Wednesday 2 March 2022

February 2022 Card Chain Challenge Reveal


I signed up again for the Card Chain Challenge! Essentially you sign up and make a card that you send to the person before you in the sign up and the person that signed up after you, sends you a card!

For February I made a card to send to Nat in Canada - this is what I sent her:

Here are the options that we had to make the card:

Theme Options: Hearts / Mushrooms / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Paint / Shaped Card

I chose the mushrooms, the colours (sort of) and sort of the sketch!

I have used Ferns and Fungi stamp from the wonderful Marcella at Power Poppy, along with one of the sentiments. This beautiful stamp and sentiment are actually part of a set of clear stamps called Woodland Carpet that is now not available. I die cut the image using one of the rectangles from Scalloped Rectangles Die set from La-La Land Crafts. Then I have used a scalloped circle from KaiserCraft decorative dies - nesting scallop circles for the sentiment. The background paper is from the Awakening Paper Pack also by La-La Land Crafts.
I have stamped Ferns and Fungi stamp on to X-Press It Blending card using Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then coloured with the following Copics:
  • mushrooms - R24, R46, R59, C1, C3, C5, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, white gel pen
  • violets - B60, B63, B66
  • butterfly - B63, B66, R24, YR23, C5
  • ferns - YG03, YG21, BG72
  • geraniums - YG03, YG21, BG72, BG75
  • grass - YG03, YG17
  • snail - YR23, E71, E74
  • soil - E70, E71, YG23, YG21
  • sky - BG0000, BG000, B00, BG01
  • outline - B66
I found inspiration from Nancy Sheads, who is part of the Power Poppy DT and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

I used Elderberry Memento ink to stamp the sentiment and then adhered everything to a white square card from Envelope Solutions.

Here are also photos of the card taken outside and inside:

Here are some close ups of the colouring of the image:

As I was taking the photos outside, William decided that he wanted to get in the photo!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

I hope that Nat likes the card, although with the delays in postage at the moment, it may have not arrived yet!

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a brilliant card, your colouring is perfect. thanks for sharing some of your process xx

  2. William is very approving of this gorgeous card :-) The image beautiful, I have it too but haven't used in a while, it's so perfect for the mushroom theme of CCC! Beautifully done card with a great design!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. Great to see you have an appreciative local audience! Beautiful card, Marcella's designs are lovely aren't they? I almost used my Power Poppy mushrooms set this time! Love your colouringof this beautifully detailed image.

  4. Lovely card Lou, I love Power Poppy stamps, and you've coloured the toadstools beautifully, Robyn.... thankfully in dry north Queensland

  5. It's not just William who likes the card, I do too. I am very enthusiastic about the beautiful motif and your coloring!

  6. Beautiful image and colouring and even your cat approves, gorgeous card..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  7. Gorgeous mushroom image, Lou, and I love your coloring!! Must say I'm in love with William too - such a handsome kitty!!

  8. Lovely project Lou. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for