Hello and welcome to the 2015 November Card Chain Challenge Reveal!
I have some very exciting news... exciting to me, anyway! It's been five years of waiting, but as of this month's challenge, thanks to the fabulous An'Jenic, we can add the grand state of Mississippi to our role of United States participants! (Welcome, An'Jenic!)
It can be argued that the original drive to have every state and country represented has faded since Gigi is now in the 8th grade and my days of teaching her geography are past. However, it's hard for me to let go because I want the Whole Set!
Soooo... if any of y'all know any card makers from Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and/or Wyoming, tell 'em to come play! (I'm not leaving out the countries of the world because they don't matter - it's just there's 161 of them to go and this post is already crazy long!)
Okay, let's get to this reveal, shall we? We had 38 participants who exchanged cards across the globe this month using at least one of the following options:
One of the following themes: – Landscapes or Holiday or Friendship
One of the following products: Felt
And away we go....
Who Sent What To Whom
IN TRANSIT - CHECK BACK LATER!
IN TRANSIT - CHECK BACK LATER!
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 bundle put together by yours truly in honor of the holiday season and the last CCC of the year. I hope the winner enjoys this homemade "kit":
- Simon Says Stamp Winter Warmth stamp set
- 12 pieces of BoBunny 6" x 6" Candy Cane Land patterned paper
- Memory Box Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame die cut
- Memory Box Dazzling Snowdrift Corner die cut
- Memory Box Let it Snow Circle Frame die cut
- Memory Box Dancing Snowflake Frame die cut
- Memory Box snowflake die cuts (from Newbury Ornament Vignette)
- (4) coordinating sets (4 pieces each) of punched snowflake shapes
- 1 yard of seam binding (great for coloring with Copics or spray inks)
- Elizabeth Crafts stickers
- Bazzill chipboard snowflake
- Starfoam Transparent silver glitter stickers (love using these instead of gems for a flat card)
- Memory Box snowflake gem stickers
- Packet of confetti/sequins
- 15 buttons
Congratulations, Chris! Please send me an email by December 15 so I can hook you up with your prize!
Our Holiday Break & Our Next Challenge
Hope to see you here!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
As of December 1, 2015, we've exchanged over 1,900 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, Mississippi, (NEW!!!) 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, 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 December, 2015).