Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Winners post coming soon !

   The Winners post is coming soon....

 
Come visit us to find out who our Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our October challenge.

Also remember we had  SEVEN prizes on offer this time too!
 
Was it you? 
 
(We are also on Facebook and Instagram, see link in side bar.)
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd November
  The next challenge will start on the 4th November
Do come and join us !


Thursday, 15 October 2020

The Flower Challenge #49 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder. This month our theme for October is






It's our Birthday!




It would be great if you could add our cue card (top one) above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all......have fun ! 

It's also our 4th Birthday too! please make and share a card and help us celebrate a challenge we know you all seem to love ;) We have PRIZES for seven of you lucky winners this time too, see our last post for all details. A Prize from Alex Syberia Designs and others from 'The Flower Challenge' also.

So this month we would like to see you use a circle or circles on your card, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 


Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.

Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar.

We are welcoming our latest new team member Loll Thompson also, see last post for more.


Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Colleen Balija, do try and visit her blog if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(A reminder of her card)



And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.

















You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th October. For exact time that the challenge closes in your country please go to the link and see the time there as it varies from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.


Sunday, 4 October 2020

The Flower Challenge #49 Circle/Circles

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for October is ...




It's our 4th Birthday too!




It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge.
Of course most of all....have fun!

Lots of exciting news from us this month, sorry if it's a long post!

First more news about our Design Team, as we have had Rachel and Karen sadly leave us recently we  have decided to replace one of them now. Ten seems to be the ideal number we are finding re showcasing etc. Anyway we are very happy to announce that the amazing Loll Thompson from 'Stamping with Loll' is joining our team.

I am sure you will all give her a very warm welcome ;)


Next we are happy to say that we are celebrating our 4th Birthday this month! Whoo hoo!! Can't believe it's been 4 years already. What a super team of talented girls we have here too, they are all just amazing! I am sure you have loved seeing all their fabulous floral creations in our gallery. Not to mention all the inspiration from all of you too! We hope you will continue to share with us in the coming months/years also ;)

So to celebrate we are giving away PRIZES for SEVEN of our lucky winners this time. Our main Winner and to 6 others who make it to our showcase this time also. We have decided to choose our winners rather than using the random chooser thingamajig! 


This month we are being sponsored again by the amazing Alex Syberia, she designs such fabulous digi images. Do check them out if you haven't already and what glorious flowers she designs too!

Alex is kindly giving us a coupon for $10 to one of our lucky winners to use in her store.

Also 'The Flower Challenge' is giving away 6 other prizes to our chosen winners also, see all the prizes listed below.
So the top seven people we choose will each win one of the prizes below. We will allocate them ourselves randomly. If you have any of the prizes on offer already, please state that in your post so if chosen you won't get the same one allocated. Or state which you would like ...but if several choose the same prize you will be given one randomly of course ;)

Here are the various stamps/dies you might win below...


PRIZE 1

A coupon worth $10
to spend in her shop HERE


PRIZE 2

The Ton
Daisy Fields stamp


PRIZE 3

Hero Arts stamps and die


PRIZE 4

Make it Crafty stamps


PRIZE 5

Paperrose stamps


PRIZE 6

My Favorite Things Kite stamps and dies


PRIZE 7

Paper Roses dies




So this time we would like to see a circle or circles on your cards this month, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.

Please note that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar!

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.
Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning  prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.




Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Colleen Balija from irishrosecreations, do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards. 

  Guest Designer 

Colleen Balija
(Using sponsor stamp)


Here is some more inspiration from the Design Team. Be sure to click on the links to their blogs and leave them some comment love :)








(Using Sponsor Digital Image)




(Using sponsor stamp)


The challenge closes on the 25th of the month at 5pm. but we will be back on the 15th with some more inspiration. We will announce the challenge winners the day before the start of the next challenge. Have fun crafting!




Saturday, 3 October 2020

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of September.


Now comes the hardest part of the Challenge. 

We decided we didn't want to use the Random Picker as it was felt
    that cards should be chosen for a number of reasons not
 'luck of the draw'.

     When we look at the cards entered we are each drawn to different styles,
     techniques and designs. So all the design team have input, each has been
 asked to pick out three cards that stand out to them and why.

    The cards getting the most votes will then be posted on our Winners post
      and the other cards will be listed under Top Pick and Honourable Mention.

As usual there were so many fabulous cards, we struggled to 
narrow them down for our showcase again. We do seem to
 agree on which we all like in the end luckily though so that helps.
 Anyway here are the ones we chose this time below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)

We also had a sponsor last month too Bugaboo Stamps,
they are kindly giving our winner a $12 gift code (approx 4 digi stamps)
to be used in their store.

Please can the winner email us at theflowerchallenge@gmail.com
to receive details of how to claim your prize.
     
So ...drum roll...here is who won!


The Winner for our September challenge was


No #37 Disha

Such a glorious Brown and Pink card! we all loved
the whole design and the delicate colouring of the flowers too.


 Congratulations and don't forget to grab your badge below.




The Top Picks chosen by the Design team were

Fabulous slimline card here! so beautifully embossed
and such vibrant colouring too.



Amazing detail in the flowers here and love
 the subtle background too!


Congratulations and don't forget to grab your badge below.



The Honourable Mentions for this month were
(in order of entry)


No #6 Cardogram
                                                              Such delicate flowers here.

No #13 Kanan
                                                           Perfect use of colour and design.

No #20 Bonnie
                                                                      Very classy card.



Congratulations and don't forget to grab your badge below.



Congratulations to all of you and don't forget to grab your badge.
Thank you for joining us and helping to create a stunning gallery 
that celebrates floral stamps.


Vivien has made this wonderful badge for anyone who would 
like to display it on the sidebar on their blog.



 We hope you enjoyed playing along and that you'll come join us
 again for a new challenge starting 4th October.



Sunday, 27 September 2020

Winners post coming soon.

                                                       The Winners post is coming soon....

 
Come visit us to find out who our Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our September challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
(We are also on Facebook and Instagram, see link in side bar.)
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd October
  The next challenge will start on the 4th October
Do come and join us !
  
 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The Flower Challenge #48 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder. This month our theme for September is a colour one and..






It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all......have fun ! 

So this month we would like to see you use the colours Brown and Pink on your cards (as well as flowers of course), a white card base is allowed as always on our colour challenges as are touches of white.


We are being sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps with a $12 gift code for our winner , (approx 4 digital stamps). Such beautiful and fun digital stamps to be found there, do pay them a visit if you haven't already! All the design team have been given some of their stamps to use on their cards also.



"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations.
That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week".


Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.

Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar.


Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Lee Ann Barrett from greytpapercrafts, do try and visit her blog if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(Reminder of her card)




And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.








(Away)






You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th September. For exact time that the challenge closes in your country please go to the link and see the time there as it varies from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.