Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Card Concept #58 {Sweet & Sour}

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...



September Shabby Chic Guest Designer 

Laurie Schmidlin

Clean & Simple

Sandie

I was inspired by the citrus colours and the graphic shapes in the photo.

Rahmat

I was inspired by the colors, and circle shape

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 
I was inspired by the bright happy colours


Jennifer Timko
I was inspired by the stitched circles and the colors.

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the juicy looking fruit and the colors!
Laurie Schmidt


I was inspired by the bright citrus colors!

Shabby Chic

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the bright citrus colors.


Maureen Plut
I was inspired by the citrus colours.

Freestyle Collage
Karen Davis 
I was inspired by the crisp, clear colours.

 Michele K. Henderson

I love the citrus slices and the theme, Sweet & Sour!



 Classy & Elegant
Ilina Crouse
I was inspired by the colors and the citrus shapes

Mackie Robertson


Mixed Media
I was inspired by the circular shapes and colors.

Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by the shapes and colors

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, October 3rd at Noon (PST).



Winners #57- The Rainbow Connection

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and WOW! What a wonderful gallery for our Rainbow Connection Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who joined us- all of the entries were gorgeous and our Design Team had a very difficult time choosing winners! 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! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Card Concept #57 {The Rainbow Connection}

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!


Deanne Kay     

Before we get onto this week's challenge we have a sad announcement to make...we are saying farewell to two of our designers...Deanne Kay and Laura Jane. Both ladies have been with us for a long while and we will miss working with them. Of course, this also means that we have two new designers joining our team...please help us to welcome these two talented ladies!

(Freestyle Collage)

Hi, my name is Karen Davis, I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband of 22 years, Graham.   My spare time is spent making cards, nearly always in the small hours of the night/morning. I started dabbling in paper crafting nine years ago, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I became aware of the huge online card making community and challenges. I started my own blog so I could become a part of that wonderful crafting world. I am returning to The Card Concept as a designer and I am delighted to be a part of this amazingly talented design team. I will be sharing the Freestyle Collage Style with Michele Henderson.

My Photo
(Shabby Chic/Vintage)

I am a St. Patrick's day baby from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with a passion for card making. When I'm not in the studio, I'm a Grade One elementary teacher, happy wife to Tony, proud mom to Jake, and loving Grandmoe to Ashlynn and Beckham.  I am honoured to join The Card Concept as a Shabby Chic designer!


We are starting back with a bang of colour and we hope you are inspired to join us!



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.

September Shabby Chic Guest Designer

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


Clean & Simple

Sandie 

I was inspired by the Rainbow colours

Rahmat

I was inspired by the rainbow colors.

Clean & Graphic


I was inspired by the graduated rainbow colours! 

I was inspired by the plants and the fun colors on the pots!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the rainbow colors!

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the colors.


Shabby Chic

Julee Tilman
I was inspired by the cascading colors and the weathered door

Maureen Plut
I was inspired by the colours and wooden door.

Freestyle Collage

Karen Davis
I was inspired by the colors, the woodgrain and the greenery.

Michele K. Henderson
Those colorful rainbow flower pots really inspired me this week!

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
I was inspired by the rainbow colors and the dark background


Mackie Robertson
I was inspired by the pretty rainbow colors!

Mixed Media


I was inspired by the colors.


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, September 19th at Noon (PST).





Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Winners- #56 Sweet Tea Challenge & See you in September

Happy Wednesday! Julie here! Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined us! The team had a hard time picking winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who played along!

Before we get to our winners, we have decided to take an extended summer break! We will be off June, July & August. We hope you have the chance to relax with family and friends! We are looking forward to some time off too! 

We will be back on Wednesday, September 7th!



Our main winner was chosen by the entire team and we all voted. 

This week's winner is....





And we also have some Honorable Mentions...










Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs! 
Congratulations to all of the winners !!


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Inlinkz is Down

Dear Card Concept Fans,

For some reason, Inlinkz is not working on this blog and I cannot get it back. I am SO sorry for this inconvenience and I have sent an email to Inlinkz to find out what is happening. Unfortunately, this is out of my control.

Please link up your cards in the comments below the challenge...I sincerely hope I can get the situation fixed.

Thank you for your understanding,
Lesley

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Card Concept #56 {Sweet Tea} - There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 




You have one week left to join us in our sweet tea 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, June 6th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!