Monday, May 18, 2015

Hey Dude! Challenge

The badge winners for the When Nature Calls Challenge have been posted >HERE<


 "I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!"
~Kirk Lazarus, Tropic Thunder (2008)

It's time for another challenge here on Cards in Envy and this time we are making cards for the men in our lives with the challenge theme of "Hey Dude!" We are looking for A2 (4.25" x 5.5") cards  that are masculine and perfect to send to a guy.  Remember, your card must also be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing and as always, no square cards.

To inspire you and help you think of a "Hey Dude" card, our Cards in Envy Designers came up with these fabulous cards! Be sure to click on each designer's link for more details on their own personal blogs and leave them some comment love!

And one other thing....we are thrilled to welcome a new Cards in Envy Designer! Sybrina King has joined our creative group.  She's no stranger to Cards in Envy as she's played in many challenges and has won some of our badges.  Please give a big welcome to Sybrina, read her bio in our Designer tab above and visit her blog!



 Ellen, In a World of Craft  


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse








 Patricia, Thinking of Inking  



Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations







We hope we've inspired you to create your own  Hey Dude card and share it with us in the linky below.  Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: Hey Dude
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  May 31, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


When Nature Calls Badge Winners!

Oh wow! We had lots of fabulous cards depicting "When Nature Calls!"  So of course, we had a VERY hard time picking a winner but we finally picked ONE to be our First Class cards for the challenge!

Congratulations to #5 Creating with Susan our FIRST CLASS card badge winner!

Susan, please grab the First Class Badge below for your blog and again, congratulations!



It wasn't any easier choosing our personal favorite cards either!   But here they are in no particular order, our IN THE MAILBOX card badge winners:

#32 Diana M, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#27 Sherry, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#5 Creating with Susan, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


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


#20 Karen D, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Ellen's Personal Favorite


#18 Pia, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


Please grab your In the Mailbox badge below to display on your blog and congratulations!

Thank you to every one for playing along with our challenge this time! We loved all the cards and hope you'll join us again for our current challenge, Hey Dude! which is underway and off to a great start and for our future challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, May 4, 2015

When Nature Calls Challenge

The Pretty in Pink badge winners have been chosen and announced! Click >HERE< for the winner's blog post.

"How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"
~Emily Dickinson



Hello and welcome to another Cards in Envy CARD challenge!  This time we are looking for cards that depict the theme WHEN NATURE CALLS!  These will be cards featuring things found in "nature" either living or inanimate objects.  Also, your card must be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you for this challenge, our Cards in Envy Design Team have created their awesome interpretation of "When Nature Calls."  Please click on the links to their blogs for more details about their card creations and leave them some comment love. Thank you!


Annie, Pawsitive Thoughts by Annie
Annie's nature is all things buggy--lady bugs, bees, snails, worms, dragonflies, spiders etc.


 Ellen, In a World of Craft  
Ellen's nature is the tranquility of cattails growing on the edge of a stream or lake.


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse
Kathy's nature is gently  soaring birds against a beautiful blue sky.


  Lisa, Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway
Lisa's nature is creatures in the forest such as the fox and birds along with trees and grass.


Marilyn,  Marilyn's Cricut Cards
Marilyn's nature is found under the sea--fish, seaweed and starfish.


 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 
Patricia's nature is the delicate leaves found on the ground or in the trees.



Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations
Sandy's nature is the bloom of lovely flowers around an old outhouse that does indeed answer to "nature's call."



Wendi, Scrappy Day in Paradise
Wendi's nature is found in the colorful blossoms of flowers on a special day.



We hope we've inspired you to create your own  When Nature Calls card and share it with us in the linky below.  Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: When Nature Calls
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  May 17, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Pretty in Pink Badge Winners!

It's time to announce our badge winners for the Pretty in Pink challenge!  As always, it was hard to choose but after the votes were tallied, we had a winner for the First Class Badge!

Congratulations to #14 Kristie M!
First Class Badge Winner
Pretty in Pink Challenge

Kristie, grab the First Class Badge below for your blog.  And again, congratulations!

Along with picking the #1 card for the challenge, each designer then picked their personal favorite from all the entries.  Here they are, listed in no particular order:

#17 Lilibet's, In the Mailbox as Sandy, Annie and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#14 Kiriste M, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#6 Misti O, In the Mailbox as Ellen's Personal Favorite


#16 M. Sweet, In the Mailbox as  Kathy's Personal Favorite

#9 Lorraine A, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox winners, grab the badge below to display on your own blog and Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful Pretty in Pink cards with us for this challenge! We look forward to having you join us again in our current and future challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers






Monday, April 20, 2015

Pretty in Pink Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our Child's Play Challenge!

"I believe in PINK.  
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day.
And I believe in miracles.
~Audrey Hepburn


Hello card makers! It's time for another challenge here at Cards in Envy! This time we are looking for cards that have mostly the color PINK on them!  And as always, cards for our challenge must be A2 (4.25" x 5.5") size AND flat enough to fit in an envy!

The Cards in Envy Designers feel Pretty in Pink too with these wonderful card creations to inspire you. Be sure to click on each Designer's blog link for more details on their card and leave them some comment love!





 Ellen, In a World of Craft  

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse








 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 



Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations






Now it's your turn to share your Pretty in Pink card!   Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: Pretty in Pink!
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  May 3, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Child's Play Badge Winners!

Ooops! So sorry, I had all the votes in but forgot to post the winners!  We loved all the wonderful kid cards for our Child's Play Challenge but after the votes were tallied, our #1 card for our FIRST CLASS badge is......

#2 Polka Dot Rosie, First Class Card

Here's the adorable First Class Card by Polka Dot Rosie! Isn't this little monster just the cutest ever?!!

Polka Dot Rosie, grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog! And Congratulations!!  We loved your card!




Our IN THE MAILBOX CARDS selected by each Cards in Envy Designer as their personal favorite card from the challenge are:

#6 Sybrina K, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#11 Larelyn, In the Mailbox as Ellen, Lisa, Kathy and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#3 Andrea W,  In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#2 Polka Dot Rosie, In the Mailbox as Wendi and Sandy's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Winners, grab your badge below and proudly display it on your own blog and Congratulations!


Thank you to all who shared their wonderful Child's Play cards with us! We hope you'll join us again for our current challenge Pretty in Pink and our future challenges too!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers