Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 Reminder

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

                                                             
                              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 want to see you do some background stamping on your cards.
Please see the Design Team cards for guidance.



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


Aileen




Karen
On a break


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 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.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

The Flower Challenge #11 Focus on Background Stamping

                                                   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!
                         

                                 This month we would like to see you use some background
                               stamping on your cards. See what our Design Team have done
                              as examples to guide you. Please don't forget to use your Florals
                                                       as always and as the MAIN feature.


                                    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'll be back on the 15th with some more inspiration!    We will announce our challenge winners the day before the start of the next Challenge.  Have fun crafting!


  

Friday, 4 August 2017

Picks for The Month of July

                                                                                 
Hi everyone. 

  It's been another very busy month here at 'The Flower Challenge' and we 
are so happy to see so many people joining us in our 10th challenge.

   
                                      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 
                                                     
                                                                              Gwendolyn

                            We all loved this bright and beautiful card, well done Gwendolyn!


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


                                                                    


                                                                   
The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are
 (in no particular order)


                    Such a pretty colour choice and we loved the gorgeous flowers and embossing.


                                                                           Julie G

  
                        Such beautiful flowers and embossing and  a wonderful verse too.

                                                                         Rutuja
                                                                   
                Such a pretty card, we loved the delicate colouring on the flowers and overall design.


                                                                          Vicki

                  These lovely bright flowers almost jumped off the page, great colouring here too.

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


 
  

     The Honourable Mention chosen by the Design Team is


                          We were all just blown away with this clever card.The flowers were
                          stamped in black on gold foil, then clear embossed....amazing detail !


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.