Thursday, December 13, 2012

fun & creative handmade family traditions: the gingerbread village

the gingerbread empire state building by the family rikrak! 

thought you might like a peek at the fun gingerbread *empire state building* tower our family built for our local library's annual gingerbread village! it was so much fun watching little rikrak happily decorate to his heart's delight with yummy candies & finger licking scrumptious icing. 

inspired by our family trip to NYC this summer, more goodies ended up in us then on the tower! but that's 1/2 the fun! we all had a great time making it.

and check out his fab king kong, too! this is the 1st year we've built a cookie building from scratch and i hope gingerbread architecture will be a fun new family tradition in our home for years to come!

what's a fun tradition you look forward to each year during the Holidays?

hugs nicies!
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Monday, December 10, 2012

the december *i love my sponsors* giveaway!

aren't you the loveliest readers around!
thank YOU, sweet nicies.

thanks for your encouraging words & dear dear comments. it's a pleasure to read thru your hellos, responses & ideas each day.  i always love seeing what you have to say! and thanks for playing all the little games and activities on the blog, for your warm and wonderful emails too!

AND... thanks so much to all of you lovelies out there who have really made my day by supporting my little adventures, as dear sponsors & advertisers of the rikrak studio blog. you nicies mean the world to me, and i really appreciate it!(this is my *free-to-my-lovely-sponsors* giveaway! interested in being a sponsor? contact me at rikrakmail at yahoo dot com for more info!) 

so with a thankful heart, and a happy focus on this wonderful  season of celebration and the things that DECEMBER brings  ...  a little giveaway for all of you!

november's wonderful sponsors are: 

crafted blog

{ the prize }  
a fabulous $25.00 gift certificate 
from me to YOU to spend in
ANY ONE OF MY SPONSORS' shops or on their blogs!

that's right...
one lucky winner will get to spend the prize in any of my sponsors' e-shops or blogs!

exciting news, cuties! after the tremendous success the past few months of using rafflecopter, it'll be our fun new giveaway medium! just click away and follow the instructions! 
i'll still be using to draw the winner!
if you'd prefer to enter the way you always have (leaving comments in the notes below instead ) that's superdooper, too! either way is great with me! i'll put all of them together at the end!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

one way to enter is to grab one of my rikrak studio buttons
like this one for YOUR BLOG! here they are!

the rikrak studio

the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above onto your blog sidebar! thanks! } 

thanks for playing!


a) it is possible to have numerous entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as its own comment. thanks!
c) as always, this giveaway is open to all contestants, worldwide.
d) for this particular giveaway, YOU MUST BE A RIKRAK studio follower or subscriber,
old or new! thanks!
e) the winner of this giveaway will be chosen from on
january 1st 2013 @ 12:01 am EST.
f) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account
doesn't link to one. thanks.
g) thanks so much everyone! and thanks for visiting the blog!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

spreading a little CHEER!

well happy-almost-Holiday time, sweeties!
thanks for the wonderfully loving support of the fabulous MEGA holidays giveaway!

and without further ado... 
here are our lucky winners (thanks to!)


karen Z.


julia c.

madalina bibi

thanks to everyone who played! & a special thanks to our beautiful sponsors!




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Monday, December 3, 2012

final week for stocking orders!

it's the last week to order stockings from my rikrak Christmas shop!
so hurry on in and choose from 100s of remaining, in-stock stockings.

i have all kinds here made and not yet listed, too.
so just email me and let me know your colour palette and i'll tell you what i have in stock for your beautiful Holiday home!

feeling festive? 
what colours do YOU decorate your Holidays with?
hope you're having a great Holiday season, nicies!



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Sunday, December 2, 2012

yay & hurry! hurry!


congrats to the winner of the november *i love my sponsors * giveaway:  # 621
you've won yourself a $25 shopping spree to the sponsor shop of your choice!

and kiddies:  JUST 1 MORE DAY to enter & win the rikrak studio MEGA giveaway, with prizes valued at over $600! hurry hurry!

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