Tuesday, 5 July 2022

The Flower Challenge #70 CAS

 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 you make a CAS card card, (a simple card with lots of 'white' space, with few layers or embellishments), 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 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.


Some DT news also, our fabulous team members Jyoti and Dhruvika are leaving us I am sad to report. I think sometimes life just gets in the way......anyway really sorry to see them leave us and I am sure you all wish them well in the future. All the team will miss them both I know ......and their beautiful cards of course too.

Happy to say we are welcoming two new DT members this month, the amazing SathyaKala  Sankaran and the equally amazing Nancy Penir. I know you will all give them a big welcome and I am sure they will both inspire us all with their fabulous creations each month.

See their first  beautiful cards for our challenge as DT below ;)


Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Marcia Hill  who was one of our Top Picks for May and also regularly enters her cards in our challenges too. Do check out her blog/Instagram 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 :)















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 July 2022

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of June 2022

                                                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 June challenge was





Such a gorgeous card, we loved the
clever use of embossing and pretty flower spray.


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




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



No #7 Bonnie


Gorgeous display of pretty wild flowers here, Bonnie nailed 
the blue and yellow colour theme so well  too.


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



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


No #12 Trina 


Such stunning daisies and the clever background fits in so well too.


No #13 Donna Mikasa


Such a beautiful card, we loved the shape and the 
clever use of embossing and pretty flower spray.



                                             
                                       These gorgeous yellow flowers almost leap off the page!
                                    the navy blue leaves and sentiment complete the card so well 
                                                  and fit in with our colour theme of course 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 July.

Monday, 27 June 2022

Winners post coming soon !

                                                       The Winners post is coming soon....

 
Come visit us to find out who our Winner was and who
 made it to our showcase for our June 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 July
  The next challenge will start on the 4th July.





Thursday, 16 June 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 Reminder

 Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current  challenge

which is....






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 have a Colour challenge for you and thinking of Ukraine once more we decided to choose  'Blue & Yellow' with Flowers as the main image as always, see what our design team have made below as an example.

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 fabulous Nancy Penir and here is a reminder of her  card below.



Guest Designer
...and here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.
( leave them some comment love if you have time) 






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

For exact time that the challenge closes in your
country  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 June 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 Colour Blue & Yellow

 Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for June 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 it's a Colour challenge we would like to see you use 'Blue & Yellow' on your cards, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

We were planning to use other colours but have changed it to Blue & Yellow to show our support for Ukraine once more. We are still displaying our blue heart with the sunny sunflower also.

To clarify things further, you are allowed to use green for leaves and small amounts of black or white for sentiments etc. Just make sure you use enough of the main colour theme on your cards. 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 alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.



Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Nancy Penir who was also our winner for February. Do check out her blog/Instagram 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 :)


















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!