Thursday, August 28, 2014

Altered Playing Card Challenge

Hello all, I am so excited to announce that I will be doing a 26 week altered Playing card project. 



I just love altered playing cards and I have always wanted to do a deck for myself but it always seemed like a huge undertaking to make 52 cards. Well I have decided to do a set here on my blog and spread it out through 26 weeks. This means I will be doing two altered cards a week and I'm hoping that you will follow along with me and maybe do your own set
All the tutorials will be FREE to you and since it will only be two cards a week it will be so easy for you to follow along and make your own set, this project will take a little over 6 months or so to complete but by the end you will have a wonderful set of 52 altered playing cards
For those of you who follow along there is an added bonus... I am giving away prizes along our journey. The prizes will be random to those who comment.  It may be a small prize, it may be a big prize but if your commenting then you might win a prize here and there. It won't be every week, the drawings will be random
 I also encourage you to share about this project with your crafty buddies on your blog or groups so that we get as many people as possible to participate, those of you who share about the project I will do a BIG prize at the end of the project, and for those who have shared you will get two entries into the finale drawing at the end (which will be big).. I have made it easy for you to share by creating the blog button, --->>>
Grab the button and add it to your blog or you can simply post about it on the various social medias and send a link to my website.
If you need help adding a button to your blog, there is a tutorial on my blogpost 
HERE
PLEASE let me know if you have shared about this challenge and provide a link so I can see it and I will add your name twice to the BIG FINALE PRIZE
(in order to be eligible for the finale prize, you must follow along and comment at least twice a month)
These are just a few of the the prizes I will be giving away. 


The entire project will begin on Monday September 1st 2014  - so make sure to check back
I will also be pinning these each week on my Pinterest here:
PINTEREST CHALLENGE BOARD
Make sure to follow the board and do some pinning of your own if you want
The first week will be a "prep" week. We will prep all 52 cards so they can dry nicely prior to painting or spraying, this way they will all be ready to go each week.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you will follow along on this fun journey!!
CHEERS!!



49 comments:

  1. This is so fun. I am playing. I have had your badge on my whispers blog for quite a while. Hugs
    susan s

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  2. Hello Claudine,what a great job you are going o do and I am so looking forward to see your cards and I hope I have time enough to play along.
    Just added your button on my blog: http://craftchaos.blogspot.nl/

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  3. Excited to see the cards and the tutorials along the way.

    hugs
    Jan

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  4. I am so excited that you decided to go ahead with this project, Claudine! I will be off to a slow start, as I remain at the campground until mid-October with only minimal art supplies. I already have your button on my blog sidebar, and will create a post about your 52 Challenge next week. I can put one on Facebook RIGHT NOW'! ;-)

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  5. Posted on Facebook (tagged you), and you can find my blog post here: http://kaywallaceartjournaling.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-altered-playing-card-challenge.html

    Gee, do I sound excited about this?

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  6. Followed Kay Wallace's post on FACEBOOK and I would love to join i this challenge/art thing. I don't have a blog. But I will be sure to check back here on Monday and join in the fun,

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  7. Sounds like a lot of fun Claudine, have posted a link on Twitter, pinned your blog link onto my Pinterest Board Craft Challenge Sites, followed your Pinterest Board and am about to add your badge to my blog.

    Link to my blog http://massofhair.blogspot.co.uk/

    Link to Pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/massofhair/craft-challenge-sites/

    Hope i have followed the instructions correctly :-) x

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  8. Oh this looks like fun when I saw it on Kay's facebook page I thought this is just the thing for me.. So have popped it on the sidebar of my blog and will join in the fun.. Sharing on facebook as I think a few of my friends will love this too..
    Looking forward to this
    Sandy :)

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  9. You are a brave one my dear. Cool idea. I will post to see if my teacher art peeps have a spare moment to create tiny art!

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  10. Hi Claudine, this sounds like a lot of fun. I do have one question though, I've followed your instructions (I think) to add your button to my side bar but the actual button doesn't appear - HELP!! I'm obviously not doing something quite right. Any suggestions gratefully accepted. Helen

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  11. this sounds very exciting,I want to play along! I did snag your button and I will share on my facebook.
    http://donnabuchner.blogspot.ca/2014/08/altered-playing-cards.html

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  12. Hetty sent me to your blog. Looking forward to seeing the Altered Playing cards!

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  13. These are cool and the challenge sounds like so much fun!

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  14. so fun I have posted on my FB page! :)

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  15. Sounds like fun! I'm here due to Kay! Looking forward to some great fun. Xx

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  16. I'm going to play along because this is a "relatively" painless way to complete a deck of cards - am also adding your button and posting to my blog so anyone who follows my blog can play along, too. Great idea!

