Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Card Concept #30 {Thinking of You!}

Welcome to The Card Concept! 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 hoping this picture inspires you to create a Thinking of You card! 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...


March Classy & Elegant Guest Designer


This month we are focusing on Classy & Elegant designs and have mega talented Virginia Lu joining us as our guest designer! We are sure you are already familiar with her, but if you aren't you must visit her blog to check our her amazing talent. She is the hostess for the very popular Virginia's View Challenge and currently on the design teams for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog, StampNation and CAS-ual Fridays. Here is how Virginia was inspired by our new challenge...



Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet

 The fresh flowers inspired me to create my own bouquet.

tracey_CC#30
I was inspired by the feeling of springtime the flowers evoke.

Clean & Graphic
The lovely mauve lilacs or hyacinth (bottom right in vase) inspired my card.


Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester

I was inspired by the "Spring-y" color scheme.


I love the soft, pretty colors!

Shabby Chic

I adore the softness of the colours in the flowers from the inspiration picture, so I tried to match them on my card.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz



Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I wanted to try a one layer Freestyle/Collage using the color palette from the photo.

Lea Lawson
I was inspired by the beautiful flowers & fresh spring colors.


Classy & Elegant

Angela Maine
My antique version of the inspiration's pretty flowers.

Sheri Gilson

I was inspired by the soft colors and the texture of the vase.


Mixed Media


Yoonsun Hur
I love the lovely blooms so much!!  

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the beautiful colors and texture.

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, March 16th at Noon (PST).





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!


Challenge #30 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, February 25, 2015

The Card Concept #29 {Get Well Soon} - There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 

You have one week left to join us in our Get Well themed challenge!!! The team members have created some more inspiration to get you in the crafting mood!!! Won't you join us?

Check out the gorgeous entries in the gallery so far, wow!



The current challenge ends on Monday, March 2nd at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Card Concept #29 {Get Well Soon)

Welcome to The Card Concept! 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 hoping this picture inspires you to create a GET WELL card! 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...

Freestyle Collage Guest Designer


Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet

I was inspired by the fun colors to make a card for a young child.





The bright colours inspired me to go with cute germs for my get well card.


Clean & Graphic

Cindy Lovell
 My card was inspired by the pretty bright colors and star shape

My CAG design was inspired by the vibrant colors and the
thin black line running through the centre of the photo.

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the bright colors and patterns.

The colors are so bright and cheerful!

Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia


I tried to get as many of those fabulous bright colours from the inspiration pic as I could for my Get Well Soon card.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Besides the 'get well soon' theme, I was inspired by all the bright and cheery colors to create a card fullof lots of layers and yummy embellishments!


Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
The bright cheerful Stars really inspired this one!!

Lea Lawson
I was inspired by the colors, and used muted versions of them!

Classy & Elegant

Get well cards should be colorful and cheery

Sheri Gilson
I was inspired to create a monochromatic Get Well card.


Mixed Media
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, March 2nd at Noon (PST).




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!

Challenge #29 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, February 11, 2015

Card Concept #28 {Romantic Roses} - There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 

You have one week left to join us in our Romance themed challenge!!! Some of the team have created some more inspiration to get you in the crafting mood!!! Won't you join us?

Check out the gorgeous entries in the gallery so far, wow!


The current challenge ends on Monday, February 16th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Card Concept #28 {Romantic Roses}

Welcome to The Card Concept! 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 hoping this picture inspires you to celebrate ROMANCE with us! 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! 

You are welcome to use the colours or anything in the photo that inspires you! Happy crafting!

The styles are explained HERE.

Jeanne Jachna

This month we are focusing on Freestyle Collage designs and have the talented Jeanne Jachna joining us. Jeanne designs are bright, bold and layered with die cuts, ribbon and embellishments. We are so pleased that she is joining us for the month of February. You might pick up a thing or two about this design style and you might be inspired to give it a try. She will not disappoint, look at the gorgeous card she has created for this challenge below!

Freestyle Collage Guest Designer

Jeanne Jachna


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

Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet
 The many flowers inspired my CAS design.
I was inspired by the warmth of the colours, especially the soft pink roses but I knew I wanted to keep my card CAS and as close to one layer with minimal clutter as possible.

Clean & Graphic

Cindy Lovell
 I was inspire by the colors
Soft shades of taupe, blue & brown are perfect for a masculine card.

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the pretty clusters of flowers and soft colors.

Laurie Schmidt

I was inspired by the soft, warm colors.


Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia


I was inspired by the combination of the roses, the softness of those earthy tones and the woodgrain box.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

I was inspired by the colors, flowers and the box from this week's beautiful inspiration!


Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
I LOVE making Valentines:) The colors and texture of the wood box inspired this one. 

Lea Lawson
I focused on the muted color palette & romantic theme of the inspiration photo!


Classy & Elegant

Angela Maine
The rich earthy tones are beautiful

I was inspired by the beautiful flowers and soft color pallet.
 
Mixed Media
Yoonsun Hur 
Butterflies came into my mind when I saw those beautiful flowers!

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the wonderful neutral wood tones and gorgeous 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, February 16th at Noon (PST).