Monday, 16 April 2018

The Flower Challenge #19 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder. This month we want to see 'Shaped Cards'.





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 are looking for cards with different shapes. Not the usual square or rectangular cards but something different. If in doubt as always see what our Design Team have come up with to guide you.

Also please remember to use your Florals and they must be the MAIN image on your card.

And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.


 Aileen 
Away

Bobby 


Cara
Away

Ericka



Rachel
Away

Vivien



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 please 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 April 2018

The Flower Challenge #19 'Shaped Cards'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for April is ......'Shaped Cards'.




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 are looking for cards with different shapes. Not the usual square or rectangular cards but something different. If in doubt as always see what our Design Team have come up with to guide you.

The winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card. 

Design Team news! We were quite overwhelmed that so many people wanted to join our team here.Thank you everyone! It was very difficult for us to choose someone also...as you can imagine. In the end we have decided to ask not one but three new people to join our talented team.

We are all thrilled to say that joining us will be Bobby Hagen, Ericka Strange and Rachel Vass. I am sure you will love seeing all their amazing cards and give them a very big welcome too.  They will be adding their cards as soon as they can to our challenges so keep a look out for them and leave them some comment love ;)

We are a very friendly little team and I know they are going to fit right in! It's so lovely to see our challenge is growing every year,and of course your beautiful cards in our gallery make it all worth while !.... Ok come and see our cards.


And here is some 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 April 2018

The Flower Challenge (Picks for the Month of March)

  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 lucky winner this month also wins two Floral Digital Stamps, kindly
   donated by Eunji Jung from DotBStamp.

The Winner for this month is

 Karen Russell

Such a fabulous card Karen!, those flowers look so real they almost
jump off the page. Great design and use of colour too.

Please email us at    theflowerchallenge@gmail.com    to claim your prize.

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



The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are
(in alphabetical order)













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



There were no Honourable Mentions for this month


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.



Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Winners post coming soon !

The Winners post is coming soon....
 
Come visit us to find out who the Winner, Top Picks
 and Honourable Mentions were for our March challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd April
  The next challenge will start on the 4th April
 
 
 

Friday, 16 March 2018

The Flower Challenge #18 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder. It's an easy one again this month and....... 'Anything Goes'.




It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all......have fun !
                                                        
Just a reminder that we have our fabulous sponsor EunJi Jung from DotBstamp back this month with a prize for our winner of two of her latest beautiful floral digital images. See last post for pics of the digi stamps ;) 

See all of our DT cards as the two digital images used will also be the prize this month. So we do hope you will take part to be in with a chance of winning ;)

Please remember to use your Florals and they must be the MAIN image on your card.
We only allow 6 other challenges as well as our own. A few people have not noticed that and will be ruled out of being a winner this time. It always makes us sad that someone will miss out so please READ OUR SIMPLE RULES in the tab above.

Also note we are looking for a new Designer to join our small friendly team. If you love using
flowers on your cards as we all do here and want to apply, leave the letters DTR (design team request) after your name when posting your cards ;)
             

........and here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team.

Cara
Away



Vivien



You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th March. For exact time that the challenge closes in your country please go to the link and see the time there as it varies country to country.

We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Monday, 5 March 2018

The Flower Challenge #18 'Anything Goes'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for March is an easy one again........'Anything Goes'.

We also have a prize for the Winner this time to give away too !...all details below.

First though I have some news about our Design Team. We are losing our lovely DT member Ruth, she is very busy with her young family and juggling a job too just now. So she has reluctantly stepped down from her design team commitments including ours.

She will be very much missed by us all,but we wish her well and hope she pops back to see us often. That leaves us with a space for another team member now of course.

If anyone would like to join us as a team member please leave the letters DTR... (design team request) after your name on your card entry please. We are a small but very friendly group and I am sure you will love joining our amazing team. A love of using flowers on your cards is a must of course ;)



It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge.
Of course most of all....have fun!

This month we are very lucky to have one of our previous sponsors back again. The very talented EunJi Jung from DotBstamp has two of her amazing floral digital images to give to our lucky Winner this time. They are also her latest two releases for this month !

Here they are below if you want to see a preview. Of course there won't be watermarks on yours if you wish to purchase them. Aren't they soo gorgeous ! 

Please note some people are not following our simple rules and will be disqualified from winning a prize this time sadly. See above tab for more info. Only 6 challenges as well as ours, pre coloured images only... not allowed if there are no self coloured flowers and flowers must be the MAIN image. Please read our rules before leaving a card.


                                                        Anenome Bouquet


Magnolia



All the design team have been given a choice of these same two digital images to use on our cards to inspire you all. So get making your cards for a chance to win these two fabulous digital images ;)  

The Winner will be announced in the usual manner, the day before the next challenge.

Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.



And here is some 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!



Sunday, 4 March 2018

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of February'

  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 this month is

Maura

Such a beautiful card, love the bold colours and great job of paper piecing!



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



The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team is


Just love those amazing flowers, love how you paper pieced them too!



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



The Honourable Mentions for this month were
(in alphabetical order)








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 March.