08 April, 2022

Animal antics

I don't feel like saying anything today - the war keeps leaving me speechless, and the atrocities that are being revealed day by day can't be put into words either. While the news reveal war crimes day after day, who dares to imagine the situation in places that are cut off from the outside world and can't be featured in the headlines? Why do people slaughter their own kind, not knowing right from wrong, or - even worse - knowing exactly what they're doing? How can a nation be brainwashed enough to go along with it, producing lie after lie to justify barbarisms that can never be justified, let alone forgiven? I don't understand any of what's happening, I'm going from a little hope to absolute horror as the headlines come and go, and it makes me physically sick.

My card for the current challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog goes as follows: a pile of funny chicks, coloured with colouring pencils. I picked a CAS design and expanded the motif by creating a bit of a blurry background. It looks a bit weird on the photo, as if it wasn't blended well. I like to believe it's better in reality but I'm not entirely happy with it and might try to work on it some more. Placed motif on a paper with a subtile yellow text pattern, placed everything onto a while cardbase. Added a "Happy birthday" sticker since I had it at hands, and thats that. 
"Animal antics" is the theme this fortnight, and I hope I managed to create a fun animal scenery.

gem of a challenge: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: any real animal
basteltraum: spring
crafty catz: ATG
creative inspirations: hoppy Easter/animals
creative moments: ATG with optional twist "for a special lady" (the card will probably be the birthday card for one of my sisters. The chickens are an inside joke since we refer to each other as "chicken" rather than by name. I'm not sure how it started but we really got used to it through the years, so much that we will even specify "big chicken", "small chicken" and "middle chicken" when we're together to make sure who is who.)
everybody art: chicken/duck/rabbit
fabnfunky: masculine
kreativtanten: animals and Easter
modsquad: ATG
morgans artworld: ATG
moving along with the times: baby animals
path of positivity: celebrate something special about pets/animals (I can't really come up with anything deep or creative at the moment, other than the fact that I'll always celebrate animals for behaving better than humans, not causing harm without reason, and being able to show a variety of emotions including empathy)
traumfabrik: big, bad fox and other tales


  1. Absolutely adorably cute cute card and image, made me smile as soon as I saw it. I too am grief stricken about the horrors of what is going on in Ukraine , it makes me sick! Thank you so much for making me smile today with your sweet card and for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
    {Double D}
    Don't forget we have a year round Halloween challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween, giving you a chance to make Halloween cards year round, and with 50 or more players we have a prize to give away!
    {Two Old Bats}

  2. Such a whimsical card! Yes, animals are such an entertaining part of our lives bringing smiles and laughter while showing empathy and care! Amazing little souls! Thanks so much for sharing those thoughts and your delightful card with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely CAS card at Crafty Catz this week, that pile of cute chicks would make anyone smile!

  4. OMG what a fun image! CUTE CUTE CUTE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Easter’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

    P.S. Your awesome creation would also fit perfectly in our SPRING themed challenge over on our FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE. We’d love to have you come share & inspire!

  5. Such a fun CAS card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. I do love these cute chicks, Veronika - they really look like they're having fun xx

  7. Such a fun CAS design with these cute chicks, so perfect for a birthday card! Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

  8. Your chicken are so funny and I like the CAS-Design!! Glad you joined us at the Dream Factory. Gundi

  9. Beautiful CAS card! Love those chicks!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  10. Beautiful cute card. Thank you for joining us Through the Craft Room Door this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. This is such a funny card. I love the funny chicks parade. It´s so awesome. I think the CAS design is really great to present this fantastic "tower".
    Thanks a lot for your entering at EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

  12. Your beginning commentary certainly did tug at my heart. I so agree with you, there are no words to understand how humans can do these things to other humans. Your card brought a smile to my face, thank you for sharing. Lots of fabulous work here, thanks so much for playing along with us for the last time over at the Mod Squad. I am very sad that we are retiring, it has been a great ride. Hope to see you around the web!!
    Judy~ MSC Designer

  13. This is such a funny creation - I love it!

    Thanks for playing along with my baby animal theme over at MAWTT, and also for sharing this for our theme at Creative Moments - love the backstory :)

    Hugz Tinz

  14. Adorable! Love the stacked chick images. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's Anything Goes with a Rain Twist Challenge.

  15. Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing with bus at Creative Moments.

  16. Such a delightful image! These cuties were just made for a CAS design! Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  17. A great fun card, thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

  18. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  19. Very cool project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  20. So lovely your chicken! Thanks for joining at EAC! Christin

  21. This is super fun, love it!!
    So glad you have posted this to us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  22. Your heartfelt words echo in my own sadness of all that's going on in this world. I'm glad you have bright moments of joy and love to share. Your card is very sweet and made me smile. So glad you linked up to Double D Challenges. Best of luck to you.

  23. thanks for sharing your lovely card with our 'baby animals' challenge over at Moving Along With The Times Challenge Blog... good luck and hope you can join us next time too.
    Diane Louise [DT Leader] x

  24. Very cute, great CAS card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Key it simple" challenge

  25. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "include an Animal" challenge.

  26. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  27. Great CAS card Cheiro. Those chicks are certainly finely balanced. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Something Special about your Pets or Animals in General Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  28. Čudovita pomladna voščilnica. Hvala, da si se pridružila našemu izzivu v Veseli hiški. Valerija DT

  29. Nasmejala si me s svojo igrivo voščilnico :)
    Hvala, ker si z njo okrasila Veselo hiško, Majda DT

  30. Tile igrivi piščančki ti res polepšajo dan, če te pričakajo v nabirlniku. Lepo, da si nas obiskla v Veseli hiški. pozdrav Janja DT