Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's August Card Chain Challenge Time!

I'm loving how small the world is becoming because of the friends I've made through the Card Chain Challenges. This month I sent my card to Janet in Mauritius, for those unfamiliar with this island in the Indian Ocean here's a map (I found it on to it's location in the world.....
I had to do some research because I wasn't really sure of this island's location. I have friends who once lived in the Comoros, just off the west coast of Madagascar so seeing Mauritius on a map put it in perspective for me. (I'm kind of a geography geek, I love looking at maps and learning about other places. Funny, but I don't like to travel at all.)
So anyway, where was I? Back to the CCC and the fun of sending cards and making friends all over the world. Not only did I send a card to a faraway place but I received one from the lovely Dawn, who lives in New Zealand. Who'd have thought this little homebody would have such an international group pen pals.
On to the cards without any further ado!
I used the color challenge this time around using this color scheme...
 and made this card to send to Janet:
I used that wonderful Distress ink and water misting technique I first saw on Britta's blog HERE. I layered the hydrangea panel with a vintage image and mounted it all on kraft cs.

And here is the lovely masterpiece I received from Dawn:
Don't you just love how sophisticated this looks and that feather is so excellent! Thanks Dawn for sharing this wonderful card and all the goodies that accompanied it. You are a sweetheart!
And speaking of sweethearts (how do you like that smooth transition...) Deborah at Society of Stamp & Scrap-aholics hosts this fun little global adventure every month, check out her blog to get in on the fun!

Blessings to you!


  1. Wow Nancy your card is stunning, must check out that technique. Your Hydrangea colours are fabulous. Great card from Dawn to love the image!

  2. Stunning, stunning card, Nancy! I said "wow' right out loud. :)

  3. wow! your card is absolutely gorgeous, Nancy! the background is amazing! love it!

  4. Wonderful thought for the day! Thank you, my friend.

    Now, that card you made.......the colors are scrumptious! I looked at that color scheme when Deborah posted it and gave up immediately, but you've made them sing! The hydrangea and the way you colored it ties everything together - well done!

  5. Stunning card, Nancy! Love the design and colors, you are amazing!!

  6. I think it is so cool that you researched Mauritius before making Janet's card. And what a gorgeous card it is! She is so lucky! The challenge colors were difficult for me but just look how pretty you used them! Love your background and beautiful hydrangea! Love the card you received from Dawn too! So fun with the image and feather! Hugs!

  7. Such a beautiful card Nancy! Love all those shades of purple :)

  8. Your card is beautiful - so love the tones and the vintage feel - especially love the paper layers just gives it an extra something - TFS!

  9. Such lovely works of art, I love the layering and collage on both cards, I really need to play someday!!

  10. Both cards are fantastic! So pretty! Love the red and pink in Dawn's card and your hydrangea is beautiful! What a great thought for the day! Thanks Nancy.

  11. Love both the cards! Yours is sooooo beautiful and soft! Lovely use of the colors!

  12. Aw, thanks for linking to me! I adore how you used the hydrangea stamp. I've wanted it for so long, and I think you just convinced me that I need this in my life. :) Cute blog!


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