Sunday, 27 September 2020

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 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
Do come and join us !
  
 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The Flower Challenge #48 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 September is a colour one and..






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 the colours Brown and Pink on your cards (as well as flowers of course), a white card base is allowed as always on our colour challenges as are touches of white.


We are being sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps with a $12 gift code for our winner , (approx 4 digital stamps). Such beautiful and fun digital stamps to be found there, do pay them a visit if you haven't already! All the design team have been given some of their stamps to use on their cards also.



"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations.
That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week".


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 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 Lee Ann Barrett from greytpapercrafts, do try and visit her blog if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(Reminder of her card)




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








(Away)






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 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.


Friday, 4 September 2020

The Flower Challenge #48 Colour Brown and Pink

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






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


We have a colour challenge for you this month. It's an easy one I think, if in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below! 


We are being sponsored this month by the amazing Bugaboo Stamps again, with a $12 gift code for our winner , (approx 4 digital stamps). Such beautiful and fun digital stamps to be found there, do pay them a visit if you haven't already! All the design team have been kindly given some of their stamps to use on their cards also.



"Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations.
That was ten years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week".


The Design team have all been given some of their digi stamps to use on their cards this month, see them all 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 are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Our Guest Designer this month is Lee Ann Barrett from greytpapercrafts , she makes such fabulous cards, do visit her blog if you have a minute or three.


Guest Designer
Lee Ann Barrett

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!






The Flower Challenge Winner and Showcase for August 2020

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.

As usual there were so many fabulous cards, we struggled to 
narrow them down for our showcase again. We do seem to
 agree on which we all like in the end luckily though so that helps.
 Anyway here are the ones we chose this time below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)


The winner and showcase were very popular with us all this time I am
 happy to say. We really don't like leaving anyone out though and struggle
 not to choose ALL of your amazing cards. If we could choose all of 
you we would!

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


The Winner for our August challenge was

No #30 Natasha Vacca


This was such a popular choice with us all! love the vibrant orange
poppies and the dark background which shows them off so well.
Great use of 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)

 No #9 Enna

Such a beautiful design and perfect colouring, the flowers are 
so gorgeous too! How clever you made two cards also.


No #68 Granne

We  all loved this sunny sparkly sunflower, a lovely reminder of Summer too.


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



The Honourable Mentions for this month were

No #29 Kanan Pandya


Such a glorious CAS card.

No #70 Giovana


Great design and flower and love the added ribbon too.


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 September.



Thursday, 27 August 2020

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 August 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 September
  The next challenge will start on the 4th September
Do come and join us !
  
 

  

Saturday, 15 August 2020

The Flower Challenge #47 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 August 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 ! 

So this month we would like to see some 'Sparkle' on your cards, such an easy ask I think!
See all the examples by the DT if in any doubt.



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 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 Darnell from djkardkreations , do try and visit her as you are in for a treat if you haven't already. Not only is she a very talented card maker....she is so amusing too ;) Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(Reminder of her card)



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




Cara
(Away)

Ericka
(Away)



 





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


Wednesday, 5 August 2020

The Flower Challenge #47 Add Sparkle

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





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


An easy one I think for this month. 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. 

On a sadder note today I have to report we are losing one of our original DT members Karen.
As we are such a close group in our DT (it really does feel like family) we hate to lose anyone and so we will miss her terribly.

She is such a talented card maker and good friend to us all too, Karen you will be so sadly missed. We all wish her well of course and hope she will visit us in our gallery sometimes in the future also. See Karen's last card for us below!

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 are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Our Guest Designer this month is Darnell from djkardkreations (our winner for June) I am sure most of you know the amazing Darnell, but if not  (where have you been hiding) do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards & she is so entertaining too ;)


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 :)



Bobby
 

Cara
( Away)





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!