Wednesday 27 September 2023

Winners post coming soon !

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

Saturday 16 September 2023

Reminder #84 'Use a Die'

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

which is....

Our theme this month is 'Use a Die' with Flowers as the main image as always.

 Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Sonja our joint Winner for March 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 September.
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.

Tuesday 5 September 2023

The Flower Challenge #84 Use a Die

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for September 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 a Die' on 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.

As mentioned last month we are having changes to our DT as a few of us are either leaving or leaving soon. Pleased to say we have new DT members joining us this month, please welcome Laurie Unger  from Laurie's Stamping blog and Cindy Beach  from  Stamps,Paper and Ink 

We are so excited to have you both join us! Do check out their blogs and also see their wonderful cards below too ;)  

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Sonja who was our joint winner for March 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 :)

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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!

Monday 4 September 2023

The Flower Challenge Winner & Picks for the Month of August 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 August challenge was

 #26 Kristin Sluhan

Love these gorgeous pastel flowers and the dotty background.
Such a gorgeous card, many congratulations Kristin!

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

The Top Pick chosen by the Design team was

Such a fabulous pretty shaped card, beautiful flowers 
and Lisa used spots AND stripes too!

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

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

Glorious peach and blue colour combo here and beautiful flower spray too.
The clever stripes with the hint of gold really sets it all off so nicely too.

We loved the bold stripes and those sunny Sunflowers
with the added spots in the middle too, just perfect for our challenge. 

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 September.