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Saturday, January 2, 2021

December Card Chain Reveal

Hey crafty friends - hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day!! Very quiet since no big parties here, but hey - it's a new year and I wish you all good things!! Today we're revealing cards sent round the world for the Card Chain Challenge in December. Twenty-four people played along for this special edition of the CCC which normally would have taken a holiday break. You can see the entire chain revealed HERE. I sent this card to Annerieke (My Creative World) in The Netherlands:

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Sea Mix Layering Paper (retired);
Paper Studio Holiday; Tim Holtz Kraft Metallic;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Hero Arts Hero Florals Lavender Bunch,
Christmas Banner Stamp & Cut (retired),
Thoughtful Messages (retired)
Lawn Fawn Stitched Ornaments (bow)
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Snowflakes (retired)
Other - Yasutomo watercolors; Crystal Stickles;
Ranger Seafoam White ep;
Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black inks;
3M Washi Tape

We had a tic-tac-toe board to use for the challenge theme. 

I chose to try the full house - it is a challenge after all... I wanted to do a Christmas card and the bees could've been a problem for a winter theme. I squeezed them in by embossing them into the Christmas Rose pattern I'd already white embossed on a blue panel. Then I die cut the panel into an ornament & added a silver hanger. Next I painted the ornament's flowers yellow and pink, berries red & leaves green, then added some detail & Stickles to the bees. I cut a couple more ornaments and glued into a stack for stability and dimension. My birds are doves stamped in black on white. I also used black to stamp my Christmas banner & sentiment. I dry embossed a snowflake background and tore it diagonally. Added a strip of silver washi tape to the top. Stamped and powder embossed a friendship sentiment. Whew - I don't even think it seems too busy including all these items!! Am I crazy??

I received this darling one-layer card from Gundi (Papierelle) in Germany; thanks Gundi!!

Thanks to Gail and Jo for deciding to run a December Card Chain and to all the links in the chain for their friendship!! Want to join in the fun?? You can sign up for the January chain until the 6th - go here for details.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!!


Angelnorth said...

Bravo! I tried for a full house too but wouldn’t have dared try to make it a Christmas card - you did a fabulous job, especially sneaking in the bees! Happy New Year to you and yours, let’s hope 2021 is kinder to us all.

HilaryJane said...

Well done for the full house, I didn't even begin to go there. Your finished card is just stunning, love those shades of blue and the wonderful painted ornament. gundi's card is stunning too as they always are xx

Betty said...

congrats on getting all the elements into your card - but it was "find the bee" that was the best - beautiful colors!

Cindy C. said...

Outstanding!! You put all the elements on your beautiful card in such clever ways!!!

Annerieke said...

You did a great job using all the elements on your card. It's a beautiful card and I'm so lucky I received this one, thanks again.
I wish you a beautiful, loving and healthy 2021.
Hugs, Annerieke

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful ornament hanging from the dove carried banner Linda! Love the colors you used on this and Kudos for getting all the blocks in! Your card received from Bundi is such a lovely CAS design as well! This is my first time joining in with this world wide card chain challenge and what fun to see all the creative designs!

Dotty Jo said...

Great work on the Tic-Tac-Toe, Linda, I managed most but not all. Love your card. I especially like how you have the bauble hanging from a swag - looks great. Have I thanked you for my card? I'm so sorry I've I've not as I love it, Jo x

Greta said...

Wonderful card & very creative, Linda! Love the one you received, too! For some reason I had absolutely no ideas how to use the TTT board, but I'm ready for January!

Jean said...

You have a true gift for your combinations of supplies! I'm so impressed by how you are able to weave in the different products!!

Robyn Oliver said...

Well done Linda... you've incorporated all the TTT elements beautifully.. I love the card, happy new year hugs Robyn

Trina P. said...

The card you made is beautiful, Linda. The card you received is so cute.
Happy new year!

Dawn T said...

Just beautiful Linda. well done on getting all the elements done.

GerJanne said...

Hi Linda,
your card is wonderful. Also a full house and a christmascard! That's a great job you did! I love to play in the Card chain. It's so nice to receive all the cards from all over the world..

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card, linda! that is pretty darn amazing that you fit all the different items from the challenge onto your card!

papierelle said...

Your card looks very classy and I'm happy that my card arrived on time and that you like it!