Sunday 27 January 2013

**NEW** Magnolia Only Challenge

We are so excited to announce the start of our new monthly Magnolia Only Challenge for all the Magnolia Stamps lovers out there. We have a fabulously talented Design Team who will be sharing their own creations here on the Ribbon Girl blog to inspire you, please welcome:  Andrea, Astrid, Becky, Bev, Dawny, Debbie Jane, Katie, Kim, Mel, Sara, Sylvie, Teresa and Tiets

Our first challenge is an easy one - simply create a new project and 'use ribbons or lace', your project must include a Magnolia image and it should be a new project (no backlinking please) 

We have 2 prizes for one randomly selected entrant 
A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at the Ribbon Girl online store and a Magnolia stamp

Our Magnolia Only challenge will run for one week and will close on Saturday February 2nd at 9PM (UK time), please mention our challenge in your blog post and leave a direct link to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post

So lets have a look at the Design Team's projects, remember all of the products listed below their projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store!

by Andrea

(Andrea used: cluny lace, pearl bead trim, vintage ivory lace, beaded spiral, beaded berries, gardenia flower, stickles, top stitch thread)

by Mary G

(Mary used: Ivory fluted edge sheer, clear heart crystal stem, ivory loopy trim, ivory organza looped trim, ivory large rosebud, white blossom, ivory hip rosebud, ivory/white aster daisy, ivory beaded rose)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: Pink cotton lace, Pink taffeta ribbon, Diamante heart charm, Pink Brad
White Sweetheart blossom, Decorative heart pins)

by Sara

(Sara used: crushed organza pleated ribbon ,vintage cluny lace ,seam binding , beaded twirl,rolled roses ,hip rosebuds ,kort &godt berries ,pearl flower flatbacks ,ivory cosmos daisy)

by Jane

(Jane used: 38mm pink stripe grosgrain, diamante heart buckle slider, rolled paper roses ruby red, cherry blossoms baby pink, 25mm cream fine cluny lace)

(Debbie used: Daisy Flower, Pearl Brad, Blue Velvet Lace,Lace, Metal Butterfly, Cheesecloth, Baker's Twine and Pearl Trim)

by Astrid

(Astrid used: 40 mm Ivory pleated crushed organza, 25 mm Cream Fine Cluny Lace, cream vintage seambinding, button twine, Beaded Berries Ivory, 20 mm Ivory open rose)

by Tiets

(Tiets used: Rolled Paper Roses Ivory, Hip Rose Buds Hint of Pink, Cream Chrysanth, 30mm Cream Zig Zag Cotton Lace, 38mm Ivory/Gold Glitter Organza , Natural Button Twine)

by Katie K

(Katie used: Teapot Charm; Wooden Heart Buttons; Beads- Pearl, Silver & Crystal Assortment, Cotton Lace; 8mm Cream Vintage Style Fine Scallop Lace; 15mm White Flower Fine Cluny Lace; 17mm Cream Fine Vintage Style Fine Cluny Lace; 18mm White Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace; 22mm White Fan Cluny Lace; 32mm Cream Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace; 38mm Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon)

by Melly

(Mel used: Blue Bias Binding, Limoges Blue Seam Binding, Pale Blue Tulle, FineCluny Lace 32mm,
Rolled Blue Paper Roses, 20mm Ivory Open Roses, White Hip Rose Buds, Irridescent Hearts, 5mm Ivory Pearls)

by Becky

(Becky used: 13mm White Droplet Venise Lace, white teeny tiny pom pom trim, white top stitch thread, white lillies, white carnations, white aster, irridescent hearts, 5mm self adhesive pearl and white silky crush)

by Bev

(Bev used: 9mm pale pink/white spot organza ribbon, 20mm scallop venise white lace, 20mm roses, sweetheart blossoms, heart pin)

By Kim

(Kim used: cluny lace, pink pearl bead string, daisy flower, tulip flowers, pink crystal stems, clock face charm, seambinding, silver butterfly and pink satin diamante flower)

Saturday 26 January 2013

Winner of January Colour Challenge .....

