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 http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/index.php

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 random.org 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
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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


(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)

Franz




(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)
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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

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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)
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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 random.org 



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

Sunday, 2 November 2014

November Card Challenge ..

Hello everyone here we are again with our monthly Card Challenge - this month we would like to see you make a Christmas card - how easy is that??!! 
The Design Team have created some lovely Christmas 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.


As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our good 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 8th November. Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme - CHRISTMAS CARD (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

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by Katie

(Katie used: 25mm natural faux Hessian ribbon, 3mm stickt tape, 10mm red/cream square check ribbon, natural button twine)

by Kylie


(Kylie used:  Berries Red Shiny Bunch 10, Holly Leaves Tiny (charm), Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, 10 metres Bakers Twine Red & White, 5g pack Holly Berry Red Dewdrops, Winter Cones Frosted Brown, White teeny tiny Pom Pom trim)

by Mary

(Mary used: white daisy guipure lace, white ruffle edge sheer, a stem of white pearl loop twisted in the centre, white sweetheart blossoms, white/ivory beaded berries, fabric holly leaves with tiny red berries, small pine cones and a white flower from the 'colour it yourself' collection of recycled cotton paper dahlias)


(Teresa used: White Lace Frame Guipure Lace, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Wired Natural Faux Hessian Ribbon, Gold Metallic Twine, 10mm & 20mm Mocha Open Roses and 10mm Burgundy Open Rose)

by Jane

(Jane used: red saddle stitch ribbon)

by Becky

(Becky used; cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, ivory rose organza, lillies, cream top stitch thread, stardust stickles, lace frame ivory guipure lace, coffee rolled rose, frosted brown cones, 13mm rusty jingle bells, sweetheart blossom, chrysanth, chocolate brown hemp twine, ivory vintage trinket pin and bronze colour snowflake charm)

by Silvie

(Silvie used: 55cm 'Monique' white guipure lace, Pom Poms for the snow balls from Large White pom pom trim, Ivory and Purple beaded berries, 30mm Ivory wild rose, Purple Kort and Godt Rolled roses, Pine cones (painted with white spray paint), Lady Lavender and Cream Seam Binding, flatback pearls, Silver Snowflake charm,11mm round pearl diamante embellishment,cheesecloth)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: Red and white saddlestitch, red and white gingham, silver glitter velvet and silver Glacier ribbons, wooden snowflake button, diamante angel hanging charm, silver twine, a crystal trinket pin and stardust stickles)
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Winner of October Magnolia Only challenge ....

By the way, did you know we love Sparkle so much,  there is a gorgeous sparkly giveaway over on our Facebook page?   Have you seen our new diamante and pearl stick pins and cute little angels?


The winner of the October Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only Challenge  'SPARKLE'chosen by random.orgis number 13 and No 13 that's you Clarissa


The prizes are
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



here is Clarissa's decorated bag and tag

please email us within 7 days or forfeit your prizes Clarissa

Don't miss our November Card Challenge here at 9am 

see you then, Mary x

Sunday, 26 October 2014

October Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Wow we've got the last challenge of October to share with you all today - where is this year going to? We're thundering along and Christmas is just around the corner which is why we've gone all sparkly with our Magnolia only challenge theme

Photo: Breast Cancer Care  -  This beautiful Magnolia card by the renowned crafter Debbie Dolphin is being auctioned to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care Charity - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Handcrafted-Magnolia-Card-For-Breast-Cancer-/111495819570?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123  please click on the photo for more information about the card itself and if you don't wish to bid yourself, please share this post with your friends because we all know someone affected by this, thank you  eBay for Charity item
Before we share the Design Team projects we'd just like to give our support to our dear friend and design team member Debbie Dolphin. Debbie has created a stunning card and she is auctioning it to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care charity. Every penny that her card makes will go to the charity, you can find all the details on her blog. or you can go directly to the Ebay site http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Handcrafted-Magnolia-Card-For-Breast-Cancer-/111495819570?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:GB:1123  

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So, our Magnolia Only challenge this week is to add sparkle

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



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Our usual rules apply - make a new project please that fits the current challenge (add sparkle), 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 1st November (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
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Our regular Design Team have been joined by a few friends again this month - it seems that everyone likes adding  a little sparkle to their projects ;)

(Tracy used 17mm Laila white fine vintage style lace, WOC 30mm blue wild roses, 20mm roses, Berries, Seam Binding, Twine, Oval Pearl bead string and a rhinestone, Christmas Tree charm)





(Yulis added a diamante musical note charm)



by Mary

(Mary used: 10mm double row ivory pearl trim, pale pink faux silk, 15mm pearl and diamante embellishment, pink velvet lace, pink organza rose trim, pink 30mm wild roses, 20mm open roses, Kort and Godt pale pink rolled rose, pink starburst stamens, fuschia pink 10mm open roses and pink picot edge satin ribbon)

(Close up of the box, Mary used a new lace corner, 10 and 20mm open roses and pink picot edge satin)



by Katie


(Katie used WOC blue and pale lemon pretty blossom flowers, med/large cream lily flower, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, 16mm Lyra white Guipure lace, natural hemp twine, Gutermann white top stitching thread, white tulle, 3mm sticky tape, white heart pin, 3mm s/a white flatback pearls)



(remember to visit Debbie's blog to find out how you can bid to own this beautiful card and help Debbie raise funds for Breast Cancer)

(Debbie used: Heart Diamante Pink Embellishment, Ballerina Pink Tu-Tu Tulle Ribbon, 100mm Camilla Ivory Flat Lace, Rose Organza Ribbon Ivory(Coloured with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet), 3mm Irridescent sparkle bead String, 12mm Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace and Pale Pink 10mm Open Roses)



by Jane


(Jane used: used 12 row faux diamante trim)


by Silvie

(Silvie used: 7mm Grape Satin Berisford ribbon,20mm white scallop venise guipure lace, Pink Cherry blossom flowers, Lilac roses, White paper flower from Mixed Dahlia white pack, Cheesecloth, Wooden Heart (painted in white), Pink tulip and White seam binding)

(Teresa used: 25mm Honey Gold Satin Ribbon, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Liberty Bells, Gold Metallic Twine, Daisy-May Skating Bronze Charm, Stickles Stardust, 4mm Ivory Pearl String and Winter Frosted Cones)

by Becky
( Becky used: 6mm white pearl trim, white pearl and rose organza, shiny red berries, red top stitch thread, white lilies, white hat pins, white sweetheart blossoms, 5mm self adhesive pearls, frosted brown cones, and stardust stickles)
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