Friday, 15 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 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 for October is...'Use a Shape'. 




We are also celebrating our 5th Birthday! See our main post for all details and PRIZES.


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 add a shape on your card, any size shape will do. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt, see what our Design Team has made below.


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 prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add 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.

Our kind sponsors this month can all be found on our main post  HERE. Please visit them if you haven't already ;)  Don't forget we have 11 PRIZES to be won this month too!

Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries do try and visit her blog/Instagram if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.




Guest Designer

(A reminder of her card)




And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.
(Please try and leave them some comment love too.)














 
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 from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Monday, 4 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday



Woo hoo we are celebrating our 5th birthday this month! 


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





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

 



As you have already noticed by now, we are  happy to announce it's our 5th Birthday too! wow the time has gone so quickly. We hope all you PETALS have enjoyed taking part in all of our  FLOWER challenges over the last 5 years. We have certainly loved seeing all your glorious floral cards in our gallery!


Anyway to celebrate we are giving away not one but 11 PRIZES this month. The prizes are all listed below, they will be allocated at random to our chosen prize winners. A very big thank you goes out to all our kind sponsors (some who have sponsored us a few times already over the years) and also some of the DT are generously giving away prizes also. 

Please can I ask that you leave your country after your name below your card when entering so the DT who are giving their own prizes to countries they live in (due to postage) can allocate prizes more easily. Example  (Viv UK), thank you ;)


Happy to say that all the companies jumped at the chance to sponsor us the minute they were asked. Isn't that so lovely of them, esp. considering the terrible time they have all had with Covid etc. recently.

Do try and visit them all as they make/sell such fabulous craft goodies too ;)




We hope to see you taking part and look forward to seeing all your fabulous cards in our gallery.


Just like to say another big THANK YOU to our amazing Design Team who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes and made so many gorgeous cards over the last 5 years. I think all the girls, both older (in years on the team not age lol) and newer DT have really inspired you all each month. So a really big THANK YOU goes out to them all ;) xx


Here's to another amazing 5 years and more !!



So this month we would like to see you 'Use a Shape' on your card, any shape, any size will do, or even make a shaped card. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

All the DT will help pick our winners this time as we always do. Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge. Please remember to claim your prize within 7 days, so  check back to see who our winners are on the 3th of November and how to claim.


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  prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


The fabulous Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries is our Guest Designer this month, see her amazing card below.



Our kind sponsors for this month are in alphabetical order....




(For an Australian/NZ winner)

                                                               Colorado stamp sets





(For a UK winner)
                                              AALL & CREATE  Passion Flower stamp set


(Stamps set  worth $15)




($20 gift card)



(Three digi stamps)



(For a North American winner)

Pinkfresh 'Winterberry Background' stamp


(For a US winner)
   Clearly Besotted stamp sets


(For a US winner)

Pink Fresh Studio 'Floral Notes' stamp set



($20 Gift card - applicable to The Ton stamps, dies, inks and gilding



(For a UK winner)
                                                        Altenew Happy Together stamp set

&

Altenew Thank You die





Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes the most amazing 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 :)










Please leave your country after your name when entering your card
(See above)



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!



Sunday, 3 October 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of September 2021

  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.

It is always a difficult decision again picking our Winner and
 Showcase ! We struggled to narrow them down I assure you.

This time the top three were very close in votes.
 Anyway here are the ones we chose this time below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)


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



The Winner for our September Challenge was


No #19 Juhi

Such a gorgeous card, we all loved the superb water colouring too.


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




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


Love the beautiful bold flower and the great background design too.



 No # 32 Stef Perry

Great CAS design and such a pretty flower too.


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




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

No #6 Bonnie
So clean looking, great colouring here too.


No #22 Asa J
True CAS perfection.


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.