Friday, 7 June 2019

July 2019 - Card Chain Challenge Sign Up

Hello and welcome! 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 2,758 cards by participants from 38 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 30th July 2019
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th July 2019

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following four options. (You can actually use two, three, or all four 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: 
Figures and faces, sunshine and friendship

or

Product / Technique Options: Stencils or watercolouring

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th July 2019, 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 August 2018.
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 June 2019

Card Chain Challenge Reveal - May 2019

Hello and welcome to the May 2019 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!
This month we are welcoming new player Kath in the UK to the chain - it's good to have you with us!

We had 19 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,777 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option

or

Sketch Option

or 

Theme Options: Insects, food or friendship

or 

Product / Technique Options: Metal Charms



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 2,777 cards by participants from 38 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 June Card Chain Challenge until 6th June. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd July 2019.

The July Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on 7th June and ends on 6th July. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 31st July and will be revealed here on 2nd August, 2019.
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 31st May, 2019 we've exchanged over 2,777 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, 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, Idaho, 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. Basically, 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.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Sad news

By now many of you may be aware of the passing of our dear friend Jerrie Mead. Her niece Becca broke the news on Facebook yesterday. Jerrie was only 57 years old and a much loved member of our card making community.  Jerrie has been a wonderful link in the Card Chain Challenge for many years and we will miss her.

I know you'll join myself and Gail in sending our condolences and love to Jerrie's family at this sad time. Should any of you want to leave a message for Jerrie's family, here is the link to her obituary page.

If you would like to send a card then please contact us for her mailing address.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

June 2019 - Card Chain Challenge Sign Up

Hello and welcome! 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 2,758 cards by participants from 38 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 30th June
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th June. 

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following four options. (You can actually use two, three, or all four 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: CAS / Feathers / Friendship

or

Product / Technique Options: Wink of Stella / Glitter

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th June 2019, 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 July 2019.
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
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.