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Challenge 8 Bowdacious ribbons and Bows August 7, 2008

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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

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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