Wednesday 7 October 2020

November 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 3,107 cards by participants from 39 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 (craftynomad at gmail dot com) a 100-200k photo of your handmade card by 30th November, 2020
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 30th November, 2020

Challenge Directions 
Make a card using at least one of the following options. (You can actually use two, three, 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: Animal with Hooves 
(that's deer/camels/cows/goats etc or any other ungulates that take your fancy 😉😉😉)/ Stars / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: 
Glitter /Aperture Card

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until November 6th 2020, 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, 2020.
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!
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.     

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday 2 October 2020

September 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the September 2020 Card Chain Challenge Reveal! 

We had 30 fabulous participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month. You guys rock!
Total number of cards exchanged thus far by Card Chain Challenge participants is 3,107.  
All the cards exchanged this month used at least one of the following options:

Color Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option
(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: 
Steampunk / Birds / Friendship
Product / Technique Options:  
Sequins / Shaped card (not a square or rectangle)

Who Sent What To Whom






and because of a last minute addition to the list Gail was twice blessed this month.......
GerJanne in the Netherlands also sent Gail in Norway

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 3,107 cards by participants from 39 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!

Our Next Two Challenges
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun, you can sign up for the October Card Chain Challenge from until 6th October. All cards exchanged will be revealed here on 2nd November, 2020.

The November Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on October 7th and ends on November 6th. All cards exchanged in that challenge should arrive at their destinations by 30th November and will be revealed here on December 2nd, 2020. 

Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping!
Gail, and Jo

WHO'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 30th September, 2020, we've exchanged over 3,107 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, Idaho, 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, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge this is an event where everybody wins. 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.