Sunday 30 September 2012

Christmas Charm and Twine giveaway

Today we have a little give-away which might come in handy for your Christmas crafting
25 assorted Christmas  charms
1 x 10-metre bundle of Cherry Red Divine Twine
1 x 10-metre bundle of Apple Green Divine Twine
1 x 10-metre bundle of our new Christmas Divine Twine
nb The winner will receive one 10-metre bundle, not the whole roll
All you have to do is be or become a follower of this blog, leave us a comment and place a link on your own blog - the winner will be picked at random and announced on Saturday 6th October - as usual, we will mail the prize anywhere in the world.
Mary G x

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Saturday 29 September 2012

Colour Challenge & Giveaway Winners .....

Hello everyone - the winner of the Ribbon Girl September Colour Challenge to use 'Pink & Green' is
Please contact us so we can arrange to send your prizes of a Green Mini Makes Kit from The Ribbon Girl
and a £10 Gift Voucher generously provided by the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley to spend in their online store (and a little birdie told me they will have new goodies available very soon)
It was very difficult to choose the top three because all of your projects were beautiful, however, our choice is: -
62 Chris Olsen   
12 Teresa A         
52  Wendy
please take your badge from the side bar ladies
please contact us Donna so we can send your prize of ribbon, lace and pearl string!
We will be back on Sunday with another nice giveaway so please visit us again then
Mary and Andrea

Friday 21 September 2012

Lace and Ribbon giveaway ........

We were delighted when one of our lovely customers asked if we wanted to see how she used  our bridal lace and ribbons. We jumped at the chance, and below are photographs of two beautiful cakes made by the  very talented Fiona Brook of No More Tiers, York.  By coincidence, our ribbons, bridal trims and embellishments are being used at a Wedding Fair this weekend by another customer, who will show brides how they can have a fabulous wedding even if they are on a tight budget.

We thought it would be rather nice to have a wedding themed giveaway - and this is what we have as the prize for one lucky entrant:
3 metres of 25mm beautiful fine white bridal cluny lace
3 metres of 25mm cornflower blue satin ribbon
3 metres of 16mm cornflower blue satin:
3 metres of 4mm white pearl  string

- enough ribbon, lace and trim for a 3-tier cake, or a few scrapbook layouts, or numerous cards, or some gift boxes or wedding invitations or a sewing project (for example 'something blue')
All you have to do is be a follower of this blog, put a link on your own blog and leave a comment to tell us what you would do with this lovely prize.
     25mm White Fine Cluny Cotton Lace 25mm Cornflower No 76 Berisford Satin
 4mm White Pearl String
Cake by Fiona Brook featuring 25mm satin ribbon and 25mm white fine cluny lace
The photo below shows detail of  her 'Peaches and Cream' wedding cake which features satin ribbon with 16mm cream fine cluny lace and pearl string.
The winner of our give-away will be chosen at random on Saturday 29th September
and don't forget you still have time to join in with the Ribbon Girl Pink and Green Colour Challenge

See you soon, Mary G x

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Sunday 16 September 2012

September Colour Challenge .......

The winner of the September Card Challenge  'add pearls' was picked at random and was No. 81
that's you Elaine Wheeler
Please contact us Elaine so we can send you your £10 gift voucher for the Ribbon Girl online store and arrange for you to receive a stamp of your choice from the generous ladies at Lili of the Valley

The entries to this challenge were fantastic and it was extremely difficult to choose our three favourite cards which are:
please take your badge from the sidebar ladies!
Now onto the September Colour Challenge .......

The challenge this month is pink and green and we have a lovely photograph to inspire

The September Colour Challenge is Pink and Green and we are delighted to welcome Alberto Gava as our guest designer for this month.  Alberto is 16 years old and even though he is still at school, he is on various design teams - welcome Alberto! The prizes for this challenge are a green Mini Makes Kit from the Ribbon Girl
and a £10 voucher generously provided by the lovely ladies over at Lili of the Valley - and they have some fabulous new Christmas stamps and paper pads available in their store so please go and have a look.

As usual the rules of our challenge are simple - create a new project following the colour theme of pink and green, blog about it mentioning this challenge then come back and link it up using the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post.

Our fabulous Design Team have created some gorgeous projects to inspire you and we can't wait to see what you all create
 Alberto used seam binding, sunflower charm, white cotton cluny lace, green pleated satin, ivory resin embellisments, white daisies, white chrysanthemums, clear gems
By Gail
A delightful jar with a pin-cushion top, cards of buttons, twine and bias binding, ribbons, tape measure, truly wonderful.  Gail used gingham, pleated satin, bias binding, bakers twine, polka dot, striped and plain buttons, charms, ric rac and lace!!
By Astrid
Astrid used cream zig zag lace, grosgrain ribbon, pink loopy trim, top stitch thread and a diamante spacer with a pink gem on this gorgeous card showing Tilda with her colouring pencils.
By Tab
Tab used a Key Ring, Pale Pink Medium Spotty Button, Pink Spotty Ribbon, Cerise Cotton Lace, Green Velvet Ribbon, Green Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, Sequins, Embroidery Cotton, and Pale Wool Felt
By Kath
Kath used Medium Pink and Small Green Polka Dot Buttons...Button Twine...Pearls..Sugar and Spice
and on the card above Kath used Medium Pink & Small Green Polka Dot Buttons...Seam Binding Siam Pink...Candy Pink Divine Bakers Twine...Cream Jute Mesh Ribbon...Pale Pink Round Pins - what a great idea to use the jute mesh as a skirt!
For this pretty tag card Andrea B used white seam binding, pink/white and green/white 38mm striped grosgrain, white top stitch thread
By Mandy
For this beautiful and elegant birthday card, Mandy used Faux Suede Leaves, Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive Pearls, Natural Jute Button Twine
By Liz
For this delightful button garland Liz used pink, green and pearl button mixtures
By Jane
On this pretty card Jane used pink jute mesh, gingham bias binding, stick on pearls, pink button, 5mm pink gingham ribbon.
By Mary G

