Monday, September 15, 2014

EnTWINEd Challenge!

 "Entwined in his arms...for the first time in her life, she is                                           exactly where she wants to be...she is home."  
~Author Unknown

Click >HERE< for our School Colors Card Challenge Winners!

Hello card crafters! It's time for another new Cards in Envy challenge and this time we want to see your A2 cards that are enTWINEd!  What the heck does that mean?  Any A2 card is eligible as long as it has TWINE on it! Plus it must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

And now our designers are thrilled to present to you their cards that have been enTWINEd!  We'd love for you to visit each designers blog and leave a comment because that's where you'll get more details about each card.



  Debbie, Scrap Enabler 
















Patricia, Thinking of Inking



Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



We'd love to see your EnTWINEd A2 Card!  Make sure your card is flat enough to fit in an envelope to be mailed for first class postage.  

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: EnTWINEd  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS!!
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 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 will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  October 5th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 

School Colors WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our SCHOOL COLORS A2 Card Challenge! We loved all the cards but there can only be one First Class Card.  The Cards in Envy Designers voted and the FIRST CLASS CARD belongs to #7 Diane W with her red & white cheerleader SCHOOL COLORS card!  Congratulations Diane!  Email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class School as your subject to claim your badge!



And from the other cards in our challenge, we have the following IN THE MAILBOX Designer favorites:

#1 Linda L - picked as Debbie's favorite!



#2 Fit Kitty - picked as Ellen's favorite


#3 Sybrina - picked as Karen's favorite


#4 Sandy G - picked as Annie's favorite


#5 Julene - picked as Sandy's favorite


#6 Nana Connie - picked as Marilyn's favorite


#7 Diane W - picked as Lisa's, Patricia's and Wendi's favorite


In the Mailbox card winners, please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with Mailbox School as your subject to claim your badge.

Please note:  It may take a week to receive your badge as the file is on Sandy's computer that is currently in the shop.  Thank you in advance for your patience!

~The Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, September 1, 2014

School Colors Challenge!

Click >HERE< for our Badge Winners for the last challenge.

"I got spirit! Yes, I do!..I got spirit, how bout you?!" 
~ Ghetto Super Star, BC, Canada 

It looks like most of the kids have gone back to school by now, so we here at Cards in Envy want to show our school spirit by creating cards that use "SCHOOL COLORS."  What is your favorite school's colors? Red and White?  Blue and White?  Black and Gold?  This is a color challenge and you chose the colors! Create an A2 (4.5" x 5.5") card that is flat enough to fit in an envy using at least TWO school colors.  Now you don't have to make a school card (though you can) but we do ask that you share in your post what your school colors are.  You can even share the name of your school if you like.

And now, here are the Cards in Envy Designers showing their school spirit and their favorite school colors. Feel free to visit their blogs for more details about their cards and leave them a comment.  We hope our cards inspire you and give you lots of ideas.



  Debbie, Scrap Enabler 












Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




We'd love to see your favorite School Colors used in an A2 Card!  Make sure your card is flat enough to fit in an envelope to be mailed for first class postage.  

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: School Colors  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS!!
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 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 will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  September 14th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 

Best of Friends Badge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who played along for our Best of Friends Challenge!  We loved all the cards and are so happy that you joined us!  The Cards in Envy Designers have voted on their favorites and here are the results--

FIRST CLASS CARD  

#10  Misti O



IN THE MAILBOX CARDS

#1 Susan - Designer Ellen's Favorite Card


#2 Debi B - Designer Wendi's Favorite Card


#13 Linda L - Designer Patricia's Favorite Card

#14 Candice F - Designers Lisa and Marilyn's Favorite Card


#15 Dee - Designers Annie, Karen, Kathy and Debbie's Favorite Card


#16 Diane W - Designer Sandy's Favorite Card


Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Friends or Mailbox Friends as applicable for your subject to receive your blog badge.

Congratulations and again, thank you! We hope you join us on our current challenge --School Colors!

~The Cards In Envy Designers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Best of Friends Challenge

Please click >HERE< for the badge winners of our last challenge.


"You're a true friend
You're here till the end
You pull me aside
When something ain't right
Talk with me now and into the night
'Til it's alright again
You're a true friend."
--lyrics from "True Friend" Hannah Montana


For this challenge, we want to celebrate "Best of Friends!"  Please create and share an A2 card that depicts "friends"--two or more "buddies" OR a card for a friend--sentiment or card image/design must be specifically for a friend.

As always, your card must be A2 size (4.25" X 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing. If it requires extra postage then it is not a Card in Envy card.

Here are the incredibly awesome BEST OF FRIENDS cards by our talented Cards in Envy Designers. Please leave a comment for this post to let them know you appreciate their inspiration and visit their blogs for more details.



 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 












Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



We'd love to see your Best of Friends A2 Cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: Best of Friends  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS!!
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 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 will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  August 31st  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 


Toes in the Sand Badge Winners!

Congratulations to our badge winners for the Toes in the Sand card challenge

Our FIRST CLASS card was created by #3 Kris B.   Congratulations Kris!  Your card was the overall favorite of the Cards in Envy Designers.



The IN THE MAILBOX Cards are the ones that each designer names as their personal favorite;

#3 Kris B - Picked as In the Mailbox by Ellen, Annie, Debbie and Karen


#12 Susan - Picked as In the Mailbox by Kathy, Lisa, Patricia and Wendi


#1 Angela - Picked as In the Mailbox by Sandy

For a closer look at these cards, scroll to the challenge post below and click on their blog in the Linky at the bottom.

Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Sand or Mailbox Sand as your subject to receive your Cards in Envy Badge.  Congratulations to each of you and thank you all for sharing your wonderful card creations with us!  We hope you'll join us again for another challenge!

~The Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, August 4, 2014

Toes in the Sand (Beach Card) Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our last challenge!

Here we are in August!  It's time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy and time for a new 6 month term for our designers.  We've said goodbye to Danie, Denise and Kristie but hello to Annie, Ellen and Kathy! We are so thrilled to have these three talented card crafters with us.  They've been active participants in our challenges in the past and have each won one or more of our challenge badges!  Please visit their blogs and leave them some congratulations and to learn more about our design team click on the Cards in Envy Designers link above under our header.

And now, on with our challenge!  This time we want to see Toes in the Sand (Beach theme) A2 Cards! Remember your cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing!  Here are the fabulously lovely and fun cards by our designers.  Karen did not create a card for this challenge as she is on a personal break but will be back with us next time!




 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 










Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




Now it's time for you to show us your Toes in the Sand (Beach Theme)  A2 Cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: Toes in the Sand!  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS STARTING WITH THIS CHALLENGE!
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 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 will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  August 17th  at 6 p.m. Central Time.