Monday, March 5, 2018

Party at the Hen House

Hello, and welcome to another week of foul weather stamping!

So... I mentioned I have new stamps.  Getting right down to business, I'm starting with a stamp and die combo from Your Next Stamp -- "So EGG-citing".  You know how I like to color, and I'm developing a fondness for clean and simple cards, but, I also still like to goof around with fun, silly stuff, and play with dies and frames and papers and card designs.  Believe it or not, my husband thought this card was just the neatest thing.  I told him that's why I call it "playing in my room".




Perhaps it seems like a whole lot of card for that one little ol' egg carton, but I couldn't stop.  I had to use the chicken wire and wood grain frame.  Needed something for the corner, so along came the grass.  Well, what's a party without a little decoration?  Hence the banner.  Thought about using kraft for the card base, but then remembered this burlap paper which I've had for quite a long while and have never used.  Yes, this card represents a good deal of fun.

I sponged a yellowish glow on the background so there'd be lights on in the hen house.




I used a partial sentiment on the front, and saved the egg-pun sentiment for the inside.




I rarely buy a set's matching dies, but this time it was absolutely essential for putting the eggs and chicks in the carton.

Playing along in two challenges today:

Seize the Birthday:  Anything Goes


Alphabet Challenge:  Y for Your Choice

I'll come back around to this set later.  It's such a simple little thing with bunches of stamps and sentiments for several occasions.  Makes me giggle.  Have a happy day!



Stamps:  Your Next Stamp "So EGG-citing"  Paper:  Neenah 110 lb white, Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface (inside hen house), Neenah Grocer Kraft card base, SU Wild Wasabi and Going Gray, DCWV Burlap Paper, Elizabeth Craft Through the Lens Wood Series designer paper, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Squares and Classic Squares Large, Cheery Lynn Chicken Wire Frame, Impression Obsession Grass and Grass Border, Memory Box Banner Parade, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

27 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I have to agree with your husband, this is awesome. I love the chicken wire and the banner....hmmmm I think I have that die somewhere. Wonder where in the world I put it! Anyway your card is adorable and I think I love leverything about it!

Pauline said...

Wow! this is a work of art! I agree with Rich, this is awesome! You go girl! Love all your details, and how you explained how each piece came to be. The chicken wire, wood grain frame, burlap just speaks 'down on the farm', and those little chicks fit in there so perfectly! Big sigh** I just love when you create. A great way to start my day off. I'm off today, have some things I need to get done, but I hope to have some spare time to do some stamping. It's been a while, and after seeing your card today it's giving me the urge to get back at it. Have yourself a wonderful day Leslie!

Yogi said...

Cute. have a great day

Darlene said...

YOU GO GIRL!! This is such a FUN card! I love how one thing leads to another and another until you have created this AMAZING & fun scene! MAKES ME HAPPY!! What a fabulous way to begin my week! Happy Day to you!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ok, I'm officially "cracking" up here (pun totally intended, haha!!!)
What a fun, fabulous, sweet, hilarious, amazing card Leslie, I love every fantastic detail on it, you totally went to town building up the layers, your hubby is right, this is right, this is one of the neatest cards ever!!
Awesome burlap paper?? never heard about it so therefore, I must investigate, wink, wink!!!
Lovely woodgrain pattern paper, perfectly fitted for this fun card, what a treasure!!
XO
Maria.

Lynette said...

Oh, how fun, Leslie! Every little detail is so well thought out. I love the barbed wire die and the cute stamps.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This is such a great card!! It has a lot going on but it all fits together so well! I love the chicken wire and the basket of eggs is so cute! I also thought the burlap was so interesting as the background. Have a great week!

Kathy Krug said...

Fun, fun card. Love how you followed the farm theme all the way through. Love all that layering.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun card! So cute.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card just love that stamp and the little chick upside down!!!the hessian,wood grain frame,die-cut chicken wire and grass dies are just absolutely perfect and I love your idea of having lights on in the hen house!!!--We have three chickens-my grandaughter wanted them for her 8th birthday but they live at Grandmas-well where else???mind you we get three eggs a day
Carol x

Bobbi Miller said...

