Sunday, 13 April 2014

April Lovely Lili Challenge

Here we are with another challenge and this week it's our Lovely Lili Challenge so pull out your Lili Of The Valley stamps and Art Pads and get creating as it's an easy-peasy 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.

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 19th April. 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
This week our regular team have been joined by Dena Concienne & Tracy Payne and they have created gorgeous projects to inspire you. Remember that all of the products listed below the Design Team's projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl Online Store 

By Dena
(Dena used: flatback pearls, 14mm clear flat back gem, diamante round spacer, pink Silky Crush, 'Gertrude' lace, Pink Kort & Godt rolled paper roses, Sweetheart blossoms, Pale Pink Cotton lace)

By Tracy

(Tracy used: MF pouf ribbon, pink soft braid, Prima oval frame, cheesecloth, Daisy May charm, pretty blossom and rose flowers, pearl trinket pin, ivory pearls)

by Teresa
(Teresa used: Pearl Lace Trim, Lilac Box Pleated Satin Ribbon, Gutterman Topstitch Thread, Lilac hemp twine & Rebecca lace)

by Anne
(Anne used: Melissa Frances organza pink pouf ribbon, jute mesh ribbon, aster daisy, lily, pretty blossom, beaded berries, pearl button mixture, button twine)

by Elise

(Elise used: Emily Lace, Cream Concertina Lace, Teresa Lace, Floribunda Roses, Seam Binding, Cheesecloth, Ivory Cherry Blossoms, Pale Pink Rose Buds)

by Gretha 

(Gretha used: 23 mm Pink/White Spot Organza Ribbon, doily, tulips, rolled Paper Flowers - Pale Pink Roses Kort & Godt, Blossom Flowers & Ivory 30 mm Wild Roses)

by Becky
(Becky used: Emily lace, ivory rose organza, 6mm pearl string, 5mm self adhesive pearls, 3mm self adhesive pearls, cream hip rose buds, coffee rolled roses, cream chrysanth, garnish applique corner, white sweetheart blossoms and stardust stickles)

By Mary
(Mary used: navy tea dyed cotton, blue.white small striped buttons, blueberry blue bakers twine and a robot charm)

by Franz
(Franz used: Dusky Blue 10mm Open Rose, Lilac 20mm Open Rose WOC, Lilac 30mm Wild Roses,
 Cherry Blossom, Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Gardenia Small Pale Lilac, Mauve Rose Lavender Seam Binding, Rose Organza Pale Ivory, 20mm Ivory Lace and Pearl Trim)

by Fleur

Fleur added Resin dove, Ivory hip rose buds, White daisy, WOC pink blossom, Pink beaded berries, Amelia creamy ivory lace and 50mm rose printed frayed edge hessian ribbon

by Andrea

(Andrea used: resin dove, 12mm cotton lace, sheer rose organza trim, self adhesive pearls, 10mm rose, liquid pearls, stardust stickles)

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Winner of April Card Challenge .......

The winner of the April Card Challenge 'Spring'
as chosen by is number 11

and that's you

Please contact us within 7 days otherwise the prizes are forefeit

and here is Helen's card

Helene wins the following prizes:

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

see you tomorrow morning at 9am for the April 'Lovely Lili' Challenge!
Mary x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April Card Challenge midweek reminder ....

click here to go to the April Card Challenge

we're back this morning with more inspiration from our design team - all using products available from

Jenny used 32mm Sophie white fine cluny lace, 9mm spot organza pale blue ribbon, 6mm flat back pearls string, white lillies and antique blue cherry blossoms

Jenny used ivory button twine and navy blue seam binding

Jane used the no lines technique to colour Tilda then added embroidered lace, cheesecloth, purple rose, crystal butterflies

Jane added Cottage Garden blooms in teal, linen twine, aqua spotty button and mini wooden bobbins

click here to go to the Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge

see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

April Card Challenge ...

