Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nice Normal Family

Hello friends, my card today has been created using one of the fun stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle - Chicken Run stamp set. I love those chickens and the sentiments that come with them - we actually have a sign with this saying on it! LOL!

I have inked the image using Imagine Memento Inks along with a White Gel Pen to add some highlights to the Chickens and sponged the sky background also using Memento Inks.

The image has been cut/embossed using Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Ovals , then the background has been sponged using various inks.  I have used my sponge daubers and not added any extra ink - they are usually 'fully loaded'!  The sentiment has been stamped to the top portion of the Pierced Ovals. 

The Border has been embossed using the Shapeabilities Stitched Borders Etched Dies Quilt It by Lene Lok onto blue card stock, the leaves have been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and outlined using a White Gel Pen.

 This has been layered onto a pre-cut card base using A2 Matting Basics B Card Creator.  A burlap strip has been adhered across the centre of the card front, with feathers, a flourish and button..

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Colouring in Scrapland - ANYTHING GOES
Fashionable Stamping - Use your Inks
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Use Colored Inks
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Animal Kingdom

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Wonderful card Linda! Love all your special touches like the feather and burlap. Great work with the colored inks too. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!!!

  2. A beautifully crafted card Linda. I love the chickens and the embellishments add the perfect finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining the fun at CRAFT this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket. Xxx

  4. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge 2. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  5. Love this card- very vintage feeling. Thank you for submitting with Making Memories Crafting. Vicki- DT

  6. Your card is great and your added embellishments and extra touches are awesome! Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges!

  7. Beautiful images and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenges.

  8. This is just so beautiful. What a lovely image and lovely design. Love the touch of burlap and feathers, just perfect with this design. Lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for  http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/<br

  9. Really pretty!! my favorite, your use of embellishment: burlap, feather, button & scroll!! The shy colors on your chickens is also beautifully done <3 Have a lovely day and thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges!!

  10. Hello Linda… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… great sentiment too. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  11. Such a sweet fun card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  12. Lovely card! Love those chickens. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's Delights challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com

  13. This is gorgeous, Linda! A great image with lovely colours and embellishments. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  14. A Wonderful card, love the background the chickens and the quote :) The burlap makes it a really organic card. Love it. Thank you for joining us Morgan's Artworld ATG challenge. Faith DT

  15. Great project, really wonderful!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#40 – Animal Kingdom}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#8 – For the birthday – Summerkids are best}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  16. Pretty and fun card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at "Emerald City Crafts Challenge". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

    Mary DT member for Emerald City Crafts...

  17. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights


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