Monday, October 15, 2018

Favorite Holiday Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Something Spooky Badge Winners!

Hello and welcome to another fun card challenge here on Cards in Envy! This time we are letting you decide what type of HOLIDAY card you want to create and share with us for this FAVORITE HOLIDAY card challenge! It could be Halloween (which will be coming up soon) or Thanksgiving or Christmas or Valentine's Day or Easter etc.  YOU DECIDE!  Remember your card must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing and if it's not...our gremlins will delete it with no comment or explanation.  So please don't share cards that have super thick flowers, buttons or large bows.

And now to share some inspiration and our Designers' favorite holidays....for more info on each card design, click on the blog link for each card.


Christmas



Valentine's Day
 




Christmas




Christmas




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs
Halloween





Halloween
 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
Thanksgiving
 




Christmas
 




Christmas
 




Halloween



We'd love to see your "Favorite Holiday" 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 November 4, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central 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  

Something Spooky Badge Winners

We had a frightfully fun time looking at all the amazing Halloween cards for our Something Spooky card challenge!  It was a challenge for us to pick just one First Class Card but after tallying the votes, we picked this great card (though all of them were  great).

Congratulations to
#38 KartenKram
First Class Badge Winner
We loved this adorable Halloween scene and the fabulous orange sky full of bats!

KartenKram, you may grab the badge below to showcase on your own blog!

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...

 #28 Sunday Stamper, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


 #22 KartenKram,  In the Mailbox as Sherrie's Personal Favorite


 #32 Laura, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


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


 #23 Larissa, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite



 #4 Wendy B, In the Mailbox as Wei's Personal Favorite



 #21 Kathleen A,  In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite



 #31 Kylie, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations, In the Mailbox badge winners, you may grab the badge below to showcase on your own blog!

Thank you to everyone for sharing their wonderful cards. We have a new challenge going on now for FAVORITE HOLIDAY. We hope you'll join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, October 1, 2018

Something Spooky! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the "Feels Like Fall" Badge Winners

Hello!! It's October! For those who love Halloween it is an exciting month and here at Cards in Envy we are kicking it off with a super fun challenge...Something Spooky is the theme for your cards for the next 2 weeks.  Though it says "something spooky," what we are looking for is any Halloween card--cute or scary.  We so hope you'll join us.

To inspire you and give you thrills & chills,  our Cards in Envy Designers have created this wonderful line up of cards.  Please click on the blog link by each designer's name for more details about each card.



 









Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs





 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 




 




 






We'd love to see your "Something Spooky" 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 October 14, 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  


Feels Like Fall Badge Winners

Thank you, thank you to everyone that shared their wonderful Fall cards for our "Feels Like Fall card challenge! We loved them all but could only have one First Class Card!

Congratulations to
#17 Kuni
First Class Badge Winner
We loved Kuni's adorable Happy fall scene on her card and the fabulous fall background colors!

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

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

#37 Tammy A, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite



#11 Leanne, In the Mailbox as Wei's Personal Favorite


#1 Sue, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#23 Karten, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#27 Nandini, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#22 Izzy, In the Mailbox as Toni & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#18 Ellie, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite



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



#19 AJ, 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 showcase on your own blog.


Again, thank you so much to each of you for sharing your beautiful cards with us for this challenge. We hope you'll join us now for our "Something Spooky" Halloween card challenge.

~Sandy & the CIE Designers