Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Card Concept #200 {Autumn Chill}

     Welcome to The Card Concept !

For those of you who are new to our challenge, every month 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 theme and elements 
in the photo when I created my Mixed Media card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and leaves 
for my Clean and Layered card. 

 Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the book and the warm 
drink on a chilly day for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the different elements 
in the photo, the wood background, the sweater/blanket, 
the book and coffee cup for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: Karen's Clean and Layered card
was inspired by the colors and books in the photo.

Jenny's taking a break for this challenge! 

Kerry's Inspiration: My simple Shabby layered card was 
inspired by all the elements in the photo.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fall theme of the
 photo to create my Clean and Elegant style card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, leaves, and 
patterns for my Clean and Layered styled card. 

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, November 6th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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, and, if possible, explain how you were inspired by our challenge.  Also, please make sure that we are the only inspiration challenge and direct link to our challenge site.  
Thanks again for playing along with us!

Winners #199 {Country Style}

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

                        #199 {Country Style} Challenge!

Thank you for playing along with us!  As always, your talent makes it very difficult for our DT to narrow down our winners and honorable mentions :-)!

Our Design Team has voted and we have a tie for our Main Winner, so our two winners are...

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

   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 our October challenge!