Saturday 30 June 2012

Strawberries and Cream WINNER

Thank you everyone who entered our giveaway. The winner (chosen with the help of random org) is ...

That's you if your name is


Please email us to claim your prize

Tomorrow sees the start of our new Card Challenge, see you back here in the morning,

Andrea xx

Tuesday 26 June 2012

So pretty ....

Have we told you how talented our fabulous Design Team are? Look at this little beauty by Kim, she makes the most gorgeous cards ...

Kim used:  Ivory pleated satin ribbon and white cluny lace

Just a reminder that we have our current colour challenge running as well as our Strawberries and Cream giveaway

Sunday 24 June 2012

It's Strawberries & Cream Giveaway Day ...

******This giveaway is now closed ******

Hello, it should be summer at Ribbon Girl Headquarters but can you believe that we're more than halfway through June and we still have the central heating on!!  In the hope that we can bring on the summer sunshine we thought we'd have a giveaway and Summer means strawberries so our giveaway today has a strawberries and cream theme!

Today's giveaway includes lots of pretty ribbons, cluny lace, top stitching thread, organza rose ribbon, lace edged bias binding and charms - we've eaten the strawberries :)

To enter our giveaway simply make sure you are a follower of our blog and then leave us a comment on this post and mention the give away on your own blog - easy. The giveaway will close on Saturday evening (UK time) and we'll announce the winner just before the start of the new Card Challenge on Sunday,

Whilst you're here why not feast your eyes on some more beautiful creations from the Ribbon Girl Design Team - there is still a week for you to join in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge here

By Mary

Pencil stripe, microdot, lace, button twine, polka dot button, flowers and lace edged bias binding

By Mandy
Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Pink button twine

By Tiets
By Mary

(tafetta ribbon, cream 25mm cluny lace, liking lilac pearls, diamante cross and sassy pins)

By Astrid

By Kim

By Debbie

White ruffle ribbon and lace, starfish charm

By Dawny P

Celery Green Plain Sheer ribbon, pearl buttons, Ivory Pleated Satin Ribbon 

By Kath

(seambinding, pretty blossoms, adhesive pearls
By Vicky

By Tiets

By Jane M

Pink saddlestitch ribbon, polka dot and pearl buttonspleated ribbon,
cluny lace, adhesive pearls and flowers

By Jane B

Velvet ribbon, flowers

By Andrea

Sunday 17 June 2012

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #20

Hello and welcome to June's Colour Challenge from the Ribbon Girl.

As always we have an inspirational image to get you started

We have a prize from our regular sponsors Lili Of The Valley who are kindly giving our random winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store and there will also be a lavender ribbon kit from the Ribbon Girl.


Our challenge rules are simple - create a new project (no backlinking please) following the colour scheme, mention our challenge on your blog post then come back and use the InLinkz button at the end of this post to leave a direct link to your project. The challenge will close at 9PM (UK time) on Saturday June 30th and one winner will be chosen at random to win both prizes.
Our fabulous Design Team have worked their magic and we have a beautiful gallery from them to inspire you as well as from our two Guest Designers - Mandi (who many of you will know from the Less Is More challenge blog)  and Leann who is returning to be our guest once again and we extend a very warm welcome to Andrea B who recently joined the Colour Challenge DT and a special welcome to Jane who has been a guest designer a number of times and has now joined the team permanently!

By Mandi (Guest DT)
(green pleated satin ribbon, pink loopy trim, deep rose tiny pompom)

Leann (Guest DT)
(summer rose seam binding, natural button twine)

(natural button twine, seamoss seambinding)

By Jane M
(pink check bias binding, lavender tiny ricrac, pink polka dot button, pink cherry blossom and pretty blossom flowers) 

(leaf green satin ribbon, pink pleated organza, pink tulle, lavender tiny ricrac, guipure lace, pins, lilac adhesive pearls)

By Mary
(cotton lace, mauve twill stripe ribbon, plum jute mesh, white tulle, pins)

By Astrid
(mauve taffeta, flat lace, satin ribbon, lilac adhesive pearls)

By Mandy
(Vintage Style Cluny Lace, Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive Pearls, Pastel Heart Pins, Pastel Teardrop Pins, Natural Button Twine, Felt )

By Tab
(Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon, Purple Gingham Ribbon, Pink Velvet Ribbon, Green Velvet Ribbon, Cotton Stripe ribbon, Pink Stripe Button, Purple Button Twine and Apple Charm.)

