Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Card Concept #205 {Spring Has Sprung}

             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.  

If you would like to join us on Instagram, please follow us at our new IG acct-  @thecardconceptchallenges2  

Also, if you post on social media, please tag @thecardconceptchallenges2 and use the hashtag #tccxxx (xxx=challenge # for ex: this challenge would be #tcc205.

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: My Mixed Media card was 
inspired by the birds and flowers.

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bluebirds and 
blossoms  for my fairly simple Mixed Media card!

Michele's card is on the way!

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

Karen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered Card was
inspired by the sweet pastel colors and the beautiful birds. 

Jenny's Inspiration: I consider my card as 
a Clean and Layered Style, using the colours and 
the picture as my inspiration.

Kerry's Inspiration: The birds, flowers 
and colours all inspired my birdhouse-shaped 
Clean and Layered card.

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

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

The deadline to participate will be  
Monday, April 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 #204 {Winter Warmth}

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

                       #204 {Winter Warmth} Challenge!

  Thank you so much for playing along with us this month! 
We are so thrilled that you were able to join us and all of your cards were gorgeous, which makes it difficult for our DT to narrow down our winner and honorable mentions:-) 
Our Design Team has voted and here is our Main Winner,
 and this month, we have four 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 March challenge!