Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Flower Challenge #6 Reminder

                   

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

                                                                    
                                                                   
"Anything Goes" With Florals 
and here is some more wonderful inspiration from our design team. 



Just a quick reminder to please remember to add our banner above.
Unless on Instagram or Flickr where a '#The Flower Challenge'
will suffice. In order to be chosen as a Winner, Top Pick or HM
we ask that you follow our simple rules, see tab at top for more info.

 

                                                                           
                                                                              Karen
                                                                                 
                                                                            Karren 
                                                                             

                                                                        Maria   
                                                                   
                                                                         TaeEun 

                                                                                 
                                                                            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.

 
 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Flower Challenge #6 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......





Please remember to read our guidelines- just click on the 
Challenge Rules button. You will find it in the tab at the top.
  It is important to follow the guidelines to be eligible for the 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 :)
                                                                            
                                                                             Aileen



                                                                  Cara
                                                                          
                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                     Karen 

                                                                         
                                                       
                                                                        Karren 
                                                
                                                                         
          
                                                                        Maria 

                                                                             
     
                                                                          Ruth 

                                                                      

                                                                      Shona  


                                                                             
                                                                     TaeEun   

                                                                          

                                                                       
                                                                       

   

The challenge closes on the 25th of the month at 5pm (Australian time), 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 March 2017

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of February'

Hi everyone. 

  It's been another very busy month here at The Flower Challenge and we 
were so happy to see so many people joining us in our fifth 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 towards 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 be featured on our winners post
 and the other cards will then be listed under 'Top Pick' and 'Honourable Mention'.


   The Winner for this month is

   Susanne

 

     The heart die-cut is so lovely and the background  has such 
pretty shading. Love the ombre sentiment and matching
 sequins too.
                         
 Congratulations we all just loved this
 wonderful creation and the work that went into making it.
Please don't forget to grab your badge below.


 


The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team is


 

Such a beautiful pastel flower, so well coloured and love the ombre
sentiment too.

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

The Honourable mentions chosen by the Design Team are
( In alphabetical order)

Ann

 Love the inlaid die, so clever and the flower
   is so pretty too.


    Michele
                         
Excellent CASE of Therese's card, beautiful flower
dies and lovely shades of pink too.

      
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.


       

Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Flower Challenge #5 Reminder

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


CASE (Copy and Share Everything)
Our Guest Designer is THERESE

We hope you will join in and do your version of Therese's
beautiful card, using your floral images. Here is a reminder of her card below.



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


 Ruth

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.


Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Flower Challenge #5 'CASE our Guest Designer'

Welcome to The Flower Challenge!
  This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 
 Our challenge for February is  to CASE our Guest Designer: THERESE








CASE (meaning Copy & Share Everything) 

You may decide to copy it exactly, but CASE-ing 
is generally meant to give you inspiration. 
 Here are just a few options you can try:
 
Just match the colour combo.
Change the theme/sentiment.
Flip it horizontally.
Match how they used an embellishment.
Try the technique they taught.
Use their card as a “sketch” to start with.


Anyway please state how you CASED the card here
 so we are in no doubt what inspired you.


This is the beautiful card made by Therese, we hope you
will join in and do your own version of it. 

 Btw. there is a video here by Therese on her blog showing
just how she made her card.


 


Not only do we have Therese from Lost in Paper as our Guest Designer,
but we have another person joining us too....but more about that later.




Therese is probably one person I have known in the card making industry
longer than anyone else as we date back to me stalking her in my
 pre-blogging days and when she was doing DT stuff for Annabelle's
 designs here in Australia.

Always so quick to share ideas, help with suggestions and the most
 amazing videos on YouTube.


 We would also like to welcome a new Design Team member. TaeEun
 from  'Rainbowinnovember' has agreed to join us. See her Bio in the
tab above where you can see details of all of our team members.

 TaeEun and I have shared a friendship over the  last year that 
 often feels like it has been many years chatting back and forth.
 She is such a natural floral artist, she will be a true inspiration
 for us all.

I am going to leave it to both ladies to introduce themselves
to you more in their own blog post to give you time to browse. 

Please take the time to go check out both of these amazing blogs, 
 but do remember to come back here ;)




Please take the time to read our guidelines- just click on the 
Challenge Rules tab at the top here.
It is important to follow the guidelines to be eligible for the Challenge.


And here is some inspiration from the Design Team.  Be sure to click 
on the links to their blogs and leave them some 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!