Tuesday 2 June 2020

May 2020 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal and Blog Hop

Hello card friends and welcome to the May 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal! 
This is a very special post as we have hit a milestone: 

3,000 cards exchanged  

How awesome is that?!!  3,000 times spreading love around the world one card at a time.  

We think this calls for a celebration and we want YOU to come and join the fun!!!!   

We'll be having a series of games on the blog during June and you'll need to follow us and keep checking back to make sure you don't miss anything.  Psssst, don't tell anyone but there will be prizes...   Oh, OK, tell everyone!!  Let's have fun and party like it's 2021.......  

Anyhoo, onward to the May Reveal and we have decided to turn it into a blog hop!!  So enjoy the cards, hop over to the sender's post,  leave a little love and we will be randomly selecting 3 comments left between today and the 28th June to win some prizes.  More info to come soon......

We had 24 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month and we'd like to thank Kathy in the UK for pushing us to our 3,000 card milestone! There may be a few gaps due to the current postal system difficulties, but feast your eyes on what was sent in this chain:

Our options were:

Colour Palette Option


Sketch Option
Orient as required


Theme Options: Repeat (more than one of something)/Fruit/ friendship


Product / Technique Options: Stickers/Brushos

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 over 3,000 cards by participants from 30 countries and 38 of the 50 United States!

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!)

There are still a few days left to sign up for the June exchange and don't forget to hurry back on June 7th for the July sign up AND all the fun and games too!

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 May 2020, we've exchanged over 3,000 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.


Tina Z. said...

I am so happy to be part of this, it is such a great idea and always such a lovely surprise!
Thank you for organizing all this.
Crafty hugs xx

GerJanne said...

SO lovely to see all the cards in this post! Thanks for organizing this every month!

Helen Gullett said...

Wonderful and beautiful cards! Thank you for hosting this card exchange every month. It is a joy to make a card and actually sending it out, too.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards from everyone and thank you for organising the Blog Hop!
Kath x

Suzanne H said...

Thanks so much for organizing this hop. Can't wait to join in. I agree with Helen that it's a joy to make and send a card.

Greta said...

Think I must be one of the longest participants & I'm so grateful to Gail & Jo for keeping our wonderful card chain going! Thanks to everyone who sends some joy each month. Hugs to all my CCC family & hope more people will join us!

Jeanne H said...

I so look forward to receiving my card each month. They are all so well done. I like seeing the stamps from other countries too. I too like seeing new people join.

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! Congrats! This is amazing!

Annette Gordon said...

What a fun and wonderful idea! Congrats on the #3000 cards!

Betty said...

thanks for all your hard work in keeping the CCC going and also organizing the blog hop

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on 3000 cards exchanged! That's amazing! I always enjoy the reveal posts here each month!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Woo hoo - great milestone with 3000 cards! Glad I'm able to join in again and thanks for hosting this challenge!!

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards ladies. So happy to be a link in this awesome chain. Hugz

Angelnorth said...

No idea what ahappened to my original comment but I'll try again! So sorry to have missed out on the 3000 milestone mont - the time just got away with me somehow! Fabulous array of cards as usual. Cograts to the organisers and everyone taking part in the lovely CCC!

HilaryJane said...

What an amazing set of cards this month. Thanks to Gail and Jo for all the hard work in managing the challenge. Congrats on the milestone too. It feels good to be part of it. This is my absolute favourite challenge xx

Angelnorth said...

Apologies to the handful of people I can't leave comments on (I don't have Flikr, Insta or Pinterest) - fabulous collection of cards as usual. Thank you to Jo and Gail for all the work that goes into the chain each month and to everyone who takes part, too!

Janis said...

Fun hop! Thank you to everyone for sharing your lovely cards. It was fun to see what everyone did with those prompts. The colors were my favorite part. I couldn't seem to find Dee's card on her Pinterest to comment, but the above photo is gorgeous!! And I couldn't find Arlene's card, so I am not sure if it ever got posted. I am looking fwd to participating in this coming CCC exchange!! Thank you to Jo and Gail for their welcomes and all their hard work!!
<3 J

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