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 19, 2015

Going GRAY Challenge!

The badge winners for the last challenge, Make it a Banner Year, are listed >HERE<

"Don't Worry About a Little Gray Hare." ~ Author Unknown

Hello Crafty Card Friends!  It's time for another challenge!  We are looking for cards that are mostly GRAY in color!  It's okay to have a teeny, tiny bit of other color but when we look at your card we want to see gray, gray and more GRAY!  Remember your card must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Now, is a card that's mostly gray boring and dull?  We don't think so! Just look at these fabulous cards created by our Cards in Envy Designers!  Make sure you click on their blog link by their name for more details on each card and please leave them some comment love!

   Ellen, In a World of Craft  

  Karen, Calm Creations

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse

 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 

 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations

Now it's your turn to share your Going GRAY card!    Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: Going GRAY (Mostly Gray on the card--a tiny bit of other color okay)
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  February 1, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure you are linking directly to your card POST and not just to your blog Home page.  When we click on your link below, it must take us to your card for this challenge, not just to your home page.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.   


  1. Great job Design team! Should be a fun challenge!

  2. Design team! All your gray cards are fabulous!! I've just paid a visit to each of your blogs today to see the up close! Love working with each of you!]

    Visit my blog Sandy’s Crafty Creations


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