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Monday, August 2, 2021

July 2021 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Yes, friends, it's that time again! Time to reveal cards that flew around the world for the July Card Chain Challenge. Twenty-five people participated in July; you can see the entire chain HERE. My card went to the delightful Nelleke (farmerblog) in the Netherlands:

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove White A2 card;
pink, blue and yellow scraps
Stamps - Pink and Main Pocket of Sunshine
Cornish Heritage Farms Denim Background
Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies (word friend)
Dies - Pink and Main Pocket of Sunshine
Stencil - Taylored Expressions Here Comes the Sun
Inks - Taylored Expressions Oreo & Pineapple;
Squeezed Lemonade Distress; Hero Arts Navy
Other - Copic Marker Y19; white gel pen;
Hero Arts clear lacquer

I used the sketch - not exact but close enough, I hope! If not, there's always the theme of friendship so I made sure to put the word friend on there!! The rest of the sentiment says Happy Greetings in an unusual but fun font. Isn't that sun the cutest?! I stamped the denim background on blue cardstock - doesn't it look just like a jeans pocket? I love the little sunglasses and Nelleke did too!!

The card below arrived last week from the talented Gundi (papierelle) in Germany - so adorable!! Just love the little bear and Gundi sent me a couple die cuts to play with. Thanks Gundi!!

I couldn't resist playing with the white bear Gundi sent. I need Christmas cards so I whipped up this one, so easy with the premade bear!! I gave him some Christmas gifts to hold. I've said it before but I love, love, love the gifts from Taylored Expressions which I stamp and diecut by the dozens. They're ready in a stash to be colored to match any card design. I think this one has a masculine vibe so I'm adding to Tristan's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge All Things Masculine.

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove White A2 card;
BoBunny Winter Getaway; Paper Studio red & black
Dies - bear from Gundi;
Taylored Expressions Gifted Cutting Plate;
My Favorite Things Blueprints 32 (retired);
Spellbinders Snowflake Splendor
Stamps - Taylored Expressions Gifted Background
Other - Copic Markers;

Thanks for visiting and, if you're interested, you can sign up HERE by August 6th to play in the August card chain. Hope you have a crafty day!!


Dawn T said...

Love your gorgeous card for the CCC - it's awesome. And love your polar bear and his presents.

Angelnorth said...

Love your take on the sketch Linda - great CCC card! The little white bear looks adorable with his stack of gifts too, lovely use of the little extra from Gundi!

HilaryJane said...

What a great take on the sketch, your suns rays really glow. wouldn't it be wonderful if you could carry the sun around in a pocket? It is great to see what you made with Gundi's die cuts, very clever xx

GerJanne said...

Oh wow, Linda! This is the perfect card for the CCC! Love the sunshine, it's a very summery card. The pocket, sunglasses and sun...great!!
The card form Gundi is nice too...

Julia Aston said...

Oh what a clever design for the sketch Linda - love your pocket of sunshine with it's rays bursting across your card! and how fun you already used the die cut Gundi sent to you and also used on her card to you! A sweet Christmas design! xx

papierelle said...

Your card is pure summer, so nice and happy !!
And I am very happy that you have already used the polar bear and I am thrilled with your card. You can just give this cute bear anything in the paws.

Cat Craig said...

Love love love your take on the sketch. So much summer fun here.

Rosemary said...

Love your fun take on the sketch, Linda! The card you created with the bear is so cute!

R's Rue said...

I love your card. It’s so fun. I love the card Gundi sent you.

Jean said...

Both cards are terrific!