Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Card Concept #137 {Fun at the Lake}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

Before we get started with our new inspiration photo, 
we would like to introduce a new designer to our team,
 Lesley Croghan!  

Lesley is the original creator of The Card Concept Challenge (along with many other card challenges) and we are so excited to have her designing with us!

Lesley Croghan
Hi! My name is Lesley and I live in Canada with my family. I’ve been crafting since 2007 and began blogging in 2009. I love to watercolour and I tend to create more clean and layered cards. I love playing with paper and ink!

Welcome, Lesley!!
Now, back to our challenge :-)
For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

So come and join us!  We'd love for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for our Design Team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fishing theme 
and colors to create this fun Mixed Media card.

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blues 
and greens for my Clean and Layered card!

Lesley Croghan

 Lesley's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, the stripes
 and the colorful coffee cups to create a 
Clean and Layered card!
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, the textures 
as well as the various fishing gear to create a 
Mixed Media Father's Day card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the lantern, 
and the red, green, and yellow color palette 
for my Clean and Layered card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  Rustic and Vintage summer fun
 inspired my Clean and Layered card.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the retro vibe of the 
metal signs as well as the colors and textures, to 
create my Shabby Chic and Vintage card!

Angel Rivera
Due to the pandemic, Angel is taking a break from 
the Design Team- she is spending quality time with her family 
and hopefully will be able to re-join the team in the fall. 

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the forest to 
create my Clean and Layered style card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the lake scene and the colours of nature. 

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The Lake and all the fun there...
for my Clean and Layered slimline card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
stripes on the two canteens for my 
Clean and Graphic Father's Day card.

The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, June 24th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


  1. Wow--lovely, fun prompt and every single creation inspired by it is wonderful!! What fun!

  2. Fabulous inspiration. I have an as yet unused stamp set that would be perfect for this inspiration prompt...
    Marianne x