Wecome back! I hope your holidays have been terrific!
It's the last Friday in December, so that means it's time to sign up for the January Card Chain Challenge (CCC)!
For anyone new to the CCC, the basic idea is that you receive a fellow cardmaker's snail mail address, make her a card, and send it off. The next person on the list does the same thing with you, and so on. Each person makes a card for the person immediately above her in the chain, and the first person in the chain makes a card for the last person in the chain.
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 Eligibility, Guidelines & FAQ's
You can use as many of the following options as you like, but you're only required to use one of them.
Note: the colors and names are a guide, so no need for a perfect match.
(You also don't need to use all of them.)
Valentine's Day OR
Mr. Linky sign-up ends at 11:59 p.m., EST, Thursday, January 6, 2010.
If this is your first CCC, please send your email and snail mail and a link to one of your online photo galleries to:
If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment. Also please check out the FAQ post.
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)!
Don't forget to check out the November CCC results!
They will be posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
Yay! CCC time again! Fab colors and love the sketch, Deborah!
Posted by: Barb :) | December 31, 2010 at 12:30 AM
This is a great sketch Deborah and I love the colours.
Posted by: Susan Butler | December 31, 2010 at 01:41 AM
I'm ready to go again. This is a fantastic swap!!
Posted by: Jan | December 31, 2010 at 10:56 AM
This will be my first CCC and I have never made a card with a colour challenge or sketch :) (so this will be a challenge). I took part in the Hero Arts Holiday Card Exchange and it's so nice to receive a handmade card.
Posted by: Karin | December 31, 2010 at 11:03 AM
Thank you again Deborah for organising this event! Love that sketch! (FYI: Sadly I never received an e-mail or card from my sender for the November CCC. I wonder if it just got lost?)
Posted by: Brenda Urbanik | December 31, 2010 at 03:46 PM
This sounds like so much fun! I signed up and included a link to my blog.
Posted by: Linda van Vliet | December 31, 2010 at 03:47 PM
My first time--my brain is already trying to come up with something!
Posted by: Greta Hess | December 31, 2010 at 06:04 PM
I'm ready to get back to my crafting table after a prolonged break....I CAN'T WAIT!! My resolution this year is to make every card commitment in the mail on time this year. :)
Posted by: sheila | December 31, 2010 at 06:40 PM
Happy New Year Deborah! So glad the CCC is back after the holiday break :) Love the sketch and the colors are yummy!!
Posted by: Linda W. | December 31, 2010 at 07:29 PM
Jubiii Im so so ready for this :)
Happy new year
Posted by: Rikke | January 1, 2011 at 06:51 AM
Hi Deborah and all
I would like to give this a try.
you can find some of my work here and you can also find my flicker link here http://shelleycraftspace.blogspot.com/
My blog is very new, I do not have alot of post yet as I am just learning.
Posted by: Shelley | January 1, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Hi Deb, all signed up, glad to be back and for me, I am glad the Holidays are over, want to get back to a normal hectic life!!
Hope you all had a great Holiday.
Posted by: Donna | January 1, 2011 at 09:35 PM
o.k this is my first time playing CCC so I am stoked! I'll get to work now!
Posted by: Lora Buehrig | January 1, 2011 at 09:36 PM
This is my first time joining an event like this. Love the idea!!!
Posted by: Anouk | January 2, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Lovely colours - so glad we're back to creating. Thanks for continuing this ccc!
Posted by: Janet Ribet | January 3, 2011 at 12:42 AM
A new year and a new CCC - thanks, Deborah!
Posted by: Daria Z. | January 3, 2011 at 03:41 PM
I'd love to participate for the first time Deborah ! Sending you my links too.
Posted by: Lynn (toomanycrayons) | January 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM
I just signed up to play again! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Posted by: Sharon D. from Canada | January 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Yeah,.... I think it will be the sketch again... I'm hopeless at colours!!!!
Posted by: Dawn T | January 4, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Hi Deborah, Just signed up.So excited!
Posted by: Marian | January 5, 2011 at 03:58 AM
Thanks for the reminder! I love the CCC!
Posted by: Judy Jung | January 6, 2011 at 03:09 PM
I just found your website the other day and wanted to sign up for the card swap. Just missed it by 3 hours. I may send you an email anyway and you can decide if you would like an extra person. I love Poppy Stamps also! I have enjoyed looking at your work so far. And the fact that you organize this card swap is wonderful!
Posted by: Katie B. | January 7, 2011 at 03:26 AM