Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Flower Challenge #15 'Anything but a Card'

   Welcome to The Flower Challenge!

  This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images.
Can't believe it's December already and the end of another year 
once again. 

We would like to thank all our lovely followers and everyone who
 has entered our challenges this year. May next year be a good 
one for all of us.

We all wish you a very Happy Christmas and a very
 Happy and Healthy New Year.


 Our challenge for December is .....


                                                                     


                                                                   
      It would be great if you could add our cue card above when
   entering our challenge.
Of course most of all....have fun!
                          
    As the name suggests 'Anything but a Card' is just that.
                                I can think of a few things you could make,boxes,bags,
   calendars, ATC's, stationery, journals, scrapbook pages
 etc.etc.  but if you get stuck what about making a tag!


            
 Please remember to use your Floral images and they must be
                                                         the MAIN feature of your card.
     

We are lucky to have the very talented Michelle Short from 
'The Card Grotto' as our Guest Designer this month. Make sure
 to check out her blog (and leave her some comment love) as
she has some amazing cards there. I also envy her craft
room organization, if only I could be more like that!

Guest Designer


Such a beautiful tag Michelle has made, just love those
pretty Sunflowers too.


                                 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 :)
                                                                      

                                                                      
Aileen




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!


Monday, 4 December 2017

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of November'

  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.

It was very difficult to choose a winner this time! We all had four 
 clear favourite cards we liked. In the end one just pipped the post
as a winner I am pleased to say. So without further ado.....


 The  Winner for this month is 


Bharati

Such a beautiful CAS card and just love that pretty flower
and the amazing colouring too.

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




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


This is such a happy and bright CAS card, love the pretty
 flowers and how one is raised up to add interest also.


Love how you kept the stamped image B&W and then
added the soft splash of water colour just underneath it.

Susan B 
 
Such an elegant  CAS card, white on white is always so
 stunning. Just love that delicate vellum Poinsettia too.


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




There were no Honourable Mentions 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.




Monday, 27 November 2017

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 November challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd December
  The next challenge will start on the 4th December. 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Flower Challenge #14 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 would like you to make a CAS (Clean & Simple)
card. So minimal layers/embellishments  and lots of 'white space'
See examples below from our talented Design Team if you are
 unsure what to make.

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

(Just adding here that I quite forgot to tell the winners of
our Birthday prizes to claim an 'I've Won' badge, so sorry!
Please can all winners look in 'badges' tab above to claim
 them, thank you.)
                                                                       
and here is some more wonderful inspiration
 from our design team.


Aileen




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

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.

                                                                     

Sunday, 5 November 2017

The Flower Challenge #14 CAS

   Welcome to The Flower Challenge!
     This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 
      Our challenge for November 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 make a CAS (Clean and Simple)
 card. So minimal layers/embellishments, and also lots of 'white space'.
       See what our Design Team have made below if you want examples
 to guide you.
    Please don't forget to use your Florals as always as the MAIN feature.


(See earlier post to find out who won the prizes for our
Anniversary challenge!)

        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!
 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 'Prize winners for the Month of October'

          Hi everyone, welcome back to The Flower Challenge.
          The challenge which celebrates floral images on your cards.

           We were so thrilled to see such an amazing amount of entries to our
            1st Anniversary challenge. Also a very big thank you to all the
             companies who have sponsored us too. So very generous of them all.
 
              We were also very touched by all your lovely comments and 
            best wishes for us all here and our challenge. So happy you are loving
            our Flower Challenge as much as we are and we are looking forward
 to seeing all your amazing creations here again for another year
of floral beauty.

             Now of course I am sure you are all waiting to hear who won
            the prizes! This time we have used Mr Random picker to choose
                all our winners to make it fair and also comply with rules etc.

              Please note all prize winners have been allocated their first
             choice of prizes where possible. Winners choosing the same prize
            have been allocated the next prize on the list in order of 
              winners chosen.

          So without further ado here our the lucky winners for
           our Anniversary challenge.



       IMPORTANT
         (Please remember to claim your prize within seven days or the
         prizes will then be redrawn as stated in our rules.)
       Please can all winners email us with your name and full address
      so we can give you details of how to claim your prize.
Our email address is below

theflowerchallenge@gmail.com


The order of winners chosen was 48,24,33,80,1,112,19,93,45
hence some winners not getting their first choice of prize.
Glad to say Mr Random picker was kind to us and six
 winners luckily did win their first choice of prize !


