Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CC#65-January 18-{Fresh & Bold}

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 won with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!



Our design team members will also be selecting a 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- I created a cleaner version of mixed media style and was inspired by the squiqqley orange lines, the overall color scheme as well as the black and white from the pictures in the inspiration image. 

Karen's Inspiration- I was very inspired by the colors, the patterned cushions and the 1920's art. My card is in the Clean and layered style.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- My mixed media/shabby chic card was inspired by the bright colors as well as the vintage photos on the wall.

Michele's Inspiration- I was inspired by that bright swirl of orange for my Clean and Graphic card!

Maureen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the neutrals and bright colours against a white background for my Freestyle Collage card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration- I was inspired by the colors and the photos on the wall for my Clean and Simple (CAS) Design.

Rahmat's Inspiration- I was inspired by the colors, and the pattern on the cushions on the bed for my Clean and Simple (CAS) Design.

Mackie's Inspiration-I was inspired by the bright orange and pink against all the white for my Clean and Graphic Design!!!

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie's Inspiration-  I was inspired by the ruffles on the soft white pillows for my Classy and Elegant card.

Julee's Inspiration- For my mixed-media creation I was inspired by the colors and the black and white photos.

Jennifer's Inspiration - For my clean and graphic card, I was inspired by the orange, pink and gray with the white background.

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, January 30th at 12:00 pm EST.

Winners #64- Pretty Things

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, wow!! What a tremendous gallery for our "Pretty Things" Challenge!

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us!  We are always so impressed by all of your gorgeous creations!! I know I have already said this before, but 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 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, January 11, 2017

The Card Concept #64 {Pretty Things}- There 's Still Time!




Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us in The Card Concept #64 {Pretty Things} Challenge!!! There are fabulous entries in the gallery so far! Won't you join us?

We'd love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you will have until Monday, January 16th at Noon (EST) to link your card to our gallery. 

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Card Concept #64- Pretty Things

Happy New Year!!  Welcome to The Card Concept!  Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope you will join in with us by creating 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 and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  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- I loved the idea of mixing gold patterns and black & white patterns. I also loved the pink flowers that softened the overall feel of the picture.

Karen's Inspiration- I loved this image and was so inspired by the gold stripes, the black irregular dots, the peonies and the black keys. I believe this card falls in the Classy and Elegant category.

Julie's Inspiration- I just love the gold, white and black elements in our challenge photo and decided to incorporate them into my Parisian Postcard "Freestyle Collage-Mixed Media" card.

Michele’s Inspiration- For my Freestyle Collage card, I wanted to bring in rich, luxe gold tones, dots, a splash of pink and of course, a kitty! What could be prettier?

Maureen’s Inspiration- My Clean and Layered card was inspired by the "hello lovely," the flowers and the black and white and gold and white patterns.

Susan’s Inspiration- I was inspired by the colors, the flowers and the word hello to make this CAS card.

 Rahmat’s Inspiration- I was inspired by the colors, the flowers for my CAS card.

Mackie’s Inspiration- I was inspired by the gold, black and pink colors for my Classy & Elegant style card.

Laurie’s Inspiration- I was inspired by the pink, black and grey colors in the photo.

Julee Tilman
(taking off for this challenge- please stop by and say "hi") 

Jennifer's Inspiration- I was inspired by the gold plus the pink flowers for my Clean and Graphic 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, January 16th at 3:00 pm Eastern Time.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year and Welcome to Our New Designers!

Happy New Year!!  We hope all of you are having a great New Year so far!  This year we are welcoming two very talented ladies to The Card Concept Design Team- Becca Cruger and Susan Powell!  We have asked each designer to share a bit about themselves and we are looking forward to sharing their creations with all of you!  We hope you will join us in giving them a warm welcome!!



Becca Cruger

I've been crafting ever since I discovered how to attach glitter to paper! You'll frequently find me with ink all over my hands because I LOVE working with messy products - especially Ranger Distress products. I am the owner of Damsel of Distressed Cards in Grand Forks, ND and teach card making and mixed media art classes. I also design stamps for STAMPlorations. My card designs are very eclectic and my favorite way to create is by layering and incorporating mixed media.



Hi there! My name is Susan. I live in a small town in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my husband of 25 years and one of our daughters (who is getting ready to go off to University). Our other daughter left a few years ago and is almost finished her schooling. There aren't any craft stores where I live but thankfully there's the internet or I'd go crazy. My husband and my kids would tell you that's not a long trip - haha. By day I'm an Education Assistant in the town high school (we only have one) and by night I'm a stamper. I love all styles of cardmaking but usually find myself gravitating towards the CAS style. 

I'm super excited to be joining The Card Concept Design Team as a designer!

Thanks for visiting and we hope you will be back tomorrow for our first  challenge in 2017!! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winners #64- Love and Joy

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and again, what a wonderful gallery for our 
"Love and Joy" Challenge!

Again, thank you to everyone who joined us!  We are always so impressed by all of your gorgeous creations!! Even with the busy Christmas season, you were able to grace our gallery with so many lovely entries and I know I have already said this before, but 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 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" :-) 

Just a reminder that this was our last challenge for 2016- we will be back on 
January 4, 2017 with a new challenge for the New Year!! 

We hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and Happy New Year!

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!