Friday, 15 January 2021

The Flower Challenge #52 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 January is





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 some embossing on your card, it can be either heat or dry, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 

We wish you all a very healthy and Happy New Year from all of the team and hope to see you in our gallery lots this year 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 a prize sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone 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 Jyoti do try and visit her blog/Instagram 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.
 Please try and visit their blogs and leave them some comment love too ;)










You still have time to add your card. Click HERE to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th January. 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.

Monday, 4 January 2021

The Flower Challenge #52 Embossing Heat or Dry

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




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

As it's a brand New Year we would all like to wish you a very Happy New Year from all of the team here at 'The Flower Challenge'. We hope you all had a lovely time with your families and friends over Christmas (Covid circumstances allowing) and we wish you all a very Healthy and Happy New Year ;)

Also some more DT news, sad to say Shona is leaving us. Shona has been with us from the very start of our challenges and she will be very much missed by us all. However she does say she will still try and take part in our challenges in future when she can, so that makes us very happy!

So back to our challenge and this month we would like to see you use some embossing on your cards, it can be either dry embossing or heat embossing. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below! See below for our freebie CALENDAR too!

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 a prize sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper only are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

As we have all had such a difficult  time last year I am sharing a little 'extra' this month. I designed this A4 calendar to share with you all as a freebie. It has our lovely flower header above at the top too. I hope you enjoy it, see pdf link HERE. I will add a little pic of it just to show you, but don't try printing it as it's poor quality...get the pdf above ;) Viv xx




Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Jyoti, do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such amazing cards.

  Guest Designer 





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 :)










Vivien


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!

Sunday, 3 January 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the month of December 2020

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.

It was a VERY difficult decision again picking our Winner and
 Showcase ! We  really struggled to narrow them down again.

 Anyway here are the ones we chose this time below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)


So ...drum roll...here is who won!



The Winner for our December Challenge was


No #23 Keia

Such a beautiful creation Keia! We all loved the bright colourful flowers,
 the off the edge ones and overall design too. Well done!



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




The Top Picks chosen by the Design team were
(in order of entry)

No #2 Caroline

Such a wow card with those bright red blooms! the background colour
sets them off so well too.

No 45 Disha
We loved the colour blending on those gorgeous flowers,
and the lace effect of the die under them too, so delicate &
 such a clever design!



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




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

No #18 LazzieJ
Beautiful CAS card and great pencil colouring too.

No #26 Nonni
Stunning monochrome card, great embossing detail too.

No #44 Disha
We loved the stand out bright pink flower, such a lovely card too.


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 January.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Best DT cards of 2020

Hi there, just a little extra post today! We are sharing all of the Design Team's favourite four Flower Challenge cards from last year. 


The whole team has worked so hard and made so many wonderful cards throughout the year. We hope you will enjoy seeing them all again and that they give you more inspiration to join us this year ;)




















Much Love
The Flower Challenge Team
xx


Monday, 28 December 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 December 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 January
  The next challenge will start on the 4th January
Do come and join us !


Tuesday, 15 December 2020

The Flower Challenge #51 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 December is






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 'Embellishments' on your card, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. See what our talented design team made below if you are in any doubt.


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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone 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 Helen 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.


We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we will see you all in the New Year for a brand new challenge. Blessings to each and every one of you ;)  xx


Guest Designer
(A reminder of her card)




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


(Away)





( Away)








You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th December. 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.