Saturday 2 July 2022

June 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 June, I made a card to send to Robyn in Queensland, Australia - this is wh
at I sent her:

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

Theme Options: Fluffy / Funny / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Pipe Cleaners / Pop-Up

I originally chose the Friendship theme and then Pop-Up! I was going to finally use my twist pop-up die from La-La Land Crafts - but I seem to have misplaced it somewhere in my house...... so annoying!! I have looked everywhere! Hopefully now that I am posting about it, it will pop up! Pardon the pun, but you just have to laugh!

Anyway, it took me a few ideas to reorganise my card - I had already coloured Marci and the squirrels, so then I looked at the sketch and realised I had some scraps of paper that I could cut to use as detailed in the sketch. I had already coloured Marci with teal and I have a fluffy squirrel!

Here is a photo from a different angle so you can see the dimension:

Here are some photos of the inside of the card:

Here are some photos of the outside of the card before putting it all together:

Here is a photo of the paper strips and Marci laid out before gluing everything down:

I have stamped Warm Thoughts Marci and the squirrels from the November 2021 Club La-La Land Crafts kit and then coloured them with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, white gel pen
  • lips - RV55, RV66, clear Wink of Stella
  • hair - E13, E15, E17, E19
  • pink - RV10, RV63, RV55, RV66
  • teal - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
  • top of hat - Twinkle Stickles
  • tights - C00, C0, C1, white gel pen
  • boots - C3, C5, C7
  • cup - C00, C0, C1, C3, BG11, BG13, BG15
  • red squirrel - I can't remember - I am thinking E90s though? R20, white gel pen
  • brown squirrel - E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, R20
Here is a close up of the colouring of Warm Thoughts Marci before I fussy cut her:

and the squirrels:

I didn't end up needing the brown squirrel - so I'll save him for another project.

To finish the front of the card, I have die cut white card stock from the second biggest postage stamp die from La-La Land Crafts. Then stamped a sentiment from July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts kit in Nautical Blue Memento ink and then I edged the postage stamp in BG18.

I had some scraps of Celebrate Paper Pack from La-La Land Crafts that I have cut and then edged with my BG18 Copic marker. I adhered them to the white card from Envelope Solutions using double-sided tape. Then I adhered Marci and the sentiment with foam tape to give a bit of dimension.

I had already coloured the squirrel and I wanted to use him, so I added him to the inside of the card. Then from white card stock, I die cut the coffee pot from July 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts kit in white card stock, then coloured with the teal and pink based Copics markers as above. Then I die cut the second smallest of the long flags die set from La-La Land Crafts in white card stock and stamped the sentiment from Warm Thoughts Marci in Nautical Blue Memento ink. I outlined the flag in RV66. I adhered the coffee pot, squirrel and sentiment flag to the inside of the card with double-sided tape.

As usual I found inspiration from La-La Land Crafts DT, who showcased some awesome projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog and as usual, from the wonderful Alyce at Kit and Clowder and her fantastic monthly classes.

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

Crafting Happiness Challenge #125 - June Anything Goes

I hope that Robyn likes the card, I was a little late posting it as I was totally thrown by not finding my pop-up twist die! :)

Thanks for looking!


  1. Great colouring and I love the little extras on the inside of the card Lou. The die will probably show up somewhere totally random but you did a great job thinking of something different in the meantime.

  2. Can't tell you how often I loose something I KNOW I tucked somewhere! What gorgeous coloring on your Marci, Lou, and a beautiful mix of colors and patterns on your stripes background! xx

  3. What a great card and such good colouring. Thanks for sharing your process xx

  4. Fabulous card, Lou. I like the coloring/colors and what you did with the Sketch. I am happy to joing this fun Challenge.


  5. You had a great idea how to implement the sketch. A great card was created.

  6. Just darling and the inside of your card is as great as the cover! WOW

  7. Super cute with the little girl and squirrel, Lou - love your take of the sketch too!!


  8. Wow! This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  9. Such a beautiful creation Lou! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  10. What a smashing project!
    We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT