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Monday, April 18, 2016

Another Year Older Card Challenge!

Click >HERE< for the Flowers and Fantasy Badge Winners!

Well, the hours, days, months move by way too fast and before we know it--we're ANOTHER YEAR OLDER! So this time we are looking for Birthday Cards to celebrate the milestone of another year! Your birthday cards may be any size and any shape as long as they are flat enough to be mailed in an envelope.  That's how we got our name--Cards in ENVY!

As always, our Cards in Envy Designers have created some fabulous birthday cards to inspire and give you ideas.  For more details on each card creation, click on the blog link by each designer's name and while there, leave them some comment love!









 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse













  Patricia, Thinking of Inking  



Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your Another Year Older - BIRTHDAY card.  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines 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, May 1,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.    


Flowers Or Fantasy Badge Winners!

Hello! Well, that was hard!! Picking one First Class Card and our personal favorites was very hard this go round because we had so MANY wonderful flowers or fantasy cards!  But the votes have been tallied and we did come up with ONE card for the top position!

Congratulations to:
#18 Deonna B, First Class Card Badge Winner!

We loved the beautiful bright flowers on this card and the sentiment!
Deonna, grab the First Class Card badge below to proudly display on your own blog and again, congratulations!




The CIE Designers then each picked their one personal favorite card from the entries as In the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order...


#8 Billie A, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#18 Deonna B, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#6 Leslie M, In the Mailbox as Sybrina, Kathy and Lisa's Personal Favorite


#13 Debi B, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#26 Monika R, In the Mailbox as Donna and Annie's Personal Favorite


#22 Larissa, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#9 Toni-FHC, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all of our In the Mailbox Badge Winners!  Grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog!

Thank you to all who played along with this challenge! We loved all the cards and it really was hard to choose the badge winners.  We have a new challenge that's started--Another Year Older for Birthday cards and would love to have all of you join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers





Monday, April 4, 2016

Flowers and/or Fantasy!

CLICK >HERE< FOR OUR JUST PURPLE BADGE WINNERS!

Hello crafty card makers! We have another new CARD challenge for you! This time we are looking for cards that feature either FLOWERS or FANTASY CREATURES or BOTH!!  This should be an easy challenge as who doesn't love making cards with flowers and/or unicorns or fairies or mermaids or dragons or ????.  We can't wait to see what you all create!

To inspire you, our Cards in Envy Designers have yet again created a great variety of cards for you to enjoy.  For more details about each card, click on the blog name by each Designer's name and while at their blog, leave them some comment love so they'll know you stopped by!






 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse













  Patricia, Thinking of Inking  




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your Flowers or Fantasy card.  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines 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, April 17,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.   


Just Purple Badge Winners!

Purple is such a lovely color and we loved all the gorgeous cards featuring that royal color in our Just Purple card challenge!  All of the CIE Designers voted and the card with the most votes and earning our FIRST CLASS CARD honor is....

Congratulations!
#16 Carol S, First Class 
We loved these beautiful purple daisies with the green and that wonderful purple background too!

Carol, grab the First Class badge below to proudly display 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...

#12 Diane H, In the Mailbox as Marilyn, Sherry & Donna's Personal Favorite



#4 Monika R, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#16, Carol S, In the Mailbox as Sybrina & Annie's Personal Favorite



#6 Colour & Sparkle, In the Mailbox as Kathy & Patricia's Personal Favorite



#5 Marianne V, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite



#14 Kristie M, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


Congratulations to all our In the Mailbox badge winners!  Please grab your badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!

Thank you to all of you for your wonderful purple cards!  We have a new challenge that's started--Flowers or Fantasy and hope you will all join us again!

~Sandy & the CIE Designers