Hey Birthday Chick Dancing Spring Chicken PP585

by Joanne James3. April 2022 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:

    

Laughter is the best medicine - so true! I had a rummage amongst my stamps for something funny and using Jen T's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week (it's a keeper!) for my layout I set to work. This is what I came up with:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

I actually don't have that many stamps that are out-and-out funny, but plenty that can raise a smile and 'Hey Birthday Chick' is definitely one of them! I love that sentiment 'you're still a spring chicken' so I decided to pair it with the chicken in this set that always looks to me like she's dancing! I added some rainbow glimmer bunting and some stamped confetti, and having coloured my chicken decided to add a ribbon ruffle skirt by running a stitch through a piece of Polished Pink ribbon - doesn't it look as if she's doing the can-can?!

Very 'oo la la'!! What do you think - comical enough to raise a smile? It made me chuckle anyway :-) I added another chicken along with another sentiment from this set to decorate the inside of my card to finish:

'Hey Birthday Chick' and the co-ordinating Birthday Chick Dies are on the retired list, so if they tickle your funny bone and you'd like to add them to your collection, they are currently both available at 50% off - a real bargain! Rainbow glimmer paper is also on the retired list - I am so sad to see this go! Here's hoping there is more glimmer paper on the way in the new annual catalogue ... 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

  
 
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Enjoy your day; I am mid-way through a 'Mum and son' weekend with the youngest of the James Juniors: we spent yesterday watching Manchester United play at home in Old Trafford, stayed overnight and today we are doing the stadium tour - so we are all about the football, for sure! A lovely way to start the Easter school break though. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (14) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
4/3/2022 2:54:54 PM #

This card made me smile! That chick is dancing the can can in that adorable ruffled tutu! Such a clever idea. The glimmer paper add great sparkle!

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Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
4/3/2022 3:46:00 PM #

Oh my, that is the cutest. I love the tutu on the chick. The colors are so fun.

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Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
4/3/2022 11:28:27 PM #

Such a bright & happy card! Love the ribbon skirt on this dancing chicken. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

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Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
4/3/2022 11:38:48 PM #

Rainbow, glimmer and bunting, oh my! This chick is kicking up her heels! The ruched ribbon skirt is genius! Your card is lovely, whimsical, and so fun! Love it, Joanne!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/4/2022 1:22:12 AM #

Oh, Joanne! This card is SO fun! A chicken dancing in a tutu definitely brings on the smiles! Thank you for rocking my challenge. Have a wonderful week!

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Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
4/4/2022 2:22:13 AM #

This is a fantastic card! I just love that chicken and her pink frilly skirt!  So fun!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

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Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
4/4/2022 2:32:12 PM #

Cute and clever card! Love the shimmer and the banners and confetti! Have a great week!

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Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
4/5/2022 6:41:54 AM #

This just makes me smile!  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/5/2022 12:28:40 PM #

I LOVE this!  Believe it or not, we were at a farm store many years ago, right before Christmas, and people were bringing in their pets to have pictures taken with Santa.  One lady brought it two chickens with tutus on....they were so calm and didn't seem to mind them at all!  We were enamored with them, to say the least!  Your card brings back fun memories of that day, and it is very clever to boot!  Love the glimmer paper embellishments too!  Oooh lala is RIGHT!

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Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
4/6/2022 5:37:43 PM #

yes it did make me chuckle!! Love the tutu!!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/6/2022 10:58:08 PM #

LOL!  This is hilarious!  I love every detail!  That little chick is certainly bright and festive!  Her little pink tutu steals the show!  YOU rocked this theme challenge, My Friend!  

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Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
4/7/2022 8:13:40 AM #

Love the chicken's ruffly tutu, that's adorable!  Such fun and bright colors for a birthday card, too.  Great way to use up some smaller scraps of the glimmer paper.

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/9/2022 3:58:35 AM #

It certainly does NOT get better than a chicken in a tutu! That is soooo stinking adorable, Joanne!

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Jaydee
JaydeeUnited States
4/9/2022 6:21:24 PM #

Seriously... that chicken and her pink tutu!!! Is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!  I would never have thought of that - but it's perfect and makes me laugh as much as the sentiment.  Awesome card, Joanne
hugs
jaydee

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