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  17. Claudine, I finally figured it out - phew!!! I've posted the link on my FB page and added your button to my blog www.creativechooke.blogspot.com.au

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  18. I am in.... I am taking the 52 card challenge!!!

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  19. The Badge is on my blog... http://dreamingofcastles.blogspot.com/
    and on my FB https://www.facebook.com/lyneen.jesse

    Can't wait to start!!!

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  20. Will there be a list of people playing along or FB group?

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  21. Hmmm... I don't see my last comment I posted a few days ago, I am definitely joining the challenge, I shared it here https://plus.google.com/u/0/110948344651893259972/posts/XWPjQJsfmLa in google+ :)

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  22. I'm going to play along! I've posted it on my blog which in turns posts it on FB, Twitter and Networked Blogs... http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/2014/08/fun-new-challenge.html
    Can't wait to begin.

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  23. I've included your project in my blog post and also put the badge on my sidebar.
    http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-start-up.html
    I also will share this on my 2amscrapper Facebook page.

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  24. this is very exciting and I plan to play along! I'll post your badge to my blog later today and will share with my Facebook groups. xo

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  25. What a fantastic idea! I have just become a follower so I can play along, and I've followed the Pinterest board too. I'm looking forward to starting! x

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  26. Oh, and I've also popped the button in my sidebar! http://sammyjeancrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I'm going to join u all. Can't wait to c what u do. I'll get my cards together. I don't have a blog but will check in often.

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  28. This looks like so much fun. Will we post what we have done so all can see and get ideas? Will you have a gallery as I would like to see what the others do too as every individual has a style.

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  29. this looks like fun hope you let me join the facebook group also joined blog etc

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  30. Okay this sunds fun...I am in. I am going over now to add your button on my blog.
    Barbara Bird/Gecko Galz DT Geckogalz.com
    Mdstrwbery.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Claudine... this sounds like so much fun. I wrote a post on my blog @ http://toni-burks.blogspot.com/2014/09/lets-have-some-fun.html and also on my facebook page, I already was a follower of you on Pinterest.

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  32. This sounds like so much fun! My fellow DT over at Gecko Galz let us in on this") http://oldenough2beakid.blogspot.com/
    Button added and I can't wait to start!

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  33. Just came upon your blog. This sounds like a lot of fun and I am going to give it a try and play along!

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  34. Came here from Roni's blog. Looks so fun, I'm in. Added the button and created a post on my blog too.
    Thanks so much for the FB group, too!~kim
    http://tangledbluerose.blogspot.com/2014/09/altered-playing-card-challengeapccplay.html

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  35. Hi, Claudine! I'm back to tell you I helped spread the news:

    http://craftymoosecrafts.blogspot.com/2014/09/up-for-new-challenge.html

    I'm going to add your button to my sidebar next!

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  36. Looking forward to this...two a week is not overwhelming...I'm in! :-)

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  37. This looks like fun. I'm always up for new challenges.

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  38. thank you to creative/yogi pal Jessica Sporn for tagging me this challenge! I am very excited to see how long my longevity will be in the next 6 months. I shared via Twitter in the hopes to inspire more creative pals! :)

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  39. This sounds like fun. Not sure I will get time to play along each week but I have posted a link in my sidebar http://craftynomad.blogspot.no/ so I will at least remember to come and see whats happening. I love games and a whole pack of altered cards sounds like a great idea. Off to check out the first post. Hugs

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  40. Ok , I'm! Just learned of this challenge tonight so I"m off to prep my deck :) I've already added the button to my blog and joined the Facebook group.

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  41. I'm a dufus who had one of my "Dumb Blonde" moments. I left the link on your week one post that shows I added you to my right sidebar and blogged about it.

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2014/09/another-new-challenge-im-going-to-join.html

    Thanks for hosting this, even though I'm not on Facebook, so will only be joining you from my blog.

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  42. I shared this challenge on FB. It is such a fun way to get creative. The deck of cards makes it easy to complete the projects since there is not a lot of space to fill up. Thanks for taking the time to do this free tutorial and challenge.

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  43. Ok - this sounds fun! I will start this later today [after work] and get "caught" up. Let's hope the subscribe to email works [I've been having a problem not getting blog posts]

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  44. This looks like fun! a whole 6 month challenge that looks manageable and I get to learn loads too!! Thank you for sharing I will try to do the share button thingy on facebook as I dont have a blog but I'm not so hopeful it will work lol I think I'm kinda behind the times with this technology thingy but paint and stamps and sprays and big messes and small messes I CAN do!!! LOL, many thanks again xx

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  45. Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing such a nice information about the deck of playing cards.

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