Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept #104 {Elegant Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating 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.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our designers will also be selecting a style (or combination of 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the beautiful 
textures as well as the gorgeous silvers and green to
 create a Classy & Elegant/Mixed Media card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the glistening 
elegance of the silvers, blues, and greens of the winter 
branches, and created a Clean and Layered, Mixed Media/
Classy and Elegant card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Nancy Penir

Nancy's InspirationAll that classy elegance in one photo! 
Pure inspiration inspired my Classy & Elegant layered card!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the neutral background, the splash of silver sparkle, 
and the pop of chartreuse.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the texture
 and all the silver to create my somewhat
Clean and Layered card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop of green 
surrounded by silver for my Clean and Simple card.



Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the elegance and 
the beautiful silver colors with a touch of green for 
my Classy & Elegant style card.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The frosty, fresh and sparkly colours
 of the inspiration photo is what inspired my 
Clean & Layered card.



Pam Staples
Pam's InspirationThe elegance of the silver 
floral arrangement featuring soft touches of green 
is the inspiration for my Classy & Elegant 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 and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Thursday, December 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #103 {Holiday Treats}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our  #103 {Holiday Treats} challenge!  

What a sweet inspirational gallery!  Every entry was spectacular and each week, it is becoming so difficult to choose only four winners!

Thanks again for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- 
you are definitely all winners for sure!! 

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

Desperate Housewife Craft





Congratulations to all of the our 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" :-) 


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We will be posting our new challenge in an hour and 
hope to see your card in our gallery!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Card Concept #103 {Holiday Treats}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #103 {Holiday Treats} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, December 10th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Card Concept #103 {Holiday Treats}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating 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.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our designers will also be selecting a style (or combination of 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I LOVE the different shades of the 
red & green, looks a little less "traditional".  I focused
 on these shades for my Clean and Layered card.



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the festive colors
 and cupcakes to create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media
 birthday card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I really felt inspired by the
 idea of sweet holiday treats and the traditional 
holiday colors for my Freestyle Collage card!


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired to stamp multiple cupcakes 
and add candy along with holly embellishments like the inspiration 
photo for my Clean and Layered card. 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationThose sweet cupcakes in holiday colors 
inspired by Clean and Layered card!



Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by pops of red and green on a
 pure white background.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The watercolored cupcake was inspired 
by the cupcakes in the photo and is the focus 
of my Clean and Layered card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi"!



Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the red and green
 colors and the delicious cupcakes for my 
Clean & Layered card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean & Simple card was inspired by 
the watercolor look of the cupcakes, and the classic Christmas 
red and green colours. 



Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the cupcake in the
 bottom left corner that looks like a Christmas Tree 
along with the holly for this Clean and Layered 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 and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 10th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, December 11th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners- #102 {Homestyle Holiday}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our  #102 {Homestyle Holiday} challenge!  

What a gorgeous gallery- all of your cards were spectacular and it is becoming increasingly difficult for us to narrow down the winners!

Thanks again for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- 
you are definitely all winners for sure!! 

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

Janet Swanlady






Congratulations to all of the our 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" :-) 


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We will be posting our new challenge in an hour and 
hope to see your card in our gallery!

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Card Concept #102 {Homestyle Holiday}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #102 {Homestyle Holiday} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, November 26th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept #102 {Homestyle Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating 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.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our designers will also be selecting a style (or combination of 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I love the rich, warm colors in the 
inspiration photo, they inspired my Clean and Layered card.



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the homespun feeling 
as well as the reds, green along with the black plaid in the pillow 
to create a somewhat Shabby Chic /Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the car with the tree on top, 
under a starry sky. That always feels like home to me 
and inspired my Mixed Media shaker card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the rustic gingham
 pattern on the pillow along with the tree to
 create a Clean and Layered card!



Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationAll the warmth of a wintry Christmas 
inspired my homespun, layered and Mixed Media card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic card was inspired by
 the bokeh lights, the branches as well 
as the red and gold accents.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pillow 
and the greenery to make my Clean and Simple card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I loved the contrast of the window and 
white walls, which helps make the decorated tree "pop" 
and inspired my Clean and Graphic card!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie is taking a break from the Design Team for the month of November 
to celebrate a wedding in her family! She will be back in December,
 and in the meantime, please stop by her blog and say hi!!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The traditional colour scheme, and the 
classic Christmas feel to the picture inspired my 
Classy & Elegant/Clean & Layered card.  


Pam Staples
Pam is on vacation for this challenge. 
 If you have a chance, stop by her blog and say "hi"!




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 and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, November 26th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, November 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!