Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to Our First Challenge

 The winner of our first challenge is:
#5 Kristie M.  
Congratualtions Kristie, please go to the winners tab and pick up your Cards in Envy Winner's Button!
The top three are (in no particular order):
 #2 Mynnette
#4 Chrissy xx
#13 Ellen Parker.  
Congratulations!! Ladies please pick up your "Top 3" Button and display it proudly on your blogs.  Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our first Cards in Envy challenge.  It was a difficult decision, all the entries were fabulous!
We look forward to seeing you all in our next challenge.


Hello and Welcome Everyone!  Thank you for joining us for our very first ~ Cards in Envy ~ Challenge!  We're a new challenge blog that's all about creating handmade cards that will fit into regular envelopes ... hence the name "Cards in Envy".  We all know we can stuff all kinds of bumpy, lumpy cards loaded with ribbons, buttons and bows into an envelope, flatten it out the best we can, throw a stamp or two on it and cross our fingers that it goes through the mail.  Here at Cards in Envy we're uncrossing our fingers because we KNOW our cards will go through the mail and without additional postage! 

Our challenge will alternate between sketches and themes.  The first Monday of each month I (Denise) will be posting a simple "Sketch" challenge.  You can interpret the sketch any way you wish as long as we can see the original design in your finished card.  The third Monday of each month, my co-host (Sandy) will be posting a "Theme" challenge.  In all challenges you MUST create a card that is no thicker than 1/4 inch thick. You cannot use embellishments that are thicker than a standard shirt button.  Sandy has posted the guidelines on the "How to Play" tab above; we invite you to take a moment or two to review them.  

For our first "Sketch" challenge you are welcome to use any image, stamp, cutting machine, punch, die cut, color and embellishments ... just create an "Envy Friendly" card that follows this sketch:


 Winners will receive a Cards in Envy Blog Button. 
  
Please check out the wonderful creations by the Cards in Envy Design Team, visit their blogs by clicking on their names and please leave them some love:















Sandy (co-host)




Denise (co-host)

If you'd like to meet our Design Team and visit their blogs,
please click on the "Design Team" tab above.
Please feel free to leave a comment, we'd love to meet all of you!




30 comments:

  1. Great idea for a challenge blog! Beautiful cards ladies!

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  2. Love the blog idea! Gorgeous cards DT!

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  3. Very nice job of creating by the design team! Thanks for the inspiration! Now to get busy with my own!

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  4. Wonderful sketch and DT examples!

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  5. You have rounded up a great DT by the looks of these first card samples! I have so been waiting for this challenge to start. Let's get started!

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  6. I can't wait to see what everyone creates with this sketch! I'm honored to be a member of the first design team. Great job, everyone!

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  7. Yeah - it is finally here!! Great job all. Can't wait to see the contributions.

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  8. Thanks for a fabulous first sketch and congratulations on your challenge opening!!! The DT projects are all amazing--well done, gals! :)

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  9. Beautiful cards ladies, lovely sketch..... i might join in x (hugs)

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  10. Fabulous sketch and beautiful cards from the DT.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  11. Great cards DT - I love the concept - it's far too expensive to post cards that are thicker than normal so I approve heartily!!
    xx

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  13. Brilliant idea and a great sketch, going to try and join in this one
    Hugs
    Ang
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

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  14. Beautiful cards by the DT Team. Chris xx

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  15. fabulous set of cards by the design team - so much inspiration there.

    Claire x
    (DT-crafty bloggers network)

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  16. love all the cards from the Design Team and what a great idea for the blog, hope the challenge is a great success, good luck x

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  17. Love your new challenge site...especially the name and sketches!! Congrats to the DT members too!

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  18. Great idea for a challenge blog! I've just uploaded my card for the sketch challenge. I'm looking forward to playing along in future challenges! :)

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  19. Great Idea for a Challenge Blog. So excited that I found you in time to enter your first challenge, hope to be able to play along with the others!

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  20. This is a marvelous challenge idea. I am excited to play along. Love the sketch and beautiful cards others have already posted.

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  21. Love this concept! I see so many great cards (Pinterest, Papercrafts magazine, etc.) that are too lumpy and bumpy to send in the mail. I primarily make cards for Operation Write Home, so this will be a great challenge for me to follow. Thanks for the inpiration! Good luck with your new challenge!

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  22. What an interesting concept for a challenge! You know how much we like to embellish, yet cards are meant to be mailed, aren't they? I am getting my entry in just under the wire. I look forward to seeing what theme y'all will be posting in the morning.

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  23. Love your challenge idea. Card entered!

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  24. Thanks for the wonderful surprise! I've added the badge to my blog! :) Thanks, gals! You've made my day!!!

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  25. Thank you soooo much for choosing my card in your Top 3 on this your very First Challenge...
    Congratulations to ALL.
    Chrissyxx

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  26. Thank you so much for choosing my card in the Top 3! What an honor, and on your first challenge!! Thanks so much for making my day!

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Thank you for visiting us here at Cards in Envy! We welcome your comments! ~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers