Wednesday, February 22, 2017




Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in 
The Card Concept #67 {Vintage} 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, February 27th at noon (EST) to link your card to our gallery.  


Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CC #67- {Vintage}

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 won with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Before we show you our inspiration photo for this week, we are sad to announce that Rahmat Gouse will be stepping down from The Card Concept Design Team due to family commitments.  We love Rahmat’s style and know that she will continue to amaze us in the future with her talent.  If you have a chance to stop by Rahmat's blog, please let her know that you will miss her!

Here is our current inspiration challenge: 



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: I decided to make a mixed media card and created a faux leather background based on the image, but was also inspired by the scrawling text and the heart in the foreground. 



Karen's Inspiration- I was so inspired by this gorgeous vintage image  from the fabric heart, the vintage colors and the script feature for my slightly Shabby card. 



Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the script, colors and touches of gold for my Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.


Michele's Inspiration: I loved the idea of a romantic secret diary and was inspired by the script, the gold foil touches and the heart in my freestyle collage card.



Maureen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the neutral colours and the heart while making my vintage/shabby chic style card. 





Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the heart, the script and the colors to make my shabby chic and vintage card. 



Mackie's Inspiration: My mixed media/vintage card was inspired by the heart and the scripted background.


Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors to create this vintage card.


Julee's Inspiration: I was inspired by the heart and the colors for this vintage/mixed media creation.

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, February 27th at 12:00 pm EST.


Winners- #66 Love & Romance

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and wow, you are all amazing!! What a fabulous gallery for our "Love & Romance" Challenge! Our Designers are still catching up on commenting :-)

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

I know I continue to say this, but each week, it is becoming increasingly difficult for our Design Team to narrow the choices down to four- congratulations to everyone who played along!

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, February 8, 2017

The Card Concept #66 {Love & Romance} - There's Still Time!



Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in The Card Concept #66 {Love & Romance} 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, February 13th at noon (EST) to link your card to our gallery.  


Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CC#66- February 1 {Love & Romance}

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.  

Before we proceed to our inspiration photo, we want to say "thank you" to Jennifer Timko! Jennifer will be stepping down from The Card Concept Design Team and we are so thankful for the inspiration she has been to all of us as well as her assistance behind the scenes.  Jennifer will still be designing and posting her lovely creations on her blog and we wish her all the best in the future!! Hugs, Jennifer- we will miss you!

Now, back to our "Love & Romance" Inspiration Photo- please 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: My card is a fusion of shabby chic and mixed media. I was inspired by the vintage paper in the background and the sweet florals. 

 Karen's Inspiration: I was very inspired by the pretty colors, the hearts and roses for my Shabby Chic card.

Julie's Inspiration: I created a vintage Shabby Chic card inspired by the gorgeous pink rose and love theme.  

Michele's Inspiration: I love the shiny foil hearts, and the romantic style of the text and was inspired to create a Freestyle Collage card.


 Maureen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colours and hearts to make this Clean and Layered card.

 Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the flower, the colors and the overall theme of love to make my CAS card.

Rahmat's Inspiration: I was inspired by the roses, hearts and colors for my CAS Card Design.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pretty pink roses for my Clean & Layered Style card.

  
 Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the hearts for my Clean and Layered card design. 

Julee's Inspiration: The heart and flower combination inspired a fusion of the shabby chic and mixed media styles.



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, February 13th at 12:00 noon EST.

Winners #65- Fresh & Bold

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, you are all amazing!! What a fabulous gallery for our "Fresh & Bold" Challenge!

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

I know I continue to say this, but each week, it is becoming increasingly difficult for our Design Team to narrow the choices down to four- congratulations to everyone who played along!



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!