Monday, September 19, 2016

Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!

Click HERE for our "For the Kids" challenge badge winners!

Well, it's hard to believe that we are in the last few weeks of September and the first official day of Autumn or Fall is this week!  To celebrate the season, we've chosen our theme for this challenge to be "Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL."  That means we only want to see fall themed or fall color cards.

To inspire you, our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with some fabulous Fall or Autumn cards. Please click on the link by each designer's name for more details on their card creations and leave them some comment love when you visit their personal blog.








 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse











Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer










We'd love to see your cards that are Goodbye Summer, Hello FALL!  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, October 2,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 


For the Kids Badge Winners

Wow! What a wonderful challenge "For the Kids!"  So many fabulously fun cards for kids.  We collected the votes and though it was close, we came away with our FIRST CLASS CARD badge winner!

Congratulations to # 36 Angelina Rogers!!
FIRST CLASS CARD
We loved your adorable little Halloween card featuring a super cute Dracula? Bat Girl? So cute!!
 We especially loved the colors of this card!

Again, congratulations Angelina! Please grab the first class badge below to proudly display on your on blog.


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The CIE Designers then picked their one personal favorite card to be IN THE MAILBOX.  Here they are in no particular order:



#13 Dianchik, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Lisa's Personal Favorite




#17 Debi B, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite




#20 Donna R, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite




#36 Angelina R, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite




#29 Tammy A, In the Mailbox as Kristie & Marilyn's Personal Favorite




#14 Carol L, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite



Congratulations to our In the Mailbox Badge Winners!
You may grab the In the Mailbox Badge below to proudly display on your own blog.

Thank you so much to all of you for playing along with this challenge! We hope you join us again for our current challenge "Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall" and for our future challenges.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, September 5, 2016

For the Kids! Card Challenge

Finally! Here are the badge winners for our Hip to be Square Card Challenge--Click >HERE<

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a wonderful few weeks. Our last challenge was a longer one but now it is September and we are ready for a new challenge.  This time we want to see cards that you make that are "For the Kids!"   Yes, any theme, any size, any shape BUT it must clearly be a card for a KID.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.  To inspire you and get you started, our Cards in Envy Designers have created these fabulous KID cards!  Please click on the blog name by each designer's name to go to their blog for more details about their card and please leave them some comment love so they'll know you stopped by.







 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse














Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 





Sherry, Bits of Cheer










We'd love to see your cards that are For the KIDS!  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, September 18,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 


Hip to be Square Badge Winners

Hello! I'm so sorry that this post is a bit late but I've been out of town and just got back last night. Plus we have so MANY wonderful cards that it is hard to pick just one and it took me way longer than usual to tally the votes!  But once they were all counted and re-counted, we had our FIRST CLASS CARD!
Congratulations to #6 Helen@haikucards, FIRST CLASS CARD
We so loved your beautiful card with the fabulous green 
and the gold leaves and the unique squares for the leaves.  Fabulous!
 
Congratulations again, Helen, please grab the First Class badge below to
proudly display on your own blog.

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Next we each picked our personal favorite card to be IN THE MAILBOX!  This was really hard too because we each loved more than one card!  Here they are in no particular order:

#43 Vicki F, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite




#26 Imke, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite



#17 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite



#51 Julie Reed, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite



#48 Doreens Dream, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite




#19 Cimbacreativefun, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite




#60 Helen@haikucards, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite



#46 Trina P, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite



#15 Tracy F, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite




#37 Pauline, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulation to all of you! In the Mailbox badge winners, you may grab your In the Mailbox badge for this challenge below to proudly display on your own blog.

A Super BIG thank you to all of you for creating a Hip to be Square card for our challenge and sharing it with us.  We really did love them all! Please join us for our new challenge that has started with a theme of  "For the Kids!"

~Sandy & the CIE Designers



Monday, August 15, 2016

Hip to be Square Card Challenge!

CLICK >HERE< for our Badge Winners for the Wings Card Challenge.

Well hello again! It's time for another challenge here on Cards in envy and we've decided to be SQUARE!  And, of course, it is HIP TO BE SQUARE! We want to see your cards that are either square shaped or have squares on them in some way.  If you need ideas, check out the fabulous cards below by our Cards in Envy Designers.

We'd love for you to visit each designer's blog when you have the time for more details about their creations and please leave them some comment love so they'll know you visited.  Remember this challenge is for cards only and they may be any size or shape as long as they are flat enough to be mailed in an envelope.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse










Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your cards that are Hip to be SQUARE!  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, September 4,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.