Sunday, 30 March 2014

Looking for a challenge?

The Magnolia Only challenge is live on our Challenge and Inspiration blog, all of our challenges
will be over there now

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Some News ...

After a lot of careful thought and consideration we have decided to concentrate all of our challenges, giveaways and inspiration posts on just one blog instead of having two separate blogs. The upkeep and admin tasks of running the two blogs as well as the store is taking up too much time so from now on you'll find all of our challenges over on the original blog which is where you should head because we have a fabulous giveaway that you won't want to miss!!!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Winner of March Colour Challenge ...

The winner of the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge
'Green'
is



number 45 - that's you Eva

and this is the green card Eva made - looks like Eva has made a start on her Christmas cards early

please email us to arrange for your prizes

Once again we are so pleased to say that we were sponsored by Lisa and Laila at LOTV and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:

If the prizes are not claimed within 7 days they will be forfeit

Please visit our blog on Sunday for a gorgeous giveaway!!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

March 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 GREEN 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 22nd March. 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 amazing Design Team ladies have been working their magic again and have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration, all of the products listed below their projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store and our regular team have been joined by Kat Grieves who has created two lovely projects as our Guest Designer
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by Kat


(Kat used: floribunda roses, seam binding, cameo, brooch, ruffle edge ribbon, organza rose trim)

By Jenny
Photo: A 65th birthday card for Mary by DT Jenny Hodges (and it's even nicer in real life!! thanks Jenny <3) Tilda was coloured with distress inks then Jenny added 32mm Sophie white cluny lace, 16mm Green pleated satin ribbon, 38mm Moss green taffeta, Small beaded berries Ivory, Bronze vintage frame, White Lily flower all from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/ - don't forget this month's colour challenge 'Green' over at http://theribbongirlchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Jenny added 32mm Sophie white cluny lace, 16mm Green pleated satin ribbon, 38mm Moss green taffeta, Small beaded berries Ivory, Bronze vintage frame, White Lily flower

by Kath


(Kath used: Burlap,Darjeeling White Blossoms, Twill Striped Celery Green, Eyelash Edge White Guipure, Polka Dot Buttons Lime Green, Jute Twine, Prima resin embellishment)

by Gretha

(Gretha used: 15 mm Butterfly Ivory Fine Cluny Lace, Natural Button Twine, Bird cage Bronze Colour Charm, doily, Daisy, Blossom Flower, roses, Rolled paper flowers - Ivory Roses Kort & Godt, Beaded Berries Pink/Pale Pink, 6mm Flat Back Ivory Pearl Trim)

by Gail

(Gail used: Iced lime seam binding, 18mm white zig zag lace, 16mm grosgrain spot, 5mm loopy trim, 25mm mint satin, leaf pins, Angelica lace,4mm pearl bead string, Apple tiny ric rac)

by Gina

(Gina used: 3mm Pearl Gem Flatbacks, Green Hat Pins, Melissa Francis  Applique Corner, 16mm Ivory Guipure Lace, 38mm Ivory Guipure Lace, 30mm Wild Roses, 20mm Round Spacer, Pale Green Acrylic Gem, 25mm Khaki Sage No 80 Berisford Satin Ribbon, 40mm Daisy White, 12mm Pearl Ivory Flower Shape Flatbacks, Carnation Ivory (off white), Brown Winter Cones, Ivory Beaded Gypsophalia)

by Jane M

(Jane used: Melissa Frances Petite frames, Wooden Heart buttons, Avocado Green Small Plain Buttons, 9mm and 16mm Pale Green/Olive Saddlestitch, 15mm Moss Green No 79 Berisford Satin, Mocha 10mm Open Roses, White Sweetheart Blossom, Rose bud semi open Mocha/Dark Cream, Mini Blooms Vintage cream, Linen button twine)

by Anne

(Anne used: Top stitch thread, doiley, 25mm cream cotton lace, ric rac, tulle, flatback pearls, stickles, pearl bead trim, 25mm satin ribbon)

by Yuri


(Yuri used: Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, Bias Binding Green Lace Floral, Sea Moss Green Seam Binding, Light Brown Hemp Twine, Starburst Stamen White, Sticky Tape, Cheesecloth)

by Franz

(Franz used: Rose Bud Large Ivory White, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, Iced Lime Green Seam Binding, 6mm Hearts Ivory Silk Self Adhesive, 8mm Hearts Ivory Self Adhesive, Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Darjeeling White Blossom Flowers, 40mm 'Gertrude' Embroided Net Lace)
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Winner of March Lovely Lili Challenge ......

