Monday, July 2, 2018

Twinkle Little Stars Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Feeling Blue & Distressed Badge Winners!

July!!!  Wow! Here we are in July!  And it's time for our first Monday of the month Card Challenge!  This time our theme is "Twinkle Little STARS."  We want to see your card that features, of course, STARS!  In the USA it's the time of the year that we celebrate our country's Independence Day so patriotic cards with stars are welcome for this challenge, but maybe you don't live in the USA or you don't need a Fourth of July card....that's okay. Make a card with any theme as long as we see STARS!

To inspire you and get your ideas flowing, our CIE designers have a great "STARS" card selection below.   For more details about each card creation, click on the blog link by each Designer's name.







 









Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your "Twinkle Little Stars" 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 July 15, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings 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  


Feeling Blue & Distressed Badge Winners!

Our last challenge, Feeling Blue & Distressed, gave us some wonderful blue cards and we weren't distressed at all but did love the distressing techniques we saw!  We took a vote and have our First Class Badge Winner.....


Congratulation to
#1 Kuni
First Class Badge Winner
We adored this lovely shades of blue wave scene with the framed seagull! So cute!!

Kuni, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.


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


#18 Marianne V, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#4 Lise M, In the Mailbox as Sherri, Toni & Nancy's Personal Favorite


#20 Stephanie, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#23 Shuly, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#17 Billie A, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#10 Patty S, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite



#2, Smilyn Stef, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


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



Thank you to all of you that played along with this challenge! We hope you'll join us again and check out our current challenge, Twinkle Little Stars!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, June 18, 2018

Feeling Blue and "Distressed" Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Let's Hear it for the Boys Badge Winners!


Hello, hello! It's time for a new card challenge!  We love the color blue and we'd love to see your cards featuring lots of BLUE but wait!  We also want you to use some Distress Ink on your card and if it's blue, all the better.  Just remember your card must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have a wonderful assortment of Feeling BLUE and "DISTRESSED" cards for you to be inspired by.  For more details about each card creation, click on the blog link by each Designer's name.












 
















Sherry, Bits of Cheer













We'd love to see your Feeling Blue and "Distressed" 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 July 1, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings 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  


Let's Hear it for the Boys Badge Winners

Wow! We had so many wonderful masculine cards for our "Let's Hear it for the Boys" card challenge.  The bad thing about so many great cards is....it's hard to pick winners but after voting, we had our First Class Badge Winner!

Congratulations to
#59 KT Fit Kitty
First Class Badge Winner
We loved this unique, masculine pirate ship get well card with the vibrant blue background!


KT you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.


Each Cards in Envy Designer then picked out their one personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order...


#31 AJ, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite



#52 Maryann, In the Mailbox as Sherri & Nancy's Personal Favorite



#15 Art Without Anxiety, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite



#7 Karen F, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite



#18 Vicki R, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite



#24 Darnell K, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Annie's Personal Favorite



#60 Debbie, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite



#40 Sybriina K, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


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


Thank you so much to each of you for creating and sharing your fabulous cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing. We appreciate you all so much and are inspired by each of you!  We have a new challenge that's started, Feeling Blue & Distressed.  We hope you'll join us again.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, June 4, 2018

Let's Hear it for the Boys! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Feeling Sketchy card challenge BADGE WINNERS!


Welcome to our first card challenge for the month of June! In addition to being known for graduations and weddings, June is famous for, of course, Father's Day. Which means we might need some masculine cards, right?  So, for this challenge we are calling it "Let's Hear it for the Boys!" and we want to see your card(s) you will create for "boys."  It can be Father's Day, Graduation, Birthday, etc.whatever occasion you need except it must be clearly for a boy or man. And remember, your card must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

To inspire you and give you some great ideas, our CIE Designers have created this fabulous lineup of masculine cards.  For more details about each card, click on their blog link by their name.














 










Sherry, Bits of Cheer







We'd love to see your Let's Hear it for the Boys 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 June 17, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings 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