Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Even more inspiration ......

Hi Ladies - the Ribbon Girl colour challenge still has the rest of the week to run so you've still got time to get your vintage pink and cream projects in - for more details click here
We would just like to remind everyone that we will be unable to send any goods over this coming Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend when the UK will be celebrating our Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  Last day for sending orders will be Friday 1st June - back to normal service on Wednesday 6th June. 
The first Ribbon Girl CARD CHALLENGE will commence on Sunday 3rd June and we hope you will join in then, but in the meanwhile, feast your eyes on these fabulous projects by the mega talented Ribbon Girls:

By Kim

and the inside is too pretty to miss:

Kim used silver grey satin ribbon, 32mm cream cluny lace, 8mm fine cream cluny lace, self adhesive pearls, pastel teardrop pins and a bronze bird cage charm

By Jo

Jo used a mulberry rose, green leaves and pink divine twine and on the next card and on the card Jo used mulberry rose, leaves, natural button twine and ivory pleated satin ribbon

By Mandy

Mandy added green pleated satin ribbon, a pearl button and a beautiful flower crocheted with natural button twine

By Andrea

Andrea added a gold hat pin, white pearl organza rose ribbon, white liquid pearls, ivory button twine and a clear acrylic button to this very pretty card.

We'll be back on Sunday 3rd June with the winner and top three from the Ribbon Girl Vintage Pinks & Creams Colour Challenge plus our new Card Challenge - see you then!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Colour Challenge #19

**Winner of the Pearls & Pins giveaway is Nancy Y**
Winner of the Pink and Girlie giveaway is Sarah**
Please email us girls to claim your prize

Hello, it's the start of another Colour Challenge here on the Ribbon Girl blog today. As usual we are sponsored by the very generous team at Lili Of The Valley who are giving our winner a £10 voucher to spend in the LOTV online store as well a gorgeous Lavender ribbon kit from the Ribbon Girl

Our Colour Challenge this month has a gorgeous Pinks and Cream theme and as usual we have an inspiration photograph

This challenge will run until Saturday June 2nd at 9PM (UK time), one winner will be drawn at random from all the entries recieved and will win both prizes (LOTV voucher and Ribbon Girl kit) and three entries will be identified as 'top 3'. Please link to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom this post. Of course there is no need to use ribbons but it would be lovely if you do but please follow the colour scheme for the challenge and only link new projects - older projects that have been linked will not be included in the draw for the prize

Before we share the Design Team projects we wanted to introduce our Guest Designer Astrid Maclean from Scotland who is joining us as a new guest. Here is what she said about herself:
"I have been stamping probably for about 10 years or so, but did not get seriously into it until about 2007.  Being a teacher by profession I received my first stamp, a box of embossing powders and embossing ink, as a Christmas present from a child in my class whose mum owned a rubber stamp shop. That was the beginning of a hobby that no doubt will last well into retirement!
My paper crafting hobby has developed from those early stamping and card making days into using many different media and I would like to call myself a mixed media artist. I love journaling, altering all sorts of objects and playing about with gesso, acrylic paints, collage and many layers. Having said that, making cards for all sort of different occasions is still one of my all time favourites. Most of my creations have a vintage look about them and of course that being so I LOVE laces and ribbons!!"
Astrid has a lovely blog filled with her gorgeous creations and projects
Our DT projects

By Gail

By Tiets

By Jane B

By Kath

By MaryG

By Astrid McLean our Guest Designer for May

By Jacqui

By Tab

By Mandy

By Kim

By Lucy

By Vicky

By Jo

By Andrea

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Great News .... and a special give away ...

