Sunday, 2 September 2018

August 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

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

Before we get into the reveal, I hope you won't mind if I put in a little plea. When you email a picture of your card please could you make sure that it is labelled with your name and the correct challenge month and year. You can do this by clicking on 'save as' and then calling your picture something like 'Mary - Ohio Aug 2018 '. When you are juggling 20+ photos, some of which may also be for the next month, every little helps! 

We had 22 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,637 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option


Sketch Option


Theme Options: Lighthouse, Fruit or Friendship


Product / Technique Options: Stencils

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 2,637 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 still sign up for the September Card Chain Challenge until Thursday 6th September. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd October, 2018.

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 31st October and will be revealed here on 2nd November, 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 31st August, 2018, we've exchanged over 2,637 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.


HilaryJane said...

These cards are amazing and so diverse. Thanks for all the hard work involved in putting it all together x

ionabunny said...

Thanks Hilary. All the ladies of the card chain challenge are amazing. So glad you have joined us. Seeing all these beautiful cards together and thinking about all this love winging it's way around the planet makes the work behind the scenes worth while. Hugz

ionabunny said...

Another fantatstic reveal. So proud to be a part of this amazing chain. Hugz

Angelnorth said...

Great variety of takes in the month’s challenge elements - lovely array of cards!