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.


Going Gray Badge Winners!

Wow! What a great challenge and so many wonderful "gray" cards!  This was a hard one to vote for! Our First Class badge winner beat the others in the running by only ONE vote!!  We had at least 3 others that  were so close to being first class but we can only have one.  Our Going Gray FIRST CLASS CARD is  #3 Sybrina K!

Congratulations Sybrina!  Grab the First Class badge below to share on your blog!


Sybrina K, FIRST CLASS CARD

Here is Sybrina's beautiful First Class Card!  We loved the flowers and the touch of black with the gray!


When we vote for the First Class Card, the designers also vote for their one personal favorite card.
Each of the ones listed below, please grab the IN THE MAILBOX badge below for you blog and Congratulations!



#1 Kristie M, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Wendi's Personal Favorite


#15 Michelle, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Kathy's Personal Favorite


#7 Tracy F, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Karen's Personal Favorite


#10 Linda L, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Lisa & Patricia's Personal Favorite


#14 Diane W, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Sandy's Personal Favorite


#4 Leslie, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#9 Debi B, IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Ellen's Personal Favorite


#3 Sybrina K, also chosen as an IN THE MAILBOX CARD - Annie's Personal Favorite


Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful cards with us for this challenge! We hope you'll join us again.

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers









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