Friday, August 29, 2014

Waste Not.

This  is a scheduled post as I'm at 'The Craft Barn' today
learning all about  masks and different ways to use them.

I recently won the challenge over at My Craft Creations
and this is the stamp I won as my prize.
the Set is by Little Claire with 7 stamps in total.
I happened to mention to my friend Hettie that I had a stamp with
a chicken on it
Hettie loves anything chicken and even has a chicken named after me
'Mrs A.'
Anyway Hettie challenged  me to make a card using it
and as it has now been received here it is.
I had also recently won some goodies from Imagination crafts
and one of the items I had chosen was a hoenycombe stencil.
I immediately thought of chicken wire ( as you do) and thought it would go with this stamp.
Stamped using SU  Crushed curry onto white card stock.
(word of warning. don't store those ink pads on their ends cos they leak)
(ask me how I know !!)
It looked a bit plain and nothing like chicken wire
 until I used a black liner and edged round each  honeycombe.
That really set the scene for the rest of the card which was then  layered up
using my Xcut  Hexagons in different sizes.
I coloured the stamp with Promarkers and pearlescent chalks
and cut   a blank card base into an Octagon shape.
A bit of garden string completed the picture.

I then went to town a bit with the left overs on the inside of the card.
Sentiment was in the same stamp set.
That's Mrs A. with her friend Miss Di.
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #139 Use up your snippets (green garden twine.)
Crafting from The Heart #33 Anything goes.
Love to Scrap #36 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Simon Says # Anything goes.
Stampin Sensations # Anything goes.


Hettie said...

Bwahahahaaa! I hadn't realised that the centre contained both of you ragamuffins!
I love this card and it is so funny IRL, specially as it made my day when it arrived.

Debs Willis said...

I can see how Hettie would love this! The 2 little chooks inside are great!
Debs x

Sue said...

No wonder Sam loved this card its great Mrs A!! hope you had a great day and have a fab weekend huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a delightful card.
Love your super new craft items used in this.
Great shaped card too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacee said...

Super cards, such great images, lovely work!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandra H said...

Many congrats Mrs A on you recent win and l just love your image used for this great card l think the black edgeing is a great idea and makes the honeycombe really stand out as you say .........again another great make xx

Kathleen said...

A brilliant card and a fabulous image.

Kath x

Viv said...

Fab card Mrs A! x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Love a bit of chicken myself. . . . . .. yummmm, lol!
Super card and how honoured are you to have one of my feathered bretherin named after you.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

brenda said...

This is a really great shape and design Valerie and hope you enjoyed the masking class.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

Off to take a peek where we are at the butterfly challenge, still not got back into the groove after our hols.

B x

Sandy Palmer said...

Love the shape! Such a darling card! I love what you did on the inside of the card as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, Layer It"! :)

Di said...

Oh what fun Mrs A! Fancy us being on the inside of the card - having a good gossip I hope!

Hope you enjoyed your class - look forward to seeing the results!

Hugs, Di xx

Lynne K said...

Great card, Mrs A, love it! We have 3 cheeky chooks just like these! Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.


PS. Haven't had much time for crafting lately, other things having to take priority, but will be back at the butterfly challenge as soon as I can.

Shuly said...

How adorable and funny! !! I love chickens and cards related to them. Chickens are so funny, they make you feel good just by looking at them, just like your card!! Thank you so much for sharing at Love to scrap! Challenge blog!

Diane said...

Congratulations on your wins Valery Anne, darling fun card designs.

Hugs Diane

Unknown said...

I love this card, especially like the stencil you've used which enhances a fun card.

SoniaW said...

What a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at crafting from the heart x

Eret said...

Your card is so fun! Love it! Your design is fabulous and these stamps are awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

jenn shurkus said...

hope you had fun at your classes! i love the background of this card :) so fun! thank you for playing a long with simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Karen Petitt said...

Love it! Absolutely stunning creation and I really love that honeycomb stencil! I'm not surprised Hettie loved it - it's right up her street! And I must use the chicken stamps I won recently soon Karen x

NickScrapShack said...

A great card! Love the chickens and the hexagons. Great design!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Delightful Challenges. Good luck!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I like the honeycomb. Brilliant card x