Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Year, New Beginnings and a Blog Hop!!

Happy Thursday morning to you lovely peeps!
Time once again for a new challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
Thanks for all your fabulous creations on our last challenge, you really are a crafty lot aren't you?
Please stop by the Crafty Ribbons Challenge blog and see if you were one of our handpicked top 3 or our Random Winner!
Can you believe Christmas is over and we are into January??  Me neither. 

However, as we are now into January that means it’s time for the sales and Crafty Ribbons started their mega sale on the 3rd January where there are lots of fabulous ribbons at fantastic prices so to celebrate we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes available.
This is the prize for the main blog hop winner:

Just think how many gorgeous ribbons you can buy with that, especially whilst the sale is on!!!
Of course, we also have our new challenge and this time,Gina is hosting.....
...And here is the prize for the challenge winner:
 We'll draw a random winner for both the blog hop and challenge and  we’ll have the top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at the main site.
Here's what I made:
I have used a Whiff of Joy stamp called Willow Holding Baby which you can buy here.
See that gorgeous ribbon down the left hand side - well that's one of the new range of ribbons that will be available very soon at Crafty Ribbons.
The image is coloured with my Flexmarkers.  These pens are just fabulous to work with and I absolutely love them to bits.
The flowers and pins are from my stash and the sentiment is a wooden stamp I have had for ages.
Now comes the exciting bit........
We are having a Blog Hop that will run alongside this current challenge. If you get lost along the way, just pop back to the challenge blog and you will find the full list of blogs in Hop Order.
 At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw.
I've got these gorgeous ribbons to give away

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. Let me know what you think of my card and saying you're joining us on the blog hop... 
At each stop there will be a word which you should collect. Once you have collected all 12 words re-arrange them to make a phrase and then leave that phrase in a comment on the challenge blog (we will have comment moderation on so you won't be able to cheat!!)

So, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Pinky’s Blog My word is A. The blog hop will run until 6pm on 18th January 2012 and the winner and the winners of each of the Design Teams Candy will be announced with the start of the New Challenge on the 19th January

Your next stop is the uber talented Bonnie. If you lose your way you can go back to Crafty Ribbons Challenge to get the full list. Good luck everyone.

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  1. Wow, what a wonderful card. I love this image and the ribbon is so beautiful.

    Hugs, Uta

  2. Ooh, I am having such fun. This is my 4th stop on the Blog hop challenge, and I am getting to visit some lovely new blogs :-) What a beautiful card!

    Have a nice day


  3. Hey Lovely card !! Participating in the blog hop

  4. Your card is very beautyful, I like the colourcombination.



  5. Great Card dawn, this is my first blog hop.. and i love it haha...
    Hugs Kelly

  6. I like the stamp you've used on this card...must have a go at this in 2012. Visiting from the blog hop x

  7. thats one of my favourite WoJ stamps too.

  8. Fantastic card... and ribbons. What a wonderful hop!!


  9. Beautifully sweet card Dawn!!

  10. Happy new year :-) awww what a beautiful card and love the colours you have used great hop too hugs lindyloo x

  11. Wonderful card....lovely ribbons...great bloghop!
    xxx Margreet

  12. On the blog hop here. What a fantastic card and love the colours. Happy new year
    x catherine

  13. loving the card and the image. On my way on the blog hop. Happy new year
    x catherine

  14. what a gorgeous card. Love the papers, great blog hop.

  15. Beautiful Dawn I am joining in on the hop.
    Chris x

  16. Hi Dawn
    A gorgeous and beautiful card
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  17. I love the ribbon and the pins on your card. Those gorgeous pearls set off the card beautifully. I am really enjoying the blog hop - thank you for the opportunity to win some beautiful ribbons.

  18. Hi hun, gorgeous card, love this image and soft colours,hugs Liz xx

  19. stunning card, the image is one of my faves, so lovely and I love the colour scheme you've picked its so fresh

    enjoying blog hopping with you :o)

    Amanda xx

  20. Such a gorgeous card. I love the image and the ribbon matches perfectly. I'm really enjoying the hop, seeing what everyone has made :)


  21. This is lovely! I love the delicate colours, and the layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  22. Gorgeous card. The image is lovely and the embellishments and ribbon you have used really compliment it. Great blog hop too.

  23. What a beautiful and loving card! Loved the image and coloring. Thanks for
    Playing with us at DDCC

  24. Lovely card, Dawn. adorable image and love those ribbons. Fabulous Blog Hop and candy too.
    Cathy Lee

  25. So pretty Dawn, soft beautiful colouring and gorgeous image.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Hi hun

    Stunning card, love the cute image. Off to finish the hop.

    Hugs Ali x

  27. Wonderful blog hop its great looking at all your lovely cards x

  28. A really pretty card. I'm enjoying hopping around and seeing everyone's creations!

  29. Another card with such a lovely soft colourway. I'm getting inspiration from this bloghop!

  30. Another beautiful card Dawn :) I understand pastels are going to be very on trend in 2012 so you're way ahead!! ;)

    That is a large pile of ribbon-wow! I am enjoying this blog hop, my first one of the year :)

  31. Such a beautiful card & love the fresh colours.

    I am joining in with the blog hop x

    hugs sally x

  32. Your card is so pretty Dawn and I love the papers to!

  33. hi hunni
    thanks for joining us at dutch dare card challenges, i love your creation, good luck in the draw.
    hugs sandra dt
    my blog

  34. Wow, what a wonderful card

  35. Thanks for the hop- gorgeous card and cheers for the chance to win!

  36. Hiya! Hope you had a fab Christmas. A gorgeous card - i love the beautiful colours. Can’t wait to see what you create in 2012 :-) Love ‘n’ hugs, Mel xx

  37. hi. i have found you through the blog hop. what a beautiful blog, will now be following and dropping by regularly. love your card for this challenge.

  38. Love your beautiful card and the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Hopping on ..
    Jenni x


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Have a lovely day!
Dawn xx