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.
Donna, Crafty Colonel
Kristie, The Best Things in Life are Pink
Lisa, Lisa's Scrappy Hideaway
Sherry, Bits of Cheer
Toni, Frankie Helps Craft
Wei, Handmade Card by Wei
Wendi, Scrappy Day in Paradise
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!