Sunday, 1 May 2016

May Card Challenge ...

For our May 'Card' Challenge you can submit any type of card, and we're looking forward to seeing them all, remember our challenges are 'Anything Goes'.  This challenge will end at 9pm on Saturday 14th May.  Usual rules apply, blog about your card, link to this blog and only submit new projects. 3 winners will be chosen at random and their card will be showcased on the blog post when we announce the winners.  We're delighted to welcome the very talented Jacqui Dennis to our design team!!  It's lovely to see you back here Jacqui, we're looking forward to sharing your  makes!

1st prize is Maja Design paper which will be sent direct to the winner from the home of Maja in Sweden
(The Ribbon Girl now has a nice selection of Maja papers in stock)

2nd prize Assortment of ribbon, lace and embellishments similar to the photo below from The Ribbon Girl  - let us know your preferred colour or if you would be happy with mixed colours 

3rd prize is a stamp of your choice from our lovely friends at LOTV and it's  great time to win as they have brought back some old favourites!



by Andrea

(Andrea used: Field Lilies 12x12 paper pad, Nicole lace, 15mm peach satin ribbon, 10mm and 20mm Autumn Gold roses, shiny heart charm, hemp twineLiquid Pearls)

by Gretha 

(Gretha used: Studio Light 15cm Pad no 26,  12mm Donna Creamy Ivory Fine Cotton Lace, 25mm Faux Hessian Natural, 6mm Pearl Ivory Trim, 35mm Pale Pink Trellis Rose, Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Cherry Blossom WhiteLily Flowers Small Pale Pink, 6mm Pearl Ivory Flat BacksPale Pink Small Polka Dot Spotty Buttons)

by Jacqui

(Natalie used: Cheesecloth38mm Plain White OrganzaChrysanth White Kort & Godt40mm White Daisy,30mm Aqua Wild Roses20mm Vintage Lilac Roses15mm Vintage Violet RosesIvory Gardenias  and paper from the Pion Scent of Lavender Complete 6x6 Set)

by Gina

(Gina used: Pion Paper ‘Provence’, Pion Paper ‘Fields of Purple’, 38mm Charlotte Elizabeth Vintage Lace, 12mm Leah White Scallop Flat Lace, 38mm Lilac Organza Ribbon, Diamante Amethyst Heart Embellishment, 30mm Pale Pink Trellis Rose, 30mm Lilac Wild Rose, Purple/Violet Rolled Flower, Beaded White Stamen, Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple/White, Lilac Small Beaded Berries, Organza/Satin Lilac Baby’s Breath, 4mm White Pearl String)

by Jane

(Jane used: used 58mm ivory cotton lace, 12mm Mandy vintage pink daisy guipure lace, ivory button twine, bronze trowel charm, pale pink 10mm roses, antique blue cherry blossoms, Glossy Accents)

by Mary

(Mary used: Lemoncraft 'Tiny Miracles' 6x6 paper pad, Charlotte white vintage style lace, pale pink no 70 satin ribbon and pale pink faux silk for the bow.  The flowers include a 40mm white daisy, pink large rosebud, pale pink ballerina blossom, pink beaded stamen, rose leaves and a cream hip rosebud.  Hanging from the bow are pink butterfly dangle beads with some pink beads from the pretty bottle of beads range hung on ivory hemp twine)


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Winners of The Ribbon Girl April 'use any image' challenge ...

Hello crafters - thank you for another fabulous 'use any image' challenge - more than 200 entries!!  The winners of The Ribbon Girl April 'use any image challenge' are as follows

First prize, chosen by is Number 128

that's you 'Lesley' and your prize is a £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley (and they've got some fabulous new stamps in the store! lucky you!)
this is Lesley's card
Winner of the Second prize  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl is No 88 and that's 'Jennifer'
This is Jennifer's card - Jennifer it's fabulous!!
The winner of the third prize from Marianne Designs is No 126 'Aussie Annie'

Here is 'Ausie Annies' card

Winners please contact me within 7 days of this post to claim your prizes.  You can get in touch by email, or message me on the Ribbon Girl Facebook page, or use the contact page on our website

With many thanks to our generous sponsors and to you crafters forjoining in!  I hope you will join us on Sunday 1st May for The Ribbon Girl May Card Challenge

Mary x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

April Any Image Challenge ...

It's the April Anything Goes challenge which means you can use any colour you like and use any image on your project - and it doesn't even have to be a card!! it can be any craft project - card, bag, tag, 3-D project, anything just as long as you include an image! Simple huh?

There will be 3 winners and we'll share your projects on the blog when we announce the winners:

First prize:  £10 voucher for Lili Of The Valley

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs

This challenge has the usual rules: blog about your (new) project mentioning this challenge, use the inLinkz button at the bottom to link up and come back in two weeks, April 30th (9PM UK time) to see if you are one of our lucky winners :)

