Monday, April 20, 2015

Pretty in Pink Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our Child's Play Challenge!

"I believe in PINK.  
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day.
And I believe in miracles.
~Audrey Hepburn


Hello card makers! It's time for another challenge here at Cards in Envy! This time we are looking for cards that have mostly the color PINK on them!  And as always, cards for our challenge must be A2 (4.25" x 5.5") size AND flat enough to fit in an envy!

The Cards in Envy Designers feel Pretty in Pink too with these wonderful card creations to inspire you. Be sure to click on each Designer's blog link for more details on their card 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 Pretty in Pink 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: Pretty in Pink!
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 8 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,  May 3, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Child's Play Badge Winners!

Ooops! So sorry, I had all the votes in but forgot to post the winners!  We loved all the wonderful kid cards for our Child's Play Challenge but after the votes were tallied, our #1 card for our FIRST CLASS badge is......

#2 Polka Dot Rosie, First Class Card

Here's the adorable First Class Card by Polka Dot Rosie! Isn't this little monster just the cutest ever?!!

Polka Dot Rosie, grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog! And Congratulations!!  We loved your card!




Our IN THE MAILBOX CARDS selected by each Cards in Envy Designer as their personal favorite card from the challenge are:

#6 Sybrina K, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#11 Larelyn, In the Mailbox as Ellen, Lisa, Kathy and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#3 Andrea W,  In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#2 Polka Dot Rosie, In the Mailbox as Wendi and Sandy's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Winners, grab your badge below and proudly display it on your own blog and Congratulations!


Thank you to all who shared their wonderful Child's Play cards with us! We hope you'll join us again for our current challenge Pretty in Pink and our future challenges too!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, April 6, 2015

Child's Play Challenge!

Click >HERE< for our Spring is in the Air Badge Winners!

"Hey, hey, oh playmate,
Come out and play with me.
You'll bring your dollies three,
Climb up my apple tree.
Cry down my rain barrel,
Slide down my cellar door.
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more."


Hello and welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy! This time our theme is CHILD'S PLAY (cards for kids!)  We are looking for any type of card that is bright and fun and suitable to send to a child. Remember your card must be A2 size (4.25" X 5.5") AND  flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing to be accepted for our challenge.  

And now, please enjoy our fun and happy CHILD'S PLAY cards for kids created by our Cards in Envy Designers! Please click on each Designer's blog link 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 Child's Play 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: Child's Play (Cards for Kids!)
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 8 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 19, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.

Spring is in the Air Badge Winners!

Oh wow! Thank you, thank you to each and every one of you that created a Spring/Easter card and shared it with us for our Spring is in the Air Challenge! So many beautiful and creative cards! It was so hard for the CIE designers to vote .  We wanted to pick them all! But we finally narrowed it down and the card receiving the most votes and becoming our FIRST CLASS CARD for this challenge was....

#13 Valerie L

Here is Valerie's adorable Spring card!



Congratulations Valerie!  Please grab the First Class badge below for this challenge and proudly display it on your own blog!



After voting for the First Class Card, the CIE Designers then picked their own personal favorite card from the challenge.  Here they are in no particular order, our IN THE MAILBOX CARDS for the Spring is in the Air Challenge!

#41 Nana Connie , In The Mailbox
Marilyn & Sandy's Personal Favorite


#38 Mandy, In The Mailbox
Lisa's Personal Favorite


#32 Shell B, In The Mailbox
Annie's Personal Favorite


#16  Mynn, In The Mailbox
Wendi's Personal Favorite


#42 Cathy P, In The Mailbox
Ellen's Personal Favorite


#9 Ellie, In The Mailbox
Patricia's Personal Favorite



Congratulations to all our In The Mailbox Cards!  Please grab the In The Mailbox badge below to display on your own blog!


Thank you again to all of you for sharing your fabulous cards for our blog challenge! We hope you'll join us for our new challenge--Child's Play!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers

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.