Sunday 19 February 2017

Ribbon Girl February 'Use Any Image' Challenge ....

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl February  'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project, cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.  Our Design Team have made some fabulous projects to inspire you and have been joined today by our guests Jane and Annette 

There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners on 4th March:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  A mystery prize from Marianne Designs

GDT  Jane Brown


For this collection of gift boxes, Jane used white cheesecloth, Galeria 'As if in a Dream Retro' 12x12 paper, pink mix magnolia flowers, pink anemones, 8mm green flatback gems, side loop silver heart charm, ivory chiffon flowers, natural button twine, silver acorn charm, silver giraffe charm, wine bottle and cocktail charms, 3-6mm ivory s/a pearls, large ivory rosebuds and tiny star charms

Donna Used: 45mm 'Jessica' White Guipure Lace, FB 10mm White Square Pearl Trim, Scrapiniec Chipboard Lace Doily Square Frame, and Lace Doily Borders, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, 25mm Peach Cottage Roses, Dusky Blue 20mm Open Roses, Small White Lily Flowers, Small Peach Beaded Berries, Small Blue Beaded Berries,  Natural Hemp Twine, Tile Blue Seam Binding, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks, a Silver Cocktail Charm & Silver Wine Bottle Charm

Annette used Pion 'Violet Field' 12x12 paper, 15mm Grape satin ribbon, 16mm Ivory velvet ribbon, white/lilac chery blossom, 15mm vintage violet and 10mm cream open roses, small acorn silver coloured charm



Kat used:  Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue 6x6 paper pad, 15mm pale turquoise satin ribbon, Ivory button twine, 20mm and 10mm ivory open roses, 15mm ivory asters, miniature ivory cream blossoms, 11mm pearl and diamante flatback, 3mm-6mm self-adhesive ivory pearls


Andrea used Lemoncraft 6x6 'Gossamer Blue' paper pad, 5mm ivory daisy pearl flatback trim, 20mm sky blue paper rose, 12mm white faux silk ribbon, glossy accents, a sparkly rhinestone butterfly charm tied on with natural hemp twine 


Saturday 18 February 2017

Winners of Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge ...

It was great to see so many entries to our challenge this month - the first prize was chosen by  and it is Number 174 that's you Beth Brovold
This is Beth Brovold's lovely card

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner so I need a full mailing address and telephone number for the delivery of the paper pad

The second prize of a  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

goes to No 73  Andrea Norris

This is Andrea's beautiful card
Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV
goes to 172  Nathalie 

Lovely shaped card from Nathalie

All winners must contact me within 7 days of this blog post to claim their prize

I hope you will all join in with the February 'Use any Image' challenge which starts at 9am on Sunday 19th February

Mary x

Sunday 5 February 2017

Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge .....

Welcome to the February Card Challenge and, as usual, it's an anything goes challenge but we're sure we'll see lots of Valentine cards.   It's a great pleasure to welcome the very talented Kalina Pavlova to our Card Challenge Team and we are joined by two very talented guest designers Stacey Schofield and Katie Kempton   There will be three winners chosen at random and announced when the challenge closes at 9pm on Saturday 18th February - the three prizes are:

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner
Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl
Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


Gina used 4mm White Pearl Bead String, 5mm Mixed Pearls Lilac, 65mm Louise White Guipure, 25mm Orchid No. 910 Berisford Satin, Beaded Stamen White, Butterfly Charm, Lilac Beaded Berries, 3mm Pearl Stamen Lilac, A5 Pale Pink Foamiran, A5 Lilac Foamiran, 14mm Pearl Cluster Effect, 6mm Flat Back White Pearl Trim, Clear Oval Diamante Embellishment, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink.



Kaly used Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue Paper Stack, Fabric Blossom Aqua with Stalk, Magnolia Ivory White Flowers, Pretty Blossom Pale Lemon, Aqua Crystals Self Adhesive, Tile Blue Seam Binding,  Aqua Bakers Divine Twine and Yellow Small Polka Dot Buttons  

Jane J

Jane used Craft & You 'Rose Garden' paper, Shabby white ruffled ribbon, white 4mm pearl trim, 25mm Deborah ivory fine cluny lace, pale pink roses in 10mm and 20mm, bronze bird cage charm, ivory button twine, a shabby white wooden heart and some Foamiran which was used to make the large rose.

Stacey S  GDT

Stacey used  Lemoncraft Heart Painted' 6x6 paper stack, Fiona white guipure lace, White pearl loop, 10mm ivory double row pearl trim, mulberry paper rose leaves, 10mm and 20mm  pale pink roses, Scrapiniec Innocence Corners, Pale pink silky crush, white cheesecloth, miniature white blossom, white beaded stamens and pink button twine,

Katie K  GDT

Katie used 32mm Josephine vintage style ivory lace, 8mm Rebecca antique white lace, small white lily flowers, 10mm dusky blue and 10mm pink open roses, 3mm and 4mm white pearl string, White Opal Liquid Pearls and 6mm double sided sticky tape  

Tracy W

Tracy used Maja vintage baby papers, Lily Assortment Pink, 18mm Katherine Ivory Scallop Fine Cluny Lace, White Cheesecloth,15mm Round Clear Diamante Flatback, beaded strawberries and ivory button twine.

Saturday 4 February 2017

Winner of the January giveaway ..............

The winner of the January giveaway, chosen at random, is


Please contact us by email Sharon with your full postal address so we can send your prize - and thanks to all who left a comment - I love to read them all - all of the goodies are available in the The Ribbon Girl store

Please join us on Sunday morning for the February Card Challenge - great prizes and some fabulous cards by the DT to inspire you!

see you soon Mary x