Tuesday 31 December 2013

Winners of the Childrens Christmas Craft Challenge .......

We had some fabulous entries to the challenge - it was a very difficult decision to make but the judges have decided that the following entries are the winners of the three prizes for the Ribbon Girl Childrens Christmas Craft Challenge:

No 8 Hana B aged 8 years

No 5  Kayleigh aged 14 years

No 17 Unax aged 5 years

Congratulations to all of you - please contact us with your full mailing address so we can send off your prizes!

Mary and Andrea xx

Monday 30 December 2013

Button giveaway ......

Today we have a 'guess how many buttons in the dish' competition over on the new

why not pop over and enter?

Sunday 15 December 2013

Children's Christmas Craft Challenge 2013 ....

Just for kids aged 16 and under

We know lots of you like to make cards or do various other crafts when your Mums, Aunties, Grandmas, Nannas, carers and big sisters and so on are all making cards or colouring in so we thought it would be nice to have a special challenge JUST FOR KIDS!   The challenge will run until 9pm (UK time) on Saturday 28th December.

The winners will be announced on New Years Eve - we're sure you will have some time to fill in before Christmas and maybe some spare time between Christmas and New Year - you might even be hoping to get some new craft things in your stocking and this is a great opportunity to put them to good use.

There will be 3 prizes of crafty goodies and the challenge will be judged by 3 UK crafters:

Dawn Phillips freelance designer, craft tutor and TV presenter for Lili of the Valley
 Happy Birthday Dawny P - enjoy your day!!

  Kath Stewart  well known Freelance Craft Designer, Craft Tutor, and Demonstrator

Andrea Gourley - Craft Designer and Teacher 

The winners will have their project displayed here on our blog, on The Ribbon Girl Facebook Page and on the front page of The Ribbon Girl online store website on 1st January 2014

You can enter any type of project, for example you could make a card - could be a thank you card, a birthday card, a get well soon card, you can do a drawing or painting, a piece of knitting, crochet or sewing - in fact, any type of craft you like to do as long as it is your own work.  No need to send us the project, just  ask an adult to photograph it for you and put your project on their craft blog so they can enter it for you using the inlinkz button below - don't worry if you don't have a blog, just get an adult to email a photo of your project to Mary and she will enter it for you - let us have your name, age and an email address so we can make contact if you are chosen as the winner.
This challenge is open to all young people under the age of 16 years whether or not they are a relative of the Ribbon Girl Design Team or Guest Design Team Members

Good luck everyone and we're really looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous projects
g e t   c r a f t i n g  !!

Saturday 14 December 2013

Winner of Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge ...

We were thrilled to see the  fabulous cards and projects you made - the number of entries we had to this Christmas challenge was an amazing 327  -  thank you so much for joining in!  

We were so glad we didn't have to chose a winner - we left that task to Random.org and the winner of the Ribbon Girl Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge chosen at random  is

No 222 is Rebecca Bradshaw!!

this is Rebecca's lovely card!

Congratulations Rebecca - please contact us by email within 7 days to claim your fabulous prizes

£10 voucher from LOTV, £10 voucher from Ribbon Girl and a couple of special products from the Ribbon Girl online store


We hope you will encourage any young crafters you know to join in with The Ribbon Girl 
Kids Christmas Crafting Challenge 
which begins here tomorrow morning at around 11am 

see you then 
Mary x

Sunday 1 December 2013

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge ...

Ho Ho Ho it's nearly Christmas! We are here with our final challenge of the year and it's a huge one - a Christmas themed challenge with ideas and inspiration galore from the whole Design Team. We would like to see your Christmas themed projects whether they are a card, fabric, papercraft or knitted projects etc. - it's as easy as that!
For our final challenge of the year we have super prizes including a £10 voucher from LOTV, £10 voucher from Ribbon Girl and a few special products from the Ribbon Girl online store
Our Design Team have created so many fabulous projects that we are only showing a peek of them, they will all be featured on The Ribbon Girl Facebook page in all their glory over the next few weeks when we'll be showcasing their projects as well as having some fun and games and giveaways!
Exciting news! The Ribbon Girl will be having a very special Childrens Christmas Craft Challenge over the Christmas holiday period - watch this space for more details 

Projects created by:

Our Christmas challenge has the same rules as usual - create a new project please, no back linking to older projects! Blog about it then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to leave a link. One lucky winner will be drawn at random to win all the prizes. The challenge closes in 2 weeks time, Saturday 14th December at 9PM UK time

Saturday 30 November 2013

Winner of Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge ......

