Monday, 29 March 2010

Egg-cellent idea (sorry)

With all the wedding preparations, Easter has almost passed me by. So I thought I’d make some extra little favours for the children at the wedding. There were going to be six of them... but another one popped out at the weekend, so I now have to find an egg-sized gift for someone who cannot yet eat solids.

I love this little chick - but I'm a bit obsessed with birdlife at the mo, having become totally hooked on a live webcam in an barn owl's nest box in California. Her name is Molly and she currently has four owlets, with another one expected to hatch any time now. Don't watch if you don't like seeing rodents being dismembered... or if you want to get anything done around the house. Otherwise, click here. It's best in the evening (UK) as then it's daylight over there and full colour for us.

So, back to this punched chick - I saw a similar one out there in Blogland but unfortunately cannot remember who created it. If it was you – or if you know – please leave a comment and I’ll edit to give credit where it’s due. It was fun to make... and I’m coming round to the idea of a “Mum and me punch-up” in the summer, which sounds more violent than I hope it will be. It would involve creating fun animals from punches – who’s up for that? Leave me a comment or send me an email please.

ETA: It was Carol - thanks for spotting it, Carol.

So this chick... all you need is an oval punch and a circle punch. I made the beak from one of the flowers from Boho Blossoms but you could cut it freehand. And the flower is, of course, from Boho Blossoms but is an optional extra.

I stamped the egg with the speckles from Bird on a Branch, available from Thursday in the new Mini. And the pouch is the same one as this.

Stamps: Bird on a Branch
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Barely Banana textured and smooth (no special reason – just scraps), Very Vanilla
Paper: Patterns – Perfect Plum
Ink: Pale Plum
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Journaller, Boho Blossoms punch, large oval punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, large tag punch

All products by Stampin' Up! ®


  1. Your projects are fab. Thanks for the web cam link its Owltastic. x

  2. That is super cute - the children will love it and I'm sure the new Mum will eat the baby's egg :)

  3. Thanks for the link to the owl cam Helen....isn't it brilliant! I have a huge cross stitch that i did of a Barn Owl back in 2000, took forever all the similar colours!!! Anyway, i digress! love your little pouch and i think you may have seen that little chick on my blog...have a look and see if it was me :)

    Carol xx

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  5. Hi Helen, count me in for the punch up! Ever since seeing the punched animals at the event I'm obsessed with them! I've done a chick and a penguin to date!

  6. Totally darling!

    You have some terrific stuff here on your blog this week.


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