Thursday, 14 August 2014

Give away - pretty lace ...

We've added some new lace to the store today and you could win a metre of each of the five new designs!
All you have to do is visit out Facebook page and leave us a comment to say that you have liked and shared.
  One lucky winner will be picked at random on 23rd August when the store re-opens after our Summer Holiday close down

Mary x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Winner of August Card Challenge 'anything but a square' .....

The winner of the August Card Challenge 'anything but a square' chosen by
is number 54 - that's you Tiziana  please email us within 7 days to claim your prizes from
our lovely friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl

and here is her lovely card

Our design team are having a well deserved break but we will be back with the August Magnolia Only challenge on Sunday 31st August
in the meanwhile we'll be having a few little giveaways on our facebook page


Mary x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

August Card Challenge...

Hello everyone here we are again with our monthly Card Challenge - this month it's an easy peasy 'Anything But A Square' challenge. The Design Team, plus this weeks lovely guest Tracy Payne have created some beautiful cards to inspire you, remember that all the products listed after the projects can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store and there are more details about each project on the Design Team's individual blogs.

(Also, to celebrate The Ribbon Girl's 4th birthday there is a nice giveaway on our Facebook page which is open until Tuesday evening)

As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our lovely friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 9th August. Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme - ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE (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 Design Team will be taking a well earned break over the next couple of weeks so there won't be another challenge until August 31st
Guest DT Tracy Payne

(Tracy used: Laila white vintage style lace, pink concertina satin, 20mm ivory and 10mm pink WOC open roses, white 40mm daisy, Kort and Godt ivory beaded berries and lilac rolled roses, cheesecloth, Melissa Frances Lockbox Applique Set, 20mm sdiamante spacer with 14mm ivory pearl, white oat shape pearl string, Maya Road ivory trinket pins, lilac/white beaded berries, lilac hemp twine)

(Teresa used: Wavecrest Vintage Style Seam Binding, Green Hemp Twine, Stardust Stickles, 2 Bronze Trowel Charms, 3mm Ivory Pearls and Cheesecloth)


(Mary used: 45mm pink/red rose, terracotta rosebuds, mocha beaded stamens, winter cones, ivory cherry blossoms, an acorn shell, 25mm faux hessian ribbon, 7mm cream satin, Stardust Stickles, White Opal Liquid Pearls and 30mm white cotton zig zag lace)


(Jane used:  white button twine, white cherry blossoms, white blossoms, 23mm spring green flowery organza ribbon)


(Katie used: Blueberry Blue and Cherry Red Divine Baker's twines, 38mm vintage blue fluted sheer ribbon, 10mm red/cream check ribbon, WOC 40mm white daisy flower, wooden star button)


(Kylie used: Pk of 6 Clear Crystal Glass Butterfly Charms, Floribunda Roses Raspberry Ripple, Rose Organza Fuschia Pink, 16mm Celery Green Ruffle Edge Sheer, 20mm 'Angelica' Ivory Tulle Lace, Floribunda Roses Coffee & Cream, Diamantes Gems on silver stem)


(Elaine used: 20mm Angelica Lace, 4mm flat back pearl white bead trim, 15mm Dusky Blue satin ribbon,
Wooden snowflake button, Ivory button twine, 5mm self adhesive pearls, Stickles Stardust and White Opal Liquid pearls


(Becky  used: Coffee rolled roses, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, cream chrysanths, pearl and crystal branch, pale ivory rose organza, sweetheart blossoms, 4mm ivory pearl string, diamante star buckle slide, woc roses and white tulle)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: 6mm flat back bead trim, Louise white guipure lace, stardust Stickles)

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Winner of July Magnolia Only Challenge ...........

The winner of the July Magnolia Only Challenge 'make a tag' is
Suzi and this is her tag above - isn't it lovely!
Suzi please contact us by email to claim your prizes within 7 days
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

(don't miss the give away over on the Ribbon Girl facebook page to celebrate our 4th birthday)

See you on Sunday morning for the August Card Challenge

Mary x

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Midweek reminder - Magnolia Only Challenge - make a tag .....

