Sunday 30 June 2013

June Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Hello, it's time for another Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge and it's a super easy challenge this month - just  use two backing papers

We have two fabulous prizes for our randomly chosen winner:
A Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Tilda and Edwin kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden

A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl online store

As usual our rules are simple - create a new project that follows the theme of the challenge (it must include a Tilda or Edwin stamp or a Doo Hickey die because this is our Magnolia challenge), blog about it mentioning our challenge then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to add a direct link to your project. as always the products listed under each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store
This challenge will close on Saturday 6th July, 9PM (UK time)

Our wonderful team of designers have been joined by Yuri Kitamura as our very special guest

by Katie 

(Katie used: Pink button twine; pale rose pink tiny Ric Rac ribbon; 15mm Elizabeth white cluny lace; WOC white, blue, baby pink sweetheart blossom flowers)

by Andrea

(10mm open roses, organza pearl rose trim, pink mermaid ribbon, fairy wish bottle, bakers twine, medium pompom trim, liquid pearls, stardust stickles)

by Jane

(Jane used: flowers from mixed dahlia Stormy Skies, Ivory Gyp, memo pin, wooden heart button, cheesecloth (coloured brown with distress ink)

by Teresa

(Teresa used ~ 25mm Grape Satin Berisford Ribbon, 20mm 'Angelica' Ivory Tulle Lace, Sugar & Spice flat backed self adhesive Pearls, Vintage Pink Roses, Aster Rose Pink, Baby Pink Cherry Blossom, Pink Hemp Twine, Stickles Stardust and Key Charm)

by Mary G

(Mary used pink microdot satin, fuschia pink 20mm open roses, pink/white hip rosebuds, 5mm pink pearls, a cler crystal flower button tied on with natural button twine, a white daisy with the centre removed and replaced with a 10mm vintage pink dazzler.  Tildas wings have been glittered with Stardust Stickles)

by Yuri

(Yuri used Diamante Heart Large, Champagne Pure Silk, Rolled Paper Roses Ivory Kort & Godt, Pearl & Crystal Branch White, Beaded Lavender Gypsophalia, Purple Trellis Rose 35mm, Purple/White 2-tone Trellis Rose 35mm, Small Beaded Berries Ivory, 16mm Ivory Flat Polyester Lace, Cheesecloth)

by Astrid

(Astrid used: cheesecloth, 50mm 'Emily' Embroidered Tulle Lace, 15mm Cream No 50 Berisford Satin, 5mm Ivory (Pale) Pearl Bead StringIvory button twine, Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt, Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple/White)

by Tiets

(Tiets used: Cheesecloth, pearl bead string Ivory, charm snowflake 1,aqua bakers Divine twine,
white zigzag cotton lace, chrysanth white,lily flower, carnation ivory,blue pleated crushed organza, white cotton woven tape, pearls white flatbacks)

by Becky

(Becky used; ivory pearl rose organza, cream top stitch thread, 5mm self adhesive pearls, white tulips, ruby red rolled roses, floribunda roses coffee and cream, starbusrt stamen white, 20mm ivory open roses, 10mm ivory open roses and stardust stickles)


(Sylvie used: White Large wild rose bud, Pink/Pale pink two tone large wild rose bud, Pink carnation flowers, Pink Kort and Godt rolled paper roses, 20 mm white scallop Venise lace, White seam binding, Siam pink seam binding, Silver colour Umbrealla charm, Ivory pearlized Heart pins, Sugar and Spice and Ivory self adhesive pearls, Stardust Stickles)

by Dawny P

(Dawny used: Siam Pink Seam Binding, Ivory Jute Mesh, Twine, Tennis Raquet Charm, Baby Pink and Pretty Blossom flowers, White #80 Gutterman Top Stitching Thread)

by Debbie D

(Debbie used: Cheesecloth, Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace, Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, White Seam Binding (stained with DI's), Oval White Pearl Beaded String, Cordelia Ivory Fine Vintage Style Lace and Kort & Godt Beaded Ivory Berries)

Sunday 23 June 2013

Giveaway and a feast of inspiration ......

The Ribbon Girl is on holiday for one week - you can still place orders but they won't be sent out until week commencing 1st July
As there is no challenge today we have a £10 voucher to give to one lucky winner towards a spend in the Ribbon Girl online store

Just leave us a comment and link from your blog to Ribbon Girl blog or store - the winner will be picked on Saturday 29th June

Now for a feast of inspiration from the mega talented Ribbon Girls which are sure to get you in the mood for crafting - the products listed below each project  are available from The Ribbon Girl online store - you might need a comfy seat and a cuppa while you scroll down.  We've put an album of our  projects on Facebook this morning to keep you inspired until we're back from holiday. 

