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....
Cat in Austria sent Mynette in Kansas:
Mynette in Kansas sent Darnell in California:
Darnell in California sent Greta in Oregon:
Greta in Oregon sent Marga in Spain:
Marga in Spain sent Joy in Ohio:
Joy in Ohio sent Gail in Norway:
Gail in Norway sent Nonni in Finland:
Nonni in Finland sent Karen in California:
Karen in California sent Arlene in California:
Arlene in California sent Robyn Oliver in Australia:
Robyn Oliver in Australia sent Dawn in New Zealand:
which had a special surprise inside:Dawn in New Zealand sent Lisa in Massachusetts:
Lisa in Massachusetts sent Nancy in New York:
Nancy in New York sent Dagmar in Germany:
Dagmar in Germany sent Jo in England:
Jo in England sent Becca in North Dakota:
Becca in North Dakota sent Helen G. in Ohio:
Helen G. in Ohio sent Monica in Illinois:
Monica in Illinois sent Barbara in Florida:
Barbara in Florida sent Cat C. in Maryland:
Cat C. in Maryland sent Sabrina in California:
Sabrina in California sent Jerrie in Wisconsin:
Jerrie in Wisconsin sent Lucille in Colorado:
Lucille in Colorado sent Judy I. in Florida:
TO BE REVEALED SOON
Judy I. in Florida sent Lizzy Hill in Australia:
Lizzy Hill in Australia sent Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana:
Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana sent Cat in Austria:
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).
stunning lot of cards from everyone. I love taking part in this swap. Thanks Deborah for organising it.
Posted by: Dawn T | February 2, 2015 at 02:19 AM
Absolutely ADORED scrolling through these amazing creations!!! Soooo happy to have joined in!!! Looking forward to next month:):)
Posted by: Lizzy Hill | February 2, 2015 at 06:24 AM
Gosh, I have to say that WE ARE LOOKING GOOD SISTERS. Fantastic cards from everyone. Amazing. So happy and proud to be part of this fantastic group. Thanks to Deborah for all your hard work. Congrats to Arlene. Looking forward to playing again this month. HUGZ
Posted by: ionabunny | February 2, 2015 at 07:04 AM
This group of crafters never ceases to amaze me! It's good to see some new faces, too!
Posted by: Becca Cruger | February 2, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Fabulous cards once again! Thank you, Deborah, for keeping us organized and for such a fun challenge/exchange each month.
Posted by: joy meadows | February 2, 2015 at 05:25 PM
This was such a fun challenge and I hope to play along again. Great idea and all the cards look gorgeous! Thanks for organizing, Deborah!
Posted by: Nonni | February 3, 2015 at 03:08 AM
Amazing group of talent! So much FUN! Congratulations Arlene!
Posted by: Nancy Ward | February 3, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Another gorgeous reveal! Thanks for organising my most favourite challenge, Deborah! Jo x
Posted by: Dotty Jo | February 3, 2015 at 01:31 PM
Thank all of YOU for playing along. I'm always so thrilled to make this post and see all the eye candy flowing along the page!
Posted by: Deborah | February 3, 2015 at 10:08 PM
What amazing cards, ladies!! I'm so glad I jumped aboard this marvelous Card Chain Challenge!! Thank you, Deborah, for all your hard work running this fun machine!! Congratulations to Arlene!! Hugs, Darnell
Posted by: Darnell | February 4, 2015 at 01:44 AM
What a great line-up! Beautiful cards!!
Posted by: Nicole Parmentier | February 4, 2015 at 02:30 PM