Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Card Concept #84 {Sweet Inspiration}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #84 {Sweet Inspiration} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, January 22nd at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Card Concept #84 {Sweet Inspiration}

Happy New Year and welcome back to The Card Concept! We hope all of you had a great holiday and we are thrilled that you are joining us for the New Year!

Before we proceed with our new challenge, we would like to take this time to note that one of our designers, Vicki Finger will be taking a short break from the Design Team.  She is in the process of building a new home/moving and needs some time away from from the DT responsibilities.  We will miss Vicki's beautiful creations on the DT but she is planning on playing along with us and will be back in the fall!! Stop by her blog and say hi!! 

 Now, on to our new challenge- every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  


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!


Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Ruth's Inspiration: Pastels, birthday cake and stripes 
and dots and a good helping of sequins 
for a layered shaker pocket card.

Becca's Inspiration:This photo dripped with elegance.
I loved the soft pink, gray, and rustic combo so
I incorporated that in my Shabby Chic/Mixed Media design. 

Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the vintage feel 
of the photo as well as all of the beautiful roses 
to create my Mixed Media/Shabby Chic card!

Kim's Inspiration: I love the sweet cupcakes, 
delicate pearls and pink to make a 
Clean and Simple card. 

Michele's Inspiration: I love the romantic cupcakes 
as well as the feminine embellishments and 
used them in my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration: Cupcakes, roses and pearls! 
Classy Elegance with this card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic "Love" card was 
inspired by all the pinks, creams, and natural colours.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft colors 
and the rose buds to make my very
 Clean and Simple card.

Angel will be back with us for the next challenge!

Mackie's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card was inspired 
by the cupcakes and pink!!

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, January 22nd at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Winners #83- Parisian Postale

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a fabulous gallery you created for our "Parisian Postale" challenge!  

We are so thankful that you took the time to share your art with us and each week you are making it extremely difficult to pick only four winners! 


Now, onto to our winners for the "Parisian Postale" Challenge:


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Amelia B.










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Congratulations to all of the our winners!!

Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 

Thanks again for stopping by! We will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year and will return with a new challenge on January 10, 2018!  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Card Concept #83 {Parisian Postale}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #83 {Parisian Postale} Challenge!!! 




We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration.

This is our last challenge for 2017 (we will be back on January 10, 2018) and the you have until Monday, December 18th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Card Concept #83 {Parisian Postale}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  

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!




Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love 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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 



Ruth Andrews 
Ruth's Inspiration: Red, white, blue and kraft 
for those brown paper packages tied up 
with string for a Clean and Layered look.

Becca's Inspiration: I loved the kraft and red together
and was definitely inspired by the postal theme
to create this Clean and Layered Mixed Media
Valentine’s Day Card.


Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration: Seing the photo made me think 
of a stamp I had in my collection that I wanted to 
use with a slightly different spin on the colors 
for my Clean and Layered card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the colors, 
twine and French Script for my Clean and Layered 
Mixed Media card.

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and the 
Eiffel Towers on the postage for a Clean and Simple look. 

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:I was inspired by postal images 
and colors for my Freestyle Collage Parisian Postale look!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: All the look of a postcard from another era. A bit of mixed media and lots of layers for my 
Mixed Media Shabby Chic card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: I took the inspiration 
literally to create my Clean and Layered 
birthday card...Viva La France!

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors 
for my Clean and Simple card (I couldn't 
resist a little humor too).

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: The color combination, twine 
and lettering on the packages inspired my 
Clean and Simple card.


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
red and kraft colors to create my 
Classy & Elegant Style card!

Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
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 our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


This will be our final challenge for 2017 to allow our Design Team time with their families over the holidays!

We will be back on January 10th with our first challenge for 2018!  We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, December 18th at 12:00 pm EST.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #82- Retro Holiday

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a gorgeous gallery you created for our "Retro Holiday" challenge!  

We are so thankful that you took the time to share your art with us and, believe me, each week you are making it so difficult to pick only four winners! 


Now, onto to our winners for the "Retro Holiday" Challenge:


Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...














Congratulations to all of the our winners!!

Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 

Thanks again for stopping by! Check back in an hour for our final challenge in 2017- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Card Concept #82 {Retro Holiday}- There's Still Time (plus a bit extra) :-)

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #82 {Retro Holiday} Challenge!!! 

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, we have extended 
this challenge an additional week!!





We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration.  The challenge ends on Monday, December 4th at noon (EST)- 
Click HERE to join us!