Thursday, 16 January 2020

The Flower Challenge #40 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 'Shaped cards'.






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 you make shaped cards. Maybe something a bit different to your usual rectangles, but any will do as long as it's a shape....and you add the usual flowers of course ;) 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.


Our Guest Designer this month is the very talented Alex Syberia, not only does she design fabulous digital stamps she also makes amazing cards too. Visit our last post to see her GD card.


As well as being our GD this month Alex is also our sponsor too. She makes such beautiful digital images, esp. flowers which we all just adore. She is very generously giving our lucky winner two of her lovely digital images as a prize. Please check out her site as there are some wonderful digital images to be seen there. She is also on Instagram too see link here.





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


 Aileen 
(Using sponsor image)

Bobby 
(Using sponsor image)

Cara
(Away)

Ericka
 (Using sponsor image)

Karen
(Using sponsor image)


Milla
(Away)

Rachel
 (Using sponsor image)

Shona
(Using sponsor image)

TaeEun
(Using sponsor image)

(Using sponsor image)



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

The Flower Challenge #40 Shaped Cards

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




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

Welcome to another year of fun here at The Flower Challenge! We all look forward to seeing
more of your fabulous floral creations during this next year. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too ;)

So this month we would like to see you make shaped cards, think of something different to your usual rectangles...but any will do as long as it's a shape! As well as the usual flowers as always of course !

If in any doubt see what our Design Team have made below to guide you.

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


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. 


This month we are being sponsored by Alex Syberia, she designs such fabulous digi images. Do check them out if you haven't already. I only discovered her recently but have been blown away just how talented she is and what glorious flowers she designs too!




She has kindly agreed to give our lucky winner two of her lovely digital images.

All the Design Team have been given some of her beautiful digital images to use on our cards, see them below. The whole team have done an amazing job of colouring them too, I'm sure you will agree!



Our Guest Designer this month is the very talented Alex Syberia. She has agreed to be our GD this month as well as sponsoring us too! Do check her out on Instagram HERE if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.

Guest Designer 
Alex Syberia
(Using her own digital image)



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 :)


 Aileen
(Using sponsor image)
 


Bobby 
(Using sponsor image)



Cara
 (Using sponsor image)


Ericka
(Using sponsor image)


Karen
(Using sponsor image)


(Away)

Milla
(Away)

Rachel
  (Using sponsor image)





 (Using sponsor image)


Vivien
 (Using sponsor image)


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 January 2020

Best DT cards of 2019

Hi there, just a little extra post today! We are sharing all of the Design Team's favourite four Flower Challenge cards from last year. 

The whole team has worked so hard and made so many wonderful cards throughout the year. We hope you will enjoy seeing them all again and that they give you more inspiration to join us this year ;)

















Much Love
The Flower Challenge Team
xx


Prize Winner and Picks for the Month of December 2019

Here's hoping you all had a fabulous Christmas, got lots of 
crafty presents and didn't eat too many Xmas goodies!

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 Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps have agreed to give
 our winner an e-gift certificate for $25 to be spent on stamps.

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


Please can the Winner email us so we can give you
 details of how to claim your prize.
Our email address is below. 


theflowerchallenge@gmail.com
or 
viv@hodgey.com



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


The Winner for our December challenge was

 #33 Katrin from Papierkunst

Such a stand-out CAS card with the vibrant looking alcohol
 inked poinsettia flower and the beautiful grey background.
This card was a top favourite with all the girls!


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



The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was


Another stunning card from Viv! That fabulous red flower
is so amazing it almost jumps off the page. The clever soft 
background is a perfect foil for it too.


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



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












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 January.

Saturday, 28 December 2019

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 December 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 January
  The next challenge will start on the 4th January
Do come and join us !
  
 

Monday, 16 December 2019

The Flower Challenge #39 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 'Use a Die'.






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 you use a die on your cards. 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.


Our Guest Designer this month is the very talented Nancy Penir from artful-notions, do try and visit her blog as you are in for a treat if you haven't already.

We hope you all find a little time to make a card and join in our challenge. We know you are all probably busy with Christmas (those who celebrate it) but we just love seeing all your cards....so take a break from Xmas and make a quick card ....who knows...you may win a prize too ;)

We are being sponsored by Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps this time. They are very generously giving our lucky winner an e-gift certificate for $25. Please check out their site as there are some fab crafty things to be seen there.

Don't forget if you participate in the challenge using one of the flowers from their shop (link above) tag them using #crackerboxandsuzystamps and you will be eligible for 35% off on any of the flowers in the shop.


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




Cara
(Away)

Ericka


(Away)


Milla
( Away)

Rachel







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

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.