Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Challenge #25 ~ Silent Night Neutrals ~ There's Still Time!


There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge - to be inspired by the colors in this sweet photo! You could be inspired by the shapes, textures, or even the theme!

This challenge will end Monday, December 22nd at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like some 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!

Click HERE to link your creation!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Challenge #25 - Silent Night Neutrals

Welcome to The Card Concept. 

This is our last challenge for 2014 but we will be back in 2015!!! Thank you for your amazing support and for playing along with our challenges!! We have enjoyed visiting you and seeing your inspiring pieces!

Thank you to our team members for creating beautiful pieces to inspire the crafting community! 

We will be back on January 7th, 2015 with our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! WOW! Time has FLOWN by! We are excited to start the New Year and we have some new designers joining our team!! Watch for an announcement soon!

 It is a mixed feeling however as we say goodbye to the amazing designers who made 2014 so memorable! Thank you, ladies, from the bottom of my heart for your hard work and teamwork! You will all be missed but I hope you will come back and join us when you can play along! Some of these ladies left us throughout the year but I wanted to recognize them all!

Thank you to:
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Cathy Weber
Colleen Dietrich
Deanna Dean
 Karen Davis
Kay Miller
Laurie Willison
Lee Ann Barrett

And the Wild Card Team:
Kim Heggins
Kristie Larson

Mary Marsh
Sue Trembeth
Yoonsun Hur

And a special thank you to Nancy Leppek for being our Guest!




  1. This week we are inspired by the colours in this "sweet" photo! You could be inspired by the shapes, the textures or even the theme! The skies the limit, as long as you are able to explain how you were inspired.
  2. The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge! 
  3. So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Clean & Simple


I was inspired by the star shaped cookies on the tray.

Clean & Graphic

Cindy Lovell
I was inspired by the cup and colors of the photo

Clean & Layering


Silent night neutrals, the name and the soft colors inspired me to create a serene Nativity scene.

Shabby Chic

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

 I was inspired by the neutral color palette and pretty little pops of sparkle and shine!

Freestyle Collage

Classy & Elegant

"I was inspired by the delicious looking holiday treats"


Wild Card Team

(The Wild Card team have each chosen a style to represent...
visit their blogs to see what they chose!)

Kim Heggins
I was inspired by the metallic colors and the stars.

Yoonsun Hur


Silent night neutrals brings my mind a Nativity scene!


Sue Trembeth

CAS and elegant, what more can I say.

Mary Marsh
The mix of silent night neutrals appealed to me

Kristie Larsen

I love these soft colours that layer over each other so well! 

Nancy Leppek
Clean and Layered with a little embossing paste too.


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, December 22 at Noon (PST).

Challenge #24 - Winners!

Hello Tracey here with the winners for The Card Concept Challenge #24 - Snowman (Make a Tag). We were so excited to see so many wonderful and unique tag creations this challenge.  Each of us has chosen a tag that we liked the best but not necessarily in our own design style.  Often we are inspired by designs in a style completely opposite to ours and then we make it our own!  Thank you for your inspiration this challenge!

Challenge #25, the final challenge for 2014 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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Challenge #24 ~ Snowman (Make a Tag) ~ There's Still Time!

There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge  - to create a tag or a card with a tag on it using a snowman, snow or wintery theme in one of the styles of the designers. This challenge will end Monday, December 8th at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like some 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!

Click HERE to link your creation!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Challenge #24 - Snowman (Make a Tag)

Welcome to The Card Concept. 

For this challenge we are thrilled to be teaming up with Tracey McNeely and her 25 days of Christmas Tags! Thank you for having us, Tracey!



For this challenge we are looking for:

1.) A TAG or a CARD with a tag on it
2.) Snowmen, snow or any other "wintery" theme! 


Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create in one of the styles we have offered here. 

The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge! 

So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

We are also excited to welcome, Sheri Gilson to the team! She is joining us as a Classy & Elegant Designer! I asked Sheri to share a bit about herself, here's what she had to say!


 
Hi! My name is Sheri and I live in Northern California with my husband of 21 years and our 15 year old son. I’m a SAHM who loves to create. I was first introduced to stamping just before the birth of my son and have never stopped. I currently design for By LORi Designs, Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, i {heart} papers, The Deconstructed Challenge, and The Pink Elephant Challenge. Thank you so much, Lesley, for  for asking me to join the DT in the Classy & Elegant category!!  I'm super honored to be here.


The styles are explained HERE.

Clean & Simple

Laurie Willison 


The first thing I saw when I looked at the inspiration photo was the snow in the background.  I used that and the colors from the photo to make this card.  

Tracey McNeely
tracey_CCsnowman
I was inspired by the emotion of the inspiration photo, this cool dude is ready to hit the slopes.

Clean & Graphic
Doesn't this wee guy make you holly & jolly?

Clean & Layering

I was inspired by the snowman surrounded by snow, and his happy face!

Snowmen are the best! They make me happy :)

I made one snowman tag but then I decided to make 
a couple of other tags to make a collection!!


Shabby Chic

I don't own a snowman stamp! Don't think they go with our hot Aussie Christmases - so I found myself this cute digital snowman image to use on my tag.

I was inspired by the falling snow to create this fun snowman scene!


Freestyle Collage

Cathy Weber
Snowmen make the perfect subject when creating a holiday tag!

Laura Jane
My snowman can be found in the moon:)


Classy & Elegant

 I was inspired by the snowmen and snowflakes to create my card.


Wild Card Team

(The Wild Card team have each chosen a style to represent...
visit their blogs to see what they chose!)

These little snowdudes are just so cute, so excited to finally use them!

The cute happy snowman of the inspiration photo made me use the joy on my tag! Who doesn't feel joy building a snowman?! :)


I am already in the holiday mood!!

Sue Trembeth
I love that fact that these tags are mini cards. They open up for a fun sentiment inside.
Snowman and Christmas - love them both!!

Kristie Larsen

Nancy Leppek
I adore Snowmen and enjoyed paper piecing and shading
this little guy!  We all know that snow doesn't stay stark white for long. LOL


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a tag or a card with a tag!
  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, December 8th at Noon (PST).