The winner of the January colour challenge of Pink and Ivory  picked at random is

No 30  -  Claire C

Please email us to claim your super prizes Claire

Our prizes will be a £10 voucher from the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley

plus a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

and please do pop back tomorrow morning Sunday 27th January at 9 am when the new 'Magnolia Only' challenge begins!

see you then, Mary G x

even more inspiration from The Ribbon Girls

We will be announcing the winner of the January colour challenge  late this evening - you've still got today to get your project in! but in the meanwhile we would like to show you more cards by the mega talented Ribbon Girl design teams:

By Becky (Ivory Rose Pearl Organza, Vintage Ivory Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon, Pink 20mm Open Roses)

By Jane B (natural button twine, acrylic paint dabber)

By Andrea G (On the following 3 cards Andrea used 8-row faux diamante mesh, pink box pleated satin, cream tiny pom pom, red velvet lace and white 15mm flower fine cluny lace)

By Mandy (pink bias binding, pink button, pink Divine Twine

By Anne who used red grosgrain and cotton lace

By Jane M (on the following 3 cards Jane used Red Jute mesh, WOC flowers, self adhesive gems, twine, heart button  Flowers, Jute mesh, spotty button, top stitch thread, Ruffle edge sheer, pearls

By Mary G (WOC flowers, RG beaded berries and twirl, metallic edge satin, snowflake grosgrain, white guipure lace, Stardust Stickles

lots more to share with you ladies, and we'll be showcasing more projects on this blog and on our Facebook Page in the next days and weeks - we'll be back late tonight with the winner of the January colour challen ge, then back again tomorrow morning with our fabulous new Magnolia Only challenge - we're so looking forward to it !!

See you later, Mary G x

Sunday 20 January 2013

January Challenge Bonanza ...

Happy New Year to all of our challenge readers! The Ribbon Girl Design Team is back with a fabulous full team colour challenge to kick off a new year of fun here on the Ribbon Girl blog and we have news of some new friends who will be joining us.  Please help us to welcome Jane Johnson to our Card Challenge Design Team, Jane is one of our favourite cardmakers, check out her blog for lots of gorgeous projects, we are both thrilled that she accepted our invitation.
We've made some changes to our challenges this year, they will now run for 1 week each to make room for a new Magnolia only challenge and we're welcoming Bev Rochester and Katie Kempton to our Magnolia Only Design Team, these two talented ladies will join some of our existing Ribbon Girls for a Magnolia extravaganza challenge! We are so pleased that Kim Piggott is able to rejoin the Ribbon Girls and Kim will be on the Magnolia Only team - welcome back Kim! Come back next week to join in the fun
So, todays challenge is a colour challenge and judging by the beautiful projects that the Design Team have created it seems that everyone likes creating with Pink and Ivory! We've got a gorgeous inspiration photo to inspire you too
Our prizes will be a £10 voucher from the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley

plus a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Our challenge will run for 1 week until Saturday January 26th (9PM UK time), the rules are simple as always - make a new project (no backlinking), blog about your project mentioning this challenge then add your link using the In Linkz tool at the bottom of this post.  To be included in the draw for the prize you must follow the colour scheme of the challenge
All of the products listed below the photographs can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

By Liz  GDT

(Liz used: organza pearl rose ribbon, silky crush, crystal heart stems, pearl bead string, embossed heart charm, rose buds, lillies and rolled rose flowers and stardust stickles)

By Franz GDT

(Franz used: cheesecloth, guippure lace trim, tiny pompom trim, trellis rose and cherry blossom flowers, button twine, seam binding and ruffle edge ribbon)

By Jane B

(Jane used: Carnation, pretty blossom and open rose flowers, top stitch thread)

By Sara

(Sara used: trellis rose, rolled rose ,pearl lace , pearl beads ,hip rose buds ,pink cherry blossom ,pink cosmoc daisy ,ivory pleated crushed organza ,ivory beaded berries)

