit chilly...lots of huggles Sue xx

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  11. Adorable card Sarah - beautifully coloured image and I love the country kitchen feel to it.
    It chucked it down here this morning but turned nice after lunch :o)
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Debs xx

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  12. Brilliant I love the " country" feel about it.
    Pretty paper and great design
    Have a great weekend
    Patricia x

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  13. A fabulous card Sarah. Love the image and pretty papers.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  14. Love this sweet country chick, and she's adorable paired with the soothing color scheme. Like the tiny scallops on those dies - perfect to set off this wonderful card. Thnks for the update on Man & Beast. Was just reading about that on a FBook blog...Lucky you! Saw that our USA PBS will air Arthur & George this fall, so delighted to hear that. I love the horse show as well...of course I'm idiotic about all that MC does. What a talented versatile actor he is, and it's great to see him smiling - since he seldom does in Doc Martin. When I rewatch some of the 1st series, he has a tantalizing glimpse of an almost smile in several of them. I also find I like his short haircut too! Enjoy your delicious afternoon away. Hugs & TFS

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  15. Sarah. This is a lovely card. Such a great image and I love the papers and pretty details you have added..I am also very taken with your new die set... (-;
    Sue...xxx

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  16. Sarah. This card appeals to me as I look chickens, and they maybe don't sit on cushions in real life but I think if they were given them they would, a fab layout. Hazel x

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  17. I love your little chicken nesting on her pillow Sarah..fabulous papers and scalloped dies..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  18. Great card Sarah. Love this chicken image of her sitting on her 'pillowy soft' nest! Such pretty papers too and those are very cute little flowers you added.

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  19. This is gorgeous Sarah, I love the image, beautiful soft colours and the perfect choice of papers.
    Sue xx

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  20. Lovely card Sarah, sweet image and love your new square dies - can see a lot of mileage in those. Lucky you having good weather today - it did not brighten up here until teatime and has been quite cold. Enjoy the rest of the weekend - oh and thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More and good luck x Susan x

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  21. Cute image Sarah, and beautiful background paper.
    Enjoy your sunday tomorrow, hugs
    Veerle x

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  22. Great card and could be a fun image! a friend of mine keeps chooks and would love it!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  23. Awe that's so cute Sarah. The colours, papers and image all co-ordinate beautifully. Hope you had a lovely lunch out xx

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  24. Yummy! Love the colours and papers and that fab sentiment! You've coloured Henny and her cushion beautifully too!
    Ps the card is yummy not the chicken, Henny can live another day! :-P lol
    Lucy x

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  25. I love this Sarah how adorable is that chicken and the papers are lovely such a pretty card :)
    Have a lovely day
    Vic x

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  26. WoW what a pretty card you made :-))

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  27. Wonderful card Sarah and I just adore the chookie this is one creation with the most gorgeous colours and added goodies. Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  28. What a cute card Sarah! Really lovely layout. Hugs! Mojca

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  29. This is wonderful Sarah - the image is so different - gorgeous detail and I'm loving the gingham bow YEE HA!!! Michelle x

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  30. Gorgeous chickie!
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  31. Sorry I'm a little late popping by but we've had a couple of visitors this weekend, my best friend from school and her hubby all the way from Lincolnshire.
    Love the colour choice and the tiny scalloped die cut square, seeing that a lot at the mo, mmm may have to indulge! :)

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  32. You, make such beautiful cards i think. do visit my card blog some day. have a nice sunday

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  33. Hi Sarah - must admit I love this colour combo as well, never used to put them together before I got into cardmaking though. This is a great card and I think that image is gorgeous - I love chickens 'cos they are so soft. Sorry I'm going off on one again!! Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  34. Ohhh was für ein süßes motiv
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    Liebes Grüßle
    Vanessa

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  35. Fabulous card Sarah, beautiful details and pretty papers x

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  36. beautiful card so cute
    Thank you for joining us at Polkaddodles this time
    xx

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  37. Really great card - I love chickens! Gingham works so well here, I love that you got it in the paper and the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT this week x Jessie

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  38. Hi Sarah,
    another of your really fab creations here.
    Wonderful papers used, and great image.
    You did get a country kitchen feel to this card, I think.
    Fab design too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  39. Just great love everything about this card I especially love your new die and the gorgoeus image its all works so well fabulous love and hugs Carlole x

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  40. Hi Sarah, what a lovely image and beautiful papers that go so well together! Hope you had a nice weekend.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  41. Love this card Sarah, it's fab
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  42. Stunning. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.
    http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Naz xxx

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  43. Stunning creation thanks for joining the things with wings fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)
    http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Really stunning image Sarah!! Love the colors and that floral background looks perfect with this image!! ;) HUGS

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  45. You certainly nailed the country kitchen feel and it's really beautiful, I love the gingham and floral combo and the cute chicken :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  46. A fabulous card Sarah, great image and lovely colour combination.
    Pauline
    x

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  47. Super card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.

    Susan

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  48. OMG i can't believe i missed this stunning card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  49. Oh dear, i have just succumb to both the plain and scalloped square dies - ooops, luv Sam x

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  50. Lovely card with a very sweet iamge, i ove it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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