We're having a special giveaway to welcome our new Design Team Members - just become a follower of this blog and leave a comment - the winner will be picked at random on Saturday and announced on Sunday 20th May 2012 - the prize includes various pink ribbons, tiny ric rac, pom pom trim, charms, mulberry flowers, lace, twine, seam binding, pins and buttons - in fact, everything you need to help you enter our forthcoming card challenges!  If you don't win this super prize, you can get all you need from
Great news - as well as our regular monthly Colour Challenge the Ribbon Girl is launching a new Card Challenge on the 1st Sunday of every month!!   Our talented Ribbon Girls have been split into two teams and we're thrilled to announce that we have five new Ribbon Girls - please welcome:
Astrid Broer- Astrid is our current guest designer for May and joins us from The Netherlands. She was a previous Guest Designer and has now agreed to join our Colour Challenge team permanently
Debbie Dolphin - Debbie has been a Guest Designers in the past as well as a customer and she will join our Card Challenge team, she makes beautiful cards and we're so pleased that she's joining the team
Becky - Becky is a regular customer in the Ribbon Girl shop, she makes fabulous cards and her colouring is beautiful, plus she is another local girl who we will hopefully get to meet in real life :) Becky is joining our Card Challenge team
Jane M - Jane has been a regular customer since our online store opened and she has been a guest designer a number of times - we are delighted that she has now found the time to join us as a permanent member of the Colour Challenge team.
Andrea Budjack - Andrea makes gorgeous cards and projects and we are so thrilled that she said 'yes' to the invitation we sent her. She is joining our Colour Challenge team from across the pond :)

So ladies, please pop back on Sunday 20th May for details of our new May Colour Challenge - and find out who won the Pearls and Pins Giveaway and the Special Pink and Girlie Prize!
Mary G x


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Terrific Tuesday inspiration ......

We are delighted to share some fabulous projects by the Ribbon Girls  - if you need even more inspiration why not pop over to their personal blogs by clicking on their name .......
(the pearls and pins giveaway is further down .....)

Tab - Seam Binding, Cream Flat Lace, Mini Rose buds, Heart Pin, and Fine Cluny Lace

Mary used pink silky crush, ivory silk pearls, cream cluny lace and pretty blossoms

Tiets added seam binding and pearls to this lovely card

Beautiful crocheted brooch by Tab who added 32mm cream fine cluny lace, pearl buttons, cream and ivory satin ribbons and a brooch stick pin

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Jacqui added white flat lace, white scallop venice lace, blue satin ribbon and a hollow heart charm

All of the products mentioned are available from the Ribbon Girl online store

See you soon!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Pearls, pins and gems giveaway .....

Some more inspiration for you and to make your visit to The Ribbon Girls blog even more interesting, we have another lovely prize to give away to one lucky reader

To be in with a chance of winning this stunning collection please leave a comment and ensure you are a follower of this blog.  The prize consists of one packet each of self adhesive 5mm crystals; 5mm pearls in white, greens, pinks and lilacs; plus a packet of each of these pins: white hearts, white leaves, white teardrops, green leaves, and silver blue stars.  The winner will be picked at random and announced on Sunday 20th - when our May Colour Challenge begins!  
ps If the winner of the prize is in the UK we will add a packet of Union Jack Buttons, a large crown charm and a Union Jack charm

Now feast your eyes on these fabulous creations by the Ribbon Girls:

By Kim - who used tiny pom pom trim and some of the vintage lace (sorry ladies, it has has now sold out) - if you pop over to Kim's blog you will see the inside of this beautiful card which has seam binding, silk ribbon and pins

Tiets used cream cotton lace, cream seam binding, ivory button twine and pretty blossom flowers

Andrea used pink silk ribbon ivory button twine, peachy pink button, white opal liquid pearls and pink cotton lace on this very pretty round card

A beautiful baby card by Mandy using felt, heart pin and bluberry bakers twine

Happiness and Love

Lucy added 10mm aqua round head pins and paradise aqua seam binding to this stunning card - a beautiful card with a beautiful sentiment!

We're always looking for lovely things to add to the store and below we show some recent additions - we welcome suggestions for things you would like us to stock - please email Mary if there is something you can't find
38mm Dark Green/Ivory Striped Grosgrain  38mm Brown/Ivory Stripe Grosgrain 
17mm Cream Tulip Lace  25mm Cream Fine Cluny Lace 
 Football Boot Charm  Camper Van Charm 

See you soon Mary G x