Saturday, 4 December 2021

The Flower Challenge #63 Christmas

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





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

All the Design Team would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas (those who are celebrating it) and we hope you all have a fabulous time with your family & friends. 

So this month we would like to see you make a Christmas card, as well as adding the usual FLOWERS of course too. I know you have probably made a lot of your Xmas cards already but maybe make a few more 'special' ones for the special people in your life. Or just keep them for next year ;)

 If in any doubt what to make 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 Stef Perry who was also our winner for July. 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!


Friday, 3 December 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of November 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 struggled yet again to narrow them down I assure you.

This time all of the cards we chose were very close in votes.
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 November Challenge was




Such a gorgeous card Jenny, we all loved the amazing colouring on that beautiful flower.


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




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


No #5 Milla

Such a stunning card by Milla, great design and blending of colours too.



 No #33 Helen

Great card with the clever black and white leaves on the background,
and such a pretty flower here too.



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




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

No #6 Robyn

We loved the soft colour combo and all those pretty leaves and flowers too.



No #24 Ishani

Gorgeous big bloom here and again a great design here too.



No #38 Toni
Amazing flower stamp and such pretty soft colouring of it all 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 December

Sunday, 28 November 2021

                                                       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 November 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 December
  The next challenge will start on the 4th December

 

Monday, 15 November 2021

The Flower Challenge #62 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 we would like to see you 'Add Leaves' to your card, easy peasy! As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt, see what the 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 prizes 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
Dhruvika Raj and here is a reminder of her card below.


Guest Designer





 Here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team. 
(Leave them some comment love if you have a minute)





You still have time to add your card. 
Click HERE to submit an entry to our challenge. 

The challenge closes on 25th November
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.



Thursday, 4 November 2021

The Flower Challenge #62 'Add Leaves'

 Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for November 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 add some leaves 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!

To clarify things ........ 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.



Sorry to say we are losing one of our Team members Loll. She has been such an inspiration to us all and to you I am sure also. She will be missed by us all! We will still follow her card making on her blog though , happy crafting Loll ;)


Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Dhruvika Raj  who was also our winner for April. 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 :)













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!


Wednesday, 3 November 2021

The Flower Challenge Prize Winners for the Month of October 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, this month we
 had ELEVEN PRIZES to give away to our ELEVEN lucky winners.
 This was to celebrate our 5th Birthday !


 So all  the DT have been asked to pick out ELEVEN winning cards that
 stand out to them and why. 
    The cards getting the most votes are posted on our Prize Winners
 post below.


Please email us at 
theflowerchallenge2@gmail.com 
 (don't forget the 2 at the end) within 7 days
to claim your prize. Otherwise it will be allocated to someone else.

See our October post for a list of all the prizes HERE
All the prizes will be allocated on a random basis.
The ones given by our DT will be allocated by country, 
after we have all made our winners selection.   

 
So many fabulous entries this time, it was so hard to pick just eleven
winners, but in the end we did.

 Here are the ones we chose this time, see them below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)

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




The Winners for our October challenge were



It was a VERY close vote for our overall winner this time,
all the other winners were very close in votes also!


This card got the most votes, so is our overall WINNER this month.
(See above for how to claim your prizes)


Amazing card and such a great shape , beautiful design
 and we loved the clever colouring and shading too.  


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


Here are all of our other Prize Winners,
well done all amazing cards!

(Listed in order of entry)





No #11 Lisa Elton


No #16 Helen


No #23 Julie B


No #29 Arlene R



No #44 Joslyn 


No #47 Trina P


No #65 Bonnie


No #76 Shawna


  No#79 Pauline C



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






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 November.