Monday, November 1, 2021


Hello crafty friends!  It's the beginning of a new month, which means the start of a new Critter Crazy challenge!  As always, we want to see you FEATURE a critter or critters, so make sure they take pride of place on your creations!  Here is what I created for this month:

I used many images from the digital version of the Gossip Chicks set that used to be available in the Digi Doodle Studios store.  It seems that now that the images has been made into a clear set, they no longer offer the digital version.  I have linked to the clear version, which is available on Ink n SplatterThe yellow gingham paper comes from the Clucker Clacker 6x6 digital paper pack, which is made to go perfectly with these adorable chickens.  

Anyway, I constructed this little yard scene using the Silhouette Studio software.   I colored all the images with alcohol markers, and created the cloudy sky using a stencil from Recollections (Michael's brand), Tumbled Glass oxide ink, and a blender brush.  I drew in a horizon line with a Micron pen, and added the grass the same way with another Recollections stencil.  I did also use a pointy cotton swab to add more texture to the grass using Mowed Lawn oxide ink.  I haven't added a sentiment yet, but it will probably just be "HI" or "Hello" when I do.  My slimline card measures 8.5 by 3.5 inches. 

 The story of my card is this:  Ronnie Rooster has come out to see how Henrietta Hen is doing on her nest, since she chose to keep it farther away from the coop.  She has almost as many eggs as Hester does, so Ronnie is satisfied that she is doing well out here on her own.  😀


CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper

Love to Craft #64:  ATG (1/5)

Mix It Up #55:  ATG (1/5)

Besties International:  ATG (1/3)

Color It, Create It, Show It Off:  ATG (1/3)

613 Avenue Create #11:  ATG (4/5)

Crafts Galore Encore #93:  ATG (1/3)

Crafty Animals #56:  ATG using animals

Classic Design #11:  ATG 

A Perfect Time to Craft #11:  ATG

The Corrosive Challenge #10:  ATG (4/4)

Gem of a Challenge #22:  ATG (1/2)

Word Art Wednesday #515 - #516:  ATG (1/5)

Inspiration Station #17:  Animal Antics

Alphabet Challenge:  O for Outdoors

Simon Says Wednesday:  ATG 

Polkadoodles #44:  ATG (1/2)

Penny's Challenge #508:  ATG (1/3)

Little Red Wagon #625:  Outside

Colour Crazy #43:  ATG with coloring (1/2)

Crafty Catz #570:  ATG 

The Outlawz Festive Friday:  ATG

Well, that's it for me today!  Make sure you head on over to the Critter Crazy challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for this month, and to join us!  We always love to see your critters!  Also, please leave the DT some comment love on their projects. 💗  

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and until next time...

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!  💓

~ Marie


  1. So cute and pretty Marie ! Adorable story !

  2. Such a fun scene! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  3. What an adorable scene you created with these critters,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  4. Fabulous card great scene thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz hugs Sue x

  5. adorable!! thank you for sharing with us at My Besties International Challenge Blog
    Raelma =)

  6. Your little chickens are so cute. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  7. Scene cards are always so cute and elaborate. Well done. Thank you for participating in our challenge. Hugs, Kinjal DT

  8. Very sweet card and beautifully coloured, thank you for sharing all the links and joining us at Inspiration Station, good luck x

  9. Marie I love the story that goes along with your super duper wonderful card. The layout and your coloring are spot on. Thank you for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. DT~Jana

  10. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.

  11. A very cool project, nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  12. Love, love, love this!!! Especially since we just got chickens!

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and image are fab! ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog.Neva

  14. Beautiful creation! I love sweet scene!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge November ATG and sorry for the late comment.



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