Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept #102 {Homestyle Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 



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!

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 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I love the rich, warm colors in the 
inspiration photo, they inspired my Clean and Layered card.



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the homespun feeling 
as well as the reds, green along with the black plaid in the pillow 
to create a somewhat Shabby Chic /Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the car with the tree on top, 
under a starry sky. That always feels like home to me 
and inspired my Mixed Media shaker card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the rustic gingham
 pattern on the pillow along with the tree to
 create a Clean and Layered card!



Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationAll the warmth of a wintry Christmas 
inspired my homespun, layered and Mixed Media card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic card was inspired by
 the bokeh lights, the branches as well 
as the red and gold accents.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pillow 
and the greenery to make my Clean and Simple card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I loved the contrast of the window and 
white walls, which helps make the decorated tree "pop" 
and inspired my Clean and Graphic card!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie is taking a break from the Design Team for the month of November 
to celebrate a wedding in her family! She will be back in December,
 and in the meantime, please stop by her blog and say hi!!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The traditional colour scheme, and the 
classic Christmas feel to the picture inspired my 
Classy & Elegant/Clean & Layered card.  


Pam Staples
Pam is on vacation for this challenge. 
 If you have a chance, stop by her blog and say "hi"!




Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration 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, November 26th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, November 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners- #101 Rustic Fall

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our  #101 {Rustic Fall} challenge!  

Wow, as always, we had so many gorgeous entries to choose from in our gallery!!  

It is becoming increasingly difficult for us to narrow down the winners to just four, in fact, this time due to a tie, we have a total of five winners!!

Thanks again for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- 
you are definitely all winners for sure!! 

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

Ilse Stouten


Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos 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 will be posting our new challenge in an hour and 
hope to see your card in our gallery!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Card Concept #101 {Rustic Fall}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #101 {Rustic Fall} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, November 12th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept #101 {Rustic Fall}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 

Before we post our inspiration photo, we would like to say 
farewell to one of our Designers, Vicki Finger!  

Vicki is stepping down from the DT in order to spend more time with her family.  We want to take this time to thank Vicki for all of her hard work and for sharing her talent with us at The Card Concept! She is planning on playing along with us in the future (when she is able) and we will look forward to seeing her artwork in our gallery.

If you have a chance, stop by Vicki's blog and wish her farewell. 
 Hugs and best wishes Vicki!!

Now, on to our #101 Rustic Fall Challenge!! 



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!

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 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I just LOVE Pumpkin Season!  
I was inspired by the Pumpkins for my 
Clean and Layered card!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: The fabulous pumpkins, vintage truck and 
fall colors inspired my Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I fell in love with this old blue pickup 
truck and those pumpkins, and had to feature them
in my Clean and Layered card.



Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors, truck and
 pumpkins for a Clean and Layered water-colored scene.



Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationI went with the colors in the photo,
 blue and orange, and the fall theme for my 
Classy and Elegant card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours, the leaves, and the adorable sign.
  


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My one layer watercolor card was 
inspired by the truck, the pumpkins and the 
overall rustic/country feel of the photo.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the beautiful 
pumpkins to create a fun Clean and Layered card! 


Mackie Robertson
Mackie is taking a break from the Design Team for the month of November 
to celebrate a wedding in her family! She will be back in December,
 and in the meantime, please stop by her blog and say hi!!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The distressed look of the truck and 
all the fabulous pumpkins were the inspiration 
for my Clean & Layered card. 


Pam Staples
Pam's card will be coming shortly 




Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration 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, November 12th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, November 13th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #100 {Elegant Fall}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our  #100 "Elegant Fall" challenge!  

Again, we are so thankful for all of our fabulous Guest Designers as well as all of you that joined us and what a spectacular gallery!  

As always, we always have a tough time narrowing down the winners to just four:-))  Thanks for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- you are all winners for sure!! 

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

Patti


Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos 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 will be posting our new challenge in an hour and 
hope to see your card in our gallery!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Card Concept #100 {Elegant Fall}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #100 {Elegant Fall} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design for our 
100th Challenge Celebration!!

