Welcome to the 2015 April Card Chain Challenge Reveal!
Once a month, we all sign up for a global card exchange: you send a handmade card to whomever is before you in line, and you get a handmade card from the person behind you in line. And if your card arrives before the first day of the next month, you are eligible for a randomly drawn prize!
I'd like to welcome two new players to the Chain: Patti in Missouri and Toni in Washington.
We had 38 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month using at least one of the following options:
You can orient this sketch in any direction and/or flip it.
One of the following themes: – Cinco de Mayo or Memories or Friendship
One of the following products: Dies - any kind, any company, any number!Who Sent What To Whom
Sabrina in California sent Patti in Missouri:
Patti in Missouri sent Monika in Germany:
Monika in Germany sent Linda in Michigan:
Linda in Michigan sent Janet in Mauritius:
Janet in Mauritius sent Dagmar in Germany:
Dagmar in Germany sent Helen G. in Ohio:
Helen G. in Ohio sent Loly in Alabama:
Loly in Alabama sent Christi C in Colorado:
Christi C in Colorado sent Lizzy Hill in Australia:
Lizzy Hill in Australia sent Monica in Illinois:
Monica in Illinois sent Greta in Oregon:
Greta in Oregon sent Asha in Portugal:
Asha in Portugal sent Mrs. A in England:
Mrs. A in England sent Vikki W from Australia:
Vikki W from Australia sent Cat C. in Maryland:
Cat C. in Maryland sent Joy in Ohio:
Joy in Ohio sent Chriss in Texas:
Chriss in Texas sent Dawn in New Zealand:
Dawn in New Zealand sent LaVon in Illinois:
LaVon in Illinois sent Robyn Oliver in Australia:
Robyn Oliver in Australia sent Toni in Washington:
Toni in Washington sent Jo in England:
Jo in England sent Mynette in Kansas:
Mynette in Kansas sent Betty in Nebraska:
Betty in Nebraska sent Sara in Missouri:
Sara in Missouri sent Emily in Iowa:
Emily in Iowa sent Gail in Norway:
Gail in Norway sent Marga in Spain:
Marga in Spain sent Jerrie in Wisconsin:
Jerrie in Wisconsin sent Oreet in Colorado:
Oreet in Colorado sent Judy I. in Florida:
Judy I. in Florida sent Shawna in Michigan:
Shawna in Michigan sent Carol in Scotland:
Carol in Scotland sent Becca in North Dakota:
Becca in North Dakota sent Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana:
IT'S IN THE MAIL AND ON ITS WAY! (Becca won't send me a picture of it because she wants me to be surprised when I open the envelope. Isn't she a sweetie? I'll upload her card here after it arrives.)
Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana sent Arlene in California:
Arlene in California sent Lucille in Colorado:
Lucille in Colorado sent Sabrina in California:
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!)
This Month's Winner
This month's prize was the Patty & Dottie Friends Forever cling stamp from the Uptown Girls series by Stamping Bella:
Congratulations, Linda! Please send me an email by May 15 so I can hook you up with your prize!
Our Next Two Challenges
Hope to see you here!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
As of May 1, 2015, we've exchanged over 1,600 cards in this little jaunt - most of which were made by regular participants. And where do they come from? Read on....
Past participants have hailed from: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain (aka: England), Greece, Holland (aka: The Netherlands), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, 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 L, O, Q, R, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z to keep up with our alphabet list! We have 161 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, Iowa, 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, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We're still missing: Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, 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).
So many lovely cards.
Posted by: Janet Swanlady21 | May 1, 2015 at 06:27 AM
The cards are all gorgeous!
Posted by: A Facebook User | May 1, 2015 at 06:55 AM
Totally beautiful cards, ladies! I love the one I recieved :)
Posted by: Helen Gullett | May 1, 2015 at 08:44 AM
Gorgeous cards ladies. CCC is such a hoot. Congrats to Linda on winning that fun stamp. Thanks for all your hard work Deborah. Off to work on my May card. Hugz
Posted by: ionabunny | May 1, 2015 at 01:06 PM
Gorgeous cards ladies! And as always, a big vote of thanks to you, Deborah, for all your hard work and inspiration, Jo x
Posted by: Dotty Jo | May 1, 2015 at 01:34 PM
Wonderful cards every one!
Thanks for you efforts to put this together Deborah!
Posted by: Jutta | May 1, 2015 at 02:05 PM