Mary used white organza rose pearl ribbon, pink satin, diamante spacer, stardust stickles, baby's breath, mulberry carnations and a pink cherry blossom

By Andrea G

Andrea used: saddlestitch and concertina satin ribbon, loopy organza, liquid pearls, 5mm adhesive pearls, pink baby's breath flowers, beaded white swirls and crystal stems


Saturday 15 September 2012

Winner of the new products giveaway ....

We would like to thank everyone for their very interesting and lovely comments - if only we had a prize for each of you, but unfortunately there could only be one winner, drawn at random, and that is
please contact us Astrid with your full address details so we can send your fabulous prize!
All of these lovely goodies are available in the store
We'll be back tomorrow Sunday 16th September with the Ribbon Girl September Colour Challenge
See you soon
Mary G x

Saturday 8 September 2012

Favourite new products giveaway ......

We are so pleased with the new arrivals in the store that we thought we should have a nice giveaway to celebrate!
We have a lovely prize for one lucky winner which includes:
Pack of 5 clear drop crystal stems
Pack of 5 pink heart crystal stems
Pack of 6 Kort & Godt Cream Chrysanthemum Flowers
Bag of 26 Assorted Small Polka Dot Buttons
Pack of 5 silver butterflies
Pack of 6 Kort & Godt beaded swirls
A pearl and diamante round flat back embellishment
Pack of 6 pink diamante daisy flowers
Pack of 10 Lilac Baby's Breath flowers
20g bag of mixed lilac/purple buttons
10g bag of dried French lavender
(when you empty out the little buttons from the organza bag, you could add some of the dried lavender  to the bag and hang it in your craft room)
This is just a small selection of our new products - pop over to the store to find out what else we have for you
To enter, you must be a follower of this blog, add a link on your blog and leave us a comment to say what your favourite item is and how you would use it.
The winner will be drawn at random on Saturday 15th September - good luck!
and don't forget, the Ribbon Girl Monthly Card Challenge  'add pearls' is still open
so if you haven't entered yet, scroll down or click here for details
See you soon, Mary G x

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Sunday 2 September 2012

September Card Challenge

Our card challenge this month is simple - just add pearls! It's really as easy as that, we want to see all of your card projects using pearls and as usual we're sponsored by Lili Of The Valley who are offering a stamp of your choice to the winner and Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to their online store
Before we share all the fabulous projects our Design Team have created for your inspiration we want to introduce our newest Ribbon Girl Design Team member - please welcome the very talented Sara Winter to our team. Sara makes the most beautiful cards and we are thrilled that she has joined us.
Here is Sara's beautiful card and the cards from the rest of the Design Team
By Sara
(Sara used: lace and pearl trim , cream seam binding , tiny pom pom ,cluny lace ,bird cage charm ,pearl & diamante embellishment)

By Mary G

(Mary used: Pearl Ivory Rose Ribbon, Flat Back Pearl in Diamante Spacer, Pearl Pins, Babies Breath flowers, crysanthemum flowers)

By Debbie

By Jane
(Jane used: Cotton lace, adhesive pearls)
By Kim

(Kim used: Pearl Round Pearl Pins, White Teeny Tiny Pom Pom Trim, Lace and Pearl Trim, Natural Soft Hessian Mesh, White No. 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Pearl Small Symmetrical Flourishes, White Seam Binding, Lilac Scrunched Pleated Taffeta)

(Becky used: Cream Chrysanth (painted with Distress Marker), 5mm Ivory self adhesive pearls, flat back pearl in diamante spacers, lace and pearl trim and topstitch thread)

By Tiets

By Jo
(Jo used: Petite Round Head Pin, Pearl Lace, Diamante Spacer, Flat Back Pearl, Adhesive Pearls, Dew Drops, Button Twine.)
By Vicky

(Vicky used: Ivory Pearl Hearts and Top Stitching Thread)
 By Dawny

(Dawny used: Pale Pink Round Pins, White Hat Pin, 38mm Pale Pink Faux Silk
Aqua Small Polka Dot Spotty Button, Ivory Button Twine, Organza Pink Looped Trim
Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive Pearls)
By Lucy
(Lucy used: lace, button twine and adhesive pearl hearts)