Saturday 30 April 2011

Twine Giveaway Winner ...

The winner of the Easter Divine Twine giveaway is ....

Please contact us Frea so that we can arrange to send your twine to you

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day of the red, white and blue colour challenge - there is still time to enter your projects and check back tomorrow for details of another give away!!

Wednesday 27 April 2011

New Molly Blooms Stamps ...

The postman brought us a huge box this morning full of Molly Blooms stamps. They have all been uploaded to the Ribbon Girl shop and can be found here. There are oodles of designs and I really can't decide which one I love the best
 Strawberry Molly or Ballerina Molly?
Fishing George or Molly the Chef?
Schoolgirl Molly or Farmyard Molly?

There are more designs in the shop too so I think I shall be a happy cardmaker this weekend :) Of course I had to play straight away and after spreading all the stamps out on the table I chose to use Farmyard Molly.

I have had these beautiful papers in my box for a couple of weeks and I finally cut into the big sheets. They are absolutley gorgeous designs - double sided too! I've added stardust stickles to all the edges, the flowers and added little spots to the background too so it's a super sparkly card. The lovely turquoise pins will be in the shop soon

Flowers - Wild Orchid
Dies - Spellbinders

Andrea x

Sunday 24 April 2011

Easter Giveaway ... (closed)

***Giveaway Closed***

To celebrate Easter and the long holiday weekend we have another giveaway. Today we are giving 5 metre bundles of every colour of Divine Twine bakers twine that we sell - that's 55 metres!

To enter the giveaway simply mention it on your blog and leave us a comment, we will pick a random winner on Saturday evening (April 30th, UK time)

We've spent the last couple of days restocking the Ribbon Girl shop and have created a sale section for products that we are running low on and won't be restocking - we need to make room for all the lovely new products that will be arriving soon so have reduced the prices on these items.

New Products include:

Beautiful check ribbon with cream backgrounds

New patterns of lace

Restocks of spotty buttons

New and restocked charms 

** Edited 25/04/2011 to add this gorgeous card from Jo who has been away for a while

Remember that our current colour challenge is a red, white and blue challenge and runs for another week,details can be found on this post

Okay, I'm off to eat chocolate eggs and wear my bunny ears for the day, Andrea x

Sunday 17 April 2011

Colour challenge #7 ...

Before we get onto the colour challenge we have some extra special news to share.

We have not one but two new designers joining our Design Team today!  We are thrilled to announce that Dawny P and Bev Rochester have joined our team. Dawny is our current guest designer and we are so excited that she agreed to join the team permanently.  Bev is a past guest designer, long standing customer and good friend to the Ribbon Girl.  We have no idea how we've managed to keep this news secret all week - we've been wanting to shout it from the roof tops and would like to give both Dawny and Bev a great big Ribbon Girl welcome, we are so excited to have you girls :)

So, onto the April colour challenge. This month the challenge is to create a project within the colour theme of red, white and blue

We are once again being generously sponsored by the girls at Lili Of The Valley who have given a £10 voucher to spend in the LOTV online shop. LOTV released their new clear additions range this week so there is plenty to tempt you in the shop.

And of course we have a Ribbon Girl prize too

Please leave a direct link to your project using the inlinkz button at the bottom of the post. Your project should follow the colour theme of red, white and blue. It doesn't have to include ribbons but of course that would be lovely - even nicer if it included Ribbon Girl ribbons but of course that is not essential :) Please create a new project and don't link to older projects, the challenge will run until midnight (UK time) May 1st

The Ribbon Girl Design Team have created some beautiful projects to inspire you

Edited 23/04/2011 to add card from Mary which was too late to be included in the original post

By Bev

(satin spot ribbon, polka dot button, red heart pin, strawberry charm)

By Jane

(polka dot button, airmail bakers twine, Molly Bloom stamps)

By Kath

(saddlestitch ribbon, ships wheel charm)

(saddlestitch ribbon, polka dot buttons)

(saddlestitch ribbon)

By Gail

(saddlestitch ribbon, spotty grosgrain, satin ribbon, anchor and crown charm)

(saddlestitch ribbon, organza spot, satin, polka dot buttons, teardrop pins, shipswheel charm, bakers twine, gingham)

(polka dot button, saddlestitch ribbon, cluny lace)

(gingham ribbon, polka dot buttons)

**edited to add the winner of our Royal Giveaway**
The winner is Fiona, please contact us Fiona so we can send out your prize

Thursday 14 April 2011

Projects from the Design Team ...

Our Design Team (the ribbon girls) have been busy creating some gorgeous projects using products from the Ribbon Girl store

By Kath

By Jane

By Mary

(satin ribbon, twisted bead cord)

Remember there is still time to leave a comment to be in with a chance to win our latest giveaway (see this post) and our new colour challenge will start on Sunday

Sunday 10 April 2011

It's A Royal Giveaway ...

********Giveaway Closed********

We have a Royal Wedding to look forward to here in the UK at the end of April when Prince William and Kate Middleton are married.  The Ribbon Girl has started to celebrate and has gone all red, white and blue!  We have this fabulous giveaway prize for one lucky blog reader:

The prize is made up of a red felt basket full to the brim with:

Red and white, blue and white and white and black saddlestitch ribbon
White cluny lace
Blue satin
Blue and white polka dot grosgrain
Red, white and navy seam binding
Blueberry blue and Cherry red Divine Twine
Large red heart pins
Red and turquoise medium polka dot buttons 
A selection of crown charms

To enter please mention and link this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment on this post.

The giveaway will close next Sunday 17th April

Giveaway Winner ...

The winner of the Mothers Day giveaway from last week is

Please contact us Chris so we can arrange to send out your prize

Andrea  Mary x

ps  please check back later tonight (Sunday 10th April 2011) for news of another great giveaway!!

Saturday 9 April 2011

Wool Felt and new charms now in stock

Wool Felt Fresh Fields

Wool Felt Summer Days
Just added to the shop is this gorgeous wool felt (30% wool) which is so easy to handle and work with and it sews beautifully.  Sold in packs of 15 squares at £9.50 per pack, it is excellent value for money. Each 6" x 6" square is a different but toning colour!  The felt is available in 5 different colourways

 We've added to our range of silver colour charms and this beautiful smooth, shiny medium size heart measuring approx 25mm x 25mm is proving to be very popular ................
as is this bronze colour 3-D Crown Top Key which measures only 7mm wide and 25mm long ....... in fact, we've got so many charms we've decided to list the bronze colour charms on a separate page! 

Don't forget that our Mothers Day Give Away remains open until midnight on Saturday 9th April - we'll list the winner on Sunday so please check back then!

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Summer Colours ...

The sun is shining, the sky is blue (it's still chilly though) and all of a sudden I want to be using summer colours in my cards and projects

(sheer ruffle ribbon, button twine, pastel button, diamante heart pin (coming soon)

Our lovely customer Michelle loves summer colours too. She sent us these photographs of some lovely distressed seam binding and seam binding roses that she has made

Seam binding in lots of pretty colours including white and cream to colour yourself can be found here