Friday, 7 December 2018

January 2019 - Card Chain Challenge Sign-up

Hello and welcome! 

Although this is our January sign-up, this will be our last time of posting before the festive season gets into full swing. We'd like to say a very big thank you to all you wonderful peeps who've played along, and helped wrap the world in friendship and fun during 2018. Wherever, and however, you celebrate the Holiday Season may it bring you peace, joy and happiness... And lots of new crafting goodies!

Have fun, and we very much hope to see you linking along with us again in 2019!

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 2,682 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 (cardchainchallenge[at]yahoo[dot]com) a 100-200k photo of your handmade card by 30th January, 2019. 
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 31st January 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.)  

A double-the-fun 
Color Palette Option
Go nuts - pick any combo from these 
gorgeous 2018 colour palettes.

(Exact matching is not required.)

or

Sketch Option

(Orient as desired.)

or

Theme Options: Snow / New Year / Friendship

or

Product / Technique Options: Die Cuts / Sparkle / Vellum

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until January 6th, 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 February, 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.        


Sunday, 2 December 2018

November 2018 - Card Chain Reveal

Hello and welcome to the November 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal - our final reveal of 2018!


We had 22 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,682 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option

or

Sketch Option

or 

Theme Options:
Baubles, deer, friendship

or 

Product / Technique Options:
Mirror Card


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 2,682 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 January 2019 Challenge from 7th December to 6th January. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd February, 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 30th November, we've exchanged over 2,682 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.


Friday, 2 November 2018

October 2018 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the October 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!


We had 23 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,660 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option
or

Sketch Option
or 

Theme Options: Clocks, Mermaids, Friendship

or 

Product / Technique Options: Book paper.

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 2,660 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 January Card Chain Challenge from 7th December to 6th January. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd February, 2019.

Hope to see you here as we once again wrap the world with a chain of friendship, crafty fun and frolics!

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 October, 2018, we've exchanged over 2,660 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.