Hey Rainbow Birthday Chick CCS 408

by Joanne James23. February 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Julie has asked that we use the following layout:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card. For my card today I am excited to use a new stamp set that I've been waiting for an age to arrive - take a look:


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

Hey Birthday Chick - Remember the 'Hey Chick' stamp set that was a Sale-A-Bration stamp set in 2017? Well, you may have noticed a set in the current mini catalogue called 'Hey Birthday Chick' featuring the same group of feathered friends, this time all ready to celebrate a birthday, complete with cake, balloon and party hat! I used that crazy chicken with the mad hair on my card today, featuring both the old one from the 'Hey Chick' set and the one with the birthday cake from the 'Hey Birthday Chick' set. 

Chick and Birthday Chick Dies Exclusive - Not only are there the two chick stamps available, they are also available as part of exclusive bundles that will be available until 30 June. In addition to some great standalone dies, such as a fence, hen house, eggs, corn and a trellis, to name but a few, there are also dies to make cutting out any of the chicken shapes with ease. I used them to cut out one of my chickens to add a little dimension to my pair:


I am doing very well at meeting the CAS brief this week even if I say so myself, although I did take a small liberty with the sketch since my shapes are not identical. They would have been, but the temptation of the cupcake proved too much for chicken number one!!

Playing With Patterns - The colours for the rainbow colouring on my card today comes from the Playing With Patterns designer paper (Blends colours detailed below). Those subtle stripes were just enough to add interest to the base of my card. 

My rainbow stripes and funky rainbow-feathered chicks are perfect for the colour theme of 'rainbow colours' over at Just Us Girls this week and I'm also playing along with my gal pals over at TicTacToe where Team O are in charge this week and I went down the first column of Jeanne's board with Cute Critter/Celebrate/Coloured. 

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


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; the sun is shining here so since one of the James Juniors is officially on a Games lesson this afternoon, it looks like I am going to have company for a nice long walk. Following yesterday's announcement, we are officially on a two-week countdown to a return to school, so I think I need to make the most of it! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/23/2021 1:40:21 PM #

Oh I do love the crazy rainbow hair you've given your chickens Joanne and the hint of striped paper behind your card panel coordinates perfectly. I love the idea that the hens were standing nicely behind the cupcake for their photo and then one of them just loses will power. I do sympathise! You will miss your James Juniors when they return to school I expect. What a tough year our young ones have had. Vicky x

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/23/2021 3:09:17 PM #

What a fun sketch!  What a cute little duo of chickens too..who wouldn't love chickens with a cupcake?  FUN!!!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/23/2021 9:43:13 PM #

That card did make me smile!

NancyUnited States
2/24/2021 2:02:43 PM #

Such a fun card Joanne!  Love the way you embraced our rainbow colors at Just Us Girls with rainbow chickens and background! This card really made me smile this morning.  Thanks for playing. Take care!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
2/25/2021 2:48:39 AM #

Your card definitely made me chuckle, Joanne! Those chickens are so darn cute with their rainbow feathers and they make a fun take on the CC&S sketch. Naughty chicken for not behaving LOL!  Enjoy the remaining time with the juniors at home,  I hope they do well working through the transition.

Take care!



JeanneUnited States
2/25/2021 7:13:15 AM #

I love the colorful chicks!  They are so festive - great job combining the challenges!

2/25/2021 11:27:35 AM #

So wonderful! Love these funny chickens!


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
2/25/2021 6:24:11 PM #

Your card made me smile!  I love their multi-colored feather heads!  Hope all is well with you and yours...hugs, Annie

JuliePUnited States
2/26/2021 2:16:04 AM #

I adore your colorful chickens!!!!  So, so cute and perfect with your background paper.

jaydeeUnited States
2/26/2021 3:21:59 PM #

Oh... man... I've been avoiding getting the updated version of this set (I still have the old one in my stash!) looking at this, I might just have to break down and invest.....  I love the DSP and the colors - fabulous card, Joanne.  Thanks for making me smile!

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