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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Challenge #102: "Shaped Card"

 Hi everyone, welcome to a new challenge. Thank you so much again for so many beautiful entries we had the last two weeks.

Now we want to announce our winner...
Winner of the fab prize kindly offered by The Ribbon Girl is....

That's you Caroline!! Congratulations!
Please write me, Karina, to claim your prize, my email adress is on the sidebar.
You have to contact me within 7 days!!

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Spotlight entry of our 'Things with Wings' challenge and winner of a GDT spot for next challenge is:


Ileana, please contact me to get the infos to your guest design spot. You find my e-mail addy in the sidebar. And grab your 'Spotlight' blinkie from the sidebar or the HTML code from the tab 'Get your Blinkie Code' and show it with proud on your blog.

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Now onto the top 3, wow... how hard it was again this time with so many fabulous entries. Phew!!! But... we had to make our decisions, and here they are, in no particular order:



Riti Poddar



Gorgeous creations, ladies... congratulations! Grab your 'Top 3' blinkie from the sidebar or the HTML code from the tab 'Get your Blinkie Code' and show it with proud on your blogs.

So onto our new challenge... this fortnight our theme for you is 

(so no squares and rectangles allowed!)
and we are are honoured to be sponsored by 

If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at Live & Love Crafts!
Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.
Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design, Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road, and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.
The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

with this great prize 

Thank you so much, Sandy!!!

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We are honoured to be joined by our Guest Designer from last challenge; Zubaida!! Great to have you with us this round with your gorgeous creation! Please visit her blog and leave her some love.

Now look through all the gorgeousness the DT have made and feel inspired to join our new challenge.


Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Challenge #101: "Things with Wings"

Hello everyone Deep Ocean friends!

Welcome to our new challenge! Thank you so much to everyone who entered our celebration challenge. We had 284 entries for our 100th challenge... wow!!! That's so great! It was a big pleasure to look through all your gorgeous projects. And we hope you all will join us again this forthnight.


 First we ask Random.org about our winners. We had prizes from three different sponsors. Thank you so much to Sandy, Ching Chou and Mitzi for celebrating with us and your generosity to offer your fab prizes.  

Here we go...

Winner of the prize offered from Live & Love Crafts:


 Winner of the prize offered from Stamps by Aurora Wings:

Rachel from Blossom Cards


Winner of the prize offered from Ching Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps:



Congratulations ladies you're our lucky winners
Please write me, Karina, until the 14th April to claim your prizes, my email adress is on the sidebar :)


and now let's see our favourites...

Spotlight entry of our 'Our Furry Friends' challenge and winner of a GDT spot for next challenge is:



Zubaira, please contact me to get the infos to your guest design spot. You find my e-mail addy in the sidebar. And grab your 'Spotlight' blinkie from the sidebar or the HTML code from the tab 'Get your Blinkie Code' and show it with proud on your blog.

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...choosing our top3 was so hard again seeing all those fabulous favorite creations from you. A wow for all of you!! But we only can take 3 in our top nomination. Here they are:

Kiki Foe



Gorgeous creations ladies! So well deserved! We love them soooo much! Grab your blinkie from the tab "Blinkies" and show it with proud on your sidebars!

So, onto our new challenge:


and thanks sooo much to The Ribbon Girl for being our lovely sponsor again!

Welcome to The Ribbon Girl online store - we are Mother and Daughter, Mary  and Andrea, and have always crafted (card making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, sewing, embroidery, soft toy making etc) but it became more and  more difficult to buy very small quantities of good quality ribbon, lace, and embellishments. In 2010 we decided to open our own online store The Ribbon Girl  so we could make very small (or large) quantities of top quality products available to all crafters at reasonable prices - so you can mix and match and  make your craft budget go further.   We only sell what we would use ourselves - Mary owns and runs the store while Andrea looks after the social side including  the Ribbon Girl challenges and our mega talented Design Team. Based in the UK,  we ship world wide and try to send all orders the same day whenever possible.So whether you like crafting in classic, vintage, rustic, shabby chic or modern style you'll be spoiled for choice! Ribbon Girl stocks an impressive  selection of gorgeous ribbons and trims from silk to hessian, a 100 different designs of vintage style, cotton, guipure and flat lace (all ribbon and lace is  sold by the metre in continuous lengths whenever possible) hundreds of charms and pendants, all available as single units.  Our Flower Shop is full pretty  flowers and beaded berries and we are stockists of Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and many others, in mulberry, cotton paper, satin, organza; we have  gorgeous diamante and pearl embellishments; a vast array of buttons, twine, hemp, vintage style brooches, special occasion, bridal and seasonal  embellishments. Our Christmas Shop is open all year round and we also offer craft essentials such as top-stitch thread, sticky tape, Glossy Accents, Liquid  Pearls and Stickles, brooch backs, hair slides, hat pins etc Small orders are always welcome at The Ribbon Girl and we hope you enjoy  looking around the store - please contact us if you need advice or a sample - especially if you are planning a wedding and want to use lace or ribbons on  your invitations, wedding stationery, favours or celebration cakes

with this great prize:

 Now look through all the gorgeousness the DT have made...