Thursday 21 December 2017

January 2018 - 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 2,451 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 Monday, 29th January 2018. 
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by Wednesday, 31st January 2018.

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following options. (You can actually use two, three, or all the 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: Snowflake / Unicorn / Friendship


Product / Technique Options: Glitter / Embossing

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until January 6th, 2018, 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 Friday, 2nd February 2018.
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. For example: Ann in Texas; Betty in Ontario; Cathy in Wales; Darla in Italy.

Thanks for signing up!
The Team behind the Scene
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 9 December 2017

Merry Christmas and Winners

Hello and welcome to the winners announcement for the November exchange.  
Gail put up a couple of prizes, one for anyone who joined the exchange and complied with all the requirements, and one for someone who did that and also used at least three of the options on their card.  We put all the eligible people into Mr Randoms amazing technicolour machine and he says..........

The winner of the Fiskars stamps for just playing along goes to 

Lucille in Colorado

Congrats Lucille, you have won these stamps!

The prize for using at least three of the options goes to

Cat C in Maryland

Congrats Cat, you have won this stamp set!

Congrats to the lucky ladies.  Drop us an email with your details and we will get these in the post and hopefully they will arrive for Christmas. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for playing along in 2017 and we hope you have a wonderful festive season.  The January 2018 sign up will be along soon and we hope to see you again in 2018.  Take care.  Be safe.  Hugz!

Saturday 2 December 2017

November 2017 - Card Chain Challenge reveal

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

This will be our final Reveal for 2017 and we, Deborah, Gail and Jo, wish to thank everyone who has played along and joined in the fun during the past year! It's been a blast and you gals make all the work that goes on behind the scenes totally worthwhile! Thank you so much.

So, let's get down to business one last time for 2017. We had 22 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,451 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option


Sketch Option


Theme Options:
Blessings/ Deer/ Friendship


Product / Technique Options:
Papertrey Ink/ Watercolours

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 2,451 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 Thursday, 14th December to Saturday, 6th January. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on Friday 2nd February, 2018.

The February Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on Sunday 7th January, 2018. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by Wednesday, 28th February and will be revealed here on Friday 2nd March, 2018. Don't forget that February is a short month!

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 1st December, 2017, we've exchanged over 2,451 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.