The winner of the March 'Lovely Lili' challenge -animals - as chosen by random.org
was
Number 2
thats you Lou



please email us to claim your prizes!

LOTV stamp of your choice

and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

here is Lou's lovely card card which included the LOTV Emma Walkies image


see you on Sunday morning 9am for the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge!!
Mary x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

March 'Lovely Lili' Challenge ..... animals ....

It's Sunday again which means it's another challenge here at The Ribbon Girl and this week it is our 'Lovely Lili' LOTV challenge. We would like to see your LOTV projects with an ANIMAL theme to them please - and you just don't get any cuter than a LOTV furry creature!.  You must include a LOTV stamped image or an image from an artpad or a LOTV sentiment or LOTV paper and we are of course sponsored once again by our fabulous friends Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner two prizes of:

LOTV stamp of your choice

and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl


This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 15th March. 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 forfeit if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog
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We're all sending 'get well soon' wishes to the lovely Teresa who has had problems with her eyes for the past few weeks - we all hope you will soon be as good as new Teresa!

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Our Design Team has been joined by Diana Adamski this week who is our guest designer and they have all created some beautiful LOTV aninmal projects, please visit their blogs to see more of their fabulous projects and remember that all the products listed below each image can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

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Diana used white seam binding, natural button twine, a large ornate silver colour key charm, lilac open roses, white pretty blossom flowers, self adhesive pearls, Emily embroidered tulle lace and a white daisy flower



Gretha used Abigail Ivory Flat Lace, 25 mm Faux Hessian Natural,
doily, wooden heart button, Darjeeling Grey/Blue Blossom Flower, 10 mm Burgundy (pale) open Roses


Elise added Floribunda Roses, Prima Treasures Bird House, Pink Velvet Lace, Old Rose Pink Pleated Crushed Organza, Diamante & Pearl Trim, Amelia Lace, Wooden Heart, parts of Lace Patches Antique White, Kort & Godt Roses, Stickles, Cheesecloth, White Seam Binding



Teresa used ~ White Flat Fan Pattern Lace, 25mm Yellow Satin Ribbon, Wooden Heart Button, Lemon Lillies, Ivory Rose Hip Buds, White Carnation and Vintage Style Ivory Cotton Lace.

By Andrea


Andrea used 6mm flat back pearl trim, pink satin ribbon, pink concertina pleat ribbon, assorted hat pins, Kort & Godt pink rolled rose, white opal liquid pearls and pale pink tiny pom pom trim

Anne




 Resin Cameo Frame, Wooden Bobbin, Purple Pearls, Ivory Pearl String, Ivory Jute Ribbon, Striped Cotton Cream & Purple Tape, Ivory Rose Buds, Pink Rose Buds, Large Ivory Rose Bud, Cheese Cloth, Astrid Tulip Lace, Liquid Pearls Bisque, Rolled Paper Flowers, Ivory Carnation, Bronze Leaf Charm, Natural Twine.



Becky added 5mm self adhesive pearls, 6mm pearl string, ivory rose organza, stardust stickles, lilac rolled roses, cream chrysanth, 15mm rose, 10mm rose, Camilla lace and beaded lavender gypsophyllia.


