Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring is in the Air Challenge

Click >HERE< for our badge winners list for the Anything Goes with a Bow Challenge


"Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes."
~Maria Konopnicka

Hello and welcome to another challenge here at Cards in Envy!  It's that time of year when we think of Spring colors, flowers and Easter!  So for this challenge our theme is SPRING IS IN THE AIR! We are looking for cards that depict SPRING!  Spring colors, Spring flowers or Easter designs.  Your cards must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for our challenge.


Our designers are celebrating Spring with these fabulous cards to inspire you! Please click on each designers blog link to read more about their card creations 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 Spring is in the Air 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: SPRING is in the Air!
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,  April 5, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Anything Goes with a Bow Badge Winners!

So many beautiful cards and bows in our Anything Goes with a Bow challenge! Once again it was hard to choose the one First Class Card, but after all the votes were in and tallied, the Cards in Envy Designers chose #23 Valerie L's card!   Congratulations Valerie!  Grab the First Class Badge for the challenge below and proudly display it on your own blog!  We loved Valerie's adorable image, background paper and the gorgeous yellow bow!

First Class Card - #23 Valerie L.




Our designers also picked their personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order--

#10 Linda L, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#25 Bobbi, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#18 Dana W, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Wendi's Personal Favorite


 #22 Debi B, In the Mailbox as Ann & Kathy's Personal Favorite


 #24 Susan K, In the Mailbox as Ellen's Personal Favorite


 #23 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite

Congratulations! In the Mailbox winners, please grab the badge below for your own blog!


Thank you to everyone who created a card and shared it with us for our Anything Goes with a Bow Challenge!  We loved each and every card and hope you will join us again in a challenge!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, March 2, 2015

Anything Goes with a BOW Challenge!

Click >HERE< for our badge winners for our Puppy Love Challenge.


"In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything Goes!"
~lyrics by Cole Porter


Yes, you read that right! This time our challenge is Anything Goes BUT you must have a BOW on your card!  Your bow can be made of ribbon, paper, on the paper, in the image or made of twine.  And it can be with any theme--that's the Anything Goes part.  Remember all cards for this challenge must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Now most bows can be squeezed flat to fit in an envy so we are not going to stress or disqualify a card for have a thicker bow than usual on our types of cards; however, our designers will be looking for cards that are as flat as possible for our First Class and In the Mailbox cards so keep that in mind when creating your card for this challenge.

And now to inspire you, here are our Anything Goes with a Bow cards by our fabulous Cards in Envy Designers!  Please click on the link by each designer's name to visit their blog post for more details on their card and to leave them individual 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 ANYTHING GOES with a BOW 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: ANYTHING GOES with a BOW
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,  March 15, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.

Puppy Love Badge Winners!

Thank you to those of you who created a card and shared it for our Puppy  Love challenge! All were wonderful and so many cute puppies!! But we voted and narrowed it down to one card as First Class for the challenge!    Congratulations to  #7 Billie A, our First Class Badge Winner!


#7 Billie A.  First Class Card


Congratulations Billie! We loved your adorable nap time puppy!  Please grab the First Class badge below for your blog!




Each Cards in Envy Designer then selected their personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#11 Linda L. In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#5 Sherry H. In the Mailbox as Ellen's Personal Favorite


#7 Billie A.  In the Mailbox as Annie, Wendi, Lisa, and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#6 Lyn T. In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite



#  3 Diana  In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite




Congratulations ladies! Please grab the In the Mailbox badge below for your blog!


Thank you all again for playing along in our challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, February 16, 2015

Puppy Love Challenge

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

"And they called it puppy love
Oh I guess they'll never know
How a young heart really feels
And why I love her so."
~ as sung by Paul Anka


Hello Cards in Envy fans and followers and cardmakers!  This time our challenge is called "Puppy Love."  What we are looking for is cards with puppies (dogs) on them.  It's okay if you have a cat on there too, just make sure there is a puppy with the cat.  Remember all entries for the Cards in Envy challenges must be CARDS and those cards must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")--no large cards and especially no square cards!  And your card must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

And now our Cards in Envy Designers' creations for the "Puppy Love" challenge!



 Ellen, In a World of Craft  


  Karen, Calm Creations  (Puppies are in the cars on the paper)


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse






 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 



 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations






Now it's your turn to share your Puppy Love  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: Puppy Love 
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,  March 1, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Hearts All a Flutter Badge Winners!

Wow!  Just. Wow! So many wonderful entries this time for our Hearts All a Flutter challenge.  It was hard.  Really, really hard to pick just one top card.  But after all the votes were counted, the CIE Designers picked the card below to be the FIRST CLASS CARD!


FIRST CLASS CARD, #36 Dana W
Congratulations Dana! We loved your adorable elephant love card!  Please click on the First Class Badge below and proudly post it on your own blog!



And of the Designers that were able to vote, we have the following IN THE MAILBOX CARDS as their personal favorite!

IN THE MAILBOX CARD, #3 Nancy - Lisa's Personal Favorite


 IN THE MAILBOX CARD, #25 Kathy S - Wendi and Kathy's Personal Favorite


 IN THE MAILBOX CARD, #26 America - Ellen's Personal Favorite

IN THE MAILBOX CARD, #36 Dana W - Patricia and Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each IN THE MAILBOX Badge Winner! Please grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog!




And a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you that created a card and shared it with us for our Hearts All a Flutter challenge.  We hope you'll join us again for our current challenge--Puppy Love!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hearts All a Flutter Challenge!

Our badge winners for the last challenge, Going Gray, are listed >HERE<

"Two hearts one love beating together. I am yours, you are mine. 
Two hearts one love always forever standing the test of time." ~ Shania Twain

It's February and that means it's almost time for Valentine's Day.  For this 2 week challenge we are looking for A2 cards (4.25" x 5.5") that feature TWO or MORE Hearts!  Your hearts can be die cuts, punches, in the image, on the paper, on the ribbon etc.  Just as long as you have at least two hearts on your card you're good to go.  And make sure your card is flat enough to fit in an envy too!

The Cards in Envy Designers yet again, created some wonderful cards for inspiration.  On a few of the cards you may have to look really close to see all the hearts, but trust me, they are there!




   Ellen, In a World of Craft  


  Karen, Calm Creations





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse









 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 



 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




Now it's your turn to share your Hearts All a Flutter 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: Hearts All a Flutter (Two or More Hearts)
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,  February 15, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.