Sunday, 1 February 2015

Romance is in the air ...

Hello, it's February and love is in the air!! This year is just whizzing along and here we are with another CARD challenge. The challenge this week is 'ROMANCE'

As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our good friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 7th February. Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme - ROMANCE (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog


The Design Team have created some lovely cards to inspire you and we are introducing Liz and Sharon for the first time as Ribbon Girls!! Remember that all the products listed under the projects can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store and there are more details about each project on the Design Team's individual blogs.

 by Liz

(Shadow Book Style Card)

(Liz used: White droplet venise lace, Clementine ivory embroidered Tulle Lace, Ivory bead string, Bronze colour vintage style small key, Cream Berisford Satin, Leaf charm, Crystal butterfly with silver wire, Rose bud semi open pale pink, Champagne silky crush, Large rose bud - pale pink, Natural hemp twine)

by Jane

(Jane used: Michele white Guipure lace, pink tea rose, lavender gypsophla, pink 25mm rose, purple rose buds, Prima cherub)

by Sharon

(Sharon used Pale pink  Kort & Godt rose, Rose organza in pale ivory, Princess pin, Tulip flower in baby pink, Rose Bud (large) baby pink, Daisy in pale pink, Pink twinkle sheer organza)

by Katie

(card and fridge post-it-note caddy)
(Katie used K&G pale pink rolled rose, WOC pale lemon and pink blossom flowers, WOC 10mm pale pink open roses, WOC tiny pale pink rosebuds, 38mm vintage pink fluted edge sheer ribbon, 'Donna' ivory  cotton lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, 25mm Deborah ivory cluny lace, 3mm white flatback s/a pearls, white top stitching thread, 3mm and 6mm sticky tapes)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: 32mm 'Clementine' Lace, Red Seam Binding, 4mm Ivory Pearls, Silver colour Heart Charm Made with Love, Tiny Red Rosebuds, 10mm & 20mm Red Open Roses, Red & Ivory WOC Cherry Blossom, Stickles Stardust and Gutterman Top stitch Thread


(Silvie used: 'Teresa' 18mm ivory luny lace, 38mm Aubergine Silky Crush, 5mm ivory' flat' pearlised flower shape bead string, 30mm Ivory wild rose, 10 mm and 20mm ivory roses, 20mm and 10mm Lilac roses, ivory flat back pearls, Lady Lavender and Mauve Mist seam binding, 15 mm pearl sparkly diamante flat back embellishment, cheesecloth)


(Kylie used: Melissa Frances Her Majesty Applique Set Resins, 20mm Edwina Cream Deep Scallop, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink, 10 metres Ivory Button Twine, 16mm Natural Plain Grosgrain, pale pink pearl string, 40mm white daisy)

by Dawny P


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Winner of January Magnolia Only Challenge ...

The Winner of the January Magnolia Challenge 'spots or dots' chosen by is

No 1 !!! that's you Louise

and this is Louise's lovely card

Please email us within 7 days Louise to claim  two fantastic prizes of a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

and we'll see you all on Sunday morning for our
February Card Challenge and we'll be introducing two new Ribbon Girls who have recently joined our team!!

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Magnolia Only Midweek Reminder .....

Midweek reminder

Magnolia Only Challenge

'spots or dots'

A gorgeous card from DT Silvie Z who coloured Tilda with Vintage Clothes with Copics.  Silvie added 38mm 'Phoebe' white guipure lace, cheesecloth, floribunda roses, White beaded stamens, Pink beaded stamens, 30mm lilac wild rose, 20 mm Lilac rose, silk pearl heart, stardust stickles, flat back pearls, pink and white decorative hat pins all from 
Please scroll down for the challenge, or click here
Mary x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

January Magnolia Only Challenge: Seeing Spots!

It's time for another MAGNOLIA ONLY challenge here at The Ribbon Girl blog and this week we are 'seeing spots!'  Once again we have two fantastic prizes for our winner: a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Of course we have a few simple rules - this is a Magnolia challenge so you must use a Tilda or Edwin stamp or Doo Hickey dies, create a new project that fulfils the challenge of 'seeing spots' then blog about it mentioning this challenge and use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to link it up. This challenge will close on January 31st, 9PM (UK time), the prize will be redrawn after one week if it is not claimed
Once again we are joined by our guest Tracy Payne as well as the rest of The Ribbon Girl Design Team including our new Ribbon Girl Tamara Potocnik of Slovenia -  who have all been busy creating projects to inspire you, please visit their own blogs to find out more and remember that all the items listed below their projects can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store

(Tracy used: a fabulous 'diamond' butterfly brooch, a beautiful pearl and diamante flower embellishment on top of a pink and white spotted organza bow'; 'Monique' white guipure lace,some  pink and white beaded stamens, white hip rosebuds and pink and ivory roses)

(Jane used: cheesecloth, Clara ivory guipure lace, pale pink blossoms, white Kort & Godt chrysanthemum, pale pink rose, pink seam binding, white beaded twirl stem, apple blossom pastels pink and blue collection)

(Andrea used: Microdot satin ribbon, 10mm pink roses and Liquid pearls)

(Tamara used: 'Ophelia' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, cheesecloth, Stems of Crystal Butterfly with Silver Wire, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink, Cream Seam Binding, 10mm pink roses)


