Monday, December 3, 2018

The Spirit of Christmas Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Santa Baby Card Challenge BADGE WINNERS!

Well the Christmas season (or month) is upon us now! To celebrate, our theme for this card challenge is "The Spirit of Christmas."  We'd love to see any style Christmas card and it can be any color theme.  I bet there are a lot of fabulous Christmas cards being made and we hope you'll share them with us as long as they are flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing. Please no thick bows, buttons, flowers etc.

And just in case you need some inspiration, the Cards in Envy Designers have created a wonderful lineup of Christmas cards.  If you want more details about each card, click on the blog name link by each designers' name.  

We are sad to announce that Nancy had to leave to team. She is the mother of twin toddlers and at this time her personal life is a bit...well, overwhelming.  We wish her the best of luck!  We will be continuing with just nine CIE designers and will be having another announcement with our first January card challenge in 2019.

Here's our beautiful CIE Designer Christmas cards...


 









Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs




 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 



 



 






We'd love to see your "The Spirit of Christmas" card!

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. 

Challenge ends Sunday December 16, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  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 considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. 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 are a winner. 

Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php  


Santa Baby Badge Winners

We loved each and every Santa card created and shared with us for our Santa Baby card challenge! So much fun to see all the different styles of cards and Santa images!  All the designers voted and we picked one card to be First Class.

Congratulations to:
#13 Rosi
First Class Card
We loved Rosi's adorable Santa delivering his packages on his pink scooter! So cute!!

Rosie you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.
Again, Congratulations!!



The CIE designers then each picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order:

#25 Ma-Mi, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#19 Stempelomi, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Sherry's Personal Favorite


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


#5 Chrissie, In the Mailbox as Wei's Personal Favorite


#8 Cornelia, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#20 Bobbi's Treasure, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#7 Darnell, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#22 Nisha, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Badge winners, you may grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!  Congratulations to each of you!!


Thank you to all of you for sharing your adorable Santa cards! Again, we loved them all and hope you'll join us for our current challenge:  "The Spirit of Christmas."

~ Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, November 19, 2018

Santa Baby Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Fire or Rain Badge Winners

It's time for a new card challenge!  The holidays are definitely in the air with Thanksgiving happening this week in the USA. That means Christmas will be here before you know it! So to get the holidays going in the card crafting world, our theme this time is "SANTA BABY."  Now we are NOT looking for babies, of course.  But for things that make you think of SANTA.  Maybe his sleigh, a glimpse of Santa in the sky,  Santa cookies, Santa's hat, and even Santa himself.  You get the idea...if it makes you think of SANTA you can use it on your card. But remember to keep your card flat enough for mailing. No lumpy, bumpy flowers, bows or embellishments.

To inspire you and give you an idea of what we want, check out these wonderful Santa cards by our Cards in Envy Designers!  For more details about each card, click on the blog name by each Designer's name.





 







Nancy is taking a break this challenge and will be with us again hopefully next month.




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs





 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 




 





 






We'd love to see your "Santa Baby" card!

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. 

Challenge ends Sunday December 2, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  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 considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. 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 are a winner. 

Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php  

Fire or Rain Badge Winners

It's just as hard to pick a winner for a small challenge turnout as it is for a large one.  You end up with several that are so close but after counting the votes more than once, we had our First Class Card!

Congratulations to
# 8 Ma-Mi
First Class Badge Winner
We adored this card with Santa trying to climb down the chimney with the fire blazing in the fireplace!  So cute!!

Ma-Mi, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.
And again, congratulations!

The CIE Designers then each picked their one personal favorite card to be in the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order.

#3 Marina, In the Mailbox as Kristie, Sherri, Wendi, Sherry & 
Toni's Personal Favorite


#5 Sunday Stamper, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#4 Donna, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Wei's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of our In the Mailbox badge winners!  You may grab the badge below to proudly showcase it on your own blog.

Thank you to each of you that created a card for the Fire or Rain challenge. We appreciate it so much as we know it is a very busy time of the year.  We have a new challenge that just started and we think you will really like it and we hope to see your card there.

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, November 5, 2018

Fire or Rain Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Favorite Holiday Badge Winners


Hello and welcome to our first card challenge for the month of November!!  This time around we are going to be playing with fire or rain!  Yes, that is the challenge theme:  "FIRE OR RAIN!"  We want to see your cards that are flat enough for mailing that feature either FIRE or RAIN or perhaps both if you can pull it off.  You can also use fire or rain colors instead of actual fire or rain for this challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!

And to inspire you and give you an idea of what we want, check out these fabulous cards by our Cards in Envy Designers!  For more details about each card, click on the blog name by each Designer's name.



 








Nancy is taking a break this challenge and will be with us again hopefully next month.



Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs





 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 




 





 







We'd love to see your "Fire or Rain" card!

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. 

Challenge ends Sunday November 18, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  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 considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. 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 are a winner. 

Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php