Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Card Concept #74-{Freshly Elegant}

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:

Becca's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog and say "hi"! 


Karen's Inspiration - I was really inspired by the gorgeous colors for my Clean and Layered card.

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the feminine colors and decor, the Eiffel Tower Bookends, and the touches of gold for my Classy and Elegant card.

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the pink as well as the gold along with the Eiffel Tower bookmarks to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card. 
Michele's taking a break for this challenge-
please stop by her blog and say "hi"! 

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by all the beautiful gold, pink, and pin stripes on the bow pillow. Love the wonderful ampersands and had to include one on my Clean and Simple card. 

Nancy's Inspiration - Went with Classy Elegant and pink & gold. The ampersand definitely gave me the bride and groom inspiration!

Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and gold accents inspired my Clean & Layered card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the overall softness of the picture as well as the ampersand and the lips.


Angel's Inspiration:  The colors and the pop of gold accents!


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pink and gold colors and that big striped bow for my Freestyle Collage card. 

Julee's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pink, gold and neutral colors and those fun ampersands to make this Freestyle Collage card with a few shabby little touches.

Veronica's Inspiration - My inspiration came from the pinks, gold, and natural woodgrain in the inspiration photo. I love the bold floral focal point of this Clean and Layered 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.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!




This challenge will close on Monday, June 5th at 12:00 pm EDT.



Winners #73- Vintage Notes

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, wow, what a gorgeous gallery for our "Vintage Notes" challenge- we absolutely loved all of your cards! 

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- all of the entries were so inspiring and perfect for our challenge!! 

Once again, our Design Team had a very difficult time choosing only four winners- and, as always, to us you are all winners!! 


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

Stamp-n-Lingers




We also have some Honorable Mentions...




Again, congratulations to all of the 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" :-) 

Our new challenge will post in an hour and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Card Concept #73 {Vintage Notes}- There's Still Time!


Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #73 {Vintage Notes} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, May 22nd at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CC#73- May 10th- {Vintage Notes}

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:

Becca's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog and say "hi"! 


Karen's Inspiration - My mixed media card was inspired by the vintage feel of the image and the lovely individual elements. 

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the feel of the black and cream in the inspiration image as well as the butterflies for my Classy and Elegant Card.  

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the bird images, the script backgrounds as well as the lace for my Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card. 


Michele's Inspiration - I drew my inspiration from the bird, the butterfly, the key, the raven, and the color palette for this Freestyle Collage card with a Shabby Chic feel.

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by the beautiful script writing on each of the coasters and the beautiful blue butterfly for my Clean and Layered card.
Nancy's Inspiration - I was very much inspired by the lace, musical script, birds and sepia tones for my Classy and Elegant card.

Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic/Vintage card was inspired by the colours, the bird images, the lace, and the BLING!

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the butterfly and the music paper for my Clean and Simple card.
Angel's Inspiration:  Those butterflies really caught my eye!  I love the distressed backgrounds and buttons and had fun creating this Clean and Graphic card.

Mackie's Inspiration: My Mixed Media style card was inspired by the butterflies, scripted background and the deep blue colors


Julee's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card was inspired by the
vintage butterfly and music notes.

 Veronica's Inspiration- I was inspired by the buttons, lace, and butterflies. I adore the vintage appeal of this week’s inspiration photo and decided to create an Elegant and Classy card with a Clean, Vintage twist! 


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.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will close on Monday, May 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT.

Winners #72- April Showers

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, wow, what a fabulous gallery for our "April Showers" challenge- we absolutely loved all of your cards! 

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- we are always so inspired by your gorgeous creations!! 

Once again, our Design Team had a difficult time choosing only four winners- and, as always, to us you are all winners!! 


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





We also have some Honorable Mentions...


Again, congratulations to all of the 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" :-) 

Our new challenge will post in an hour and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Card Concept #72- {April Showers}- There's Still Time!


Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in 
The Card Concept #72{April Showers} Challenge!!! 

We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, May 8th at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  

Click HERE to join us!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CC#72-April 26th- {April Showers}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  We are about to start our new "April Showers" Challenge, but before we announce the details, we want to take a moment to say farewell to Laurie Schmidt!  She is stepping down from the Design Team here at The Card Concept and we are going to miss her!!

Thanks Laurie for the inspiration you have been to all of us for the past two years!  You can let Laurie know that you will miss her as well and check out her creations on her blog!

 Now, on to our new inspiration challenge!


Isn't this a gorgeous photo?  Lesley, our challenge creator, finds the most inspirational pictures, doesn't she?  So what inspires you from this picture?  The colors, the flowers, the polka dots, umbrellas, boots- whatever inspires you, we hope you will create a card style (or styles) and share your card with us!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  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!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration:


Becca's Inspiration: My Mixed Media card sprung from the polka dotted patterns and some of the colors. I loved those adorable rain boots, and brought out my umbrella to match. 


Karen's Inspiration - My Mixed Media card was inspired by the vibrant flowers, the blue polka dot boots and the cream splodgy background.

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the bright colors and the gorgeous flowers to make a Mixed Media Card.

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the flowers, polka dots and gorgeous colors to create a Mixed Media/Classy and Elegant card. 

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by those wonderful polka dots on the rain boot and the bright flowers that are popping out of them for my Clean and Graphic card. It's like springtime on a table top. 


Michele's Inspiration - I was inspired by the tiny yellow umbrellas on the table and the idea of April Showers in my Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration: Oh, those gorgeous, colorful flowers! My eye saw them and inspired my Classy and Elegant card.

Maureen's Inspiration: The colours, flowers, and polka dots inspired my Clean and Layered creation.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of it - the boots, the polka dots, the flowers, the umbrellas - the whole image was inspiring for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel's Inspiration:  I loved the colors and all the flowers and created a Clean and Layered card. 

 Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun rain boots filled with pretty flowers for my Clean and Graphic card!

Laurie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun boots, flowers and colors for my Clean and Layered card!

Julee's Inspiration: I took my inspiration for this Clean and Layered card from the polka dots and the bright, happy colors!

Veronica's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the lovely bouquet of Spring flowers, and the polka dot boot for my Clean and Layered card. I love those happy little gnomes!

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.

4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).


5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, May 8th 
at 12:00 EDT.