Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Card Concept #175 {May Flowers}

      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, our 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 flowers 
for  my Mixed Media card.


Kerry's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the floral theme 
and pastel colours to make a Mixed Media card 
with an Aussie twist.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft pastel 
colors to create a Mixed Media card. 


Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cheerful 
color palette, the beautiful flowers and the round 
lemon slices to create this Clean and Layered look.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the
 pastel flowers and the 
colors in the 
photo for my Clean and Layered card.  


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by
the thought of "May Flowers" when
creating this layered Mixed Media card.


Nancy's Inspiration: The sweet pinks spoke to me 
and inspired my Clean and Layered card. 


LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft colors 
of the background, the jar,  and the
 florals to create my Clean and Layered card.


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the
 beautiful pinks and yellows to create 
my Clean and Elegant style card!

 
Kim's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the sweet pink 
flowers and the colors to create my
Clean and Simple card.


Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the bouquet of 
flowers and the colors. 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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, May 23rd at 12:00 pm EST.

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, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!

Winners #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow}

  Happy Wednesday!  

Julie, here with the Winners and Honorable Mentions for our

#174 {How Does Your Garden Grow} Challenge!

Wow, what a gorgeous floral gallery! Each card as so unique and we are so excited that you were able to play along!  

Our Design Team has voted and our Main Winner is ...
 

     And our three Honorable Mentions ...



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


                     

Congratulations to all of our winners!!
We hope that you will take the time to visit each of the Winner/HM 
blogs to see how they created their cards, and, if you have time, leave a comment and show 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 next challenge!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Card Concept #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow}- There's Stil Time!

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

   #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow} Challenge!



We would love to have you join us! Our gallery link will be open until  
Monday, May 9th at noon (EST)!  
Click HERE to play along!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Card Concept #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow}

         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, our 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 inspired by the garden 
theme to create this Mixed Media card.
 

Kerry's Inspiration: Birds in the garden 
were the inspiration for my 
Mixed Media card!

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the flowers, 
colors and  textures to create a vintage style
 Mixed Media card!


Michele's Inspiration: My Freestyle Collage card was inspired 
by the colors, the flowers, and the desire to protect 
the Earth,  as we think about Earth Day this year!



Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful
 flowers  and colors to create my 
FreeStyle Collage Card!


Karen's Inspiration: My primary inspirations were
the lovely colors, all the flowers, and the garden 
theme when creating my  Shabby "Chic" and Vintage/ 
Mixed Media style card.


Nancy's Inspiration:  Flowers, colors and the warmth
 of spring, all inspired my Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the garden
 of flowers as well as the colors in the palette, to create my 
Clean and Layered card.


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


 
Kim's Inspiration:  I picked the flowers in that beautiful 
garden and created a Clean and Layered bouquet! 
 I was inspired by the delicate flowers and the beautiful colors.



Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the garden theme.  
I created a Mixed Media Collage 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 the linky tool (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 gallery.  Everyone loves comments!


The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, May 9th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!
---------------------------------------------------------

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, direct link to our challenge site and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Thanks again for playing along with us!