Monday, January 19, 2015

Going GRAY Challenge!

The badge winners for the last challenge, Make it a Banner Year, are listed >HERE<


"Don't Worry About a Little Gray Hare." ~ Author Unknown


Hello Crafty Card Friends!  It's time for another challenge!  We are looking for cards that are mostly GRAY in color!  It's okay to have a teeny, tiny bit of other color but when we look at your card we want to see gray, gray and more GRAY!  Remember your card must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Now, is a card that's mostly gray boring and dull?  We don't think so! Just look at these fabulous cards created by our Cards in Envy Designers!  Make sure you click on their blog link by their name for more details on each card and please leave them some comment love!



   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 Going GRAY 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: Going GRAY (Mostly Gray on the card--a tiny bit of other color okay)
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 1, 2015  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.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.   

Badge Winners! Make it a Banner Year Challenge

Here they are! The badge winners from our first challenge in 2015--Make it a Banner Year!  There were so many wonderful entries that we had a hard time voting but we did narrow down the overall favorite card to entry #1 Kristie M!  Congratulations Kristie, grab the First Class badge below for your blog!

FIRST CLASS CARD - #1 Kristie M









And the designers voted for their personal favorites from the challenge.  Here they are listed below. In the Mailbox badge winners, grab the badge at the end of this post for you blog!

IN THE MAILBOX, #1 Kristie M - Ellen's Personal Favorite
IN THE MAILBOX, #3 Lyn T - Marilyn's Personal Favorite
 IN THE MAILBOX, #7 Leslie - Annie's Personal Favorite
 IN THE MAILBOX, #9 Rosa, Wendi's Personal Favorite


IN THE MAILBOX, #19 Kristie M -  Kathy & Karen's Personal Favorite


IN THE MAILBOX, #11 Debi B - Lisa's Personal Favorite



IN THE MAILBOX, #13 Valerie - Sandy's Personal Favorite


IN THE MAILBOX, #15 Dana W - Patricia's Personal Favorite








Congratulations to all of you and a big thank you to everybody who created and shared their cards with us for this challenge! We appreciate and love each one of you!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, January 5, 2015

Make It a BANNER Year! Challenge

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

"The whole inspiration of our life flows out from the 
waving folds of this banner."
~Author Unknown

Happy New Year!  Wow! It's 2015!!  And time for our first challenge of the new year.  This time our theme is "Make it a BANNER Year!"  We're looking for cards that have BANNERS on them!  Make sure, please, that your card is an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you, here are the banner cards created by our Cards in Envy Designers!  Please, click on their blog links for more details about their card creation and leave them some comment love!







   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 Make it a BANNER Year 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: Make it a BANNER Year
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,  January 18, 2015  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.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.   

Christmas Carol Inspired Badge Winners

The Designers' votes are in and we have a winner for our Christmas Carol Inspired challenge!  The top card and receiving the FIRST CLASS badge is:  #3 Lorraine A

We loved Lorraine's beautiful snow card which was inspired by the Christmas Carol "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." (shown below)


Lorraine, grab the First Class Badge below to share on your blog!



And from the Cards in Envy Designers that voted on the entries, we have the following personal favorites:

#6 Shery - In the Mailbox as Katlhy & Annie's personal favorite (shown below)


#11 Lorraine A - In the Mailbox as Sandy's personal favorite (shown below)


#12 Kathy S  -  In the Mailbox as Patricia's personal favorite (shown below)


And #3 Lorraine A -In the Mailbox as Ellen & Lisa's personal favorite (shown below)


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



Thank you everyone for playing along with us for this challenge during a very busy and merry time of the year.  We hope to see more of your fabulous creations in our upcoming challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas CAROLS Challenge

Click >HERE< for the list of badge winners for our Santa is Coming to Town challenge.

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." 
~Buddy {from the movie ELF}

 It's a wonderful time of the year! Busy but still a wonderful time! I especially love listening to CHRISTMAS CAROLS on Pandora as I work on my Christmas projects.  There are so many wonderful songs--new and old and since I'm sure one or more of them surely inspire your crafting creations, I picked CHRISTMAS CAROLS as our theme for this last Cards in Envy challenge of 2014.  We are looking for cards that have been INSPIRED by a CHRISTMAS CAROL.  For this challenge, please be sure to share in your post what song or carol inspired your card creation. And as always, your card must be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

And now, the cards by our fabulous, talented Cards in Envy Designers!  Each card was inspired by a Christmas Carol as listed underneath their name.  Please visit each designers' blog for more details about their creations and leave them some comment love.  Just click on the blog name/link beside their name to head over to their blog.


Inspired by "Frosty the Snowman"




   Ellen, In a World of Craft  
Inspired by "Jingle Bells"




  Karen, Calm Creations
Inspired by "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"




 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse
Inspired by "Oh Christmas Tree"




 Inspired by "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"




Inspired by "Angels We Have Heard on High"


 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 
 Inspired by "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"



 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations
Inspired by "White Christmas"




 Inspired by "Jingle Bells"


We can't wait to see your Inspired by a CHRISTMAS CAROL 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: INSPIRED BY A CHRISTMAS CAROL 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,  January 4, 2015  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.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.   


Santa is Coming to Town Challenge Badge Winners

Hello and thank you to all who shared their beautiful, adorable Santa A2 cards for our Santa is Coming to Town challenge!

The CIE designers voted and narrowed down their top  pick of this challenge  for the FIRST CLASS Card to:

#11 Tracyf, First Class Card

We loved Tracy's star shaped Santa card that fit in an A2 envelope!  So cute!

Tracy, grab the First Class Badge below and share it on your blog.


And the CIE designers that voted in this challenge, also picked their personal favorite card from all the entries.  The In the Mailbox badge winners are listed below.


#8 Fit Kitty, In the Mailbox as Ellen's Personal Favorite


 #9 Mari K, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


 #10 M Sweet, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


 #14 Kate, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#11 Tracyf, In the Mailbox as Patrica, Karen, Wendi and Lisa's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Badge Winners, please grab your badge below and display it on your blog!

Congratulations to each of you and we hope you'll play along with us for our next challenge here on Cards in Envy!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers