Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Card Concept #202 {Christmas Cheer}

                 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: The colors and theme were the 
inspiration for my Mixed Media card.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors
along with the theme for my 
Classy and Elegant/Clean and Layered card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I love the bright Christmas reds and
 greens, and I wanted to capture the fun and whimsy 
from the inspiration photo for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the overall theme,
and the colors for my Clean and Layered card.

Karen's Inspiration: My inspiration came from
the traditional Christmas colors, the Christmas
trees and the snowflakes when creating this
fun Clean and Layered card.

Jenny's Inspiration: I also took inspiration from the photo 
and colours to make a Clean and Layered Card. I love the 
modern and stylised look of the photo.

Kerry's Inspiration: My inspirations were the Christmas 
theme and the predominant colours of red and white 
for my Clean and Layered card.

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the red, green and 
white to create my Clean and Layered Style card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was like inspired by the colors 
and the Christmas theme for my Clean and 
Layered styled card.

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, January 8th 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 #201 {Fall Leaves}

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

                          #201 {Fall Leaves} Challenge!

Thank you so much for playing along with us!  As always, you are all so talented and we loved each of your cards!! It was very difficult for our DT to narrow down our winners and honorable mentions, but ....

Our Design Team has voted and here is our Main Winner,
 and our three Honorable Mentions 
(listed in order of appearance in our gallery)


   And our three Honorable Mentions ...

again,  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 December challenge!