Saturday 2 December 2023

November 2023 - Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome to the November 2023 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!

We had 32 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month.
Total number of cards exchanged thus far by Card Chain Challenge participants is 4,200. 

Before we get into the challenge, look what happened in Mid-November...

Two people, who quite clearly hate having their photograph taken, met in an English country pub for a lovely evening.  No, we don't know them either but it was a nice pub bwahahahahahahaaa.
All the cards exchanged this month used at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette Option
(Exact matching is not required)


Sketch Option
(Orient as required)


Theme Options:
Winter/ Indian/ Friendship


Product / Technique Options:

Who Sent What To Whom


It's on the Way!

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 4,200 cards by participants from 41 of the 50 United States and 33 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!

Want to join the fun????
Hey, Gentle Readers, if you want to join in the fun you can sign up for the Card Chain Challenge.  All sign ups run in advance, from the 7th of the preceding month to the 6th of the exchange month.  All reveals happen on the 2nd of the month after the exchange is complete.

Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping!
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 honour-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 November, 2023, we've exchanged over 4,200 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, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands (Holland), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya,  Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and USA. (We only need to get some countries that begin with L, O, Q, R, T, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list!)  Total global participation here we come!!!

As for the USA, past participants come from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, 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, West Virginia and Wisconsin. We're still missing: South Dakota, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont 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.


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Thanks for all you do, Jo and Gail, and how wonderful you got to meet up finally!! And in a pub, no less - fun! Fabulous cards everyone; I will comment wherever I'm able as soon as I can! Happy holidays!!

Joanne said...

Thank you so much for pulling this together every month! Love seeing all these purple tones this month.

Gail said...

What a great assortment of cards!
It DOES look like a lovely pub!

Tina Z. said...

oh, I just love our car chain.
you look great in the pub!

Greta said...

How great you 2 got to meet up! A lot of wonderful cards! Thank you both for keeping the exchange going & Happy Holidays!

Imke said...

It is so nice to meet a crafty friend in real life ! Thanks for sharing the picture.

I tried to left some love on blogs but sometimes i dont find a blog post. Anyway you get my love here - great cards from everyone !


HilaryJane said...

Thank you for sharing the photo, so good to see you both together. Hope you enjoyed your evening xx