(Mary used: 25mm large spot satin ribbon, pink and pale pink 10mm and 20mm roses, blue/white beaded stamens, square sparkly button and 3mm pink satin ribbon)

(Katie used: 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, 25mm Joanne ivory cluny lace, 19mm Alice white Guipure lace, rose pearl white organza ribbon, pink organza looped trim, pale rose pink tiny ric rac ribbon, small white lace butterfly, heart wooden button, 15mm Hand Made With Love printed ribbon)

(Teresa used: 23mm Daisy Guipure Lace, Resin Frames Ornate, Pale Pink & Ivory Cherry Blossom, Pale Pink & Ivory 10mm & 20mm Open Roses, Stickles Stardust, Vintage Pink Seam Binding, Cheesecloth, Bronze Daisy-May with Apples Charm, Diamante Trim (used on Daisy lace)

(Lillemor used: floribunda roses, Beaded Lavender Gypsophalia, 15 mm Ivory Floral Resin Flatbacks, 65 mm Louise white Guipure, Butterfly Silver Charm)


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Winner of Ribbon Girl January Colour Challenge

There were some fabulous entries  - thanks for joining in - pink is my favourite colour!! but there can only be one winner of the January Colour Challenge 'PINK' as chosen by  and it was ....

No  37 - that's you Ang's Craft Cupboard

this is Ang's card

Please contact us within 7 days to claim your prizes from Marianne Designs

and The Ribbon Girl

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday morning at 9am for
The Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge!

Mary x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

January Colour Challenge ...

Hello, Happy New Year. We hope everyone has had a lovely break during Christmas and New Year. The Ribbon Girls are back with a new challenge, this week it's a Colour Challenge and it's everyones favourite colour - PINK!!

We are so pleased to say that we are sponsored by Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of:

This PINK COLOUR challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 24th January. Our usual rules apply - create a new project (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog
Our talented Design Team have been busy yet again creating inspiring projects and this week they have been joined by Suzi McManus, check out all of the teams personal blogs for more details about their projects and remember all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

Guest DT  Suzi McManus 

(Mary used: Lacey edge dusty pink daisy ribbon, WOC pink cherry blossom, 3mm pink pearls, 'Monique' white guipure lace, Eiffel tower from the new Eiffel flat back resin set)

(Kath used: Wooden Tag 2, Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Pale Pink Open Rose, Pink Sequins, Sugar and Spice Pearls)

(Jenny used: Pink Heart Pins, Star Dust Stickels, Oval Clear Diamante Embelishment, 32mm Corrissa Ivory Lace, 16mm Picot Edge Ribbon, 7mm Shocking Pink Satin. White Lilies, White Sweetheart blooms, Ivory Kort and Gord Rolled roses)

(Gina used: 32mm Victoria Antique White Fine Cluny Lace, Pink Silky Crush Ribbon, 15mm Pale Pink Crystal & Diamante Embellishment, 3mm Pale Pink Pearl Bead String, 4mm Pale Pink Round Pearls, Sweetheart Blossom Baby Pink & White,  Starburst Stamen Pink, Gardenia Small Pink, Rose Buds Large Pale Pink, Diamante Heart Side Loop Charm, 5mm Pink Pearls)

(Debbie used: Cheesecloth, Pink Wild Roses,Pink Rosebuds, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, Prima Angels, Amanda Ivory Flat Lace and 3mm sugar and spice pearl flatbacks)

(Yuri used: 18mm 'Teresa' Ivory Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace, Pink Diamante Side Heart Charm, 3mm x 5mm Oval Ivory Pearl String, Rose Organza Pale Ivory, Pale Pink 10mm Open Roses, 9mm Pink/Fuschia Saddlestitch Ribbon, Cheesecloth, 3 Stems Clear Crystal Hearts)

(Greta used: 15mm Shocking Pink No 72 Check Gingham, Vintage Style Fine Cotton Lace, White Teeny Tiny Pom Pom Trim, Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Sweetheart Blossom White, Rose bud semi open pale pink, 11mm Pearl Ivory Flat Backs)

(Andrea used: Daisy guipure lace, Lacey edged check ribbon, Natural hemp twine, Pink heart pin, Small chunky star dangle beads)

Meet our new design team members .....

We are delighted to announce that after much deliberation we have asked the following ladies to join The Ribbon Girl Design Team.  It was a very difficult task because there were so many wonderful entries.  We were originally looking for two new members but have ended up with 4!

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Welcome to the team ladies - we are looking forward to seeing your beautiful cards and projects!

Mary and Andrea xx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Design Team Call ...

Hello, we don't have a challenge today but instead we are searching for new Design Team members to join our team!! 

Would you like to join our Design Team? Can you create beautiful projects that show off our products? Are you creative and do you love pretty embellishments? 

We are looking to add 2 new members to our team for a 6 month term, please use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link your blog so we can come visit! (DT call closes January 17th)

Finally we (Mary and Andrea) would like to wish all of our customers, followers and friends a very Merry Christmas xx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Winner of December 'Lovely Lili' Challenge .....

We had to delete quite a few entries to our challenge because they did not include Lili of the Valley products.
 The winner of the December 'Lovely Lili' Challenge chosen by was

No 20 - that's you Deborah A

and this is her lovely card

Deborah please email us or contact us via the contact page on our website within 7 days otherwise the prizes will be forfeited 

Please join us on Sunday morning for some very exciting news!!

Mary x