Sunday, 29 July 2012

Giveaway ...

There are some gorgeous new products in the Ribbon Girl store today and I've got some to giveaway!

These fabulous Mini Makes kits from Rose Cottage Kits are exclusive to the Ribbon Girl and come in a range of pretty colours. They are perfect to use, give or giftwrap as they would make lovely gifts for a crafty friend or family member

If you would like to win this Lavender Mini Makes kit simply make sure that you follow our blog and then leave us a comment so we can find you if you win.  There is another Mini Makes kit giveaway on our Facebook page - double the chances to win!  The giveaways will both close at 9PM UK time on Saturday

Andrea x
This collection is now closed

Winners Day ...

Hello, hello it's Sunday again and we have a few winners to announce!

The winner of the Colour Challenge 21 is ..................................

Joni (congratulations, please contact us to collect your prizes)

and the Top 3 are ............

We hope that you'll take the Top 3 badge from our sidebar for your blogs


The winner of Gail's fabulous creations is ................

Please contact us to claim your prize


Check back later on for another giveaway of some of the new products that we're putting into the Ribbon Girl shop today

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

More gorgeous Ribbon Girl projects .......

You have until 28th July to get your projects in for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - full details here - and there are a few days left to enter the Small World give away here  -  in the meanwhile we wanted to show you more projects by the mega talented Ribbon Girl Design Team - there are quite a few so get comfy and have a cuppa while you b rowse these wonderful creations featuring products from The Ribbon Girl online store

Mandy made this pretty card embellished with felt, lace and top stitch thread - and in the background, a beautiful pin cushion with felt, lace, buttons, twine and pins

Tab made this fabulous multi layered card featuring Tilda with Magnolia and added
Pleated Organza Ribbon, Lace Bias Binding, Resin Flower, Crown Pin, Pearls and Cluny Lace.

Dawny P is getting ready for Christmas here with a fabulous card featuring a new LOTV stamp, gingham ribbon, polka dot button, black button twine, self adhesive pearls, pink carnations and pearl string

Becky made this lovely card for her daughter and used top top stitch thread, glitter organza and 8mm self adhesive heart pearls.

Jane used cream/black gingham ribbon, a pink polka dot button, top stitch thread and some button twine on this cute card.

Astrid designed this beautiful wall hanging using White vintage seambinding, White Flate Lace and 38mm White Guipure Lace

Tiets is catching butterflies here - she used various lace, Tile Blue seam binding, ivory button twine and self adhesive pearls

Lucy made this adorable card and added cream seam binding behind that beautiful flower embellishment


and to finish here are two cards by Andrea, who used the same Tilda with Daisy image, but shown in different colours - the first has a Zva pearl flourish, pearl teardrop pins, ivory concertina ribbon and ivory organza beaded rose ribbon

this one in pink features tiny pom pom trim, beaded organza rose ribbon, hat and laf pins,
and some Zva clear crystal lines

We'll be back at the weekend with the name of winner of the July Colour Challenge and the amazing Bird Sculpture and Wall Art give away  -  thank you so much for all your lovely comments on our Facebook Page

See you soon, Mary G x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

It's a small world ........

Mega talented Ribbon Girl DT member Gail said we could offer her fabulous 'It's a small World' sculpture plus her amazing piece of wall art as a give away prize .... thank you Gail!
So many of the best athletes in the world are here in the UK at the moment for the forthcoming Olympic Games, it really is a 'small world'

Gail used blue star pins, wool felt, baby blue mixed buttons, self adhesive pearls, blue medium pom pom trim, 4mm white pearl string, seam binding, blue cotton lace - all available from here
here is a photo of what Gail started with:

this is what Gail started with

here is the bird on wheels sculpture

and this is the bird wall art

all you have to do to be included in the draw is to leave a comment and we will pick the winner at random on Saturday 28th July

Don't forget to visit the Ribbon Girl facebook page each day for more inspiration from the Ribbon Girl design team and news of new or re-stocked products.
see you soon, Mary G x

Friday, 20 July 2012

Winners of the special sparkly give away ......

