Monday, July 17, 2017

Baby Blue or Pretty Pink Card Challenge

Hello card crafters! It's time for another fun card challenge and this time it's another color challenge. We are looking for cards that are either Baby Blue OR Pretty Pink.  You choose one or the other and create a card that is mostly Baby Blue or mostly Pretty Pink.  Easy Peasy. Your card can be a baby card if you wish, but that is not necessary.  So let's get to crafting and make a card or two or three for this challenge!

First, a bit of design team news.  This will be Marilyn's last challenge with us as a designer. Sadly, after many years of being on our design team, we must say goodbye to Marilyn.  She needs a break from the challenge obligations to pursue other interests and while we understand we will certainly miss her! Marilyn was one of the ORIGINAL designers for Cards in Envy from way back when we first started with Denise as the co-host of the blog/challenge. We'll always keep a place open for Marilyn if she decides to come back and hope she'll be able to join a challenge now and then as a participant! Wish her a fond adieu.  We love you Marilyn and hope to see you around!!

Now, for some Baby Blue and Pretty Pink card inspiration for you from our designers.  We have a lovely assortment for you.  Please click on each designer's blog name for more details about their card creation and leave them some comment love if you do stop by their blog.






 




 




 




 








Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your Baby Blue OR Pretty Pink 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, August 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Baby Blue OR Pretty Pink card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card.  Videos are not allowed.  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.  IMPORTANT! Please use your REAL name and NOT your blog name as your entry name.


Patriotic Please Badge Winners!

Wow! What another great turnout for our card challenge for Patriotic Please!  So many wonderful red, white & blue cards to choose from.  We turned in our votes and came up with our winners.

Congratulation to
#25 Pia
First Class Badge Winner
We loved Pia's unique worldly travel image and the design of her card!

Pia, grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!
Again, congratulations!!


The Cards in Envy Designers then picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#9 Bunny H
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#21 Janice R
In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#30 Sharla
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#23 Lynda G
In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#3 Heidi
In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#4 Joy C
In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#13 Glenda
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#12 Alicia O
In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to 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 creating a Red, White & Blue card and sharing it with us at Cards in Envy!  We appreciate each of you and love seeing your cards.  Please join us again for another challenge.  Our current one is going on now for Baby Blue or Pretty Pink cards!

~Sandy & the CIE Designers



Monday, July 3, 2017

Patriotic Please {Red, White & Blue} Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the White on White Badge Winners


Hello and welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy.  This time  our theme is "Patriotic Please" cards with red, white AND blue.  Your card does not have to be "patriotic" but MUST have those three colors.  We chose this theme as tomorrow is our Independence Day in the USA and we love the colors of our flag. Of course, as mentioned earlier, your card does not have to be a patriotic or 4th of July card (though we'd love to see it if you made one)--you can create a card with flowers, other images and anything else in the red, white and blue color theme.

To give you some great ideas and inspiration, here are the cards created by our fabulous CIE Design Team!  Please click on their blog links by their names for more details about their card creation and while there please leave them some comment love.   Also, this time we have a guest designer!  Please check out Sherri Thacker's adorable card.  Sherri will be joining our design team in August so check back then for her bio and more of her card creations!

Guest Designer






 




 




 




 








Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer




 







We'd love to see your Patriotic Please (Red, White & Blue) 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, July 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Patriotic Please (Red, White & Blue) card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card.  Videos are not allowed.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.

   


White on White Badge Winners

Hello, sorry that the badge winner announcement is a day late for the White on White challenge. Yesterday was a holiday in the USA so the computer did not get turned on. We are done celebrating and are ready to get things back on track.  The white on white card challenge proved to be a big challenge for many of the card creators out there and we ended up with a smaller group of participants.  But that doesn't stop us from having winners!


Congratulations to our First Card Badge Winner
#3 Arlene R
We loved Arlene's beautiful white wooded scene on her card.

Arlene, you may grab your First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog. 
And again, congratulations!



The CIE Designers who were able to vote, then picked their one personal favorite card from the entries to be In the Mailbox. Here they are in no particular order:

#10 Lynda G, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#8 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#9 Liz C, In the Mailbox as Marilyn, Annie & Lisa's Personal Favorite


#5 Bobbi, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#4 Cheryl, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all of our In the Mailbox Badge winners! You may grab the badge below to
proudly share on your own blog.

Thank you to each of you that took on this extra challenging challenge!  We love all of the cards that were shared with us and hope you'll join us again for our next challenge that's on the blog--"Patriotic Please" for red, white and blue cards.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers