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!

Tuesday, December 5, 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!

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!

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.