Sunday, 7 February 2016

February CARD challenge ...

Hello, here we are again with our CARD challenge - Anything Goes - any theme, any shape, as long as it is a CARD,  although we anticipate there will be lots of Valentine cards :-) 

This card challenge will run for 2 weeks and there will be two winners chosen at random at 9pm on Saturday 20th February 2016.  All prizes must be claimed with 7 days
First Prize:  A selection of ribbons, trims and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl - winner can choose from mostly pinks, blues or ivory colours

Second Prize:  A stamp of the winners choice from our friends at Lili Of The Valley

Our Design Team have created lots of beautiful cards to inspire you, all of the supplies listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

by Teresa 

by Mary

(Mary used: vintage violet roses, white lily flowers, ivory fabric blossom with leaf, white/white beaded stamens, mauve rose seam binding, 4mm ivory pearl f/b s/a trim, Stardust stickles)

by Natalie

(Sharon used: Pink sugar sprinkle ribbon, Blanche tulle lace, Pink heart diamante embellishment, 6mm flat back peart trim, Pearl/ivory flower shape flat backs, 3.5" doily, 10mm open rose, 20mm pale pink open rose, 20mm bright pink open roses, Tiny pale pink rose, White daisy, Pink daisy)

by Gretha 

by Gina

(Gina used: 45mm Eleanor White Embroidered Tulle Lace, 15mm Orchid 910 Berisford Satin Ribbon, 30mm Shabby White Ruffled Ribbon, Pink Mixed Pretty Blooms, 30mm Lilac Wild Roses, 10mm White Pom Pom Trim, White Daisy, Organza/Satin Lilac Baby’s  Breath, Beaded Lavender Twirl, Lilac Starburst Stamen, 3mm White Pearl String, Oval Clear Diamante Embellishment)

by Jane

(Jane used: Cheesecloth, white button twine, white Kort & Godt chrysanthemum, antique blue rose, 10mm pink roses, blue apple blossom, white cherry blossom, bark heart, bronze birdcage charm and 8mm Rebecca white lace, Stardust tickles)

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Winners of Ribbon Girl extra Challenge ....

Thank you for the gorgeous entries to our extra challenge - there were more than 100 beautiful pieces of work.  

The winner of the gorgeous collection of goodies from The Ribbon Girl shown above  chosen by is  number 54 and that's Jenny H from Australia!!

and this is her beautiful card with a rather special hand made crochet flower!

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it was very hard to choose a GDT for a spot later this month - after much deliberating we have chosen No. 24 - that's you Nicola   for the GDT    
please message us on facebook, contact us via our store or email us Nicola so we can sort out your GDT spot!  


This is Nicola's lovely card

I hope you will all join us on Sunday 7th February for the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge
see you then
Mary x

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Special Guest Designer Challenge ...

Hello crafters, it's a five week month so we're filling in the gap with a special challenge 

We'd like to see your projects with LOVE as the theme, eg, sending love, love someone, love something, weddings, anniversaries, engagements, valentines - anything you like, card, bag, tag, box etc, as long as you follow the theme of 'LOVE'

The first prize consists of:

1 metre of Cream 15mm satin ribbon, and 1 metre of bridal white 15mm satin ribbon
An ivory guipure lace heart applique  -  One bunch of ten pale pink 20mm roses
A key charm, a heart charm and a pink gem diamante heart embellishment
one pack of 5 bark hearts and a pack of Marianne Romantic Heart self adhesive pearl/crystal stickers

The second prize is a Guest DT Spot for The Ribbon Girl February  'use any image' challenge!! PLEASE ADD GDT IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR PROJECT TO BE CONSIDERED

The usual rules apply - just use the InLinkz tool to link up your project, the challenge will end at 9pm on Saturday 6th February

We're so looking forward to seeing what you make  -  best of luck!!

Mary xx

by Andrea

On this Victorian style vintage valentine card Mary used 'Deborah' ivory fine cotton lace, 12mm red faux silk ribbon, ivory lace leaves and a guipure lace heart.  Flowers included burgundy 20mm open roses, small rose leaves, ivory wild rose distressed with ink, plum tiny gyp flowers, white/white beaded berries


Saturday, 30 January 2016

Winners of Ribbon Girl 'Use any image' January challenge ...

