Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The Flower Challenge #57 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 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 ! 

 So this month we would like to see you make a 'CAS' card, a clean and simple card in other words with minimal layers and white space areas on your card. 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 prize 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 sponsor this month is the fabulous Joy Clair Designs, please visit them if you haven't already ;) more details on our last post.


Our Guest Designer this month is the talented  Rachel from rachelalvaradodesigns 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.)


(Sponsor stamp used)





(Sponsor stamp used)




(Sponsor stamp used)


(Sponsor stamp used)


(Sponsor stamp used)


(Sponsor stamp used)



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 from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The Flower Challenge Subscribing to our Blog

 Hi everyone,

We have a little announcement to make....

As you all have probably read by now, Feedburner will no longer be managing email subscriptions from July. This means that if you normally receive our posts through email, this feature will no longer be available to you.



If you'd still like to receive our posts there are two other options...

1) follow us through Bloglovin (link in the sidebar to the right at the top), or

2) sign up as a blog follower (in the sidebar).

You can also just choose to follow us on Instagram or Facebook of course.

(see option in sidebar).



We would like to thank you all for following us for the past few years. We are so grateful to have so many lovely followers and really do appreciate each and every one of you.

Thank you all again for choosing to follow us ;)

Viv (DT Admin) xx



Friday, 4 June 2021

The Flower Challenge #57 CAS

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!

So this month we would like to see you make a 'CAS' card, a clean and simple card in other words with minimal layers and white space areas on your card. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.


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

Our kind sponsor for this month is the amazing Joy Clair Designs, giving our lucky winner 3 digital stamp sets of their choice, up to the value of $25 from their store. Try and pay them a visit as they have such beautiful stamps too. The design team have been given some of their digi stamps to use also (see below our names for info).

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Rachel Alvarado from rachelalvaradodesigns.com, do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous 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 :)


(Using Sponsors Image)





( Sponsor stamp used)


Sponsor stamp used




Using sponsor's image.


Michele
(Away)

( Sponsor stamp used )


( Sponsor stamp used)



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, 3 June 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of May 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  always struggle to narrow them down I assure you.

This month we all mostly chose different cards it seems, luckily we
 agreed on these top three though. I hope you agree with our choices ;)


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



The Winner for our May Challenge was




Love all the different pretty pastel flowers and design of the whole card.
Just gorgeous Kailash, congratulations!



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




The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was

 
 #66 Mervi


What a stunning rose, so perfectly coloured too.
Love the mosaic background, it sets off the beautiful rose so well.




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




The Honourable Mention for this month was



Such a beautiful Peony flower, loving the blue and
the fabulous CAS design of it all also.


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.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

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 May challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
(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

 

Saturday, 15 May 2021

The Flower Challenge #56 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 May is





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 'Use Your Favourite Flower' on your card. 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 prize sometimes 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 Guest Designer this month is the talented Bozena (our November winner) from Artcardbox do try and visit her blog if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is another of her amazing cards she made for us this month.  



Guest Designer


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


                       

                                  








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 from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

The Flower Challenge #56 'Use Your Favourite Flower'

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





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 'Use Your Favourite Flower'' on your cards. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.


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 a prize sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Bozena (our November winner) over at Artcardbox do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous 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 :)







Vivien


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!