Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Flower Challenge #25 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 'Add Sparkle'.






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

It's also our 2nd Birthday and we are celebrating by giving away prizes this time too.
The lucky winner will get a $20 gift certificate from Top Flight Stamps and we will also choose one person at random from all of our entries who will get two stamp sets, a die and a stencil ! See main post for more details.






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.

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



Cara
(Away)


Ericka








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

Friday, 5 October 2018

The Flower Challenge #25 'Add Sparkle'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for October is 'Add Sparkle'.

So we would like to see something sparkly/ shiny/ shimmery on your card....glitter, sequins, gems etc. That should be another easy one I think. See our DT's examples below if in doubt. Read on for lots more surprises this month too!






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

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


We are also celebrating today as it's our 2nd birthday too! ...we all can't believe it's been two years already....how time flies! Thank you to everyone who has taken part in our challenges over the last two years. Also thanks to our amazing design team who have inspired everyone with their awesome cards.






As a surprise for our Winner this month we have a great prize to give away.
Donna Bowman from Top Flight Stamps has kindly agreed to donate a $20 gift certficate to our winning entry.  Such beautiful stamps etc. on her website,.... do check it out !
We will also be offering our winner a Guest Design spot too.




Also we have three lovely stamp sets, a die and a stencil to give away thanks to the generosity of our amazing team members, (see pic below). We will be giving away our other prizes to ONE lucky entry picked at random. So get making your cards for a chance to win this month ;)





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.



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 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 October 2018

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of September' and Prize Winner!

                    
   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 are very lucky to have a prize for the winning card!
 Michele from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has kindly agreed to donate
 a prize for our winner.
The winning entry will receive a voucher for $25, so they
 can buy whatever they like.


       IMPORTANT
         (Please remember to claim your prize within a week or the
         prize will be given to our next winner in the list.)
       Please can the winner email us with your name and full address
      so we can give you details of how to claim your prize.
Our email address is below

theflowerchallenge@gmail.com



The  Prize Winner for our September challenge was




Claire
We all loved the beautifully coloured sweet peas.
Such a superb CAS design too !

(Many congratulations Claire, please email us to claim
 your prize, all details above.)


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



The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was


Amazing attention to detail here and such delicate
 water colouring 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 October.