Sunday 3 March 2024

Spring Chickens

 Good morning, first Sunday of the month means it's time for a new challenge at

This month the optional theme is Spring, sponsored by AALL & CREATE.

My first thought was to create a floral card with beautiful spring flowers but I'm not very good at those so I decided to trawl through my stamp collection hoping for inspiration to strike... these crazy chickens 'sprang' out at me. They are Paper Artsy stamps,  I bought this pre-loved set from Ebay a while ago and promptly forgot about them in the furore of finishing off Christmas cards. I made the background during a session with splatter stamps, fun but lots of mess to clear up so I made several at the same time. I stamped the chickens on the splat coloured their legs and feet with watercolour pens, then stamped them onto white card, coloured and paper pieced them. I drew their springs with a line marker and white gel pen. I used a very old peg stamp alphabet to stamp Spring Chickens. The border is coloured with markers.

Hop over to Stamping Sensations for some wonderful inspiration, all the details of how to enter and the lovely prizes on offer this month, hope to see you join in this month.



Challenge entries:

allsorts #770

MTTC #528

kraftychicks #705

paperfunday #62

critter crazy #84


thefourseasons March Challenge


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

a fabulous imag and a wonderful card Ginny
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Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a very fun card and a really fabulous design too.
Love the images used and the inky background is wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janette said...

This makes me laugh, what a fun card, those chicks look brilliant and I love the background. xx

Bernadet said...

How cool is this Chris!
What a very funny card!

meg said...

Had to smile when you saw your card,these chicks are fantastic.

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant fun card ,love the splatter background and fabulous chooks.
Carol x

Dotty Jo said...

This is just completely excellent, Chris, Jo x

Becca S said...

Who knows what kind of wacky crazy shenanigans take place in the chicken coop or run??!!!?!?! This is darling! Maybe these 2 were too tired of being cooped up more during a snowy winter??? So fun and full of charm! Thanks for sharing at FarmQuest General Store for anything farm and/or country goes! --Becca

coldwaters2 said...

LOL, oh gosh I just burst out laughing when I saw this fantastic fun Spring card, I love how you have created your background it looks perfect for the 'Spring' Chickens a super duper card Chris I would also like to thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Babs said...

Hi Chris , love this fun image of your chicks / hens , and a beautiful creation to fab colours .
Babs x

brenda said...

You chickies are tremendous colourful fun Chris.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this quirky and fun Spring themed card in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

Curly said...

This is brilliant Chris ,i love the vibrancy and colour, its perfect for spring. The image made me lol.
Have a wonderful week
Hugs Bridget :) xx

Linby said...

Great find with your stamps they look wonderful on your background with your peg stamping, and the coloured border is a fab finishing touch.

Pat said...

What a fabulous fun card Chris, I love your Spring Chickens (especially the springs) and your great splatter background. Great card to make me smile.

Pat xx

Mrs A. said...

Your card did make me smile. I just love those spring chickens. Gives me an idea for a card too. hugs Mrs a.

pinky said...

LOL this is brilliant Chris. What a bright and cheerful card and great take on Spring!!

Chrissy said...

I love the splatter background Chris, great colours, and those birds are so bright and happy and having such a neat time bouncing around on their springs, gave me a good chuckle this morning..


Donna Walls said...

OH My, those chickens are too funny and you've created a fun and colorful card! Thanks for entering your card in The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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creationsnz said...

What fabulous chicks! colourful and zany and really brings a smile. So glad you shared your spring chicks with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

aussie aNNie said...

So cute and lovely card love how you have designed this .... xx

Ginny said...

talk about great stamps, love love LOVE what you did with this one :)

Lisa said...

Fabulous fun chickens. This is a very happy card.

EmmaT said...

Fantastic fun card, great idea to add the spring under the chickens:-)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a FUN and fabulous card. I love your adorable Spring Chickens. Thanks for sharing this delightfully fun and fabulous card with us at THe Four Seasons and please stop by again soon. We appreciate you very much for sharing with us.

For two more FUN challenges, this would be a great fit at:
The Card Concept -

And always Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday -

Come share your amazing creativity and have a blessed week!