SQUEEEE! That's me squealing with delight! What a SUPER FUN card! Oh Leslie, dear Leslie, why do you enable me so? I have a million things in my craft room that have never been used as well. And now, I must go get this set. I just love the chicken wire and the wood background. Not sure how you got it to look so weathered, and green and brown, but it's a delight to see. Love your post today my friend.

Diane said...

HAHAHA...what a fun fun card, love that little chick/egg upside down in the back, made me laugh..now I wanna get my chicken stamps out...I tell ya, there are the cutest stamp sets out there to be had, I love this and look at all the added details...wheeee!! I have a hard time resisting both the stamps and matching dies....fabulous card, great post!!

nancy littrell said...

What an Egg-Citing and Creative chick and coop card design, Leslie:-) I'm Egg-cited because our girls are laying again and look so beautiful with all their new, pretty and fluffy feathers:-) TFS your beauty and all your fun layers. Fun reading your description too.

Hugs...

CherylQuilts said...

Ah, how cool that Rich thinks this card is just the neatest thing! I LOVE it (what he said)! He's right, and you are right about your "play room!" We love our rooms, don't we!?!? And what a delight to see this adorable card, Leslie! I love it all, and you were right to keep on adding to this darling little image. I really love the chicken wire frame. It's a really neat one, and the grass and banners were essential...truly! It really is a party on a card! Love the DP and the burlap paper too. Just adorable and so much fun! What an egg-stra special card! Hehe! I love it! Hugs! xoxo

Sherri said...

This is beyond adorable! Love the image and had never heard of that stamp company but you can bet I'm checking them out! What are the odds we both spent the day coloring chicken cards! Mine isn't half this cute! This is just amazing! So many added Dies that make it just perfect! Awesome!!

Conniecrafter said...

too stinkin cute, you always do such a great job combining your stamps and dies and this is more perfection! I just love that little chic's hind end sticking up out of that egg carton, and the cutie holding the balloon, the banner continues the party and that wood frame you did is so cool with it worn painted look, and the wire behind is a great touch too, I bought mine a year ago and still haven't used it yet, you have given me inspiration ! Fantastic creation once again!!

Sue from Oregon said...

You really do have that special touch for details- I just can't seem to pull it off like you do! So fun looking at the many layers to your creation! ♥ Sue Kment

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, cutest stamp set EVER! I love your card details with all the happiness and chicky-sweet happenings, the burlap and peeled pain textures, the grass and chicken wire - oh! and those darling flags! I can picture you at your table happily coloring in the sweet face on that chick! So cute! hugs, de

Barbara said...

Your hubby has very good taste. This is a really fun card, with all of the elements and texture on it. Still keeping the fram theme on the design. Love that you shared this with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
Design team member, Barbara

Margaret said...

Wow! This is just too darn cute! You have really outdone yourself with all the textures and embellishments. I love all the elements you added to make it really special.

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Leslie!
I am SO GLAD that you didn't stop adding things to this card, it is one of a kind and so so special! Love the cute-ness of the chicks and eggs but all the things you added to the scene are priceless! I love the polka dotted banner and the burlap.
And I even just now noticed the chickens in your photo. And is that HAY? You are amazing!

Ros Crawford said...

I could sit and stare at your creation for hours... this is truly sensational!So much detail and so beautifully done!

Dandi93 said...

Fun card Leslie and I love the title....

Lisa Lara said...

oh my goodness I just love how you used the So EGG-citing set Leslie. This card is so fun! SQUEE!

Pam Sparks said...

A most delightful Spring party card Leslie! I love it! Super cute...cheep cheep!

Stacy Morgan said...

Great Easter card, saw this on your Instagram, woot woot! That chicken wire is fabulous... Super super cute.

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