Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The Card Concept #203 {New Year Love}

 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 used the theme and hearts 
from the photo as inspiration for my Mixed Media
 Valentine pockets. 

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the Love theme and 
hearts for my Clean and Layered Mixed Media card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I love the little house and the crisp 
red and white colors, and included them in my 
Clean and Layered New Year Love Easel card.

Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the love theme
along with the colors for my Clean and Layered Card

Karen's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the
colors, the houses, hearts, foliage, and warmth
found in the photo when making my sweet little
Free-Style Collage Style card. 

Jenny's Inspiration: I loved everything in this photo, but 
chose the striped heart as my inspiration to make 
a Clean and Layered card.

Kerry's Inspiration: The little houses and 'Our Nest' sign 
inspired my birdhouse Mixed Media card

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
the mugs to create my Clean and Layered Style card.

Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, cups, 
hearts, snowflakes, and love theme for 
my Clean and Layered styled card.

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, February 12th 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 #202 {Christmas Cheer}

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

                          #202 {Christmas Cheer} Challenge!

Thank you so much for playing along with us!  We know how challenging it is to be able to create and share your artwork with us during the holiday season and we were so thrilled that so many could join us this month!
As always, you are all very talented and we loved each of your cards!! It was extremely 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 four 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 January challenge!