The winners of the special sparkly giveaway prizes to celebrate all of the gorgeous new sparkly spacers, gems and embellishments available in the Ribbon Girl online store are:

Ribbon Girl Blog Giveaway:

Ribbon Girl Facebook Giveaway:

contact us soon Jennifer and Diana to claim your prizes!

and don't forget there is still a week left to get your entries in for the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge No 21 - scroll down for more details!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Colour Challenge 21 ...

Here we are again with a fabulous new colour challenge for the month of July but more of that later. First we need to announce the winners of our July card challenge and also introduce some new Ribbon Girls to the team

Our card challenge for July was to create a 'girlie card' and we had some amazing entries, we tried to get around everyone to leave a comment but due to a family illness and lots of hospital visiting we struggled a little so we apologise to those who we didn't get to leave a comment with - everyone went into the draw to win the prizes though

The winner of the July Card Challenge is:

(please contact us to claim your prizes of £10 voucher for the Ribbon Girl online store and a stamp of your choice from Lili of the Valley)

and our top 3 entries are:

(we hope you'll take the Top 3 badge from our sidebar and add it to your blogs)

We have a new Design Team member joining our team today, we'd like to welcome Liz Armstrong! Liz makes the most beautiful cards and papercrafted items and we were both thrilled when we sent her an email to ask if she might be interested in joining our team and she replied yes! We've loved her creations for a long time and she is going to make a great addition to our team. Many of you will know Liz from her own fabulous business Pink Petticoat as she is the designer behind all those amazing digital downloads, papers, image stamps and trendy sentiments - we're sure you'll agree she is a very talented lady and we're so pleased that she is going to play with the Ribbon Girls!

We've also got another Guest Designer (and regular customer) to introduce you to  - Teresa! We both love Teresa's cards, her colouring and her eye for detail and we are so pleased that she is joining us as this months guest


Our colour challenge this month is inspired by this photograph

As usual we have 2 prizes for one randomly drawn winner from the Ribbon Girl, a gorgeous aqua ribbon kit and from our very generous friends Laila and Lisa at Lili Of The Valley, a £10 voucher to spend in their online store

To enter the challenge simply create a project using the challenge colours, blog about it mentioning us then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to leave a direct link to your project

The challenge will close at 9PM UK time on Saturday 28th July


Our Design Team have created so many gorgeous projects to inspire you, all of the products they have used are available from the Ribbon Girl store:

By Teresa (GDT)

(Blue cotton lace, blue openweave, diamante heart charm with side loop)

By Liz

(Seam Binding, Button Twine, Adhesive Pearls, Pearl Button Mixture)

By Gail

(woolfelt, medium pompom trim, cotton lace, pearl string, star pins, buttons, adhesive pearls)

(woolfelt, medium pompom trim, cotton lace, pearl string, star pins, buttons, adhesive pearls, seambinding)
By Astrid

(Satin ribbon, organza rose ribbon, button twine, cherry blossom flower, snowflake charm, cotton lace)

By Jane M

(Gingham ribbon, polka dot button and stick on gems)

By Mandy

(Medium Pom Pom, Jute Mesh, Resin Flat Back Flowers, Pale Blue Silk Ribbon,  Pastel Pearlised Teardrop Pin, Button Twine, Aqua Round Head Pin)

By Mary

(Pleated scrunched organza, satin, adhesive pearls, button, bakers twine, pretty blossoms, carnations and daisy)

(Satin ribbon, lace edge bias binding, guipure lace, tiny ricrac, medium polka dot button, pins)

By Tab
(Seam Binding, Resin Flowers, Scissor and Sewing Machine Charms, Vintage Cluny Lace, Spotty Grosgrain Ribbon, Crown Pin, and Pleated Crush Organza)

(Button Twine, Medium Pom-Pom, Wool Felt, Teardrop Pins)

By Kath

(Crazy Mesh, Jute mesh, Ruffle Edge, Open Weave, Small Polka Dot Buttons, Small Striped Buttons, Pretty Blossoms, Butterfly Charm)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Special Sparkly Giveaway ......

