Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept #102 {Homestyle Holiday}

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

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 designers 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I love the rich, warm colors in the 
inspiration photo, they inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the homespun feeling 
as well as the reds, green along with the black plaid in the pillow 
to create a somewhat Shabby Chic /Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the car with the tree on top, 
under a starry sky. That always feels like home to me 
and inspired my Mixed Media shaker card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the rustic gingham
 pattern on the pillow along with the tree to
 create a Clean and Layered card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationAll the warmth of a wintry Christmas 
inspired my homespun, layered and Mixed Media card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic card was inspired by
 the bokeh lights, the branches as well 
as the red and gold accents.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pillow 
and the greenery to make my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I loved the contrast of the window and 
white walls, which helps make the decorated tree "pop" 
and inspired my Clean and Graphic card!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie is taking a break from the Design Team for the month of November 
to celebrate a wedding in her family! She will be back in December,
 and in the meantime, please stop by her blog and say hi!!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The traditional colour scheme, and the 
classic Christmas feel to the picture inspired my 
Classy & Elegant/Clean & Layered card.  

Pam Staples
Pam is on vacation for this challenge. 
 If you have a chance, stop by her blog and say "hi"!

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, November 26th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, November 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


  1. oops too late....sharing link here