Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CC #70 {Purple Haze}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  Feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!


Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  We'd love for you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration:


Becca's Inspiration: I loved the variations of those glassy purples, so I brought it into my clean and elegant design. I also added in some of the glass elements through some opalescent sequins.

Karen's Inspiration: For my clean and layered card, I was very inspired by the color of the bottles and the fact they were glass. I also loved the hint of aqua in the inspiration.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the purple bottles with the hazy texture for my Clean and Simple Mixed Media card.

Michele's Inspiration- I was inspired by the unique purple glass bottles and the tint of purple in my Freestyle Collage card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My Mixed Media/Freestyle Collage card was inspired by the brown, gold, and purple colours along with that sweet tag.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: For this clean and simple card I was inspired by the purple bottles

Mackie's Inspiration: My freestyle collage card was inspired by the purple and gold.

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors.

Julee's Inspiration: My mixed-media creation was inspired by those beautiful purple bottles with a hint of aqua thrown in.



Our Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in your post which style or combination of styles you used and link back to our challenge blog.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will close on Monday, April 10th at 12:00 noon EDT.



Winners #69- Rich Texture

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, wow, you are all amazing!! What a gorgeous and diverse gallery for our "Rich Texture" Challenge- we loved all of your cards! 

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- we are always so inspired  by your fabulous creations!! 

Once again, our Design Team had a difficult time choosing only four winners- and, as always, to us you are all winners!! 


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is....





We also have some Honorable Mentions...

Paper Petunia


Again, congratulations to all of the winners !!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 

Our new challenge will post in an hour and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Card Concept #69 {Rich Texture}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in 
The Card Concept #69{Rich Texture} Challenge!!! 

We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, March 27th at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  


Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CC #69- March 15 {Rich Texture}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  Feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!




Our design team members will also be selecting a styles and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration:

Becca's Inspiration- This picture was pure heaven to look at! I looooved all that yummy texture, and brought that into my Mixed Media card. I also used the same tones for my flowers.

Karen's Inspiration- For my slightly Shabby Chic card, I was mostly inspired by the colors, the flowers were a 'must' and the cutouts in the chair also attracted me. 


Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the beautiful flowers, the colors and the textures to create a simple Mixed Media card. 


Michele's Inspiration- I was so inspired by that old chair and those bright flowers. I wanted all the focus to be on that great texture in my Freestyle Collage card!

Maureen's Inspiration- My Clean and Layered card was inspired by the flowers against a neutral, wood background.


Susan's Inspiration-I was inspired by the texture of the chair and the flowers for my Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the purples, pinks & grays for my Classy and Elegant card!

Laurie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the pinks and grays in the photo for my Clean and Graphic card. 

Julee's Inspiration- I was inspired by the fabulous woodgrain and mix of pinks and purples to make this Mixed Media card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in your post which style or combination of styles you used and link back to our challenge blog.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will close on Monday, March 27th at 12:00 noon EDT.

Winners #68- Lime & Aqua

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, wow, you are all amazing!! What a wonderful fresh gallery for our "Lime & Aqua" Challenge- so many different ideas and designs! 

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- we are always so impressed by all of your gorgeous creations and you truly inspire us!! 

Our Design Team had a difficult time again choosing only four winners- to us you are all winners!! 


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is....




We also have some Honorable Mentions...




Again, congratulations to all of the winners !!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 

Our new challenge will post in an hour and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Card Concept #68 {Lime & Aqua}- There's Still Time!


Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in 
The Card Concept #68{Lime & Aqua} Challenge!!! 

There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, March 13th at noon (EST) to link your card to our gallery.  


Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CC #68- March 1 {Lime & Aqua}


Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  



Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles for your card.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!


 Our design team members will also be selecting one or more styles and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration:

Becca's Inspiration: I went clean and layered with this card. I loved the swooping lines in the background of the image, and of course, took inspiration from the jar of green blooms. 

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the zingy, fresh colors, the flowers and the chrome for my Freestyle Collage Card. 

Julie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card was inspired by the colors and flowers. 

Michele's Inspiration: I love the glass Ball jar, the color combination, and the touch of silver, so I used them all in my Freestyle Collage card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My clean and layered card was inspired by the colours, the crisp lines, the bright florals, the white background, and the hint of sparkle.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blue jar and the green flowers for my Clean and Graphic card.

Mackie's Inspiration: My Classic and Elegant style card was inspired by the aqua and lime colors and the flowers.

Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors to create a Clean and Layered Easter card.

Julee's Inspiration: I was inspired by the elemental colors in the graphic to make this mixed media birthday card.

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will close on 
Monday, March 13th at 12:00 pm EST.