Monday, November 17, 2014

THANKFUL for You Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Pumpkin Patch badge winners!

It will soon be Thanksgiving here in the USA and what better time of the year to make Thankful for You or Thank You Cards?  So that's what this challenge is all about.!  Create an A2 Card (4.25" x 5.5") that is a thank you card or a thankful card.  Your card does need to convey a thank you or thankful type message.  See the Designer cards below for examples.

To inspire you as you create your card, here are the fabulous Thankful cards by our Cards in Envy Designers.  Be sure to click on the links by their names to visit their blogs for more details and let them know you stopped by!




  Debbie, Scrap Enabler  


   Ellen, In a World of Craft 


   Karen, Calm Creations



 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse









 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 



 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations





We'd love to see your Thankful (Thank You) 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: THANKFUL (Thank You)  A2 CARD
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 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 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,  November 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. Central Time.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure you are linking directly to your card POST and not just to your blog Home page.  When we click on your link below, it must take us to your card for this challenge, not just to your home page.  We've had several of these in the past and again for this challenge and I corrected them but will not correct this in the future.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.  Thank you--Sandy


Pumpkin Patch Winners!

Thank you every one for playing along for our Pumpkin Patch Challenge! Again, it was hard for us to narrow it down to one top card but the Designer's voted and decided that our FIRST CLASS card belongs to:

#5 Sherry H, First Class Card

Sherry, grab the First Class Badge below for your blog!


And now for our In The Mailbox cards!  Each designer picked their personal favorite from the challenge and here they are...

#9 Debi B - In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite
 #6 Jerrie - In the Mailbox as Ellen's Personal Favorite


#10 Julie O - In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


 #3 M Sweet - In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


 #4 M Sweet - In the Mailbox as Debbie's Personal Favorite


#1 NanaConnie - In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#11 Nazeema - In The Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#5 Sherry H - In the Mailbox as Wendi, Karen, and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox Winners, grab the badge below for your blogs!



Again, thank you for joining us for our Pumpkin Patch challenge. We hope you'll join us again for our current and future challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Challenge!

The winners of the Any WITCH Way You Can challenge are listed >Here<.  Please note, winner's badges are now in the winner post.  Click on the link above.  Thank you!

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, 
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”~Henry David Thoreau

Wow! It's November!!  And time for another challenge here at Cards in Envy! This time we are looking for PUMPKIN Patch cards!  Your card must have at least One or more pumpkins to qualify. Your card can be Halloween if you are still in that mood or just an autumn or Thanksgiving themed card, it's your choice as long as we see at least one PUMPKIN!  And remember, it must be an A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing!

We have a variety of "Pumpkin Patches" from our Designers for your inspiration.  Please click on their blog links and visit their individual posts for more details about their cards and feel free to leave them a comment to let them know you visited!




  Debbie, Scrap Enabler 


  Ellen, In a World of Craft 


  Karen, Calm Creations








 Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




And now it's your turn!  Create your own PUMPKIN Patch A2 cards and 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: PUMPKIN A2 CARD
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 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 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,  November 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. Central Time.
REMEMBER! This challenge is for A2 (4.25" x 5.5") cards ONLY!  Square cards and special shaped cards WILL BE DELETED without comment as they do not qualify for our challenge.  Thank you!

Any WITCH Way You Can WINNERS!

Please note, the badges for the winners of each challenge will now be in the winner blog post which will be posted on the CIE blog by Wednesday morning following the close of the challenge; however,  the winner post will be posted between the last challenge and the current challenge posts.  There will be a link at the top of the current challenge when the winners have been posted. 

Only winners as listed may take and post these badges. Thank you!

The CIE Designers have voted and here are our winners for the Any WITCH Way You Can challenge!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on this challenge we loved all the cards but the votes narrowed down the First Class card to:


#6 Debi B
First Class Card!
We loved the sentiment and the cute witches' legs and design!

Debi, grab the First Class badge below and share it on your blog!




And now for our Designers' favorite card!  Each designer picked their personal favorite from all the entries for In The Mailbox winners. Some are duplicates but that's okay.  Each of the Mailbox winners listed below may grab the In the Mailbox badge for their blog.

#1 Nancy Grace
In the Mailbox Card!
Kathy's Personal Favorite


#6 Debi B
In The Mailbox Card!
Ellen's Personal Favorite


#7 Sherry H
In The Mailbox Card!
Marilyn's Personal Favorite



#8 Kathy S
In the Mailbox Card!
Sandy's Personal Favorite


#9 Larissa
In the Mailbox Card!
Lisa, Debbie, Wendi and Annie's Personal Favorite


#10 M Sweet
In the Mailbox Card!
Patricia's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox Winners, your badge is below:

Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous WITCH cards with us at Cards in Envy! We hope you'll join us again for another challenge!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, October 20, 2014

Any WITCH Way You Can! Challenge

The winners of the Autumn Leaves challenge are listed >Here<.  Please note, winner's badges are now in the winner post.  Click on the link above.  Thank you!

"This witch can be bribed
with chocolate."
~author unknown

Hello, we're excited for this challenge as it celebrates Halloween!  For the rest of October  we want to see cards that fit the theme of "Any WITCH way you can!"  So your cards for this challenge need to have a witch or witches on it or at least some part of a witch such as a witch hat, witch shoes etc.  Your card can be scary or cute--whichever you like.  Just remember it must be an A2 card ONLY (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our CIE Designers have created a frightfully lovely assortment of WITCH cards for your inspiration. Please click on each designer's blog link for more details about their card and leave them a comment or two of thanks and appreciation.



  Debbie, Scrap Enabler 


  Ellen, In a World of Craft 


  Karen, Calm Creations


  Kathy, The Crafty Nurse






 Patricia, Thinking of Inking



Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations





And now we're ready to see your WITCH cards!   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: WITCH A2 CARD
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 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. Please note, if you see your name as a badge winner, you must email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com to request to receive your badge.

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,  November 2, 2014 at 6 p.m. Central Time.