Thursday 5 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 'Use your Favourite Flower'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge!

This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 

                                                         Yes we are one !
                       It's just amazing to think we have been going for a year already.


Thank you so much for making such a success of our challenge blog.
We have all been so thrilled to see your beautiful cards in our gallery. 

They have all been worthy of winning and we have had to think very 
long and hard which to choose. I hope you will all continue to share
your lovely creations with us in the coming year.

Also there are yet more surprises for you all ! 
The very talented Therese Calvird from Lost In Paper is back again as
our Guest Designer this month.

We are lucky that two of our lovely previous Designers Lisa and Karren 
are back to inspire you all too.

Last but not least we have a new Guest Designer joining us, so happy
 to introduce EunJi Jung. Not only is EunJi our GD this month but
 she is also offering some of her beautiful Digital stamps as a prize!

As if that wasn't enough........ we have yet more lovely prizes up
 for grabs. All of the Design Team here have lots of favourite 
companies we like to shop with. 

We are so thrilled to say we have been offered several very generous
prizes by the following companies. So get making your floral cards to
be in with a chance to win one of these amazing prizes.

You just have to enter a card below and we will choose the winners 
from all those entered this month. Also please state in your post which
prize you would like to win if chosen and add our monthly
 theme button below. Please note that  Flowers MUST
 be the main image on your cards as usual !

 (There is a maximum of 2 cards only to be entered this month,
 see all terms and conditions below.)

We will announce the winners as always in next month's post. 
Good luck everyone ;)

These are the companies who have kindly agreed to give us prizes. 
Thank you all so much for your generosity! 
(Please find a complete List of Prizes at the bottom of this page)

   Tara from SevenHillsCrafts
    (Seven Hills Crafts is an online only retail store specialising in
     importing quality craft products from the USA.Our aim is to stock the
     widest range of US goods in the UK and to become your go-to store for
   quality craft products with service to match!)

 Prize 1 
Concord & 9th 'Flower Turnabout' stamp set
worth £16.50
        (As this is the only stamp set prize, please let us know if you
         already own it so if you are chosen as the winner it can then be redrawn.)

Tracy from Dies To Die For
       (Not only do I try and bring you a large selection of well
        known brands but also some of the harder to find items.I have
       weekly deliveries of new stock, so it's always worth popping
   back and having a browse around the website.)

 Prizes 2 & 3
  £10 vouchers

  Effie from The Ton

     (My original designs were inspired by haute couture fashion 
      and modern decor.  Since our launch, our brand has evolved to include
      modern floral and adorable critter designs.  We have also expanded
      our product line to include dies, inks and an incredible line of gilding.)

 Prize 4 
 $25 Gift Certificate 
         (to be used for 'The Ton' brand Stamps,Dies,Inks and Gilding products)

 Marcella from   Power Poppy

   (Power Poppy is the shop and blog of artist Marcella Hawley.
   We sell beautiful clear polymer stamps and digital images for your stamping,
    coloring, papercrafting, and creative pursuits. We’re dreaming up new products
      and ideas designed to make people happy. Present company included.)

Prize 5
  $30 Gift Code

Danielle from Neat & Tangled


                     (Neat and Tangled is a small company based on the East Coast in 
             Northern Delaware. The focus is on producing the best quality photopolymer
          clear stamps. Not only are they the best quality, but they are also produced right
              here in the USA! They have a cute, hand drawn, heartwarming feel and the
                     various sets can be used together to create endless possibilities! )

     Prize 6 
    'Bloom' Stamp set &  Matching Dies 
     worth $15 & $12

    Michelle from  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

(At CAS-ual Fridays Stamps we've been creating clever, stylish
and sorta sassy designs in beautiful Colorado since 2012.
Our high quality clear photopolymer stamps and coordinating steel
     dies are proudly made in the USA!)

   Prize 7 
   $25 Voucher

 Katia from Studio Katia


       (My name is Katia (Kah-tee-ya) & I am the owner of Studio Katia,
         which is a very small family run business based in Canada.
          I've always wanted to start this business but timing wasn’t right.
           The time has come and starting this company is a dream come true.)
Prize 8
 $35 CAD (Canadian Dollars) Voucher

 EunJi Jung from DotBstamp

(My name is EunJi Jung and I design high quality originally drawn
 digital stamps. You can use them for your cards, tags or whatever
 else you like. I hope they inspire you.)

Prize 9
Four Floral digital stamps
(Two from her October release and two from previous releases
of Winners choice.) Worth $16.

 Now onto our next challenge and

Our challenge for October is ..
'Use Your Favourite Flower'

Or add our simpler one below


  You will need to add our graphic button above to your post together
    with the correct link  so that we don't have to go looking for
   your card on your blog. (Instagram or Flickr users will be allowed
 to just use #The Flower Challenge in their post.) Anyone not
  following these two steps will not be eligible for the prizes that 
are available for the Anniversary Celebration.

                                   Unlike our other Challenges to keep within legal rulings we 
                             will be using Mr Random Draw for prizes but will be removing all
 cards that have not met the guidelines first. Please be sure
                       to read all our Terms & Conditions below.                      
 Of course most of all....have fun!

This month we want to see you use your favourite flowers on your
cards.I think we all have our favourites and this is the time to get
them out and use them on your cards.  
Please also remember when you use your floral stamps/dies/stencils
it must be the Main image on your card.  

Now please come and have a look at what our DT and
 Guest Designers have made for your inspiration.

 (Be sure to click on the links to their blogs and
 leave them some comment love :)

 Guest Designer
    Therese Calvird

Therese also has a video too HERE !

     Former FC Design team Guest
(see video on her blog also)

      Former FC Design team Guest

Guest Designer
EunJi Jung

 And here is some inspiration from the Design Team.

Terms & Conditions

The Challenge & Prize Draw will run from Oct 4th - Oct 25th 2017 and end at 11.59pm ( AEST).
There must be flowers as the MAIN image on your card.
You may enter 2 cards and both with new work only.
You may enter just 6 other challenges as well as our own.
Prizes will be chosen at random using a random picker from all correct entries
Winners will have to claim their prize within 7 days or the prize will be redrawn next day.
When winners come forward they will be emailed details of their prize and told how to
claim it.  The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred. Vouchers can be used to purchase
items of your choice from the chosen company, please use them as quickly as possible.
If you don't have a blog you can enter via Instagram or Flickr
(please use '# The Flower Challenge' in your post).

Leave comments for others and have fun!
If you have any questions please email us or leave a comment below.

List of prizes

Prize 1   'Flower Turnabout' stamp set worth £16.50  from 'Seven Hills Crafts' (UK)
Prize 2 & 3  £10 vouchers from 'Dies to Die For'  (UK)
Prize 4   $25 Gift Certificate from 'The Ton'  (USA)
Prize 5   $30 Gift Code from 'Power Poppy'   (USA)
Prize 6   'Bloom stamp & Matching dies' worth $15 & $12 from 'Neat & Tangled' (USA)
Prize 7   $25 voucher from 'CAS-UAL FRIDAYS stamps'  (USA)
Prize 8   $ 35 CAD (Canadian dollars) voucher from 'Studio Katia' (Canada)
Prize 9   Four Floral digital stamps (two from the Oct release and any two from previous releases)      from DotBstamp worth $16 (USA)

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!


  1. An entire year has so quickly sped by!! LOve your challenge, and cannot wait to join in the celebration! Congratulations to all of your wonderful DT! xx

    1. Prize #4 for me ... I feel like this could jinx it!

    2. Thanks for the congrats Michele,also made a note of your prize choice now too, thank you ;)Viv x

  2. Congratulations on your first birthday! Amazing inspiration and what a fabulous make over with the blog from Viv (so pretty) x

    1. Thanks on both counts Mac, much appreciated ;) Viv x

  3. Congratulations on your birthday! What beautiful creations from the DT and the guests. And such a wonderful selection of prizes - thanks to all those who are offering them. I'd love to be lucky enough to win any of them!

    1. Thanks Lady Joyful...made a note of prize choice too ;) Viv x

  4. A BIG Congratulations on your Birthday celebrations! I can't believe it, what an amazing line up of gorgeous creations (I think I need to add to my own favourite flower collection...). Thanks so much for inviting me to the party!

    1. You are most welcome Therese and thanks for being our GD too :) Viv x

  5. Happy Birthday!
    That’s a tough challenge,
    to pick my favorite flower stamp!
    I hope to play.

  6. Congratulations on your first birthday... I do hope there are many more!

  7. Happy birthday! I love visiting the Flower Challenge, this place is full of such beauty. Thank you!


    Wonderful creations from the DT and the guests, I love your Flower Challenge.

