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
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! 


  1. WOW! Such an awesome gallery of inspiration! Thanks to Tangii for the invite!

  2. Goodness, how did I never know about this challenge? Thanks to two of your guest designers, I will be stopping by here a lot! Beautiful cards by the DT and guests! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy 100! Beautiful cards from everyone! Here’s to a new century!

  4. Well congratulations! Love the challenge. And love all the pink pumpkins I'm seeing all over the interwebs ;)

  5. Congratulations on the 100! This is an awasome inspiration photo and I love the inspirational cards and the idea that you all invited a guest.
    Happy regards from stempelfrida

  6. oh my many lovely inspiration samples. pardon my drooling! lol
    i'm so inspired by this gorgeous photo and all the samples, but crafting for me due to major shoulder surgery on monday. Ouch! but looking at these beautiful cards definitely brightened my day. happy autumn to everyone, and thanks for the inspiration.
    karen letchworth

  7. WOW! the design team and their guests really did a fabulous job with this challenge. Everyone's cards are so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Wow so many gorgeous inspirations!! Happy 100th challenge!!