Monday 7 August 2017

September 2017 - 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 2,382 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 Friday, 29th September 2017
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by Saturday, 30th September.

This month the Card Chain Challenge is sponsored by

Rubber Dance is a Norwegian stamp company.  All the deeply etched red rubber stamps are lovingly handmade by the owner Bibi in her home based workshop and sold unmounted.  Bibi has generously provided Curious Cat which will go to one lucky blog reader who leaves a comment on this post.
Curious Cat
To be eligible to win this beautiful stamp you just need to leave a comment on this post.  The winner will be randomly drawn and announced with the reveal on the 2nd October. You don't need to sign up for the Card Chain Challenge to be eligible to win, but we would love it if you want to play along.  As a special to out blog readers you can use the code CCCfreeship to get free worldwide shipping off any order over €15 at Rubber Dance Stamps.  How cool is that??  Do hop over and check out the fabulous selection of unique images and don't forget to use the code for free shipping LOL. 

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.)


Sketch Option:

(Orient as desired.)


Theme Options: Pirates/ In the Jungle / Friendship


Product/ Technique Options: Graphic 45/ Metal Charms / Tri-Fold Cards

Sign Up Deadline:
You have until Wednesday, 6th September, 2017, 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 Monday, 2nd October, 2017. 
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the lovely Curious Cat!

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.

An InLinkz Link-up

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:

Past CCC Reveal
Please read the rules & FAQs if you want to play along.        

Wednesday 2 August 2017

July 2017 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the July 2017 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!

We have another gorgeous reveal to share today, but before we start we'd like to welcome back the lovely Betty in Nebraska, and to say a big 'Hi there' to new players Gwendolyn in Germany and Cheryl in Michiganand welcome them to our worldwide chain of friends! 

We had 24 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,357 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Color Palette Option


Sketch Option


Theme Options: Cacti / Mythical Creatures / Friendship


Product/Technique Options: Hemptique Cord / Lace / Spray Inking

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 2,357 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 August Card Chain Challenge from 7th July to 6th August. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2 September, 2017.
The September Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on Monday, 7th August and ends on Tuesday, 6th September. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by Saturday, 30th September and will be revealed here on Monday, 2nd October 2017.

Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

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, 2017, we've exchanged over 2,357 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.