Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #121 {Adventure Awaits} Challenge!!! 

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

You have until 
Monday, October 21st  at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits}

Welcome to The Card Concept

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.   

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  In addition to announcing the winners here on our challenge blog, we will be also be posting their cards on 
our Facebook page as well as our new Pinterest board.  

We are looking forward to seeing what inspires you-
will it be the colors, the overall theme, the items or something else?  


Choose a design or combine styles, create a card and come play along!




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!

You will notice that 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 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 the design team's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the train station 
setting along with the masculine colors of those
 fabulous suitcases and the stone wall texture to create 
Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I loved the stacked suitcases 
and the vintage colors. I added old-fashioned cases
 to my Freestyle Collage card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors to create 
a Mixed Media with a bit of vintage card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the suitcases, the neutral colors and the brick.



Angel Rivera
Angel is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!





Mackie Robertson
Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the adventure
 of travel to create my Clean Layered card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The stack of luggage and general 
theme of travel and adventure inspired 
my Clean and Layered card! 


Pam Staples
 Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the luggage and the 
idea of travel as well as textures within the photo 
to create a Clean and Layered card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the travel theme, 
the suitcases, and the letters under the benches 
to create a Freestyle Collage card.



The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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, October 21st at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, October 23rd.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #20 {Cozy Cottage}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #120 {Cozy Cottage} challenge!  

Such a gorgeous gallery and all of your cards are winners!! 

We have mentioned it before, but you make it so difficult for 
our DT to only choose only four winners, so again, 
this week due to  a few ties, we have five winners!!

This year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

Our main Challenge Winner is...





And our four Honorable
 Mentions ...




...Listed in order that they appeared in the gallery...

Wanda Cullen




#22 Papercraft Goddess





Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winner's names 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 hope you will join us in our new challenge 
to be posted in one hour!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Card Concept #120 {Cozy Cottage}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #120 {Cozy Cottage} Challenge!!! 

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

You have until 
Monday, October 7th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Card Concept #120 {Cozy Cottage}

Welcome to The Card Concept

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.   

We are looking forward to seeing what inspires you-
will it be the colors, the overall theme, the items or something else?  

Choose a design or combine styles, create a card and come play along!

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions plus in addition to announcing the winners here on our challenge blog, we will be also be posting their cards on 
our Facebook page as well as 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!

You will notice that 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 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!

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

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
patterns of the photo for my Mixed Media card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors
as well as all of the patterns and textures 
to create a Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the color palette in the 
photo, crisp blues and a touch of yellow in a country 
cottage kitchen. I used them to create a 
Clean and Layered floral arrangement.


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the warmth
 and cozy layers of the nook to create a 
Classy and Elegant/Freestyle Collage card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The blue and yellow palette 
inspired my back to school Clean and Layered card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by all the
blue and white to 
make my 
Clean and Simple/Graphic card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the lovely blue 
and white combo with pops of yellow for my fairly 
Clean and Simple card.



Mackie Robertson
Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the 
pretty blues and white to create my 
Classy & Elegant style gatefold card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's InspirationThe curtains, florals 
and gorgeous shades of buttery yellow 
inspired my Classy & Elegant card. 


Pam Staples 
Pam is taking a break for this challenge- 
stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration:  The striped blue and toile 
patterns with a pop of yellow flowers inspired 
my Clean and Layered card.

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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, October 7th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, October 9th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #119 (Beautiful Butterflies}- Winners

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #119 {Beautiful Butterflies} challenge!  

We were so excited to see all of your entries and 
what wonderful talent in our gallery!  

We have mentioned it before, but you make it so difficult for our DT to only choose only four winners, so this time, we chose five!!

This year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

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




And our four Honorable Mentions ...




...Listed in order that they appeared in the gallery...






Robyn Oliver





Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winner's names 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 hope you will join us in our new challenge 
to be posted in one hour!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Card Concept #119 {Beautiful Butterflies}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for our  
#119 {Beautiful Butterflies} Challenge!!! 

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

You have until 
Monday, September 23rd at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!