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)



Thursday, 5 October 2017

The Flower Challenge #13 'Use your Favourite Flower'


Welcome to The Flower Challenge!

This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. 

                                                         Yes we are one !
                       It's just amazing to think we have been going for a year already.

                                                                      


Thank you so much for making such a success of our challenge blog.
We have all been so thrilled to see your beautiful cards in our gallery. 

They have all been worthy of winning and we have had to think very 
long and hard which to choose. I hope you will all continue to share
your lovely creations with us in the coming year.

Also there are yet more surprises for you all ! 
The very talented Therese Calvird from Lost In Paper is back again as
our Guest Designer this month.

We are lucky that two of our lovely previous Designers Lisa and Karren 
are back to inspire you all too.

Last but not least we have a new Guest Designer joining us, so happy
 to introduce EunJi Jung. Not only is EunJi our GD this month but
 she is also offering some of her beautiful Digital stamps as a prize!


As if that wasn't enough........ we have yet more lovely prizes up
 for grabs. All of the Design Team here have lots of favourite 
companies we like to shop with. 

We are so thrilled to say we have been offered several very generous
prizes by the following companies. So get making your floral cards to
be in with a chance to win one of these amazing prizes.

You just have to enter a card below and we will choose the winners 
from all those entered this month. Also please state in your post which
prize you would like to win if chosen and add our monthly
 theme button below. Please note that  Flowers MUST
 be the main image on your cards as usual !

 (There is a maximum of 2 cards only to be entered this month,
 see all terms and conditions below.)

We will announce the winners as always in next month's post. 
Good luck everyone ;)

These are the companies who have kindly agreed to give us prizes. 
Thank you all so much for your generosity! 
(Please find a complete List of Prizes at the bottom of this page)


   Tara from SevenHillsCrafts
                                                                        
                                       
    (Seven Hills Crafts is an online only retail store specialising in
     importing quality craft products from the USA.Our aim is to stock the
     widest range of US goods in the UK and to become your go-to store for
   quality craft products with service to match!)

 Prize 1 
Concord & 9th 'Flower Turnabout' stamp set
worth £16.50
        (As this is the only stamp set prize, please let us know if you
         already own it so if you are chosen as the winner it can then be redrawn.)


             
Tracy from Dies To Die For
                                                            
       (Not only do I try and bring you a large selection of well
        known brands but also some of the harder to find items.I have
       weekly deliveries of new stock, so it's always worth popping
   back and having a browse around the website.)

 Prizes 2 & 3
  £10 vouchers
                              

               
  Effie from The Ton
                                                     


     (My original designs were inspired by haute couture fashion 
      and modern decor.  Since our launch, our brand has evolved to include
      modern floral and adorable critter designs.  We have also expanded
      our product line to include dies, inks and an incredible line of gilding.)

                                                                 
 Prize 4 
 $25 Gift Certificate 
         (to be used for 'The Ton' brand Stamps,Dies,Inks and Gilding products)

                                       
                                
 Marcella from   Power Poppy

                                  
   (Power Poppy is the shop and blog of artist Marcella Hawley.
   We sell beautiful clear polymer stamps and digital images for your stamping,
    coloring, papercrafting, and creative pursuits. We’re dreaming up new products
      and ideas designed to make people happy. Present company included.)


Prize 5
  $30 Gift Code



Danielle from Neat & Tangled

                             

                                                                     
                     (Neat and Tangled is a small company based on the East Coast in 
             Northern Delaware. The focus is on producing the best quality photopolymer
          clear stamps. Not only are they the best quality, but they are also produced right
              here in the USA! They have a cute, hand drawn, heartwarming feel and the
                     various sets can be used together to create endless possibilities! )

     Prize 6 
    'Bloom' Stamp set &  Matching Dies 
     worth $15 & $12




    Michelle from  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
                                                          
                                                                      

(At CAS-ual Fridays Stamps we've been creating clever, stylish
and sorta sassy designs in beautiful Colorado since 2012.
Our high quality clear photopolymer stamps and coordinating steel
     dies are proudly made in the USA!)

   Prize 7 
   $25 Voucher



 Katia from Studio Katia

 


       (My name is Katia (Kah-tee-ya) & I am the owner of Studio Katia,
         which is a very small family run business based in Canada.
          I've always wanted to start this business but timing wasn’t right.
           The time has come and starting this company is a dream come true.)
                                                                 
Prize 8
 $35 CAD (Canadian Dollars) Voucher



 EunJi Jung from DotBstamp


(My name is EunJi Jung and I design high quality originally drawn
 digital stamps. You can use them for your cards, tags or whatever
 else you like. I hope they inspire you.)

Prize 9
Four Floral digital stamps
(Two from her October release and two from previous releases
of Winners choice.) Worth $16.



 Now onto our next challenge and

Our challenge for October is ..
'Use Your Favourite Flower'
                                                                     

Or add our simpler one below

 

  You will need to add our graphic button 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.                      
                 
 Of course most of all....have fun!
                          

This month we want to see you use your favourite flowers on your
cards.I think we all have our favourites and this is the time to get
them out and use them on your cards.  
       
Please also remember when you use your floral stamps/dies/stencils
it must be the Main image on your card.  

Now please come and have a look at what our DT and
 Guest Designers have made for your inspiration.

 (Be sure to click on the links to their blogs and
 leave them some comment love :)
                               

 Guest Designer
    Therese Calvird

Therese also has a video too HERE !


     Former FC Design team Guest
(see video on her blog also)


      Former FC Design team Guest



Guest Designer
EunJi Jung


 And here is some inspiration from the Design Team.
                           

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   Four Floral digital stamps (two from the Oct release and any two from previous releases)      from DotBstamp worth $16 (USA)

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!