The winner of the November Magnolia Only Challenge to make a winter/Christmas project as picked by random.org is No 48

that's you Jacqui P and this is Jacqui's card

please contact us within 7 days to claim your prizes
from our regular sponsors - a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

See you tomorrow at 9am for our mega Christmas Challenge!

Mary x

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Magnolia Only midweek reminder ...

click here or scroll down for the November 'Magnolia Only' challenge

here is a little more inspiration from

A vintage style 'Merry Christmas Tilda' in grey tones with a touch of red by DT Gina Knott used 38mm Champagne Silky Crush, 20mm Resin Flat Back, 50mm 'Emily' Embroidered Tulle Lace, 25mm Red Velvet Lace, Beaded Ivory Gypsophalia, Aster Ivory (Chrysanthemum), Carnation Ivory (Off White), Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt, Brown 2 tone 30mm Wild Roses, Medium Red Berries all from The Ribbon Girl

see you soon
Mary x

Sunday 24 November 2013

November Magnolia Only Challenge .......

Here we are almost at the end of another month - which means it's not long until Christmas :0) and but more importantly, it's time for another Magnolia Only challenge here at the Ribbon Girl blog!

Our challenge this month is very easy - we'd like to see your Winter or Christmas projects featuring Tilda, Edwin or a Doohickey die, and of course we have two fabulous prizes from our regular sponsors - a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Our fabulous 'Magnolia Only' Design Team have once again worked their magic and created some lovely cards to inspire you! I'm sure you will agree they have surpassed themselves with these wonderful projects. Remember that all of the products mentioned under each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl 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.

This challenge will close on Saturday 30th November, 9PM (UK time)


(Teresa used ~ 25mm Red Satin Ribbon, 'Teresa' Lace, Christmas Mix Pearls,  15mm Red Paper Roses, Tiny Red Berries & Stardust Stickles)

(Jane used: Gertrude Embroidered Net Lace, Ivory/Gold Glitter Organza, Ivory Button Twine, 13mm Rusty Jingle Bells, White Kort & Godt Chrysanthemum, Ivory Rolled Rose, Tiny Red Berries, 15mm Red Paper Roses, Ivory Beaded Gypsophillia, White flower from a pack of Darjeeling White Blossom Flowers)  

It is very interesting to see that Jane and Debbie both coloured in the same image - yet both are completely different! 

(Debbie used:  13mm rusty jingle bells, white cheeseclot, Cheesecloth, flower from a Darjeeling White Blossom pack, WOC 10mm Ivory pen Roses, White Seam Binding ,Kort & Godt white chrysanthemums and Irridescent Bead Trim which looks fantastic draped around her die cut Christmas Tree!!)

(Lillemor: used Stardust Stickles,  natural button twine, 13mm rusty jingle bells, Kort & Godt Ivory Beaded Berries, white cheese cloth and white vintage style seam binding)

By Silvie

(Silvie used: White beaded twirl, White beaded stamens, Ivory white beaded berries, 10mm ivory roses, 19mm white flower guipure lace, 20mm cream fan pattern cotton lace, white pearl and organza looped trim, adhesive pearl heart, white opal liquid pearls)

By Sara

(Sara used: cream seam binding, natural button twine, a Christmas stocking charm, 30mm ivory wild roses, Coffee and Cream floribunda roses, stems from an ivory pearl and crystal branch, ivory diamante embellishment, ivory flat lace, Claire ivory lace)

(Katie used: 15mm church window Guipure lace, 8mm Rebecca Cluny lace, 15mm large check red gingham ribbon, natural button twine, red button twine, K&G beaded ivory/cream berries, red berry, wooden heart button, natural soft Hessian mesh)

By Becky

(Becky used: 5mm self adhesive pearls, white cheesecloth, 13mm rusty jingle bells, Kort & Godt white chrysanths, WOC white tulips, stardust stickles, burgundy starburst stamen and ivory 30mm wild rose)


Saturday 23 November 2013

Winner of November colour challege ....

The winner of the November Colour Challenge is

No 25 - that's you 'Eve' so please contact us within 7 daysto claim your prizes of

a £10 voucher from our very generous friends at  Lili Of The Valley and  a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at Ribbon Girl


This is the white card Eve made

 I hope you will all pop back tomorrow morning for the November Magnolia Only Challenge - I can promise you some fabulous projects by the design team!

see you then, Mary x

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Midweek Reminder - November Colour Challenge ..

please click here to go to the November Colour Challenge 'an all white project'

Here is a little more inspiration to encourage you to create your project - youhave until 9pm UK time on Saturday and there are fabulous prizes to win!

by Kath (and if you pop over to Kath's blog you can see some of the actual 'white stuff' where Kath and Buddy have had the first snow of the winter!!

