Friday 29 September 2017

Photo Editing - Quick Update

Hello CCC friends.  It seems that PicMonkey wants money for you to use their site.  Sad, but it's their site so they can do what they will.  A friend of mine has suggested BeFunky.   Please do leave some feedback about how you like this site if you try it, or if you have another option you like then please let us know.  

Hugz from the Team Behind The Scenes

Thursday 7 September 2017

October 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 over 2,381 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 at cardchainchallenge(at)yahoo(dot)com with a 100 - 200k photograph of your handmade card by Sunday 29th October.
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by Tuesday 31st October. 

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: Autumn/ Cats / Friendship


Product /Technique Options: WPlus9/ Macrame

Sign Up Deadline  

You have until Friday, 6th October, 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 Thursday, 2nd November, 2017.

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

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

Saturday 2 September 2017

August 2017 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

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

We had 25 lovely participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,382 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Color Palette:

Exact matching is not required.


Orient as desired.

Themes:  Ships / Dogs / Friendship

Products/Techniques: Memory Box / Stencils / Tea Bag Folding

Who Sent What To Whom

Dee in Kenya sent Jo in England

On it's 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 2,382 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 September Card Chain Challenge from 7th August to 6th September.  All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd October, 2017.  We also have a sponsor for September.  You need to leave a comment on the September Sign Up to be in with a chance to win a beautiful stamp from Rubber Dance Stamps.  The winner will be announced at the reveal on 2nd October.

The October Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on 7th September and ends on 6th October. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 30th October and will be revealed here on 2nd November, 2017.
Hope to see you here!
Thanks for stopping by!
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 August, 2017, we've exchanged over 2,382 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.