Friday, 5 August 2022

The Flower Challenge #71 Circle/Circles

 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! 


So this month we would like to see you use a 'Circle' or 'Circles' on your cards, or even make a Circle card, 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.


Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Therese Calvird who is a regular Guest Designer with us here at 'The Flower Challenge'. So welcome back Therese!

 Do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such amazing cards. See her fabulous card  below and click on the link to see how she made it 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 :)





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!



Thursday, 4 August 2022

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of July 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 July challenge was


#39 Darnell

Stunning card by Darnell, beautiful flowers
and such a perfectly CAS card also!


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



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



#37 Julie B
                            
                                      Lovely peach and grey colour combo and such  gorgeous
                                                                        flower dies too.
                                            

#60 Trina
                   
                                         This was a great favourite of ours, such a clever card
                                                               and the lavender is just exquisite!

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



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

#8 Lilian

                                                                     Beautiful CAS card



                                              Love the pastel colours used here, it's a great card.


#25 Ishani

Just fabulous!


    
 Such a pretty flower spray and we loved the pierced border too.


                                                      
                                                    Great colouring on these pretty fuchsia's!


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 August.

Wednesday, 27 July 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 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



Saturday, 16 July 2022

The Flower Challenge #70 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 ! 


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.


 Our Guest Designer this month is Marcia Hill and here is a reminder of her  card below.


Guest Designer
....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 July.

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.



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!