Thursday, 5 December 2019

The Flower Challenge #39 'Use a Die'


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! 

Wow how did it get to December already! I hope you are all getting ready for Xmas (those in the UK anyway). You are probably heading for the beach to stay cool if you live in other hotter countries ;)

Anyway we would just like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and even if you aren't celebrating it .... thank you for joining us all this past year and making our gallery look great with all your fabulous floral creations. It is much appreciated by all our team and we hope to see you all again next year with even more amazing cards ;)

So this month we would like to see you use a die on your cards. As well as the usual flowers as always ! If in any doubt refer to all the cards made by our fabulous designers. So happy to see Aileen joining us once again after a long break too ;)

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


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. 


This month we are being sponsored by Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. They are very generously giving our lucky winner an e-gift certificate for $25. Please check out their site as there are some fab crafty things to be seen there.





Our Guest Designer this month is the very talented Nancy Penir from 'artful-notions', our previous winner for March. Do check out her blog if you have a minute as she makes such amazing 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 :)



Cara
(Away)

Ericka


Milla
( Away)

Rachel



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, 4 December 2019

Prize Winner and Picks for the Month of November 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.

         We have a  PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner this
 time too, the fabulous Top Flight Stamps have agreed to give
 our winner an e-gift card worth $25.

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

Please can the winner email us with your name and full
 address 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, TP's and HM's for our November challenge were

Winner

#49
Disha
Such a pretty card, just love your gorgeous bouquet
 of flowers and how you coloured them. The Stripes
make for a pretty background too.

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



The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was

#28

Fabulous card, the black looks so classy with the
 touches of gold. That beautiful flower is just 
awesome. Love the clever added touch of your 
'spots' too.

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



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

#9

#41

#53

#58


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.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

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 November 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 December
  The next challenge will start on the 4th December
Do come and join us !
  
 

Saturday, 16 November 2019

The Flower Challenge #38 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 'Add Spots or Stripes'.

 





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 we would like to see some spots or stripes on your cards. If in doubt , as always see our DT's examples below for guidance.

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.

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

We are being sponsored by Top Flight Stamps this month. They are kindly giving our winner an e-gift card for $25. Please check out there website as they have some amazing crafty things there.

Not only that, but one of our Design Team members is also on the TFS DT and she has a 10% coupon code for you all.  Just use ERICKASTRANGE when purchasing and you will get the discount this month.
Our Guest Designer this month was our June winner Tracy from whoistracy. Do visit her blog if you haven't already as she has some gorgeous cards there. Visit our previous post to see her card.

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


( On a break)

Bobby 




Milla
(Away)

Rachel


(Away)







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 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.


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Flower Challenge #38 'Add Spots or Stripes'

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 some spots or stripes on your cards. As well as the usual flowers as always!

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

Just a quick thank you to everyone who sent us good wishes for our 3rd birthday last month. We are so happy to see all your gorgeous creations every month and hope you will keep on sharing your lovely cards with us all in the coming years ;)

We are being sponsored by Top Flight Stamps this month. They are kindly giving our winner an e-gift card for $25. Please check out there website as they have some amazing crafty things there.

Not only that, one of our Design Team members is also on the TFS DT and she  has a 10% coupon code for you all.  Just use ERICKASTRANGE when purchasing and you will get the discount this month.




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. 

Our Guest Designer this month was our June winner Tracy from whoistracy. Do visit her blog if you haven't already as she has some gorgeous cards there.

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)





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!


Monday, 4 November 2019

The Flower Challenge Prize Winner and pics for the Month of October 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.

We have a  PRIZE to give away to our lucky winner this time too, the
fabulous CAS-ual Fridays Stamps have been kind enough to 
provide us with a $25 prize.

        Not only that they have also been kind enough to provide a stamp set for
all of our Design Team and GD to use also.

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


Please can the winner email us with your name and full address
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 of our October Challenge was

No #15 Trina P

Such a beautiful CAS card, we all loved it. Lots of 'white' space and 
love the pretty pink shaded flower & pink accents too.


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




The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was



A perfect example of a CAS card and look at all that
 glorious 'white' space. Clever design with the subtle
embossed background and touch of vellum.

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



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







(yes Karen again!)






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 November.