Sunday, 28 February 2021

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 February challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
(We are also on Facebook and Instagram, see link in side bar.)
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd March
  The next challenge will start on the 4th March.



Monday, 15 February 2021

The Flower Challenge #53 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 for February 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 you use 'Your latest Stamps or Dies' on your card, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt, see what our Design Team has made below.


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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper only are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar.

We are also welcoming our latest member to our little Design Team Jyoti Adhikari ;)...see earlier post.

Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Sathya (our winner from last July) do try and visit her blog/Instagram if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(A reminder of her card)




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






Cara
(Away)

 
( Away)







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 from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Thursday, 4 February 2021

The Flower Challenge #53 Use your latest Stamps or Dies

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for February 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 you use 'Your latest Stamps or Dies' on your cards, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.


Please note that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar!


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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

More Design Team news, we are very happy to announce that we have the very talented Jyoti Adhikari joining our little team. She was our GD last month and I am sure you will all love seeing her beautiful cards. Welcome Jyoti! x

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Sathya from sathyapapercrafts, (our winner last July and Top Pick last month) do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous 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 :)








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, 3 February 2021

The Flower Challenge Winner and Picks for the Month of January 2021

  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.

It was a VERY difficult decision as usual picking our Winner and
 Showcase ! We  really struggled to narrow them down yet again.

 Anyway here are the ones we chose this time below, hope
 you agree with our choices ;)


So ...drum roll...here is who won!


The Winner for our January Challenge was



Great background embossing, CAS design and such sunny
 looking flowers. Also fabulous colour blending too.


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




The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was


No #70 Sathya Kala
Just stunning ! we all loved the amazing deep embossing
and the beautiful colours. The vellum strip is a delicate
addition too.


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




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


No # 14 Anita
Great design here and the gold embossing is gorgeous.

Unusual mix of colours which works perfectly!
Almost an antique look to it too.

No # 71 Carol M
The bottom card was the entry here, although both are lovely.
Great colouring on the flower and subtle bokeh background 
 is fabulous too.


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 February

 

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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 January challenge.
 
Was it you? 
 
(We are also on Facebook and Instagram, see link in side bar.)
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd February
  The next challenge will start on the 4th February.





Friday, 15 January 2021

The Flower Challenge #52 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 for January 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 you use some embossing on your card, it can be either heat or dry, as well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 

We wish you all a very healthy and Happy New Year from all of the team and hope to see you in our gallery lots this year too ;)


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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar.


Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Jyoti do try and visit her blog/Instagram if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. Here is a reminder of her GD card below.



Guest Designer
(A reminder of her card)




And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.
 Please try and visit their blogs and leave them some comment love too ;)










You still have time to add your card. Click HERE to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th January. For exact time that the challenge closes in your country please go to the link and see the time there as it varies from country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Monday, 4 January 2021

The Flower Challenge #52 Embossing Heat or Dry

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for January is ...




It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge.
Of course most of all....have fun! 

As it's a brand New Year we would all like to wish you a very Happy New Year from all of the team here at 'The Flower Challenge'. We hope you all had a lovely time with your families and friends over Christmas (Covid circumstances allowing) and we wish you all a very Healthy and Happy New Year ;)

Also some more DT news, sad to say Shona is leaving us. Shona has been with us from the very start of our challenges and she will be very much missed by us all. However she does say she will still try and take part in our challenges in future when she can, so that makes us very happy!

So back to our challenge and this month we would like to see you use some embossing on your cards, it can be either dry embossing or heat embossing. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below! See below for our freebie CALENDAR too!

Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.


Please note that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) All links in sidebar!


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 sometimes too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper only are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

As we have all had such a difficult  time last year I am sharing a little 'extra' this month. I designed this A4 calendar to share with you all as a freebie. It has our lovely flower header above at the top too. I hope you enjoy it, see pdf link HERE. I will add a little pic of it just to show you, but don't try printing it as it's poor quality...get the pdf above ;) Viv xx




Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Jyoti, 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 :)










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!