Monday, January 16, 2017

Pink & Gray Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Snowbirds Badge Winners!


Hello, hello!  It's time for a new card challenge here at Cards in Envy and this time we have a color challenge for you!  PINK & GRAY!  We want to see your fabulous cards created with the primary colors of Pink & Gray.  It's okay to have a bit of other colors like white background or green for leaves but please make your card(s) mostly Pink & Gray.  And as always your card may be any size and any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing!

Again, to inspire you, our designers created a fabulous assortment of Pink & Gray cards! Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love. One more little bit of news--our designer Sybrina will be leaving us after the end of this challenge. She needs some time off to do other things and be with her famiily. But we're hoping she'll be able to join us again as a designer and to play along with our challenges until then. We so love Sybrina's card talents and appreciate all the time she has dedicated to our challenge. We will definitely miss her but we do have a new designer that we're sure you will love and will be introducing her in our next challenge.


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse








Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 





We'd love to see your  Pink & Gray 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, February 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your "Pink & Gray" card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


Snowbirds Badge Winners

We had so many wonderful, snowy, snowbird cards for our last challenge and we came away with lots of winners!

Congratulations to our First Class Card Badge Winner....


#7 Theresa P!
First Class Badge
Snowbirds Card Challenge
We loved Theresa's adorable snowman and that cute little bird on the branch above his head!  
We loved the colors too!

 

Theresa, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog and again, Congratulations!


Next, the Cards in Envy Designers each picked out their one personal favorite card from the challenge.  Here they are in no particular order....

#10 Carol L
In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite


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


#2 Kuni
In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#3 Cimbacreat
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#11 Valerie Light
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#15 Donna M
In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#1 Kathy Jo W
In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#5 Tracy L
In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#9 Toni
In the Mailbox as Wendi & Marilyn's Personal Favorite

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


Thank you so much to all of you for playing with our first card challenge for 2017! We have a new challenge underway on the blog and it's a color challenge--Pink & Gray!  We hope you'll join us again!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, January 2, 2017

Snow Birds Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Celebrate the Season Badge Winners!

Hello and welcome to our first card challenge for the new year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to take on 2017!  Our card challenge this time is a wintery one--we want to see SNOW BIRDS.  That means we'd like to see cards that feature snow in some form--snow scenes, snowmen, snow flakes, snow flurries etc. BUT somewhere there must be at least ONE bird.  Your card can be any size, any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope (envy) for mailing.

To inspire you, our designers are sharing their wintry snowy snowbirds cards. Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love.



 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse





Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 


Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 





We'd love to see your  SNOW BIRDS 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, January 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your "SNOWBIRDS" card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


Celebrate the Season Badge Winners

Wow! What a way to end 2016!! So many wonderful cards celebrating the season! It was hard but we did pick our First Class winner!

Congratulations to # 40 Mary Mask
FIRST CLASS BADGE WINNER
We loved that beautiful winter scene behind the window on her card and the snowflakes!

Mary, please grab the First Class badge below to proudly display on your 
own blog and again, congratulations!


The CIE designers then picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries.  One card stood out and would have been second place as it was a favorite of several of our designers.  Here are all of our In the Mailbox cards.  Congratulations to each of you!

#59 Trina P, In the Mailbox as Sybrina, Sherry, Annie and Marilyn's Personal Favorite



#21 Larissa, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#43 Kathy S, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#47 Kathy S, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#5 Toni M, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#9 Mai Kreations, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite

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

Thank you to each and every one of you for playing along with this challenge and for sharing your cards throughout the year.  We look forward to seeing you in 2017 and our first challenge has started for cards featuring "Snow Birds"

Happy New Year!
~Sandy & the CIE Designers



Monday, December 19, 2016

Celebrate the Season Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the "Wouldn't That Be Sweet" Badge Winners!

Well it's almost here whether you are ready....or not! The holiday season...Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve.  If you make cards, it's a good bet you've made one or more for this holiday season and we want to see what you've created to CELEBRATE THE SEASON.  Your card can be any size, any shape BUT it must be flat enough to fit in an envelope (envy) for mailing.

To inspire you, our designers have created some wonderful cards for how they celebrate the season!  Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love.

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse





Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
  



We'd love to see your  CELEBRATE THE SEASON 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, January 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your "CELEBRATE THE SEASON" card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.