Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Winners #178 {By The Sea}

  Happy Wednesday!  

Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our

   #178 {By The Sea} Challenge!

We had a gorgeous gallery for this challenge and we are so thankful that you joined us!  You are all so talented and it is very difficult for us to choose just a few winners!

Our Design Team has voted and our Main Winner is

 


     And our three Honorable Mentions ...



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...





                 
Congratulations to all of our winners!!
We hope that you will take the time to visit each of the Winner/HM 
blogs to see how they created their cards, and, if you have time, leave a comment and show them some "love" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

               Thanks again for joining us this past year for our inspiration challenges!  We will be taking a break for the rest of July and August and will be back in September!  

We hope you have a wonderful summer- see you in September!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Card Concept #178 {By The Sea}- There's Still Time!

 Just a reminder that you still have a few days left to play along with us for the        

                      #178 {By The Sea} Challenge!




We would love to have you join us! This will be our last challenge until the fall to give our Design Team a well deserved break!  
Our gallery link will be open until  
Monday, July 4th at noon (EST)!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Card Concept #178 {By The Sea}

  Welcome to The Card Concept!

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  


Just a reminder, our inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)


At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

So come and join us!  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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the theme to 
create this Clean and Layered card.


Kerry's Inspiration: The beach theme inspired
my Mixed Media card. 
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Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the theme, 
colors and textures for my Clean and Layered/
Mixed Media card!  


Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired mostly 
by the pretty sea pastels for my 
Clean and Layered Freestyle Collage card.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the shells 
and colors of the photo for my 
Clean and Layered card.



Karen's Inspiration: Being incredibly pressed for time 
this week, I created my Clean and Layered card that was 
greatly inspired by the challenge theme of being "By The Sea" 
more so than the colors.


Nancy's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the sea
elements, the glass jar and colors for my 
Clean and Layered card. 


LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
seashells and the colors to create my
Clean and Layered card!



Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
colors and beach theme to create my 
Clean & Layered style card.

 
Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the colors and the soft, gentle 
feeling of the inspiration photo.


Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft colors, 
the seashells, and the serene setting.  I created a
Clean and Layered styled card.

The Card Concept Guidelines:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.

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 the linky tool (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our inspiration photo in your blog post.  

5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.  
 
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, July 4th at 12:00 pm EST.

This will be our last challenge before our DT summer break- we will be back in the fall with new challenges! 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
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If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!

Winners #177 {Make It Masculine}

 Happy Wednesday!  

Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our

   #177 {Make It Masculine} Challenge!

We had a wonderful gallery for this challenge and several ties!  You are all so talented and it is very difficult for us to choose just a few winners!
 
Each card was absolutely fabulous and we are so excited that you were able to play along!  

Our Design Team has voted and our Main Winners is

 

     And our four Honorable Mentions ...



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...







Akiko Sudano

                  
Congratulations to all of our winners!!
We hope that you will take the time to visit each of the Winner/HM 
blogs to see how they created their cards, and, if you have time, leave a comment and show them some "love" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

               We will be back in an hour with next challenge! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Card Concept #177 {Make It Masculine}- There's Still Time!

 Just a reminder that you still have a few days left to play along with us for the        

            #177 {Make It Masculine} Challenge!





We would love to have you join us! Our gallery link will be open until  
Monday, June 20th at noon (EST)!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Card Concept #177 {Make It Masculine}

             Welcome to The Card Concept!

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  


Just a reminder, our inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 




Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)


At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

So come and join us!  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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the outdoor 
theme and dark colors to create this 
Clean and Layered card.


Kerry's Inspiration:  The great outdoors inspired
 my 3D Clean and Layered card. 


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the wildlife images, 
the colors and the stitching to create a 
Vintage and Shabby/Mixed Media card!


Michele is taking a break for this challenge!


Karen's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the 
colors from the photo for my 
Clean and Layered card.



Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the
masculine outdoor theme when creating my
Clean and Layered style card.


Nancy's Inspiration: Masculine vibes, colors 
and design elements all inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the plaid 
backgrounds and the masculine theme to 
create my Clean and Layered card.



Mackie's Inspiration: The forest animals and 
colors inspired my Clean and Layered
 style card.


 
Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was inspired 
'by the theme and the colors, and also by the block 
layout with the various plaids.
 

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the warm tones 
and masculine inspiration.  I created a 
Mixed Media styled card.


The Card Concept Guidelines:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.

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 the linky tool (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our inspiration photo in your blog post.  

5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.  
 
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, June 20th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
---------------------------------------------------------

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!