Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Card Concept #155 {Garden Pleasures}

                                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 window, the 
weathered wood birdhouses, the beehive, and the 
Black-eyed Susans to create this Mixed Media card. 


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the bee themed 
items as well as the gold curtain/textures to create a 
Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card!


Michele is taking a break for this challenge and 
will be back with us for our next challenge!


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cheerful 
flowers and colors along with the beehive for my 
Clean and Simple card using the Spotlight Technique.

Nancy's Inspiration: Clean and Layered and floral, 
always inspires!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the bee skeps, 
the birdhouses and the spring flowers to create my 
Clean and Layered card this week!


Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the honey bee 
hive, the yellow & the purple flowers to create 
my Clean & Layered Style card.


Kim's Inspiration:  The little house in the middle 
inspired me to use this beehive. I surrounded it with 
yellow flowers with brown centers and small purple accents 
to create my Clean and Layered card.


Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Black-Eyed 
Susans for this colorful floral Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the window 
scene, the flowers, and greenery.  I created a 
Clean and Layered styled card.


The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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, May 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 26th. 

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, explain how you were inspired by our challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

 

Winners #154 Happy Mother's Day

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

#154 {Happy Mother's Day} Challenge!

Wow, what another fabulous gallery- so many gorgeous Mother's Day cards! 

As we have mentioned so many times in the past, each one of you could be winners!  Our Design Team has a difficult time narrowing down our selections- thank you, again for playing along with us!

The votes are in and we had another tie for Winner, 
plus we will have four Honorable Mentions!

 Our two Main Winners....



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





     And four Honorable Mentions ...



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

Diane H.


Melanie H



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 next challenge!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Card Concept #154 {Happy Mother's Day}- There's Still Time!

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

   #154 {Happy Mother's Day} Challenge!




We would love to have you join us!

The deadline to add your card to our challenge gallery is 
Monday, May 10th at noon (EDT)!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Card Concept #154 {Happy Mother's Day}

                            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 beautiful floral
centerpiece to create this Clean and Simple card and 
matching bookmark.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blues along 
with the pretty florals to create a 
Clean and Simple/ Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by this spring color 
palette and the floral blooms for my 
Clean and Layered look.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous 
spring colors and flower bouquet for my 
Clean and Layered card.


Nancy's Inspiration: Clean and layered for this, 
my favorite inspiration ever!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the bright colors 
of the table wear for my Clean and Layered card.


Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the beautiful 
bouquet of flowers to create my 
Mixed Media Style card!


Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colors and dimension in the flowers 
and also by the bold blue color paired with those dainty flowers.


Anita's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the jar of 
flowers and the colors of pink and green for this 
Clean and Layered card.


Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
flowers and the pattern on the vase.  I created a 
Clean and Layered styled card.



The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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, May 10th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 12th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
---------------------------------------------------------

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, explain how you were inspired by our challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!
 

Winners #153 Loads of Lavender

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

#153 {Loads of Lavender} Challenge!

Wow, what a gorgeous gallery- so many beautiful lavender cards!  

As we have mentioned many times in the past, each one of you could be winners!  Our Design Team always has a difficult time narrowing down our selections- thank you, again for playing along with us!

The votes are in and we had another tie for Winner, 
plus we will have four Honorable Mentions!

 Our two Main Winners....



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


     And four Honorable Mentions ...



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

Pinky


   Betty

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 next challenge!