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Dec 2, 2021

November Cardchain Challenge - Reveal Day

Hello and welcome!

As some of you know, in October I discovered a new kind of a challenge, the card chain challenge which is sort of a world wide card exchange and I had so much fun the playing along the first time, I decided to join in for November as well. And today is reveal day where we find out who sent what to whom :)

We were given several challenge options to choose from - Colors, a sketch, theme options of snowflakes, friendship or polar animals and technique options.

This time I chose the theme options of polar animals and snowflakes.

This month my card went to Lia in the Netherlands. And this is what I made:

I've had this Penny Black stamp set (Spread Cheer, also on Amazon) since its release a few years ago, but this was my first time using the penguins. 

I started out by flicking masking fluid onto the card. When this was dry, I used a handmade paper mask to ink up the sky and hills using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then carefully rubbed off the dry masking fluid using a paper towel. 

There are two penguins in the set, one slightly taller than the other one. I stamped a total of 5 penguins to create the scene using Versafine Onyx ink. The branch is also from the same set as is the sentiment "Spread Cheer" and the small snowflakes. 

Above is a little peek inside the card. I stamped just two penguins inside to leave enough room for writing. 

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The die cut trees were done with Penny Black's die set Tall Trees and I added Stickles glitter to make them sparkle. Thought the card needed something else so I used a die cut snowflake (also glittered) to the card to finish off.

I was so happy to receive this adorable card from Jo in UK, in perfect timing to share a photo of it on my blog. Love these cute polar bears!!

By the way, the linky tool is still open for the this month's Card Chain Challenge  for just a few more days if you'd like to join in the fun. It is a card exchange, so you do need to be sure to get a card made and mailed to be (hopefully) received by December 31st. 

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  1. Your parade of penguins is so cute. Very nice card idea and design!!

  2. Lia is going to love your card Ellie, it's beautifully designed. I've still not my days right, I scheduled my post for Sunday!!

    B x

  3. What a fun march of penguins on your pretty winter card Ellie - love the soft blue on the snow and sky and your sparkly winter trees!

  4. Your marching penguin family is so cute, and the beautiful sparkle adds to the cold, wintery feel. A well designed card!

  5. Love, love your Penguin card Ellie the Winter scene and sparkly trees are glorious, the card you received from Jo is both fun and festive
    lorraine x

  6. Your penguin card is beautiful and the card your received is cute as well.

  7. What a fun and fabulous card Ellie - love your row of penguins and the sparkly trees
    Stay safe

  8. Fabulous card Ellie .. love how you have created your scene and that fab tree die .. I think I want it! Great to see your use of the masking fluid technique you mentioned as well. Very cute festive card you receive,d too 😀

  9. Love the penguin parade on your card Ellie and Tumbled Glass is always going to be a winner in my book - great card!

  10. Your penguin card is fantastic! What a cute card exchange program.

  11. What a wonderful snowy background and procession of Penguins, an ingenious card. Love how it continues inside too xx

  12. Gorgeous penguin card, Ellie!! Just love how you added the glittery trees!! If you're looking for another challenge to enter, since your penguins were newly used, here's one devoted to "never-before-used-stuff":


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