Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Card Concept #118 {Cacti Clusters}

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

This will be our final challenge for this spring/summer season- 
we will be back in the beginning of September with all new challenges!! 



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 was inspired by the greens & purples
 with just a hint of coral/pink for my Clean and Simple card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the succulents, colors and 
texture to create a Classy and Elegant /Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the beautiful colors 
and shapes of the succulents that I used them 
in my Clean and Layered desert cacti card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I'm in love with all succulents, 
so that was my focus... Classy and Elegant!



Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours and natural elements.

Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the woodgrain background and
 the succulents.


Angel Rivera
Angel will be taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!



Mackie Robertson


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful succulents 
to create my Clean & Layered style card.


Marcie's InspirationThe potted succulents and
 their gorgeous  colours are what inspired my 
Clean and Simple card this week!


Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the title 
"cacti clusters" and the colors in the inspiration photo.  
I created a Clean and Layered styled card.

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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, July 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, July 10th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #117 {Summer Swirls}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #117{Summer Swirls} challenge!  

Wow, every single card entered into our gallery 
was wonderful and inspiring!!  

You have made our challenge so exciting, and again, 
choosing winners very difficult, lol!

Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...



And our Honorable Mentions ...




...Listed in order that they appeared in the gallery...

Joanne Travis




Hannelie




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" :-) 


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in our new
challenge- to be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Card Concept #117 {Summer Swirls}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#117 {Summer Swirls} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, June 24th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Card Concept #117 {Summer Swirls}

Welcome to The Card ConceptEvery 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: For some reason I think 
of "beach balls" when I look at this inspiration photo, 
so that and those great summer colors 
inspired my Mixed Media card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the swirls 
of primary colors for my simple 
Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele will be taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The bright summer colors 
and arrangement inspired my 
Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant
'Country Fair' card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The bold primary colours inspired 
my Clean and Layered/Freestyle Collage
(with a splash of vintage) card.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors of the 
hot air balloon for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera
Angel will be taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright primary colors 
of the balloon to create a fun Clean and Graphic card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's InspirationMy Clean and Graphic card was 
inspired by the primary colours and graphic design 
of the inspiration photo.

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the angles and feel of 
movement in the inspiration photo and created 
a Clean and Graphic/Classy and Elegant card.




1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, June 26th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #116 {Pink Retro}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #116 {Pink Retro} challenge!  

Wow, everyone rocked this challenge and every single card 
entered into our gallery was stunning!!  

You have made our challenge so exciting and 
choosing winners so difficult, lol!

Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...




And we have four Honorable Mentions versus our normal three...
I told you it was difficult :-)





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" :-) 


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in our new
challenge- to be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Card Concept #116 {Pink Retro}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#116 {Pink Retro} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, June 10th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!