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Challenge 8 Bowdacious ribbons and Bows August 7, 2008

Filed under: challenge — Tracey AKA rattytatty @ 5:00 am
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Hi Everyone This  weeks challenge is called Bowdacious. so we want you to use ribbons and bows, so use the theme in any way that it inspires you.

This weeks prize is

 These 6 amazing selections of beautiful and useful ribbons. What a wonderful selection.

Our sponsor this week is Bea from

A few words from Bea

 A little about Ribbon Oasis – it all started when I took voluntary redundancy from my job as a Quality Standards Engineer in 2004, I loved card making and loved the floaty organza ribbon but my local craft shops just didn’t have many colours or many metres in stock. In 2005 I approached a manufacturer directly and initially started selling a limited range of organza ribbon only, this soon expanded to stocking all the widths in all the colours. We have grown steadily and last month we moved the business to a 1300 sq ft industrial unit which is now wall to wall ribbon and bows. We stock 53 colours of organza, have access to over 80 colours of grosgrain and over 150 colours of satin. We buy from global sources seasonally so customers get new ribbons to choose from (often ribbons that no one else in the UK stocks) and of course we have lots of yummy decorative ribbons from the World’s leading manufacturers.

We thought a nice selection of our ribbon mixes would be a nice prize for the lucky winner. Good luck

bea also provided the design team with a selection of lilac ribbons to play with and some diamonte sliders Here are the design team examples this week.

Our brilliant guest designer this week is the talented Crissi Harvey you can see crissies blog at Here is a little bit about Crissi in her own words

Hi my name is Crissi I have been crafting for many years one way or another but discovered paper crafts about 3/4 yrs ago could be longer time just flys. I love things that are different so also love altered art, mixed media collage, that kind of thing, I have also discovered Blogs WOW there so many talented people out there and there so full of inspiration, and this is how Arty Girlz challenge blog came about which I co run if that the right word with my Best friend Julie.
Thats me summed up i think 🙂

 A big thanks to Crissi for her brilliant examples and I just adore the noteboard or memo board

You can show your support of our blog by posting our banner

Here is the HTML

<a href=””><img src=”; border=”0″ alt=”challenge banner”></a>

If this comes up as a blank space with a red cross. Please check your html as entered, against original for some reason a couple of people have had extra bits for example ” appear when they have pasted HTML and I have absoloutly no idea why. Then just remove all the extra characters

We will be in the chatroom from 9pm till 10pm UK time Thursday night, you can come along and ask about our samples or just pop in for a chat . Link in side bar

Now usually there are some free papers and or a project available, but due to the last two weeks being really really full this week there are no papers and no project , Sorry all but I really really needed to put my feet up for 5 minutes , so I didn’t get time to do either.

Good luck all


34 Responses to “Challenge 8 Bowdacious ribbons and Bows”

  1. Evelyn Says:

    Here´s my entry, thanks for looking!

  2. Dawn Says:

    Hi there
    Unfortuantely I have tried everything to upload your blog banner but as you say the extra bits are all there,I’ve tried to remove them but when I save it they just pop back in again so I’m still bannerless!!! Hrrumph!
    Will be back later with my entry!



  3. Sally Says:

    Great challenge, well done on how far your buisiness has come, you must be very proud of yourselves. Here is my card, I used my lovely velvety ribbon, and some really pretty wrapping paper that I just coud not throw away! lol
    Sally. x

  4. steph Says:

    third time’s a charm lol my card is on my blog now it’s titled ‘you’re leaving..’

  5. Dawn Says:

    Hi there


    Thanks for looking!


  6. Charli Says:

    Great challenge!
    I’ve just made my card for this weeks challenge and I’ve posted it on my blog – Charli’s Crafts.

  7. Sarah Says:

    Will try a third time!!!
    Sorry about this, my card is on my blog.

  8. Sarah Says:

    Please work this time!!!!! Don’t know what i’m doing wrong!
    My Card

  9. Bev Says:

    I love ribbons too so loved making this card. Here’s my card

  10. My submission is on my blog. Thanks! – Kris

  11. Tina Says:

    i would like to enter Matilda’s baby card thanks.
    Have been having trouble getting the banner to work on my blog. Will try again.

  12. Hilmof Says:

    Great blog candy and work from the DT

    Here’s mine

    Thanks for looking

  13. Emma Says:

    Hello girls. Well heres mine…
    I hope you are all well and many thanks for another great challenge!
    Hugs to you all,

  14. Ann Says:

    Love ribbon and have bought loads recently so it was great to see this challenge.
    Here is my card with ribbon and bow.

    Ann xxx

  15. rubymay Says:

    Great challenge !
    here is my card…I hope youlike it

    I couldnt do the banner either but I’ve put a link to you in my favourites.

  16. ribenaruby Says:

    New to this challenge site but enjoying all the fun. What a fantastic prize and inspiring cards. I love ribbons too. My card is on here

  17. Debbie Says:

    I have jsut finished the perfect project for this challenge…but can;t put it on my blog yer. 😦 It is for my sisters 50th birthday and if I post it on my blog she may log on and see it, lol, lol…so I shall put it on Monday if that is okay….I’ll be back, lol

  18. Liz Says:

    Here is my card for this weeks fab challenge.

  19. Lottie Says:

    Oh I am having so much fun with this challenge. Never got the chance to dress up in pretty things with ribbons and bows – but now I am going to with this.

    Just put my first design up – but I have another one on the go – its a brilliant challenge and I have so very glad that I found you a few weeks ago – as you are really ‘stretching’ me and it’s got my brain going and I am making things I never would have even though of before.

    Thanks for looking everyone – I look at all your blogs – they are such an inspiration. Sorry I can’t leave comments on each one – I have a dodgy hand and it takes a while typing.

    Opps nearly forgot my link

  20. Lauren Says:

    Arghhh can’t get the link to work!!!

  21. Lottie Says:

    I just could not resist making another Bowdacious entry. After visiting ribbon oasis I was amazed at all the different ribbons and accessories-and it inspired me to do another – and after looking at the gallery – gave me great ideas for Christmas presents – especially the bound books.

    Well here is the other one – after having looked at the site.

    Thanks for looking and for a great challenge – I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

  22. Juliet Says:

    My first time at your challenge – I love using ribbons….my card is on my blog.

    Here is my entry.

  23. tiggertasitc Says:

    Finished mine, i have used loads and loads of ribbon

    Sarah x

  24. debbie Says:

    Yeaaa I’m back with my link for yor challenge. It isn’t my sis’s birthday until wednesday so I am hoping she doesn’t go on my blog and see her special birthday book, lol.

    Thanks for another fabby challenge. 🙂

    Here is my take..


  25. TipTop Says:

    Sorry its not a new creation but I could not let the chance of the ribbon challenge pass me by as I love using ribbon!

    Here is my take on the challenge:

  26. Rosie Says:

    Fantastic response this week ladies!! I used a ribbon to close my littlw fabric paper wallet just so I could enter it this week!! Sorry it’s late, but it’s on my blog now!

    So glad things are going well for you all!

  27. Chrissy Says:

    Here is my entry.
    Hi, hope everyone is good 😀

  28. zuzu Says:

    mine for this week.. a canvas with ribbon embellishments

  29. Gerda Says:

    here is my contribution:
    I couldn’t get the banner to work, but did make a link to your website

  30. Cazzy Says:

    I hope this isn’t too late, I have been slaving over it since I got home!

    Will add a bit more about it on my blog shortly!

  31. carolann Says:

    Hi I have given it a go my entry is here hopes its

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