Prize 1
     Concord & 9th 'Flower Turnabout' stamp set
          from Tara at SevenHillsCrafts
 No 19 Julye


   
  Prize 2
  £10 Voucher
     from Tracy at Dies to Die For
No 93 Bobby

         
  
 Prize 3
£10 voucher
  from Tracy at Dies to Die For
   No 45 Kath    
 
                              
                        
 Prize 4
   $25 Gift Certificate
     from Effie at The Ton 
No 24 Ericka 
   
   
     
   Prize 5
     $30 Gift Code
        from Marcella at Power Poppy
 No 48 Marianne  




                               Prize 6                          
       $15 'Bloom' stamp set
      & matching stamp dies $12
    from Danielle at Neat & Tangled
   No 112 Betty




Prize 7
  $25 Voucher
   from Michelle at  CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps 
   No 80  Mary (FranSimply)    
 
 
 

Prize 8
$35 Canadian Dollars Voucher
from Studio Katia
No 33 Michelle Bylaw

  

Prize 9
$16 Four Floral Digistamps 
                                  No 1 Susan Joyce                                   



     Many congratulations to all of our lucky prize winners!
    Please email us at theflowerchallenge@gmail.com with your name
 and full address within seven days to claim your prize.
 If winners don't claim their prize within seven
            days the prize will be redrawn.

  We look forward to seeing all your beautiful floral cards in
  our next challenge starting on the 4th Nov.



                

Friday, 27 October 2017

1st Anniversary Prize Winners post coming soon !

The 1st Anniversary Prize Winners have now been chosen.
Come visit us to find out who the Winners were for our
 October challenge. Was it you? 
 
As we have prizes to give away this time please make
sure you come back and check if you are a winner.
If winners don't claim their prize within 7 days the prize
 will then be redrawn.
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd November.
  The next challenge will start on the 4th November.
 
  We hope you will all join us once again and show us
 your beautiful floral creations ;) 

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 Reminder


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

'Use Your Favourite Flower'
                             

Please remember to add our Challenge button above
(or the simpler one below). Also say which prize you would like
 to win. Several entries are not doing this we have noticed. Please
 make time to read our rules below this time or you may miss
out on winning a prize!




       You will need to add our graphic above to your post together with the correct link 
        so that we don't have to go looking for your card on your blog. (Instagram or Flickr
        users will be allowed to just use #The Flower Challenge in their post.) Anyone not
         following these two steps will not be eligible for the prizes that are available for the 
   Anniversary Celebration.


         Unlike our other Challenges to keep within legal rulings we will be using 
        Mr Random Draw for prizes but will be removing all cards that have not
                                                               met the guidelines first.
                         Please be sure to read all our Terms & Conditions below.                      
         
(A maximum of only TWO cards can be entered this time please.)

         As we are celebrating our 1st birthday this month we have lots of
            Prizes to give away this time. (See previous post for all details).
           You will need to comply with all of our terms and conditions to be able to win.


 See end of this post for a list of prizes and also another copy of the rules. 
   Please state  in your blog post which prize you would like to win
 and also if you already own the stamp set we are giving away as one of our
 prizes so it can be redrawn if you win.

 Our former FC Design team Guest Designers Lisa and Karren
are joining us once again and have made more fabulous cards too.
Please visit their blogs and leave them some comment love.
Along with all our other talented DT who would also love a visit.

Here are their cards.

Lisa 



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


Aileen



Cara


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 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.

Terms & Conditions

ADD OUR THEME BUTTON ABOVE AND STATE WHICH PRIZE YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN

The Challenge & Prize Draw will run from
 Oct 4th - Oct 25th 2017 and end at 11.59pm ( AEST).
There must be flowers as the MAIN image on your card.
You may enter 2 cards and both with new work only.
You may enter just 6 other challenges as well as our own.
Prizes will be chosen at random using a random picker from all correct entries
Winners will have to claim their prize within 7 days or the prize will be redrawn next day.
When winners come forward they will be emailed details of their prize and told how to
claim it.  The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred. Vouchers can be used to purchase
items of your choice from the chosen company, please use them as quickly as possible.
If you don't have a blog you can enter via Instagram or Flickr
(please use '# The Flower Challenge' in your post).

Leave comments for others and have fun!
If you have any questions please email us or leave a comment below.

List of prizes

Prize 1   'Flower Turnabout' stamp set worth £16.50  from 'Seven Hills Crafts' (UK)
Prize 2 & 3  £10 vouchers from 'Dies to Die For'  (UK)
Prize 4   $25 Gift Certificate from 'The Ton'  (USA)
Prize 5   $30 Gift Code from 'Power Poppy'   (USA)
Prize 6   'Bloom stamp & Matching dies' worth $15 & $12 from 'Neat & Tangled' (USA)
Prize 7   $25 voucher from 'CAS-UAL FRIDAYS stamps'  (USA)
Prize 8   $35 CAD (Canadian dollars) voucher from 'Studio Katia' (Canada)
Prize 9   $16 Four floral Digital Stamps from DotBStamp (USA)