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??


  1. Two beautiful cards Dawn. Happy Easter.

  2. Beautiful card.
    Lovely ribbons on the hop.
    Gr Elly

  3. Wow, gorgeous cards and a lovely prize too. xxx

  4. Gorgeous cards and a lovely prize too. xxx

  5. Fabulous LOTV image and a fabulous card. Exciting blog hop today! Christine x

  6. Wow these are gorgeous,
    so happy to be part of this hop
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  7. Such gorgeous cards Dawn. I love the cute images, pretty colours and beautiful details you have added too.
    Thank you for a fun blog hop!
    Sue xx

  8. Hi Dawn
    Both cards are gorgeous and beautiful and just loving the fabulous Blog Hop
    Hugs Dianne xx

  9. Your cards are very nice. I like the fresh spring look of the first one and the adorable image and colour combo of the second one. Hugs! xx

  10. Gorgeous cards Dawn, I love the spring colours and delightful image on the fist one and your LOTV one is just so pretty.
    Have a lovely Easter.

  11. WOW Dawn!!!! Two lovely cards!!!! Love the glittery eggs and the gorgeous flowers! Hugs, Brigitte

  12. Both cards are so beautiful. I love the colors and the images are so lovely.
    Hugs, Uta

  13. both the cards are very beautiful!!
    Love the second one more.. love the purple color :)
    Glad to be part of the hop

  14. 2 beautiful cards Dawn,lovely sweet image on the first and a great layout and the second one is adorable I love this image...have a lovely Easter...
    Mandy x

  15. Love your work and loving this blog hop! Happy Easter! :)

  16. Very elegant lilac card Dawn
    Happy Easter

  17. Beautiful cards, really pretty! I love the pastel colours, perfect for Spring :)

    Happy Easter!

    Tanya xx

  18. What a great creation for this blog hop! I love the colors you used and the cute image! Thanks for the chance to win some jummie candy! Hugs, Hanneke

  19. Like how you cut the image out & it looks so 3D popped up. The sparkle eggs are a nice added touch. Wonderful embellishing on both creations.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  20. Hi Dawn these are 2 gorgeous cards, I love those glittered eggs. Happy "hop" Easter x

  21. The cards are so lovely! You are so talented.

  22. Lovely cards Dawn. I love the shape
    hugs Anke

  23. Gorgeous cards dawn :-) Both of them are fabulous,, very cute :-)

    Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend
    Lols x x x

  24. Wow!! gorgeous cards!! and a lovely prize too

  25. Very cute card, Im joining the hop!!

  26. Two lovely cards, Dawn. Love the colours.
    Tine :)

  27. Two beautyful cards, I love the green one with those cute eggs.
    Hugs Aartje

  28. Cute card you've made for the blog hop Dawn. I'm enjoying this blog hop heaps. This bunch of ribbons on offer are to die for.

  29. I'm hopping by. Your purples and yellows together are such a lovely color combination, and what beautiful embellishments too!
    {Hugs} Barb

  30. Lovely card, your colouring is fantastic and such a cute little stamp : )
    Thanks for the chance to win the bunch of gorgeous ribbons on this hop : )

  31. Two beautiful cards. Enjoying the hop and thanks for the chance to win some lovely candy.

  32. Both cards are beautiful xx

  33. Wat een prachtige kaart heb je gemaakt voor de blog hop.
    De linten die je aanbied zijn geweldig.
    groetjes Janie

  34. What an adorable image!! Great coloring...love all the lavender & purple colors! I am really enjoying this hop!!

  35. fab cards...love the papers!!


  36. fabulous cards - loving the hop xx

  37. Two gorgeous cards. Really loving the one for this fab blog hop.

  38. Aaaah what a couple of sweeties, Luv Sam x

  39. Both cards are gorgeous...I really like all the pretty little embellishments! And your patterned papers too!

  40. I'm having a wonderful time on your blog hop. Your card is lovely. That image would be great for my red hat society ladies. Winning some of those ribbons would be fabulous!

  41. I'm hopping by to admire your lovely cards! Happy Easter, Jo x

  42. Beautiful cards, especially the lilac LOTV one...great blog hop and lovely prizes ! Gayle xx

  43. Beautiful card! Thank you for the great hop. Happy Easter.

  44. So pretty Dawn, lavender is one of my favourite colours !! Hopping off to see Gretha now !!

    hugs Diane xx


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