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 'Spring'.
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 April. 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


Once again we have been joined by some super talented guests - Diana Adamski, Enfys Cashmore and Cinzia Coniglio who have joined the other Ribbon Girls to bring you some fabulous inspiration. All of the products listed under each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

By Diana
(Diana used: MF Applique Corners, crystal and diamante embellishment, seam binding, cheesecloth, 10mm rose, pink daisy, rolled rose, 3mm beadstring, Emily lace, stephanotis, adhesive pearls)

By Cinzia

(Cinzio used: Lilac Velvet lace, Emily Tulle lace, REsin Cameo Frame, Pearl Trinket Pins, Zva pearl flourish, Seam binding Sky Mauve)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: Prima Treasures Butterflies, 25mm Pale Blue Satin Ribbon, 45mm 'Bethany' Ivory Lace, 10mm & 20mm Dusky Blue Roses, Ivory Beaded Berries, Limoges Blue Seam Binding, Resin Cameo Rose Frame Flatback, Mixed Dahlia Stormy Skies & Blue Button twine)

by Jane
(Jane used: white rose organza trim, white pearl trim, cheesecloth, cream floribunda rose, white beaded twirl, Darjeeling white blossom flower, embroidered lace, resin bird, cream seam binding)

By Enfys

(Enfys used: Laila white vintage style lace, white Dahlia flowers  and white seam binding coloured with Promarkers.  The seam binding was plaited it before adding to these sweet Easter baskets)

by Katie
(Katie used: white sweetheart blossom, baby pink cherry blossom, lilac/white cherry blossom, 3mm ivory pearl bead string, natural button twine, 18mm Teresa ivory cluny lace, Melissa Frances pink pouf ribbon, small butterfly charm)

by Sara

(Sara used: daisy, ivory hip rosebuds, pink beaded stamen, ivory pearl & crystal stem, natural twine, white mixed, buttons, ivory rolled roses, birdcage charm, pink embroidered tulle lace)

by Silvie

(Silvie used 50mm 'Emily' embroided tulle lace, 15mm Plum micro dot satin ribbon, cheesecloth, Lilac/White cherry blossoms, Purple/Violet sweetheart blossoms, carnation flower, white tulip, white hip rose bud, flower shaped pearl embellishment, flatback gems and pearls)

By Kylie

Kylie added  Memo pins, Kort and Godt Rolled Paper Flowers, Beaded stamen Mocha, 20mm Ivory Pearl and Lace trim, Natural Button Twine, 16mm Pink Ruffle Edge ribbon


Saturday, 5 April 2014

another Winner of March Magnolia Only .....

Sunday 6th April - edited to say that we have picked another winner due to the generosity of our winner Kat, No 22 who said that because she had won a prize last month and she would rather someone else got this lovely prize - Kat, your a star and so very kind!!, so ladies, I have asked to pick another winner and it is

No 54  -  Gina and this is her card

please contact us within 7 days Gina or forfeit your prizes!

The winner of the March Magnolia Only Challenge was
chosen by 

It's No 22 and that's you Kat

this is the card Kat made

Please contact us within 7 days or forfeit your prizes Kat  - we can then arrange for your prize of a stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda courtesy of our lovely and generous friends at Magnolia, Sweden and you will also receive a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl online store!!

See you all on Sunday morning for our Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge!
Mary x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Midweek reminder March Magnolia Only Challenge ....

Midweek reminder - our March Magnolia Only Challenge remains open until 9pm UK time on Saturday 5th April - here is more inspiration for you  by Yuri and Debbie- please scroll down for the challenge

A scrumptious card featuring 'Tilda with egg and chicken' by DT Yuri Kitamura of Japan - Yuri coloured Tilda with distress re-inkers using the no-lines technique.  Yuri added Resin Cameo Roses Frame Flatback, 15mm Pink/Cream Rustic Gingham Berisford No 2, 30mm 'Claire' Ivory Embroidered Tulle, 10mm Vintage Style Cotton Lace, Wooden heart Buttons, Ivory Button Twine, Doiley 3.5" white, Melissa Frances Organza Pink Pouf Ribbon, Mixed Dahlia, 5mm Mixed Pearls Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive all from The Ribbon Girl

and just look at Tilda, she's dancing in the rain in this perfectly pink card by DT Debie Dolphin -Debbie coloured Tilda with distress reinkers then added a Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, some Cheesecloth, Dusky Vintage Pink Wild Roses and 'Donna Ivory' Fine Cotton lace from The Ribbon Girl

see you soon!
Mary x

Sunday, 30 March 2014

March Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Our 'Magnolia Only' challenge this month is very easy - we'd like to see your 'Girly' projects featuring Tilda 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, 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 5th April (the prize will be redrawn if it isn't claimed after one week)
Our fabulous 'Magnolia Only' Design Team have created some lovely cards to inspire you! I'm sure you will agree they have surpassed themselves with these wonderful projects. Remember that all of the products mentioned under each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl Store.  This month we are delighted to give a very warm welcome to two lovely ladies who agreed to be our guest designers - Tracy Payne and Dena Concienne
By Tracy
(Tracy used: Dusky Blue 30mm Wild Roses, Kort and Godt Rolled Roses, Lace, Seam Binding, 14mm Ivory Flat Backed Pearl, Diamante 20mm Spacer, Daisy May with Bunch of Flowers Charm, Wooden Fence, oval pearl bead string, Natural Twine)

By Dena

(Dena used: Gertrude lace, orchid microdot satin ribbon, 15mm pearl/diamante embellishment, bronze oval frame, ivory resin dove, white hip rosebuds and a lilac 20mm open rose)

by Teresa

(Teresa used: Melissa Frances Organza Pink Pouf Tulle Ribbon, 'Gertrude' Lace, Summer Pink Seam Binding, Prima Resin Angels, 3mm Ivory String Pearls, Rose Bud Semi-Open pale Pink, 10mm & 20mm Open Roses, Beaded Stamen Pink/White and Stickles Stardust)

by Katie

(Katie used 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, wooden heart button, natural button twine, white Gutermann top stitching thread, 3mm ivory s/a flatback pearls, blue pretty blossom flower, white sweetheart blossom flower)

(Debbie used: Melissa Frances Organza Pink Pouf Ribbon, Marguerite Daisy Marshmallow, Cheesecloth, 3mm Pale Pink Pearl Beadstring, 10mm Ivory Pearl Flower trim and Pink WOC 10mm Open Roses

by Sara

(Sara used: Camilla lace, ivory hip rosebuds, ivory cosmos daisy, ivory beaded stamen, cream daisy, ivory teardrop pins, vintage cream mini blooms, ivory cherry blossom, ivory pearl flower trim, natural twine, bronze heart charm)

(Lillemor used: Prima resin angels, Lily flower pale pink, Beaded berries ivory, Melissa Franches dorchester keyhole, 18 mm Teresa Ivory fine vintage style cluny style, 25 mm white cheltenham guipure, 32 mm Josephine ivory fine double scalloped lace, rolled paper flowers lilac,  8 mm hearts ivory, cream jute mesh ribbon,  anemone vintage pink, stickles stardust, glossy accent and. cheese cloth)

by Jane

(Jane used: Cheesecloth, embroidered lace, white daisy, white cherry blossoms, vintage pale blue wild rose, small pale blue rose, pink blossoms, white pearl string)

by Silvie

(Silvie used: 32mm 'eyelash edge' white guipure lace , white daisy, cherry blossoms, sweatheart blossoms, pearl heart pin, self adhesive silky pearl heart, self adhesive lilac flatback gems)

by Becky

(Becky used; 5mm self adhesive pearls, cheesecloth, pink rolled roses, white chrysanths, 10 mm rose, 15 mm rose, hip rose buds, white starburst stamen, white teeny tiny pom pom trim, white silky crush ribbon, hollow heart charm and stardust stickles)

by Mary

(Mary used: organza pearl rose trim, mocha cherry blossom flower, cream daisies, cream satin ribbon, stardust Stickles and Astrid lace)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: Melanie lace, ivory organza rose trim, daisy flower, crystal and pearl trinket pins, liquid pearls)