Monday, May 1, 2017

Motherly Love Card Challenge

It's time for a new card challenge!  And since Mother's Day will soon be here, we thought we'd give those of you who do create Mother's Day cards a chance to share them. BUT even if you don't create a card for Mother's Day we want to see what you create that represents "Motherly Love."  So...for this challenge, share your Mother's Day cards and/or share your card that depicts Motherly Love--a mom with a baby or children, animal moms with their little ones or maybe a character with other small creatures or pets they care for.  There are so many wonderful images out there for cardmaking that depict "motherly love." Let's see yours. 

Once again, our designers have created a wonderful variety of style and interpretation of the challenge to give you some great ideas and inspiration. Please visit their blog links (by their name) for more details about their card creation and leave some comment love while there. We'd really appreciate it and would love to know you stopped by.





















Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 






We'd love to see your  MOTHERLY LOVE cards. 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.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

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--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, May 14th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your MOTHERLY LOVE card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Pretty Pastels Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners for the Fantasy & Flowers Card Challenge



Hello again, we here at Cards in Envy hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Easter.  It's time for a new card challenge and we are doing another color challenge for PRETTY PASTELS.  That means any color as long as it is a pastel like pinks, blues, greens, purples etc. in softer colors.  Your card can be any occasion, any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit an envelope for mailing.  

Our designers have created some wonderful Pretty Pastel cards for you to give you an idea of what we are looking for.  Please click on their blog name by each of their names for more details about each card and while visiting, leave them some comment love!


























Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 












We'd love to see your  Pretty Pastels cards. 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.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

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--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, April 30th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your PRETTY PASTELS card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


Fantasy & Flowers Badge Winners

Thank you to each of you that played along with our Fantasy & Flowers card challenge!  It was a harder challenge as not everyone had or creates with fantasy characters so we really appreciate all of you that did and we loved each of them!

We took a vote and came up with one card from the entries as our First Class Badge Winner.

Congratulations to
#5 Carol M
First Class Card
We loved these two beautiful fairies with the floral background!
 

Carol, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

We then each independently selected one card from all the entries as our personal favorite to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#8 Julene, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#6 Mary M, In the Mailbox as Lisa, Kristie, Toni & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#11 Cheryl S, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#3 Chris, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#14 Carol, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#10 Leann H, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of our In the Mailbox Badge Winners!
You may grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.


Again, thank you so much to each of you for playing along with a harder challenge.  All of the cards were wonderful and we hope you'll join us for our current challenge--Pretty Pastels!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fantasy & Flowers Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Black & White (With a Smidge of Color) Badge Winners!

Hello! Happy April to you!! It's time for a new card challenge here on the Cards in Envy blog and we are looking for cards with Flowers AND Fantasy!  That fantasy part could be fairies, unicorns, elves etc.  Your card can be any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing!

Our designers have created these fabulous cards for your inspiration. Please click on their blog name by each of their names for more details about each card and while visiting, leave them some comment love!



























Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 










We'd love to see your  Fantasy & Flowers cards. 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.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

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--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, April 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your FANTASY & FLOWERS card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.