Friday, 31 December 2010

Proud to be Sponsoring ...

That's right, you can now use your Hanglar stamps to enter the challenge and the Just Magnolia Design Team have created some stunning cards, hop on over to the blog to see for yourself and the challenge is a really easy 'Anything Goes' challenge. We are offering a lovely prize of ribbons, lace and embellishments for the challenge winner

Andrea has been playing with her Hanglar stamps to celebrate the start of a regular sponsorship of the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar challenge blog by the Ribbon Girl  - well it would be rude not to!

(digital papers from here, flowers and leaves from here, ribbons, stickles and pins from the Ribbon Girl of course)

It's been a damp and dark here today so indoor photographs again - we would love to know how other people take such fantastic indoor photographs of their cards

**And even more ribbony news - our fabulously talented design team member Lucy is hosting a week of card sketches on her blog, every day she'll share a sketch and a card example and a little birdy told us there might even be prizes *wink* *wink*

Thursday, 30 December 2010


Using the random number generator the lucky winner of the Ribbon Girl and Lili of the Valley giveaway is.......

Please can you contact us with your address so we can give your details to Lili Of the Valley and post out your goody prize

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Lili Of The Valley / Ribbon Girl Giveaway

This post will remain at the top of the page until 29th December - newer posts can be seen below this item.
At last we can tell you our big news!!
Starting in January the Ribbon Girl will be a regular sponsor of the Lili Of The Valley Challenge on the second Thursday of every month and Lili Of The Valley will be a regular sponsor of our Colour Challenge on the third Sunday of every month.

So every month during 2011 you will have double the chance to win both Lili Of The Valley goodies and Ribbon Girl goodies. 

We're all very excited about this and to celebrate we're having a huge Christmas Giveaway. All you need to do to win a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Lili Of The Valley online store and a gorgeous selection of silk and satin ribbons, lace, buttons, pins, dewdrops, double sided tape and Stickles embellishments from the Ribbon Girl is to mention our giveaway on your blog and then simply add your blog address to the inlinkz button at the bottom of this post

The Giveaway will run until December 29th (which just happens to be Andrea's birthday!)

Happy Birthday Andrea 29th December 2010

29th December 2010 - Happy Birthday Andrea - Love from Mam xx
Cath Kidston type paper, plain card, Thickers silver numbers, Nesties shapes, lots of Stardust Stickles, gorgeous Rose Pink 32mm pure silk ribbon (from Ribbon Girl), Wild Orchid flowers and rose buds and green paper leaves punched with my Martha Stewart punch - final touch was a couple of tiny pearl bead hearts from Wild Orchid.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Special Offers

We've just added a number of packs of ribbon bundles into the Seasonal and Special Offers section. These include a mixture of 5/8" saddlestitch, grosgrain, satin spot and 3/8" twill and there are 11 metres in each bundle, £3.50 a bundle

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Last Minute Christmas Projects

Hello, there is still lots of time to enter our Ribbon Girl/Lili of the Valley giveaway, that post has been pinned to the top of the blog until December 29th.
Here at The Ribbon Girl we've both been busy finishing the last of the Christmas crafts - just as well as Andrea has started to make Easter and Spring projects for a magazine now :) - and we've been taking delivery of restocks, more about those later in the post

These are Mary's final projects, we both love this Nitwit digital kit and the colour of silky crush ribbon goes perfectly

Jack and Gemma's cards both have little pockets inside made from more of the
patterned paper for a money gift and we had to share these lovely decorations! We bought a new sizzix die that cuts and scores these lovely rosettes and kind of went to town with the Stickles and jewels :) They are now hanging on our Christmas tree and look gorgeous and sparkly with the twinkly lights

Andrea's final Christmas project was to make these sweet little gift tags using her favourite red and white Bakers Twine and a Papertrey stamp and die

Restocks and New Stock

We finally managed to get restocks of our favourite small red polka dot button, they've been on back order with the suppliers for months! as well as fairy charms which lots of customers have asked for. Finally we have a new colour of satin ribbon in 15 and 25mm and 4 new colours of Divine Twine Bakers Twine

Dark Blue satin                                         Airmail

 Blueberry                                          Brown Sugar 

                Plum                                             Fairy Charms     

We'd like to wish all of our customers are blog visitors a very Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

More Ribbon Girl Projects

Hello, today I want to share some beautiful cards made by our talented Ribbon Girl DT Wendy.

Wendy has used the 32mm wide silk ribbons on these cards and all the papers and images she has used are available from her own store The Clipart Fairy. Wendy always makes beautiful cards and these are no exception, we love the detail that she adds to each project

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Winner

The winner of our colour challenge was

comment 28 - Anne

Please get in touch with us so we can arrange to post out your prize

Look out later in the week for a big Christmas giveaway and details of our *Big News*

Love Andrea

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Projects From The Ribbon Girls

We are so thankful for the fabulous projects that the Ribbon Girls create with our products and are always amazed at their talents.  Today I wanted to share these two cards with you that Lucy has made. Aren't they fabulous?! She used our popular 13mm silk ribbon and button twine

You can find out more about these cards by visiting L:ucy's blog here and here

I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of the colour challenge, it's not too late to enter check out this post for the details

Friday, 10 December 2010

Catching up

Hurrah! The snow is melting, no need for wellies and snowshoes now - we might be better off building an ark to cope with all the snow melt!!

You still have time to enter our current challenge

This is the prize and the challenge ends on Sunday night, check out this post for details

Whilst we were snowed in we spent many happy hours snuggled in the craft room making cards and playing with ribbons, stamps and lots of glitter!

We have BIG news coming next week, we're very excited and can hardly wait to share but *sigh* I am trying hard to keep my lips sealed!

Monday, 6 December 2010


The winner of Gail's gorgeous ribbon wreath was

comment number 9 - Christine - please contact us with your address