Thursday, 7 March 2019

April 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 2,719 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 April 2019
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th April 2019. 

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following options. (You can actually use two, three, or more, 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: Cats, Umbrellas, Friendship

or

Product / Technique Options: Designer Paper, Glossy Accents


Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th April 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 May 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.


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.        


Saturday, 2 March 2019

February 2019 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the February 2019 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!


We had 20 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,719 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option

or

Sketch Option

or 

Theme Options: birds, cut - outs or friendship

or 

Product / Technique Options: punches, die cutting, stitching (real or faux)


Who Sent What To Whom:


Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations! We've now exchanged over 2,719 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 Challenge
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the March Card Chain Challenge from 7th February to 6th March. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd April, 2019.

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 28th February, we've exchanged over 2,719 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.


Thursday, 7 February 2019

March 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 2,699 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 March 31st.
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by March 31st. 

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: Spring/ Flowers / Friendship

or

Product / Technique Options: Stamping or Decoupage

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th March, 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 April.
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.


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.        


Saturday, 2 February 2019

January 2019 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the January 2019 Card Chain Challenge Reveal! 

Welcome back to our regular players - it feels like way too long since we had a reveal to enjoy together. New players are very welcome too. Hey, wouldn't it be great to grow the list of participating states and/or countries... anyone from Idaho, Connecticut or Zambia out there? 

In January we had 17 participants who exchanged cards across the globe during the month (making our total number of exchanged cards a staggering 2,699 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

A 'double the fun'
Colour Palette Option



or

Sketch Option
(Orient as desired)
or 

Theme Options:
Snow, New Year, friendship

or 

Product / Technique Options:
Die Cuts, Sparkle, Vellum

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 2,699 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 Challenge
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the February Card Chain Challenge until 6th February.  All cards exchanged in February will be revealed 2nd March.  Sign ups for the March Card Chain Challenge start 7th February. All cards exchanged in March will be revealed here on 2nd April, 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 January 2019, we've exchanged over 2,699 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!