Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 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....




Don't forget we have a PRIZE this time too!

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


This month we would like to see some embossing on your cards. It can either be heat embossing or dry embossing as our cue card suggests. 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. PLEASE note this is one of our most frequent reasons for not choosing cards.
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.


If you missed our news on the previous post, I am also delighted to tell you we have a PRIZE for our lucky winner this month also.This is the gorgeous Cross Stitch Flower stamp set below, worth $21 USD.




Our generous sponsor for this month is the amazing Altenew! They make such fabulous  stamps/ dies/stencils,etc. Their floral stamps/dies/stencils are so beautiful. I am sure you all have some in your collection. If not please do check them out. Their card blog and scrapbooking blog have so much inspiration there too...you won't be sorry you visited ;)

Also our fabulous creator & fellow DT member Aileen from Colour & Sparkle is kindly giving away a  spare set of Altenew stamps on her own blog too. She will give it to one lucky person (living in Australia) who leaves a comment there. Please visit her lovely blog for more details.

Just a reminder that we have our February winner Enna as Guest Designer this month also. See her reminder card below. You can see all the rest of her cards on Instagram too!


Guest Designer 

 (Using sponsor dies)



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


 Aileen 
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Bobby 
(Using sponsor stamps)


Cara
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Ericka
 (Using sponsor stamps)

Karen
(Using sponsor stamps and dies)


Maria
(Using sponsor stamp)


Milla
(Using sponsor's stamps)


Rachel
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Shona
(Using sponsor stamps and dies)

TaeEun
(Using sponsor stamps and stencil)

Vivien
(Using sponsor stamps)


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

Sunday, 5 May 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 'Embossing (Heat/Dry)'.

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

We have a PRIZES to be won this time too...see below for more details !

This month we would like to see some embossing on your cards. It can either be heat embossing or dry embossing as our cue card suggests. 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 SIX other challenges allowed as well as our own.PLEASE note this is one of our most frequent reasons for not choosing cards.
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. 

Blog News 

We are going to have more Guest Designers and more prizes this year also. Some very well known card designers have already jumped at the chance to join us as GD's I am very happy to say ;)

More news, I am also delighted to tell you we have a PRIZE for our lucky winner this month also. (Aileen is doing a give away too, see below for more details).


Our generous sponsor for this month is the amazing Altenew
 

They are giving away this gorgeous Cross Stitch Flower stamp set below , worth $21 USD  to our lucky winner. So get making your cards to be in with a chance to win ;)
 


They make such fabulous  stamps/ dies/stencils,etc. Their floral stamps and dies in particular are so beautiful, I am sure you all have some in your collection. If not please do check them out. 

Their card blog and scrapbooking blog have so much inspiration there too...you won't be sorry you visited ;)

Also our fabulous creator & fellow DT member Aileen from Colour & Sparkle is kindly giving away a  spare set of Altenew stamps on her own blog too. She will give it to one lucky person (living in Australia or New Zealand) who leaves a comment there. Please visit her lovely blog for more details.

We also have a new Guest Designer for May , Enna who was our winner for February. I am sure you will agree she makes such beautiful cards. She doesn't have a blog, but do check out all her cards on Instagram !
                                              
                                          Guest Designer                                          

Enna
(Using sponsor stamps)
Such a beautiful card Enna ;)


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 
(Using Sponsor's stamp)



Bobby 
(Using sponsor's stamps)



Cara
(Using sponsor stamps)


Ericka
(Using sponsor's stamps)


Karen
 (Using sponsor's stamps)


Maria
(Using sponsor's stamp set)


Milla
 (Using sponsor's stamps and dies)


Rachel
 (Using sponsor stamps and dies)


Shona
 (Using sponsor stamps)


TaeEun
(Using sponsor dies)


Vivien
(Using sponsor stamps)




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, 4 May 2019

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of April 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.
  

The Winner for our April challenge was


We loved this colour combo, the flowers are so beautifully coloured too
 and that base with the weave look so eye catching also.


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



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

We loved these delicate flowers, so pretty...and that faux
 wood background panel and tiny flower print paper balance it so well.


Sue
Such detail on these gorgeous flowers and the stunning
 background really caught our eye.

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



The Honourable Mentions for this month were
(in alphabetical order)








Enna 




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 May.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Winners post coming soon !

The Winners post is coming soon....
 
Come visit us to find out who the Winners, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our April challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
(We are also on Facebook and Instagram too, see link in side bar.)
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd May
  The next challenge will start on the 4th May
Do come and join us !
  
...pssst! there is PRIZE next time too ;)
 
 
 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Flower Challenge #31 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder. This month we want you to use our 'sketch' as inspiration on your cards.







Sketch #2


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

So for this challenge we want you to use this sketch as inspiration on your card. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when creating your card.But we would like to see the sketch recognizable on your cards. If in doubt as always see our DT's examples below.

We notice there are not as many entries this time, so if you are struggling with this sketch.
Can I just suggest you just take two spare pieces of card (left over from other projects,patterned, embossed or just plain) and then add three flowers....simples ;)


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.

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 April. 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.