Wednesday, 5 October 2022

The Flower Challenge #73 Use a Sentiment & 6th Birthday

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




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 6th Birthday too, ...the years fly by so fast don't they! Do join in and help us celebrate 6 amazing years of seeing all your fabulous cards in our gallery. 

We have lots of PRIZES for our lucky winners this month too, see list below. They will all be allocated on a random bases. As usual we will choose one person to be our overall winner but all winners will get prizes.







I must mention all the beautiful cards made by our talented Design Team who have been such a great source of inspiration to you all over the last six years I know.  A very big Thank You to you all ;)


So this month we would like to see you 'Use a Sentiment' on your cards, 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 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.


Here is a list of the fabulous PRIZES we are giving away this month as it is our 6th Birthday! Our fearless leader (Chief Petal) Aileen is also generously giving away some stencil sets and stamps too.






Gift card worth £15




Stencil sets










 




Stamp set plus another mystery crafty surprise gift !








A couple of sets of her amazing colouring panels,
see her blog for more details!









$20 gift code for digital stamps






(via Aileen)























For our Guest Designer this month we are welcoming back the fabulous Emily Midgett. Emily is also giving us some of her fabulous colouring sets as a prize too. 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 :)



















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 October 2022

The Flower Challenge Winner & Picks for the Month of September 2022

                                               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 our September challenge was



#33 Enna


Gorgeous card by Enna here, love the dramatic black with the pretty floral spray
and the glorious added sparkle too!



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



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


#4 Birgit

Beautiful and delicate pastel flowers, the glittery
edged geraniums look just perfect.


#14 Bonnie
                                  We loved the black and white contrast on this beautiful card,
                                         and all the fabulous sparkle on that superb flower too.

                                              
                                        Such a cup full of fabulous pastel flowers here, makes
                                               it   such a happy looking card also.


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




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

 
                                         Pretty bold flowers and love the sparkly sentiment too.


                                     Love that the flower takes centre stage and all the clever
                                                 embossing and sparkle from the gems 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 October.

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Winning Post Coming Soon

                                                        The Winners post is coming soon....

 
Come visit us to find out who our Winner was and who
 made it to our showcase for our September 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 October
  The next challenge will start on the 4th October



Friday, 16 September 2022

The Flower Challenge #72 Add Sparkle Reminder

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

which 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 our theme is 'Add Sparkle', such an easy one! 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 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 Donna Mikasa and here is a reminder of her card below.




Guest Designer

(pic of their card)



...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 September.

For exact time that the challenge closes in your
country  go to the link and see the time there
 as it varies country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.