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!


  1. Aileen, thank you so very much for creating a space dedicated to all the lovely florals we each have in our crafty stash. I was delighted to be invited to be on your Design Team. And I always loved playing along when I wasn't!
    Take good care, and I'll be watching for you and Viv on Instagram - so you better continue to use those talents of yours!
    Much love, and biggest hugs, my friend!

  2. I have just found your challenge blog. Because I love to make cards with flowers I am following your blog now. I hope an embroidered flower is also allowed. And congratulations congratulations on the 7th anniversary of the flower challenge blog.

  3. Happy birthday! Thank you for the wonderful floral inspiration over the years!

  4. Happy Birthday to The Flower Challenge! Thanks so much, Aileen & Viv for this wonderful challenge. Wishing nothing but the best for both of you!

  5. I've been away this month and am just seeing the news. Thank you, Aileen and Viv for bringing this challenge to life and keeping it running for seven years! It's been a real joy in Blogland and you both will be sorely missed! And thank you to Karren for agreeing to keep the challenge running! I've only just found out today that I have Covid, so I'm not sure I'll be up to making a card to enter in the next five days, but please know how grateful I am for all you have done! Love and hugs, Darnell

    1. Aww bless you Dee! we have loved running the challenge and long may it continue. So sorry you have Covid too, get better soon ;) hugs Vee xx

  6. Happy Birthday to Flower Challenge! Flower cards are my favorites so I'm happy to join always when I can so I'm happy to see the challenge continue! xx


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