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



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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)
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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
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(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)

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

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

The winner of the July Colour Challenge Aqua/Turquoise chosen by random.org 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.
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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
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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)
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Winner of July Lovely Lili Challenge .................

The winner of the July Lovely Lili Challenge 'thank you' chosen by random.org is


Number 4 - that's you Samantha Wade


and this is her lovely thank you card - please email us within 7 days to claim your prizes Samantha
generously supplied by the lovely Laila and Lisa at LOTV as well as The Ribbon Girl. 



please pop back on Sunday morning for the Ribbon Girl July Colour Challenge - loads of inspiration from our mega talented design team!! 
Mary x

Sunday, 13 July 2014

July Lovely Lili Challenge ...

Today we have a new Lovely Lili challenge where we showcase our love of Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl. The Ribbon Girls (Andrea and Mary) were lucky to be able to attend the last open day at LOTV HQ in Farsley Leeds where we met the lovely Lou Molesworth who was doing demonstrations ... so of course we asked her to be a guest for us!! She is joined by the rest of the regular Design Team in our challenge which is 'THANK YOU' and as always we are sponsored by Laila and Lisa at LOTV as well as The Ribbon Girl. 



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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 19th 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

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By Lou 

(Lou used: Mixed lilac and purple buttons, Faux hessian silver grey, Mixed colour memo pins, Faye ivory vintage lace, Beaded berries lilac/purple/white, Mushroom charm, Lilac pearls



by Mary G

(Mary used: Green striped satin, 25mm pale green satin, Monique guipure lace, WOC white 40mm daisy and white lily flowers, Stardust stickles)

by Anne

(Anne used: Yellow/white spot organza, tulle, white seam binding, flat back pearls, stickles, Darjeeling white mini blossoms)


(Gretha used: 25mm Ivory Mermaid Sparkle Ribbon, 12mm Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, 5mm Flat Back Ivory Bead String, Cheesecloth, Cherry Blossom, Dusky Blue 20mm Open roses, Cream 10mm Open Roses, 40mm Daisy White Mulberry, 5mm Pearls Ivory)

by Elise

(Elise used: Laila Lace, Monique Lace, Ivory Pearl Flower Trim, Jute Mesh Ribbon, Pink Rose Hessian Ribbon, Satin Pink Baby's Breath Flower, Ivory Dove, Floribunda Roses Antique Lilac Mix, Wooden Heart, Seam Binding, Cheesecloth)

by Franz


by Becky

(Becky used: Louise guipure lace, ivory rose organza, cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, cream top stitch thread, neutral button twine, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, dusty blue and coffee rolled roses, cream chrysanths, white tulips, white lilies, white sweetheart blossoms and WOC roses)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: 25mm 'Veronica' Ivory Flat Lace, Cream Seam Binding, Ivory Resin Dove, Cheesecloth, 20mm Lilac Open Roses, 40mm White Daisy, Bronze Daisy-May with bunch of flowers Charm, 3mm Ivory Pearls and Gutterman Top Stitch Thread)
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Winner of July Card Challenge .......

The winner of the July Card Challenge 'Summer' as picked by random.org
is


number 65 - that's you  Mindy

here's the card Mindy made

Please email us Mindy within 7 days to arrange for your prizes to be sent

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



please pop back tomorrow ladies for the July Lovely Lili Challenge

Mary x

Sunday, 6 July 2014

July Card Challenge ...

Before we begin our new challenge we have exciting news ... we are thrilled to welcome a new Ribbon Girl to our Design Team - the very talented Elaine Livesey. Elaine has been a regular customer at The Ribbon Girl as well as being a lovely friend and a recent guest for our challenges and we are very happy that she is joining our team permanently. Pop over to her blog as she has a giveaway at the moment and you could win a £50 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl online store as well as having a nosey at her lovely new craftroom ;)
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So, onto the new challenge and this week it's a card challenge - we would like to see your Summer themed cards. The Design Team, plus this weeks lovely guest Christine Dark have created some beautiful cards to inspire you. Is summer all about weddings in your family or do you spend the summer beside the sea or in your flower filled garden? Whatever Summer means to you we would love to see your cards, 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 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 12th July. Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme - SUMMER (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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Guest DT Christine Dark

(Christine used: 'Leah' 12mm white scallop lace, a white guipure lace butterfly with a clear crystal butterfly charm, 38mm pink/white striped grosgrain, Kort & Godt blue rolled rose, WOC 30mm ivory wild rose, 10mm autumn gold open rose and a fuschia pink daisy with diamante center)

(Teresa used: 32mm Pure Silk Lavender Ribbon, 20mm 'Angelica' Ivory Tulle Lace, Ivory Embroidered Tulle Butterfly, Prima Treasures Resin Butterfly, Daisy-May in the garden, Lilac Hemp Twine, 10mm Open Lilac Rose, Cherry Blossom Lilac & White two tone,  Lilac/Purple/White Beaded Berries, Rose Buds Semi Open Lilac, Liking Lilac Pearls and Gutterman Topstitch Thread)

Mary
(Mary used: 'Lyra' 16m white guipure, hot pink 25mm satin, pink sequin and tulle lace, pink gardenias, open roses, sweetheart blosoms, white hip rosebuds and starburst stamens.  Lots of Stardust stickles and a small white guipure lace butterfly)
(Katie used 13mm Olivia cluny lace, 50mm Emily embroidered tulle lace, sticky tape, Anemone vintage pink flower, Darjeeling pink mini blossoms)

Jane
(Jane used: Phoebe white guipure lace, white rose organza trim, white flat back pearls)
(Elaine used: 50mm Emily Embroidered Tulle Lace, 15mm and 25mm Ivory Satin Ribbon, 18mm Lucy Lace Wooden Heart Button, Ivory Button Twine, Stickles Stardust, White Opal Liquid Pearls, 3mm and 5mm Ivory Adhesive Pearls)

Kylie
(Kylie used: 25mm Celery Green Plain Sheer, Angel Fish Charm, Prima Treasures Sea Collection Resins, Teal Cottage Garden Blooms, Cheesecloth, Natural Button Twine, 25mm faux hessian natural






(Becky used: white top stitch thread, 5mm self adhesive pearls, stardust stickles, Bethany lace, white rose and pearl organza, cheesecloth, white pom pom trim, tulips, white lilies, blue rolled roses, sweetheart blossom, garnish applique corners and woc roses)
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