A French Hen, Two Happy Bears And A Rainbow Village

Hello … bonjour!  I’m finishing the weekend with a trio of cards that are bright, colourful, happy and fun … here’s the first …

A little French hen from Essentials by Ellen, who came to roost at my house after a long trip across the pond (thanks Michele!) … coloured with Promarkers … perched on a rainbow backed Studio Calico die cut with a Waltzingmouse stamped sentiment … and carrying a trio of W&W shimmery balloons.

She’s off to play at …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Make Your Mark

CASology – Balloon … congratulations to Melissa and the past/present DT on five fantastic years!  Haven’t had chance to do the wonderful blog hop (sorry!), but am linking up anyway!

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights – Mood Board … inspired by the summery stripes/dots/colours

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Please note that all the badges are added at the bottom of this post.

Next up …

A couple of cute Essentials by Ellen bears (thanks, Judith!) … coloured with Promarkers …  clutching a Lawn Fawn die cut (again thanks, Judith!) over a white embossed SSS sentiment.  They’re set against a W&W confetti background, also coloured in with Promarkers.  These guys are heading to …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Make Your Mark

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights – Mood Board … background inspired by the dotty cups.

Seize The Birthday – No Topping

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Think I was channelling my inner Laura Bassen on this last card …

A sponged rainbow sky, spritzed with shimmer spray … topped with a crisp white village die cut (don’t know the make, it came from my Lake House stash) … stamped repeatedly along the edge with a Clearly Besotted sentiment.  I’m joining in at …

AAA Cards – Rainbow … hope this is CAS enough ladies, if not, please disregard!

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

SSS Work it Wednesday – Add Some Sparkle

I’ll be back on Thursday with a fresh Time Out challenge … it’s a cool one!  In the meantime, have a wonderful week!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂





49 thoughts on “A French Hen, Two Happy Bears And A Rainbow Village

  1. Michele F

    Anita, I’m so happy to see that darling French Hen – that’s a long flight for a chicken, you know? She couldn’t look sweeter, or happier holding those jolly little balloons! A trio of delight, mon amie!!

  2. Christine Smith

    Each one of these is fabulous! I love the little French hen with his little beret and balloons, the Bears look so sweet holding the ‘happy’ with the cool coloured confetti behind and your rainbow shimmery sky with the crisp die cut on the third is stunning! xxx

  3. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow, look at these fabulous cards Anita!!! I love each one, they are so fun and so cheerful and so happy feeling! Who doesn’t love happy feeling?!!!

  4. born57

    So many beautiful and bright cards Anita! Loving that sweet French hen so much! The brightly colored confetti is as happy as can be! The beautifully colored rainbow over the sweet town is simply beautiful and so well done! Hugs and thanks so much for the Happy Mail!

  5. Tracie Pond Designs

    Such a lovely combination of bright white and rainbow. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  6. Lisa Elton

    These are all just as cute as they can be Anita! I knew I recognized Michele’s beret wearing chicken! I love the colorful polka dots behind the darling bears. And your rainbow card is full of fun. Marvelous works as always!

  7. Judith

    I’m just going to say Wow, Wow and Wow again. They are all glorious. Though I love the bears…my favourite has to be that little chickie. x

  8. Elaine

    An amazing beautiful collection of cards, so clean and colourful. The ink blended rainbow is flawless. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  9. Hannelie Bester

    Wow, wow wow! Yes 3 wows for 3 cards my friend! You are just an awesome card maker/ designer! Love them all and yes for that sweet French hen in the CASology gallery!
    Thanks for hopping along and adding this beautiful card to the gallery!

  10. Jane

    All three cards are gorgeous, but the third with those rainbow rays is just so eye catching. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  11. sherriegoodtrip

    Three fabulous cards Anita but your balloon card is supercute! Love the white sentiment and textured background. So glad you could join us for the CASology anniversary challenge!

  12. Gerrina

    Love the colourful cards! The rainbow and houses is such a great way to use that die, the bears are so sweet and thecombination of the hen and balloons is such a clever beauty! Hope you have a fun and sunny week!

  13. donidoodle

    Your card caught my eye in the Essentials by Ellen Pin Sights gallery.
    I love that you used two bears holding the happy sign and the way you added the glasses to make them a him and a her! I just bought that stamp, so thanks for the ideas.
    I would love for you to visit my blog at limegreengiggles.com

  14. Jeanne

    A trio of delight is what we have here. Thanks in part to some wonderful friends, it sounds like. What a lovely post. Full of wonderful cards and the love of friends. Makes my heart happy to see and hear about it. You did a marvelous job on these cards. Smiles!

