Saturday 7 April 2018

May 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 over 2,512 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 31st May 2018
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 31st May 2018. 

This month the Card Chain Challenge is proudly sponsored by

Joyful. Creative. Caring. At Taylored Expressions, our company mission goes beyond manufacturing high quality craft products. Born from a passion to share the art of paper crafting with others, we strive to provide meaningful ways for people to express joy and live their lives creatively.
Based in Iowa, Taylored Expressions has proudly manufactured rubber stamps and dies in the U.S. since 2008. From coordinated essentials to inspiring project guides, our retail web-based store offers hand-selected products to make paper crafting simple and fun. Taylored Expressions products may also be found in retail stores across the globe and through our growing list of wholesale customers. 
Taylored Expressions is a family business and we thank you for allowing us to share in the joy of your creative journey.

Taylored Expressions have generously supplied a $25 gift voucher which will be awarded to one of our participants this month.  The winner will be randomly picked.  To be eligible for the prize draw you must have completed all the requirements of the Card Chain Challenge as detailed below.  

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: Flowers / CAS / Friendship


Product / Technique Options: 

Taylored Expressions / Gems or Pearls

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th May 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 Saturday 2nd June 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. EX: Ann in Texas; Betty in Ontario; Cathy in Wales; Darla in Italy.

If the link-up pictures are not visible please click on the link below and then add as usual:

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! Please do not publish your card online until you know your recipient has received it. 

Helpful Links


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

Monday 2 April 2018

March 2018 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

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

We're hitting something of a milestone this month as we pass 2,500 cards sent and received! Yes, that's 2,500 gorgeous cards which have been sent criss-crossing the globe since our own dear, delightful Deborah started this whole fabulous gig on her blog The Society of Stampaholics on September 10th, 2009. A big thank you to everyone who has played along - I'm sure you'll agree this is some achievement!  So we are going to celebrate!!  Make sure you come back on the April 7th for the May sign up and the extra fun!!!

For our March challenge we had 21 participants who exchanged cards across the globe (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,512 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option

Sketch Option

Theme Options:


Product / Technique Options:
Stamps and Die-Cuts

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations! We've now exchanged over 2,512 cards by participants from 38 of the 50 United States and 30 different 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 April Card Chain Challenge from 7th March to 6th April. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd May, 2018.

The May Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on Saturday, 7th April and ends on Sunday, 6th May. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 31st May and will be revealed here on 2nd June, 2018.
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 31 March, 2018, we've exchanged over 2,512 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.