Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Card Concept #54 {Spring Flowers} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 




You have one week left to join us in our flower themed challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?



We'd love to see your creations using the photo above as inspiration!

The current challenge ends on Monday, May 9th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Card Concept #54 {Spring Flowers}

Welcome to The Card Concept

Before we get to this week's challenge, we are sad to announce that this is our last challenge with Sheri Gilson and Shannon McComb. Both ladies are stepping down to pursue other crafty avenues and we wish them luck! Thank you for all of your hard work ladies, you will be missed!

Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card 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!



This week we are focusing on flowers or Spring...your cards do not need to be purple...you can be inspired by the floral in general or the colours!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.


The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

Thank you to Wendy Ramlakhan for being our Guest this month!

Guest Designer
(Clean & Layered)

Wendy Ramlakhan


Clean & Simple

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the lilac and purple colours in the photo.

Rahmat

I was inspired by the colors from the picture. 


Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 
I was inspired by the purple flowers and green foliage




Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the colors and floral theme.

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the colors!

Shabby Chic

I was inspired by the colors and the cascading flowers.

My inspiration came from the colours, spring-like feel, and flowers!


Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I was inspired by both the blooms and the steel blue metal pail in the photo.

Michele K. Henderson
I just love the cascading lilacs in the galvanized pail!

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson
 I was inspired by the colors!

Mackie

I was inspired by the beautiful purples!

Mixed Media


Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the gorgeous flowers and colors.

Lilian Forsyth
I was inspired by the colors and flowers.


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,  May 9th at Noon (PST).




Card Concept Winners

Happy Wednesday! Lesley here! Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined us! The team had a hard time picking winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who played along!



The winners have been listed below. 

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



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Card Concept #53 {Bright & Fresh} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 




You have one week left to join us in our color themed challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?



We'd love to see your creations using the photo above as inspiration!

The current challenge ends on Monday, April 25th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Card Concept #53 {Bright & Fresh}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Before we get to our next challenge, we have some news to share. Debbie Petersen, one of our Clean & Simple designers is stepping down. She will be greatly missed! Thank you so much, Debbie for your dedication to the team! We loved getting to know you! We wish you all the best with your endeavors! 

Stepping in for Debbie, is a new Clean & Simple designer for our team. We are happy to welcome, Rahmat. I asked Rahmat to share a little about herself.

  
Hi I am Rahmat, I live in the Las Vegas of Asia - Macau. A crafter since childhood, started with embroidery and then moved onto paper crafting. I started blogging about 2 years back, and got more and more into card making since then. I am a mother to 2 teens, a teacher by profession, but currently doing substitute teaching. Besides card making, I also enjoy cooking, and give lessons for free on Indian cooking. I love CAS mostly, but I do love to try out different techniques from time to time.


This month we are featuring Wendy Ramlakhan as our Guest! 
She is featuring the Clean & Layered style! 

My name is Wendy Ramlakhan and I am the owner of SugarPea Designs, a family operated clear stamp boutique specializing in the SWEETEST stamps on the market.  After many years of working as a designer for various stamp companies, teaching my own Copic instruction classes and having my work published in several trade magazines – I decided to take a leap of faith and live out my passion for stamping and paper crafting and launch my own stamp company.  “Sugar Pea” is a nickname I gave to my daughter when she was an infant and that I still call her to this day.  So it seemed only natural to use the name for my company since my children are my biggest inspiration.  You can find me at SugarPea Designs or theSugarPea Designs Facebook page.


This week we have a colourful inspiration story! Of course, you do not have to use these exact colours but they are there if you want! We want you to inspired by any part of the photo!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.


The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

Wendy Ramlakhan
(Clean & Layered Guest Designer)


"I was inspired by the bright and fresh colors"


Clean & Simple


I was inspired by the flowers and the colors

Clean & Graphic

Clean & Layered

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the bright colors and flowers.


Shabby Chic

I was inspired by the colors, the sweet floral print and the scalloped trim.

My inspiration came from the colours and flowers.

Freestyle Collage
Laura Jane
I was inspired by the pretty crochet border.

Michele K. Henderson


I was inspired by the flowers and the color palette.

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson
 I was inspired by the flowers and hint of soft colors.

Mackie

I was inspired by the colors and the flowers!

Mixed Media

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the bright colors and summer feel. 


I was inspired by flowers and colors.

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, April 25th at Noon (PST).


Winners of our 2nd Anniversary & Prize Winners

Happy Wednesday! Lesley here! Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined us! The team had a hard time picking winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who played along!


Before we get to our winners, chosen by the team, we have three prizes to give away! The numbers were drawn randomly.


11. Becca Cruger and 33. Hannelie each win a $25 gift code to the Verve Stamps online store. I will contact you through your email on inlinkz.


25. Vicki Burdick wins a $25 gift code to the SugarPea Designs online store. 
I will contact you through your email on inlinkz.


The main winners for our 2nd Anniversary have been listed below. Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun!

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






Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Card Concept {2nd Anniversary and Prizes} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 




You have one week left to join us in our 2nd Anniversary challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?



We'd love to see your creations using the photo above as inspiration!

The current challenge ends on Monday, April 11th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!