Kim used clear crystal heart stem, pink Kort & God rolled roses, 19mm white guipure lace, 'Josephine' fine cotton vintage style lace, white cheesecloth, 5mm pearls and a diamante star buckle slide

Jenny used Hermione ivory fine vintagr style lace, Lady Lavender Seam Binding and WOC open roses

'You are Invited' - Silvie used White Beaded Twirl, Pink Beaded Berries, White Beaded Stamens, 15 mm Ivory/Lemon Sparkle Rose, Deep Pink Cosmos Daisy Flowers, Large Two Tone Yellow Rose Buds, 20mm Ivory Open Rose, 10mm White open rose, White Guipure lace, 15mm Pink satin ribbon

Teresa makes the most beautiful criss-cross cards - this one includes vintage pink fluted edge ribbon, Anelica embroidered tulle llace, a stem from an ivory and pearl crystal branch, pink sweetheart blossom flowers an baby pink cherry blossoms

A gorgeous family group by Jane Johnson - Jane added Cheesecloth, Kort & Godt Ivory Rolled Rose, several flowers from Dahlia Stormy Skies mixture, Ivory Gypsophilia

A super 'boy' card by Fran who added natural/brown saddlestitch ribbon

By Kath

and Kath added wooden buttons which she coloured with ink, mauve openweave ribbon and 3mm pearl bead  string

By Jane J

Jane added white pearl string, ivory pearl string, pale pink seam binding, ivory pleated satin ribbon
Pretty heart - Jane used ivory button twine, white Kort & Godt chrysanthemum, brass key charm

Katie used 50mm Emily tulle lace, blue fluted edge sheer ribbon, 
cream seam binding ribbon, natural button twine,
white rose organza ribbon, WOC 10mm pale pink rose

Andrea used pink box pleated satin, pink faux silk, pink bakers twine, 15mm heart flat back, 20mm pale pink open roses, ivory/pearl lace trim, stardust stickles and pink self adhesive pearls

Mary used dahlias from the Barley Sugar Mixed Dahlias Pack, a stem from an ivory pearl and crystal branch, golden diamante butterfly, natural colour wired edge faux hessian ribbon, 'Claire' embroidered lace, ivory beaded stamens, open roses and hip rosebuds.

see you soon, Mary x
This giveaway is now closed

Saturday 22 June 2013

Winner of June Colour Challenge .....

There were some lovely entries into our pink colour challenge but there can only be one winner and it is
No. 56  -  Anreda  chosen by

Congratulations Anreda, please email us to claim your prizes of a £10 voucher to spend at  Lili Of The Valley and £10 voucher to spend at  Ribbon Girl

Prizes must be claimed within 7 days of this announcement

Please pop back on Sunday when we will have a nice giveaway

Mary x

Thursday 20 June 2013

Welcome Summer ....

Please scroll down or click here for the Ribbon Girl June Colour Challenge

Yesterday we had a perfect summer day here in the North East of England - wall to wall sunshine, blue skies, just a slight breeze and really warm - fingers crossed we get the same today.  Here is the perfect card for a summers day by DT Becky

Welcome Summer by  Becky

Photo: 'Welcome Summer' by DT Becky, a gorgeous card embellished with  white top stitch thread, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, cheesecloth, 'Rebecca' lace, 'Bethany' lace, ivory teeny tiny pom pom trim, 10 mm white open roses, white Tulips and white mulberry daisy all from The Ribbon Girl

Becky used white top stitch thread, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, cheesecloth, 'Rebecca' lace, 'Bethany' lace, ivory teeny tiny pom pom trim, 10 mm white open roses, white Tulips and white mulberry daisy

45mm 'Bethany' Ivory Guipure Lace  Daisy White RGirl Mulberry Pk of 5 Pearl and Crystal Branch (Ivory)

all available from The Ribbon Girl

see you soon Mary x

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Add a bit of bling .... and some midweek inspiration ....

Please scroll down or click here for the Ribbon Girl June Colour Challenge

So pleased we've got the beautiful ivory pearl and crystal bead branches back in stock - a selection of round and oval faux pearls with a scattering of gem-cut faux crystal beads on fine twisted silver stalks - breathtaking!  Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, bridal cakes, accessories and crafting, these lovely branches can be used as they are or cut into smaller stems for use on cards and many other craft projects. An example using the white pearl branch can be seen below

and have you seen the new aurora borealis crystal hearts - sold in packs of ten hearts, each one has a hole so they can be hung on a chain or piece of twine or an ear-ring - super sparkly, perfect for card makers, bracelets and loads of other crafty projects

25mm 'Starburst' Diamante Embellishment

25mm round 'Starburst' diamante embellishment - very sparkly and so elegant, this beautiful embellishment requires glueing or stitching in place - have a look further down the page to see how Franz used this sparkly embellishment

Katie used 18mm Lucy white cluny lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace,
white organza rose ribbon, ivory pearl and crystal branch,
WOC white lily flower, ivory/lemon sparkle rose,
10mm pale pink open rose

By Franz

Pink and sparkly 'thank you' card by DT Franz who added a Starburst Diamante Emebellishment, Pale Pink Silk Ribbon, Jessica White Guipure Lace, Ivory open roses and white pearl organza ribbon

Reminder:  We will be on holiday next week - you can still place orders but they won't be sent out until w/c 1st July so if you need anything urgently please place your orders before Saturday 22nd June


Sunday 16 June 2013

June Colour Challenge ...

