Sunday, 3 January 2016

HB Spring Chicken

Paper Learning Curve - Grá O'Neill: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, Falling Snow stencil

I love this little spring chicken from Simon Says Stamp, but I'm never sure if I've got the mouth right. I've chosen to colour him using Promarkers with his beak closed surrounded by a red wattle, but sometimes when I glance at him it looks like his mouth is open in a cluck! Either way he's perfect on this birthday card for a mature gentleman, who hopefully won't mind the joke.

The bubble/confetti background was created using glitter paste and SSS falling snow stencil. I've used wink of stella on the chicken in a few places and a glitter paste bow on the present. I don't think I'll do this again as it was very fiddly. I'll have to give this card another go with a few balloons for the chicken.

Paper Learning Curve - Grá O'Neill: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, Falling Snow stencil
A close up of all the shimmer and shine.

Passion for ProMarkers Week 326- Mega Christmas Challenge: Let's Celebrate
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Party!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals
Dies & Stencils etc: Simon Says Stamp Farm Animals die, Falling Snow stencil.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: wink of stella, white gel pen, glitter paste. 
Colouring: ProMarkers
Paper Learning Curve - Grá O'Neill: ProMarkers

Wishing everyone a wondrous 2016!
I've been crafting away over the last few months, but have not been able to blog as much as I would have liked. Hopefully this will change in 2016, but as ever, family comes first! I've been using Instagram a little but have not even managed to read my favourite blogs. Feedly has thousands of post for me to peruse so it make take some time for me to get up to date but I look forward to reading and commenting when I make some spare time!
Thank you for taking the time to read and for all the lovely comments I've received over the last few years. Hope you'll visit again soon!


  1. Uber cute Christmas card Gra, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured...his beak looks fine from here! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at Passion For Promarkers and good luck for when the prizes are drawn! Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! Donna ♥ x

  2. What a super cute card Gra. I love the fun image and your sparkly background and bow look gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Don't forget to come back on 5th Jan 2016 for our new challenge and to find out if you are one of our lucky winners. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Super card - such a fun image and a lovely CAS design! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at A Passion For Promarkers, good luck! Juliexx

  4. Adorable card! Such a sweet image!! Love all of the sparkle!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Fab card, Grá - I've got that falling snow stencil, never thought to use glitter with it (try and stop me now, though!!). Funny chicken - he's great!

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Julie :o)


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