Monday, May 4, 2015

When Nature Calls Challenge

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"How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"
~Emily Dickinson

Hello and welcome to another Cards in Envy CARD challenge!  This time we are looking for cards that depict the theme WHEN NATURE CALLS!  These will be cards featuring things found in "nature" either living or inanimate objects.  Also, your card must be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you for this challenge, our Cards in Envy Design Team have created their awesome interpretation of "When Nature Calls."  Please click on the links to their blogs for more details about their card creations and leave them some comment love. Thank you!

Annie, Pawsitive Thoughts by Annie
Annie's nature is all things buggy--lady bugs, bees, snails, worms, dragonflies, spiders etc.

 Ellen, In a World of Craft  
Ellen's nature is the tranquility of cattails growing on the edge of a stream or lake.

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse
Kathy's nature is gently  soaring birds against a beautiful blue sky.

  Lisa, Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway
Lisa's nature is creatures in the forest such as the fox and birds along with trees and grass.

Marilyn,  Marilyn's Cricut Cards
Marilyn's nature is found under the sea--fish, seaweed and starfish.

 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 
Patricia's nature is the delicate leaves found on the ground or in the trees.

Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations
Sandy's nature is the bloom of lovely flowers around an old outhouse that does indeed answer to "nature's call."

Wendi, Scrappy Day in Paradise
Wendi's nature is found in the colorful blossoms of flowers on a special day.

We hope we've inspired you to create your own  When Nature Calls card and share it with us in the linky below.  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: When Nature Calls
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 8 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,  May 17, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.


  1. Fun theme! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and challenge.

  2. What a fun challenge! Brought back some great memories for me :)

  3. Lovely work by the DT. Thrilled to be joining you this week as I rarely make an A2 size card. Maybe that's why they never get mailed. LOL Thanks for the inspiration. xxD

  4. Beautifully created cards by the DT!!


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