Sunday 7 January 2024

Card Chain Challenge Sign Up - February 2024

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 are all about spreading love around the world, one handmade card at a time!!
We've now exchanged over 4,227 cards by participants from 41 of the 50 United States and 33 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 25th February, 2024. 
  •  Your card should arrive at its destination by 29th February, 2024.

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.)  

Colour Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

Sketch Option

(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: Balloons / Flowers / Friendship

Product / Technique Options:  Twine / Stencil

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until 6th February, 2024, 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 March, 2024.
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.  
We also have some Mailing Tips that might be useful.....    

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday 2 January 2024

Card Chain Challenge Reveal - December 2023

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

We had 27 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month.
Total number of cards exchanged thus far by Card Chain Challenge participants is 4,227.

Challenge Directions 

We played Gail's festive, but fiendish...


To keep it interesting we went with a 5 x 5 grid and things beginning with 'B'!

Your task was to pick a line, horizontal, vertical or diagonal, for your card and to
interpret the prompts as you wanted.  Exact colour matching was not required!


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 4,227 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, December 31st we've exchanged over 4,227 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.