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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Challenge #100: "Easter/Spring" and CELEBRATION!!!

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

Before we announce our winners we want to tell you that we're...

Celebrating our 100th challenge today!!!
How great is this!!! Woohoo!!! 

We want to celebrate with you with some special prizes. More about that just scroll down...

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

That's you Monica!! 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 'Vintage' challenge and winner of a GDT spot for next challenge is:


Elena, 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:





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 


and we are are honoured to be sponsored by following great sponsors...


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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 "Mitzi is a Colorado-based fantasy artist. Originally from Japan, her art is influenced by the vintage shojo manga she grew up with, as well as the classic art forms such as tattoo art and woodblock prints of her native country. Her fantasy art subjects range from cute and whimsical to dark and macabre, and everything in between. Majority of her Aurora Wings digital stamps are made from the line art of her fantasy illustrations, giving them a uniquely distinct look of flowing lines with high level of detail. Most are ink & pen traditional drawings, which are either colored free-hand in Corel Painter or traditionally with watercolor. Her Etsy shop, Aurora Wings, offers digital stamps, prints, ACEOs, coloring books, and originals."
Shop - http://www.Etsy.com/shop/AuroraWings
Facebook Digi Group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/StampsByAuroraWings
Facebook Artist Page - http://www.facebook.com/FantasyArtofMitzi
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - http://www.AuroraWingsChallenge.blogspot.com
Artist's Official Site - http://www.AuroraWings.com

 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff is sponsoring a voucher of USD 15.00 you can spend for getting some of her gorgeous Digital Stamps... thank you so much, Mitzi!

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 Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store

 Shop - http://www.Etsy.com/shop/gjzcck
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups/chingchoukuiksdigitalstamps
Challenges - http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.com

Ching Chou is sponsoring two of her beautiful Digital Images of your choice... thank you so much, Ching Chou!!

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And... we are so happy and honoured that Yanti is now a permanent member of our Design Team!! Welcome to the team!!

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

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Challenge #99: "Vintage"

Hello everyone Deep Ocean friends!

Welcome to our new challenge! Thank you so much to everyone who entered our latest challenge, we are so glad and proud to have again so many stunning entries! It's a big pleasure to look through all of them.


 First we ask Random.org about our winner of the generous prize from our last challenge offered from Live & Love Crafts, thank you so much Sandy! Here we go...

Congratulations NGCARDS you're our lucky winner!
Please write me, Karina, to claim your prize, 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:

Julie Price


Julie, 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:




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...

We are joined by Yanti as our guest designer this forthnight with the gorgeous creation you can see below... thank you Yanti!!

GD Yanti

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