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.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners with their outstanding floral creations! Looking forward to what you have planned for the next challenge...

  2. With all the wonderful flower stamps available to us I'm sure this will be a popular challenge for some time to come. The chosen cards are fantastic and congratulations to all of them. TaeEun is indeed a standout.

  3. Thank you so~~~ much for the honor! I'm so glad my card is picked as the first ever winner of your challenge! Congrats to all the winners!!!

  4. Congrats to all the winners - these are gorgeous!

  5. Congrats to all, your cards are beautiful!!!

  6. Congratulations to you for having the first challenge under your belt so successfully, Aileen and Team, and to all the worthy winners!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. What a spectacular assembly of cards, awesome job, ladies! Congrats to all the winners!! And thank you so much for choosing my card for honorable mention!

  8. Thank you so much for choosing my card, it was such a surprise and honor to see it in the lineup! Congratulations to all the other winners. And thank you for hosting a great challenge, where we 'flower lovers' can express our art with out favorite subjects!

  9. Thank you for the honourable mention! So happy!!! :)

  10. I am very impressed with all of the cards participating in the challenge. It was a real feast for the eyes and soul. Congratulations to all the winners, I know that DT had a very difficult task. I thank you very much, that my card has been selected among those honored. It is for me a great joy and a great honor. Thank you and I greet all fans of The Flowers Challenge :-)

  11. Congratulations to all the winners and in fact the same goes for all the beautiful entries, how I have enjoyed looking and taking inspiration from them.
    Margaret M

  12. Congratulations to all the the winners, what wonderful cards.
    And also to the challenge blog, having had such a successful beginning, and a thanks for not using the random thingy, I think it means so much more when the DT has a say,....even although I didn't win lol😊 Kate x

  13. Well I am totally honored to be among those in the honorable mention category! Your challenge is sure to be a hit, Aileen - who can resist a flower? TaeEun is always a hit with me - no matter what the category is!! Woo HOOs all around!!!


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