Sunday 30 November 2014

November Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Edited 2nd December - you must use a Tilda or Edwin stamp or a Doohickey die otherwise your entries will not be included in the draw for prizes when the challenge closes!!

Here we are with our last challenge before we get into December and as it's not long until Christmas we thought we would have a nice and easy Christmas themed Magnolia Only challenge
So, our Magnolia Only challenge this week is 'Christmas'

Of course it is our MAGNOLIA challenge so you obviously need to use a Tilda or Edwin stamp 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 usual rules apply - make a new project please that fits the current challenge (Christmas), no backlinking to older projects, then blog about it mentioning this challenge and use the InLinkz button at the end of the post to leave your link. The challenge closes at 9PM on Saturday 6th December (the prize will be redrawn if it isn't claimed after one week) Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store
Our regular Design Team have been joined by our regular guest Tracy again to create some gorgeous agnolia Christmas themed projects

(Tracy used: red and white saddlestitch ribbon, shiny red berries, white crysanthemum flowers, white and red glitter spot ribbon, venetian red seam binding pearl string, cheesecloth, bronze gingerbread man charm, pearl and diamante stick pin, wooden snowflake button, Gloria vintage style lace)

by Katie

(Katie used: 9mm white/white spot organza, natural hemp twine, shiny red berry, Kort and Godt blue rolled rose flower and ivory beaded berries, brown cone, 3mm aqua bead string, 6mm sticky tape)

by Jane

(Jane used: red saddlestitch ribbon, cherry red twine, diamante christmas tree charm, 12 row faux diamante trim (cut up), silver jingle bells)

by Debbie

(Debbie used: Silver Jingle Bells, Cheesecloth, White 10mm Open Roses, 5mm Crystal Bead String, 3mm Pink Sparkle Bead string, Hemp Twine (Lilac and Natural) and 15mm Penelope White Fine Cotton Lace)

by Silvie

(Silvie used 38mm 'Phoebe' white guipure lace, 15mm Red Saddlestitch Ribbon, 3mm white pearl bead string, 'Floribunda' Red Raspberry, 'Floribunda' White flowers, Ruby Red Kort and Godt rolled roses, Kort and Godt white chrysanthemum, Silver jingle bells, Small Pinecones (painted white), Cheesecloth, 5mm red and white flat back pearls (Christmas mix pack))

(Lillemor used: Rusty Jingle Bell 11 mm, 55 mm Monique Guipure Lace, Stickles stardust,, Liquid Pearl Bisque, Prima Resin Angels, Natural Botton Button Twine, 3 mm White Bead String and snowflake wooden button)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: 45mm 'Bethany' Ivory Guirpure Lace, 32mm Wired Natural Faux Hessian Ribbon, 6 Row Diamante Trim (cut) Small Pine Cones, 20mm Ivory Open Roses, 15mm Latte Open Rose, 10mm Latte Open Roses, Stickles Stardust, Daisy-May Skating Charm)

Sunday 23 November 2014

Diamante giveaway ...

Photo: Diamante give away  - there is no challenge this week so we have a lovely give away comprising a diamante snowflake, a round and a bow shaped buckle slide, pink, green and lilac 'Princess' pins, pink, green and blue oval embellishments, .  One lucky winner will be picked at random on Saturday 29th November - all you have to do is be a follower of this page, like and share this post and leave us a little comment!  The Ribbon Girl stocks gorgeous diamante and sparkly embellishments to enhance all your crafty projects in our store

No challenge this week but instead we have a nice give way over on our facebook page

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see you soon, Mary x

Saturday 22 November 2014

Winner of November Colour Challenge ..............

There were some fabulous projects with red on them this past week - thank you all so much for sharing them with us - however there can only be one winner and this is what chose as the winner of the November Colour Challenge 'RED' 

No 49  that's you Sue

this is Sue's lovely card

Please email us within 7 days to claim your fantastic prizes from

 Marianne Designs who will send you 3 sets of dies as per the photograph plus a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl!!

There isn't a challenge tomorrow but we will be having a very nice giveaway over on our facebook page - more details here on Sunday morning

see you soon, Mary x

Sunday 16 November 2014

November Colour Challenge ....

It's Sunday again which means it's another challenge here at The Ribbon Girl.  This week it is our Colour Challenge and we would like to see your RED projects.We are so pleased to say that we are sponsored Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of:

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 22nd November. Our usual rules apply - create a new project (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog
Our talented Design Team have been busy yet again creating inspiring projects, check out their own blogs for more details about their projects and remember all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store


(Jenny used: Small Pine cones, 10mm Gold Velvet Glitter, 75mm 'Bernadette' Ivory Fine Cotton Lace, Rolled Paper Flowers (Ruby Red Roses) Red Kort & Godt, Heart Pins (Pk of 5) Red, 5mm Mixed Pearls Christmas Self Adhesive, 25mm Red No 15 Berisford Satin, Berries Red Beaded)

by Kath

(Kath used: White Zig Zag Cotton Lace,Burgundy Open Roses, Cosmos Daisy Red,  Crystals Red)


(Gina used: 4 mm Flat Back Pearl Ivory Trim, Red Poinsettias, 25mm Scarlett Berry No. 908 Satin Ribbon, 55mm Emma Ivory Lace, 12mm Red Zig Zag Cotton Lace, Tiny Red Berries, Shiny Red Berries)

