Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Farewell Card Challenge with Sketch #1

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Well, here we are with  our final Cards in Envy Card Challenge. After this challenge, we will no longer be posting new challenges.   It's been  an amazing 6 years since Denise came up with the idea to start a card challenge that required only flat cards that could easily be put in an envelope for mailing.  It was her brain child and she invited Sandy to join her as co-hosts.  Over time, Denise became overwhelmed with running Cards in Envy and another card challenge she created called Digi Haven.  She decided to step down and hand over Cards in Envy to Sandy, remain as a CIE designer but  focus on hosting Digi Haven.  Sadly, on July 1, 2014, Denise was diagnosed with cancer and decided to close her Digi Haven challenge.  On February 1, 2016, Denise lost her battle with cancer and earned her angel wings.  To honor her, we are going to end this blog challenge by using the same theme as her very first challenge with a Sketch designed by her.  So for this challenge, we ask that you create a card that's flat enough to fit in an envelope using Sketch #1 by Denise Gray below.


You can use different elements, not just circles to create your card and you can turn it into a vertical orientation if you wish.  For this challenge, we will not be voting for a First Class card nor choosing any personal favorites for In the Mailbox.  Instead, in appreciation of all of you who have participated in our challenges in the past  and created a card for this challenge, we are awarding EVERYONE our First Class Sketch #1 Final Challenge badge for your blog.  If you link a card using Sketch #1, you may copy and save this badge and post it on your own blog.


Along with you, our Cards in Envy designers are sad to see this challenge end but we hope to see each other in other challenges and in social media.  Each designer has created their own interpretation of Denise's Sketch #1 and share them here for your inspiration.  For more information about each card design, click on the Designer's blog link that is listed beside their name.






















Sherry, Bits of Cheer 











We'd love to see your "Sketch #1" 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
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, February 17, 2019  at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Thank you for sharing your card using Sketch #1 that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy and for participating in our final challenge!  We appreciate all of you so much!

Thank you & Goodbye, 

Sandy & the Cards in Envy Designers

Please note:  The Cards in Envy blog will remain open in case you want to check out any of the designers' card creations at a later date.  We expect that the InLinkz linked cards will no longer be available after the close of this challenge as it is a paid subscription and once cancelled the links may no longer show up.  The sidebar will continue to link to the current Cards in Envy Designers personal blogs unless a designer closes her blog. If you have not already, you might want to follow their blogs. There will be no new challenge posts for this blog after this one.  Again, Thank you so much!



22 comments:

  1. You will be missed! Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you have given through those 6 years!

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  2. I will miss this fun challenge! Thank you for all the time you devoted to this challenge.

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  3. Thanks for all the fun challenges and all your work on them. You will be missed! What a sweet tribute to honor Denise!

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  4. Thank you so much for the opportunity to play in your challenges...sorry to see it end.

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  5. Thanks to Sandy for managing this challenge and for giving me the opportunity to be on her great Design Team! I will miss it!! Thanks, also, to all the card makers who play in the challenges; it has been fun getting to know you and your beautiful work! Happy crafting!

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    1. Thank you Sherry! I've so enjoyed having you on the design team! Thank you for your wonderful cards and being such a great designer! I'll see you around on Facebook and hopefully other places!

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  6. So sad to hear that it's the end but thank you for all the wonderful challenges and the fabulous inspirations ! We will miss you all. Good luck and see you on blogland !

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    1. Thank you Izzy! I appreciate your comment and your participating in the challenges! And Yes! See you in blogland!

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  7. So sorry and sad to see you're closing. I always love playing in your challenges. Thanks for many years of challenges and design team inspirations. Good luck and we'll see ya around blogland. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Billie! I've really enjoyed seeing all of your card entries to our challenges!

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  8. Oh no!!! I just found you!!😢
    So sorry to see you go, wish I would've found you sooner.
    Good luck to all of you.
    XO
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. So sorry, Maria. I wish you'd have found us sooner too! Thank you for your comment.

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  9. Such fun interpretations of the sketch by the design team. Sorry to hear the challenge blog is closing down, but hoping to see the inspiring work of you talented ladies around blog land!

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    1. Thank you! It's a great sketch and yes, we hope to see you around blog land too!

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  10. So many thoughts... not sure where to start. First of all, huge thanks, Sandy, to you and all the amazing CIE designers for six years of wonderful inspiration. I first came to CIE when making cards for OWH. (On a personal note, thank you for letting me be a CIE-gal. It was a fabulous experience, and I will always be grateful for that opportunity.) How perfect to feature Denise's very first CIE sketch in this final challenge. Finally, here's wishing all the best to everyone at CIE. Here's to seeing everyone in blogland. (And,if any CIE gals would like to join our W2CB team or play along with our monthly challenges, we'd be thrilled to have you on board. Just holler.) Hugs!!!

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  11. I'm happy I was able to play along with this final challenge. Thanks for all the fun challenges and wonderful inspiration you have offered these past years and this current challenge. Hope to see you around in blogland!
    Marianne x

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  12. Hate to see this end but happy mems of the good times! Best wishes for everyone in their new adventures! Thanks for the challenges! xoxoxo

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  13. I was so sad to hear this challenge was closing. I wanted to thank you, Sandy, for having me on the design team for 2 years. It was a great time, especially because of your fantastic challenge themes. You put a lot of love and hard work into this challenge and using Denise's first sketch to say goodbye is awesome. I'll still be checking your personal blog for your beautiful creations! Take care!

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