Saturday, November 5, 2011


A while back, the gorgeous Sarah Klass talked on her blog about how a few people in a row all CASEd a card, and how different all the cards looked. She called it Chinese Whispers, like the kids' game.  My friend, and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Tina Gillespie, suggested a group of us give this a try, and we had a lot of fun with it.   Here's how it worked:

Tina started by making a card.  She emailed a photo of that card to the next person on the list. That person made a card that was inspired by Tina's, and then emailed a photo of their card only to the third person on the list.  On it went, until everyone had made a card.  Bear in mind that at no stage did we see the original card; only the one immediately before us on 'the list'.  It was fascinating to see how, by the time we'd worked our way to the last person in the group, the creations evolved.

Today we'd like to share that process with you.  It would be a good idea to start at Tina's blog, so you can see the progression.

The person whose card I was inspired by, was Di Dunk.  You might like to take a look at her card first, to see where my ideas came from.  If not, you can just check out my card, and follow the links around until you've visited all the people who took part.  The first cab off the rank was Tina Gillespie, and the  person who wrapped up the list of participants was Alisha Watson.

Here is my card:

Stamps: Just Believe, Four Frames, Parlor Prints
Card: Island Indigo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Black and Lucky Limeade stampin' pads
Other: Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Island Indigo ruffled ribbon, Island Indigo designer brad, Scallop Trim border punch, stampin' dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini glue dots

I then emailed a photo of my card to Teena Pillar, who unfortunately doesn't have a blog.  Here is the card Teena made: 

Teena then emailed a photo of her card to Ros Davidson.  Click on the link to Ros's blog, to see how she was inspired by Teena's card.

We had a lot of fun taking part in this Chinese Whispers 'challenge', and hope you enjoy seeing the results!

Here is a complete list of participants:

Kathryn Mangelsdorf -

Christine Henderson -

Sue Madex -

Genna Gifford -

Elaine Hannam

Amanda Hill

Di Dunk -

Christine Blain -

Teena Pillar

Ros Davidson -

Nikki Sadler -

Kathryn Ruddick -

Di Gill -

Alisha Watson -


  1. What a super idea, lots of fun I imagine! Love what you came up with my friend. I'm off now to check them all out.


  2. Such a cute card! I absolutely love the color combo. This is also a really good idea, I think I might bring it up with my design team. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    Come check out my blog's new weekly challenges!


  3. What a fun idea! Your card is gorgeous - love the colours and the textures and those little butterflies. Can't wait to follow along the rest of the hop. :)

  4. I love how you & Teena created such similar cards but with such different colours. Adore your "Island Indigo" combination!

  5. Stunning card Christine. Love your colour combo and the different elements you used to make it.

  6. They are both gorgeous cards, and they were both very similar to my original card! I'm so glad you werew both able to play along.

  7. Such a fun idea, love your gorgeous colours and layout, a very elegant creation indeed!
    I'm off to hop now and see what everyone else to speak!

  8. Love your 'whisper' Christine - beautiful colours & love the crisp clean, but still v pretty look.
    It was amazing to see all the different ideas on the hop.

  9. What a great idea!!!! Your card is lovely Christine.