Monday 28 August 2023

Winners post coming soon !

                             Come visit us to find out who our Winner was for the  August 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 September
  The next challenge will start on the 4th September.

Wednesday 16 August 2023

Reminder #83 Add Spots or Stripes

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

which is....

Our theme this month is 'Add Spots or Stripes' with Flowers as the main image as always.

Please see our last post for all details about a few of us leaving soon and the challenge luckily carrying on into the future ;)

 Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Karren Johnson from KarrenJ Stamping Stuff 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 August.

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.

Saturday 5 August 2023

The Flower Challenge #83 Add Spots or Stripes

 Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for August 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 add some Spots or Stripes to your card, 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.

We have some news to share also today, after almost seven years of running this fabulous challenge, Aileen and myself (Viv) have made the sad decision to leave.

We had intended to close it... but luckily Karren (who helped Aileen at the very start) and is our Guest Designer this month too has thrown us a lifeline and kindly agreed to continue with it with a few changes. Thank you so much Karren we are beyond grateful to you!!

A couple of changes to the DT too... TaeEun sadly left us last month and Cara will be leaving us after October also. We will miss you both, thank you for all the fabulous cards made over the years!!!

I and my OH have had various health issues during the last few years and Aileen has had a few problems of her own too.

We both love the challenge with a passion BUT we also realize we would have to leave at some point in the future. We both agreed now is the time.

I have made the decision to continue running things until our seventh birthday in October, Aileen will still be making cards until Oct also. Karren will of course be running things from then on ;) I am certain she will do an amazing job also!

So, I hope you understand our reasons for leaving soon and will continue joining in with all our fabulous challenges in the future. I am sure you will see us all again in the gallery at some point too.

Also please stick around for our Seventh Birthday in October! 
Viv & Aileen xx

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Karren Johnson from KarrenJ Stamping Stuff, who was  on our team from the start also. I think it's very appropriate she is our GD this month! Please check out her amazing  cards on her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous creations.

  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!

Friday 4 August 2023

The Flower Challenge Winner & Picks for the Month of July 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.

The Winner for our July challenge was

#3 Cindy C

What a wonderful CAS card Cindy! Love the
simplicity of that gorgeous Lily of the Valley flower too.

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

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

                                         Perfect CAS card here, the flower is so very pretty too!

                                                                        #53 Karen Walker

                                 Beautiful pastel flowers and design, makes for a great CAS card.

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

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

                                        Great arrangement of this beautiful flower, we loved it.

                                             Such a stunning flower and great CAS card too!

                                                               Gorgeous CAS card!

#52 Mugdha

                            So dramatic the bright colours on the black background, just perfect!

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 August.