Here we go with another colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl and this month we want to see your projects using all shades of pink - our favourite!!


We have two fabulous prizes for our lucky winner from Lili Of The Valley and Ribbon Girl

As usual our rules are very simple - please create a new project following the colour theme of the challenge, no back linking to older projects, blog about it mentioning this challenge then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to leave a link to your project. One lucky winner will be chosen at random when the challenge closes on Saturday 22th June, 9PM (UK time)
Our Design Team have created some fabulous projects to inspire you but before we share them we would like to welcome some new Design Team members. Today we are welcoming three very talented and inspiring crafters to the Ribbon Girl team - Alberto from Italy, Yuri from Japan and Jenny from UK are all joining our Colour Challenge team and they have worked their magic to create some beautiful projects for us. 

Remember that all the products listed below the projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

(Alberto used: Fairy Wishes Tiny Glass Bottle, 15mm White Church Window Guipure, 50mm 'Emily' Embroidered Tulle Lace, Daisy Pale Pink RGirl, 16mm Pink Pleated Satin Ribbon, Tulip Flower White Pk of 5, Brass Colour Memo Pins)

by Yuri

(Yuri used: Rolled Paper Roses Pink Kort & Godt, Aster Ivory, Pink Crystal Hearts, 12mm Ivory Pearl Flower Shape Flatbacks, Silver Colour Butterflies, Lily Flowers Pale Pink, 'Rebecca' Ivory Vintage Style Fine Scallop Lace, Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Pearls Sugar and Spice, Pink Tulle Lace, Hip Rose Buds, Irridescent Sparkle Bead String, Cheesecloth)

by Jenny

(Jenny used:  Marshmallow Anenomes, Bee Charm, White top stitch thread, Strawberry Glaze Pink Seam Binding, Cheesecloth, 20mm Diamante Spacer & 14mm Clear Crystal Gem &Pearl Small Symmetrical flourishes)

by Mary

(Mary used: Flat pearl bead string, dusky pink tiny ric rac; dusky pink 7mm satin, pink crystal diamante heart, 5mm pink pearls, WOC deep pink 35mm trellis rose, pink carnations, white hip rosebuds, pink sweetheart blossom, white Kort & Godt chrysanths and Stardust Stickles)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: guipure lave, concertina ribbon, engraved heart charm, pearl string, sparkle rose, irridescent heart stem, stardust stickles)

by Gina

(Sparkle Rose Pink/White, 38mm Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon, Cheesecloth, Hip Rose Buds Pink/White, 40mm Daisy Pale Pink,  Pink Trellis Rose 35mm, Lily Flower, 5mm Pink Pearl s, Beaded Twirl Pink, 50mm Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace, 20mm Vintage Pink Open Rose)

by Astrid

(Astrid used: 5 mm pink pearls self adhesive, 32 mm "Annabelle" Ivory Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace, 16 mm pink Ruffle Edge Sheer, 20 mm Vintage Pink Open Rose, Rolled Paper Roses Pink Kort & Godt, Chrystanth Cream Kort & Godt, Beaded Stamen White, Cheesecloth)

by JaneM

(Jane used: Saddlestitch ribbon, paper flowers, Stick on gems and pearls)

by Kath

(Kath used: Mixed Dahlia Marshmallow Mix, Ivory Guipure Lace, Butterfly Charm, Pearls Sugar and Spice, Pale Pink Silky Crush)

by Anne

(Anne used: Kort and Godt rolled roses, topstitch thread, 'Emily' embroidered tulle lace, hemp twine, tulle, teardrop pinwheel, pearl bead string, flatback pearls, white beaded sprigs)

by Franz

(Franz used: Lily Flowers Pale Pink, 38mm Pale Pink/Silver Glitter Organza, Beaded Twirl Pink, 50mm 'Emily' Embroidered Tulle Lace,6mm Ivory Silk Hearts Self Adhesive)

by Bev

(Bev used: 25mm White Flat Polyester Fan Pattern Lace, Ruffle Edge Sheer Ribbon, Stephanotis White, Ivory 20mm resin flatback embellishments, Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, Gardenia, 20mm roses,10mm roses)