Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Card Concept #142 {Autumn Bounty}

                            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, 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 pumpkins 
to create this layered Mixed Media card.


Tangii's taking a break for this challenge!


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors,
 pumpkins,  and overall theme to create a 
Classy and Elegant/ Shabby and Vintage card!


Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the greens and 
oranges in the color palette, and the lush bucket of late 
autumn blooms for my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration:  Layers and layers of rich fall 
colors and textures, inspired my layered 
Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the larger pumpkin 
as well as the words on the bucket to create 
my Clean and Layered card!

Angel's card is on the way!



Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the beautiful 
colors in the inspiration photo to create my
Clean & Layered style card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:The gorgeous colours and overall 
theme of the inspiration this week inspired
 my Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card.

Anita's Inspiration:  The floral hydrangeas and soft
 muted colors were my inspiration for this Mixed Media card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the 
leaves and rich fall colors 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 , #4 and #5(see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm EST.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, November 4th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Winners #141 {Around the World}

         Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #141 {Around the World} Challenge!

We had such a great gallery for this challenge and we loved seeing how all of you were inspired! As we mentioned many times before, each one of your cards could be winners and you make it so difficult for us to choose! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Our Design Team narrowed it down and we have a tie for our Main Winner....



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


Johanna- LHC
     And our three Honorable Mentions ...



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




Cathy R

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.  

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

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Card Concept #141 {Around the World}- There's Still Time!

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

#141 {Around the World} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, October 19th
 at noon (EDT) to
link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Card Concept #141 {Around the World}

  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, 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 old books and 
suitcase to create this Mixed Media card.


Tangii's Inspiration: I used the books, flowers and 
"stacking" idea for my Clean and Layered card.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe and 
flowers to create a Clean and Layered with a 
bit of Mixed Media  card!


Julie's Inspiration: I was so inspired, I created two 
different cards! I have owned this TH globe die for 
several years and have not created a card yet,
so I decided to pull it out and create a 
Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration: There were a few small jewels that
 really inspired me this week! The yellow in the globe and 
flowers, the vintage vibe, the globe, and feeling of travel. 
I used them all in my Freestyle Collage card.


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: 
The glorious globe inspired 
my Clean and Elegant layered card. 


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe and
 the vintage feel to the inspiration photo 
to create my Clean and Layered card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the blues on the globe 
as well as the gorgeous flowers for my 
Classy and Elegant/ Clean and Layered card!


Mackie's Inspiration:  My inspiration to create this Mixed Media/ 
Clean & Simple style card were the pretty flowers 
sitting on the suitcase.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: 
My Classy and Elegant card was inspired
 by the circular shape and colour of the globe, as well 
as the flowers in the gold vase.

Anita's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the globe image 
for this Clean and Simple card.

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the globe, the colors, 
and distressed elements for my Vintage 
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 , #4 and #5(see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 19th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, October 21st.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Winners #140 {Fanciful Fall}

    Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #140 {Fanciful Fall} challenge!


Wow, what another fabulous gallery!  As we mentioned before, each one of your cards could be winners and you make it so difficult for us to choose! Thank you so much for playing along with us!

Our Design Team narrowed it down and here is our Main Winner....




     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Claire A



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.  

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Card Concept #140 {Fanciful Fall}- There's Still Time!

    Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along with us

                          for the #140 {Fanciful Fall} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, October 5th
 at noon (EDT) to
link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Card Concept #140 {Fanciful Fall}

 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, 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 brightly 
colored leaves  to create this Clean and Layered card. 


Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun fall colors 
and those great leaves, for my Clean and Simple card.


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun colors
 and patterns on the leaves to create a Classy and Elegant/ 
Clean and Simple with a little bit of Mixed Media card:-)


Michele's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the beautiful 
layers of bright color along with the repeating shape of the leaves
for my Clean and Simple autumn card! 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The colors, and the patterns 
of all those leaves inspired my Classy and Elegant 
with a bit of Mixed Media card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the layout 
of the leaves as well as the varied colors and fanciful 
patterns to create my Clean and Layered thankful card!


Angel Rivera
Angel's card is on the way!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the beautiful 
and fanciful leaves to create my combination 
of styles Clean & Layered + Mixed Media card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was
 inspired by the patterns, colours and overall design 
of the inspiration photo. 
Anita's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors, shapes 
and overall design for this zentangled 
Clean and Graphic card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the assortment of colors 
and leaves 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 , #4 and #5(see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 5th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, October 7th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!