Tuesday 23 March 2021

Easter chicks

Hello, crafting friends!

Easter cards are on my mind this week and the sketch YoonYoung has prepared for today's new challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches is perfect for one. Here's the sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

First I cut an oval out of a card panel with a die from a nesting ovals set. I planned to decorate the oval and I wanted all the focus on that, so I kept those verticals from the sketch simple by scoring lines on the back of the card panel with my score board before attaching it to a card base.

To decorate the oval, I sponged in a blue ink sky, then used the Sunny Day stencil from Clearly Besotted to add texture to it. The daisy-strewn grass was die cut from a snippet of designer paper. I thought it would be the perfect scene for some chicks to play in, so I stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut some and let them loose! The oval was inset into the oval space left in the card panel and I added a banner-style sentiment popped up with dimensional pads. 

Are you ready to join in? As always, my team mates have some great ideas to inspire you with, as well as PJ, this month's special guest designer. You can see their samples here at the challenge site and you can link up your card there too. 

I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge where the theme is Three Of A Kind; also  Inkspirational where Pia has chosen Fur or Feathers as the theme - my little chicks will feel quite furry but their feathers will come in soon! I chose my colour scheme from Color My Heart Color Dare's Tic Tac Toe challenge 436, going for the right hand column, Mint, Sundance and Fern. I'm also playing along at a new-to-me challenge: Creative Crafting Uncles where the theme is Easter.

Eva and I have been gardening. In reality, I have been gardening and Eva has been carrying the offcuts about and depositing them in places I don't want them to go!

I have cut the grass and done my best to get rid of all the weeds and now we're indoors the birds are having a proper old knees up out there! Cutting back some of the more vigorous plants has revealed areas of nice damp soil that is presumably teaming with grubs for them to eat :)

Sending hugs,


  1. This is so beautiful and a real delightful card Vicky. Good on you for the gardening, our birds use a bare patch of earth for a dust bath! How lovely? you have Eva to help you and make it all fun out there! :)
    Faith x

  2. A fabulous make the chicks have a vintage feel which I love

  3. Such a cute image and as always brilliant CAS card, great design too.

    Kath x

  4. What a great idea to score your cardbase for the stripes in the sketch! Adds interest while, as you say, lets your little scene take centre stage. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational and at Happy Little Stampers for the CAS challenge!

  5. Adorable chick scene, Vicky. Perfect for the sketch challenge. Eva is so pretty and so clean..oh my! You need to train her to put her special sticks in a pile for you to carry off when you are done with your gardening for the day. Spring is such a beautiful time of year:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

  6. I love your card and how you blended the sketch with our color challenge. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare. And you have a really sweet helper in Eva.

  7. Those little chickies are so adorable Vicky - a great take on the sketch! Totally inspired me too - I've been experimenting with Spring scenes yesterday after seeing this (currently still works in progress lol!) As for Miss Eva - she is equally adorable, if mischievous with it!

  8. Super cute Spring card! I like how you used patterned paper for the grass. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  9. Adding scoring lines the background is really awesome! Great idea, Vicky!! xoxo.

  10. Lovely CAS EAster card!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
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  11. Your focal point really pops against the white, and I love the scored lines to the background and the creative scene you creted for your chicks. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  12. You did it again Eva!!! Your supervisory skills are the best bar none. Leading Vicky to make the cutiest card is a testament to you running a tight ship. Please tell her I love her Springtime theme, her embossed lines and those cute chicks. I bet they would be fun to chase, huh Eva! Anyhooo, tell Vicky she did a fantastic job and keep up your steller supervisory skills. Thank you for joining us at CMHCD.

  13. Adorable Easter card. Cute little chicks. Nice take on the card design. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare

  14. Really adorable Easter card. Such a sweet design. Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  15. Wonderful Easter cards. Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

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