Monday, May 15, 2017

Favorite Color Combo {Anything Goes} Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Motherly Love Badge Winners!

Okay, we are moving into a busy, busy time of the year! We just had Mother's Day and other events are on the way! The end of school year is looming, graduations, proms, parties, family gatherings, reunions. Father's Day, Summer vacations.....so we here at Cards in Envy thought it was a good time for an "Anything Goes" Favorite Color Combo Card Challenge!  This means you can create a card for any theme, any design, any size, any shape WITH your favorite colors as long as it is FLAT enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Here are the CIE Designers cards to give you ideas and inspiration!  Please click on the blog link by their name for more details about their creations and while visiting, leave them some comment love!

Fav Color Combo--Yellow, Orange, Red with Green



Fav Color Combo--Patriotic! Red, White and Blue with a touch of Black



Fav Color Combo--Yellow & Pink



Fav Color Combo--Pink & Gray



Fav Color Combo--Blue & Black with a touch of Orange/Biege



Marilyn,  Marilyn's Cricut Cards
Fav Color Combo--Teal & Pink




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
Fav Color Combo--Pink, Blue & Yellow


Sherry, Bits of Cheer
Fav Color Combo-- Peach & Sage
 



Fav Color Combo--Pink & Orange with a touch of Blue





Fav Color Combo - Pink, Blue & Brown

We'd love to see your  Favorite Color Combo (Anything Goes) cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your FAVORITE COLOR COMBO card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  


Motherly Love Badge Winners!

Thank you so much for your beautiful Mother's Day or Motherly Love cards!  The CIE designers voted and picked the following card as our top winner:

Congratulations 
#5 Kuni
First Class Badge Winner
We loved Kuni's sweet card with the precious mother bear and her cub that so clearly showed "Motherly Love"! The card design and yellow color is fabulous too!

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


The CIE Designers then each picked their one personal favorite from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#21 Allisa, In the Mailbox as Annie, Sherry, Lisa and Kathy's Personal Favorite


#6 Arlene R, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#19 Shawna, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#17 Cheryl S, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#20 Darnell In the Mailbox as Wendi & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#8 Michael Trent, In the Mailbox as Sandy'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!

Again, thank you to each of you for playing along with our Motherly Love challenge.  We hope you'll join us again for another card challenge. We have a new one on the blog now with an "Anything Goes" theme with your favorite color combo!

We love cards that fit in envies!
~Sandy & the Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, May 1, 2017

Motherly Love Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of the Pretty Pastels Card Challenge!


It's time for a new card challenge!  And since Mother's Day will soon be here, we thought we'd give those of you who do create Mother's Day cards a chance to share them. BUT even if you don't create a card for Mother's Day we want to see what you create that represents "Motherly Love."  So...for this challenge, share your Mother's Day cards and/or share your card that depicts Motherly Love--a mom with a baby or children, animal moms with their little ones or maybe a character with other small creatures or pets they care for.  There are so many wonderful images out there for cardmaking that depict "motherly love." Let's see yours. 

Once again, our designers have created a wonderful variety of style and interpretation of the challenge to give you some great ideas and inspiration. Please visit their blog links (by their name) for more details about their card creation and leave some comment love while there. We'd really appreciate it and would love to know you stopped by.





















Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 






We'd love to see your  MOTHERLY LOVE cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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, May 14th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your MOTHERLY LOVE card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  


NOTE:  Your card for this challenge must clearly have the words Mom, Mother, Happy Mother's Day or a derivative of the greeting OR have an image of a "mom" on the card. For example: If your card has flowers only and does not have the word "Mom" or "Mother" etc on the front of the card, it cannot be entered for this challenge.  Please look at the CIE designers cards or contact me for more clarification if needed.   Cards linked that do not meet our challenge theme will be deleted.  Thank you.


Pretty Pastels Badge Winners

Thank you for all the wonderful and beautiful Pretty Pastel cards! So many to choose from but we put in our votes and came up with a First Class card for the challenge.

Congratulations to
#16 Angie C
First Class Card
We love the delicate soft colors of the pretty flowers, the design and the pastel green background.

Angie you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase 
on your own blog and again, congratulations!


The Cards in Envy Designers then each picked their one personal favorite from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#43 Stephanie, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#15 Susan, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#37 Cheryl S, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#44 Liz Cavill, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Donna's Personal Favorite


#9 Penny L, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#39 Bev KB, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#30 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Toni & Lisa's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of you!  You may grab the In the Mailbox Badge below to proudly showcase on your blog too!

Thank you again to each of you for playing along with our challenge and we hope you will join us again! We have a new challenge under way--Motherly Love.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pretty Pastels Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners for the Fantasy & Flowers Card Challenge



Hello again, we here at Cards in Envy hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Easter.  It's time for a new card challenge and we are doing another color challenge for PRETTY PASTELS.  That means any color as long as it is a pastel like pinks, blues, greens, purples etc. in softer colors.  Your card can be any occasion, any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit an envelope for mailing.  

Our designers have created some wonderful Pretty Pastel cards for you to give you an idea of what we are looking for.  Please click on their blog name by each of their names for more details about each card and while visiting, leave them some comment love!


























Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 












We'd love to see your  Pretty Pastels cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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, April 30th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your PRETTY PASTELS card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.