Monday, February 20, 2017

Red & Blue Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Badge winners for the Be My Valentine Challenge!

Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE and that's our color card challenge for you!  RED & BLUE.  We want to see your fabulous cards created using primarily the colors Red AND Blue.  Cards may be any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with a wonderful array of red & blue cards for your inspiration.  Please click on each designers blog name and visit them for more details on their card creation.  Leave them some comment love so they 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  Red & Blue 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, March 5th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Red & Blue  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.


Be My Valentine Badge Winners!

Wow! What a turn out!! So many wonderful Valentine cards! There was lots of love made and given out during our last card challenge.  And it  was really difficult for us to picked a top card but we finally managed to chose one.

Congratulations to our
FIRST CLASS Badge Winner
#10 Diane H
We loved the cute kitten in the red mailbox and red checked clouds
 plus the tiny red love heart on the mailbox flag!

Diane, grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!
And again, Congratulations!


The CIE Designers then each picked their ONE personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order:

#44 Miria M
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#51 Craftyanny
In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

#48 Ruza
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#4 Kuni
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#34 Stephanie
In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#20 Joyce
In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#47 Carol
In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#33 Stephanie
In the Mailbox as Marilyn & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#38 Beckie
In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all of the above In the Mailbox Badge winners!  Please grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!

Thank you so much to ALL of you for creating a Valentine card and sharing it with us during our card challenge!  We appreciate you all so very much.  Please join us for our newest card challenge: "Roses are RED and Violets are BLUE" a Red & Blue color challenge.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, February 6, 2017

Be My Valentine Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Pink & Gray Badge Winners!

Hello and Happy February to you! It's the month of hearts and love so of course we wanted to do a card challenge that is all about that!  Our theme for this challenge is BE MY VALENTINE cards!  Your card may be any size and any shape but it must be flat enough to fit in a envelope for mailing.

Our designers have created another wonderful assortment of cards to inspire you for this challenge.  We'd also like to introduce you to our newest design team member--Toni Maddox of Frankie Helps Craft!  Scroll down further to see her first card for our team and also check out her bio on our Design Team Page.  We are excited to have Toni on our team and can't wait to see the cards she'll create for our challenges! Please visit all of our designers' blogs by clicking on their blog links by their name for more details on their cards and to leave them personal comment love!





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse









Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 



 


We'd love to see your  Be My Valentine 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 19th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your "Be My Valentine" 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.

Pink & Gray Badge Winners

Thank you to all of you that shared your beautiful cards for our Pink & Gray card challenge!  We are happy to announce our badge winners!

Congratulations to
#20 Kim S
First Class Badge Winner
We adored the cute pups colored in gray and the fun paw print pink background!

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


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The Cards in Envy Designers then picked their personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#6 Bobbi A, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#19 Valerie D, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#10 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#5 Carol, In the Mailbox as Annie & Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#7 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


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


#1 Robyn S, In the Mailbox as Kristie & Kathy's Personal Favorite
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Congratulations to all our In the Mailbox badge winners! You may grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog!

Thank you again to all of you for sharing your cards with us!  We hope you'll join us again and check out our new challenge "Be My Valentine!"

~Sandy & the CIE Designers


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.