Kath used white seam binding, pearls and clear gem flatbacks

Guest DT Enfys

Enfys used Darjeeling White Blossoms and White Seam Binding

On this gorgeous card Kath used white seam binding, a cute snowman with brush charm and some ivory jute mesh

We have two fabulous prizes for our lucky winner  a £10 voucher from our very generous friends at  Lili Of The Valley and  a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at Ribbon Girl

we're looking forward to seeing what you create!

Mary x

Sunday 17 November 2013

November Colour Challenge ...

We have a new colour challenge today here at the Ribbon Girl blog inspired by this image that we found on Pinterest - this months challenge is an all white challenge (and I am secretly hoping that I might just get some of the cold, fluffy white stuff where I live this month!!)

We have two fabulous prizes for our lucky winner  a £10 voucher from our very generous friends at  Lili Of The Valley and  a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at 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 23rd November, 9PM (UK time)
Our Design Team and talented Guest Designers Tracy and Enfys, have created some fabulous projects to inspire you and remember that all the products listed below the projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store
Guest DT Tracy Payne
(Tracy used: WOC white daisy flowers, Kort & Godt ruby red rolled roses, 12mm white cotton lace, white guipure lace (in the window), wooden picket fence (painted white) white flat back pearls, white starburst stamens and red berries)
 Guest DT Enfys Cashmore
(Enfys used: white silky crush, tiny red berries and white seam binding)
 by Jenny
(Jenny used: Cheescloth, Darjeeling White Blossom Flowers, 50mm Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace, 25mm White Mermaid Sparkle Ribbon,  pearls Peaches and Cream Self Adhesive)
 by Anne
(Anne used:  Tulle, antique white lace patch, heart pin wheel, stickles, darjeeling white flowers, darjeeling white mini blossom flowers, 2 row diamante trim, silver spider web, white seam binding, pearl flatbacks, round diamante spacer)

by Mandy
(Mandy used:  3mm Irridescent Sparkle Bead String, Ivory Button Twine, Snowman Charm, Christmas Tree Diamante Charm, Clear Twinkle Tinsel, 25mm White Sheer Ribbon, 9mm White Spot Organza Ribbon)

By Mary G
(Mary used: silver star flowers, white 40mm daisies, ivory gardenias, white organza diamante flowers, silver mesh ribbon, white seam binding, 14mm clear flat backs, stardust stickles and silver twine)
by Yuri
(Yuri used: Christmas Snowflake 2 Charm, 25mm 'Daphne' White Fine Cluny Lace, Starburst Stamen White, Tiny Red Berries, 15mm Hunter Green No 455 Large Check Gingham, 9mm White Snowflake Grosgrain, 5metres of 6mm Sticky Tape, Ivory Button Twine, Cheesecloth)
by Gail
(Gail used: Daisy Venise lace, white Silky crush, Liquid Pearls, Diamante snowflake stick pin)
(Gail used: White seam binding, Liquid Pearls, Zig Zag cotton lace, Sparkly buttons)
by Gina
(Gina used: 45mm Stretch Lace, 38mm White Silky Crush Ribbon, 40mm White Daisy, 20mm Ivory Rose, White Lilies, Off White Carnation, 12mm White Scallop Flat Lace, Snowflake Diamante Stick Pin, 14mm White Pearl Flatback, Diamante 20mm Round Spacer)
by Jane M
(Jane used: Ivory resin flatbacks, paper flowers and berries, Faux Hessian ribbon, White Zig Zag Cotton Lace, White Ruffle Edge Sheer Ribbon, stick on pearls)

by Kath
(Kath used: 15mm White Diamond Guipure, Organza/Satin Ivory Baby's Breath, Pearls Ivory 5mm)

(Alberto used: white Kort & Godt chrysanths, ivory rolled roses, 30mm, 20mm and 10mm ivory roses, 5mm ivory pearl flatbacks and 12mm white flat polyester lace)
by Franz
(Franz used: 5metres White Seam Binding, Clear Crystal Zva Single CRS-02CB-101 Flourish, 5mm Clear Crystals Self Adhesive)
by Andrea
(Andrea used: 38mm organza spot ribbon, sparkly button, silver cord, Liquid Pearls)