By Kath
(pink pencil stripe, polka dot buttons, pink pretty blossom flowers)

By Andrea B 
(pink and fuschia saddlestitch ribbon, pink button twine, cluny lace, ivory resin embellishment)

By Gail

(lime jute mesh, mulberry daisies, leaf pins, lavender check bias binding, natural button twine, butterfly charm, lavender liquid pearls)

Saturday 16 June 2012

Card Challenge Winners

We're back with the winners of the first Ribbon Girl Card Challenge. We were bowled over with the support from our readers for this new challenge - there were 374 entries!! Thank you to everyone who took the time to make this a really successful addition to the Ribbon Girl blog.

The winner of the ribbon kit and voucher from Ribbon Girl and the stamp of their choice from Lili Of The Valley is:

126 Sandra

(please email us Sandra to claim your prizes)

The top 3 (and honestly we could have chosen a top 50!!) are:

we hope you'll take the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge Top 3 badge from the sidebar for your blogs

Tomorrow we'll be back with a new Colour Challenge

Sunday 10 June 2012

Creative Inspiration from the Ribbon Girls

There is still a week to enter our current card challenge - use ribbons or lace - details can be found here
Our lovely design team have been very busy playing with all the lovely products from the Ribbon Girl shop

By Tab
Tab used:
White Cotton Lace, Anchor Charm, Ships Wheel Charm, Starfish charm, and Heart Pin.

Tab used:
Brooch Pin, Cream Satin Ribbon, Cream Cotton Lace, Fine Cluny Lace and Cream Pleated Ribbon.

By Vicky

Vicky used:
pearl and pastel button mix, natural button twine and top stitch thread

By Mandy
Mandy used:
16mm Cream Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace, Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive Pearls, Pastel Heart Pins, Ivory Button Twine, Button, Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon

By Jo

Jo used:
Mulberry flower, sugar and spice pearl, ivory pleated satin, chocolate brown button twine

Jo used:
Sugar and spice pearl, pearl button mix, ivory button twine

By Mandy
Mandy used:
Green Pleated Satin Ribbon, Natural Button Twine, Gutterman Pink Top Stitch Thread

Sunday 3 June 2012

Card Challenge - Use Ribbon or Lace

Hi, welcome to the Ribbon Girl's brand new monthly card challenge. We'll continue to have our monthly colour challenge on the 3rd Sunday of every month but we'll also be hosting our card challenge on the 1st Sunday of every month.


We'll have a regular prize of a £10 gift voucher from the Ribbon Girl online shop plus a prize from Lili Of The Valley who are offering one lucky winner a stamp of their choice from their online store. This month, as it's our first card challenge and it's the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend here in the UK we've also got a pretty red ribbon kit from the Ribbon Girl too - so 3 prizes for one lucky entrant which will be picked at random by from all entries who follow the simple rules.

Ribbon Girl red ribbon kit

Stamp from Lili Of The Valley

Our Rules are very simple ~ create a new card using ribbon or lace, mention the Ribbon Girl Card Challenge in your blog post and then use the InLinkz button at the end of this post to leave a direct link to your card

Our fabulous Card Challenge Design Team have been joined by some of our Colour Challenge team to celebrate the launch of the new challenge and have created some gorgeous cards for your inspiration


Debbie  - such a clever idea to add her card to a gift bag

Jacqui - who had the same idea as Debbie and created a gift bag from her card too