Monday, 4 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape and 5th Birthday



Woo hoo we are celebrating our 5th birthday this month! 


Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for October is ... 'Use a Shape'





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

 



As you have already noticed by now, we are  happy to announce it's our 5th Birthday too! wow the time has gone so quickly. We hope all you PETALS have enjoyed taking part in all of our  FLOWER challenges over the last 5 years. We have certainly loved seeing all your glorious floral cards in our gallery!


Anyway to celebrate we are giving away not one but 11 PRIZES this month. The prizes are all listed below, they will be allocated at random to our chosen prize winners. A very big thank you goes out to all our kind sponsors (some who have sponsored us a few times already over the years) and also some of the DT are generously giving away prizes also. 

Please can I ask that you leave your country after your name below your card when entering so the DT who are giving their own prizes to countries they live in (due to postage) can allocate prizes more easily. Example  (Viv UK), thank you ;)


Happy to say that all the companies jumped at the chance to sponsor us the minute they were asked. Isn't that so lovely of them, esp. considering the terrible time they have all had with Covid etc. recently.

Do try and visit them all as they make/sell such fabulous craft goodies too ;)




We hope to see you taking part and look forward to seeing all your fabulous cards in our gallery.


Just like to say another big THANK YOU to our amazing Design Team who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes and made so many gorgeous cards over the last 5 years. I think all the girls, both older (in years on the team not age lol) and newer DT have really inspired you all each month. So a really big THANK YOU goes out to them all ;) xx


Here's to another amazing 5 years and more !!



So this month we would like to see you 'Use a Shape' on your card, any shape, any size will do, or even make a shaped card. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. If in any doubt see the examples made by our talented Design Team below!

All the DT will help pick our winners this time as we always do. Our showcase will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge. Please remember to claim your prize within 7 days, so  check back to see who our winners are on the 3th of November and how to claim.


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


The fabulous Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries is our Guest Designer this month, see her amazing card below.



Our kind sponsors for this month are in alphabetical order....




(For an Australian/NZ winner)

                                                               Colorado stamp sets





(For a UK winner)
                                              AALL & CREATE  Passion Flower stamp set


(Stamps set  worth $15)




($20 gift card)



(Three digi stamps)



(For a North American winner)

Pinkfresh 'Winterberry Background' stamp


(For a US winner)
   Clearly Besotted stamp sets


(For a US winner)

Pink Fresh Studio 'Floral Notes' stamp set



($20 Gift card - applicable to The Ton stamps, dies, inks and gilding



(For a UK winner)
                                                        Altenew Happy Together stamp set

&

Altenew Thank You die





Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes the most 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 :)










Please leave your country after your name when entering your card
(See above)



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!



45 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased to be a part of this fabulous team, Viv and Aileen! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration over these five years - how can it be 5 already??
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    1. We love having you on the team too Michele ;) hugs Viv xx

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    2. It's hard to believe isn't it but so glad you decided to join us Michele xx Aileen

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  2. Happy 5th Birthday!! The DT's inspiration projects are awesome! Looking forward to play along!!

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  3. Happy 5th Birthday! Hoping to find some time to join the challenge and celebrate with you!

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    1. Thanks Donna, hope you play along ;) xx

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  4. Happy 5th to you all and a huge thank you for the continued amazing inspiration and always 'Wowing' me with your creativity and stunning cards x. Sending hugs x.

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  5. Congratulations on your 5th birthday and big thanks for all those years of amazing inspiration!

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  6. Five years???!!! How did that time go by so fast! Congratulations girls on five amazing years of beautiful cards and fabulous challenge ideas. Definitely have to join you girls for this one! xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Oh Shona! That would be so wonderful to have you back on the team again! xo
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  7. Aww thank you so much Shona! it will be so lovely to see you taking part ;) xx

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  8. Happy Birthday, congratulations on 5 years! Thanks to the DT for the beautiful inspiration today and always!

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  9. Congrats on turning FIVE! The team is outstanding each and every time. Even when I don't have time to join in the fun I never miss seeing what fabulous cards you all have made!

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  10. Congratulations on turning 5🎉❤️❤️

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  11. Congrats on turning 5! I forgot to add GB to my entry as the Linky tool was playing up and not displaying my pic, so sorry ladies!

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    1. Thanks Julie, ....that's ok I have made a note anyway now ;)

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  12. Fabulous creations by all the DT, and big Happy 5th Birthday wishes to you all. Jennifer. x

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  13. Lovely cards to inspire us! Glad I had time to get a card made for the challenge! Happy 5th birthday!

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  14. Happy birthday TFC! 🎉🎁🛍🎂🎈 Fabulous inspirations as always.

    Sorry for forgetting to add Canada after my name on entry #48.

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    1. Thank you Trina, .....it's ok I made a note now ;) xx

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    2. Hi Viv… another oops! I meant entry #47. 🙈 Just not my day I guess. 😆

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    3. It's ok we have the right number now Trina ;) xx

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  15. Hi, I was too fast and I forgot to add my country. I'm from Slovenia.
    Hugs, Valerija

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    1. No problem Valerija, I have made a note now ;) xx

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  16. amazing creations by all the DT.
    Happy 5th Birthday wishes to you all.

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  17. Happy 5th birthday! What a milestone - I can't believe the time has whizzed by so quickly! I don't get to play along as often as I'd like but the inspiration here is absolutely sterling and you are all very much appreciated :) Vicky x

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    1. Aww how lovely of you to say that, thanks Vicky ;) xx

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  18. Congrats on 5 crafty years. What a great way to celebrate!

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  19. Happy 5th birthday and congratulations on a great challenge and fab inspiration from the FT. Sorry I didn’t put my country on my entries … 6, 22 and 79 … I am in the UK
    Pauline C x

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    1. Thanks Pauline,.... made a note now too ;) xx

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  20. Forgot to wish you a Happy 5th! Love your always inspired challenges! You're my favorite (shhhh, don't tell the others!).

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