Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Card Concept #208 {Hello Summer}

          Welcome to The Card Concept !

Before we reveal our final monthly challenge for this spring/summer season, we are sad to announce that Mackie Robinson will be stepping down from the Design Team.

We will miss you, Mackie!  Mackie has been on our Design Team for over ten years and we have enjoyed seeing her gorgeous and creative artwork!  Mackie has been such a great inspiration to all of us over the years- hugs and best wishes, sweet friend!

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

If you would like to join us on Instagram, please follow us at our new IG acct-  @thecardconceptchallenges2  

Also, if you post on social media, please tag @thecardconceptchallenges2 and use the hashtag #tccxxx (xxx=challenge # for ex: this challenge would be #tcc208.

Just a reminder, an 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 starfish and colors 
when I created my Mixed Media card.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, textures and 
summer theme for my Mixed Media card!

Julie's Inspiration: For my second card, I was inspired by 
the colors and textures for my simplier
 Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration: I love the bright, fresh, teal and white colors, 
and the splash of green next to the little starfish, 
and brought them out in my Clean and Layered card.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the starfish for 
my Clean and Layered card!



Karen's Inspiration: I was drawn to the teal colored pillow 
with the white broque pattern, black & white stripes, the starfish 
and wonderful textures when creating my Clean & Layered card.


Jenny's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colours and patterns
 in the photo to make a Clean and Layered card


Kerry's Inspiration:  My Mixed Media card was 
inspired by the starfish and colours.


Mackie is taking a break for this challenge - 
please remember to stop by and visit her blog!


Betty's card is on the way!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, July 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.


As we approach the summer months, this will be our last challenge until September.  

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

Winners #207 {Red, White and Blue}

 Happy Wednesday! Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our  

                        #207 {Red, White and Blue} Challenge!

  Thank you so much for playing along with us this month! 
 
We had such a wonderful gallery!   With all of your beautiful cards, 
it is a difficult decision narrowing down winners each month!  
 
Our Design Team has voted and we have a 
tie for our Main Winner and three Honorable Mentions 
(listed in order of appearance in our gallery)


 


   And our three Honorable Mentions ...



again, 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.  

We will be back in an hour with our June challenge! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Card Concept #207 {Red, White and Blue}

               Welcome to The Card Concept !

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

If you would like to join us on Instagram, please follow us at our new IG acct-  @thecardconceptchallenges2  

Also, if you post on social media, please tag @thecardconceptchallenges2 and use the hashtag #tccxxx (xxx=challenge # for ex: this challenge would be #tcc207.


Just a reminder, an 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 
when I created my Mixed Media card.



Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the patriotic theme 
for my Clean and Layered Mixed Media card!


Michele is taking a break for this challenge! 



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


Karen's Inspiration: The patriotic colors and
images inspired this Clean and Layered 
(with a bit vintage vibe) card.


Jenny's Inspiration: was inspired by the colours and 
the red  flowers to create a Clean and Layered 
Christmas card.


Kerry's Inspiration: The bold primary colours, stars and 
stripes inspired my Clean and Graphic child's card.




Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired to create 
my Clean and Layered Style card by the 
pretty red flowers and the colors.


Betty was inspired by the colors, stars, and theme for 
her Clean and Layered card! 


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, June 10th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

Winners #206 {April Flowers}

 Happy Wednesday! Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our  

                           #206 {April Flowers} Challenge!

  Thank you so much for playing along with us this month! 
 
We had such a fabulous gallery, wow!!  The Design Team really had a tough time narrowing down winners each month since all of your cards were absolutely gorgeous!  
 
Our Design Team has voted and we have a 
tie for our Main Winner and four Honorable Mentions 
(listed in order of appearance in our gallery)


 


   And our four Honorable Mentions ...



again, 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.  

We will be back in an hour with our May challenge! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Card Concept #206 {April Flowers}

          Welcome to The Card Concept !

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

If you would like to join us on Instagram, please follow us at our new IG acct-  @thecardconceptchallenges2  

Also, if you post on social media, please tag @thecardconceptchallenges2 and use the hashtag #tccxxx (xxx=challenge # for ex: this challenge would be #tcc206.


Just a reminder, an 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 jar of flowers 
when I created my Mixed Media card.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the floral 
theme for my Clean and Layered card. 



Michele is taking a break for this challenge! 


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


Karen's Inspiration: The colors and flowers
inspired my soft Shabby Chic Vintage card.


Jenny's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colours and 
the pretty colours in the photo to make a 
Clean and Layered Card.


Kerry's Inspiration: The colours and flowers inspired
 my Clean and Layered card



Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered Style card 
was inspired by the pretty flowers and the colors!



Betty's taking a break for this challenge!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, May 13th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!