Saturday, 28 May 2016

Purple Rain Giveaway ....

There is no challenge this week so we're having a little giveaway instead - just leave a comment and let me know what you would make with these goodies - a card, scrapbook layout or maybe some other papercrafting project?    One lucky entry will receive a pad of the gorgeous new 'Purple Rain' 12x12 paper by Galeria Papieru, 5mts of Mauve Mist Seam Binding, Bunch of 3 Lilac Ballerina Blossoms, 1mt of  'Jennifer' pale lilac lace and 1mt of 38mm Lilac Faux Silk!

The winner will be announced on Sunday 5th June - when we're back with our June Card Challenge 
see you then
Mary x

Winners of The Ribbon Girl May 2016 'Use any Image' Challenge ...

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the May 'use any image' challenge - there were some fabulous entries and we enjoyed looking at them.  The winner of the first prize, chosen by is number 58 and that's you Debbie
Debbie wins First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV and it's a great time to win because LOTV have some gorgeous new stamps being launched the first week in June :-)

this is Debbie's very cute card!


The winner of the £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

is number 206 - Rosina

this is Rosina's lovely vintage style get well soon card


The third prize from Marianne Designs

goes to number 37   Bea

and this is Bea's lovely card

The winners must contact us within 7 days of this blog post by email, by the contact page on our website or by message to our facebook page, otherwise the prize will be forfeit

Please come back later for a lovely prize giveaway because May is a 5-week month and there is no challenge until Sunday 5th June.

see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 15 May 2016

May 'Any Image' Challenge ...

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl May 'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project, cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.   This challenge will run until 9pm on Saturday 28th May 2016 

There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  prize from Marianne Designs

We are delighted to welcome the very talented Klaudia Szpunar as our Guest Designer this month and she has joined our regular Design Team in producing lots of beautiful projects to inspire you. Remember to check their own individual blogs to find out more details and all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl line store

by Klaudia Szpunar Guest DT

(Klaudia used:  paper from Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' ,  Lemoncraft 'Vintage Time' image sheetMadeleine antique white embroidered lace, open weave ribbon3-6mm ivory s/a pearls and 10mm pale pink open roses)

by Donna

(Donna used: Maja Vintage Spring Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad, 75mm 'Michele' White Guipure Lace, FB 5mm Pearl Flower Ivory Trim, Aqua and Ivory White Ballerina Blossoms Aqua, Aqua Rolled Paper Flowers Kort & Godt, White Chrysanth Kort & Godt, Ivory 10mm Open Roses, White/White Beaded Stamen, Cheesecloth Fabric, White Seam Binding, 4mm White Pearl String, Oval White Pearl String, 5mm ivory and 3mm Sea Charm s/a Pearl Flatbacks, Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, Resin Dove, Natural Hemp Twine, Diamante Heart Top Loop Charm and Ivory Pearl Trinket Pins)

by Tamara

(Tamara used: Lace Applique Ivory Fan, Lace Flower Applique Trim Antique White, 14mm Ivory Petite Flower Guipure Trim, 25mm Faux Hessian Pale Grey, Cheesecloth Fabric, 32mm 'Clementine' Ivory embroidered Tulle Lace, Pale Pink Poppy, Christmas Rose, Pink Sweetheart Blossom)
by Mary

(Mary used papers from Maja Vintage Spring 6x6 pad, 6mm ivory flatback and 10mm square pearl trim, Phoebe guipure lace, pink tiny ric rac, 25mm no 70 pale pink satin ribbon,   The flower spray includes pink trellis rose, ivory and pink large rosebuds, baby pink cherry blossom, 20mm pale pink open roses, cream hip rosebud, rose leaves,  pink/white beaded stamenswhite/purple/pink wild rose, 7mm pale pink satin.  On the inside of the album Ivory lace corner applique, self adhesive Marianne Pearl Romantic Hearts)

by Linda

by Anne

(Anne used: Craft & You 'Rose Garden' 6x6 paper pad, tiny vintage cream blooms, white vintage seam binding, ivory button twine, stickles)

by Andrea


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Winners of The Ribbon Girl May Card Challenge ....

First of all, we'd like to thank you all for the fabulous 268 entries in the last two weeks!!  I'm sorry we only have 3 prizes to give away, and bope you all enjoyed taking part.  The winners are as follows:

The winner of the 1st prize of Maja Design paper which will be sent direct to the winner from the home of Maja in Sweden is Number 157   Lesley la Grenouille  
(The Ribbon Girl has a lovely selection of Maja paper pads in stock)

and this is Lesley's lovely card

The winner of the 2nd prize, chosen at random,  of an assortment of ribbon, lace and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl is Number 94  Julie P

weddiing card
Here is Julie's beautiful wedding card!
The winner of the 3rd prize, chosen at random,  is number 251 Lorraine C M who will receive a stamp of  her choice from our lovely friends at LOTV and it's  great time to win as they have brought back some old favourites! 

Here is Lorraine's pretty lavender card

Winners must contact us within 7 days of this blog post by email or via the contact page on our website otherwise they will forfeit their prize

Thanks for taking part everyone - I hope you will all return at 9am Sunday 15th May for The Ribbon Girl 'Use any Image' Challenge - see you then!
Mary x

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)