By Andrea

(Andrea used: velvet lace, cluny lace, satin pleat, bead string, loopy trim, dummy trim, liquid pearls, stickles, blossom flowers)

(Jane used: beaded ivory roses, Kort and Godt chrysanthemum, rolled paper roses pink, bronze bird cage charm, 28mm vintage style cream cluny lace, 38mm vintage pink fluted edge sheer)

By Mary G

(Mary used: Rose Pink Silky Crush, Pink Velvet Lace, Pink 4mm Bead String, cream tiny pom pom, a piece of 6-row faux diamante mesh and a selection of pink and ivory flowers)

By Vicky

Vicky used pink/fuschia saddlestitch ribbon, self adhesive pearls and vintage style fine cluny lace

Gail used pink/white grosgrain ribbon, felt from vintage felt pack, top stitch thread and an acrylic flower shaped button - instructions for making this flower and others is on Gail's blog 

By Teresa

(Teresa used: Ivory pleated crushed organza, Wooden heart buttons, Pink button twine, Ivory pearl brad, Pink beaded berries, White Sweetheart blossom, Butterfly charm)

By Melly

(Mel used: Pink tulle, 38mm Ivory fluted edge sheer, 18mm fine cream vintage style cluny lace,
Natural button twine, Mary Jane shoe charm, pink rolled roses, Ivory beaded berries, Ivory Hip rose buds,Cream seam binding, 4mm pink pearl bead string,5mm Ivory pearls)

By Mandy

(Mandy used: Pink Satin Ribbon, Buttons, Sugar & Spice Self-adhesive Pearls, Heart Pin, Natural Soft Hessian Mesh, Ivory Tulle, Pink Dewdrops)

By Anne

(Anne used: Pale pink pure silk, ivory button twine, ivory loopy trim, diamante heart charm)

(Debbie used: Cheesecloth, Seam Binding, Lace, Daisy Flower (with a pearl Brad as center), Pink Velvet Lace, Button Twine, Irridescent Sparkle Bead Trim, Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon, Kort & Godt Chrysanth, Box Pleated Satin Ivory Cream and Irridescent Hearts)

By Becky

(Becky used: Cream top stitch thread, 5 mm self adhesive pearls, Ivory pearl and lace trim, ivory cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, old rose pink pleated crushed organza and 20 mm roses)

By Jo

(Jo used silk ribbon, velvet ribbon and candy pink Divine Twine)

By Astrid

(Astrid used: 4 mm Pink Pearl Bead String, 16 mm pink Ruffle Edge Sheer, 32 mm Pale Pink Pure Silk, 25 mm Cream Fine Cluny Lace, Carnation Pink)

By Kath

(Kath used: Tea Towel Stripe - Pink, Rolled Roses Pink, Sugar & Spice Pearls)

By Lucy

(Lucy used: Ivory Resin Flatback, Pale Pink Pure Silk Ribbon, Ivory Button Twine)

By Nicole

(Nicole used: Ivory jute mesh, cream seam binding, white sweetheart blossom, pink 20mm open rose)

By Tiets

(Tiets used: hessian mesh,Candy Pink Divine Bakers Twine, pink dewdrops, Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt, Cream Zig Zag Cotton Lace, Cream Zig Zag Cotton Lace, Cream Vintage Style Cluny Cotton Lace 38mm Rose Pink Silky Crush, 25mm Hot Pink No 52 Berisford Satin, Ivory Silk Hearts Self Adhesive, Ivory Pleated Satin Ribbon, Pink Ruffle Edge Sheer, 20 mm pale pink open rose, open rose ivory)
(Jane used:  pom pom trim, pleated ribbon, pink zig zag lace, heart pearls, paper flowers
Kordt and Godt beaded twirl)
By Dawny P

Seam Binding, pink button twine, white WOC carnations, pink Kort & Godt rolled roses, pink pearls