Sunday, 30 October 2016

Festive flower giveaway ............

There is no challenge this week Crafters (but there will be a card challenge on 6th November), so instead I have a small giveaway for you - just leave a comment and tell me what you'd make with these - cards, layout, gift tags or something else?  These colours are perfect for Christmas crafting - just click on each picture to take you directly to the product in the store

Holly Leaves Large Variagated . Poinsettia Red Shimmer Pk of 3 25mm Red Cottage Rose Pk of 5
Sweetheart Blossom Red/White Pk of 10 16mm Red Saddlestitch Ribbon 38mm Red Faux Silk

One winner will be chosen on Saturday 5th November and will receive one bunch of ten large holly leaves, pack of 3 red shimmer poinsettias, bunch of 5 red cottage roses, bunch of 10 red/white blossom flowers, a metre of red saddlestitch and a metre of 38mm red faux silk

happy crafting!!
Mary x

Winners of The Ribbon Girl October Use any Image Challenge ...

Thank you for the lovely 179 entries to the Ribbon Girl Use any Image challenge

First prize:  £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

goes to No 67 as chosen by

that's you Mariannes Craftroom

these are Marianne's cute tags

The winner of the Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

is No 86 and that's The Craft Bucket

This is The Craft Bucket's lovely card

The winner of the third Prize from Marianne Designs
is No 153 and that's Katie K

this is Katie K's pretty card, such a lovely shape

The three winners must contact me by email, via message on our facebook page or by the contact page on our online store within 7 days of this post or forfeit their prizes.  
(our design team try to leave a comment on every entry, but sometimes it just isn't possible, but rest assured we do look at every entry)

There is no challenge this week ladies, but I will be posting a small giveaway later today

happy crafting
Mary x

Sunday, 16 October 2016

October Any Image Challenge ...

We're back with our October 'USE ANY IMAGE' challenge. It's a really simple challenge to enter as you can make any kind of project as long as it has an image on it. As usual we have some fabulous prizes from our kind friends at Lili Of The Valley (a £10 voucher), Marianne Designs (see photograph for details) and The Ribbon Girl (£10 voucher)

First prize:  £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize from Marianne Designs

This challenge runs until 9PM on Saturday 29th October (UK time), please make a new project no backlinking and use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to link up your projects. The prizes are non transferable, the Ribbon Girl voucher covers the cost of products but not postage

Our Design Team have been busy creating, please visit their own personal blogs for more information but all the products listed below their projects can of course be found in The Ribbon Girl online store

by Donna

(Donna used: Pion The Night Before Christmas Images PD1619, Pion Night Before Christmas PD 7904, Scrapiniec Chipboard Royal Window 02, 75mm 'Michele' White Guipure Lace, 16mm 9549 Moss Green Velvet Ribbon, FB 10mm White Square Pearl trim, Small Ivory Gardenia, Small Pine cone, Frosted Berries Red/Green, Trinket Pins Vintage Style Ivory Pearl, Holly Leaf Mulberry Paper 30mm Pk, Red 12 - 15mm paper Roses 15mm, White Seam Binding & Cheesecloth Fabric)

by Mary

(Mary used: Maja Designs 'I Wish' 6x6 paper pack, Deborah ivory lace, Scrapiniec Jolly Holly borders, tiny red berries, large holly leaves, ivory 30mm and 20mm roses, red/green frosted berries, frosted cones and lots of Stardust Stickles)

by Anne

(Anne used; cheesecloth, white seam binding, tulle, red button twine, 5mm red crystals, apple charm, dragonfly charm)

by Chantal

by Kat W


Saturday, 15 October 2016

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

Thanks for all 191 entries to The Ribbon Girl October Card Challenge crafters - the winner of the first prize chosen by is number 183

 and that's Lucy Patrick - Lucy you have won a lovely prize of papers from Maja Design!! (when you claim your prize we need your full address and 'phone number to pass onto Maja Design!

This is Lucy's stunning card

The winner of the second prize of a £10 voucher to spend in The Ribbon Girl store is
Number 38 and that's Lynne R

This is Lynne's stunning Christmas card! 

The winner of the third prize of a stamp of your choice from our lovely friends at Lili of the Valley is
number 117 and that's  Beth Brovold 

This is Beth's beautiful Autumn card - lovely colours Beth!

The winners must claim their prizes within 7 days of this blog post by emailing me, or sending a message to our facebook page or contacting us using the contact page on our web site.

Crafters, your cards for this challenge were magnificent  - I'm sorry there can only be 3 winners but hope you will all join in with the October 'Use any Image' challenge which starts at  9am UK time on Sunday 15th October

see you then, Mary xx

Sunday, 2 October 2016

October Card Challenge .....

October already and here we are with another card challenge. As usual all you need to do to enter the challenge is make a new card and use the InLinkz button at the end to link it up and it's our regular 'anything goes' card challenge so it's really easy to join in!

We have 3 great prizes from our friends at Maja Design, Lili of the Valley and of course The Ribbon Girl 

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner
Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl
Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

This challenge runs until Saturday October 15th, 9pm (UK time)

Our Design Team have made some lovely cards to inspire you, all the products listed below their cards can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store


(Gina used: Pion Night Before Christmas Paper, Pion The Night Before Christmas Images, 18mm Rusty Jingle Bells, 4mm Ivory Pearl String, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, White Beaded Stamen, Scrapiniec Chipboard Christmas Snowflakes, Scrapiniec Chipboard Park Avenue Sign, 55mm Emma ivory Guipure Lace, 15mm Burgundy Red No. 405 Berisford Satin Ribbon, Beaded White Stamen,  Cherry Blossom Burgundy, Beaded White Cherry, Rolled Paper Flower (Ruby Red), Ivory/Off White Carnation, Cream Medium Pom Pom Trim, Pine Cones, 12mm Pearl Ivory Flower, 6mm Pearl Ivory Flat Backs)



(Mary used: Pion 'The Night before Christmas' collection - Images II PD1619, paper PD7901, 38mm glitter honeycomb ribbon, 50mm gold striped sheer ribbon, red/green frosted berries, 20mm ivory open roses, green rose leaves, ivory/gold poinsettia, Scrapiniec Chipboard 'Merry Christmas' and a piece from the Jolly Holly borders set)



(Andrea used: pink/white spot and pink gingham every-day 12x12 paper, pink/fuschia saddlestitch ribbon, pink magnolia from a bunch of mixed pink, ivory heart and ivory teardrop pin, pink hemp twine)



(Jane used: Pink anenomes, white roses, 10mm and 20mm, pink rose buds, pink blossoms, pink cherry blossoms, Scrapinec 'Just for You' chipboard piece, Lemoncraft House of Roses papers, Craft & You Vintage Times papers)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Winners of The Ribbon Girl Use any Image Challenge .......

There were 172 entries to the challenge - thank you so much for joining in!  The winners of the September 'Use any Image' challenge are as follows

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV chosen by

this is Beas lovely card

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

The winner is No 56 Michelle Lancaster

this is Michelle's pretty card

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs and the winner is No 139  Billie A

This is such a cute card from Billie!

The three winners should contact me by email, or via the contact page on our website or by message on our facebook page within 7 days of this blogpost or forfeit the prize.

Thanks for joining in everyone, please pop back on Sunday morning for details on the October Card Challenge - we hope you will all join in with that!

bye for now
Mary xx