Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Card Concept #138c {Dog Days of Summer}

Welcome to The Card Concept-
Summer Edition!  

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.  

As we mentioned at the beginning of our last challenge, we normally take a break for the summer, but this year we are going to keep the challenges going all summer long! 

Now, on to our challenge inspiration photojust 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 adorable doggie
 to create this fun Clean and Layered card.
Lesley's Inspiration: I was inspired by the dog theme 
for my Clean and Layered card! 


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute dog with the 
fun sunglasses as well as the hot red colors of 
summer for my Clean and Layered card!


Michele's Inspiration: The stylish doggie in the red glasses 
was my inspiration for this Clean and Layered card 
featuring my sophisticated pup on a Vespa!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: That precious pup 
amidst all those colors inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Graphic card was inspired 
by the fun summer vibe of the inspiration photo 
as well as the colours. 


Anita's Inspiration: A very literal take on the inspiration
 photo- he was so cute - a dog with sunglasses for
 2 Clean and Layered cards.
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute dog and 
the colors for my Clean and Simple styled card.


The Card Concept Rules:
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our graphic (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 linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (please see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, August 17th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, August 19th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Winners #138b Christmas In July

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #138b {Christmas In July} challenge!

What a wonderful gallery!! We were so excited to see how many of you were able to participate and the way you were inspired by our challenge!

It is always a tough time for our Design Team to choose our Main Winner and Honorable Mentions, and since we had so many entries, we have two winners along with our three Honorable Mentions..

Our Main Winners ...








     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Wanda Cullen



Lisa Kmiec



Jeanne K


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" :-) 

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 to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in next Summer challenge that 
will be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Card Concept #138b {Christmas in July}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for the #138b {Christmas in July} Challenge!!! 

We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, August 3rd
 at noon (EST) to
link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Card Concept #138b {Christmas in July}

Welcome to The Card Concept-
Summer Edition!  

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.  

As we mentioned at the beginning of our last challenge, we normally take a break for the summer, but this year we are going to keep the challenges going all summer long! 

Please check out this post introducing our Summer Design Team, and don't worry, the rest of our fabulous Design Team will be back with us in September for our Fall Session :-)

Now, on to our challenge inspiration photojust 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 Asbury
Esther's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors 
and nautical Christmas theme to create
 this Clean and Layered card.

Lesley Croghan
Lesley's Inspiration: I love this inspiration photo! I was 
immediately drawn to the pinks, reds and blues. I also
 loved the vintage feel of the tree and accessories for my 
Classy and Elegant/ Clean and Layered cards!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blues, pinks along 
with the vintage feel to create a Classy and Elegant/ 
Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pine tree, 
the tiny starfish and the splashes of red for my 
Clean and Layered Christmas at the beach!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The beautiful and bright 
Christmas  tree inspired my graphic 
Clean and Layered card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: I just love the fun colours of this 
Christmas scene, and drew my inspiration from that 
and the striped pillow for my Clean and Simple card. 

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The wonderful colors of turquoise, 
red and pink along with the sea imagery 
inspired my Clean & Layered card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, the 
ornaments, and the beach elements for my 
Clean and graphic styled shaker card.

The Card Concept Rules:
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our graphic (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 linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (please see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, August 3rd at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, August 5th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Winners #138a {Tropical Treats}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #138a {Tropical Treats} challenge!

What a gorgeous gallery!! We were so excited to see how you were inspired by our challenge- you are all so talented!

It is always a tough time for our Design Team to choose our Main Winner and Honorable Mentions, but we were finally able to narrow it down to....

Our Main Winner ...





     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Hannelie



SmilynStef


Allisa

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" :-) 

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 to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in our first Summer challenge that 
will be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Card Concept #138a {Tropical Treats}- It's Not Too Late!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for the #138a {Tropical Treats} Challenge!!! 

We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, July 20th at noon (EST) to

link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Card Concept #138a {Tropical Treats}

Welcome to The Card Concept-
Summer Edition!  

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.  

Normally, we take a break for the summer but this year we are going to have challenges all summer long with our Summer Design Team (see our post here introducing the team).  
The rest of our Design Team will be back in September for our Fall Session :-)

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 Asbury
Esther's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the watermelon 
jello cups to create this Mixed Media shape card.



Lesley Croghan
Lesley's Inspiration: I was inspired by the party theme,
 the black/white cake and the awesome colours for 
my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright colors, 
the tropical floral along with the black and white striped 
cake to create a simple Mixed Media/Classy and Elegant card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright tropical 
colors, the palms, and that flamingo in my 
Clean and Layered card!



Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Tropical vibes inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The tropical foliage, the pops of 
black and white, and the flamingo all inspired 
my Clean and Layered card!



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The tropical vibe and colors 
from the inspiration photo for a 
Clean and Layered card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
tropical theme and patterns for my 
Clean and Layered styled card.

The Card Concept Rules:
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog) and please display our graphic (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 linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (please see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, July 20th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, July 22nd. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!