Monday, 16 September 2019

The Flower Challenge #36 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 is .....






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

This month it's back to an easy one again and 'Anything Goes'. If in doubt, as always see our DT's examples below for guidance.

Please note we have a new page on Instagram, we are now 'theflowerchallenge2'. See our link HERE and in side-bar  too ;) We noticed some people who are entering via Instagram or Flickr haven't tagged/mentioned us. Can we ask that you do that now please, our rules have been altered to reflect that also.

Also we have two wonderful PRIZES of $25 to give away this month. A big thanks to MFT once again for sponsoring us,(do check out their website/blog for lots of great crafty stuff). They are giving away a prize each for our two chosen winners.  All our designers and also our wonderful Guest Designer Michele Ferguson have used their products on our cards.


See our main post for more info and all details. Michele is back with another fabulous card below too.

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.

Guest Designer
Michele
 (Using sponsor stamps)


And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.Please try and leave them some comment love, it is always so appreciated !

( Away)

Bobby 
 (Using sponsor stamps)

Cara
  (Using sponsor stamps)

Ericka
  (Using sponsor stamps)

Karen
(Using sponsor stamps)

Maria
(Using Sponsor's Stamps)

Milla
(Using sponsor stamps)


Rachel 
 (Using sponsor stamps)

Shona
(Using Sponsor Stamps)

TaeEun
(Using sponsor stamp)

Vivien
 (Using sponsor stamp and die)




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 country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Flower Challenge #36 'Anything Goes'

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 !

This month it's an easy one again.... 'Anything Goes', so no excuse not to take part ;)
Look at all your unused flower stamps/dies/stencils maybe (I know mine are piling up) and make a card! If in doubt or if you just want inspiration, see our DT's/GD's examples below for guidance.

Please note we have a new page on Instagram, we are now 'theflowerchallenge2'. See our link HERE and in side-bar  too ;) We noticed some people who are entering via Instagram or Flickr haven't tagged/mentioned us. Can we ask that you do that now please, our rules have been altered to reflect that also.

You will be delighted to hear we have not one but TWO wonderful PRIZES to give away this month. Huge thanks to 'My Favorite Things' for sponsoring us, they are giving away two prizes. So we will choose two winners this month! Each will receive a gift card worth $25. Do check out their website as they have amazing crafty things to be seen there !



All our designers and also our guest designer Michele Ferguson have used their products ( kindly donated from MFT) on our cards. Our guest Designer this month is the talented Michele Ferguson. I am sure you all know Michele, she is an avid FC participant, she leaves so many comments for others and makes fabulous cards of course too !

I hope you will visit her blog and leave her some comment love ;)

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.

Guest Designer
 (Using sponsor stamps)

And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team. Leave them some comment love too if possible, it means so much to us as I am sure you all know ;)


( Away)

Bobby 
 (Using sponsor stamps)


Cara
(Using sponsor stamps)


Ericka
(Using sponsor stamps)
(Using sponsor stamps)

Maria
  (Using sponsor stamps)

Milla 
(Using sponsor stamps and die)

Rachel
 (Using sponsor stamps and die)

(Using sponsor stamps)

TaeEun
(Using sponsor stamps)

Vivien
(Using sponsor stamp and die)


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 country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

The Flower Challenge Prize Winner and pics for the Month of August 2019

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.

Wow! what a difficult choice selecting our winning card and pics
were this time. So many fantabulous cards in our gallery, you 
really make it harder and harder for us each month.

After much thought we did manage it though so see below to
find out who we all chose.

         We have a  PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner this time too, 
the fabulous Michelle from Clearly Besotted has agreed to give
 our winner an e-gift card for £20.

 Look HERE  to see all of their lovely stamps/dies/stencils etc.

Please can the winner email us
so we can give you details of how to claim your prize.
Our email address is below. 

theflowerchallenge@gmail.com
viv@hodgey.com



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

The Winner and pics for our August challenge were

The Winner

Galina Filippen
Such a fabulous card, the clever masking and amazing colouring
really makes this beautiful flower spray stand out.


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



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

Such pretty, delicate looking Hydrangea flowers here, great
stamping and water colouring. We love the colour combo too.

Such vivid colours on this beautiful card. The depth you achieved
 is just amazing. Love your gorgeous flowers of course too.

We loved this beautiful floral card.Your pencil colouring
is just awesome. Love the kraft card and soft pink and white
flowers and stitched edge.

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



The Honourable Mentions for this month were
(in alphabetical order) 

Beautiful blue flower, dramatic black leaves and
that gorgeous ombre stripey background.

Such lovely poppies, great colour combo 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.

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Winners post coming soon !

The Winners post is coming soon....
 
Come visit us to find out who the Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our August challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
There is a prize to be won this time too!
 
(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 !
  
 

Friday, 16 August 2019

The Flower Challenge #35 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 is .....





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

Please note we have a new page on Instagram, we are now 'theflowerchallenge2'. See our link HERE and in side-bar  too ;)

This month we would like to see you use your favourite flowers on your cards. If in doubt, as always see our DT's examples below for guidance. We are also welcoming back as our Guest Designer this time the very talented Therese from Lostinpaper. See our main post for all details.

We are being sponsored by the lovely Michelle from Clearly Besotted and our lucky winner will receive an e-gift card worth £20. Again please see our main post for all details.


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.


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


( On a break)

Bobby 


Cara
(Using sponsor stamps)


Ericka


(Away)

Milla


Rachel
(Away)




Vivien
( Using sponsor stamps )




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 country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Monday, 5 August 2019

The Flower Challenge #35 'Use Your Favourite Flower'

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!

The winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge. 

Please note we have a new page on Instagram, we are now 'theflowerchallenge2'. See our link HERE and in side-bar  too ;)

Also 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.

This month we would like to see your favourite flowers on your cards. If in doubt, as always see our DT's examples below for guidance.
We have another PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner again this month. The lovely Michelle from Clearly Besotted is sponsoring us and giving away an e-gift card worth £20.
Michelle has some gorgeous stamps/die/stencils, do check out her website/blog if you haven't already.


Our Guest Designer for August is Therese Calvird, such a talented designer who has been our GD before. We are always happy to see her here so please give her a big welcome back. Also do visit her blog Lost in Paper and see her amazing creations and leave her some comment love too ;) 

Guest Designer


And here is some inspiration from the Design Team. (Be sure to click on the links to their blogs and leave them some comment love :)



 Aileen
  (On a break)


Cara
(using sponsor stamps)


Ericka



Milla
(using sponsor stamps)


Rachel
( Using sponsor stamps and stencil)




TaeEun
(Using sponsor stamp)


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!