Monday, February 12, 2018

WEEK 2 - ATC Birthday Party ... "AND THE CHICKENS."

This is not my cat....but, yes, I have seen a cat napping on eggs in my hen house before! 


Don't forget about my ATC Birthday Party 
with weekly ATC challenges!

Be sure to enter my Blog Badge giveaway HERE!!!
WEEK 1 Theme - "All Those Cats!!"  Enter HERE
You are here ---> WEEK 2 Theme - "And The Chickens."
The giveaways and challenges end March 3, 2018
so you still have lots of time!!

Hi, Friends....... 

Welcome to Week 2 of my ATC Birthday Party!!! Thank you so much to all of you who have already entered Artist Trading Cards in my Week 1 challenge. Your entries have wowed me with their creativity and kitty-sweetness!!! Remember that each Monday in February I'll be announcing a new theme that pertains to me or something I love, but you can still play in the previous challenges, too!! All the challenges and giveaways close on Mar. 3, 2018.

The ATC challenge theme for week 2 is

"And The Chickens."

I don't talk about my chickens as much as I do about my cats, but I have a very small backyard flock of one rooster and four hens. They are the baddest, naughtiest chickens in the world and I love them very much. lol....

My little flock (starting in the middle back and circling to the left): Frederick (my rooster), Black Araucana, Rosie, Golde, and Speckle.  They are very exasperating sometimes!!  But they are also funny and they turn bugs into eggs.   So I love them.  :)

I made a couple of chicken ATCs to share with you.

I don't very often see something at a small display of stamping supplies in a store and decide to buy one on a whim....but I fell in love with this rooster silhouette stamp at our local drug store and had to buy it.

I think he goes well with the fun sentiment from The Ink Road. My backgrounds are from my stack of watercolor marker refill sheets. :)

My second ATC is a simple one made from a Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime cutapart. I die cut a tag shape from just the chicky part of the piece. The Hope sentiment is from A Creative Journey with Melissa - Awareness Ribbon Set #1.

I sponged Distress ink over my embossed (Darice - Dandelion) background for a gardeny look. 

This reminds me of my naughty chickens who often lay their eggs in secret nests they make in the weeds and grass around our place.  Sometimes it is weeks before we find the eggs!  Ugh...

I TOLD you my chickens were bad!!! it is your turn to make a chicken-themed ATC. :) I strongly prefer realistic looking chicken images for this challenge, but all styles are acceptable. Also....please have an actual CHICKEN (rooster, hen, and/or chick) image on your entry.....NOT just an egg!!

Not sure what an ATC is???? Have questions about the Rules and Guidelines for my ATC Challenges? The answers to all those questions may be found on THIS POST

Thank you so much for all the fabulous ATCs you have made so far. Remember that there will be a prize randomly awarded to one participant in each of the four weekly challenges plus one for the blog badge giveaway....5 prizes total. So be sure to post my ATC BD blog badge in your sidebar and participate in each of the weekly ATC theme challenges for the best chance of being drawn. You have until March 3, 2018.

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my ATCs.  I am still a beginner at these.  Tell me what you think of my chicken ones today. I am looking forward to seeing yours!!!  Have a great week!!!



  1. Very cool ATCs. I love chickens. I actually breed English Light Sussex here in Greece although I am down to just 3 and a rooster at present. :-( Many of my Greek friends bought some from me as they love the breed :-D

  2. Chickens!! Of course. My birds are unhappy today since the ground is the wrong colour this morning. What is this white stuff anyway??!!?? That is a lovely rooster stamp. Love the second one. Embossing, tag, bow wow. Lots of interest on that little canvas. Hugz

  3. So excited to see this week's theme because, in addition to having quite a collection of cat stamps, I have a lot of chickens too! (stamps that is, no real chickens...naughty or otherwise). Off to rummage through my supplies and get into some ATC trouble!

  4. Well I wasn't kidding when I said the chicken theme got me excited because I actually whipped up two different ATCs this afternoon. If you want to be exact, I made THREE ATCs because I made an extra one to send to you! I know I have more chicken stamps around here so who knows what else may pop up this week.

  5. Hmmmmm - I missed the cats & I made four ATC's LOL ah well, I'll send them to you :) Chickens?? I'll have to check my stash :) Happy Valentines Day my friend :)

  6. Chickens, well okay now! I guess I won't be mailing out your package just yet! I'd like to have a go at this one too! When you said challenge, you meant challenge! I'll see what I can come up with! Your ATC's are gorgeous! I really love the first one - the embossing looks amazing and I love the cute sentiment! The second one is cute too - love the image!

  7. oh those are so cute chickens!
    I want to have few but my hubby dont want :D
    your ATC cards are so great!
    love them!
    will try to make some ATC!

  8. We lost most of our chickens last year--we call it the Great Labor Day Massacre--a mink got into the coop. Luckily we had 3 baby chicks we had hatched and they were in the garage. Two of them turned out to be hens and just started laying so we are happy again to have our own eggs.

  9. I live in the city so no chickens for me- but I would love it if I could! Great ATC's Janis! And a fun theme! Hugs.Tee

  10. Love that bugs turn into eggs! And your chicken atcs are fab, epecially love the cute second one. Apologiies for my chickens being non-realistic, but that's all I had in my stash.


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