There is an extra little extra challenge on the blog at 9am Sunday morning with a lovely prize and we're also looking for a GDT to join us for the February Use any image challenge - can't wait to see your craft projects! so please pop back tomorrow!!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful makes with us - we all enjoyed looking at your blogs over the past couple of weeks.  We had over 200 entries!!  The three prize winners together with their fabulous cards are shown below - all prizes must be claimed within 7 days of this blog post or they will be forfeited.  You can email us, message us on facebook or use the contact page on our website

The winner of the first prize (chosen by  is number 21 (musings of a chocoholic)

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV (great week to win this, they have some fabulous little 'trio' stamps just out!!

and this is her (I think it is Danielle?)  lovely card!

The winner of the 2nd Prize is 166  Kelly N  
 £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

this is Kelly's card - so pretty
Th winner of the 3rd prize goes to Number 85 (Sue - Tanglemouse cards)
Mystery prize from Marianne Designs

this is Sue's gorgeous card!

See you all on Sunday crafters for our extra challenge 

Mary xx

Sunday, 17 January 2016

January Any Image Challenge ...

Hello, hello we're back with our first challenge of the New Year! and it's our ANY IMAGE challenge.  As you can see, the DT have all made mostly pink cards (a nice change from Christmas cards) but you can do any colour you like and use any image - and it doesn't even have to be a card!! it can be any craft project - just as long as you include an image!

There will be 3 winners and the prizes are:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV
Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl
Third prize:  Mystery prize from Marianne Designs
The challenge will run for two weeks and ends on Saturday 30th January (9pm UK time). Usual rules apply - create a new project, blog about it mentioning this challenge then use the link up at the bottom to share. The prizes will be picked at random, they are nontransferable and will be redrawn after one week if they aren't claimed

The Design Team have created lovely projects to inspire you
by Chantal

by Linda

by Tamara

(Liz used: Oval Ivory pearl string White opal liquid pearls, Top stitch thread - cream15mm White church window guipure lace, 3-6mm Ivory pearl S/A pearlsIvory button twine)

by Donna

(Donna used: 45mm "Bethany" Ivory Guipure Lace, FB Trim 10mm Square Ivory Pearl, Pink Check lacey Edge Ribbon, Lily Flower Medium/Large Pretty Pink, Kort and God White Chrysanth and ivory rolled roses; White Magnolia Flowers, Resin Frames Heart Assortment, Small Heart Charm With Pink Gem, 24mm Diamante Heart, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 5mm Pink Pearls Self Adhesive and Sugar and Spice s/a Pearl Flatbacks)

by Mary

(Mary used: Pale pink satin ribbon tied with pink bakers twine and topped with a 15mm sparkly button, Fiona white guipure lace, pink gardenia, pale pink 20mm open roses, pink blossom flower, pink tiny rosebuds, green rose leaves and Kort and Godt white chrysanths.  Finished with lots of Stardust Stickles for added sparkle!)

(Anne used: Dawny lace, 3mm white bead string, tulle, lilac/white cherry blossom, white carnation, pink cosmos daisy, stardust stickles, flat pearls)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Winner of the Ribbon Girl New Year Twine Giveaway .......

The winner of the twine giveaway comprising 10 x 10metre bundles of twine, chosen at random, is
Please contact us within 7 days of this announcement by email or via the contact page on our store website Theresa with your full mailing address so we can send your prize!

10 metres Black Button Twine 10metres Ivory Button Twine Bakers Diva Wheat 10mt Bundle
Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Cherry RedBakers Divine Twine 10 metres Apple Green Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Airmail Bakers Divine Solid Twine 10 metres Cherry Red
 Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Cotton Candy Pink Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Purple Plum
10metres Natural Colour Button Twine

Our Ribbon Girl design teams are back from their extended Christmas break and we hope you will all join us tomorrow morning for the January 'Use Any Image' Challenge! three great prizes to be won and some fabulous inspiration! 
see you then, Mary x

Friday, 1 January 2016

New Year Twine Giveaway ..............

10 metres Black Button Twine 10metres Ivory Button Twine Bakers Diva Wheat 10mt Bundle
Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Apple Green Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Airmail Bakers Divine Solid Twine 10 metres Cherry Red
Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Cherry Red Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Cotton Candy Pink Bakers Divine Twine 10 metres Purple Plum
10metres Natural Colour Button Twine

Our Ribbon Girl design teams are having a break until mid January so we're having a giveaway of  10 x 10metre bundles of assorted 100% Cotton 'Divine' Bakers Twine and 100% Jute 'Button' Twine - just leave a comment and one winner will be chosen at random on 15th January!

We have lots of different colours and types of twine including metallic twine and hemp twine  -   so useful for embellishing cards, craft projects, table decorations and much much more!

We love to read your comments and we'd like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!!

Mary and Andrea xx