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!








Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Flower Challenge 'Picks for the Month of September'

       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.


      Please don't forget to visit us next month to help us celebrate our
      1st  Birthday! so much excitement, you really won't want to miss it !
     .......Prizes....Guest Designers ....a New Look Blog.

  Anyway here are the cards we have all chosen as our favourites
 this month. So without further ado.....

 The  Winner for this month is
  
Loll

Such beautiful flowers and excellent use of colour too.
Another fab card from Loll, many congratulations !

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



The Top Pick chosen by the Design Team is


Such Wow looking flowers and the pretty shading in blue is
just fabulous!


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

 
  

  The Honourable Mentions chosen this time are
(in order of entry)


Once again we were all blown away by Hannelie's fabulous card.
That flower is just awesome too!



Another oh so pretty card, we just loved the clever pastel shading
 and delicate flowers!



We just loved the CAS look and the beautiful water colouring!



We loved the combination of colours on her colour wash and
very artistic design 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 October.





Wednesday, 27 September 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 September challenge.
Was it you?
 
We will be back to let you know on the 3rd October
  The next challenge will start on the 4th October
  We hope you will join us once again
and show us your beautiful floral creations ;)
 
In October we are celebrating our 1st Birthday, trust me
 you really won't want to miss it.....soooo much going on !