Sunday, 16 June 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 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 .....






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 some background stamping on your cards. So maybe it's time to get out all those little unused stamps from various sets we all have but never seem to use. 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.
Do take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too.

We have a wonderful floral stamp PRIZE worth $15 this time don't forget !
Deepti Malik is our Guest Designer this month. As she also has her own stamp range she is  giving us a PRIZE for our winner this time too. See our last post for all details.



Meanwhile here is another beautiful card from Deepti ;) 





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


(On a break)

Bobby 
(using sponsor stamp)




Milla

Rachel
(Away)

Shona
(Using sponsor stamp)








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 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.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Flower Challenge #33 'Focus on Background Stamping'.

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!

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

This month we would like to see some background stamping on your cards. So maybe it's time to get out all those little unused stamps from various sets we all have but never seem to use. 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 make a note that this is the most common reason we have for not choosing cards!
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.

We have a new Guest Designer joining us for June, Deepti Malik. She is such a talented card designer and also has her own stamp range too Dee's Artsy Impressions.


Not only that Deepti has kindly said she will give us one her amazing floral stamp sets worth $15 as a PRIZE for our winner this time too! Do visit her blog, she has such beautiful cards and a wonderful stamp range too (see links above) you won't be disappointed!

Guest Designer


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 
(Away)

Bobby
(using sponsor stamp)





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!



Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Flower Challenge Prize Winners and pics for the Month of May 2019

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 Altenew 
         have been kind enough to provide a beautiful stamp set for our
winner.

  Aileen also had an Altenew stamp set to give away on her own blog.
I am pleased to say that the winner was...... Karren Johnson from
Stamping Stuff.  See all details HERE.


They have such amazing stamps/dies/stencils/inks
......the list goes on and on. We all love to use their products and please
check them out if you haven't already. Here is the stamp set 
below they are giving away to our winner.

Cross Stitch Flower Stamp set



Such a difficult job choosing cards again, so many fabulous entries
 as always.Okay without further ado here is our winner for May and the
 other amazing cards we have all chosen to be in our showcase too.


The Winner for our May challenge was


Michele Ferguson
So CAS and so beautiful too, love the all white dry embossing
and bright stand out use of colour on the letter too.
What a clever design Michele!


       Please can you 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


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



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


Such a classy card Nancy, love the colouring on your flower spray
 and fabulous embossing too.

What a beautiful card, great pastel colouring and shading on
your lovely flowers. The added pale grey string adds the 
perfect finishing touch too.


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



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

Janet Swanlady


Julie B


Mugdha


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 June.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Winners post coming soon !

The Winners post is coming soon....
 
Come visit us to find out who the Winners, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our May challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
There were prizes 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 June
  The next challenge will start on the 4th June
Do come and join us !
  
 
 

Thursday, 16 May 2019

The Flower Challenge #32 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....




Don't forget we have a PRIZE this time too!

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 some embossing on your cards. It can either be heat embossing or dry embossing as our cue card suggests. 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. PLEASE note this is one of our most frequent reasons for not choosing cards.
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.


If you missed our news on the previous post, I am also delighted to tell you we have a PRIZE for our lucky winner this month also.This is the gorgeous Cross Stitch Flower stamp set below, worth $21 USD.




Our generous sponsor for this month is the amazing Altenew! They make such fabulous  stamps/ dies/stencils,etc. Their floral stamps/dies/stencils are so beautiful. I am sure you all have some in your collection. If not please do check them out. Their card blog and scrapbooking blog have so much inspiration there too...you won't be sorry you visited ;)

Also our fabulous creator & fellow DT member Aileen from Colour & Sparkle is kindly giving away a  spare set of Altenew stamps on her own blog too. She will give it to one lucky person (living in Australia) who leaves a comment there. Please visit her lovely blog for more details.

Just a reminder that we have our February winner Enna as Guest Designer this month also. See her reminder card below. You can see all the rest of her cards on Instagram too!


Guest Designer 

 (Using sponsor dies)



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


 Aileen 
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Bobby 
(Using sponsor stamps)


Cara
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Ericka
 (Using sponsor stamps)

Karen
(Using sponsor stamps and dies)


Maria
(Using sponsor stamp)


Milla
(Using sponsor's stamps)


Rachel
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Shona
(Using sponsor stamps and dies)

TaeEun
(Using sponsor stamps and stencil)

Vivien
(Using sponsor stamps)


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