Wanna play Chicken and Fox? A vintage style card which teaches you how to play!

Yes .. it really does!  More about that in a minute.

I wanted to make a vintage style card which was more simple in design, and going through my folder of images I came across this beautiful, old fashioned styled, children at play, and instantly knew this was ‘the’ one!   I chose a 6×6″ white cardstock onto which I layered some Damask type printed card in a pale pinky beige colour.  I tore around the edges of the ‘Damask’ card and then curled and distressed it with a little Cocoa ink and a colour duster.  I then added two small paper doilies and distressed them just a little using what was remaining of the Cocoa ink on the colour duster,  just to take the doilies from stark white, to something softer in colour.

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I then chose a piece of plaid cardstock on which to mount the image of the children playing a game of Chicken and Fox – but before adhering the image I added a length of crocheted cotton lace in a pale pink, about two-thirds of the way down the plaid card.  Using foam tape, I then fixed the image to the plaid card, and then again using foam tape, I fixed everything to the damask style card.  Everything was now in place and all I had to do was add a little ‘fun stuff’.

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I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to pop onto this card…  CHICKENS!   Little Cobs (5-year-old Grandson) has a bucket of little animals – horses, cows, ducks, chickens, etc – in his bedroom (here in our cottage), and I thought that he had so many of these that he really wouldn’t miss a chicken and a chick, so went rifling through his animals and found the very things.  One lovely reddy brown chicken, and one fabulously funny, little yellow chick.  I fixed them to the card, down towards the bottom.

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I added some ‘bulrushes’ to the left hand side of the image (which I’ve had in my stash for such a long time that I can’t even remember buying them!), and some sage green flowers – made out of handmade paper.  I used teeny buttons for the centres of the flowers in a very pale green.  Then picking up the red in the image I added tiny wee red buttons on the plaid card, and then finished everything off with a vintage green bow to the middle of the opening edge of the card.

And that, as the say, is all there is to it.

BUT … I promised you a little more detail of the Fox and Chicken game….  The rhyme which accompanies the game appears on the front of the card …

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COME MASTER FOX AND TRY YOUR BEST, MY PRETTY CHICKS, TO CATCH.  I DO NOT MEAN TO LET THEM GO, FOR I SHALL BE YOUR MATCH.

I’d never heard of this game, but apparently it really is a game which was played by children around the 1930’s onwards.  The image actually came with the details of how to play …

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…  which I fixed to the back of the card, so that whoever this card ended up with could play the game themselves, with their own children or Grandchildren!

I have to admit that I really love this fun,quirky little card.  It has so much good, old fashioned fun and lots of warmth and love,   and you could send this to an adult or to a child.

Well now …  changing the subject… 

Can you believe that it’s Thursday already?  This week seems to have started a couple of hours ago and it’s racing towards the end of it already!  How does that happen?  What happens to ‘Time’ as you get older?  It goes so fast!   What say you?

Wishing you a peace filled Thursday, without any gremlins getting into it and making mischief!

Sending squidges from me in my corner,  to you in yours.  Have a blessed day my friends ~

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37 thoughts on “Wanna play Chicken and Fox? A vintage style card which teaches you how to play!

  1. Lovely card and I do enjoy the vintage children, brings back some memories, especially old valentine cards from elementary school. 🙂 Oh those were the days. Thanks for sharing that one.

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    • Hello Soozy.
      Thank you. I’m so glad you like it.
      And … I totally agree with you – it r
      eminds me of being back in school. The cards of the day back then had that same vintage look!
      Isn’t that funny! I felt as if I’d seen a card like this somewhere, but couldn’t think of anything I’d seen, anywhere. And now you’ve said it, yes …. it goes all the way back to my childhood!

      Thanks for the comment Soozy. Hope you’re keeping well. ~ Cobs.x

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  2. WOW!!! This might be my favorite….till the next card. You just tell your grandson that his sacrifice (the hen and chick) was worth it. I like everything about this card. It makes me want to be a kid again.
    Mrs. Cobs…..you are a card master! You tell that Mr. Cobs that he should let you have anything you want for that craft room…..

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  3. A fun card with lots of lovely detail. I hope your Grandson doesn’t notice the missing chick and chicken! Time is going far too quickly; my kids are growing too fast and I’m not too far off another birthday. I wish everything would just SLOW DOWN!!! Hxx

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  4. A beautiful card. It brings my thoughts to a childhood. I love vintage images. ❤
    Time? Yes, it is flying so fast. Maybe because we are losing ourselves in too many, little, not important things…

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    • Hello Anna, lovely to meet you!
      Thank you for your comment. Thrilled you like the card.

      Time flying .. I think you could be right. We do lose ourselves in too many minor, trifling things. And just like you say – this could be the reason why time flies away from us.

      Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving such a great comment!
      Happy Thursday! ~ Cobs.
      🙂

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    • Aw so happy that you like this one. That chicken and chick were exactly what was needed to take this card into the realm of ‘all for fun’. Before that, it was a nice card and I would have bought it if I saw it for sale. But with the addition of those teeny birds, I would have beaten and elbowed my way into the fray to buy it! LOL
      Squidges coming your way ~ Cobs. x

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  5. You really do have a ‘way’ with vintage styled cards each one is sooo special 🙂 I’m Little Cobs will agree with your use of his hen & chick as it will give pleasure to a whole new batch of grandchildren

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  6. I loved the card, Mrs. C but could not understand how you transported the lovely picture onto the card material ?
    If you could provide step by step photo graphs, they would be so good for us to see.
    Also do you have a youtube channel ?
    Susie

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