Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Card Concept {A Colour Challenge} and Designer Farewell

Welcome to The Card Concept! Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.  The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

Before we get to the challenge, we want to let you know that we will be taking a break! After this challenge closes, we will return in September for our next challenge. We decided to take the summer off and spend time with our families! 

We do have some designers leaving us and this is their final challenge with us. We are sad to see them go but we completely understand! Thank you to Kristie, Geri, Narelle, Cindy, Yoonsun, and Sheri! You are all so talented and lovely. We will miss you!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

June Clean and Graphic Guest Designer
Thank you, Hannelie for being our guest this month at The Card Concept! We loved having you with us!
Hannelie Bester 

Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet
 The flowers were my inspiration.

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the flowers and colours

Clean & Graphic

Geri Greening

The colors were definitely the inspiration for my card.

The daisies were my inspiration!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the perky colors and flowers!

  I was inspired by the colors and the pretty daisies!

Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia
Ooohhh I just love these pretty inspiration colours! I haven't used a daisy on my card but I still wanted to go with a florally theme.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

 I was inspired by the flowers to include a couple of flower shaped sequins along with the white, gray and yellow in the photo.

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
Lots of white space and simplicity inspired this card.

Cindy Lovell
I was inspired by the beautiful colors! One of my fav color combos!!

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson
I was inspired by the Daisies and color combo!

Vicki Burdick

I was inspired by the colors.

Mixed Media

Yoonsun Hur
 I was inspired by the colours! 

Julie Gearinger

I was inspired by the colors, the crackle paint on the chair and the cheerful daisies! 
Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky (or on two cards in the gallery). Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, July 6th at Noon (PST).


  1. BEAUTIFUL cards from all the designers this week! There's so much inspiration here! Have a wonderful summer break!
    Take Care!

  2. Gorgeous samples and color combo. Thank you to the girls leaving for all their inspiration. Have a wonderful summer with your families. Hugs, Nancy

  3. OMG I love the colors and the DTs cards are fabulous!

  4. Ooh.. My niece, Olivia's, favorite color combo. I may have to find something inspired by her. ^_^ These cards are all so beautiful. I'm not sure if I will post or not, but definitely inspired. Thank you!

  5. beautiful cards from the DT, great color combination, enjoy the summer time!

  6. Wow, what gorgeous cards this week by the DT! Amazing, ladies! Gorgeous colors and inspiration photo, too!

  7. Love the color combo! Enjoyed the DT's projects.

  8. Lovely colours and wonderful inspiration, thanks :) Hugs Bev x

  9. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  10. Love these colors and the inspiration photo was wonderful. Such great inspiration from the Design Team also.

  11. Beautiful inspiration and challenge!