Saturday, September 10, 2022


 Hello everyone,

Been playing again, die cutting and water colouring and making loads of things to make cards with when SUDDENLY...I stopped...A challenge went up for Double D and it was farm animals and things and I just had to stop what I was doing and play with my animals, or should I say... chickens..'

I LOVE chickens..I have these sitting in my kitchen..

These are made of twigs and sticks and organic stuff, very cute, but they get sticky dust a real pain to clean.. speaking of sticky dust..

And this mum with her chicks sits on my microwave, and I had a client in once who is rather opinionated and said, oh, aren't they lovely and touched them then said," Ooo they all sticky,"
 So that meant I had to clean them, how boring I would rather die cut stuff than clean..

Enough of cleaning, who cares's my project..

So doing what I love....die cutting,
 and cutting out my chickens and wire for their cage..

Ready for making a frame....

For the wire to be glued on...

Building the layered chickens..
then thought they needed a nest...

So the nearest thing was this haystack...

Turn it upside..presto..

So got all my chooks in row...but I had no eggs..

So found this set and there are some bird eggs..perfect.

But that made me cut branches out too, 
so, the project was getting longer...but fun..

Used my markers to colour the branches and leaves...

And now all is ready to build my scene..I also cut another nest..
and inked up the edges of everything slightly..

This background was a freebie off the on it..right cilck it and save, now it's yours too...

So my nesting chicken went on first and the other nest has eggs in it..

Oh, poop, look what I did...ha ha ha, 
I was in the zone and not really concentrating, that's why the photos ran out..


So cut the front off the card  and stuck it on a new base..
Not a biggy, just annoying..

So this little chook got out and now no one is in there to sit on her eggs..

Mr Rooster keeping and eye out for his girls...

Nice and flat..

And there she is, up the right way and all done...
Thank you so much for stopping by..

While you are here what do you think of the new spell check..
Annoying eh...just like cell phone

That's if you got it, I don't know where it came from, an update from microsoft I suppose..

See you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Double D challenge   [Baa-Cluck-Moo-Neigh-Oink-Quack any or all!]

Creative Knockouts  [anything goes]

Moving Along with the Times  [Trees and or leaves]

Alphabet Challenge  [L for leaves]


Dawn T said...

Fantastic.... and I laughed at your putting the card upside down! I nearly did that this afternoon... luckily checked before pulling the tape around my panel and was able to save it! This is one awesome card.

chrissy xx said...

ABsolutely BRilliant! So many parts Chrissy. Looks as though you had so much fun making it too. LOve your finished card your details are awesome.
Had to laugh at you having to re-stick lol. So many times I've done that too!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Chrissy,
this is such a very wonderful card and a very beautiful design also.
Love the scene you have created and the chickens look brilliant.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE your chicken card, so beautiful! I have chickens on my blog today, too. Yes things in the kitchen get sticky, even though I don't cook much! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

jimlynn said...

My sister in law collects chickens and her entire kitchen is filled them. Love all the ones you have - and that card is amazing and so much fun. Great background and love the chicken wire die too. Precious card!

Margreet said...

What a gorgeous and fun card Chrissy...up side
Great to see the making of.
I haven't noticed any spell check so far.
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

Oh this is gorgeous Chrissy, your a dab hand at these beautiful cards. I have a 'thing' for chickens, think it comes from my mum, she loved them too. They do tend to get a bit sticky though, I think if someone gets a bit miffed by that they can walk to the sink, I know I wouldn't mind haha. Xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I saw your card over at Double D - I love it! Beautiful use of your dies, and that's a great background too! Have a wonderful day!

Sarah said...

Aww this is wonderful Chrissy. Love chooks, they have such personalities. When we were farming I had a dozen hens, one of which we named Jenny, after my Mother because it was so nosy, just like her!! xx

Leslie Miller said...

Dang, girl, these are some ultra-fun dies and your card is soooooo adorable! Love the white hen, and doesn't that rooster look like a proud papa. I love this card so much! Your client would have a little something to say about my vertical blinds. I know I need to give them a good wipe down, but it's such a BIG job... so I'm back in my stamp room, tee hee. Thanks a bunch for sharing your card with us at Double D. I'm so glad you did!

Darlene said...

OMG I saw this on your FB page and just had to stop by your blog for all the details! WOW ... I know a few other friends with 'Chicken Kitchens' ... my daughter for one as she actually has chickens (cows, a horse, cat, dog ... yep my country kid! lol) Anyways this card is AWESOME and your scene is AMAZING! Well done my friend! LOVE IT!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

crafty-stamper said...

This is absolutely brilliant Chrissy you have some fabulous dies love the chicken wire and of cours the chooks-awww I miss ours(and the eggs lol)and how rude of your clent to comment!
Carol x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and gorgeous card Chrissy

gr karin

Wendy L said...

How amazing, it looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

pinky said...

Yes I'm with you, crafting is better than housework any day of the week lol. And housework will definitely wait until we are ready to tackle it. I love your chickens and your chicken card. I have done that a few times myself but an easy fix lol. No spell check here as yet but maybe I'd need it lol. Keep on clucking!!

Diane said...

Love, love your fun card and all the fabulous details, LOVED reading your post too, such a fun one!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D (I peeked thru the rest of your blog too, had a fun time)!!
Diane DD Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

*Vicki* said...

This is really brilliantly done Chrissy! I love the chicken wire and your lovely scene here! Always fun to see what you come up with my friend!

meg said...

What a fantastic fun card,love then coop scene thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Michelle B. said...

You are the Die-cut Queen! I have chickens and a rooster in my kitchen as well, I was told it's good luck. Such a fun card and definitely tells a story - fabulous work! So glad you joined us for our ATG Challenge at Creative Knockouts!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness is that ever the cutest, you found a great background to go with it and I love the chicken wire to go with them too, perfect for the challenge!
I agree, I would much rather be creating then cleaning off sticky from the chickens :)
The spell check? Are you talking about when writing an email and it puts out what it thinks you want to say, that is very annoying to me and throws me off at times.

Dawn Phillips said...

I love all those amazing details. It's stunning. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering our 'Leaves/Trees' challenge.. your card is Lovely.
Hope you will join us next time and good luck!!
Diane Louise (team leader at Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog) x

Kate said...

I do enjoy your posts Chrissy - step by step pictures and a running commentary! Your little scene is amazing and you've just reminded me I have a rooster die I had forgotten all about!