Thursday 16 February 2017

The Flower Challenge #5 Reminder

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

CASE (Copy and Share Everything)
Our Guest Designer is THERESE

We hope you will join in and do your version of Therese's
beautiful card, using your floral images. Here is a reminder of her card below.

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 February.
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.

Sunday 5 February 2017

The Flower Challenge #5 'CASE our Guest Designer'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge!
  This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 
 Our challenge for February is  to CASE our Guest Designer: THERESE

CASE (meaning Copy & Share Everything) 

You may decide to copy it exactly, but CASE-ing 
is generally meant to give you inspiration. 
 Here are just a few options you can try:
Just match the colour combo.
Change the theme/sentiment.
Flip it horizontally.
Match how they used an embellishment.
Try the technique they taught.
Use their card as a “sketch” to start with.

Anyway please state how you CASED the card here
 so we are in no doubt what inspired you.

This is the beautiful card made by Therese, we hope you
will join in and do your own version of it. 

 Btw. there is a video here by Therese on her blog showing
just how she made her card.


Not only do we have Therese from Lost in Paper as our Guest Designer,
but we have another person joining us too....but more about that later.

Therese is probably one person I have known in the card making industry
longer than anyone else as we date back to me stalking her in my
 pre-blogging days and when she was doing DT stuff for Annabelle's
 designs here in Australia.

Always so quick to share ideas, help with suggestions and the most
 amazing videos on YouTube.

 We would also like to welcome a new Design Team member. TaeEun
 from  'Rainbowinnovember' has agreed to join us. See her Bio in the
tab above where you can see details of all of our team members.

 TaeEun and I have shared a friendship over the  last year that 
 often feels like it has been many years chatting back and forth.
 She is such a natural floral artist, she will be a true inspiration
 for us all.

I am going to leave it to both ladies to introduce themselves
to you more in their own blog post to give you time to browse. 

Please take the time to go check out both of these amazing blogs, 
 but do remember to come back here ;)

Please take the time to read our guidelines- just click on the 
Challenge Rules tab at the top here.
It is important to follow the guidelines to be eligible for the Challenge.

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

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!

Saturday 4 February 2017

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of January'

Hi everyone. 

  It's been another amazing month here at The Flower Challenge and we have 
been blown away once more with all the support given to us in our 
fourth card Challenge.
     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 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


 Congratulations we all just loved this
 wonderful creation and the work that went into making it.
Please don't forget to grab your badge below.


The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are:
( in alphabetical order)

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

So many HM's this time, the  Design Team had such a difficult
time choosing. We felt we had to include all of our choices.

The Honourable mentions chosen by the Design Team are
( In alphabetical order)


Congratulations and don't forget to grab your badge

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 February.