Friday, 16 February 2018

The Flower Challenge #17 Reminder

Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder.

                                                                     

      
                      
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 do some 'Paper Piecing' on your cards. Please note it's PAPER PIECING and not paper piercing!  So add some patterned paper to part of your image. If in doubt, see what our Design Team have made below.

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

If you care to visit our various DT blogs you will hopefully see a few of our best cards from 2017 too. Don't forget to leave them some comment love if you do. They all work so hard making all the cards for our challenges to inspire you all  ;)


And here is some more wonderful inspiration from our Design Team.
                                    

                               

Away

Vivien



You still have time to add your card. Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th February. 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 February 2018

The Flower Challenge #17 'Paper Piecing'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for February is ........'Paper Piecing'.




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

Also note that it's Paper PIECING and NOT Paper Piercing. So easy to confuse the two, I know I have in the past ! (So add some patterned paper to part of your image.) That's how I see it anyway, look at our examples to guide you as always if you are unsure.
Please don't forget to use your florals as always and as your 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 will be back on the 15th with some more inspiration! We will announce our challenge winners the day before the next challenge. Have fun crafting!

Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of January'

  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

Ericka Strange

Such pretty stamping and flowers and love your perfectly 'Spotlighted' flower !

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



There were lots of Top Picks this month it seems, so many lovely examples
of 'Spotight Stamping'. Well done everyone !

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
















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



The 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 February.

Saturday, 27 January 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 January challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd February
  The next challenge will start on the 4th February
 
 
 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Flower Challenge #16 Reminder

       Welcome back to The Flower Challenge. 
                        It's the midway point in our current challenge and here is a reminder

                                                                     
      
                      
                           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 do some 'Spotlight
 Stamping' on your cards. An example of this is to stamp 
a black and white image on your card. Then 'Spotlight'
 a portion of the image using some colour.

If in doubt see what our Design Team has made below.
  
                                   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 
 


Vivien




You still have time to add your card. 
Click here to submit an entry to our challenge. 
The challenge closes on 25th January. 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.

Friday, 5 January 2018

The Flower Challenge #16 'Spotlight stamping'

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

 We all enjoyed a very Happy Christmas and hope you did too.
Of course you are all wished a very Happy New Year also !

Now onto our next challenge and...

                                               Our challenge for January 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 do some 'Spotlight
 Stamping' on your cards. An example of this is to stamp 
a black and white image on your card. Then 'Spotlight'
 a portion of the image using some colour.

 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!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of December'

  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


This was an outright winner from the start. 
We all thought this was just stunning!


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




The Top Picks chosen by the Design Team are


Wow! what a clever idea to make a quilled clock.
An amazing gift for someone too.



Great shadow box, such pretty flower sprays and love how the
 leaves continue on the outside frame too.



So simple and yet so perfect. Love the delicate
 flower spray and the twine bow is a great finishing touch also.


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



The Honourable mentions for this month are
(In no particular 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 January.