Monday 16 October 2023

Reminder #85 'Anything Goes' and 7th Birthday

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

It's also our 7th Birthday so let's celebrate!

Our theme this month is 'Anything Goes' with Flowers as the main image as always.

A final thank you and goodbye from Aileen and me.
Much Love
Viv & Aileen xx 

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Emily Midgett and here is a reminder of her card below.

There are also several other previous Design Team members taking part as Guest Designers this month too, see our previous post to see all their glorious cards ;)

Guest Designer

Extra GD Reminder card

I know this card looks fabulous in real life too. 
Loll sent this card to me (Viv) along with a lovely note, thank you so much Loll! xx

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 October.
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.

Thursday 5 October 2023

The Flower Challenge #85 'Anything Goes' & our 7th Birthday!

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

 This is our 7th Birthday, wow the time has flown, thank you to our Fabulous Design Team and of course everyone who has taken part over the last 7 years.

We are very happy to have a few of our previous Design Team members as extra Guest Designers this month also to celebrate our 7th Birthday!

As you know by now, we had intended to close the challenge but luckily Karren Johnson has agreed to keep it running for us. We are eternally grateful to Karren for taking it all on, and I am sure you will all be happy the challenge is to continue also ;)

It's our 7th Birthday so let's celebrate and make it a challenge to remember!

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 our challenge is 'Anything Goes' as well as the usual FLOWERS of course which is a 'must have'!

DT news...
We have another new DT member joining us this month also, please welcome Judy Rozema  from Joy in a JAR.

We are sadly saying goodbye to Cara this month - thank you for all the amazing cards you have made us over the years, Cara, you will be sorely missed!

As we mentioned back in August, this is to be the very last challenge for Aileen and I (Viv). We have both decided we can't continue any longer due to various reasons. 

Such a sad day for us both, Aileen started this challenge exactly 7 years ago this month. I will still be around to help out with
graphics etc. for a little while but we won't be making cards for the challenge from now on.

It's been such a great challenge as I am sure you all agree and we have had the best Design Team over the years also.

We would like to thank every single member of our fabulous Design Team over the last 7 years... you have been outstanding! and also say a very big thank you to you all for taking part each month and making such glorious cards for us over the years and making a fantastic floral gallery each month.

Some of our previous Design Team members wanted to take part in this last challenge for us both too, see their amazing cards below and thank you so much ;)

We will be back with a Reminder post on the 15th!

Please try and enter our challenge this month and make it the best birthday ever.
Viv & Aileen xx

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 amazing Emily Midgett who was also our GD last year for our 6th birthday. Please also check out her amazing cards on her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous creations.

  Guest Designer 

Extra Guest Designers
(few of our previous Design Team over the years)


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!

Wednesday 4 October 2023

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

#67 Karen Walker
Such an outstanding card here by Karen! Those gorgeous
 lilies look so fabulous with the soft colouring.

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

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

Love the bold Poinsettia flower here, makes for 
a lovely bright Christmas card too.

                                                    Beautiful card and love the colouring on
                                                           these pretty blue flowers also.

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

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

                                              Such a great combination of bright colours here
                                                 on these stunning flowers. So dramatic with 
                                              the black background too.

    Perfect daisy here! it almost jumps off the page,
love the subtle paler background too...stunning card !

                                           Such a clever looking card by Trina! fabulous flower
                                            spray in the little cone and perfect colouring too.

                                                                    #27 Coloraladeen
                                         Subtle shading on this beautiful card, the
                                         pink daisy look so sweet 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 October.