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. 


Wings Badge Winners!

Oh my! So many beautiful and wonderful cards with WINGS for our last challenge. As always, it made it really hard for us to vote but once the votes were in and tallied, we came away with a FIRST CLASS CARD winner!

Congratulations to # 3 Andrea W. FIRST CLASS badge winner! 
We so loved that cute kitten in the flower pot, your fabulous coloring and the beautiful butterfly and design of your card.
 
Andrea, grab the First Class Badge below to share on your own blog and again, congratulations!


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After picking the First Class Card, the CIE designers then picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries. Here they are in no particular order:

#23 Trina P, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#8 Leslie M, In the Mailbox as Lisa's personal Favorite


#16 Sharon, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#14 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Sherry, Kathy & Sybrina's Personal Favorite


#10 Scrappin with Love, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#21 Buffy B, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite



#18 Heidi, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox Badge winners, you may grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog.  Congratulations to each of you!

Thank you so much to each of you for playing along with our Wings card challenge!  We appreciate it so much and wish you all could be winners.  We hope you'll join us for another card challenge.  Our current one is going on now with a theme of "Hip to be Square."

~Sandy & the CIE Designers



Monday, August 1, 2016

Wings Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our It's a Heat Wave Badge Winners!

Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at  Cards in Envy!  Our theme will be WINGS!  Yep, we are looking for cards that feature anything with wings....angels, fairies, butterflies, bugs, insects, airplanes etc.  So put your creative thinking cap on and show us your Wings--on cards of course.  All entries must be for CARDS only and your card must be FLAT enough to go in an envy for mailing.  It can be any size or any shape.

Our designers have once again come up with some wonderful cards for your inspiration.  Please click on the link by each designer's name for more details about their card and while on their blog, leave them some comment love so they know you stopped by.  We'd also like for you to welcome a returning designer to our team--Kristie Marcotte! 







 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse










Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer












We'd love to see your cards with Wings!  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, August 14,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 


It's a Heat Wave Badge Winners

How fun was that?!!! So many wonderful Summer cards or Hot color cards for our It's a Heat Wave challenge!  It made it hard for us to pick our top card but finally we did it and we want to congratulate our First Class badge winner--

Congratulations
#6 Kathy Schweinfurth
FIRST CLASS CARD


We so loved this adorable card with the cute characters, flowers, luggage and "Happy Place" sentiment!  Thank you Kathy for entering this card and please grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!

The CIE designers then selected their personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:


#10 Billie A, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite



#31 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Marilyn & Kathy's Personal Favorite




#15 Jessica Lin, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite






#3 Cathy P, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite



#6 Kathy Schweinfurth, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite



#21 ArtCardBox, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite



#20 Cimbacreativefun, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite



#22 Dianchik, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite




#29 Mandy LaCroix, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite




In the Mailbox badge winners, please grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog and congratulations to each of you!

Thank you so much to all of you for playing along with our It's a Heat Wave challenge! We hope you'll join us again for another card challenge. We have another one already running--"Wings."

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's a Heat Wave! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Stripes card challenge badge winners!

Hello crafty card creators!  Since it's July AND Summer here in the United States and it is getting pretty HOT in most areas, we decided to have an "It's a Heat Wave" card challenge.  For this challenge, we are looking for SUMMER cards or cards with HOT colors. We hope you'll join us for this challenge and remember your cards can be any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

To inspire you, our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with some wonderful Summer or HOT colors cards.  Please click on the blog link by their name for more details about their card and be sure to leave them some comment love.

One other thing, this is the end of our 6 month term for the CIE Designers.  All are staying on again for another six months except for Patricia. This will be her last challenge with us as a designer.  She has a busy six months coming up with family and other obligations.  We will miss her but hope to see her here participating now and then in our challenges.  Join us in wishing Patricia the best of luck!

While we hate to see Patricia leave us, we are thrilled to announce that  former CIE Designer Kristie Marcotte will be joining us again! You have seen her fabulous card creations in previous challenges here on Cards in Envy and with Operation Write Home.  She has graciously designed a card for this challenge as a guest designer and will be permanently joining us as a designer with our first August challenge. Welcome her back again to Cards in Envy!

Kristie Marcotte, The Best Things in Life are Pink, Guest Designer






 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse








Patricia, Thinking of Inking  




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 


Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your It's a Heat Wave (Summer or HOT colors cards).  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, July 31st,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.