Monday, August 1, 2016

Knitting Chicken Christmas Card

So, today I pulled out my Christmas cards.  As a knitter, the chicken knitting a Christmas stocking by Penny Black is one of my favorites.  Here's the card I made using her, and a few other PB stamps......

As I mentioned, the chicken is Penny Black (Christmas Knit 3285J).  I used Polychromos colored pencils to color her.  I wanted to make this a one layer card, so I needed more than just the chicken, so I drew the doodle border with my .01 micron pen.  From the top of the border, I drew lines to 'hang' the stars and ornaments, also PB from Mimi's Christmas 30-061.  I stamped the verse, PB ...a merry Xmas 2764F, then brushed some distress ink inside the border, and penciled a floor.  Then I colored the ornaments and stars, and the border, and finally added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer glitter to the ornaments and the fur on the Santa hat.

It's a simple card today, but I had fun with it.  I am adding my card to these challenges:

The Daily Marker - 30 Day Color Challenge Day 28!!
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - One Layer Card
Penny Black At Allsorts  - Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon - Christmas In July

Two more days to go with the 30 day color challenge.  Then I can go back to posting a couple of times a week.  Every day is a bit difficult to do, but I was determined to complete the challenge!

Thanks for visiting.  Hope my Christmas card makes you feel cooler!




  1. Love this. Thanks for listing the stock numbers. I feel a purchase coming on!

  2. Lynda, your card is so adorable! Love that knittin chicken! I'm a knitter too! Thank you for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  3. Aaaah so cute and i love how you have made the hanging lines for the baubles and stars, thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

  4. What a fun card! Adorable image and love your coloring!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

  5. haha, cute! the doodled border and ornaments are the perfect addition to this fun holiday card! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  6. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Another wonderful card, love the chicken.

  8. Love this card Lynda! Had a great time yesterday can't wait to do it again.

  9. Love this - PB chickens are my favourite!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  10. Hi Lynda
    Fantastic that stamp... Stunning
    Hugs Sylvie PBDT x


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