Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Card Concept #63 {Love & Joy} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 


You still have plenty of time left to join us in our Love & Joy holiday themed challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?

We'd love to see your creations using the photo above as inspiration!


The current challenge ends on Monday, December 12th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CC#63-November 30- Love & Joy

Welcome to The Card Concept!   Our inspiration photo challenge is a bi-weekly challenge and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.    

Before we proceed to the inspiration photo, just a reminder that this will be our last challenge of 2016 and we will be back on January 4, 2017 with a brand new challenge as well as some changes :-) 

One of the changes for the New Year is that several of our designers are stepping down from the Design Team and we are so sad to say “goodbye” to Sandie Munro, Alison Barclay, Kerin Sylvester and Lilian Forsyth.  Many of these ladies have been with the team from the beginning of The Card Concept Challenge and we have loved designing with them over the years! 

I know that they have inspired us with their gorgeous creations and we wish them all of the best in the New Year!  Thank you so much ladies for all of your hard work and dedication to The Card Concept!

But, the good news is that we will have a few new designers joining our team in 2017 and will introduce them to you with our next challenge as well as a bit of a surprise!  

Now onto our fun “Love and Joy” Challenge:



Isn’t this photo just so warm and cozy? Each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge and has designed a card in one of the style categories!

Please feel free to use any of the styles of our team, or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you love.

So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.





November Shabby Chic Guest Designer

I was inspired by the gingham chair and all of the wispy pine!!


Clean & Simple


I was inspired by the 'Joy' panel and the ferns


I was inspired by the pine and the white. 



Clean & Graphic

(taking a break, please stop by and say "hi")


Jennifer Timko
I was inspired by the colors and the blanket patterns.

Clean & Layered

I was inspired by the fabric on the armchair and the holiday decor.


I was inspired by the cozy scene and colors.

Shabby Chic

I was inspired by the Joy Banner, the colors along with the white.  
I was inspired by the colours, the plaid, the banners, and the word "Joy!"

Freestyle Collage

I was inspired by the 'JOY', the brick and the foliage.

I was inspired by some of the items in the photo, and the things that
 bring me love and joy too!



Classy & Elegant


I was inspired by the greenery and the large banners (JOY and WISH)

Mackie Robertson
I was inspired by JOY and the pretty greenery in the photo.

Mixed Media

I was inspired by the banner and pine garland hanging across the fireplace. 


I was inspired by colors and greenery.



Our Rules

1.    Use the Challenge to create a card.
2.   Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
3.   Explain in your post which style you used.
4.   Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
5.   Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will end on Monday, December 12th at Noon (PST) and the winners will be announced on December 14th.  We hope all of you will have a chance to play along with us for the last challenge of 2016 and we will see you again on January 4th, 2017! 

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year- enjoy the holidays!!

Winners #63- Thanksgiving

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, what a gorgeous gallery for our 
"Thankgiving" Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who joined us!  Again, we are wowed by all of your creations!! Even with the busy week of Thanksgiving, you were able to grace our gallery with so many lovely entries and trust me, each week, it is becoming so difficult for our Design Team to narrow the choices down to four- congratulations to everyone who played along!


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







And 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 a few hours and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Card Concept #62 {Thanksgiving} ~ There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 
 
 
You still have plenty of time left to join us in our Thanksgiving themed challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?

We'd love to see your creations using the photo above as inspiration!


The current challenge ends on Monday, November 28th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Card Concept #62- Thanksgiving

Welcome to The Card Concept! Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.  The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!




Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.


The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

November Shabby Chic Guest Designer


I was inspired by the sunflowers, colors and black and white. 



Clean & Simple



I was inspired by the flowers as well as the black and white.  

Rahmat
(taking a break this week)



Clean & Graphic



I was inspired by the black & white print and 
the lovely sunflowers...and I went with a Thanksgiving sentiment.  

Jennifer Timko
(taking a break this week)


Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester


I was inspired by the fall theme and plaid tablecloth.


I was inspired by the flowers and colors.


Shabby Chic


I was inspired by the sunflowers, colors and gingham. 



I was inspired by the colours, flowers, and patterns. 


Freestyle Collage


Very inspired by the sunflowers, plaid and gorgeous fall colors.

Michele K. Henderson

I love the patterns and colors, and the lush harvest feel.

Classy & Elegant


I was inspired by the fall colors and the sunflowers

Mackie Robertson

I was inspired by the sunflowers and fall colors 
with the black & white


Mixed Media



I was inspired by the autumn colors, the flowers and 
the plaid tablecloth.



I was inspired by the flowers, colors and patterns.


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, November 28th at Noon (PST).

Winners #61- Pretty In Pink

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, what a fabulous gallery for our 
"Pretty in Pink" Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who joined us!  Wow, oh wow!!  Our gallery was full of lovely entries and each week, it is becoming so difficult for our Design Team to narrow the choices down to four- congratulations to everyone who played along!


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





And we also have some Honorable Mentions...











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 a few hours and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery!