Sunday, 29 November 2015

Giveaway .......

As there is no challenge until Sunday 6th December, we thought you would enjoy a little giveaway of some products which you might use for cards or for gift-wrapping

1 x 10metre bundle of Natural Button Twine
1 x 10metre bundle of Solid Red Divine Bakers Twine
3 metres of 16mm Red Saddlestitch
1 Pack of 10 Silver Jingle Bells
1 Pack of 5 Bronze Pine Cone Charms
3 metres of Gold Flake Web Ribbon

16mm Red Saddlestitch Ribbon 10metres Natural Colour Button Twine Bakers Divine Solid Twine 10 metres Cherry Red
. Jingle Bells Silver 10mm Pack of 10 . Pine Cones Charm Bronze Tiny Pk 5 . Gold Flake 38mm Ribbon 3mt pack 

Please leave us a comment and we will choose one winner at random on Saturday 5th December

good luck, Mary xx
(and if you can't wait all of these products are available from

Three Winners of the Ribbon Girl 'Use Any Image' Challenge .....

There will be a nice giveaway on this blog starting later in the day  - so please pop back and visit us 


WOW!! there were 233 entries to our 'use any image' challenge - crafters it's been a pleasure to visit your blogs and  admire your lovely work,  however there are only three prizes and the three winners of The Ribbon Girl 'Use Any Image' Challenge are as follows.  Please email us to claim your prizes within 7 days of this blogpost

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

First prize chosen by goes to number 117 'Jane'

this is Jane's lovely card


Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl or a surprise selection of ribbon, trim, embellishments

is No. 139  Sharon

this is Sharon's lovely blue Christmas card


Third prize:  Mystery prize from Marianne Designs
and the winner of the third prize is number 208  Joke

This is Joke's  jolly snowman card

we hope you will all join us at 9am on Sunday 5th December for the Ribbon Girl 'Card' Challenge when I'm sure we will all be looking forward to the festive season  ho ho ho
see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ribbon Girl November 'Use Any Image' challenge ....

Hello everyone - the weather is turning a little cooler now so what better excuse than to stay indoors and craft!!  We were thrilled at the number of entries to our last challenge - well over 200 entries!!   So, today we're back with another challenge and this week it's our USE ANY IMAGE challenge - anything goes  - you can use any image you like as we know you all have your favourites and we hope to see all types of project including cards, boxes, gift boxes, candles and projects of all kinds!

This 'Use Any Image' challenge will  run for 2 weeks, ending at 9pm on Saturday 29th November . There will be 3 winners chosen at random - all prizes must be claimed within 7 days of the winners being announced on this blog

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  Mystery prize from Marianne Designs


While we all make every effort to visit your blogs and leave a comment on your entry, sometimes it's just not possible and if you have comment verification enabled it makes the job even harder, so if we don't manage to visit, please don't be offended.   Our Design Team have made some wonderful projects to inspire you and we can't wait to see what you make!  Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store.

(The prizes will be redrawn after 1 week if the winners do not claim them and they are non transferrable. The Ribbon Girl voucher is worth £10 to spend on products but the winner must pay the postage to their own country)

by Linda

(Linda used: 25 mm Sheer Ribbon Purple GrapeTiny Bronze Pine Cone CharmsCheesecloth16 mm Moss Green Grosgrain Ribbon15 mm White Church Window Guipure LaceIvory White Magnolia FlowerWhite Hip Rose BudCones Frosted BrownApple Blossom Mixed PastelsPretty Blossom Purple/VioletCrysanth White Kort & Godt)

by Donna

(Donna Used; 45mm 'Bethany' Ivory Guipure Lace, FB Trim 10mm Square Ivory Pearl, 25mm Purple N0 19 Berisford Satin, Ivory/White Magnolia Flowers, Rolled Paper Flowers - Purple/Violet Kort & Godt, Lilac 30mm Wild Roses, Lilac 20mm Open Roses, Lilac 10mm Open roses, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, 1mm Pearlised Stamens Pk Of 144, 3mm x 5mm Oval White Pearl String, Heart Diamante Amethyst Embellishment, Diamante Snowflake Stick Pin, 3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks, 6mm Hearts Ivory Silk Self Adhesive, Christmas Snowflake No 4 and a bronze Pine Cone Charm)

by Chantal

by Liz

(Liz used: White opal liquid pearlNatural Hemp twine3mm pale pink pearl bead string,  Pine conesAster IvoryIvory white Magnolia flowerpine cones charm - bronzesilver mittens charmTiny pearl cluster stems,shabby white ruffled ribbonCheesecloth 45mm, Elenor white embroidered Tulle Lacewhite small Orchid)

by Mary

(On this wineglass place marker, Mary used a Silver Shimmer Poinsettia, Silver Flake Web Ribbon, Four rows of some Six Row Faux Diamante Trim, Silver Twine, 6mm double sided sticky tape.  The LOTV penguin trio image was coloured with Copics)
by Anne

(Anne used; 25mm cream cotton lace, tulle, stickles, pink and ivory button twine, 3mm and 5mm flat back pearls, rhinestone self adhesive butterflies and dragonflies, teardrop ivory pearlised pins, ivory 10mm and 20mm open roses, tiny pale pink rosebuds)

By Tamara


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Winners of Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge ....

Wow, we were delighted with the huge number of entries - 212 - thank you so very much everyone!!  We really enjoyed visiting your blogs.   The winner of the first prize chosen by was 

103 (alison b)  please email us to claim your prize within 7 days of this blog post and we'd be thrilled if you would post this little badge on your blog sidebar

This is Alisons card   -  Alison will receive  a £10 voucher towards a shopping spree in the Ribbon Girl online store

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2nd prize goes to number 58 (Celine)  randomly chosen by Andrea and is a stamp of the winners choice from LOTV

Celine, please email us within 7 days of this post with your details so we can pass them over to our lovely sponsors, Lili of the Valley
this is Celines card

I hope you will all come back on Sunday morning 9am for the Ribbon Girl November 'Use Any Image' challenge when we will have 3 prizes up for grabs!

see you then, Mary x

Sunday, 1 November 2015

November Anything Goes Card Challenge ...

edited to add:  sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the October Colour Challenge, it was No 27 chosen by and that is CraftyNatalie - please email me Natalie so I can arrange your prizes

It's November, the clocks have changed and we're introducing our new format for the blog challenges. We've switched them up a bit to make them more accessible to more crafters and you now have 2 weeks to complete the challenge! We'll only be having 2 challenges each month and both challenges will run for 2 weeks. Our fabulous Design Team have switched round too and they'll be bringing you inspiration for our 'ANYTHING GOES CARD CHALLENGE' and our 'ANY IMAGE CHALLENGE'

So, today we're introducing this months ANYTHING GOES CARD CHALLENGE
Gina, Gretha, Jane, Nat, Sharon and Teresa from our Design Team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and we have two prizes which will be drawn randomly from all the entrants:

1st prize is a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in The Ribbon Girl online store

2nd prize is a stamp of your choice from LOTV - and you'll love their new range of stamps coming out soon ;) ;)

Could we ask a huge favour please?  Could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification

This challenge will run for TWO WEEKS, there are really no rules other than you must make a card and it must be a new card, please no back linking to older projects.  Blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prizes will be redrawn if the winners do not claim them after 1 week of the winners being identified on this blog and are not transferable. Remember that all the products listed below each of the Design Team's cards can be found in The Ribbon Girl's online store

by Gina

(Gina used: 25mm Faux Hessian, 8mm Rebecca Ivory Lace, 38mm Cynthia Ivory Flat Lace, Velvet Wine Red Ribbon, Wooden Heart Button, Natural Hemp Twine, 4mm Ivory Pearl, Frosted Cones, 20mm Burgundy Open Rose, 2 Tone Brown Wild Rose, Burgundy Rolled Flowers, Starburst Burgundy Stamen, Beaded Ivory Berries, Natural Hamp Twine, 13mm Rusty Jingle Bells)

by Natalie

by Jane

(Jane used: 75mm Michele white guipure lace, gold glitter organza ribbon, white hellebore, gold poinsettia, frosted pine cone and red christmas fabric flower)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: 32mm Wired Natural Faux Hessian Ribbon, 45mm 'Blanche' Embroidered Net Lace, Wild Orchid Craft Cherry Blossom Red & White, Snowflake 28mm Diamante Embellishment, White Rose Bud, Tiny White Rosebuds, White Lillies, Natural Button Twine and Stickles Glitter Stardust)

by Sharon

(Sharon used: Large pale pink rose bud, large bright pink rose bud, Pale pink Daisy, White Daisy, Paper doily, Pink flower ribbon, Flat back pearl string, flat flower pearl, Kort & Godt pink rolled rose, small white rose buds, cherry blossom, 45mm Eleanor white Tulle lace)

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Winner of Ribbon Girl October Magnolia Only Challenge

The winner of the October 'Magnolia Only' challenge chosen by is

number 25 - that's you Jennifer D

and this is Jennifer's gorgeous card!!

Jennifer, please email us so we can arrange your prizes of  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

see you all soon, Mary x

Sunday, 25 October 2015

'Magnolia Only' October challenge ....

The Ribbon Girl October Magnolia challenge is really simple - anything goes!! so do your own thing but you must use a Magnolia stamp or a DooHickey die for your entry to be entered into the prize draw .  This challenge is sponsored by 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

The Design Team have created some absolutely gorgeous projects 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.   

This Ribbon Girl 'Magnolia Only' challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 31st October 2015.  Our usual rules apply - create a new project that includes a Magnolia image or Doohicky Die which follows the theme 'anything goes'     (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 and is not transferable 

GDT  Jane Brown

Jane used White hellebore (Christmas Rose) , 20mm pale pink open roses, 13mm rusty bell, divine bakers twine

Donna included: 55mm 'Monique' White Guipure Lace, Rose Organza White, Rolled Paper Flowers - Aqua Kort & Godt, Ivory White magnolia Flowers, Lily Flowers Med/Large Pale Pink, Crysanth White Kort & Godt,  Green Apple, 1mm Pearlised Stamens, Frosted Brown Cones, Snowflake 28mm Diamante Embellishment, 10mm Irridescent Twinkle Tinsel, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 3mm White s/a pearl Flatbacks,  Natural Hemp Twine, Pine Cone Charm Bronze Tiny and Christmas Stocking 2 Charm.

Jane used pink tulle, antique white lace flower applique trim (cut into individual flowers), pale pink rose buds, white apple blossom flower, large ivory rose buds, ivory white magnolia flower, white pearl string, white cherry blossom.

Liz used White Opal- liquid pearl, Pearl trim, Choc mix flat back pearls, Holly leaves, Frosted brown cones, Hip rose buds -hint of pink, Tiny rose buds - white, Christmas Rose hellebore - white and Cheesecloth

Tamara added 15mm Steel (Oyster) No 18 Small Check Gingham, Cheesecloth, 20mm Edwina Cream Deep Scallop, 25mm Faux Hessian Natural, Bakers Diva Wheat 10mt Bundle, Christmas Rose Hellebore White Pk of 3, 13mm Rusty Jingle Bells Pk 10