Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Flower Challenge #38 'Add Spots or Stripes'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for November 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 some spots or stripes on your cards. As well as the usual flowers as always!

The winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.

Just a quick thank you to everyone who sent us good wishes for our 3rd birthday last month. We are so happy to see all your gorgeous creations every month and hope you will keep on sharing your lovely cards with us all in the coming years ;)

We are being sponsored by Top Flight Stamps this month. They are kindly giving our winner an e-gift card for $25. Please check out there website as they have some amazing crafty things there.

Not only that, one of our Design Team members is also on the TFS DT and she  has a 10% coupon code for you all.  Just use ERICKASTRANGE when purchasing and you will get the discount this month.




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. 

Our Guest Designer this month was our June winner Tracy from whoistracy. Do visit her blog if you haven't already as she has some gorgeous cards there.

Guest Designer



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


Aileen 
(On a break)





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!





Monday, 4 November 2019

The Flower Challenge Prize Winner and pics for the Month of October 2019

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.

We have a  PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner this time too, the
fabulous CAS-ual Fridays Stamps have been kind enough to 
provide us with a $25 prize.

        Not only that they have also been kind enough to provide a stamp set for
all of our Design Team and GD to use also.

 Look HERE  to see all of their lovely stamps/dies/stencils etc.


Please can the winner email us with your name and full address
so we can give you details of how to claim your prize.
Our email address is below. 

theflowerchallenge@gmail.com
viv@hodgey.com

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


The Winner of our October Challenge was

No #15 Trina P

Such a beautiful CAS card, we all loved it. Lots of 'white' space and 
love the pretty pink shaded flower & pink accents too.


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




The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was



A perfect example of a CAS card and look at all that
 glorious 'white' space. Clever design with the subtle
embossed background and touch of vellum.

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



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







(yes Karen again!)






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 November.

Monday, 28 October 2019

Winners post coming soon !

The Winners post is coming soon....
 
Come visit us to find out who are our Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our October challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
There is a prize to be won this time too!
 
(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 !
  
 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

The Flower Challenge #37 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 is 'CAS'.
 




So CAS means .....keep it clean and simple...one main image,lots of open space..'meaning no patterned areas' ,limited layers and embellishments, easy to create. If in doubt as always, see our DT's examples below.

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



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.

  
We have a PRIZE to give away again this month. The amazing Michele from 
CAS-ual Fridays stamps has generously agreed to give our lucky winner this month a
prize of $25 to spend in their store. All the Design Team have used CAS-ual Fridays stamps also on their cards. Michele was kind enough to supply all of our team  and our GD with her lovely stamps.

Please check out their shop and blog to see what wonderful products and inspiration they have there, you won't be disappointed !

 We also have another guest Designer this month, the amazing Tina Magnusson, do check out her blog and see her fabulous cards. 

It's also our 3rd Birthday...happy days! so here is a little banner so we can all celebrate ;)



 And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.(Do try and visit their personal blogs and leave them some comments please)


(On a break)

Bobby 
(using sponsor stamps) 

Cara
(using sponsor stamps and die)

Ericka
(using sponsors stamps)

Karen
(using sponsors stamps)

Maria
(using sponsor stamps)

Milla
(using sponsor stamps)

Rachel
(Away)

Shona
(using sponsor stamp and die)

TaeEun
(using sponsor stamp)

Vivien
(using sponsor stamps & die)


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 country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

The Flower Challenge #37 CAS

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




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

The winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge. 


Please note we have a new page on Instagram, we are now 'theflowerchallenge2'. See our link HERE and in side-bar  too ;) We noticed some people who are entering via Instagram or Flickr haven't tagged/mentioned us. Can we ask that you do that now please, our rules have been altered to reflect that also.


This month we would like to see you make a CAS (Clean & Simple) card. So one main image, lots of 'white' uncluttered space. If in doubt , as always see our DT's examples below for guidance.


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. 


We have a PRIZE to give away again this month. The amazing Michele from 
CAS-ual Fridays stamps has generously agreed to give our lucky winner this month a
prize of $25 to spend in their store. All the Design Team have used CAS-ual Fridays stamps also on their cards. Michele very kindly gave us all some of her stamps to use on our cards ;)


Please check out their shop and blog to see what wonderful products and inspiration they have there, you won't be disappointed !

We also have a new Guest Designer for October ,Tina Magnusson I am sure you will agree she makes such beautiful cards.Do check out her blog you won't be disappointed!...and leave her some comment love too.

Just realized it's also our 3rd Birthday (it came by so quickly!) so adding this little banner so we can all celebrate. We just love seeing all your gorgeous floral creations every month ;)




Guest Designer
Tina Magnusson

(using sponsor stamps)


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


(On a break)


Bobby
(using sponsor stamps and die) 

Cara
(using sponsor stamps and die)

Ericka
(using sponsor stamps)

Karen
(using sponsor stamps)

Maria
(using sponsor's stamps)

Milla
(using sponsor stamps)

Rachel
(using sponsor stamps)


Shona
(using sponsor stamps and dies)

TaeEun
(using sponsor stamp)

Vivien
(using sponsor stamps and die)


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!