Midweek reminder - Magnolia Only Challenge - just look at this beautiful tag by our guest designer Monique Lokhorst - Monique coloured the Tilda image then added ivory cherry blossoms, white hip rosebuds, Kort og Godt Chrysanthemums and Ivory Beaded Berries, resin flower and heart flatback rectangles, WOC ivory large rosebuds, 30mm ivory wild roses, 20mm open roses, 15mm ivory floral resin flatbacks, diamante spacers, white tiny pom pom trim, white cheesecloth, white pearl organza rose trim and white cotton lace all from 

The July Magnolia Only Challenge - make a tag - is open until 9pm on Saturday evening and we are looking forward to seeing your projects! also great prizes to be won - please scroll down

Mary x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

July Magnolia Only Challenge

Hello, are you enjoying some sunshine where you live?  We had a lovely day with our teamie Becky Hetherington and her lovely daughter Grace - a little bit of crafting, a colouring masterclass with Becky, lots of nice food and good company - who could ask for more!  We're currently enjoying blue skies and lots of sunshine up here in Newcastle, it's been absolutely gorgeous.  Our 'Magnolia Only' challenge is a bit different - this month we would like you to 'make a tag', 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 (make a tag), 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 2nd August (the prize will be redrawn if it isn't claimed after one week)
Our fabulous 'Magnolia Only' Design Team have created some lovely projects to inspire you! Remember that all of the products mentioned under each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl Store. This month we have been joined by the very talented Yulis as a guest designer

(Yulis used 50mm rose printed hessian ribbon, natural button twine, WOC 30mm ivory wild rose, pink lily flowers, pale pink hip roe buds, 10mm pink open roses)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: square check ribbon, wooden rolling pin, pretty blossom flowers, tiny rosebuds, 10mm roses, satin ribbon, teapot charm)

by Katie

(Katie used 13mm Olivia white cluny lace, organza/pearl white looped trim, natural button twine, blue tiny Ric Rac ribbon, blue, baby pink, and pale lemon sweetheart blossoms)

by Jane J

(Jane used: Pink tu tu ribbon, white pearl string, white rose organza trim (died lilac with Distress Inks), purple gypsophillia, blue rose, white floribunda rose, pink roses, white beaded twirls, bronze key charm, white button twine and pale blue seam binding (died lilac with Distress Inks)

(Debbie used: Oval Ivory Pearl Trim, Cheesecloth, 10mm Ivory Pearl Daisy Trim, Andrea Ivory Flower Fine Cluny Lace, Pearl Brad, Lily Flowers Large/Medium, Prima Treasures Oval Resin Frame, Green Seam Binding, Beaded Berries Ivory, Clear Dewdrops, Irridescent Hearts and Ships Wheel Charm)

by Becky

(Becky used: Cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, 5mm self adhesice pearls, stardust stickles, sweetheart blossoms, cream rolled roses, chocolate hemp twine, brass button charm and ivory faux silk)


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Winner of July Colour Challenge Aqua/Turquoise ....

The winner of the July Colour Challenge Aqua/Turquoise chosen by is
No 40 and that's you Anita 

and here is Anita's lovely card

please contact us witin 7 days Anita to claim your prizes of a £10 voucher generously given by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also £10 from The Ribbon Girl

please pop back on Sunday morning at 9am for the July Magnolia Only Challenge
Mary x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

July Colour Challenge midweek reminder ...

please scroll down  or click here to go directly to The Ribbon Girl July Colour Challenge 'Aqua/Turquoise'
here is a little more inspiration from our design team - we'd love to see what you create and the challenge remains open until 9pm on Saturday evening!