We have some fabulous new diamante circle spacers in the store today together with a selection of jewels and brads that go in the centre to create the most deliciously sparkly embellishments.  They are so new that even the ribbon girls haven't been able to create with them yet but we did have a little play whilst we were taking the photographs for the store

The spacers (clear diamante set in a silver metal coloured chrome base) are available in 3 sizes and are sold singly. Pair them with flat backed jewels in a selection of pretty colours, ivory pearl or coloured pearl brads or our 5mm pearls and crystals to make fully customisable sparkling embellishments for all of your crafting requirements

To celebrate the arrival of these new embellishments we thought we would have a sparkling giveaway with TWO prizes and TWO chances to win

(each prize has 2 of each size of diamante circle spacers as well as a selection of flat jewels plus 1 metre of 38mm silver lame and 1 metre of 12mm silver lame ribbons, 5mm self adhesive crystal embellishments, self adhesive clear sparkly hearts, round and heart shaped diamante buckles, crystal leaves, clear dewdrops, sparkly flower shaped buttons plus )

How to win

Giveaway 1 - make sure you are a follower of our blog and then leave a comment on this blog post

Giveaway 2 - Like our new Facebook Page! We now have our own Ribbon Girl Facebook Page so that we can keep you up to date with all the new arrivals in the Ribbon Girl store as well as sharing news of our giveaways and challenges and the fabulous creations our Design Team make

You can find our Facebook page here:

Both giveaways will close at 9PM (UK time) on Friday 20th July and a winner from each will be drawn randomly


Magnolia inspiration ...

As promised, we have a lot more projects from our very talented Design Team and today there are quite a few featuring the lovely Tilda from Magnolia Stamps - all of the products mentioned are available from The Ribbon Girl online store - why not pop over and have a look, we have some lovely new products in stock!

By Tiets who added white zig zag lace, white organza spot ribbon, white tulle, 4mm pearl string and self adhesive pearls

By Tab:  White Cotton Zig Zag Lace, Pretty Blossoms, Pearls, Bakers Twine and Crown Pin.

on the card below Tab used 40mm blue pleated organza, blue floral bias binding with lace, ivory resin flat backs, white carnations, cherry blossom and some decorative pins

Astrid:  White vintage seambinding, 25mm White Flate Lace Polyester, 38mm White Guipure Lace.

Andrea used white teardrop pins, a Zva pearl flourish and ivory pearl rose organza trim

Debbie used pleated ribbon, 32mm cream lace, button twine, pearl organza rose ribbon (which she dyed! it looks so pretty Debbie) a sewing machine and scissors charm

Mary used 15mm pale lime satin ribbon, ivory concertina pleated ribbon, cream cluny cotton lace, pearls, white pretty blossom and stardust stickles

The sparkly give away I promised isn't ready to photograph yet ..... but please call by later in the day - I'm  sure you won't be disappointed!
See you then, Mary G x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Midweek inspiration .........

It's always such a pleasure to show you the fantastic projects made by our Ribbon Girls - we'll be back on Friday with a super selection of creations all featuring Magnolia stamps - so please pop back then for more ideas and inspiration on how to use the products from the Ribbon Girl online store
and I can feel a nice sparkly give away coming on .......... but you'll have to wait until Friday :)
Oh and don't forget there is still plenty of time to enter our July Card Challenge - A Girlie Card - click here for more information - there is a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store and a stamp of the winners choice generously donated by the lovely Laila and Lisa at Lili of the Valley!


These two cards by DawnyP  feature Mulberry White Daisies, 16mm Aqua Open Weave Ribbon and white crazy mesh fabric, 16mm pale turquoise satin ribbon, aqua small polka dot button

Mandy used ivory jute, wool felt and blue self adhesive pearls  on this blue and white birthday card and on these gorgeous tags baby blue button mix, more blue Self-adhesive Pearls , some lace, S eam Binding, and Natural Jute Button Twine

On this beautiful card Mandy added a white mulberry daisy and green top stitch thread - so elegant Mandy!


Lucy used cream seam binding and a medium crown pin on this pretty card

Jane used a pink polka dot button, natural twine and some 22mm cream and black check ribbon on this very cute card

See you again on Friday with some fabulous Magnolia projects!
Mary G x