Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crafty Friends First Challenge

Hello, I am excited to be sharing this post with you - it is the first post for the Crafty Friends Challenge, created by every stampers friend Beate and I am honoured to have been invited to join the amazingly talented Design Team for some fun.

Our first challenge is VINTAGE - not a hard one for me or YOU!  Vintage is my favourite style.

I have chosen this darling Easter image fromMagic Moonlight Free Images  - these chicks are just adorable. (I have a little story for you further down my post about chicks....) I have used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals Nestibilities to cut out my image,it created such a beautiful frame, almost giving the image dimension.

The sentiment has been computer generated and cut out using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Shapeabilities.  All of my Dies have been cut out using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine

The patterned paper is some retired Basic Grey, from the Fruitcake Range...pearls and braid finish off this vintage card.

This card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Stamp something
Stampin' Royalty - Spring Things
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Easter
Catch A Bug - Easter

Now, the little story I was telling you about - Chicks and I go 'hand in hand' in my family, the following story comes up at family events without fail....when I was around three years old I was at my Nana's house and came into her with one of the day old chicks in my hand, saying, 'Look Nana, chickie sleeping' My Nana realised very quickly that the poor little chick was infact dead - it was discovered, after coming in with more than one chick like this that I was holding them in my hand and vigorously patting them with my other hand - saying 'Nice Chicky, Nice Chicky - sleep'.....I 'loved them to death!' Awwww.....it is something I have never been allowed to forget and even as the family gathered around my Nana's deathbed, my Uncle brought it up.....we smile now, but I am sure Nana was not laughing at the time! LOL!

We would love you to join in with our first challenge, pop over and check out the Design Team - you are sure to be inspired at every stop!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment, I read each one and appreciate your support and encouragement!  I do look forward to seeing you play along with this new Bi-weekly challenge - there is so much fun ahead and you are going to want to be part of it!


  1. As always, Linda, this card is lovely. I'm really going to have to put the Floral Ovals die at the top of my list.


  2. Linda, this is soooo pretty! I love sponged the center, the pearls you added. I am so excited that we are on this challenge together!
    Hugs and smiles

  3. This is STUNNING Linda..Loz

  4. Only you could love a chick to death, because you're just so full of love. I know that sounds cheesy, but it is TRUE! :) I am thankful that God seems to be making sure we always work together in this industry and I'm glad! Hugs, my dear friend...

  5. Oh wow... CONGRATS Linda ~ you will fit right in with this team of wonderfully talented ladies!! Your card is so sweet... and your story, so sad! My hubby has a chicky story too, when he was young his brothers injected pink dye into an egg and the chickie came out PINK! Too cute, but ya, prolly not allowed these days! Not sure it was back then either, but it didn't stop them. :) Have a great week my friend!

  6. Trust you to love a chick to death!! you obviously still love them looking at this beautiful card.

  7. Adorable card, I can remember getting a bunny for Easter and I thought it needed to eat grass outside, needless to say that bunny was never seen again!!

  8. Linda, this is such a gorgeous card - those little chickies are too cute!! I came across your blog for the very first time today and I'm so glad I did - looking forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful work x

  9. This is adorable Linda and such beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


  10. What a gorgeous creation, Linda! I'm so very excited to be on this team with you and look forward to getting to know you better! :)

  11. Oh what a cute Easter cArd, thanks for playing at Catch The Bug.

  12. Hi Linda! This is so beautiful... gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!
    hugs and blessings,

  13. Lovely vintage style card thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  14. Beautiful card! I love the vintage look and thanks for sharing about your little chicks! Glad you've joined us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  15. So sweet Linda. Love the vintage Easter image. I am happy to be on another team with you. :)



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