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Jan 2, 2023

December Card Chain Challenge Reveal Day

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Today is reveal day at the Card Chain Challenge! My December card went to Marianne in Greece. I do hope she received it as I haven't heard yet from her. 

This is the card I made for her:

In December the challenge was this fun Tic Tac Toe Grid and I chose to use the fourth horizontal line.

I used washi tape around the card then inked the square with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the tree line (an old PSX stamp) using the same ink. Then splattered some white paint onto the background.

The image is Penny Black's Jingle Friends, stamped using Versafine Onyx ink and colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut. As mentioned I heat embossed the image using the same Evergreen Bough ink sprinkled with super fine clear embossing powder. Before adding the image I removed the washi tape and then also added the die cut snowflakes (Penny Black Dancing Snowflake die set). Frosted Lace Stickles was applied to Santa's coat fur trim and the die cut snowflakes.

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I received the GORGEOUS card below from Arlene in CA. So fun with the opening door die, cute elephants and easel style! So fun and cheerful!

BTW, the January link up for Card Chain Challenge is still open if you'd like to join. It is a card exchange challenge so you need to be willing to mail a physical card to one other participant in a timely manner. And you will receive one card in return. 

Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Was für ein niedlicher Weihnachtsmann und Deine Karte ist so zauberhaft geworden!!!
    Alles Gute für das neue Jahr!! LG Gundi

  2. Thanks so much for your adorable card, Ellie! It arrived on Friday.
    Marianne x

    1. So glad to hear it arrived on time!!

  3. this is so cute, love the colours and the sparkle. The card you received is pretty amazing too xx

  4. Anonymous10:37

    The clean and elegant inked background makes a beautiful scene for Santa. I also love how the fur trimmings on his outfit look. Wishing you Happy New Year!

  5. The clean and elegant inked background makes a beautiful scene for Santa. I also love how the fur trimmings on his outfit look. Wishing you Happy New Year!

  6. What a sweet Santa and deer image and you colored it so beautifully - love the added Stickles for the fur! Your soft green background is so pretty behind the images too! xx Happy New Year!

  7. LOve the cute image and Santas textured trim-love the colourful card you received back too
    Carol x

  8. Hi, die ist ja süß geworden, so niedlich, wünsche Dir einen guten Start ins Neue Jahr.
    Liebe Grüße Michaela

  9. Darling Santa with Rudolph - love your coloring, Ellie! And what a beautiful, soft scene behind too! Happy New Year!!

  10. Love the soft background with the beautifully coloured cute image! How funny that we not only chose the same row but some of the same techniques too (masking a square and inking it as well as the splatters). Happy new year!

  11. Your card is just adorable and hits everything on your chosen row. Santa and the deer are so adorably cute. So glad you liked my card. :)

  12. What a fabulous card Ellie - your pencil colouring is amazing! I am in awe.

  13. Your cards is so adorable!! I really liked the challenge of trying to make a card using the grid (I picked the 3rd vertical).

  14. Anonymous07:17

    Fantastic pencil colouring - and I love this cute card!

  15. Adorable card, love so much the cute scene with Santa and his reindeer and the delimited background! I never think to do this, but it's so effective, thanks for sharing.

  16. Very cute Christmas card for your swap partner Ellie. You received a lovely card in return. Nice challenge xxx

  17. Super sweet card, Ellie. The background fits so great with Santa and Reindeer in front. Great take with the Tic Tac thing. Happy to join this fun group !


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