Sunday, 19 August 2012

August Colour Challenge ...

Hello and welcome to our August Colour Challenge. This month we want to see what you create using the colours pink, lilac, blue, green and tangerine

We have a gorgeous inspiration photograph to help kick start your creativity and of course some fabulous creations from our Design Team

Our lovely friends from Lili Of The Valley are once again giving our winner a £10 voucher to spend in their online store - there is a new launch of Christmas stamps coming out this week so perfect timing for someone to win a voucher to spend!

Ribbon Girl are also giving our winner a beautiful yellow ribbon kit


Our rules are very simple - create a new project using the challenge colours, blog about it mentioning this challenge then come back and link us to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. Please be fair to the other entrants and don't backlink to old projects, this is meant to be fun for everyone!

Our Design Team have made some gorgeous projects (all the lovely products they have used can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store) and they have been joined by a new Guest Designer - we are so pleased to welcome the very talented Mel Fletcher as our guest designer for the August colour challenge - I'm sure most of you will already know Mel and this is her gorgeous card:

By Mel
(Mel used: medium pompom, twill, cherry blossom and daisyflowers, flower charm, lace and button twine)

By Jane M 

(Jane used: saddlestitch and ruffle edge ribbons, polka dot button, carnation, cherry blossom and pretty blossom flowers, ahesive pearls)

By Astrid

(Astrid used: seam binding, grosgrain ribbon and lace)

By Kath

(Kath used: seam binding, daisy, pretty blossom and carnation flowers, polka dot buttons, decorative pins and jute mesh)

(Andrea used: tiny ricrac, sequins, felt, brooch back)

By Mandy

(Mandy used: Seam Binding, Felt (under daisy), Natural Soft Hessian Mesh, Daisy flower and decorative pins)

By Tab

(Tab used: Wool Felt, Striped Buttons, Spotty Buttons, Sparkly Button, Plain Button, Brooch Back, Velvet Ribbon, Lace Edge Bias Binding, and Embroidery Cotton)

By Gail

(Gail used: medium pompom, twill stripe, cotton lace, pleated satin, polka dot buttons, decorative pins, bakers twine, felt and faux diamante mesh)

(Andrea used: Cherry Blossom Flower, Celery Green Twill Stripe Ribbon)

By Liz
(Liz used: Natural Button Twine & Mixed Button Packs)

Saturday, 18 August 2012

August Card Challenge Winner ...

Hi, we had such a lot of lovely entries into our Bingo challenge for the August Card Challenge. Thank you to everyone who entered and also to our lovely sponsors Lili Of The Valley (stamp of choice) and Ribbon Girl (£10 voucher)

Our randomly chosen winner is ...

Please contact us Christine to claim your prizes

Tomorrow is the start of our monthly colour challenge so keep your eyes on the blog in the morning :)

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Gold Giveaway - WINNER ...

Click here for the Ribbon Girl August Card Challenge - it's a bingo game - you can choose any line up, down, across or diagonal - it doesn't close until 9PM (UK time) on Saturday 18th August

and a stamp of your choicer from

Wow, what a week! When we began the Gold Giveaway team GB had 21 gold medals and now we have 28 Gold, 15 Silver and 19 Bronze. Well done Team GB, you've certainly given the Ribbon Girls something to shout about these past two weeks

Our winner is Chanelle

Please contact us Chanelle to claim your prize

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

GOLD giveaway to celebrate Team GB ....


Wow - we're so proud of the fabulous performance by everyone on the Great Britain 2012 Olympic Team - whether they won a medal or not - all of the competitors, coaches, mentors, scorers, volunteers, every one of them - that we're offering a fabulous Gold Giveaway to celebrate the 21 Gold Medals (that was the total as at 17.37 gmt on Tuesday 7th August 2012)  and who knows how many still to come!!

All you have to do is make sure you are a follower of the Ribbon Girl blog, mention our give away on your blog and leave us a comment - the winner will be picked at random and announced on Saturday 11th August - good luck!  The prize includes a pack of gold/yellow felt, gold glitter ribbon, gold lame, gold cord, golden yellow gingham, honey gold satin and gold hat pins.  We will post the prize anywhere in the world (the Ribbon Girl August card challenge is the next post down )

Good luck!
Mary and Andrea x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

August Card Challenge

Hello! Can you believe that we're into August already? Before we know it summer will be over and we'll be into the rundown to Christmas (a few of our Design Team have already started on the Christmas cards!)  As always our Monthly Card Challenge is sponsored by the Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher as well as our lovely friends Lili Of The Valley who will give the winner a stamp of their choice from the Lili Of The Valley store - it's a good time to stock up on your Christmas stamps too :)

This months challenge is a bingo challenge - simply select 3 items in a line (up, down, across or diagonal) from the bingo board, create a new card (no backlinking please) blog about it mentioning our challenge then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your card

The challenge will run for two weeks and will close at 9PM (UK time) on Saturday 18th August

As always our fabulous Ribbon Girl Design Team have made beautiful cards to inspire you, all the products they have used have come from the Ribbon Girl online store
Becky (ribbon, pearls and image)
Becky used: Faux silk, adhesive pearls, lace
Tiets (ribbon, pearls, image)

Tiets used: Seam binding, bakers twine, crown pins, diamante spacer
Lucy (flower, bow, button)
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Lucy used:  Mulberry Daisy, Cream Seam Binding and Twine.
Jane (ribbon, pearls, image)

Jane used: Rustic gingham, adhesive pearls
Debbie Dolphin (ribbon, bow, twine)

Debbie used: Twine, Pom Pom Trim, Lace and Pink Ribbon
Dawny P - (who managed to use all of them!!)

Dawny used: Lace, satin ribbon, button twine, polka dot button, snowflake charm, silk flower, cherry blossom flower
Mary G (ribbon, flowers, charm)

Mary used: lace, diamante buckle, carnation flowers, crushed taffeta, charm, button twine, stickles
Andrea - (pearls, bow, lace)
Andrea used: Lace, satin ribbon, pearl hearts, heart pins
Kim (ribbon, pearls and image)

Kim used: seam binding, tulle, brown sugar divine bakers twine, church window guipure, pearl rose organza, ivory resin embellishments, cloud charm, pearl pins, buttons, satin ribbon roses, pearls ivory
Jo (image, buttons and twine)

Jo used: Polka dot button, ivory button, button twine, portion of a crown pin and a pearl

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mini Makes Giveaway - Winner!

Hello, hello we are a little later than we should have been announcing the winner of our Mini Makes giveaway but we have been cheering Team GB at the Olympics in front of our television and got carried away!!

But, our winner of the Mini Makes giveaway is ..............

Please contact us Karin so we can send you your prize and if you liked our Facebook page and entered the giveaway on Facebook then check out the page as we have another winner over there and if you didn't win then why not pop over to the Ribbon Girl store and treat yourself