You have until 
Monday, October 29th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Card Concept #100 {Elegant Fall} & Special Celebration!

Welcome to The Card Concept's 100th Challenge

As you know, every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 

We are so excited to celebrate our 100th challenge!  For an extra treat and to add to the celebration,  every Designer invited a special Guest Designer to create a card to give you more inspiration than ever!! 




Plus, isn't this photo just gorgeous?  Lesley, our Challenge Creator, has such a wonderful eye for beautiful inspiration photos, doesn't she?  We cannot wait to see what you create for our gallery :-)

We hope you will feel free to use any of the styles we have defined, or create a style of your own with a combination of styles when you design your card.  
We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members and their guests will also be selecting a style (or possibly a combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge. 

 So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: For my Classy & Elegant card, 
I was inspired by the Gold accents and color palette!


Tangii's Guest Designer-
Amy was inspired by the pumpkins and gorgeous colors
 to create a fun Clean and Layered card!



Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration:  I love touches of gold to bring 
elegance to any design so I used Gold Heat Embossing, 
Gold Shimmer Cardstock, and Gold Nuvo Drops 
for my Elegant and Layered card.

Vicki's Guest Designer-

Marybeth was inspired by the beautiful flowers and pumpkins 
to create a Clean and Simple/Classy and Elegant card! 



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous roses
 along with the white pumpkins dipped in gold
 to create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card!

Julie's Guest Designer- 
Julee Tilman
Julee was inspired by the beautiful 
pumpkins, florals and wood grain imagery 
to create a Shabby Chic card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was really inspired by the 
beautiful flowers and the shiny gold pumpkins
 for my Clean and Layered/Freestyle Collage card.

Michele's Guest Designer-
Jeanne Jachna
Jeanne was inspired by the elegance of the powder pink 
gold dipped pumpkins, delicate florals and crystal swirls 
shown on the inspiration photo to create a
Classy and Elegant/Freestyle Collage card.



Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by white and 
pink pumpkins and the gold accents for
 my artsy Clean and Layered card.

Kim's Guest Designer-
Danielle Vincent 


Danielle was inspired by the colors and pumpkins 
to create a Clean and Graphic card 
with lots of gold embossing.



Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationThose beautiful pink pumpkins 
in a floral setting, so elegant! I chose to 
create a layered elegant card.

Nancy's Guest Designer-
Marcia Hill

Marcia was inspired by the gorgeous pink pumpkins 
along with the wood pieces to create 
a Clean and Simple card!



Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card
 was inspired by the white and pink pumpkins 
and all the wood elements.

Maureen's Guest Designer- 
Cheryl Scrivens

Cheryl was inspired by the sweet vignette of pumpkins 
and colors and designed a Clean and Layered/
 Classy and Elegant card.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The colors, the wood grain and 
of course, those gorgeous pumpkins inspired
 my Clean and Layered card.


Susan's Guest Designer-

Nanette was inspired by the non-traditional pretty 
gold and pink color combination to create 
a Clean and Simple card. 


Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the wood tones and those 
pretty pink pumpkins with a touch of gold to 
create a Clean and Layered card.

Brianna was inspired by the pumpkins and colors to 
create a fun Clean and Layered card!



Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful pinks
and 
golds for my Classy & Elegant style card! 

Mackie's Guest Designer-
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Debbie's Clean and Layered card was inspired
 by the pretty pink pumpkins!



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the gold-dipped pumpkins- 
both matte and sparkly! 


Marcie's Guest Designer-
Shona was inspired by all the pale pink colours, the gold 
on the pumpkins and all of the beautiful flowers for her
 Clean and Layered card. 





Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered with a somewhat 
Shabby Chic feel was inspired by the pale pink colors, 
floral and wood texture. 

Pam's Guest Designer-
Brynn Thornburgh
Brynn was inspired by the pumpkins along with the feminine 
combination of the pale pink colors and gold for 
her Shabby Chic/Elegant and Classy card.




Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration 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 29th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, October 30th.

We want to thank all of our special Guest Designers for their gorgeous cards and taking the time to celebrate with us!! 

We hope all of you will help us celebrate and look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!