Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keep On Clucking!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Vicky Gould our challenge hostess for February continues to deliver us some fun challenges.

This week Vicky has challenged us to Punch Art – I don’t mean just punch out circles, ovals, etc. I mean use 3 or more punches to create something…no dies; just punches. Check out the gallery on SCS for ideas.


Ok so the challenge police are probably going to be after me this week …. but I don’t care, I like how my card turned out. Why will they be after me, well because it says no dies …. and I used a die for my card base. It’s the Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Normally when I make this style of card I use a number of other dies as well but I limited it to just the two I needed to make the base and the label shape for the sentiment.


Here is a close up of the left side of my card when opened.

I used six different punches to create my punch art chickens. The body of the chicken is a large heart punch which has been cut in half and then for the comb I used a Momiji leaf punch. I used a larger Momiji leaf punch for the tail. The chickens beak is a Sakura punch and the wing is a teardrop punch and I cut 3 rays from a sun punch to create each of the chickens feet.

I could have used a tiny circle punch for the eyes, but I decided it would look cuter with googly eyes and I had already used more than the stipulated 3 or more punches Smile.


Here is another close up this time of the right side of my card. This chicken uses exactly the same punches as the one on the left, but I placed the feet and tail in a different position so that this one looks like he is bending over.

The sentiments used on this card are from Paper Pretties.


Here is the back of my card. On the front and inside of the card I added blue paper to the top portion to represent the sky, but seeing this is the back I decided to leave it plain … it is the back after all!

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kathy Bradley
  • Lois Bak
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Shirley Quarry
  • Vicky Gould


    Stamps: Cluck Part 2; Return of Cluck – Paper Pretties
    Paper: Cream; Parisian Breeze DP – SU
    Punches: CPI Momiji; CP1 Sakura; CP1 Teardrop; CP1 Sun; CP2 Momiji; CP21 Heart – Carl
    Pop It Ups Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Antique Linen Distress Ink; Pearls; Googly Eyes; Foam Tape



    Karen Aicken said...

    Oh My Goodness, Frances - this is just TOO CUTE. I adore those chickens - you are SO creative.
    Karen A

    Karen B said...

    Hmmm. You've made so many amazing cards that i couldn't even begin to rank them, but if I could, I would rank this one very high! I just adore everything about this card. And yes - you are super creative!

    Vicky Gould said...

    No challenge police on this cutie, Frances. Six punches more than counts! It is absolutely, positively those chickens!

    jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

    These chickens with their googlie eyes are just wonderful, Frances!! And I'm not calling the police.....I consider this a specialty shape card!!!

    Lois said...

    Great chickens!!! And as far as the challenge police go, I'm keeping my mouth shut. I've been looking at those dies myself. One of these days I'm going to relent and get one.

    Sabrina said...

    Oh goodness, I don't think using a die for the base counts at all. And since I spotted Vicky used a die for the vine her bananas are growing on, I'm doubly sure you're fine with the base. Leaves for the comb, feet and tail - I am so impressed. I'd never have thought of using those. I love your chickens, Frances. said...

    Love it - punch art chickens with googlie eyes BRILLIANT!

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    great design....fab fancy fold

    mickey said...

    i love the card how did you make the middle would be a good one for my sisters thanks for the directions

    mickey said...

    I love the keep on clucking can you tell me what size punches for the middle cut for the happy birthday