Franz use an SC image 'Daisy Lou Pick a Shoe' image which she coloured with copics then added Gardenia Ivory Small, 6mm Mother of Pearl Sequins, Aqua Small Striped Button, Paradise Aqua Seam Binding, Rolled Paper Flowers - Aqua Roses Kort and Godt, 'Laila' White Vintage Style Lace, 6mm Pearl Ivory Flat Backs, Rose Organza Pale Ivory, White Chrysanth Kort and Godt 


Gail decorated an old lampshade! She used turquoise twill stripe ribbon, 38mm aqua/silver glitter organza, white hat pins and diamante gems on a silver stem all from The Ribbon Girl  Gail recommends spraying everything with a fire retardant spray if you are actually going to use the lamp

I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge!
Mary x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

July Colour Challenge ...

The Ribbon Girl, Mary and Andrea and our Design Team would like to extend our condolences to all the families and friends of those people killed in the terrible aircrash this week. Two men from our own town were among the victims on the plane and we joined the world watching the news images in disbelief.
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 Aqua/Turquoise projects. Once again we are so pleased to say that we are sponsored by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 26th July. 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 and they are joined this week by our friend and guest designer Tracy Payne. Remember all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

Tracy used medium aqua pom pom, 4mm white pearl string, pink rose vintage style hessian ribon, ivory button twine, teal mini dahlias, Melissa Frances lockbox applique resin, 20mm resin flat back

by Andrea

(Andrea used: blue mermaid ribbon, snowflake charm, diamante crown charm, silver twine, aqua s/a gemstones)

by Jenny

(Jenny used: 23mm Aqua Concertina Pleated Satin ribbon, 25mm Jacqueline ivory fine vintage style lace, Rolled Paper Flowers - Aqua Roses Kort & Godt, Sweetheart Blossom White Pk of 10, 11mm Pearl Ivory Flat Backs, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Diamante Stick Pin SnowflakeLily Flowers)

by Gretha 

(Gretha used: 50mm Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace, 25mm Faux Hessian Natural, Cheesecloth, 12mm Pearl Ivory Flower Shape Flatbacks, Bronze Bird Cage Straight Sided, 40mm Daisy White Mulberry, 20mm Dusky Blue Open Rose, Sweetheart Blossom White, 5mm Mixed Pearls Blue & 3mm Irridescent Sparkle Bead String)

by Yuri

(Yuri used: 38mm Silver Grey Wired Edge Hessian Ribbon, Aqua Seam Binding, Natural Button Twine, Wooden heart Button, Aqua Small Polka Dot Spotty Button, 5mm Mixed Pearls Sea Charm Self Adhesive, Cheesecloth)

by Gina

 (Gina used: 38mm Ivory Guipure Lace, Jingle Bells, Aqua Ruffle Edge Sheer Ribbon, Aqua Divine Bakers Twine, Cheesecloth, Diamante Stick Pin Snowflake, Aqua Roses, Ivory Carnation, Beaded Aqua Twirls)

by Kath

(Kath used: Prima Treasures Sea Collection Resins, Mini Dahlia Vintage Teal, Sea Shells, Twine)

by Debbie D

(Debbie used: Cheescloth, Wooden Heart Button, 12mm Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, Ivory Pearl string, Rose Bud Semi Open Pale Pink, Sparkle Rose Pink, 10mm Open Rose Pale Pink, Dusky Blue 30mm Wild Rose(Stained White) and Beaded White Gypsophalia)

by Mandy

(Mandy used: 3mm-5mm mixed self adhesive Aqua flatback gems, 2mm clear self adhesive flatback gems)

by Mary

(Mary used: pale ivory rose organza trim, white satin ribbon, Isobelle white vintage style lace, a small white guipure butterfly, 4mm white pearl trim, white/pink 30mm WOC rose, 20mm pale pink open rose, white beaded stamen, Kort & Godt aqua rolled roses, white pearls)

by Jane M

(Jane used: a white pearl and crystal branch, a wooden heart button, aqua ruffle edge sheer, aqua/silver glitter organza, Prima Treasure resin frame, aqua s/a gems, mini cream vintage blooms)

by Anne

(Anne used: Chantal ivory tulle lace, Darjeeling white blossom flowers, tulle, aqua sparkle bead string, stickles, mixed aqua flat back gems, mixed pink flat back gems)