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.









Tuesday, 2 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 December challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd January
  The next challenge will start on the 4th January
 
 
 

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Flower Challenge #15 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!
                          
   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 etc .etc. but if you
 get stuck what about making a tag!


                                   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




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

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.

                                                     

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.