    Greetings from Germany

  9. Joyeux 1er anniversaire ! And wishing you many more ! You spoiled us even more with so many talented GD ! Thanks so much for your great challenges and for inspiring us with gorgeous cards months after months ! xx

  10. Oh, congratulations to The Flower Challenge! I am THRILLED to join in the celebration and love all the beautiful cards made by the Design Team! Stunning! I absolutely LOVE poinsettias, and it was a real joy to color up the newest digital image by Marcella Hawley for Power Poppy! So glad she is joining in with the celebration! Hugs, all!

  11. Happy 1st birthday, has it been a year already? Stunning inspiration from the DT. Thank you for another fun challenge and an opportunity to win a prize xx

  12. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY! Wishing you many more flowery years to come! The Chinese custom is to give red eggs for the first birthday but I prefer the fabulous gifts that have been so generously donated! Wow! And all the cards made by the DTS and GDs are so amazing too! Thanks for this great challenge and the continued inspiration. Hugs, Gwendolyn

  13. Wow! Can't believe its been an year already! Thank you so much for running this awesome challenge and providing us with so much inspiration over the past year! Here's to many more years!!
    xx Ashwini

  14. Happy birthday, ladies! Here's to the next fun flower-filled years!

  15. Happy birthday! So glad I stumbled upon this wonderful challenge!

  16. Wow! Happy 1st! Definitely playing along this month. You always have the most beautiful line up of DT samples. You're amazing. Thank you!

  17. Fab collection of flowers from the DT and wow so many fab prizes to celebrate your birthday. If I was lucky enough to be chosen as a random winner I would love the power poppy prize as I don't have many flower stamps and I could increase my collection with some of their fab digital images.

    1. Thanks Julye,....made a note of prize now ;) Viv x

  18. Happy birthday! I love floral images so I think I've joined in all of your challenges so far except one month when I was away for much of the month. Looking forward to many more

  19. Happy 1st Birthday to all involved, love taking part and always lots of inspiration x

  20. Happy Birthday! Love the new graphics and I do hope I will manage to play along more often this coming year. A big shout-out to the lovely sponsors as well. Amazing prizes!

  21. Happy First Blogversary to you and I hope it is just the first of MANY!! Thank you, Aileen and Team, for all you do to run this challenge and produce really brilliant inspirational cards for us each time!! Hugs, Darnell

  22. Aack, my brain! Sorry. I forgot to say I would like #5, Power Poppy gift if lucky to be chosen! Thank you.

  23. Congratulations on your first birthday. It's wonderful being able to see so many gorgeous flowers on your various challenges.

  24. Congrats on being 1! And super DT cards x

  25. Congrats on first birthday! Happy to play along the challenge!

  26. Huge congrats on your first birthday!!! Beautiful cards by all. :-)

  27. Wonderful Flowers - love them all A big congrats on your first birthday ladies, love your blog

  28. STUNNING DT, love each and every design and I will try and visit you as well...Happy Birthday and I am always inspired by each and everyone of you...xx

  29. Just found your challenge.... Perfect for me as I LOVE flower cards I'll be joining again. Congrats on your first year of challenges.

  30. Congratulation on your 1th birthday. Thanks for wonderful challenge.


  31. OOOOpsy disregard the DT after my name, pressed wrong one, oh dear have this influenza strain and it effects the brain!!! [#85]

    aNNie x

    1. No problem Annie....sorry you are not well too, feel better soon Viv x

  32. Happy First Blog Anniversary :)
    Gorgeous Inspiration!
    Preeti D.

  33. Such beautiful flower inspirations by DT's and Guest Designers with awesome prizes!
    Happy first Birthday and wishing many more to come!
    I don't have any Neat and Tangled stamp set , so Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Thank you Vinita and made a note of prize choice also ;) Viv x

  34. I congratulate Aileen, a one year that we can have fun together. I love your challenges. Thank you for all the honors and all the good words from you and DT. If I can choose a prize, I dream of buying a few stamps from The Ton Prize 4

    1. Thanks for the good wishes Bozena, also made a note of prize choice too ;) Viv x

  35. Happy First Birthday! Beautiful DT cards as always.
    I'd love to win one of the Dies to Die For vouchers :)

  36. I finally got my laptop repaired and I've finally got my tag entered, whew, as for the prizes I would be very grateful for any as they will be gratefully received so I'm happy to be fit in around anyone else. Thank you for the fabulous challenge ladies, and for all of the stunning projects to inspire us Karen x

  37. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary! I have found so much inspiration here, even though I haven't entered very many challenges. Fabulous prizes on offer from generous sponsors! Good luck everyone.
    Janice xx

  38. Congrats on your first anniversary. The designers cards and the gallery cards are all wonderful. I don't envy you haven't to select winners.


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