Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Card Concept #82 {Retro Holiday}

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's Inspiration: The pink, the silver, the sparkle all 
inspired me to make this Clean and Layered card.

Becca is taking off for this challenge- 
stop by her blog and say "hi"! 

Vicki Finger

Vicki's Inspiration: With all of the elements of 
"retro" in the photo, I had a hard time choosing 
one direction to go but I settled on the color 
and style of the ornaments for my 
Elegant and Classy card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the gorgeous 
pinks and blues with all of the silver for my 
Mixed Media card! Reminds me of Christmas 
at my Grandparent's house :-)

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: All the bling and all the wonderful 
ornaments on the wreath- I love that incredible 
look and decided to create a fun 
Clean and Simple card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the glossy shine 
of the ornaments, and was inspired to 
create this elegant Clean and Simple card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Did someone say retro? Love the 
use of pinks and aquas for that touch of Christmas past. 
Style? Did you know you can combine styles? 
Did just that, with a some layered, a definite flair 
of vintage, and don't forget elegant with bit of bling.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple (or 
Clean and Layered...can't decide! HA!) is inspired 
by this GORGEOUS colour palette...my favourite!

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The bright, fun colors and 
that gorgeous wreath inspired my 
Clean and Simple card!

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: That great color combo and all 
the sparkle for my Clean and Graphic card!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
pretty ornaments for my Clean and Simple 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!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we have extended this challenge an additional week to allow our Design Team to have more time with their families!  

Happy Thanksgiving and we hope you can join us- this challenge will close on Monday, December 4th
at 12:00 pm EST.

Winners #81- Rich Holiday

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and wow, what a fantastic gallery you created for our "Rich Holiday" challenge!  

We are so thrilled that all of you took the time to share your art with us and you do not make it easy to pick only four winners, that's for sure!


Now, onto to our winners for the "Rich 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 next challenge and we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Card Concept #81 {Rich Holiday}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #81 {Rich Holiday} Challenge!!! 




We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration.  The challenge ends on Monday, November 13th at noon (EST)- 
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Card Concept #81 {Rich Holiday}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join in with 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: The green and reds and the 
Christmas table gave me a push to create some 
quick Clean and Simple cards perfect for mailing.

Becca's Inspiration: Candles and poinsettias and 
elegance- oh my! Loved this classy image. I really 
wanted to let my candles shine, so I went with a 
Clean and Layered design. 

Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration:I love all the Red and Gold and 
wanted a Classy and Elegant design with 
a lot of white space which happens to be 
red this time around!    

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the elegant 
table setting with all of the beautiful red 
poinsettias to create my Classy and Elegant/
Mixed Media card. 

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the 
gorgeous poinsettia's and the gold lights 
to created a Clean and Simple but elegant card.

Michele K. Henderson

Michele's Inspiration: I love the lush poinsettias and 
the bright candles and featured them in my 
Clean and Simple/Classy and Elegant card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The rich red poinsettias inspired 
this Classy and Elegant card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and poinsettias 
inspired this Clean and Layered card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the poinsettias 
and the colors to make this Clean and Graphic card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: The POP of red and the gold 
flicker from the candles and Christmas lights inspired 
my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: The colors and poinsettias 
inspired my Mixed Media 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 challenge will close on Monday, November 13th
at 12:00 pm EST.



Winners #80- Autumn Love

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and wow, what a gorgeous gallery you created for our "Autumn Love" challenge!  

I know that I say this every week but each entry this week could be a winner and it is becoming increasingly difficult for our DT to choose only four of you to highlight!!  We are so thrilled that all of you took the time to share your art with us!!


Now, onto to our winners for the "Autumn Love" 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 next challenge and we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Card Concept #80 {Autumn Love}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #80 {Autumn Love} Challenge!!! 



We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration.  The challenge ends on Monday, October 30th at noon (EDT)- 
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Card Concept #80 {Autumn Love}

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

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 is taking a break for this challenge- 
please drop by her blog and say "hi" :-) 


Becca Cruger
Becca is taking a break for this challenge- 
please drop by her blog and say "hi" :-) 


Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the rustic look of 
the image and all the white space so I created a 
Clean, almost One Layer card using a 
simple color scheme. 

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the cream color 
of the cake, all of the different textures, the leaves 
and the theme of love for my Classy and Elegant card.

Kim Heggins

Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful cake 
and the gorgeous fall colors for my Clean and Graphic card.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I just love those cute owls and that 
sharp color combo of crisp white and autumn oranges 
for my Clean and Layered card. 

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The fall theme and sweet little owls, combined with 
the autumn leaves against white inspired me 
to do this Clean and Layered card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card 
was inspired by the gorgeous fall colours and leaves.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cake and 
the leaves for my Clean and Simple card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop of color from the leaves and the tone on tone cake decorations 
for my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card .


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered style card 
was inspired by the pretty yellow and orange 
leaves against the white!
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 challenge will close on Monday, October 30th 
at 12:00 pm EDT.


Winners #79- Rustic Neutrals

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

Truly, this week you were all amazing and you are making it so difficult to choose only four winners!!


Now, onto to our winners for the "Rustic Neutrals" 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 next challenge and we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!