Monday, May 9, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #18

     This card is dedicated to my fellow teamie at The Kraft Journal, Kristina Harmon.  A long long time ago we discovered we both share a great love for all things chicken. {grin}  When I found this image I immediately thought of her.
     This was such a fun and easy card to make.  The base is Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  I cut a second mat of the same paper so I could do the stitching and not have it show on the inside of the card.  I also stamped it with a splotch stamp.  Kinda looks like some of those chicken eggs huh.
     The band across the center was punched out of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock  I also used some of this paper to cover the handmade buttons I used for the flower centers.  The buttons are three layers of chipboard glued together.  The bows are tied with Red Bakers Twine.  For the sentiment I used a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag.  Hope it makes you smile.
     You have until 6:00 p.m. EST Sunday to get your interpretation of our "Buttons and Bows" challenge linked up.  Every time you enter you get your name in the hat for the monthly drawing for a $15.00 store voucher from Kraft Outlet.  Trust me, you won't have any trouble spending it on Babette's great products.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad--spots and dots
Sentimental Sundays--anything goes + sentiment
Sparkles Forum--recipe (2 papers, 1 ribbon, 2 embellishments)
Allsorts Challenge--use at least 3 different stamps (Chickens, sentiment, background splotches)
Craft Your Passion--Checks, plaid, or gingham
The Ribbon Reel--color palette

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Pre-cut Chipboard Full Sheet
Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim tag
Red Baker's Twine

Other Supplies

Paper:  Bazzill, Martha Stewart, Copic Express-it Blending card
Stamps:  Elizabeth Dulemba "Chickens", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages", All Night Media "Splotch"
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia
Copics:  R14, R24, YR61, YR65, Y17, Y26, Y28, Y32, Y35
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114) and Lacey Circles (S4-293), Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch and Cosmo punch, McGill ribbon hole punch, unknown brand 1/2" hole punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon


Nancy said...

That's just too fun! I love it Tracy! The sentiment is fantastic too! Yes, it definitely made me smile, my friend! Thank you! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

This SO makes me smile, Tracy! Such an adorable card. Love those chickens, love the speckled egg look, love your handmade buttons. :)

Kristina said...

LOL!! I saw the picture and I was going to comment....You MUST have been thinking of me (wink wink)...and then I started reading..LOL

I love love love LOVE it!!


Unknown said...

Fantastic and fun card Tracy! Love how you speckled the background, it indeed has that look of those eggs allright! The colours are very country style, love it! Hugs, Ira oh, and I saw you won a challenge (mother's day card) on one of the blogs, don't remember which one, congrats on your win!!

Mummylade said...

This is a wonderful creation, such a cute image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

mudmaven said...

This is simply adorable! Love that punched strip and the stitching is just perfect on this card. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes! challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Pauline said...

A wonderful card, love the fun image and the layout is fab. Thanks for joining us this week at The Ribbon Reel!

Tracey said...

Love this card & that image & the flowers are fab :)
Thanks for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi There.

Fantastic card, love the colour, an image is great.
Ace take on our recipe.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

Oscar said...

This card made me smile, such a fun image and love the speckled kraft cardstock. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel Challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Cute, Cute, Cute.. I love this..

Zuzana Obert said...

This card makes me smile. Such a fun image and I love your Martha Stewart lace hearts - really perfect match. Thanks for playing along with The Ribbon Reel this week.

Zuzana x x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Adorable and fun, you got the cutest image here!

aqualeiga said...

Some great work here! Love this card. I'm really pleased that you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our Spots & Dots challenge. Hugs, Ali x

Anonymous said...

Your posted card are designed so gorgeously!!!
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Unknown said...

I just adore this card...and those chicken are the cutest EVAH!!

Maggie's Crafts said...

WOW! Stunning!

Thank you for taking part in Spots & Dots challenge at The Crafty Pad!

So happy you've joined us!


Suzanne C said...

Super fun! Love the roosters! Beautiful card.

Crafting Gill said...

this is brill i love the image can i ask where you got it from thanks for joining us at SFC good luck xx

Dazie said...

Stunning a really gorgeous layout, colour combo and image!

Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight!