Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The Flower Challenge #47 Add Sparkle

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





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


An easy one I think for this month. 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. 

On a sadder note today I have to report we are losing one of our original DT members Karen.
As we are such a close group in our DT (it really does feel like family) we hate to lose anyone and so we will miss her terribly.

She is such a talented card maker and good friend to us all too, Karen you will be so sadly missed. We all wish her well of course and hope she will visit us in our gallery sometimes in the future also. See Karen's last card for us below!

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 are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Our Guest Designer this month is Darnell from djkardkreations (our winner for June) I am sure most of you know the amazing Darnell, but if not  (where have you been hiding) do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards & she is so entertaining too ;)


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 :)



Bobby
 

Cara
( Away)





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!






Tuesday, 4 August 2020

The Flower Challenge Winner and Showcase for July 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.

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 ;)

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


The Winner for our July challenge was



 No #66 
Sathya

Such a gorgeous card Sathya! The beautiful flowers looks so real.
Great stamping and colouring too, such a popular winner with us all.


 Congratulations




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


 No #29 
Stunning CAS card, loving the blue and yellow colour combo.
The shading is so clever too.


 No # 82 
Amazing background detail, we loved the beautiful flower/leaves and
overall design of this card too.



Congratulations



The Honourable Mentions for this month were

(In order of entry)



 No # 33 
Stunning rose and shading!



No #97 
Perfect stamping and colouring, love the Magnolia!



Congratulations



Congratulations to all of you and don't forget to grab your badge.
Thank you for joining us and helping to create a stunning ga
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 August.

Sunday, 26 July 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 July 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 August
  The next challenge will start on the 4th August
Do come and join us !
  
 

Thursday, 16 July 2020

The Flower Challenge #46 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 'Summer/Winter'.







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 reference to Summer or Winter on your cards. As we are a global Design Team and so many of our entries are world wide too it's most likely either Summer or Winter where you are atm. 

So you could choose Summer or Winter flowers or just go with Summer or Winter colours for example. Just make sure to use flowers as always of course!


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 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 Mac Mable from thesweetestofpeas  do try and visit her   as you are in for a treat if you haven't already. Here is a reminder of her GD card.



Guest Designer



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





Cara
( Away)

Ericka


(Away)






You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th July. 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, 5 July 2020

The Flower Challenge #46 Summer/ Winter

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for July 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 reference to Summer or Winter on your cards. As we are a global Design Team and so many of our entries are world wide too it's most likely either Summer or Winter where you are atm. 

So you could choose Summer or Winter flowers or just go with Summer or Winter colours for example. Just make sure to use flowers as always of course!


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 a prize sometimes 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 Mac Mable from thesweetestofpeas. Do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous 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 :)





Cara
( Away)

Ericka





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!




Saturday, 4 July 2020

Flower Challenge Winner & Showcase for the Month of June 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.

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.

 This time the top two were so very close! 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 June challenge was

 No #26 Darnell


 Many congratulations Darnell, a very worthy winner!
Just love the gorgeous flowers and your excellent colouring too.


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




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



Such an elegant CAS card, great design and
colour choices too, well done!



Such a beautiful CAS design here, loving the pretty pink
 shading on the flower too.




Such an elegant CAS card, great design and
colour choices too, well done!



Such a clever design here, the navy and grey look
divine and the pretty borders complete it so beautifully too.



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



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















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 July.