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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Cock-a-doodle-do! - Sunday 13th January



Good Morning Friends!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and haven't been affected by snow (unless you want to be of course! Not me!). 

Did anyone watch C&C from CHA in Anaheim last night? I was sat there beginning to feel excited about our holiday later this year, as Anaheim is one of the places we will be visiting. It's the home of the original Disneyland, but we usually try and catch an ice hockey game as I support their team, The Anaheim Ducks..anyway, I digress! I just watched the Spellbinders shows (couldn't afford anything though!). I really like the way that in the US they make small cards. I love small cards, but especially with my commissions, I feel the pressure to make large cards...well it's not even pressure, they all want large cards and yet smaller cards are so much more personal and can be equally as beautiful, as proved by the members of the Spellbinders DT who demo'd last night, their cards were exquisite.

Today's card is made using another of my Christmas presents..my lovely friend Amy gave me the Heartfelt Creations stamp set I used on Thursday's blog, as well as this gorgeous Cockerel Dreamweaver stencil.


Whilst I had my Dreamweaver box of pastes and powders out last week to work on the Valentine's cards, I took the opportunity to play with my new stencil. I have seen this image used in quite different ways in Dreamweaver galleries, including one very beautiful black and white zentangle design, but I was feeling in a very colourful mood when I did this. On the farm where our ladies (for my new blog friends we have 4 pet hens) come from, there is a little bantam cockerel. He may be small in size but he is huge in colour as he struts about the farm with his little troop of 'wives' following!

I was thinking of him whilst adding various shades of glitter to this image..what fun!

As some of you are new to my little snippet of blogland and others of you like to have occasional updates about our 'girls', I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know what's been going on in their little world...

For my new followers...we have kept hens for 5 years and lost our oldest girl aged 5 last year, so all of these are relatively young....




Cara is 2 years old and the head of the group now and believe me, she has a hard task keep this little group in order! She is a Black Rock who hates being photographed!
Bella is our 10 month old Bluebelle, she's our adventurer..climbs everything and loves to explore
Lacy is so sweet! She is 8 months old and a Speckly..who also loves to climb!



Bella and Lacey are best friends, they are inseparable! Here they are sunning themselves on Boxing Day

And here is our 7 month old Buff Orpington, Penny...she is huge and loves to be cuddled...which is great because I love to cuddle her!

She even got dressed up for Christmas..

...and though it has taken her a while, she finally laid her first egg on Boxing Day!


So that's an update on our little ladies! Thanks for stopping by,
Carole X

















8 comments:

  1. Beautiful card once again Carol.
    I love the effect and the colours.
    Congratulation on the "Fist" egg from your cuddly hen!!! did it taste as good as it looks???
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx


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  3. Hi Carole, when I saw your post title I was hoping you would be showing the girls - and you did not disappoint - they all look fabulous. Penny looks gorgeous with her hat on and well done to her for laying her first egg too!

    I love your card too, the colours are so perfect for a cockerel. I watched the shows too and it made me smile when she said 'you make really big cards over in England!' - I guess we do but like you, I like smaller ones too, but my customers always want big ones too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics with us. Hugs, Anne x

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  4. Hi Carole,
    Such a great card, unusual, colourful, quirky but lovely. I absolutely adore your chickens, they all look 'cuddly', Penny is a lovely colour, so cute in the hat.
    I too watched the CHA shows, didn't buy anything, New Years Resolution, I thought their sample cards were tiny, I missed Sue.
    Have a great day. Michelle(happy2craft)

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  6. Beautiful card Carole and just love your glittery chicken.. love how you've coloured him

    Anne

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  8. Great post story and I love the photos. Your card is stunning, waw what a gorgeous stencil and love the colours. I will have those new spellbinders on my wish list but will have to wait until they come down in price. lol xx Flora

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