Saturday 7 October 2017

November 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 2,404 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 Thursday 30th November 2017
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by Thursday 30th November 2017. 
Since this is the last exchange of the year, and it's coming up to the silly season, Gail is doing a giveaway.  Everyone who signs up is eligible for giveaway #1.  As long as all the challenge conditions are met and your card arrives by 30th November you could win these two Fiskars stamps.

These are designed to work with Fiskars roller thingy but they work perfectly well slapped on an acrylic block LOL. 

For my second giveaway you gotta work a bit LOL.  I had great fun in September playing with 4 of the options that Deborah has taken the time to set up so.......  For a chance to win this stamp set you need to use at least 3 options.  The colours count as one, the sketch counts as one, then each of the theme or product/technique options count as one.  So for example, use the sketch, colours and a deer, you're in the draw!  Or the sketch, watercolours and friendship you're in the draw! etc.... Any combo you like and don't forget to tell us which you used when you email your card photo.  Anyone using at least three of this month’s options and complying with the challenge requirements is in the random draw for this stamp set.

Of course, you only need to use one option to comply with the challenge rules, but I do hope some of you might like to play along and stretch yourselves.  Hugz.

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: Blessings/Deer/Friendship 


Product / Technique Options: Papertrey Ink/ Watercolours

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until Monday 6th November 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 Saturday 2nd December 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


Please read the Rules & FAQs if you want to play along.        

Monday 2 October 2017

September 2017 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

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

*Click here for the winner of the September prize sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps*

We had 23 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,404 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option


Sketch Option


Theme Options:
Pirates/ In the Jungle /friendship


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

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 2,404 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 October Card Chain Challenge until Friday 6th October.  All cards exchanged will be revealed here on Thursday, 2nd November 2017.

The November Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on Saturday 7th October and ends on Monday 6th November. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by Thursday 30th November and will be revealed here on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping!
Deborah, Gail, and Jo x

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 September 2017, we've exchanged over 2,404 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.

Sunday 1 October 2017

Winner and News

Hello everyone.  The September Exchange was sponsored by Rubber Dance Stamps

Bibi offered the lovely Curious Cat to someone who commented on the sign up post.

So I counted up the comments and chucked em all at Mr Random and he said.....

Congrats Gwendolyn.  
Drop us an email with your details and we'll get the cat in the post

For those who weren't lucky this time don't despair!
We have decided to have two giveaways for the November Sign Up.
Oooh, loverly. Well, Christmas is coming and we thought we'd start early LOL.  
One giveaway will be for anyone who signs up and complies with all the deadlines.  The other one will be for anyone who signs up, makes a card using at least 3 of the options and complies with all the deadlines.  More details on the November sign up.  
So pop back in a few hours for the September reveal and on the 7th for the November sign up.  Hugz