(Debbie used: 32mm Lisa Ivory Fine Cotton Lace, 12mm Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, Burgandy 10mm Open Roses, 3mm Irridescent Sparkle Bead String. 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, Cheesecloth, Rose Organza Pale Ivory and Resin Cameo Roses Frame Flatback)

(Gretha used: White Medium Pom Pom Trim, 38mm White/White Spot Organza Ribbon, 15mm Penelope White Fine cotton Lace, 10 metres Cherry Red Bakers Twine Cherry Red, Cheesecloth, 5mm Pearls, Ivory Self Adhesive, Ivory 10mm Open Rose)

(Yuri used: 35mm Ivory Stretch Lace, 18mm Rusty Jingle Bells, Cones Frosted Brown, 18mm 'Teresa' Ivory Fine Vintage Style Cluny Lace, 25mm Red Velvet Lace, Natural Button Twine, Doiley 3.5" white, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, 3mm Ivory Pearl Flat Backs, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Cheesecloth, 6mm Sticky Tape)

(Mary used:  Laila white vintage style lace, 7mm Scarlet Berry satin ribbon, 15mm red paper roses, Kort & Godt chrysanth, white sweetheart blossom, mini pearl cluster stem and a green Princess pin)

Winner of November 'Lovely Lili' challenge ...

Thank you for all the lovely entries to the November Lovely Lili Challenge - I'm afraid that there were some cards entered which didn't use a Lili of the Valley productst!!  but I'm very pleased to say that the winner of this challenge is

No 43 that's you Lorraine B

and this is Lorraines lovely Christmas card which has a LOTV image and some sentiments

please email us within 7 days or forfeit your prize Lorraine

I hope you will all popback at 9am this morning when we have the last Colour Challenge of 2014 and there are fabulous prizes to win!

Mary x

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Mid-week reminder - Lovely Lili ....

just a little reminder that the November 'Lovely Lili' challenge is open until 9pm on Saturday evening - please scroll down for the challenge and be further inspired by these gorgeous tags made by the talented Teresa Allday - Teresa  used recipe stamps from Lili of the Valley

Silver Tag; Faux 6 Row Diamante Trim, Cream Blooms Tiny Vintage, 17mm 'Astrid' Cream Tulip Lace,  Frosted Brown Cones, Silver Colour Snowflake Charm, Cheescloth, Prima Resin Angel.

Gold Tag; Cream Seam Binding, Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Colour Liberty Bells, 8mm 'Rebecca' Lace, 17mm 'Astrid' Tulip Lace, 40mm Gold Glitter Mesh, 20mm Mocha Open Roses and Miniature Rolling Pin.

all from

Sunday 9 November 2014

November Lovely Lili Challenge ...

Today we have a new Lovely Lili challenge where we showcase our love of Lili Of The Valley products and The Ribbon Girl, this month we want you to 'make a Christmas Card'  - it's a nice easy challenge to help you get a few more Christmas cards on your pile ready for next month

Once again we have two fabulous prizes from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner of the challenge

**You must use products from Lili Of The Valley on your project**

Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in The Ribbon Girl online storeThis challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 14th November. Our usual rules apply - create a new project (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog

Before we share the Design Team's projects we would like to introduce our newest Ribbon Girl - Linda Levoir! Linda has been a longstanding customer at The Ribbon Girl and was our recent guest. Her cards are always so beautiful and she includes so many details, check out her blog to see more of Linda's work

by Linda

(Franz used: 5metres Limoges Blue Seam BindingWooden Star Buttons10metres Ivory Button TwineCheesecloth FabricDusky Blue 10mm Open RoseIvory 10mm Open RosePale Blue Tiny Pom Pom Bobble Trim40mm 'Gertrude' Embroided Net Lace)

by Gretha 

(Gretha used: 60mm 'Water Lili" Ivory Flat Lace, White Tiny Pom Pom Bobble Trim, 38mm White/Silver Organza, 6mm Flat Back White Pearl Trim, 40mm Daisy White Mulberry, 
Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Sweetheart Blossom White, 12mm Pearl Ivory Flower Shape Flatbacks, stickles)

by Becky

(Becky used frosted cones, 18mm rusty bells, 60mm silver metallic crinkle ribbon, white pearl string, 5mm self adhesive pearls, large white pom pom trim, lili, small beaded berries blue and stardust stickles)

by Mary

(Mary used:  medium white pom pom trim, white seam binding, a silver poinsettia with the leaves removed, 15mm white diamond guipure lace, Stardust Stickles and a gorgeous Blue Princess Pin)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: spotted grosgrain ribbon, saddlestitch ribbon, polka dot button, silver twine, stardust stickles and red Princess pin)

Saturday 8 November 2014

Winner of November Card Challenge .....

Thank you for the tremendous 133 fabulous entries into the November Card Challenge - your Christmas cards were amazing but unfortunately there can only be one winner which was picked by 

yes, that's number 87  Papersniffer

and this is her card

To claim the two prizes
sponsored by our good friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl

please email us within 7 days

Please pop back on Sunday morning for our November Lovely Lili Challenge

Mary x