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Hello again, I am back with another post today, as it's time for the February Card Chain Challenge reveal and I joined again :)
As always, we were given a variety of themes, sketch, colors, techniques to choose from. And we have to choose at least one option. I went with the theme option of "Mushrooms".
This time my card went to Suze in New Zealand. Shipping to and from New Zealand/ USA has been delayed over the last several months so I don't think it arrived yet, but hopefully soon!
This is what I made:
This cute hedgehog stamp was a recent purchase so this was my first time using it. I colored with distress inks and fussy cut.
The background scene has been made with distress inks and Lavinia's Fern Leaf stamp. The hedgehog stamp is bit autumnal with the included leaves. My first thought was to leave them off as I don't usually make fall themed cards this time of the year, but then remembered my recipient lives in the Southern Hemisphere so an autumnal card is perfect I think.
I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die for some faux stitching along with one my favorite retired stamps - Whimsy's script border - on the bottom portion which you have seen me use often if you are a regular blog reader.
The sentiment is from Penny Black's set Sweet Wishes stamped onto a white die cut half circle using Versafine Onyx ink.
I finished off the card by adding a few branches I cut with Penny Black's Berry Branch die.
Below is the gorgeous card I received from Greta in Oregon. I just love the oval shaped card with the beautiful silver embossing and silver card layer! So pretty and elegant! Thank you, Greta!
And I am so happy to say I have now received the January card which came from Suze in New Zealand. (Yes, the same Suze my February card went to :) With the shipping delays between the two countries it took some time and it arrived on the same day as Greta's so I snapped a picture of it too.
I just love the way she used all these pretty papers for the "scraps" theme of January to create this gorgeous patchwork type background. then embossed the background with an embossing folder which was another challenge theme. I don't think I ever embossed pattern papers but must try it soon as it's gorgeous and so unexpected with the embossed texture! Thank you, Suze!
Still a few more days to sign up for the March Card Chain Challenge if you are interested. CCC is a worldwide handmade card exchange, that means participants will make one card following at least one of the challenge options then mailing this card to the person who linked up before you. And you will receive a card from the person who signs up after you. All details can be found on the CCC blog linked above.
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All 3 cards are lovely, I like the scene you created, darling critters, like the words at the bottom and how you added your sentiment. The second card is so striking and elegant and the third has such a fabulous quilted look to it and like the papers she chose! Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Your little hedgehog scene is so cute, love how you have blended the background too. I was very surprised to find a hedgehog hibernating in my garden last week. Once I realised what it was I quickly covered it up again and left well alone. The cards you received are both really lovely xxReplyDelete
What a beautiful card you created for the Card Chain Challenge! Your attention to detail is always perfection. I wanted to thank you for bringing this challenge to my attention. I can't wait to play again soon. Have a wonderful rest of your week!ReplyDelete
Grat catch on the autumn hemisphere inversion! I love your card, the hedgehogs are adorable, colouring is great and I adore the uplifting word border!ReplyDelete
Love your little hedgehogs and the superb night time atmosphere you created for them. I love this card style.ReplyDelete
All three of them are just lovely! I was going to post a card reveal today too but my card still has not made it to my recipient in Australia yet.ReplyDelete
Your card is so cute and lovely!!! You created quite an adorable little scene.ReplyDelete
I am sure Suze will love your card Ellie - that is beautiful - and I love embossing patterned papers :) What wonderful cards you received from both Suze and Greta.ReplyDelete
We are having lots of mail delays here in N.Z. - Some letters are taking 10 days to travel what only takes three hours to drive, yet I had a fluke when an envelope arrived here in six days from England!! !!
Ellie wonderful card those wee hedgehogs are gorgeous. Love Alison xxReplyDelete
Love your hedgehog and mushroom card! It is so adorableReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Darling pair of hedgehogs in the mushrooms, Ellie - gorgeous coloring!!ReplyDelete
Such a cute friendship card!ReplyDelete
Oh, my! This is so lovely, Ellie! o happy you've found your way to us at CCC, Jo xReplyDelete
Cute & Sexy Special Night Lingerie SetReplyDelete