Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Winners #76- Romantic Roses & See You in September!

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a gorgeous gallery you created for our "Romantic Roses" challenge- again, you have amazed all of us with your beautiful cards!

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- you are definitely making it so difficult for our DT to choose only four winners!!


Before we announce the winners, we have a few announcements. 

This was the last challenge for two of our designers- Karen Davis and Julee Tillman as they are stepping down from the Design Team. Being on a Design Team is a lot of work and we are so thankful for the dedication and inspiration that both of these ladies have been to us! We wish them the best and know that we will see their artwork on their blog and in other galleries in the future! 

Also, this is our last challenge for the summer- we will be taking a break to allow our Design Team to spend time with their families and will be back on September 6th with new challenges! 


Now, onto to our winners for the "Romantic Roses" Challenge:


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












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" :-) 

Have a great summer and we will see you again on Wednesday, September 6th!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Card Concept #76 {Romantic Roses}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #76 {Romantic Roses} Challenge!!! 



We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you have until Monday, July 3rd at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Card Concept #76 {Romantic Roses}

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 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 Inspiration: I was all about that black and white damask and incorporated it into my glitzy background. I also loved the bold red blooms and chose to work in the Classy & Elegant style to give this card a regal finish.


Karen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the wrapping paper, the gorgeous red roses and the bold black and red colour scheme for my Clean & Layered card.

Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the colors in the bouquet and wanted touches of the red, black and white in my Classy & Elegant card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the gorgeous red roses, the white shutters as well as the black and white scroll pattern for my Shabby Chic/ Mixed Media card! 


Michelle's Inspiration: I was inspired by the deep red roses and the white, wooden slats, which reminded me of shutters in my Clean & Layered card.


Kim Heggins


Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful red roses with a wee touch of green for my Clean & Simple card.  I wanted to give my card a clean look with the focus on the roses.

Nancy Penir


Nancy's Inspiration: It's all about romance this month, and wedding cards! I zoned in on those red roses and the shabby shutters for my Clean & Layered card.


Maureen's Inspiration: The colours and end of the school year inspired my Clean & Layered card. 

Susan's Inspiration: The background along with the roses inspired me to make this Clean & (somewhat) Layered card.

Angel is taking a break- please stop by and say "hi"! 



Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the roses along with the red and black colors for my Clean & Layered card!


Julee's Inspiration: I took my inspiration for this Classy & Elegant with a hint of Shabby Chic card from the colors, texture and layout of the photo.


Veronica's Inspiration: I took my inspiration from the beautiful, bold rose, and the black and white patterns of the inspiration picture for my Clean & Layered/Classy & Elegant 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, July 3rd 
at 12:00 pm EDT.



Winners #75- Boldly Graphic

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a gorgeous gallery you created for our "Boldly Graphic" challenge- wow, we absolutely loved all of your cards! 

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us- you truly make it so difficult for our Design Team to choose only four winners- to us you are all winners!! 



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












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, June 14, 2017

The Card Concept #75 {Boldly Graphic}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #75 {Boldly Graphic} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, June 19th at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Card Concept #75- {Boldly Graphic}

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 Inspiration - My mixed media card drew from the yummy pattern in the chair and that bold splash of pink. I added some sketchy little pink blooms to complete the look.

Karen's Inspiration - I was inspired by the graphic pattern on the chairs, the mirror and the gorgeous pink flowers for my Mixed Media card.

Vicki's Inspiration - I was inspired by the bold pattern on the wing backed chairs against the neutrality of the rest of the image for my Classy and Elegant card.  The center panel on my card mimics the lines of  the dining table going through the center of the inspiration image.  

Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the bold pattern on the chairs as well as those gorgeous pink flowers to create a Clean and Graphic/Mixed Media card!

Kim's Inspiration - I was inspired by the pink flowers and the graphic pattern on the chairs for my Clean and Graphic card. 

Michele's Inspiration - I was inspired by the beautiful colors of the flowers, the reflection of light, and the concept of home in my Mixed Media/Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy's Inspiration: The contemporary style of the room, the pattern
on the chairs, and the pop of bright pink on my Clean and Layered card.

Maureen's Inspiration: everything! The colours, the flowers, the patterns inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and the feeling of wanting a cup of tea while sitting in one of those chairs by the window to make my Clean and Layered card.

Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bold black chairs and that pop of fuchsia for my Clean and Layered card!

Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the neutrals, gold and that graphic pattern on the chairs for my Clean and Simple style card.

Julee's Inspiration: This Mixed Media card was inspired by the splash of hot pink and the criss- cross lines on the chairs. 

Veronica's Inspiration - I drew my inspiration from the beautifully patterned accent chairs, the framed mirror and the bold bouquet of pink flowers for my 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 19th at 12:00 pm EDT.



Winners #74- Freshly Elegant

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a wonderful gallery you created for our "Freshly Elegant" challenge- we absolutely love all of your cards! 

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

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


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

Silke

We also have some Honorable Mentions...


The Dream Pages


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!