Sunday 7 October 2018

November 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 2,637 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 November 2018. 
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th November 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: Baubles / Deer/ Friendship


Product / Technique Options: Mirror Card

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th November 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 2nd December 2018. This is the final challenge for 2018 as we take a little break over the festive season.

The Next Sign-up
The January 2019 sign-up will begin on 7th December and ends on 6th January 2019. All cards exchanged in that challenge should reach their destinations by 31st January in readiness for the reveal post on 2nd February. 

Hope you can play along in 2019 as 2018 has been truly a-mazing!

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.        

Tuesday 2 October 2018

September 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the September 2018 Card Chain Challenge Reveal! This month we have cats, mermaids, flowers, leaves, a feather, a thirsty bear AND a slice or two of pizza in our reveal!

September has seen 23 participants exchanging cards across the globe (making our total number of exchanged cards 2,660 thus far!) using at least one of the following options:

Colour palette

(Exact matching not necessary)
(Orient as required)

Theme Options:
Food / Cats / Friendship

Product Options:  
Wool / Twine

Who Sent What To Whom:
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 a totally mega 2,660 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 October Card Chain Challenge until 6th October. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd November, 2018.

The November Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on 7th October and ends on 6th November. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 30th November and will be revealed here on 2nd December, 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 October 2018, we've exchanged over 2,660 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.