Wednesday 16 November 2016

The Flower Challenge #2 Reminder

 Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. 
It's the midway point in our current  challenge:

(Any Special Occasion to you)
using your floral images,
and here is some more wonderful inspiration
 from our design team. 



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 try going to the link and seeing
the time there as it varies from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Saturday 5 November 2016

The Flower Challenge #2 Theme 'Occasion'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge!  
If you joined us last month you know we had a fantastic start with over 130 entries.

This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images.  
Our challenge for November is:

'Any special Occasion to you'

Please remember to read the Guidelines at the end of the post. 
It is important to follow the guidelines.

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 :)

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

1. You can use any floral stamp or digital image; die cuts or stencil you like, but remember it needs to be the main feature of the project, not a little add on.

2.  When using digital images they must be line art that have been coloured by hand.

3.  Please do a link back to your blog post and not your entire blog

4.  Please don’t link to postings prior to the date of the challenge.

5.  Add our Challenge banner above.

6.  You may enter up to 5 times but each entry must be different, follow the theme of the challenge and new. Please no back linking.

7. You may enter up to 6 other challenges. Please be respectful of this and be aware that your entry will be deleted if it is not following any of our rules. If you don't have a blog feel free to use a Flickr Gallery or other online gallery for your project. Just copy the URL location of your card in your gallery and add it to the Inlinkz.

8.  Please turn off Word Verification for ease of commenting on your blog

9.  Also please respect copyright, do not use images that have been copied without the manufacturer or designer's consent !! Any entries found to breach copyright will be deleted.
Please comment on at least 3 other projects in the challenge.

10. Most important of all is make sure you have fun.

The challenge closes on the 25th of the month at 5pm, but we'll be back on the 15th with some more inspiration!    We will announce our challenge winners the day before the start of the next Challenge.  Have fun crafting!


Wednesday 2 November 2016

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of October'

Hi everyone. 

  It's been an amazing month here at The Flower Challenge and we have been blown away with all the support given to us in our first ever card Challenge.
We would like to say a special thank you to all those who have become followers of the Challenge and all the beautiful cards that have been linked up.   

Never in all our imagination did we expect to get so many entries. We thought setting up the blog was hard but now has come 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 towards 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 be featured on our winners post and the other cards will then be listed under 'Top Pick' and 'Honourable Mention'.

The Winner for this month is


I can honestly say it was an overwhelming vote
for this card. The watercolouring of this flower is stunning
and if you enlarge the image you can see all the different
colours involved here. Then the idea of partial cutting the
 image and adding a bit of sky and grass colour is
brilliant. Finished off perfectly with the sentiments and
clear sequins.

Congratulations TaeEun and please grab our
winner badge for your blog.

The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are:

Congratulations to both of you.
Please grab our
Top Pick badge for your blog.

Honourable Mentions in Alphabetical 
Order are:

Congratulations Ashwini, Kathy, Mary
and Michele. Please grab our  Honorary Mention
badge for your blog.

 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.