Friday, 15 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 Reminder - Use a Shape


I’m back with a reminder that we’re celebrating our 5th birthday this month, at The Flower Challenge with 11 amazing prizes up for grabs! I’ve shamelessly copied and pasted the details of them all below so that I get it right! 

I used some Indigo Blu stamps for my reminder card from an amazing selection that was gifted to me after a dear crafting friend, Christine, very sadly passed away this summer. I love that I’ll be reminded of the fun we used to have at Ink Buds workshops every time I use them. 
I used a kraft card base and various shades of distress oxides to both stamp the background and colour the flower. The squares were stamped on the paper packaging that came with my last Amazon order! I added a little twinkle to the petals with some Tim Holtz mica flakes, a squiggly doodled border, a Clarity Stamp sticker sentiment and job done. 5 years of making cards for the challenge and I still can’t take a decent photo! You’ve got until 8am Australian time on 26th October to get your entries in for some of our fantastic prizes, so keep on crafting!

 

We are celebrating our 5th Birthday! 

See The Flower Challenge for details and our 11 PRIZES.


It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all......have fun ! 


So this month we would like to see you add a shape on your card, any size shape will do. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 


Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.

Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) 

Our kind sponsors this month can all be found on our main post  HERE. Please visit them if you haven't already ;)  Don't forget we have 11 PRIZES to be won this month too!




(For an Australian/NZ winner)

                                                               Colorado stamp sets





(For a UK winner)
                                              AALL & CREATE  Passion Flower stamp set


(Stamps set  worth $15)




($20 gift card)



(Three digi stamps)



(For a North American winner)

Pinkfresh 'Winterberry Background' stamp


(For a US winner)
   Clearly Besotted stamp sets


(For a US winner)

Pink Fresh Studio 'Floral Notes' stamp set



($20 Gift card - applicable to The Ton stamps, dies, inks and gilding



(For a UK winner)
                                                        Altenew Happy Together stamp set

&

Altenew Thank You die



Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries do try and visit her blog/Instagram if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards

Monday, 4 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 Use a Shape


It’s not only time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge, it’s our 5th birthday celebrations! This month we want you to use a shape in your creations and you could win one of 11 fabulous prizes!

I can’t believe that it’s been 5 years and they’re still putting up with me. Thanks teamies, you are an amazing compassionate, talented bunch. 

I rustled up a card using a new die from a fantastic small British company, Funky Fossil. I cut the die twice in black and green card, but only used the leafy part of the green one (there’s acorns hidden under the flowers!). Flowers are Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose collection and a few enamel dots for berries. I might add a sentiment inside the frame at a later date, when I decide what occasion to use it for!


We are celebrating our 5th Birthday! 

See The Flower Challenge for details and our 11 PRIZES.


It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all......have fun ! 


So this month we would like to see you add a shape on your card, any size shape will do. As well as the usual FLOWERS of course too. 


Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.

Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prizes this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.


Just to add that you can find us on facebook and also Instagram too. Our Instagram page is @theflowerchallenge2...remember the 2 at the end ;) 

Our kind sponsors this month can all be found on our main post  HERE. Please visit them if you haven't already ;)  Don't forget we have 11 PRIZES to be won this month too!

Our Guest Designer this month is the talented Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries do try and visit her blog/Instagram if you haven't already as she makes such beautiful cards. 

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The Flower Challenge #60 Reminder - Use Turquoise



It’s time for a reminder about our current challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see turquoise! 

I got out my distress reinkers for this card - salvaged patina and peacock feathers for the flowers and used them to watercolour some images from a Stampendous stamp set that I’ve had for years. I fussy cut everything out and layered it up with gel medium to add dimension, with a doodled border, a touch of glitter on
water and a few gems to finish. 

Don’t forget to check out all my teamies and our guest DT’s amazing creations and I can’t wait to see what you create. 

                                      

Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Flower Challenge #60 Turquoise




Is it just me, or are the nights really starting to draw in now? It’s definitely chiller too, although apparently we’re due a mini heatwave here in the UK! I hope you’re all keeping safe and well.

Yep, 4th of the month already and so it’s time for our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month we want to see turquoise! 

I made this very simple card using this beautiful lupin  Studiolight stamp from their Grunge Collection 5. Really simply watercoloured (turns out I need lots more practice at this!) and the edges distressed before mounting on a DL card. Dymo label sentiment (seriously, I’d forgotten how much strength you need to use of those). 

I’ll be back later in the month with a reminder post, don’t forget to check out all my teamies and our guest DT’s amazing creations

                                         

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

The Flower Challenge #59 Use a Die (optional slimline cards)

I’ve been trying to resist saying it for ages, but seriously, where is this year going?! I can’t believe it’s August already (only another 22 days until payday - I need to practice more control when buying craft goodies!). 

If you’re in a similar position, definitely join us for our new challenge, over at The Flower Challenge where this month we want to see you use dies (and if you feel like it a slimline card) as we have one of our former team mates sponsoring us this month, the fabulous Rachel from RachelVassDesigns

Rachel is giving our lucky winner a PRIZE of three of her amazing digital stamp sets = to approx $15.

We are welcoming back another friend too, our talented Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Therese Calvird  from lostinpaper.com do check out her blog/Instagram if you have a minute as she makes such fabulous cards.

I used Mama Elephant’s Big Best Wishes Die layering up the black and kraft card on top of Altenew’s Book Engraving stamp. I could have used the coordinating dies, but chose to fussy cut the flowers and leaves whilst relaxing instead. Super simple!



Please don't forget to use your Florals as always and as the MAIN feature on your card.
Only 6 other challenges allowed as well as our own.
Also please take a few minutes to read our rules in the tab above as you may lose out on winning a prize this time too. Bought flowers or ones just cut out from design paper alone are NOT allowed. If in any doubt please do ask.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

The Flower Challenge Reminder #58 - Use Spots or Stripes

Yep, back again with a reminder about our challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month, we want to see spots or stripes! 

I used one on Tracy Evan’s recent release for Aall and Create, Tattered Florals and the designed to be distressed looking sentiment is from her Bring on the Sentiments set. I used white heat embossing and decoupaged the flower on kraft card with distress oxides in broken china  to colour and speckled egg through a stencil in the background. A doodled border, splats of ink and some Tim Holtz mica flakes on the flower centre to finish simples! 


 

Sunday, 4 July 2021

The Flower Challenge #58 Use Spots or Stripes


Yep, that time of the month again! It’s our new challenge over at The Flower Challenge and this month, we want to see spots or stripes! 

I whipped up this card using yet more of Heartfelt Creations Wild Rose stamps and dies and also their Leafy Accents set. I looked at this card after making it and couldn’t believe that I’d forgotten to shape the leaves. That’ll teach me not to rush!  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh and my spotty background paper is an oldie from the sadly defunct Craftwork Cards.

As ever I love seeing your makes so please join us and remember to check out our rules to make sure you’re in with a chance of being our top picks.