Friday 17 August 2018

July Winner

Ooopsie!!!  Gail done gone and frogot to write this post.
Sorry about that and thank you all for your patience.  
Here be the news!!

The July Card Chain Challenge was generously 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. 

We would like to thank Rubber Dance Stamps so much for generously supplying this gorgeous Hydrangea stamp set to one of our participants this month.  
And the lucky randomly selected winner is



Big congrats Shylaa. 
Send me an email with your snail mail details and I'll get your stamp set on it's way.

Thanks to everyone who continues to play along and offer love and support to the team behind the scenes and to everyone else in this precious, lovely and generous chain of crafty talent.  You rock!!

Tuesday 7 August 2018

September 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 2,615 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 30th September, 2018. Please remember to caption your photo with your name and the challenge month - for example: Gail September 18.
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th September, 2018. 

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: Food, Cats, Friendship


Product / Technique Options: Wool or twine

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until Thursday 6th September, 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 Tuesday 2nd October, 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.

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.        

Thursday 2 August 2018

July 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

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

We had 19 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,615 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option

Sketch Option


Theme Options:
Fish, Beach, Friendship


Product /Technique Options:
Rubberdance, Washi Tape

This month the Card Chain Challenge is sponsored by

Rubber Dance Stamps

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 the new and beautiful Hydrangea which will be given to one of our eligible participants this month.

Gail will be back in a few days to announce the lucky winner of this gorgeous set!

Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations! We've now exchanged a breathtaking 2,615 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!

And don't forget to check back for the results of the July sign-up random draw. 

Our Next Challenge
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 September 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 1st August, 2018, we've exchanged over 2,615 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.