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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Challenge #96: "Laces & Pearls"

Hi everyone, welcome to a new challenge. Thank you so much again for so many beautiful entries we had the last two weeks. First today we want to say a big welcome to our new DT members:

So great to have you with us!! Those three sweet ladies will start showing you their fab inspirations from next challenge. Visit their blog and leave them some love!

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Now we want to announce our winner of last challenge and the top 3 chosen by the Design Team.

Winner of the winner of the fab prize kindly offered by The Ribbon Girl is....

That's you Granne!! Congratulations!
Please write me, Karina, to claim your prize, her email adress is on the sidebar :)

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Now onto the top 3, chosing them was not an easy task as always. Here they are, in no particular order:



Gorgeous creations! We love them so much! Grab your blinkie from the sidebar or the HTML code from the tab 'Get your Blinkie Code' and show it with proud on your sidebars.

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


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

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Challenge #95: "Winter Dreams" and DT Call!!

Hello everyone Deep Ocean friends!

Welcome to our first challenge in the new year 2015! As you know from our last challenge post our dear Franz and Sara left the team for personal reasons. So sad for not having them in the team anymore. They both were running Deep Ocean Challenge. I (Karina) took it over from them and hope you keep on joining the fun also in future.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our latest challenge, we are so glad and proud to have so many stunning entries! It always is a feast for our eyes to see what you are showing us here!


Do you fancy to be a part of our fabulous design team? We are looking for few more team mates. If you're interested in being part of our team please read below what is required, what benefits you receive and how to apply!

  • Make a creation every fortnight in line with our challenge calendar and themes.
  • You are required to upload your creation onto the challenge post by Tuesday noon before the challenge goes live the same evening.
  • On your blog or website you are required to do a post about each Deep Ocean Challenge with a photo of your creation, details of the challenge for that fortnight and link to the Deep Ocean Challenge blog. We would love you to spread the new challenge on your Facebook profile too. Your post must go live the same time the challenge post goes live.
  •  The top 3 winners will be chosen by the team. You have to write your choices to our Facebook group Tuesday noon the latest. So you have to be experienced with social media too.
  • Commenting on the entries that join our challenges.

  • You will gain design team experience with a fun and friendly team. 
  • You will gain more traffic on your own blog, website and Facebook

How to apply:

Just join our challenge and add DT behind your name at the Inlikz.

Now we hope to see you applying.


 Well, it's time to ask Random.org about our winner of the secret prize from our last challenge:

Congratulations Niki1 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...

...choosing our top3 was so hard 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:

Irma Tirza

Lucy Patrick


Gorgeous creations gals, 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:

this can be cold color combinations, snowflakes, winter landscapes, winter animals, snowmen, even a Christmas card in winter theme... just as some ideas for you.

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:

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