Sunday, 29 January 2012

Fabulous Giveaway ...

Today we have a special guest sponsor on the Ribbon Girl blog, my lovely friend Jacque Larsen. Jacque is a very talented digital designer who creates fabulous paper pieces for digital and hybrid craft projects.

"My name is Jacque Larsen, I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have 4 beautiful kiddos ranging in ages from 7-16. I have been a digital designer for 4 years now. All of my 'paper pieces' are really JUST THAT! PAPER! Each product is hand painted, hand cut then pieced to create adorable digital products! My designs are ideal for scrapbooking, card making, home schooling and other fun hybrid projects! My style is very different from what you tend to see around the digital community. The detail and textures of each paper pieces make your pages and projects come to life! I am currently looking for card and craft makers to join my Creative Team! If you are interested in applying contact me at Thanks to Andrea and 'The Ribbon Girl' for having me and giving me a moment to shine. Isn't the online community amazing! I love having friends who support me and share their craftiness with me, yet live on the other side of the world! Technology is so fun! -J"

Jacque and the Ribbon Girl are having a joint giveaway this week.  All you have to do is leave us a comment on the blog and you might be able to win a $20 dollar giftcard to Jacque's store as well as a ribbon and embellishment bundle from the Ribbon Girl

I can tell you from personal experience that Jacque is one of the nicest, friendliest and most supportive designers I've known and I spent a happy couple of years on her Creative Team playing with her paper pieces so if you fancy having a go I would definitley recomend getting in touch with Jacque 

I have been playing with Jacque's paper pieces for many years and she kindly let me loose in her store again where I picked up a few new goodies

10 Things number doodles by Jacque
Sunday Morning paper pack by Jacque
Copics, sentiment stamp and kraft cardstock

Sunday Morning element pack by Jacque
Sunday Morning paper pack by Jacque

My Stick Family doodle pack by Jacque
Sunday Morning paper pack by Jacque
Ribbon, twine and star charm from Ribbon Girl

My Stick Family doodle pack by Jacque
Sunday Morning paper pack by Jacque
Ribbon and charm from Ribbon Girl

If you would like to keep uptodate on what Jacque is doing and find out when she releases new paper pieced goodies then you can sign up to her newsletter here, read her blog here and follow her on Facebook here.

Jacque has also given all of our blog readers a discount code to recieve 40% of an order in her store, just add TRG_40 to the discount box when you check out (code expires 2/29/12)

That's all for now, remember you just need to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning both prizes and the giveaway will close next Sunday February 5th (9PM UK time)

Love Andrea x

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Colour Challenge Winner and Top 3 ...

The winner of our Pink and Blue colour challenge is ....

That's you if your name is Jeanette!

Please email us Jeanette to claim your prize.

After a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing and trying hard to narrow the choice down to just three we have our top 3 of the challenge

Please take our Top 3 badge from the sidebar ladies and you should all come back tomorrow as we are having another fabulous giveaway, something a little bit different :)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Sunday Giveaway ...

Have You Heard??

Aren't these just the sweetest little woolfelt mice pin cushions??  Our very talented Design Team member Gail made them for the current pink and blue colour challenge - that challenge runs for another week by the way so there is lots of time to enter your pink and blue projects, check out this post for all the details.

Anyway, back to the mice ... as they've told you they're looking for a new home. Whilst they love living here at Ribbon Girl HQ they are adventurous mice and would like to travel and see new places ... so we're giving them away.

If you would like to win one of the mouse pin cushions plus a selection of the Ribbon Girl's favourite decorative pins then just leave us a comment telling us where the mice would be travelling to on their adventures to you and we'll pick out 4 winners at random next Sunday (29th January)

Gail's supplies for making mice:

Love Mary and Andrea x

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Colour Challenge No 15 ...... Blue and Pink

Hi, today we have the start of a new colour challenge here at the Ribbon Girl blog. 

The challenge for January is to create a new project (please no backlinking) using the colours of pink and blue and we have two fabulous prizes for one randomly drawn winner.

The lovely girls at Lili Of The Valley are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the LOTV online store ...

... and we have a gorgeous prize of ribbons, lace, trim, flowers and buttons from the Ribbon Girl

As usual our rules are simple - create a new project using the colours of this challenge, blog about it mentioning our challenge then link us up using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The challenge will run until January 28th at 9PM (UK time) when the winner will be chosen at random and we will also show the projects made by the 'I was top 3 at the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge' badge winners.    Before we show you the beautiful projects that our Design Team have created  using various ribbons, lace, twine, buttons, charms, felt, flourishes and embellishments from the Ribbon Girl, we want to introduce our Guest Designer Lorraine 

How long have you crafted for?
I have been crafting since as long as I remember, hand sewing clothes for my dolls when I was really little but started cardmaking 5 years ago. I dabbled in cross stitch, pottery, glass painting, mosaics but then a cardmaking craft shop opened here and it was like a calling,,, I had found my niche :-)
What is your favourite type of card to make?

