Tuesday 2 August 2022

July 2022 Card Chain Challenge Reveal


I am a little late posting this as I am travelling for work this week.

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 July, I made a card to send to Lucille in New Jersey - this is wh
at I sent her:

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

Theme Options: Birds / Wheels / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Something a friend sent you / Stitches

When I saw the theme, I immediately thought of Marci on a bike and the seagulls from the Club La-La Land Crafts kit and it all just came together!

Here are some photos from a different angle so you can see the dimension:

Also, here is a photo of the card flat:

Marci on a bike was originally from the June 2021 Club La-La Land Crafts kit (it is now available separately) and the seagulls are from the June 2022 Club La-La Land Crafts kit. I have also used the lighthouse die from the June 2015 Club La-La Land Crafts kit, the Sun Smiles die, the Three Clouds die, the Seaside die and the Pilings Border die from the June 2022 Club La-La Land Crafts kit.

I have stamped Marci on a bike and the gulls on to X-Press It Blending card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured them with the following Copics:
  • skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20, R21
  • eyes - B00, B01 BG02, white gel pen
  • lips - RV63, RV66, white gel pen
  • hair - E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
  • red - R24, R27, R46, R59
  • blue - B12, B14, B16, 18
  • white - white gel pen
  • grey - C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • gulls - C0, C1, C3, C5, B00, Y15, Y35, Y38 
Here is a close up of the colouring of Marci on a bike before I fussy cut her:

and the gulls after I fussy cut them:

I die cut the lighthouse, seaside and pilings from white card stock and then coloured them with the following Copics markers:
  • lighthouse - Y15, R27, R46
  • seaside top layer - B16, B18, B39
  • seaside second layer - BG45
  • seaside third layer - B02, BG02
  • seaside fourth layer - B00, B01
  • pilings grass - YG67
  • pilings rope - C1, C3
Here are some photos after colouring:

To finish the front of the card, I found the yellow spotted paper in my stash and cut it to fit as my path, then I adhered everything to the front of a white square card from Envelope Solutions.

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:
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #8-2022 - August Anything Goes (I was a spotlight winner in June!)
Classic Design Challenge August 2022 #8 - Anything Goes (I won first prize last month!!)
Mix It Up Challenge #60 - Anything Goes plus the Option of Clean and Simple
Creative Fingers Challenge #236 - Anything Goes (I was in the Top 3 last month!)

I hope that Lucille likes the card, I was a little late posting it as my entire family ended up testing positive to COVID for the first time and here in SA, we need to isolate at home for a week - so it was an interesting couple of weeks!

Thanks for looking!


  1. You have created a very enchanting beach scene and I am amazed at your elaborate work and the lovely details.

  2. What a fun scene, Lou and you did a great job with the color challenge. LOVE it !
    I am happy to being part of this challenge group - many talents out there.


  3. What a brilliant card! A beautifully designed scene created with your sweet images and dies- fabulous colouring too! Thanks for joining in at crafty Calendar this month.

  4. 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

  5. Love it!! Thanks for joining us over at A Perfect Time To Craft. Good luck with your project!