Monday, January 12, 2015

Chicks Happen

I said I'd never make another shaker card again....yet here it is!  I just couldn't resist using that image from The Alley Way Stamps called Chick Magnet!

My process of making a card is probably all messed up compared to the "big boys".  After getting a sketch idea I usually pick the image I want to use then look for some paper that may (or may not) look good with it.  Then I color the image - and proceed to sit and stare at the entire mess for about two days!!!!!  Sometimes it gets made into a card and sometimes it's still sitting there for another six months.  This little guy just looked like he needed to go on a shaker card so there he is....and he didn't have to sit on my desk for six months wondering why I wasn't using him!

A list of things I used:  Chick Magnet stamp set from TAWS, Copic, stitched die from Lil Inker, cloud dies embossed with Swiss Dots folder, acetate from a dear blogging friend, patterned paper and sequins from Lawn Fawn, and a scrap of patterned paper from a Simon Says Stamp kit.

I'll enter this in the challenge The Alley Way Stamps and Darnell's Blog (NBUS)  (The Chick Magnet set is brand new and never been used.  I'd also like to enter it in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

45 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I'll bet he is so glad he got picked to be on a card right away and the rest of us are also glad. He is darling. This is so darn cute especially with that sentiment. A friend of mine uses that statement all the time, so I may have to put this set on the wish list. Have a fun day.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous sequin shaker design for this cute chick! So adorable, Lynn!

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous! I do love the chick magnet.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this, Lynn! Shaker cards are so fun - one of my favourite types of cards to make! I like how you used the clouds, with one inside the shaker! The chick is so sweet and I love the sentiment too! Fabulous card!

Tammy said...

Absolutely fabulous card Lynn! Love, love everything about it and such a great image to use for a shaker! Great card!

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This is too cute Lynn!! He makes me smile and I think this is a great idea to make a shaker!! :) Adorable!!

Becky said...

This is fabulous Lynn! Love the chic and love the design of this card.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this makes me smile!! That little chickie is adorable!! Love the shaker!! What a fun card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

Hee hee..so cute Lynn.Love your shaker card and so glad he didn't have to wait 6 months.Very cute.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

Super cute card Lynn, love that cute little chick!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Lynn!! I love that bright yellow chick and your fabulous shaker design, such a fun sentiment too!
Tammy x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, I saw this cute card and I started singing like Taylor Swift! Shake, shake... Shake it off, shake it off! Glad you can't hear me. Love your creation!

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable! Love your shaker card and this chick magnet. Your process sounds a lot like mine. I color first and then decide what will go with it :-O.

LesleyG said...

such a fun shaker card, he is very cute! clever use of the cloud too xxx

Nancy in Iowa said...

I have a similar work 'ethic'. Not sure what is the best process! I too have images I thought I would use...and they sit languishing in the "colored images" basket! Your little cutie! So glad he is popped up there with shakers! SEQUINS!!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

He's SOOO adorable, Lynn! xxx

Deepti said...

This is so cute, Love the sequins :)

Liz said...

I had a little chuckle when I saw this card - such a cute little chick! Great design. xx

Chriss America Real said...

How cute! Our Cropping Group is called Croppin' Chicks, this would be a perfect card for one of them!

Angie said...

I am popping over here from Jim's Love the Details blog. What a nice thing for him to do because now I have found you! Your card is so cute! I still have not ventured to shaker land! You made me giggle at your process. It's just like mine! :)

Carol L said...

Great shaker card Lynn! I love how this one turned out with the cloud inside and another one outside! Fun chick too :)

Bonnie said...

My card making method is much like yours. Hence the very full UFO box! Glad this cute little chick made it on a card and a shaker card to boot! Adorable and fun!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable Lynn! Great card1 Hazel x

MaryH said...

Loved reading your card-thought-design process. Mine is the image first, then I have to find designs & things to do with it! Your procedure worked out fine on this shaker card, cause this little chickster looks very cute perched as you have him. I've yet to make a shaker card, so you're braver than I. He's totally, like - cute, dude! Good job. TFS & Hugs.

Brenda said...

OMGosh Lynn, this is the cutest shaker card and boy am I glad he didn't sit on your desk for 6 months! lol I love this chick and yes, I would say he is a chick magnet. lol I am so impressed with your coloring and wish I could color like this. Loving those sequins, was just looking at some tiny flower sequins like you used. You rocked this one my friend! Hugs Brenda

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh I'm so glad you did decide to make another one. This is just too cute...Hugs, joann

Becca Cruger said...

He does look confused that you put him on a card so fast! :) I adore the bright, fresh colors - just sayin' your shaker cards have knocked it out of the park!

Maxine D said...

Super cute Lynn - so glad he sis not have to wait six months to be used!!
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Oh how totally adorable Lynn!! Such a darling chick and a beautiful shaker card too!

Hugs

Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Great creation and lovely colour combination used just love this design too....xx
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MiamiKel said...

Soooo cute! I just saw this over at Tammy's blog too and wish Id picked up this set back then! Adorable shaker card and perfect coloring!

Sue said...

Awww bet he's so glad you used him straight away Lynn Lol this is so cute I love it..colours are great huggles Sue xx

SARN said...

BRILLIANT! xxx

Lori Kobular said...

I love your embossed clouds and the sentiment on your cute shaker card!

Tracy said...

You REALLY need to do more shaker cards cos you do them brilliantly, this little guy really is just perfect.infact the whole card is ! xxx

kel Acopan said...

lynn this is just adorable! i have yet to try a shaker card but you make it look so easy!

lovies, =o) kel

ahlers5 said...

Very cute! Love the shaker. I've never done one.

Donna Ellis said...

hahaha! your chick magnet is adorable, Lynn, and such a wonderful shaker card design! I love it! Perfect sentiment, and great stitching. Perfect texture on your clouds, too! hugs, de

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun, Fun card. I just love that cute chick magnet image- and love that shaker- the image sitting on the edge of the cut out is brilliant!

NanaConnie said...

I love this little guy and your coloring is fantastic, Lynn! I'm momentarily back online and my new internet connector box is supposed to be delivered this afternoon (fingers crossed) so maybe the connection problems will be resolved and I can make my regular visits. :-D

Darnell J Knauss said...

There is NO way anyone with a heart could let that bug-eyed chicken sit on their desk, staring at them, for any length of time, Lynn! Talk about having your product "speak" to you!! And I agree, like it or not, you HAD to put him front and center on a shaker! A+++ in every way, my friend, including coloring!! Thank you so much for entering him in my NBUS Challenge #3!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm impressed that you made a shaker card and such a fabulous one at that. So sweet!

Jessi Fogan said...

Seriously, that face! Of course he had to get on a card pronto!

Evie said...

Fabulous card. Love the shaker and layout. Great idea!

nwilliams6 said...

Perfect and super fun shaker card - I still haven't made one ever. Love the chick, your fun sentiment and the adorable sequins. Super cute card. Hugz