Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Card Concept #56 {Sweet Tea}

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!


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...


his month we are thrilled to welcome Becca Cruger to our team as Guest in the Mixed Media category! Becca is truly an inspiration in this crafty area! Welcome, Becca.





Clean & Simple

I was inspired by the pink flowers in the tea cup and the touches of gold in the photo.
I was inspired by the colors of the cup and the soft pink bloom.

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 
I was inspired by the delicate flower and the colour of the teacup


Jennifer Timko
I was inspired by the flower, the gold accents and the colors.

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the soft colors and sweet teacup!

Laurie Schmidt

I was inspired by the tea cup and pink flowers.


Shabby Chic

Julee Tilman

I was inspired by the colors, tea cup and flowers, and the oval frame.

Deanne Kay

My inspiration came from the colours, tea, and flowers!

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane

I was inspired by the bloom in a teacup.

Michele K. Henderson


I was inspired by the big pink bloom and the feminine feel

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
I was inspired by the pink, aqua and cream colors along with the "spash" of gold

Mackie
I was inspired by the pink and aqua colors.

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, June 6th at Noon (PST).




Winners for #55- You Are My Sunshine!

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



Our main winner was chosen by the entire team and we all voted. 
This week's winner is....




And we also have some Honorable Mentions...








Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs! 
Congratulations to all of the winners and stayed tuned for our new challenge!



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Card Concept #55 {You Are My Sunshine} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 




You have one week left to join us in our sunshine 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 23rd at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Card Concept #55 {You Are My Sunshine}

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 month we are thrilled to welcome Becca Cruger to our team as Guest in the Mixed Media category! Becca is truly an inspiration in this crafty area! Welcome, Becca.


I've been crafting ever since I discovered how to attach glitter to paper! You'll frequently find me with ink all over my hands because I LOVE working with messy products - especially Ranger Distress products. I am the owner of Damsel of Distressed Cards in Grand Forks, ND and teach cardmaking and mixed media art classes. I also design stamps for STAMPlorations. My designs are very eclectic and my favorite way to create cards is by layering and incorporating mixed media.

We are also happy to welcome two new designers to our team! Please join us in welcoming, Jennifer Timko & Ilina Crouse! I asked these ladies to share a bit about themselves.


Hi, I am Ilina Crouse. I am from Macedonia, but have been in the US for over 11 years. Currently I live in Atlanta, GA. By day I am an Electrical and Proposal Engineer, by night l I am an avid paper crafter.I am a wife of 11 years to my wonderful husband, Sean, and  a mommy of 3 little ones (Anna - 4yr,Milena - 2yr and Jason - 14 months). I love Clean and Simple designs and try to create every day, as my little escape from the everyday craziness. I love coloring and trying and experimenting with different techniques.


Hello!  My name is Jennifer Timko.  In my "day job,  I am a pilot for United Airlines flying the Airbus 319/320.  But I love paper crafting whenever (and wherever) I can fit it in!!  I have been married for 15 years and have two boys (13 yo and 10 yo)...so I drive the soccer "bus" when I'm not busy flying my Airbus.  My crazy schedule might be the reason I am a clean stamper.  I need to simplify and declutter when I can!  I love clean lines and fun details.  I am thrilled to join The Card Concept as a Clean and Graphic designer!



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...



Look at Becca' s gorgeous Mixed Media Card!




Clean & Simple

Sandie

I was inspired by the colours and overall 'happy' feel to this card-just made me want to smile!

I was inspired words and the yellow 


Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 



Jennifer Timko
I was inspired by the polka dots and the sentiment!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the yellow dots, and whenever I think of sunshine I think of bumble bees!

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the sunshine!


Shabby Chic

Julee Tilman
I was inspired by the colors and the wordplay!

My inspiration came from the yellow, polka dots and overall sunny feel!!

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
HELLO, YELLOW was my inspiration!

Michele K. Henderson
The polka dots, sunshine and tiles gave me great inspiration!

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
I was inspired by the yellow and black 

Mackie
I was inspired by the bright yellow colors!


Mixed Media


Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the bright yellow and black-
 reminds me of summer, flowers and bees! 


Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by the background and the sentence.


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 23at Noon (PST).

Please note that we have been having issues with the linky...you must click on the frog button to link your card. Thank you!




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. 

In order to see the winning cards, please CLICK on the blue frog.

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






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).