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Apr 1, 2023

Chick to Chick

Hello everyone and happy April Fools Day! Hopefully April starts with some sunshine in your corner of the world. We're expecting rain, snow and wind today and chilly weather in the next few days. Yesterday it was a bit over 70 degrees F (above 20 degrees C) then we had some storms move through the area which brought the cold weather. Typical April weather!! 

A new month means it's time for another challenge at the Four Seasons challenge blog and we want to see all your new spring themed cards and crafts! As always there is a fabulous optional mood board too if you need a starting point.

I can't believe Easter is just about a week away!! I haven't made many Easter cards this year but I was inspired by the cute chick on our mood board so I got out my Chick to Chick stamp set from Penny Black. 

I stamped on  Neenah 80lb card stock and colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils then used a circle Nestabilities die to cut it out and layered onto a scalloped circle die cut which I inked with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. 

Green patterned paper is from my stash. On the white background I used a Lavinia Stencil with the same yellow ink. The sentiment is an oldie wood mounted stamp also by Penny Black. I embellished with a butterfly die cut (Penny Black die Soaring), sticky pearls and green jute twine.

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I'd like to share with these challenges:

Tic Tac Toe Challenge It won't let me copy and paste the tic tac toe logo into my post but I am using the diagonal line from right to left (die cuts/free/circles)
Penny Black Saturday - use PB Stamps
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Fab n Funky - Lots of Layers
Paper Shelter - For a child
Simon Says Stamp - AG
Double D - Easter
Paper Minutes - Easter
Cutie Pie Challenge - Beginning with B (Birds, Bow, Butterfly)
Use Your Stuff - Animals/Birds
Cut It Up - add embellishments
My Time to Craft  - Springtime
Pattie's Creations - AG

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These below are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:

A Gem of a Challenge unlimited entries
A Perfect Time To Craft unlimited entries
Classic Design  Challenge unlimited entries
DL.Art Linky Challenge unlimited entries/ once per day
LeAnn’s World 101 unlimited entries
We Love 2 Create (creative/mixed media) unlimited entries
A Place To Start 8 entries max
613 Avenue Create 8 entries max
Path of Positivity 7 entries max
The Paper Funday 6 entries max
Word Art Wednesdays 5 entries max
The Corrosive Challenges 4 entries max 
Through The Craft Room Door 4 entries max
Crafty Catz 3 entries max
Creative Fingers 3 entries max
Ally's Angels 3 entries max  
Arty Divas 3 entries max
Crafts Galore Encore 3 entries max
Creatalicious Challenges 3 entries max
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (my own challenge) 3 entries max  
Let's Craft & Create Challenge 3 entries max 
QKR Stampede 3 entries max
The Creative Crafters 3 entries max
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 3 entries max
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3 entries max
Taylor Made Cards 4 U 3 entries max


  1. What a gorgeous card Ellie - love your pencil colouring, and that is a sweet image!

  2. That's a real mixture of weather Ellie, we're getting most of that except the improved heat, not been about 11/12 here and so hoping it warms up a bit for Easter.

    Loving the fresh colours of your pretty Easter card, such a sweet card.

    B x

  3. Chick-to-Chick ... ha ha too cute! Your card is just adorable! Perfect coloring and love your design ... really makes these little chickies pop! Awesome DT project and thanks for also sharing it with us over on our DD challenge. Good Luck!

  4. So cute! We got hit with a snowstorm last night :(. It always seems spring will never come to Wisconsin.

  5. Anonymous09:23

    Adorable Ellie .. your stamp is so cute, I’ve never seen that PB stamp before. Fabulous colouring and layout too
    Pauline xx

  6. This is just so cute!

  7. Such cute chicks, fabulous colouring and lovely design in the fresh and pretty spring colours. Thank you for joining in at Fab'n' Funky.

  8. Wow, was für eine süße Karte. Die gefällt mir sehr gut. Danke, dass du sie bei Paperminutes zeigst.

    LG Christina

  9. Super cute chicks and I love the pretty spring colours x

  10. That card is so adorable! I was struggling to make Easter cards this morning and realized that I just don't have many (any!) good Easter stamps so I added that set you linked right into my cart. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. This is such a cute card, Ellie. I love the stamp you used. I don't think I own any Penny Black stamps. I'll have to check out their store. Super cute.

  12. This is so adorable!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART APRIL 2023 LINKY CHALLENGE.
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  13. What a darling card! You can never go wrong with Penny Black products. Well done!!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

  14. Gorgeous Easter chick card, Ellie. Beautiful layering in lovely fresh springtime colours and an adorable image. Thank you for sharing your card at The Path of Positivity this month. x

  15. So adorable and perfect card for the MoodBoard challenge at Path of Positivity! This little trio of chicks with the bright spring colors is delightful! Thanks for sharing with us! ~Katrina

  16. Nothing foolish about this creation! Super sweet and adorable Easter card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Easter Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

  17. Wonderful card design and your little chicks are adoable. Thank you for joining our Cut it Up Add Embellishments challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  18. Ellie: Your Easter card with chicks and eggs is super cute and very new spring grass colored with that yellow-green. Thanks for sharing at MTTC! --Becca

  19. A beautiful card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  20. Adorable. The butterfly is a fabulous addition to this lovely Easter card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

  21. What a cute card!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Art Impressions Easter Wishes Challenge!

  22. Adorably cute cute little Easter chicks and eggs, such pretty Spring colors!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    {Stencil Fun}

  23. 💛🐣💛this!! I saw this at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and came by for a closer look. I host a new challenge, Park Hopping My Happy Place Challenge. It is anything goes inspired by a theme park. Your cute chick reminds me of the Egg-spress Ride at Pleasurewood Hills Park, Suffolk, UK. I’d love you to share this on Park Hopping My Happy Place. I hope you'll join the fun! Have a creative weekend. Join at Cheers, Makira

  24. This is soooooo cute I love the colour theme and those chicks are super super cute.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge this wee, we hope you will join us again.
    Happy Crafting
    Bridget CCDT

  25. Heel mooie kaart, bedankt om meet e doen bij CRAFT, groetjes Darline

  26. So cute, love your chick card, it screams Spring!

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Embellishment Challenge.


  27. A really sweet card - love your layout.

    Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x

  28. Super adorable card! I love the little chicks!
    Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

  29. Oh my goodness I love that little chick bottom. So cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff

  30. A super sweet card. Lovely, bright papers and a delightful image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  31. So cute - lovely Spring-like colours too!
    Helen x


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