Our Design Team have been joined by a very special friend as a guest designer, Jaqui Dennis. Remember all the supplies listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store and you can find out more details about each project by visiting the individual designers blogs

by Jaqui Dennis Guest DT

(On this pretty pink four drawer chest Jacqui used: Lemoncraft Tiny Miracles 6x6 Papers, Pale Pink Ballerina Blossom, Pink/white Orchid, Mixed Pink Pretty Blooms, Tiny White Rosebuds, Pale Pink Tulips, Large Pink/white Rosebud, Baby Pink Cherry Blossom, Pale Pink Cosmos Daisy, Small Heart Button, Silver Metallic Twine, 28mmPink Prudence Lace)

by Linda

by Donna

(Donna Used: 45mm 'Jessica' White Guipure Lace, 25mm Heliotrope N0 7 Berisford Satin Ribbon, FB 5mm Pearl Flower Ivory Trim, 5mts Mauve Mist seam Binding, Ballerina Blossoms Blue Pk Of 3, Lilac 30mm Wild Roses, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, Beaded Stamen Blue/White, 3mm x 5mm Oval White Pearl string, 3mm Lilking Lilac s/a Pearl Flatbacks, Ivory Resin Dove, Bee Charm.
Vintage Spring Basics 6x6 Paper Stack 613)

by Tamara

(Tamara used: Pion "Easter greetings" papers45mm 'Blanche' Embroidered Tulle Lace16mm Pale Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon 25mm Faux Hessian Pale Grey , Crystal Butterfly with Silver Wire Pk of 3  Lace Flower Applique Trim Antique White,  Cheesecloth Fabric 50cm x 80cmBallerina Blossoms Pale Pink Pk of 3)

by Mary

by Anne 

(Anne used: Maja designs 6x6 'coffee in the arbour' papers, top stitching thread, pale pink bead string, tulle, flat back pearls, seam binding, 8mm Rebecca ivory vintage style fine scallop lace, ivory aster, raspberry delights mixed dahlia, rolled roses, butterfly charm, button twine, white organza roses)

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Winners of Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge ....

Hello Crafters - thank you for all the gorgeous cards you submitted for the Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - the winner of the first prize of  Papers from Maja Design, which will be sent directly from Maja in Sweden is

number 126 and that is Tineke van der Linden

This is Tineke's cute card
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The winner of the Second Prize of a selection of ribbons, trims and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl
is number 185 and that's you Cornish Kat
This is the very pretty card made by Cornish Kat
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The winner of the Third Prize:  A stamp of the winners choice from LOTV
is No 85 and that's you Ann-Marie S.
The lovely book card made by Ann-Marie S.
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The three winners may copy the badge on the right hand side of the blog to add to their own blog page and they should email me, message me on facebook, or contact me via the contact page on the Ribbon Girl website WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THIS POST to claim their prize.  For the Maja Design prize we will need your full mailing address plus your telephone number to pass on to Maja.

I hope you will all join in with the Ribbon Girl April 'Use any image' challenge which starts at 9am on Sunday 17th April.

see you soon, Mary x

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

April Card Challenge ...

Hello everyone, we're a little later with this challenge than we normally are as The Ribbon Girls (Andrea and Mary) have had a few days away on holiday looking for some sunshine. 

Anyway, onto the challenge and today we're introducing the April Card Challenge which as usual has an ANYTHING GOES theme as long as it is a card.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks and there will be three winners chosen at random at 9pm on Saturday 16th April 2016.  All prizes must be claimed within 7 days and are non transferable. Once again we have been spoiled by our sponsors Lili Of The Valley, Maja Designs and Ribbon Girl

First Prize:  Papers from Maja Design - this prize will be sent directly from Maja in Sweden

Second Prize:  A selection of ribbons, trims and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winners choice from LOTV

Or Design Team have enjoyed making a whole selection of gorgeous cards to inspire you, remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store, visit their own personal blogs to find out more about their projects 

by Gina

(Gina used: Lemoncraft Tiny Miracles Paper Pad, 30mm Starburst Diamante Embellishment, 23mm Blue Flowery Organza Ribbon, 38mm ‘Kate’ White Vintage Style Lace, 30mm, Shabby White Ruffled Ribbon, 6mm Flat Back White Pearl Trim, Blue/White Beaded Stamen, 30mm Pale Pink Trellis Rose, 20mm Fuchsia Pink Rose, Pink/White Beaded Stamen, 30mm Blue Wild Rose, 3mm White Pearl String)

by Natalie

(Natalie used: Lemoncraft PaperCheesecloth40mm DaisyWhite Chrysanth by Kort &Godt,
Aqua Ballerina BlossomsWhite Cosmos Daisy
Ivory White Magnolia Flowers & Ivory Pretty Blooms)   

by Jane

(Jane used: cheesecloth, white Kort & Godt chrysanthemums, white cherry blossom, pale pink 10mm roses, pale pink ballerina blossoms and Stardust Stickles)

by Gretha 

by Sharon


Winners of March 'use any image' challenge ....

Sorry for the delay in this anouncement, but we had a short break during the Easter holiday.  We were thrilled with all of the 200+ lovely projects entered, thank you for sharing with us!!  
The three winners of the Ribbon Girl March 'Use any image' challenge are as follows

First prize:  £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley - Number 65 and that's Sparkling Pink

here is her lovely card
Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl  - No 184  Anne Marie
and this is her pretty card - lovely LOTV image on there too!
Third prize:  Mystery prize from Marianne Designs - 190  Carol Gill
this is Carol's pretty card

All winners must claim their prize within 7 days of this blog post - please email me or message us on our facebook page or contact us via the contact page on our website

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful projects crafters and I hope you will be able to join in with our April 'Card Challenge' 

see you soon, Mary x