Hello and welcome to the 2015 September Card Chain Challenge Reveal, sponsored by Elizabeth Crafts!
I apologize for this post being so late, but I have had a week that was like something outside of a stinkin' movie. (For those of you who read my last post, the power outage wasn't the last of it. I had TWO more crises smack me upside the head. Sheesh!)
We had 45 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: – The Moon (in honor of Astronomy Week) or Halloween or Friendship
One of the following products: Markers - any kind, any company, any number!
Who Sent What To Whom
LesLee in California sent Joy in Ohio:
Joy in Ohio sent Toni in Washington:
Toni in Washington sent Marga in Spain:
Loly in Alabama sent Cat C. in Maryland:
Cat C. in Maryland sent Sara in Missouri:
Sara in Missouri sent Karen in California:
Karen in California sent Lucille in Colorado:
Lucille in Colorado sent Carol in Scotland:
In transit - check back later!
Carol in Scotland sent Gail in Norway:
Gail in Norway sent Jerrie in Wisconsin:
Jerrie in Wisconsin sent Helen G. in Ohio:
Helen G. in Ohio sent Nat in Canada:
Nat in Canada sent Betty in Nebraska:
Betty in Nebraska sent Judy I. in Florida:
Judy I. in Florida sent Dawn in New Zealand:
Dawn in New Zealand sent Lizzy Hill in Australia:
Lizzy Hill in Australia sent Asha in Portugal:
Asha in Portugal sent Christy in California:
Christy in California sent Vicky in Indiana:
Vicky in Indiana sent Greta in Oregon:
Greta in Oregon sent Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana:
Deborah (yours truly) in Indiana sent Mimi in California:
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!)
This Month's Winner
This month's prize was a $30 gift certificate from Elizabeth Crafts!
I randomly drew the winner from a pool of the cardmakers whose cards arrived at their destination by the last day of the month and who sent me a picture of the card she made by September 28.
Congratulations, Dawn! Please send me an email by October 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 October 1, 2015, we've exchanged over 1,800 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 August 30, 2015).
Another lovely reveal post - well done girls! Also, special thanks again to you, Deborah, for organising all the fabulousness that is CCC! Jo x
Posted by: Dotty Jo | October 3, 2015 at 05:42 AM
Oh dear --- I squirmed when I heard you'd had further disasters.... But lived to tell the tale, I see. So that's GOOD!!!! And the cards look amazing ... Well done Dawn with the random win - as the recipient of your card - well deserved! It was beautiful:)
Posted by: Lizzy Hill | October 3, 2015 at 06:23 AM
Hi Deborah, sorry to hear that the shit continues to hit the fan. Hope you get a break soon. Have a great retreat, sounds like you need it. Of course, if you are teaching it won't be much of a break but sometimes it's nice just to look at different walls....... Thinking of you and thanks for all the hard work you do keeping us entertained. CCC is a godsend and I will miss the december exchange, but as you say it's a busy time. That said, still two exchanges to go this year. Hurrah.
Gorgeous cards again ladies. We all deserve big HUGZ. Congrats to Dawn. Off to have another look at all this crafty loveliness. Hugz
Posted by: ionabunny | October 3, 2015 at 08:57 AM
Ow boy! What a chain! Deborah, you're a card hero to me! Thanks for hosting this exchange and doing it with such a grace! Hope your next week will be better!
Posted by: Agata | October 3, 2015 at 04:43 PM