Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Card Concept #153 {Loads of Lavender}

                         Welcome to The Card Concept

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's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the container 
of lavender to create this Clean and Simple card.


Julie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by all of the beautiful lavender, 
pitcher, bow, shiplap and pillow as well as the overall farmhouse 
style for my Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by all those lavender 
blooms and that pretty purple color combination 
for my Clean and Layered card.


Karen's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors 
and the gingham bow for my Clean and Simple Card.



Nancy's Inspiration: The lavender, all gathered together, the 
photo's colors inspired my Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the lavender flowers 
and the gorgeous container, the gingham bow, and the 
background....well, I was inspired by everything, in 
creating my Clean-and-Layered card!



Mackie's Inspiration: My inspiration was the beautiful 
lavender for my Clean and Layered style card.


Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was
 inspired by the lavender, the woodgrain, the gingham 
and the overall classic country look.



Anita's Inspiration: Inspired by the beautiful lilac colors 
with a touch of green and also the floral imagery 
for this Clean and Layered card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the lavender color 
theme, the leafy sprigs, and the black script font in background. 
 I created a Clean and Layered styled card. 


The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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!


The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 26th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, April 28th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
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If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, explain how you were inspired by our challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!
 

Winners #152 {Celebrate Easter}

 Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our

#152 {Celebrate Easter} Challenge!

Wow, what a fantastic gallery- so many gorgeous Easter cards!  

As we have mentioned before, all of you could be winners- our Design Team has such a difficult time narrowing down our selections!  Thank you, again for playing along with us!

The votes are in and we had another tie for Winner, so we have two winners for this challenge along with our three Honorable Mentions!

 Our two Main Winners....



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...



     And three Honorable Mentions ...



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...

Michele



   Ma-Mi



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" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

We will be back in an hour with our next challenge!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Card Concept #152 {Celebrate Easter}- It's Not Too Late!

  Just a reminder that you still have a few days left to play along with us for the 

   #152 {Celebrate Easter} Challenge!



We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, April 12th
 at noon (EST) to
link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Card Concept #152 {Celebrate Easter}

                                  Welcome to The Card Concept

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's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the bunnies 
and carrots to create this fun Mixed Media card.


Julie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors 
as well as the "He Has Risen" block on the
 lower part of the tray for my 
Classy and Elegant layered card!


Michele's Inspiration:  I love the soft color palette, 
the tiny bunnies, and the country grass, and featured 
them in my Clean and Layered card. 


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors in 
the photo along with the bunnies on the bottom to 
create my Clean and Layered Card. 


Nancy's Inspiration: My inspiration came from Easter bunnies 
and carrots neatly arranged on the plate stand. My
 card's style is definitely layered, and a style of my own,
Celebration!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, 
the bird's nest and eggs, and the country feel of 
the inspiration photo to create my 
Shabby and Vintage card this week!


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors 
and the Easter theme to create my 
Clean & Layered style card.


Kim's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered card was 
inspired by the bunnies and the carrots, and 
also by the lettering and the shape of the various jars.


Anita's Inspiration: The bunny and carrots 
inspired me  to create this water-colored 
Clean and Graphic card!

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors 
and the Easter theme.  I created a 
Clean and Elegant styled card. 


The Card Concept Guidelines:

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 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!


The deadline to participate is 
Monday, April 12th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, April 14th. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
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FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our guidelines, especially  #3 , #4 and #5(see above).  

We have had to disqualify many entries lately and would love to be able to include all into our voting for Winner/HM!

If you would like to be included in our entries for possible Winner or Honorable Mention, please make sure you include our inspiration photo in your blog post, link to our challenge site and do not include any other inspiration challenges.  Thanks again for playing along with us!


 

Winners #151 {Butterfly Brilliance}

 Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the Winner and Honorable Mentions for our

#151 {Butterfly Brilliance} Challenge!

Wow, what a gorgeous gallery- so many beautiful butterflies!  

With such fabulous entries, all of you could be winners- we always have a difficult time narrowing down our selections!  Thank you, again for playing along with us!

Our Design Team has voted, and since we had over thirty entries with a few ties on voting, we have chosen a few extra winners and honorable mentions than normal.

 We have chosen two Main Winners....



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...

     And four Honorable Mentions ...



 listed in order that they appeared in our gallery...

Zoe S




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" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  

We will be back in an hour with our next challenge!