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.

Autumn Leaves 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 Autumn Leaves 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:

#3  M Sweet, First Class Card


M. Sweet, please 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.  Some are duplicates but that's okay.  Each In the Mailbox winner listed below may grab the In the Mailbox badge for their blog.

#14 Jackie W, In the Mailbox Card
Debbie and Sandy's Personal Favorite


#7 Janis, In the Mail Box Card
Patricia's Personal Favorite



#2 M. Sweet, In the Mail Box Card
Wendi's Personal Favorite



#4 Shery, In the Mail Box Card
Elaine and Lisa's Personal Favorite



#18 Sherry H, In the Mail Box Card
Annie's Personal Favorite



#3 M. Sweet, In The Mail Box Card
Kathy, Marilyn, and Karen's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox Winners, your badge is below:


Again, thank you all for joining in on our Autumn Leaves challenge and we hope you'll join us again for another Cards in Envy challenge!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn Leaves Challenge


"falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly"
~John Bailey, from "Autumn"



Click >HERE< to see who won in our EnTWINEd challenge!

Hello! Happy Autumn or Fall!  To celebrate this new season, we here at Cards in Envy would love to see your cards featuring LEAVES in Autumn/Fall colors!  Remember your card MUST be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing!  NO SQUARE CARDS please!

Our designers have come up with some wonderful cards featuring AUTUMN leaves!  Please take a bit of time to visit each designers blog link for more details on their cards and leave them a comment and a comment here.




  Debbie, Scrap Enabler 





 Karen, Calm Creations


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse







Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



We'd love to see your AUTUMN LEAVES (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: AUTUMN LEAVES A2 CARD
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 19th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 





EnTWINEd Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent EnTWINEed A2 Card Challenge! We are very thankful for those who played along and loved all the cards but narrowed it down to one First Class Card.  The Cards in Envy Designers voted and the FIRST CLASS CARD belongs to #6 Lisa D with her adorable bird & balloon card using twine as the balloon string!  Congratulations Lisa!  Email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Entwined as your subject to claim your badge!  Lisa's card was also chosen as In the Mailbox by being picked as the favorite of Designers Kathy & Marilyn!




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

#1 Andrea W. picked as Ellen's favorite.



#12 Andrea W. picked as Wendi's favorite.  













#20 Diane W. picked as Sandy's favorite.












#17 Linda L.  picked as Annie's favorite.













#18 Erika picked as Karen and Lisa's favorite.













#15 Shelly S. picked as Patricia's favorite.















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


~The Cards in Envy Designers



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