Chocolate Brown Button Twine, 5mm Brown/White No 25 Berisford Small Check Gingham, 16mm Brown/White Saddlestitch, 9mm Brown/White Spot Organza, Wooden Star Buttons

Debbie


Debbie used white dahlias (which you can colour yourself to suit your colour scheme), 10mm square pearl flat-back trim, white cheesecloth, 10mm ivory open roses, 12mm white flat lace and a bronze heart shaped frame

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Saturday, 8 March 2014

Winner of March Card Challenge .....

The winner of the March Card Challenge'Birthday Card' is



No 68 that's you Kat W
and this is Kat's gorgeous pink birthday card



Please email us within 7 days Kat and we'll arrange your prizes

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



We hope you will join us on Sunday morning ladies for our March Lovely Lili (LOTV) Challenge
Mary x

Sunday, 2 March 2014

March Card Challenge, Birthday

Hello, welcome to another challenge here at the Ribbon Girl and as it's the first Sunday of the month it's a 'Card Challenge'.  This week our theme for the card challenge is Birthdays, so we would like to see your birthday creations.

The Ribbon Girl Shop is now open again, with restocks and new products.

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





This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 8th March. Our usual rules apply - create a new 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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Here are the beautiful cards from our fabulous Design Team:

GDT Elaine Livsey
(Elaine has used: 40mm Gertrude Lace, 32mm White Pure Silk Ribbon
Wooden Heart Button threaded with Ivory Button twine, Stardust Stickles
White Opal Liquid Pearls, self adhesive 5mm Pearls)

 Andrea
(Andrea used: 6mm flat back pearl string, flower guipure lace, crystal glass heart, rolled roses, 10mm roses, natural hemp twine, heart pins, vintage ivory lace, memo pin, adhesive rhinestones, paint dabber, stardust stickles)



(Katie has used: natural and brown button twine, white Gutermann top stitching thread,
30mm zig zag white cotton lace, 55mm Hessian ribbon,
25mm faux Hessian ribbon, blue tiny Ric-Rac ribbon)


Kylie 
(Kylie has used: Cupcake Charm Large Silver , Liquid Pearls White Opal, 20mm Pearl & Diamante Embellishment, 20mm Ivory Lace and Pearl Trim, 5mm Ivory (Pale) Pearl Bead String, Candy Pink Divine Bakers Twine, 10 metres Natural Button Twine, 18mm 'Katherine' Ivory Scallop Fine Cluny Lace)


Jane B
Jane Used: Red Button twine, Large cup cake charm, glossy accents

Louise
(Louise has used: cheese cloth, prima resin rose corner, 20mm roses champagne and pink, pink diamete heart spacer, blue faux silk ribbon, blossoms )

(Teresa has used ~ 38mm Ivory Scrunched Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Style Diamante Brooch, 'Chantal' Lace, 'Amelia' Lace,  ZVA Rhinestone Swirl, Cherry Blossom, Lillies)


(Sara has used: Emily lace ,pink cosmos daisy ,pink sunflower ,white bead twirl ,white pearl and crystal branch,white blossom flower ,pink beaded stamen ,white floribunda roses ,white lily ,pink organza rose trim ,natural twine) 


(Jane has used white tulle, white rose organza trim, pink blossoms and Canterbury Rose)


(Silvie has used 42mm pale pink embroidered tulle lace, 20mm 'Charlotte' White Cotton Lace, Pink flower from Mixed Dahlia 'Marshmallow' pack, Pale Pink and Ivory white large wild rosebuds, Ivory carnation, Pale pink rose bud, Pale pink and white Lily Flowers, 20mm pale pink open rose, 10mm pale pink open rose, silky heart, Ivory heart pin, self adhesive gems, white opal liquid pearls, pink hemp twine)

Becky
(Becky has used; cream chrysanths, coffee rolled roses, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, Rosamund lace, Prima Key, ivory rose organza and WOC roses)



February Magnolia Only Challenge Winner is....

Random org has chosen Nicola J as the winner of the Ribbon Girl voucher and stamp from Magnolia, here is the gorgeous creation Nicola has made.


Please email us withing 7 days to receive your prize.

Please pop back a little later for our March card challenge.