It's time for the February Card Chain Challenge (CCC)! If this seems a little bit quick, it's because I want to get the CCC's synchronized and on a permanent schedule. So I'm shooting for each sign up being on or about the last Friday of the preceding month. Since today is the last Friday in January, it's time to announce February's CCC.
Last month we had participants again from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and the United States. We had two new countries make their debut this month - give a big cheer for Switzerland and Mauritius! If we add in past participating countries Croatia, Denmark and Japan, we've had 12 countries represented thus far!
(My goal is to try to get a new country represented every month, so put the word out!)For anyone new to the CCC, the basic idea is that you receive a fellow cardmaker's
Everybody gets a hand-crafted card so everybody wins!
You also post the card you receive in the online gallery of your choice, and I will post these blog/gallery addresses on my blog along with a picture of the card. Everybody gets increased visibility and/or blog traffic, so everybody wins!
The whole process is fairly straightforward, so the chances of my screwing up are minimal. Everybody - except me - avoids administrative duties, so everybody wins!
Please click here to read Guidelines / Rules.
3 Challenge Options
You can use as many of the following options as you like, but you're only required to use one of them.
Citron, Cucumber, Violet, Mauve, Lilac
Mr. Linky sign-up: 11:59 p.m., EST, Monday, February 1, 2010. If this is your first CCC, please send your email and
If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment.
I hope you'll consider trying this. Feel free to ask those who've participated thus far: it's thrilling to open your mailbox and find a handmade card (especially when it's got foreign stamps on it)!
bless you for publishing your full RSS feed, you are a goddess <3
Posted by: mary dawn quirindongo | January 29, 2010 at 09:28 AM
I'm on it again!!!!
Posted by: Agata | January 29, 2010 at 09:33 AM
Mary Dawn, I am very excited by your comment! Im excited because I know nothing about RSS Feeds and I was in my options thingie yesterday and hit a few buttons, so I must have done something good!
Does anybody know what I changed? And why is this a good thing to have a full RSS feed?
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | January 29, 2010 at 09:46 AM
Deborah, I made sure I got in quick this month so I wouldn't miss out on the fun! Love the colours, template and themes. Maybe I'll have to make a St Patrick's Day card. Living in Ireland and I've never ever made one - it could be a challenge!
Posted by: Heather Maria | January 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM
Thanks for doing this, Deborah...I had such fun last time!
Posted by: Daria Z. | January 29, 2010 at 02:25 PM
Having so much fun with the card chain, I'm in again! It's really going to be a challenge for me, those colors are so far out of my comfort zone. I'm off to play!
Posted by: Nancy K | January 29, 2010 at 05:40 PM
HEATHER! You live in Ireland and have NEVER made a St. Patricks Day card?! Now thats just WRONG!!!
High time you got round to it, lassie!
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | January 29, 2010 at 11:10 PM
Would you look at that, Deborah! I signed up for the "CCC"! He He He With a little help from my DD (Cheryl)! Now if I can just manage to get it linked to your blog! Wow ! I get the honor of making "stampersuzz" a card! Right? What fun! Hugs, Marilyn V.
Posted by: Marilyn Valadez | January 30, 2010 at 03:24 PM
So glad I could enter this chain challenge. I had so much going on for January, but most of that is winding down. I had my lepracaun sitting for years, already colored in and ready with the sentiment and I DO love that guy, but when I made cards for the whole office, I didn't want to visit him very much, if at all....
Posted by: Arlene | January 30, 2010 at 05:38 PM
Way to go, Marilyn!!! I knew you could do it! Yes, you will be sending stampersuzz a card (and you will be receiving one from Judy Jung), you lucky thang!
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | January 30, 2010 at 06:25 PM
Okay I did it: I signed up.
Deborah, you can add a new country: Belgium.
I think I make a card for: Dotty Jo. Right?
Posted by: Yvette K | January 31, 2010 at 06:56 PM
Yaaaaaaaay! We got Belgium! We got Belgium!!! Everybody jump up and down and pour their Diet-Cokes on Yvettes head! (Yvette, this is an American way of showing were delighted with you. Idiotic, I know, but there you have it.)
Posted by: Deborah Nolan | February 1, 2010 at 01:23 PM
Hey Deborah, I am in again. I just made the sign up deadline this time :-) Looking forward to it. You have my details right? :-) Thanks for doing this.
Posted by: Pia | February 1, 2010 at 04:54 PM