Monday, 7 September 2020

October Card Chain Challenge Sign-Up

Hello and welcome cardmakers one and all! It's so good to have you come and visit - we hope you'll stay and join our chain of friendship and creativity.


If this is the first time you've visited the Card Chain Challenge*, we hope you'll sign up and play along! We've now exchanged over 3,077 cards by participants from 39 of the 50 United States and 30 countries.
  • This is an international card exchange. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to actually make and send a card.  
  • Please email us (craftynomad at gmail dot com) a 100-200k photo of your handmade card by October 31st 2020. 
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by October 31st 2020. 

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following options. (You can actually use two, three, all the options, but you are only required to use one of them.)  

Color Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

or

Sketch Option

(Orient as desired.)

or
Theme Options:  Food / Spooky / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Foil / Iris Folding

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th October 2020, to sign up below.  

Reveal Post
All of the cards with links to their creators' blogs or online photo galleries will be revealed here on 2nd November, 2020.
Sign up below (please include a link to your blog/photo gallery). Please sign up using your first name and your state, province or country. EX: Ann in Texas; Betty in Ontario; Cathy in Wales; Darla in Italy.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
Thanks for signing up!
Gail, and Jo 

*This is an international card exchange - you send a handmade card to the person above you on the list, and you receive one from the person below you on the list. We do a reveal of all the cards with links to the challenge participants' blogs or online photo galleries - which is a great way to increase exposure to your blog or photo gallery! 

Helpful Links

   
Please read the Rules & FAQs if you want to play along.        


Wednesday, 2 September 2020

August 2020 Card Chain Reveal

Hello and welcome to the August 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!


We had 24 gorgeous, sparkly participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 3,077 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option
or

Sketch Option


or 

Theme Options:
Summer/ Pets or Friendship
or 

Product / Technique Options:
Vellum or paper piecing


Who Sent What To Whom






It's on the way!!

 













 





And that brings us full circle.

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations! We've now exchanged over 3,077 cards by participants from 39 of the 50 United States and 30 countries!!!

If you want to see more of these artists' card art, check out their blogs and please leave 'em some love in the comments! (Don't forget to Pin your favorites!)

Our Next Two Challenges
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the September Card Chain Challenge until September 6th. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd October, 2020.

The October Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on September 7th and ends on October 6th. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by October 31st bwahahahaaaaa and will be revealed here on 2nd November, 2020.
Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping!
Gail, and Jo


W H O' S   B E E N   P L A Y I N G
(If you're reading this and have never participated, please consider doing so. And if you see that your country or state has never been represented, you are honor-bound to sign up and show that y'all are friendly and interested in building global peace - and your stamp collection - one card at a time!)

As of 31st August, 2020, we've exchanged over 3,077 cards in this little jaunt - most of which were made by regular participants. And where do they come from? Read on....

Past participants have hailed from: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland (aka: The Netherlands), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya,  Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa. (We only need to get some countries that begin with L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We have 161 countries to go before we have total global participation!!!

As for the USA, past participants come from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We're still missing: Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge ("CCC") this is an event where everybody wins. You make a card for the person above you on the chain and you receive a card from the person below you on the chain. It's a personalized swap, sort of, and it's a ton of fun! Go here for past Chains.



Friday, 7 August 2020

September 2020 Card Chain Challenge Sign Up

Hello and welcome! Here's hoping that you and your loved ones are keeping well and safe.

If this is the first time you've visited the Card Chain Challenge*, we hope you'll sign up and join in the fun! We've now exchanged over 3,053 cards by participants from 39 of the 50 United States and 30 countries.
  • This is an international card exchange. Please do not sign up unless you are willing to actually make and send a card.  
  • Please email us (craftynomad at gmail dot com) a 100-200k photo of your handmade card by September 30th 2020
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by September 30th 2020

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following options. (You can actually use two, three, all the options, but you are only required to use one of them.)  

Color Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

or

Sketch Option
(Orient as desired.)

or
Theme Options: 
Steampunk / Birds / Friendship

or
Product / Technique Options:  
Sequins / Shaped card (not a square or rectangle)


Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th September 2020, to sign up below.  

Reveal Post
All of the cards with links to their creators' blogs or online photo galleries will be revealed here on 2nd October 2020.
Sign up below (please include a link to your blog/photo gallery). Please sign up using your first name and your state, province or country. EX: Ann in Texas; Betty in Ontario; Cathy in Wales; Darla in Italy.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Thanks for signing up!
Deborah, Gail, and Jo 

*This is an international card exchange - you send a handmade card to the person above you on the list, and you receive one from the person below you on the list. We do a reveal of all the cards with links to the challenge participants' blogs or online photo galleries - which is a great way to increase exposure to your blog or photo gallery! 

Helpful Links

   
Please read the Rules & FAQs if you want to play along.        


Sunday, 2 August 2020

July 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the July 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!

 
Before we get this party started we'd just like to say a very big thank you for all the gorgeous cards that have been dropping through our letter boxes! We love CCC, and it's great to know how much you guys do too. Thanks so, so much.

We had 27 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 3,053 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option


(Exact matching is not required.)

or

Sketch Option
(Orient as desired.)

or
Theme Options: Under The Sea / Cogs / Friendship

or
Product / Technique Options: Twine / Stencil


  Who Sent What To Whom













And that brings us full circle.

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations! We've now exchanged over 3,053 cards by participants from 39 of the 50 United States and 30 countries!!!

If you want to see more of these artists' card art, check out their blogs and please leave 'em some love in the comments! (Don't forget to Pin your favorites!)


Our Next Two Challenges
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the August Card Chain Challenge from 7th July to 6th August. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd September, 2020.






The September Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on 7 August and ends on 6 September. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 30 September and will be revealed here on 2nd October, 2020.
Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping!
Deborah, Gail, and Jo


W H O' S   B E E N   P L A Y I N G
(If you're reading this and have never participated, please consider doing so. And if you see that your country or state has never been represented, you are honor-bound to sign up and show that y'all are friendly and interested in building global peace - and your stamp collection - one card at a time!)

As of 31 July, 2020, we've exchanged over 3,053 cards in this little jaunt - most of which were made by regular participants. And where do they come from? Read on....

Past participants have hailed from: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands (Holland), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya,  Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa. (We only need to get some countries that begin with L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We have 161 countries to go before we have total global participation!!!

As for the USA, past participants come from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We're still missing: Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge ("CCC") this is an event where everybody wins. You make a card for the person above you on the chain and you receive a card from the person below you on the chain. It's a personalized swap, sort of, and it's a ton of fun! Go here for past Chains.