Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Card Concept #160 {Sunny Sunflowers}

       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, 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 sunflowers 
and black 'n white gingham ribbon when 
I created my Mixed Media card.


Kerry's Inspiration: I included a touch of gingham and plenty
of sunflowers in my Shabby and Vintage layered card.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the sunflowers, black 
and white gingham ribbon and woodgrain in the 
background for my Shabby and Vintage style 
Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration: Those big beautiful sunflowers and 
pretty yellows were the inspiration for my 
Freestyle Collage card.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
bouquet of Sunflowers and pretty bow for 
my Free Style Collage Card.


Nancy's Inspiration:  Those gorgeous sunflowers, the 
black and white ribbon, and the greens inspired 
my Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I chose to focus both on 
the black and white plaid as well as the sunflowers; 
I chose a smaller floral image for my 
Clean and Layered card. 


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the sunflowers 
and black & white gingham ribbon to create 
my Mixed Media style card.  


Kim's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was
 inspired by the sunflowers along with all of the 
other rich colors and the woodgrain background.

 
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by both the flowers, 
grey wood background and the black & white ribbon 
to create this Mixed Media Style card!



Betty's Inspiration: 
I was inspired by the flowers, 
the background, and the gingham.  I created a 
Mixed Media 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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, October 4th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

Winners #159 {Fanciful Fall}

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

#159 {Fanciful Fall} Challenge!

Wow, what a fabulous gallery with so many gorgeous entries!  Our Design Team has narrowed down their votes.  

Our Main Winner....


     And our three Honorable Mentions ...



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




                                    Nora N.

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, September 15, 2021

The Card Concept #159 {Fanciful Fall}- There's Still Time!

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

                         #159 {Fanciful Fall} Challenge!



We would love to have you join us!  Our Design Team is taking a break over the summer but we are keeping this challenge open until 
Monday, September 20th at noon (EDT)!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Card Concept #159 {Colorful Fall}

    Welcome Back to The Card Concept !

We are so thrilled to be back with our challenges!

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, 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: My shabby chic autumn card 
was inspired by the leaves.  


Kerry's Inspiration: My clean and layered card was
inspired 
 by the colours and leaves.



Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colorful leaves to 
create a Clean and Layered card!



Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright blend 
of rich colors for my Mixed Media card.



Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful colors 
of the leaves for my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy's Inspiration:  The beautiful photo took my breath away!
Fall colors,  layers of leaves, warm textures, all 
inspired my Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by all the leaves,
 particularly the purple one, to create my Clean and Layered 
purple pumpkin card this week!


Mackie's Inspiration:  My Mixed Media style card was
inspired by the beautiful fall leaves!



Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was inspired 
by the brilliant colors of the scattered leaves especially 
the unexpected pop of the bright purple.


Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful leaves
 and the colors for my Mixed Media projects.



Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by all the beautiful 
leaves and colors!  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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, September 20th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

Winners #158 {Long Summer Days}

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

#158 {Long Summer Days} Challenge!

Wow, we are thrilled that so many of you were able to join us for our Long Summer Days Challenge!  What a gorgeous gallery and our Design Team has narrowed down their votes.  

We have a tie for the Main Winner and five Honorable Mentions (versus our normal three)..



listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...
     And our five Honorable Mentions ...



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

Vicki Dutcher



                                    Nora N.

  Sue V

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!