Hello and welcome to the 2014 October Card Chain Challenge Reveal, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!
I'd like to take a moment to thank Heidi Crowl, owner of Simon Says Stamp, for her generosity and Stephanie Leykauf for being her terrific self! You're both peachy-keen-o-cool in my book. (See below to find out which one of our cardmakers won the $25 gift certificate!)
We had 34 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month, and some of them are newbies! Please welcome - check out their fabulous art....
Nikki in the United Kingdom sent Shannon in California:
Shannon in California sent Ann in Maryland:
Ann in Maryland sent Laura in Washington:
Laura in Washington sent Sabrina in California:
Sabrina in California sent Arlene in California:Arlene in California sent Magda in Spain:
Magda in Spain sent Gail in Norway:
Gail in Norway sent Dagmar in Germany:
Dagmar in Germany sent Dawn in New Zealand:
and check out Dagmar's envelope:
Dawn in New Zealand sent Kelly L. in Ohio:
Kelly L. in Ohio sent Helen G. in Ohio:
Helen G. in Ohio sent Cat C. in Maryland:
Cat C. in Maryland sent Mynette in Kansas:
Mynette in Kansas sent Greta in Oregon:
Greta in Oregon sent Joy in Indiana:
Joy in Indiana sent Monica in Illinois:
Monica in Illinois sent Lucille in Colorado:
Lucille in Colorado sent Jo in England:
Jo in England sent Nancy in New York:
Nancy in New York sent Robyn Oliver in Australia:
Robyn Oliver in Australia sent Becca in North Dakota:
Becca in North Dakota sent Lin in Ohio:
Lin in Ohio sent Loly in Alabama:
Loly in Alabama sent Kelly Booth in Arizona:
Kelly Booth in Arizona sent Lisa in Massachusetts:
A card from Kelly is never just about the front - the inside is usually even more spectacular (or "spooktacular" in this case - lol!):
Lisa in Massachusetts sent LaVon in Illinois:
LaVon in Illinois sent Judy I. in Florida:
Judy I. in Florida sent Joy in Ohio:
Joy in Ohio sent Barbara in Florida:
Barbara in Florida sent Janet in Mauritius:
Janet in Mauritius sent Karen in California:
(That's not just a cool-looking bunch of woven threads in the center - that's a friendship bracelet! Is that clever or what?!)
Karen in California sent Betty in Nebraska:
Betty in Nebraska sent Deborah (yours truly in Indiana):
Deborah (yours truly in Indiana) sent Nikki in the United Kingdom:
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!)
As stated above, a $25 gift certificate from our October sponsor, Simon Says Stamp, was this month's prize. I randomly drew the winner from a pool of the cardmakers whose cards were received by their recipients by October 31st, and the winner is...
Number 30: Sabrina!
Congratulations, Sabrina! Please send me an email by November 15 so I can hook you up with your $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
As of November 1, 2014, we've had over 1,450 cards in this little jaunt - most of whom are made by regular participants. And where do they come from? Read on....
Past participants have hailed from: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain (aka: England), Greece, Holland (aka: The Netherlands), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, South Africa. (We only need to get some countries that begin with K, L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We have 165 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, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We're still missing: Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, 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 April 25, 2013)
Wowee!! We have really outdone ourselves this time around! I can't believe some of the inventive, cool things that were created. Janet - that friendship bracelet idea rocks!
Posted by: Becca Cruger | November 1, 2014 at 09:33 AM
WOW is right! What an amazing gallery of beauty and talent!
Posted by: Nancy Ward | November 1, 2014 at 09:43 AM
What a great reveal! As always, a BIG thank you to you, Deborah, for organising all the fun, Jo x
Posted by: Dotty Jo | November 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Wow, amazing cards from everyone. So happy to be a part of this. Thanks to Deborah for all her hard work and to Simon Says Stamp for their sponsorship. Congrats to Sabrina. Lucky girl. Hugz
Posted by: ionabunny | November 1, 2014 at 01:47 PM
Dear Deborah many thanks for the great CCC - Organisation! So many fantastic card where worked by the artists!!! Hugs to you all, Dagmar
Posted by: Dagmar | November 1, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Fabulous cards indeed, just love participating in the card exchange each month. Congrats Sabrina. Thanks for putting this together Debi, such fun :)
Posted by: Lucille K | November 1, 2014 at 09:49 PM
Awesome Cards...I Loved getting mail from Loly....Thanks Deborah for all you do to put this together!! xoxoxo
Posted by: kellybooth | November 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM
what a talented lot we are. Simply amazing cards from everyone.
Posted by: Dawn T | November 2, 2014 at 02:57 AM
So much fun seeing all the cards. Even better getting one! Thanks again Deborah!
Posted by: Janet Swanlady21 | November 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Gorgeous cards ladies! It's been fun playing along!
Posted by: Nikki | November 5, 2014 at 07:30 AM