Sunday, May 1, 2016

CYCI #118 - Sketch Challenge - Taylored Expressions Happy Hens

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having an excellent day, I appreciate you stopping by to see what I have to share with you today.  I am loving this sketch challenge over at CYCI, so versatile!  As you can see, I've flipped the design horizontally and it works perfect.  I just know you'll come up with an interesting take of your own, so I hope you'll join in!

I cannot tell you just how much I love Taylored Expressions stamps, and this happens to be one of my favorite little stamp/die sets, Happy Hens.  I'm a chicken lover, so I can hardly stand the cuteness of this one!  I sponged the background stencil called "Honeycomb" by Wendy Vecchi (click on pics to shop) in both Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone.  Cardstock is by MFT and the embossing powder I prefer and plan to use just about exclusively now is by Brutus Monroe "Alabaster".


So head on over to CYCI and upload your latest project for our sketch!  Thanks for stopping, hope to see you again soon!

P.S...I'm sharing this card with my mother in law who is battling breast cancer and will be having a mastectomy this week.  She loves chickens and this card will cheer her up!

I've also entered this card in the following challenges:

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life - Critters
LiveLaughStamp Challenge - Anything Colored
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge


  1. That is adorable! As always, your coloring is absolutely perfect. The chicken wire stencil is the perfect background for those images. I haven't used the Brutus Monroe embossing powder but I've heard a lot about it and it looks great on this card.

  2. This is just the chickies card.....LOL Cute as can be!

  3. This is absolutely adorable, AJ! This will be sure to cheer your MIL.

  4. Hey AJ, thats a really fun card! And such a cool idea too use the honeycomb stencil as background, it looks just like chicken wire :) Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your life!

  5. What a fun and cheery design! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday.

  6. I love this hen house set! It's on my birthday wish list, we'll see. You card is excellent! Love that stenciled background.

  7. I love chickens and this is such a cute card! Great coloring!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  8. Ha! This one made me smile. Love that sentiment!!! Excellent coloring and perfect design. I'm very sorry to hear about your mother inlaw, my thoughts are with you. I know she has a rough road ahead of her, but knowing she has loving folks who care about her will help her through.