I don't have a favourite type really, I feel that I still have alot to learn and I will have a go at anything but I do think easel cards are extra special :-)
Your favourite colour combination to work with?
My favourite colour is blue but I love all colours and it really depends upon what the card need and what occasion/person it is for.
How often do you craft?
Every day unless I am away on holiday. I just LOVE it :-)
Do you have a tidy desk or a messy desk?
VERY messy, I did try to tidy it once and couldn't find anything so I gave up doing that ! :-)
Do you listen to music when you craft, and if so, what type?
Not really, but I should !! I have an ipod and don't know how to use it !! Will have to sort it out :-)
Do you prefer to buy the latest fashion 'must have' OR craft stash?
Oh craft stash every time ,,, I never even think about clothes now !! I live in jogging bottoms and when I 'dress up' it's usually jeans !
What is your favourite occasion to make a card for?
I think that would have to be New Baby :-) always sooo cute and such a happy occasion.
What type of crafts do you do other than papercrafts?
I mentioned a few earlier ,, but they have all taken a back seat ! I don't really do any other crafts now ,, there are always DT deadlines to meet ! :-)

... and here are Lorraine's gorgeous projects

The rest of the Design Team projects:


Have fun, Mary and Andrea x

Monday, 9 January 2012

Belated winner of our November Jingle All the Way .....

We are so sorry that we did not announce the winner of the 25th November Jingle all the Way to Christmas Challenge - this was when Andrea was out of action with her slipped disc, and we are very grateful to Hazel for reminding us that we still had to pick the winner - thanks Hazel!

The winner was chosen by and is  No 118

that's you Imke - please email us with your details so we can send you your prize of a Ribbon Girl Mini Ribbon Kit

Sunday, 8 January 2012

And the two winners are ...................

The winner of the Ribbon Girl Red/Black/Cream colour challenge No 14 is No 18  - that's you

You win a red mini ribbon kit, a black mini ribbon kit, a £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley to spend in their online store AND the glorious red/black/cream mug rug made by the multi talented Ribbon Girl Gail!
Wow - a bumper prize Corrie, so email us as soon as you can with your address etc and we will get your prize in the mail to you!

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Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments you left us to celebrate reaching 1,000 followers!!  We have picked a winner at random from the comments left on the blog, and it is you
Please email us and we'll send your voucher

Congratulations to the two winners!!
We'll be back next Sunday, 15th January with the details of our 15th Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge and we've got a fab prize up for grabs!
See you soon, Mary G x

Thursday, 5 January 2012

WhooHooo ........ 1000 Followers Giveaway!

WhooHoooooo we have 1000 followers to our Ribbon Girl blog and to celebrate we're giving away two £10 giftvouchers to the Ribbon Girl online store

Our 1000th follower was Naomi so if you could contact us we'll arrange to send you your gift voucher and the other gift voucher will be picked at random from everyone who leaves a comment on this post, you need to be a follower of this blog but other than this anyone can enter worldwide :) 
 If you aren't a follower then simply join by clicking the link in the sidebar

Please leave your comments by Sunday evening 9PM (UK time)

Mary & Andrea

Sunday, 1 January 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ........................

We would like to thank our very talented Design Team for all their fabulous creations during 2011 and our customers for their orders and for joining in with all of the Ribbon Girl colour challenges and give aways during 2011 (and just to remind you the red/black/cream colour challenge see below, will run until next Sunday so you still have time to enter)

We wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful 2012
and here are a few cards Andrea and Mary have made over the Christmas and New Year holiday

'Celebrate' by Andrea who used a  Hanglar image coloured with Copics and embellished her card with a Zva flourish, large white pom pom trim, pearl hat pins, 32mm cream vintage style lace and oloroso seam binding

'Happy NewYear' by Mary who used a Magnolia image coloured with Copics on a background of Pion papers and she embellished her card with a variety of leaves cut with Magnolia doohickey dies, mulberry flowers distressed with tea dye ink, a pearl hat pin, cream cluny lace, peach colour satin edge sheer in two widths

'Thank You' by Andrea who used a fabulous tree die from Lil Inker Designs, black gingham ribbon, dark brown pencil stripe ribbon and sentiment from Papertrey Ink - photographed against a background of Pion papers, our current favourite

All ribbons, flowers, flourishes, pom pom trim, lace and pins are from

Thanks once again and Happy New Year!
Mary and Andrea xx