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Monday, May 2, 2022

April 2022 Card Chain Reveal

Hey crafty friends - time once again to reveal cards that circled the globe for the April Card Chain Challenge. Thirty four people played and you can see the full chain HERE. My card went to the bee-utiful Gundi (papierelle) in Germany:

Supplies: Paper - Spellbinders A2 card; Neenah white;
upcycled Hallmark card (green circle); 
scraps of green (stem and leaves);
BoBunny Serendipity Collection (yellow)
Stamps - Hero Arts Jan2021 My Monthly Hero Kit (retired)
Dies - Taylored Expressions Bloomin' Accessories (retired);
Simon Says Stamp Painted Friend;
Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Dies & Jan2021 MMH kit
Other - Copic Markers; Doodlebug enamel dot; 
Hero Arts gem; Stickles (Black Diamond & Star Dust)

I used the colors, sketch and theme of friendship as I often do. 

Color Palette Option

Sketch Option

The minute I saw the color bumblebee, my brain went to bee images. This lead me to a My Monthly Hero kit from last year - love this one!! I decided one element from the sketch could be a bee and another a flower. I started with a stamped flower from the kit but remembered a fun TE die set from Jeanne (Reba Li Creates). She gave it to me last year but I'm just getting around to using it - sorry about that, Jeanne - thanks again!! And thanks to Jo (Just a Dotty Pudding) who sent me the friend die cuts back in March. She sent white ones but I colored them black and stacked for dimension, then stickled the top layer. The bees wings got some Stitckles too.

I received this beauty from Joanne (Slices of Life) in Connecticut - just love the spring bouquet with the plaid paper behind it! Joanne is fairly new to the CCC but she's returned more than once - yay! Hope she keeps joining us!

If you'd like to join in for May, go HERE by May 6th. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful day!


Dawn T said...

so beautiful Linda. Love your little bumble bee and the tulips. A great card and what a beauty from Joanne as well.

Ellibelle said...

This is so cute and beautifully done! Love how you incorporated the sketch!
Ellibelle's Corner

Mac Mable said...

Such a happy card, love the interpretation of the sketch, that glorious flower and such a Bee-utiful card x. Pretty card from Joanne too x.

Angelnorth said...

Love your layered petals for the flower and that’s a great bee image — fabulous CCC card Linda!

Loll said...

Such a fun card you made for Gundi, Linda! She is going to love it. Very happy and bright ... perfect! Lovely card from Joanne!! Lucky you! xx

Arlene said...

I love the petals of your flower and cute bee. Wonderful CCC card.

Pia S said...

I can't believe how I could miss the perfect choice of bees for this color palette! Super impressed you also managed to use the sketch. Your card is truly gorgeous, one that stands out.

Joanne said...

Your card is beautiful!! I am so glad you liked my card as well. I definitely plan to keep joining in!

Lisa Elton said...

I'll bet Gundi loved her special card! It's a happy one!

papierelle said...

I love this card!!!! But you already know that... I'm thrilled with the realization of the sketch, very creative!!! Thanks again for that!!
Joanne gave you a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Hugs Gundi

HilaryJane said...

I have been visiting all the cards this month and marvelling that so many have bees on them, when bees aren't mentioned - silly me, I hadn't paid attention to the name of the yellow! I love this one Linda, so bright happy and clean, perfect xx

Cat Craig said...

Great use of the challenge prompts.

Rosemary said...

Fabulous card, Linda! Love your creative take on the sketch.

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful card Linda, love your take on the layout - great die cut flower and cutest bee... have a lovely day, Robyn

Greta said...

Really love the card you sent to Gundi! Lovely one from Joanne, too.

Jean said...

I can feel that bee landing on the tulip! Fun design for those elements!