Sunday, May 2, 2021

April Card Chain Challenge Reveal


Hi, Friends......

Have you ever participated in the Card Chain Challenge?  I have been playing along for a number of months now.  It's so much fun sending and receiving lovely cards from new friends.  Even though I get them mailed off just fine, I can't seem to manage getting the cards blogged on here!  Arrrgh...crazy LIFE!!  This month I am determined to get my card blogged in time for the reveal!!!  :)

Each month we are given a bunch of options for colors, sketch, theme, products, and techniques so there is a lot of freedom on what kind of card you can use one or more of the many as you want.  

The April themes were: 

Colour Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option
(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: Small Furry Animals/Funny/Friendship

Product / Technique Options:   Die Cut/Paint

I chose the color palette (jade, lavender, and walnut), small furry animals (hedgies are sort of, funny, and die cuts.

I used  a couple of NBUS products.  The super-adorable Hedgehog stamp and die set was part of a humongously generous prize package from Holley Barnhart.  (THANKS, Holley!!!) The leaf frame die was part of prize from Kat Scrappiness.  It is my new favorite...I love it so much!!  (THANKS, Kat!!!)  This card went to Linda W. in MN on the Card Chain.  

I wanted to use something for texture on the little hedgehog.  I found a scrap of burlap covered paper in my stash that was perfect.  I rubbed my Distress Ink pad over it to darken it.  


Supplies used include:
Kat Scrappiness - Foliage Frame A2 die
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set (retired)
Recollections - Hedgehog Lookin' Sharp stamp and die set
Clear Dollar Stamps - Elegant Accents Tag Frames (retired)
Versafine ink - Vintage Sepia
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
DCWV glitter cardstock
Scraps of burlap paper, and patterned paper
Serendipity Stamps - Mixed Wood-Grain Sequins (retired)
Spectrum Noir markers
Sakura Glaze Gel Pen

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  It was so much fun using that little hedgie!!  🦔

You still have time to sign up for the May Card Chain Challenge.  I hope to see you there!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #402
2. Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge
3. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #139
4. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #489-490 - AG
5. Creative Fingers Challenge # 207 - AG
6. NBUS Challenge #26


  1. Oh, that is soooo cuuuute :-)

  2. How cute and lovely card!! The hedgie is just adorable! :) Love the fun sentiment and the realistic grass!!!

  3. What a brilliant scene you've made Janis! I love the amazing grass and the sparkly leaves but the burlap hedgie is absolute genius! Vicky x
    PS Thank you for your lovely comment about my 'cat on a chair' card. Glad you recognised that little piece of cat behaviour!

  4. I always try to visit everyone on the CCC when the reveal is published, so I am pleased to find your card here. Your card is really ingenious. The burlap on the hedgie and the grass paper are great ideas that work really well xx

  5. Hedgehog cute - Stopping by from Word Art Wednesday to say - thank you for dropping off your lovely art at the bi-weekly challenge - it is always a pleasure and honor to have you join in on the challenge - I wish you the best in the draw for a fabulous prize - Have a blessed day - Gail Scott DT WAW

  6. What a cute card - I love that sweet burlap hedgie. Thanks for being a link in our chain again, Jo x

  7. What a sweet little hedgehog in the pretty grass, love the glittery green framing!

  8. Oh my gosh Janis, this is just the cutest card. I love everything about it, from that gorgeous leafy frame (which I hadn't even seen on Kat Scrappiness), to the grass patterned lawn. My very favorite part though, is that you thought to use burlap to add texture to Mr. Hedgie! So creative and fun.

  9. This is a fabulous CCC card Janis, love your hedgehog and the real grass, Robyn

  10. Oh this is so cute, lovely card!!

  11. Oh, I love your card!!! Great idea to use the burlap piece on your hedgehog! :)

  12. Great scene for this cute hedgehog. I like the burlap paper for texture.

  13. What a sweet card Janis! I have a little Spikey photo ready for Sunday's Snippets post - bless their little hearts, the hedgies are out in force here now. How lovely the scen is and also how clever to use backed burlap for the 'spikey' part - I have a pad of that somewhere and never think to use it. Comes of having far too much craft stuff needless to say!


    Di xx

  14. Such a cute card. I love the hedgehog. Thank you for sharing your project at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca

  15. This hedgie design is adorable, Janis! The texture you have created is amazing and I love his perfect burlap fur! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Darnell


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