Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Card Concept #129 {Warm Winter Wishes}

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, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  




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!

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: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the snowmen 
and snowflakes to create this Shabby and Vintage winter 
card in blues and browns.


Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge- 
she will be back for our next one!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute snowmen along 
with the greenery and wood to create a
Clean and Layered/ Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright 
white snow against the dark rustic wood colors, and 
added them to my Mixed Media card.


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The neutral colors along 
with the wood sign inspired my Elegant and Classy 
layered card.


LeAnne Pugliese

LeAnne's InspirationThe warm wood tones and 
the rustic snowmen inspired my Clean and Layered/
Shabby and V
intage card.


Angel Rivera
Angel is taking a break for this challenge and 
she should be back with us for the next one!



Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  The warm wood tones and 
the rustic snowmen inspired my 
Shabby and Vintage card.


Marcie Sharp

Marcie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the woodgrain, 
circle shapes of the snowman, and general colour 
scheme for my Classy and Elegant/
Clean and Layered card. 



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the "Home Sweet Home" 
sentiment on the snowman, along with the pine cones 
and the greenery to create a  Clean and Layered/ 
Classy and Elegant card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the warm tones, 
patterns, and textures for my Clean and Layered/ 
Classy and Elegant 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!

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

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #128 {Be Mine Valentine}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #128 {Be Mine Valentine} challenge!  

We had such fabulous gallery- over 50 gorgeous card entries and we were so thrilled to see each one of them!!  

As always, our Design Team has such a difficult time picking only four winners and with so many wonderful cards to choose from this time, we are choosing a main winner and five honorable mentions... 

     And our Five Honorable Mentions ...




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


Cindy Beach







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 next challenge that will be post ed in one hour!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Card Concept #128 {Be Mine, Valentine}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for the #128 {Be Mine, Valentine} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us with your card!

You have until 
Monday, February 17th at noon (EDT) to 

link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Card Concept #128 {Be Mine, Valentine}

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, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  




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!

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: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black/white/red color 
scheme, the hearts, and large "love" sign to create 
a Clean and Layered (with a bit of Shabby and Vintage) 
retro valentine card.


Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I went with the color palette 
(mostly, lol) and the word "love" in there 
for my Clean and Layered card.


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


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I LOVE the big love, the
 bold color palette, and the hanging banner, 
and included them all in my 
Clean and Layered Valentine.


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Every sweet Valentine detail 
about the photo inspired my Clean and Layered/ 
Elegant and Classy card!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's InspirationI was inspired by the fun,
 boldly-designed pillows to create my 
Clean and Layered/Graphic card for today!  


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




Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple style card 
was inspired by the colors and the bold graphics
of the Inspiration photo.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The black and white pillows and
 all the lovely red hearts were my inspiration
for this Clean and Graphic card.
 



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bold, graphic 
pillows for my Clean and Layered/Graphic card!



Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the frames, hearts, 
colors, and dots to create a Clean and Layered 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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, February 17th at 12:00 pm EST.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #127 {Cozy Cabin}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #127 {Cozy Cabin} challenge!  

We were so thrilled to see all of your cards- what a fabulous gallery!!  

Again, the Design Team felt that every entry could be a winner, so we had a very difficult time narrowing it down to only four, but 
 but here is our main challenge winner....

     And our Three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Heidi 







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 next challenge that will be post ed in one hour!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Card Concept #127 {Cozy Cabin}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #127 {Cozy Cabin} Challenge!!! 


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


You have until 
Monday, February 3rd at noon (EDT) to 

link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Card Concept #127 {Cozy Cabin}

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, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  




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!

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: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cabin wall, 
the blanket, the lanterns, and the snow
 in creating my rustic "Mixed Media" card.



Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I have a thing for Moose!  So I 
grabbed the Moose on the pillows and paired it up 
with those cozy colors for my Clean and Layered card.  



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the neutrals, snow, 
textures and those deer/moose images on the 
pillows to create a Clean and Layered/ Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the shades of gray and white, 
and I just HAD to add a moose or two in my 
Clean and Layered card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The woodgrain against white 
inspired my Clean and Layered wedding 
and/or anniversary card.



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the monochromatic 
tones of gray and the warm coziness of the blankets 
and pillows for my Clean and Layered get-well card!



Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was drawn to all of the textures 
and neutral colors for my Clean and Simple birthday card!




Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the neutral colors 
and the deer on the pillows to create by 
Clean & Layered style card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of those 
fab pillows for my Clean and Layered card!



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rough grey wood, 
the pure white and the little deer on the pillows for this 
Shabby Chic/Vintage card with lots of layers and embellishments!



Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gray pillow with 
the deer and the snow for my Clean and Layered 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!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, February 3rd at 12:00 pm EST.

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



We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!