Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Challenge #94 {Inspiration on Wheels}

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

But, before we proceed with our inspiration photo, we are excited to announce that we have two new designers joining our team!!  Please join us in welcoming the talented Kim Lackenbach and Marcie Sharp!!

Kim Lackenbach

Hi, My name is Kim and I'm from Connecticut, USA. I've been married for 36 years, have 2 wonderful daughters and the sweetest grandson in the world. I started playing with paper when my daughter made a scrapbook of her a trip to Europe and I wanted to try it. I quickly switched to card making and love to create cards for family and friends. I enjoy reading all avenues of social media related to crafting. When not in my craft space I like dining out, movies, home decorating and travel.

Marcie Sharp

I'm a fun-loving, dance party enthusiast living in rural Ontario that fills my time with creativity! My two children keep me busy with their interests and my husband and I enjoy geocaching with them. I'm an avid reader and lead the book club at our local library. My cardmaking style adapts to whatever mood I'm in. I range from feeling comfortable creating clean, bold designs with pops of colour and sparkle, to lots of layers and fussier designs. I enjoy creating felt flower creations and spray-painting and adding glitter to anything in our house the family will allow.  

Now, on to our inspiration photo for our Inspiration on Wheels 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 design team members 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 and their inspiration: 

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by colors of the bicycle 
as well as the gorgeous flowers for my Classy and Elegant, 
Clean and Layered Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I love the yellow, purple, and red, and 
combined them for a very unique Inspiration on Wheels for 
my Clean and Graphic card!

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration- I was inspired to make a Clean and Layered
 card by using the bicycle and the colors of the 
happy inspiration photo!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationThat red bicycle captured my heart! 
Pure music for my Freestyle Collage congratulations card!

Maureen's Inspiration: The flowers, bicycle, and pop 
of red inspired my Shabby Chic layered card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bike and 
the color red for my very Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the pretty bouquet 
of flowers and the colors for my Classy and Elegant style card.

Marcie Sharp
 Marcie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous big
 bouquet of flowers and the summery colours 
for my Clean & Layered card. 

Pam Staples
Pam's taking a break for this challenge

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, June 11th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. Welcome Kim and Marcie! Your cards are beautiful.

  2. Fabulous inspiration photo! Wonder and inspiring cards by the DT.