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


Jo said...

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 to check out Nitwits now.......enjoy your lunch!
hugs Jo x

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

brenda said...

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

Dreja said...

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

tilly's crafts said...

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

Hazel (Didos) said...

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

Inkyfingers said...

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

Janice said...

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

Laine said...

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

Sue said...

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

Debs said...

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

Patricia said...

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

Lorraine said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Sue said...

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... (-;

Hazel said...

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

Chrissy said...

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


Marilyn said...

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.

Sue said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Veerle said...

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

Carol S. said...

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

Shona Hamill said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

vic said...

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

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a pretty card you made :-))

aussie aNNie said...

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}

Mojca said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Annette said...

Gorgeous chickie!

Julie B said...

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! :)

Dortesjs said...

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

Planetsusie said...

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

Tamesis said...

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

Natalia Smith said...

Fabulous card Sarah, beautiful details and pretty papers x

Scrappy Scatty said...

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

Craft buddy said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Pollard Carole said...

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

Lynsey said...

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

Carole said...

Love this card Sarah, it's fab
Carole x

Naz Smith said...

Stunning. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Challenge.
Naz xxx

Anita Byrne said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining the things with wings fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
Anita (DT)

*Vicki* said...

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

Kat W said...

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

cotnob said...

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

mixamatoasties said...

Super card.

Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


Whisper said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Kuni said...

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.