Thursday, 28 March 2013

New Challenge and a Blog Hop!!!!!

Long Post peeps - go grab a cuppa and a biscuit..... go on...... I'll wait.
De dum de dum de dum...... oh you're back, good, right let's get started then shall we??
Wow, can you believe Easter is here already we know the weather has been bad here in the UK so to celebrate Easter and to cheer everyone up we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes available. We also have a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge....
This time the challenge is hosted by Marianne and the theme is
We'll draw a random winner for the 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 Crafty Ribbons Challenge . 
So here is the card I made for the new challenge:
I have used one of those fabulous Pip images from Sugar Nellie and this one is Chocolate Pip  I just love these images.
The backing paper is from the Perfect Pair paper pad by Nitwits at Lili of the Valley.
The fabulous die cut was from my good friend Susie Sugar - MWAH!!
The image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
Flowers and pin are from my stash and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
The little easter eggs have been in my stash for a while now and the Happy Birthday ribbon is of course from Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.
And for the winner of our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge here is the fabulous prize:
Also, we are having a Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog,we  have some special people hopping along with us,so why go over to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog  and  join in with us. 
There will be two main winners from the Blog Hop and several Hop Stop Candy winners too.

And for the Blog Hop this is what I have made...
Using the Keep Calm and Carry On grosgrain ribbon 
and Lili of the Valley stamp called New Hat
So the image is stamped on one of my fabulous die cuts from the lovely Susie Sugar!! Thank you darling!!
The backing paper is from the Promises Paper Pad by Nitwits at Lili of the Valley. Gosh I do so love these paper pads.
The image is again coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo pencils.
The flowers and gem branch are from Wild Orchid crafts.
The butterflies are from a batch I bought of a seller on ebay but I can't remember their name sorry.
The gorgeous ribbon is from, of course, Crafty Ribbons and you can find it here.

So here's what you have to do on the Blog Hop then.
At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. 
I've got these gorgeous ribbons to give away, and believe me there are a lot of ribbons here! Loads more than you can see in the picture!!

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. Saying you're joining us on the blog hop...

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a phrase.

You should have arrived here from Elise's blog. So my word is REALLY. At the end of the blog hop you should have 20 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. The blog hop will run until 6pm on Tuesday 2nd April and the winner, plus the winners of each of the Design Teams' Candy will be announced at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd April on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog. We will have comment moderation on so there can be no cheating. Hahahaha!!

Your next stop is the lovely Gretha. If you lose your way you can go back to Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog to get the full list. Good luck everyone.

So by now you will know that we have some fabulous special guests hopping along with us from Lili of the Valley.  So not only will there be a prize for the fortnightly challenge as above there will also be two fabulous prizes for the Blog Hop. This is the first one:

Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the card making and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."

and they are giving this fabulous prize!!!

And secondly the fabulous prize on offer from Ali at Crafty Ribbons is:

   Ribbon Hamper


So does this look like a fab lot of wonderful prizes or what??
I do hope you get time to join in with our challenge and our Blog Hop and who knows you may be walking away with one, or more, of our fabulous prizes or individual candy draws!!
How cool is that??