Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Flower Challenge #12 Reminder


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

                                                                           
                                      It would be great if you could add our cue card above
                                        (or the grid one below) when entering our challenge.
                                                      Of course most of all....have fun!
                                                         

                       Don't forget to come back next month for our Blogaversary surprises too.
                          
 Here is our grid again as a reminder, you can choose any line.
 Either across, vertical or diagonal as long as you choose the 
 three elements there.
                                       
                                                                         


                                   Please also remember to use your floral images and they must
                                            be the MAIN feature on your card. See our challenge
                                                        rules in the tab above for more details.
                                                       
     and here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.

                                                                       
                                (Away)                                

Cara

Cara has used (White, Die-cuts, Colour Blue)
Karen has used (Gems ,Watercolour, CAS)

Maria has used (Embossing, Water colour, Colour Blue)

Ruth

Ruth has used (White, Die-cuts, Colour Blue)

Shona


Shona has used (Embossing, Water colour, Colour Blue)

TaeEun

Tae-Eun has used (Embossing, Water colour, Colour Blue)


Vivien has used (Gems, Water colour, CAS)


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

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.


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Flower Challenge #12 Tic-Tac-Toe

                                                                           
Welcome to The Flower Challenge!

This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 

Wow next month can you believe it's our Blogaversary! Yes we
have been going for a year already. We have so many surprises 
for you all too,a new look blog, lots of prizes.....Guest Designers ;)

So make sure to visit us next month to see what we have planned !
                                   
Meanwhile onto our next challenge and.....

      Our challenge for September is  ........

                                                                   

                                                       
   It would be great if you could add our cue card above when
     entering our challenge.Or use the grid one below.
      Of course most of all....have fun!
                          
   Ok here is the grid for the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.
     All you have to do is choose any line and make a card 
       using those three elements.

      You can choose a line across or diagonally. 
      See what our design team have chosen to use too. 
Please say which three elements you have used.

                                                                       
                         
Please also remember to use your floral stamps/dies/stencils
      and flowers must be the Main image on your card.   


 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

Aileen has used (White, Die-cuts, Blue)

Cara has used (Gems, Watercolour, CAS)




Karen has used (Sentiment, Watercolor, White)

 
Maria has used (Embossing, Distress inks, Sentiment)

Ruth has used (Gems, Watercolour, CAS)

Shona


Shona has used (Distress inks, Watercolour, Die-cuts.)


TaeEun

Tae-Eun has used (Distress inks, Watercolour, Die-cuts)



Vivien has used ( Embossing, Watercolour, Colour Blue)

                                                     

The challenge closes on the 25th of the month at 5pm, but we'll be back on the 15th with some more inspiration!    We will announce our challenge winners the day before the start of the next Challenge.  Have fun crafting!


                                                                      
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Monday, 4 September 2017

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of August'

                                                                            
Hi everyone. It's been another very busy month here at
 'The Flower Challenge'
and we are so happy to see so many people joining us in 
 our 11th challenge.

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.


 This month we have not one but two joint Winners!
(we just couldn't choose between them)
 lots of Top Picks and no Honourable Mentions this time.

 The Joint Winners for this month are 
(in order of entry)
  
 
All of these blues are stunning and love how you
just stamped over the top of each image.      

Stef Perry

Love the dramatic black and metallic, great placement too.


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


                                                               


                                                                
The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are
  (in order of entry)


The brilliant colours of the flowers against the black is
stunning. You did so well with the soft white pencil
 colouring.

So bright and cheerful, love the bright colours & clever 
background stamping.


Such beautiful flowers and stamping, great colour
 combo too.


Beautiful colouring again and such clever stamping
here.

Flo

Beautiful colouring here and a very eye catching look.



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


 
  

     There were no Honourable Mentions chosen this time.
       


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 September.








                     


Monday, 28 August 2017

Winners post coming soon

                                                                           
The Winners post is coming soon.... 
 
Come visit us to find out who the Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our August challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd Septemeber
  The next challenge will start on the 4th September
  We hope you will join us once again
and show us your beautiful floral creations ;)
 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 Reminder

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

                                                          
                              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 want to see you do some background stamping on your cards.
Please see the Design Team cards for guidance.



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


Aileen



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

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.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 Focus on Background Stamping

                                                   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!
                         

                                 This month we would like to see you use some background
                               stamping on your cards. See what our Design Team have done
                              as examples to guide you. Please don't forget to use your Florals
                                                       as always and as the MAIN feature.


                                    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 :)
                                
                                 


                                                         

The challenge closes on the 25th of the month at 5pm, but we'll be back on the 15th with some more inspiration!    We will announce our challenge winners the day before the start of the next Challenge.  Have fun crafting!


  

Friday, 4 August 2017

Picks for The Month of July

                                                                                 
Hi everyone. 

  It's been another very busy month here at 'The Flower Challenge' and we 
are so happy to see so many people joining us in our 10th challenge.

   
                                      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 this month is 
                                                     
                                                                              Gwendolyn

                            We all loved this bright and beautiful card, well done Gwendolyn!


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


                                                                    


                                                                   
The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are
 (in no particular order)


                    Such a pretty colour choice and we loved the gorgeous flowers and embossing.


                                                                           Julie G

  
                        Such beautiful flowers and embossing and  a wonderful verse too.

                                                                         Rutuja
                                                                   
                Such a pretty card, we loved the delicate colouring on the flowers and overall design.


                                                                          Vicki

                  These lovely bright flowers almost jumped off the page, great colouring here too.

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


 
  

     The Honourable Mention chosen by the Design Team is


                          We were all just blown away with this clever card.The flowers were
                          stamped in black on gold foil, then clear embossed....amazing detail !


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.