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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Have You Seen my Hen?

Are you feeling like chicken tonight?! Then we have the perfect thing for you, today, for Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images!

Today, we are featuring Hen, available on sale for a special price today only, in the Shelly's Images Store.

I became quite attached to this cute little hen while creating with her, and I felt like calling her her just "hen," was too impersonal. So, I gave my hen a name! I'm calling my hen Gertrude, and this is what I did with her:

Gertrude and I worked together to make this cute card. I wanted to go with a country type look, because this hen reminds me of how my grandparents raised chickens when I was little. The papers are all from my stash. I love polka dots and they're very "country" to me, so I went with polka dot papers. The metallic ribbon is from my stash. I added a strip of ribbon and then added two cute little bows. The redish colored buttons across the bottom are also from my stash. My hen, Gertrude, is colored with Promarkers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Things With Wings at Little Claire's
Polka Dots at House of Gilli
Challenge #62 Buttons and Bows at Truly Scrumptious
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at Sew Many Challenges
Circles at Frosted Designs
Challenge #59 Buttons and Bows at Wags 'n Whiskers
Photo Inspiration at Jellypark Friends
Week #114 Free and Easy at Allsorts
Challenge #50 On The Farm at 2 Sisters
Challenge #33 Anything Goes at Happileigh Scrappin
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes at AI Factory
Challenge #77 Things With Wings at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #45 Circle Crazy at The Paper Variety
Challenge #105 Dots or Stripes at Hanna and Friends
Challenge #15 Glitter and Glitz (Metallic ribbon) at Crafter's Companion Monthly


  1. I had to laugh at hour chicken tonight post as I have just got some chicken out of the freezer to make a chicken and spinach curry !!

    This is very striking with the papers that you have used. I've seen this card as I follow you anyway but will just say thanks for joining in our challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' and we have also got an Anything Goes challenge just opened up today at AI Factory you could link to ;)

    Love Mandy xxx

  2. LOVE the ribbons and buttons! This is great! I'm looking forward to working with you : )

  3. Love it, what a great card!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work. I also hope that you enjoyed the circles challenge this week


  4. what an absolutely adorable card! and I was thinking of chicken for lunch - how is that for coincidence?! too funny!

    putting on double duty hats here for challenge thank yous - glad you could play along in both the Jellypark Friends photo inspiration challenge and the Happileigh Scrappin anything goes challenge! :)

  5. Cute! I love the polka dot papers.

  6. such a great card =). Thank you so much for entering this creation in the Allsorts free and easy challenge and good luck!

  7. Wonderful job Sammi! I love the black and red with Gertrude!

  8. Sweet card! Many thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! Good luck!

  9. Oh Sammi .. I love the color combo you used on this creation! GREAT layout too! Have a wonderful day!

  10. This is so pretty. Love your design.:)
    Thanks for joining us this time, hope to see you again.
    ~darling Ho~SC-DT,SMC-DT

  11. This is such a cute country time image and the buttons and bows add such a great amount of detail to an already terrific image!

    Thanks for joining us with my hosted challenge buttons and bows at Wags 'n Whiskers this time, good luck and please join us again tommorrow for our new challenge "Sparkly".
    Tammy Louise

    You're invited to join in on my blogversary candy running till 8-30 if you collect! :)

  12. Love your card ! Tks for playing along with us at House of GILLI Polka Dots Challenge this week !

  13. really sweet card love the dotty papers thanks so much or joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  14. Such a great card love the rustic colours, thanks for playing in our free and easy challenge this week at Allsorts..

    Emma xxx

  15. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  16. Fantastic card love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Hugs Angie x

  17. Love that image and your card does have a wonderful country feel to it.

  18. Hi. Nice choice of colours & papers. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  19. Fab card, that image is very unusual :)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  20. What a great chickie card ! Love it !
    Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  21. Wonderful! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges