Tuesday, 7 February 2017

March 2017 Sign-up

Hello and welcome! If this is your first time here, we hope you'll sign up and join in the fun! We've now exchanged over 2,100 cards by participants from 37 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 100-200k photo of your handmade card to us at (cardchainchallenge[at]yahoo[dot]com) by March 28, and your card should arrive at its destination by March 31, 2017.

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:

These colors are your guideline - exact matching is not necessary.

OR

Sketch


You can orient this sketch in any direction and/or flip it.

OR

One of the following themes: – Flowers  or  Fish  or  Friendship

OR

One of the following products: Stampers Anonymous stamps, Sequins, Fussy Cutting

Sign Up Deadline  
You have until March 6th, 2017 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 April 2nd, 2017.



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.




*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! Please read the Rules and FAQ's if you want to play along.

See a past CCC reveal.

Total cards exchanged as of January 31, 2017: 2,100

Thursday, 2 February 2017

January 2017 Card Chain Challenge Reveal!

Hello and welcome to the January 2017 Card Chain Challenge Reveal.  We had 26 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month using at least one of the following options:

Colour Palette:


Sketch:



Themes:  Birds, Snowflakes, Friendship

Products:  Buttons / Twine

Here are the cards that were sent in January..........

Stacy in Nevada sent LesLee in California



LesLee in California sent Dawn in New Zealand


Dawn in New Zealand sent Deborah in Indiana


Deborah in Indiana sent LaVon in Illinois


LaVon in Illinois sent Marga in Spain



Marga in Spain sent Lorraine in the UK



Lorraine in the UK sent Nat in Canada



Nat in Canada sent Vikki W in Australia



Vikki W in Australia sent Sara in Missouri


Sara in Missouri sent Jutta in Canada



Jutta in Canada sent Mrs. A in England



Mrs. A in England sent Greta in Oregon


Greta in Oregon sent Helen G. in Ohio



Helen G. in Ohio sent Robyn Oliver in Australia



Robyn Oliver in Australia sent Arlene in California




Arlene in California sent Linda in Michigan



Linda in Michigan sent Anita in Norway


Gail in Norway sent Cat in MD



Cat in MD sent Lucille in Colorado



Lucille in Colorado sent Sabrina in California



Sabrina in California sent Denise in California




Denise in California sent Oreet in Colorado

 
Oreet in Colorado sent Gail in Norway


Photo coming soon

Gail in Norway sent Betty in Nebraska



Betty in Nebraska sent Jo in England



Jo in England sent  Stacy in Nevada


And that brings us full circle.
Thank you, everyone, for sharing your artistic talent and doing your part for global relations!
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 sign up for the February Card Chain Challenge until February 6, 2017.  All cards exchanged will be revealed here on March 2, 2017.

The March Card Chain Challenge sign-up begins on March 7, 2017. All cards exchanged in that challenge will be revealed here on April 2, 2017.

Hope to see you here!

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
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 MAY, 2016, we've exchanged over 2,069 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, France, Germany, Great Britain (aka: England), 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 include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, 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, Georgia, 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.
Read the Revised Guidelines & FAQ's (revised August 30, 2015).


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

All the 2017 CCC Options

Hi, All!

You can now see all of the options for each month of the CCC!

(A link is also in the sidebar.)

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Just a Little Note

Hi, All - Deborah here....

I want to express my deep gratitude to Gail and Jo for all of their hard work on keeping the CCC going while I was out of commission. The three of us are going to jointly manage the CCC from it's new home here - which is such a blessing to me!

The 2017 Options page will be ready soon so you can work ahead if you want to.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
Deborah  

 
P.S. I don't want to clutter this blog with personal matters; you can read about why I've been MIA here.