Sunday, 4 April 2021

The Flower Challenge #55 Pretty Pastels

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




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

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter too!

So this month we would like to see you add some 'Pretty Pastels'' 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 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 this month is  Varadasharma.com with a gift code of $10 for digital stamps in their shop.
They have also provided some of the team with some digital stamps to use also, see below for who has used them. Check out their shop as they have some amazing digi's there.

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Keia from 'confessionsofapaperholic' who was also our winner for December. 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  free image)






Ericka
(Away)

(Using Sponsor's free image)


(Using Sponsor's free image)


(Using Sponsor's Image.)





(Using Sponsor's image)



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!






Saturday, 3 April 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the month of March 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.


Our Winner this month gets a $10 gift code for 'Beccy's Place'.
 Please email us at viv @hodgey.com to claim your prize!

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


No #9 Enna

Wow what an amazing card Enna! the most fabulous colouring
and love all the clever shading 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 #6 Laurie
So beautiful and what a great reminder of Spring too!


No #37 Cat
All those gorgeous flowers on one card, such a clever design.


No #35 Sue
Fabulous subtle shading on these pretty flowers.


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




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


No #39 Caroline
Bright and beautiful card, we all loved it.


Great use of colour and design  here.


Love the two flower sprays either side, great shading 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 April.

 

Saturday, 27 March 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 March 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 April
  The next challenge will start on the 4th April

 


Monday, 15 March 2021

The Flower Challenge #54 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 March 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 some 'Shades of Purple' on your card, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. . To clarify things further, a white/kraft/grey/black  neutral card base is always allowed as is a small amount of green for leaves etc., also neutral colours like black, white, grey in small amounts are allowed too, just make sure you use enough of the main colour theme, HTH. 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.

Sadly Milla is leaving us as she is swamped with her studies etc. We are also welcoming a new Design Team member  Michele Ferguson from 'icardeveryone' ;)

See our earlier post for details of a prize we have on offer this time too. 'Beccy's Place'  are giving our winner a $10 gift code for digital stamps from her online shop.


Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Colleen from 'Irishrosecreations' 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.
(Try and leave them some comment love if you have time too please)







Cara
(Away)
(Away)

(Away)





(Using freebie sponsor stamps)





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

Thursday, 4 March 2021

The Flower Challenge #54 Colour 'Shades of Purple'.

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for March 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 'Shades of Purple' on your cards, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. To clarify things further, a white/kraft/grey/black neutral card base is always allowed as is a small amount of green for leaves etc., also neutral colours like black, white, grey in small amounts are allowed too, just make sure you use enough of the main colour theme, HTH. 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.


We have yet more design team news again for you this month! Sad to say that Milla is leaving us now as she is so swamped with her studies etc. just now. All the team wish her well and we hope she will visit us in our gallery when she is able ;)

We have some good news too! The amazing Michele Ferguson from 'icardeveryone' is joining our little team. She makes such fabulous cards, I am sure you will all give her a very big welcome too ;)

Also happy to say that we have Beccy's Place as our kind sponsor this month with a prize of  a $10 AU gift code voucher to be redeemed for any digital stamps in her online shop www.beccysplace.com. Beccy has also provided digi stamps to our team, see below for details above our cards.

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Colleen from 'irishrosecreations' 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 :)


( Sponsor freebie stamp used)






Cara
( Away)
(Sponsor stamp used)


(Sponsor stamp used)



(Sponsor stamp used)


(Sponsor stamp used)


[Sponsor freebie used]



(Sponsor stamp used)



(Sponsor freebie 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!






Wednesday, 3 March 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of February 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.

As always it was a VERY difficult decision again picking our Winner and
 Showcase ! We  really struggled to narrow them down again.

 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 February Challenge was



No #41 Esther


Such a bright and cheerful card Esther, we all loved this one!



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




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


No #23 Kailash


Such a great design and we loved the soft colouring too.

No 54 Gayarti 


Perfect shading on the flowers here, well done !

No #68 Stef Perry


Such bright and beautiful flowers here, love the subtle shading too!



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




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

No #26 Hannelie


The pink marbling makes a gorgeous frame for your pretty bouquet.



Stunning roses and arranged so beautifully 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 March.