Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Challenge #15 ~ Color Challenge ~ There's Still Time!

There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge  - to create a card using the colors below. This challenge will end Monday, August 4th at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like a little inspiration to get you started! 





Here is a reminder of our rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card

2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.

3. Explain in your post which style you used. 

4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog. 

5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!



Go HERE to link your creation!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Challenge #15 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to The Card Concept. 

Before we get to the challenge we have some news to share! This is our last challenge with the talented Lee Ann Barrett. She is leaving our team but we know she will be back, playing along with us! Thank you for all of your hard work, Lee Ann! You will be missed!

We also want to let you know how excited we were by all the submissions for our Wild Card team! WOW! We had MANY applications and could only choose 5! Thank you so much for applying and we hope you will apply again in October.



This week we have a colour theme for you to try! You must use the colours and create your card in one of the styles of the designers. The styles are explained HERE.



Clean & Simple

Deanna Dean


Add a little pop to your cards by gently curling the edges of your leaves and flowers.

Clean & Graphic

Ardyth Percy-Robb



Big blocks of colour  work as 'white' space and keep your card feeling clean and graphic!


Clean & Layering

Kay Miller


Those fresh colors reminded me of cool water and a warm breeze, perfect for my little sail boat.

Shabby Chic



Besides the colors of aqua, lime and white (swoon!), I was inspired by the lacey, floral pattern on the candle holders and created a little garden scene!

Freestyle Collage



Classy & Elegant

Lee Ann Barrett


Natural images seemed fitting for these colors and the lacy candle holders inspired me to use a doily
 and other 'lacy' images.



Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, August 4 at Noon (PST).



Challenge #14 - Colour Challenge Winners

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Challenge #14 ~ Color Challenge ~ There's Still Time!

There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge  - to create a card using the colors below. This challenge will end Monday, July 21st at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like a little inspiration to get you started! 




Here is a reminder of our rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card

2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.

3. Explain in your post which style you used. 

4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog. 

5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

Go HERE to link your creation!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Card Concept Design Team Call {Wild Card Design Team}


We are looking for a few designers to take on an important role within our challenge. We are creating a Wild Card team. This team will be designing in EACH of the styles. Mastery of each of the styles is NOT necessary...the willingness to "try" a new style and to stretch your abilities...and then to share your experience with our readers is the goal!

You do NOT need to be an "expert" designer...we are looking for new, fresh faces to try tackling each style and to candidly share their experiences with our readers.

The Wild Card Team responsibilities are as follows:
  • Commit to a 3 month term {August-October}
  • Create 2 cards each month {3 in October}
  • Try each of the card making styles featured on The Card Concept-you will be creating a card in each of the styles according to a schedule set by Tracey and Lesley. By the end of your term you will have completed 6 cards-trying each style once.
  • Comment on the submissions of others.
  • Be a team player and have fun!
Other requirements:
  • You must be on FACEBOOK.
  • You must have a current blog.
  • Ability to take clear photos.
  • All styles and abilities are welcome.
  • All product is welcome.
  • No design team experience is necessary.
How to apply:
  • Please send an email addressed to Lesley with The Card Concept Wild Card Team in the subject line to thepaperplayers (at) yahoo (dot) ca 
  • Please include photographs of three of your favourite cards-please try to show some variety of style.
  • Please explain why you would like to join the Wild Card team.
  • Please add a link to your blog so we can visit you!

Please apply to the "Wild Card" team by the end of the day-Friday, July 18th. Your first challenge will begin on August 6th.

Thank you so much for applying!

Lesley and Tracey

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Challenge #14 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to The Card Concept. 


This week we have a theme for you to try! You must use the theme and create your card in one of the styles of the designers. 

The styles are explained HERE.


Clean & Simple



My design was inspired by the three pillows which I translated into three hot air balloons.


Clean & Graphic


My design was inspired by the layered/cascading pillows on the bed. Don't you just love the "freshness" of this color combo?

Clean & Layering



I've always wanted to color this hippo aqua, and he popped into my head instantly when I saw this color combo. I couldn't resist!

Shabby Chic


First time I've used these pretty colours for a shabby card and I have to say I really love the elegance of this combo!

Freestyle Collage

Cathy Weber


There's lots of shapes and angled edges on this card!

Classy & Elegant

Colleen Dietrich



My eye went to the patterns of the blanket & the back pillow as my inspiration!


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, July 21st at Noon (PST).


Challenge #13 - Oh Baby! Winners

Hello Tracey here with the winner's for The Card Concept challenge #13 - Oh Baby! We loved seeing so many cute and cuddly baby inspired cards. We have each chosen a winner who we liked the best but not necessarily in our own design style, and who followed the rules and challenge.

Challenge #14 goes live in one hour at 5:00 AM (PST).

If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.