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Jan 2, 2024

December Card Chain Challenge Reveal Day

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Hello everyone, it's time for the December Card Chain Challenge reveal and I am here to share the card I sent to Linda in MN. 

For the December challenge we were playing Tic Tac Tic Tac Toe with this fun board. I had to study the board a bit before deciding to join in as I was stumped at first but then chose the diagonal top right to bottom left line. And I think I managed really well :)

Blue (I chose a "denim" blue because I thought it was a good match for burgundy) - Bauble (they were part of the die) - Buddy (I'm sure these two birds are buddies) - Bling (some glitter on the berries) - Burgundy (berries and birds). 

The wreath was done with a Penny Black die (Bird on a wreath). I cut it out using Bristol Vellum paper and used diluted Distress inks for watercoloring. I also used Distress inks for the background. I wanted to add some golden splatter for some interest but the only golden medium I had was a golden gelato by Faber Castell, so that's what I used.  

Before adhering the wreath I used Penny Black's Christmas Story background stamp on the very bottom portion. "Hope", "Peace" and "Love" are from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets and the "let heaven and nature sing" is from the set "Nature Sings".

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Below is the wonderful card I received from Viv in UK. Such a beautiful and cute Christmas scene!! I just love it! Thank you, Viv!!

There are still a few days left to sign up for the January Card Chain Challenge if you'd like to join in. You do need to be willing to create and send a card to one other participant to be received by the end of the month and you will receive one card in return. All details can be found here

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papierelle said...

Wunderschön!!! Mich begeistert die Gestaltung und auch, wie Du den Hintergrund gemacht hast. LG Gundi
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Joanne said...

That is a beautiful card! I was stumped at first with what line to pick too but finally settled on one and learned a whole new technique in the process.

Vicky Hayes said...

A lovely interpretation of the prompts Ellie and I especially like the birds being buddies! Viv's card is amazing too :) Happy new year! Vicky x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your beautiful blue card with all the rest of the Bs ticked off, Ellie! Stunning watercoloring with the added text on the background and I love how you colored the wreath! Thanks again for this card and the die cut wreaths; you can see what I did with one of them on my second blog post today!!

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is a beauty, and you did great with the tricky 5 x 5 board. I really love the die cuts and your colour choice is perfect. Thanks for being a link in our chain, Happy New Year! Jo x

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Your card is a beautiful piece of art and should be framed. Happy 2024!

Viv said...

Lovely card Ellie - worth all the angst! x

Gail said...

Great card, and interpretation of the Tic Tac Toe!
I was stumped too for a bit!

Julia Aston said...

A wonderful card created from your grid row Ellie! What a challenge this was this month! Your beautiful watery background splattered with gold is perfect behind your wreath with the sweet ornaments and lovely red birds! Happy Crafty New Year! Julia xx

brenda said...

A very effective colour palette for a Winter card Ellie.

B x

HilaryJane said...

Several people chose that line and I am glad they did because the blue and burgundy look fabulous together. love your background too xx

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie, your card is the perfect take on our mood board! Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Suze said...

Gorgeous card Ellie. Great interpretation of the prompts.
Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Bastelmichaela said...

Wow, die Karte ist wunderschön geworden, traumhaft.
Wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag, Liebe Grüße Michaela

Arlene said...

Beautiful card. I really like that wreath.

Susan said...

What a lovely combination of wreath, birds, ornaments with sentiments on them! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth!

Helen said...

Bautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Sarn said...

Love both card chain cards. Your winter wreath card is simply gorgeous and I love Viv’s Lavinia card too xxx

Stacy said...

Thanks so much for joining with my first There's No Place Like Home Linkup! I enjoyed your post so much, thank you for sharing! I LOVE your cards! I always wish I was crafty in some way, but I do enjoy the craftiness of others a lot!
I will be sharing each Tuesday on my new blog space:
I really hope you can join this upcoming Tuesday!
Thank you again!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Heel mooi gedaan, echt prachtig. Leuk dat je meedoet bij Girlz Creative Christmas
Stunning creation Thanks for joining us at Girlz Creative Christmas Challenge

Creatieve Groetjes Claudia

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Imke said...

Ellie, you did a great job with this challenge. I also had to think about a lot. Your card is very sweet
~ Imke