Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT: After 6 years of hosting card challenges, our last challenge will be February 4, 2019. It is a special challenge following our very first challenge on February 4, 2013. We will be making cards using Sketch #1 by Denise Gray, the original creator of Cards in Envy. For this last challenge you will have two weeks to create a card following the sketch and share it here in the challenge post with a link to your blog post via Inlinkz. There will be no individual badges awarded for this challenge, rather, we will provide a FIRST CLASS FINAL CHALLENGE Badge for EVERYONE who participates in this last challenge. Thank you so much for 6 wonderful card crafting years! We hope you'll join us for this challenge. ~ Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, January 7, 2019

It's All About the Numbers Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the "Hang Your Stockings With Care" Badge Winners!


Hello and welcome to our first card challenge for 2019!  This time "It's All About the Numbers!"  We want to see cards featuring, of course, numbers.....birthday numbers, a date, 2019 etc.  Remember your card must be flat enough to go into an envelope for mailing. No lumpy bumpy bows, flowers or embellishments.  

As we start the new year, we have an announcement to share with your about Cards in Envy.  After 6 years, we will be closing this blog challenge with our Februray 4, 2019 card challenge.  Ironically we started Cards in Envy on February 4th in 2013, so it seems appropriate to end with our last challenge starting on that same date.  It will be a bittersweet final challenge.  In honor of our co-founder, Denise, who passed away in 2016, our last challenge will be the same as our very first challenge featuring a sketch by Denise.  We hope you will join us in celebrating her and the card challenge blog she helped to create and that you will join us for both our January challenges and the last one in February.

Now on with the current challenge, "It's All About the Numbers!" Please take a look at our designers' card creation for ideas and inspiration. Click on the blog name (link) by each Designer's name for more details about their cards.













Sherry, Bits of Cheer 









We'd love to see your "It's All About the Numbers" 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, January 20, 2019  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  


Hang Your Stocking with Care Badge Winners

Thank you to each of you that took the time during the busiest time of the year to create and share your card for our "Hang Your Stocking with Care" card challenge.  The number of entries was low but that does not make it easy to pick badge winners.  All of the entries were wonderful but after tallying the votes, we have our First Class Badge card.

Congratulations #9 Kuni
First Class Badge Winner
We loved this adorable, perfectly colored Christmas scene with the cute bear holding his stocking!
 

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 card from all the entries. Here they are in no particular order:


#6 Anita, In the Mailbox as Toni, Sherri & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#11 Earl-lea Riser, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#2 Tracy B, In the Mailbox as Wei's Personal Favorite


#10 KartenKram, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Sandy's Personal Favorite


#8 Ma-Mi, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of you! In the Mailbox winners, you may grab the badge below
to proudly showcase it on your own blog.


Again, thank you to each of you for sharing your wonderful stocking cards with us for this challenge! We have a new card challenge going on for the next two weeks:  It's All About the NUMBERS.  We hope you'll join us!

~Sandy & the CIE Designers