Oh, for crying out loud!!! This was supposed to post on February 1, 2015, and I scheduled it for February 7, 2015 (day of the next CCC sign up). Thanks for the head's-up, Pam. I'm sorry, Gentle Readers - Deborah the Ditz rides again!!!
Hello and welcome to the 2015 January Card Chain Challenge Reveal, sponsored by Mama Elephant (via a little giftie to me from Kryssi)!
Check out artist and co-owner Kryssi Ng's interview here at SOS.
We had 27 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month - we have a new player, Nonni, our first Finn - yay! Check out their fabulous art....
which had a special surprise inside:Dawn in New Zealand sent Lisa in Massachusetts:
TO BE REVEALED SOON
And that brings us full circle - around the world in 27 cards!
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 clear stamp set from our January sponsor, Mama Elephant was this month's prize. I randomly drew the winner from a pool of the cardmakers whose cards were received by their recipients by January 31, 2015, and the winner is...
Arlene in California!
Congratulations, Arlene! Please send me an email by February 15 so I can hook you up with your Mama Elephant Clear Set.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
As of January 31, 2015, we've had over 1,510 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, Finland *NEW*, Germany, Great Britain (aka: England), Greece, Holland (aka: The Netherlands), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, 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 K, L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We only have 162 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).