Thursday 27 April 2023

Winners post coming soon !

                           Come visit us to find out who our Winner was for the April 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 3rdMay
  The next challenge will start on the 4th May

Sunday 16 April 2023

The Flower Challenge Reminder #79 Focus on Background Stamping

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

which is....

Our theme this month is "Focus on Background Stamping", with Flowers as the main image as always.
 Our Guest Designer this month is Ishani and here is a reminder of her card below.

Guest Designer

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 April.
For exact time that the challenge closes in your
country  go to the link and see the time there
 as it varies country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Flower Challenge #79 Focus on Background Stamping

 Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for April 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  focus on the background of 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.

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Ishani  from 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 :)


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!

Tuesday 4 April 2023

The Flower Challenge Winner & Picks for the Month of March 2023

                                                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.

           This time there was not just one but TWO joint Winners for our March challenge.
            Both cards got the same amount of votes from the DT, here they are below!

The Winners
(In order of entry)

What a beautiful card, which just screams Spring too. 
We all adored the pretty bunch of daffodils too...and the sweet
 little heart!
Stunning card here also, gorgeous colouring and loving all the
pretty soft pinks and greens colour combo also.

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

The Top Picks chosen by the Design team were
(in order of entry)

Such a beautiful little Spring bouquet of Crocuses here!
clever soft stenciling in the background too.

Fabulous Spring blossom and bright colouring on this sweet card.
Great combo of using dies and stenciling also as per
 challenge....cute little bird too.

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

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

Such pretty daisies, love the colours used too!

What a great card, super sweet cherry blossom bunch and the lacey
edging is just perfection 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 April.