  15. Geri G

    A delightful trio of fabulous creations! Your first card is so dang cute – love the soft colors of your flawlessly blended balloons! 2nd card is so flippin’ cute – totally made my heart smile. Love their expression! Third card is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The inked rainbow looks so cool with the water droplet ‘splatter’. A tremendous trio of yumminess!

    Another blistering hot day here today! We are babysitting Ruuk for a couple of weeks….he does NOT like the heat. Neither do I!

  16. swanlady21

    Your chickie with balloons is just so cute – and perfectly CAS! So happy you could join in the 5th Anniversary celebration at CASology.

  17. Rosemary D

    wow!! what an amazing set of cards, anita!! each card is so different, but showcase your clean and simple style to perfection!

  18. quilterlin

    What a beautiful array, Anita; I couldn’t choose a favorite ! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  19. conil

    Saint Vache!!!!! (I’m sure that’s wrong.) Surprise, surprise…triplets! What a bevy of beauty. Each card is a little masterpiece. That French Hen is just perfect perched on you rainbow of stripes…and those masked balloons (swoon). Following that up with your charming bears delights me. Love the colored confetti background and the beautifully stamped sentiment. Then you totally knock me for a loop with that amazing rainbow. Laura Bassen hasn’t got anything on you…this is perfect backdrop for the diecut. You’ve been a busy girl. I’m complete gaga over every card. Hugs across the wide sea…Coni

  20. Judy1223

    Anita! Three amazing cards, and that signature paper of yours always pulls at my heart strings! That chicken is fabulous…the whole layout of your CAS card is amazing! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CASology and for your faithful participation over the years!

  21. Joyce M.

    Your cards are all fantastic and amazing. I am always so inspired when I come by for a visit. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  22. susannev2014

    Your trio of card is sensational! Don’t know which one I like more: the charming French hen, those adorable bears with the colorful dots or that spectacular rainbow sky behind the white landscape! I hope you had as much fun creating them as I have admiring them!

  23. Sharron Gregory

    These are all so fantastic, Anita! Love that each has a bit of rainbow goodness. The little French hen is such a fun image and the Ellen Hutson bear is one of my favorites. And your rainbow sky makes that neighborhood so full of happiness!

  24. Tracey McNeely

    Anita your French hen looks fabulous after her trip across the pond! love those polka dots with the bears and you definitely channeled your inner Laura Bassen with that fantastic rainbow new hone card!

  25. lorraine

    Gorgeous set of cards Anita 🙂 all of them are absolutely stunning!! LOVE the little hen, she is adorable and the bears, super cute and I love the rainbow rays,,, Love Love Love 🙂

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  26. BarbGhig

    Three really fabulous creations, Anita! Your little hen is adorable and I love how your bears are holding on to the Happy B-Day sign…so fun! Also, I am certain that Laura Bassen would be proud to see that she has inspired you to create a rainbow/sunshine theme on your last card! You nailed it on all of these challenges, too! Have a wonderful week ~ Hugs, Barb xo

  27. Darnell J Knauss

    Can anyone spell W-I-N-N-E-R-S??? You nailed it saying these are all bright, colorful, happy, and fun, Anita! I couldn’t have said it better! I can tell that you were in a jovial lighthearted mood when you were creating these gems and that feeling will be passed right along in the envelope to the recipients! Love them!! LYAMYMAAHTTTYS!! Hugs, Darnell

  28. Sandy M

    What fun cards, Anita! I love the assorted critters and the rainbow theme. Love how those chubby bears are holding the Happy sentiment, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

  29. Bobby

    What a trio of bright, colorful and fun cards, Anita. A french hen is perfect for you and so cute with the balloons. I love the bears. You must have drawn on those glasses and they look so studious.

  30. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    So much fun , that hen with it’s beret! And that colorful dotty background – again fun and playful! As well as perfectly CAS! Laura Bassen doesn’t own rainbow sponging…love those wate splats on it!

  31. Claire A

    Three perfect rainbow cards but the last one is definitely my favourite…it’s a winner for sure! How many attempts did it take to get that rainbow so perfect?!

  32. Jenny M

    Three top creations Anita…. those bears though are just such fun holding the greeting! Love the rainbow sky for a new home card, great design 🙂 x

  33. cmaynecarol

    Thousands of apologies for my late visits; it’s been one incredibly busy summer….and no signs of letting up for a little bit. Having fun, with occasional bout of frazzle; something I know you understand perfectly *grin* Your hen and bears are too adorable, but the show-stopper for me is your gorgeous “new home” card that is prominently displayed in MY new home! LOVE it…and YOU for having sent it my way! Thank you, dear friend!
    Hugs and love,


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