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Tuesday 25 March 2014

Challenge # 74 For A Friend & DT CALL

Hi everyone welcome to our new challenge before that tho we have winners and some news !! 

so as drawn by random org the lucky winner of the Live And Love Crafts prize is

thats you Lisanne

congratulations if you email Franz at the address on the sidebar she will sort out your prize for you 

and our Top 3

#111 Kirsten

congratulations girls please grab our badge for your blogs 

so NEWS !!!

A few of our lovely DT girls are moving onto new things so we are looking for some new teamies !!

so is it for you ??? 
please read our requirements below and if you feel you would like to join us you can either add DT to your name on your entry for this challenge OR if you prefer send an email to Franz at the address on the sidebar with a link to your blog 

1. You need to have a Facebook Account OR be willing to create one as we run our team on a group page 

2 . You need to be able to create a card or project for each of our challenges 

3.You need to have an active blog to post your DT cards and be willing to provide links to our lovely sponsors as appropriate 

 Thats it not too many rules and regulations just a lovely friendly team and we are looking forward to adding a few more to our little crafty family !! 

So just add DT to your name or email us and we will come visit your blog and  we dont mind if you are already on other DT's or if this is your first one so anyone can apply 


So thats the first bit of news
 just before i get to the new challenge there is another change to tell you about 

The past few months we have been getting sooooooo many entries to each challenge which we LOVE LOVE LOVE but it has ment our DT have been having trouble getting round to comment on each entry and we feel bad about that but we all lead busy lives and sometimes there just isn't time to do everything we would like so we have decided we would need to change things a little the options were to limit the number of entries OR not routinely commenting on entries we certainly did not want to stop you all entering as we truly love to see all the beautiful entries so from now on 

We will NOT be commenting on entires BUT be assured we will still be visiting each entry when we  select our Top 3 each challenge 

We hope you understand our reason for this change and you will continue to share your beautiful creations with us 


Right finally we get to the new challenge !!
our theme for you this fortnight is 

For A Friend 

and we are sponsored by 
Lifelong crafters Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea were tired of having to buy full rolls of ribbon and lace when they only needed one metre.  Because they love ribbons and all things pretty, they decided to open their own online shop in 2010 and make small quantities of beautiful products easily available to all crafters. Mary owns the shop and runs it on a day to day basis as well as keeping the website updated while Andrea looks after the social side,  The Ribbon Girl Blog and the Design Team. They specialise in supplying small (or large) quantities of ribbon, twine, gorgeous vintage style lace and seam binding ribbon, tiny pom-pom and ric-rac trim, all sorts of buttons, fancy pins, a multitude of charms, pearl and crystal flourishes, wool felt squares, seasonal and unusual embellishments, mulberry flowers, sticky tape and accessories to card makers, crafters, scrapbookers and cake decorators. They stock only the best quality products and only offer for sale goods that they would personally buy and use themselves

with this great prize

And some inspiration from the DT 



now its your turn please link up below and remember to add DT if you would like to enter our DT CALL 

hugs sara x x x

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Challenge # 73 Lace And Pearls

Hello everybody Deep Ocean Friends!

Omg, we really had lots of entries for our challenge last fortnight, they're all amazing and we've been so happy to have you all with us!
Let's ask Random.org about the lucky winner of the lovely prize kindly offered by our loved sponsor The Ribbon Girl:

Congratulations Mirella , it's you! 
Please write me, Franz, to claim your prize, my email adress is on the sidebar :)
and now let's see our Top 3, omg what a rough job with so many wonderful entries!
# 207 - Barbara GR

Wow gals! Your works are simply STUNNING!
So, onto our new challenge...another easy one!...:

 Here is our fab regular sponsor


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 wonderful prize

 Let's see the creations from our lovely DT members: 






Now it's up to you all, let's create and link up below, please!

Hugs, Franz
and Deep Ocean team.