Sunday, 19 March 2017

March 'Use any image Challenge' ............

Welcome to The Ribbon Girl March  'Use any Image' challenge - Anything goes so you can use any colour you like and use any image on your project - and it doesn't even have to be a card!! it can be any craft project - card, bag, tag, 3-D project, anything just as long as you include an image!    There will be 3 winners and we'll share your projects on the blog when we announce the winner.  Our design team and guest designers Annette and Jane have made some fabulous projects to inspire you!

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  Maja Design 'Life by the Sea' 6x6 Paper Pack

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs, a mystery prize!!

The challenge will run for two weeks and ends at 9PM on Saturday April 1st. Please use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to link your project. 


Annette  GDT

Annette used Pion Spring Meadow 12x12 paper, 15mm dusky blue satin, pink cherry blossom, white cosmos,cream, pale pink and blue open roses, white tiny rose buds, tiny red berries, 3mm ivory pearl string, 25mm faux hessian ribbon, 5mm s/a aqua crystals and glossy accents

Donna Used; Pion Images (Paris Flea Market) PD1621F, Maja design 'Summer Time' 6 x 6 paper Stack, 55mm 'Monique' White Guipure lace, 25mm Pink Mermaid Ribbon, FB 10mm White Square Pearl Trim, Scrapiniec Chipboard Lace Doily Border, Lily Assortment Pink, 25mm Pale Pink Wild Roses, 20mm Ivory Open Rose, Beaded Stamens Pink/White, White cheesecloth, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks, Natural Hemp Twine, Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Diamante Heart Top Loop Charm & Filigree Heart Charm Bronze/Brass Colour

Kat used Maja Design Sofiero 6x6 paper pad, 16mm pale pink ruffle edge sheer ribbon, ivory button twine, 10mm pale pink open roses, small butterfly charm, 3mm pale pink pearl stamens

Jane B  GDT

Jane used Lemoncraft 'House of Roses' 6x6 paper pad,  pale pink large rosebuds, pink/white cottage roses, 15mm steel small check gingham, Scrapiniec Chipboard Hearts, Medium Pink Trellis Roses, 3-6mm ivory flatback pearls and white top-stitch thread


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Winners of The Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge ....

Wow, thank you for all the fabulous entries crafters - 238!!  The winner of the first prize of  papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner of the first prize from

chosen by is number 52 Marieke

Marieke's pretty card

Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

is number 56  Anita
and this is Anita's lovely lilac card

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

is number 188 Crafty Natalie

and what a lovely card Natalie has made! 

All winners must claim their prizes within 7 days of this blog post, otherwise their prize will be forfeited.  The winner of the Maja Design prize must provide their telephone number and full postal address when claiming.  You can email me here

I hope you will all visit the blog again to join in with The Ribbon Girl March 'use any image' challenge!
see you soon,
Mary x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Card Challenge

We're bringing our Anything Goes Card Challenge to the blog today with 3 fabulous prizes and lots of fabulous inspiration from our Design Team

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner

Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

The challenge runs for 2 weeks until 9pm on Saturday 18th March, just use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to link up your project. The prizes are non-transferable and must be claimed within a week of being announced


Mary used Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6x6 paper pad, pale pink faux silk ribbon, off white organza rose trim, 6mm white flatback pearl, 25mm and 20mm pale pink open roses, miniature white blossoms.  The leaves are diecut and chalk-inked from ordinary and vellum paper


Kalina used: using pink organza rose trim, Frame Round Doily Lace Scrapiniec Chipboard,
Magnolia Pink Mix Flowers, Ballerina Blossoms Ivory White,Forget me Not Fabric Flowers, 3mm Pale Turquoise Satin


Andrea used: Pion 'pink fabric' 12x12 paper, white opal liquid pearls, pink organza rose trim, octagonal irridescent f/back trim, 5mm s/a pearls, pink twinkle ribbon, pearl teardrop pin, crystal pin, pearl cluster effect flatback.  


Katie used:  Maja Design paper 'Summer Time' 10mm miniature pale peach and ivory blossom flowes, Ivory button twine, 25mm natural colour faux  hessian ribbon, red tiny Ric Rac , 38mm white Phoebe Guipure lace, red Poppy flowers, 


Stacey used: Maja Design 'Coffee in the Arbour', 5mm Pearls, Ivory, Mesh Scrapiniec Chipboard, 38mm Ivory Silky Crush, Diamante Heart Top Loop Charm, Ivory Button Twine, Orchid Antique White Vintage Style Lace, Miniature Ivory Cream Blossom, Satin Rose Leaf, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, Lilac Lily Assortment, White Beaded Stamen, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, Round Head Pastel Small Pins on Wheel 


Tracy used: Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple, Hemp Natural Twine, Bird Cage with Heart, Sky Mauve Lilac Seam Binding, Vintage Mid-Violet (Purple Plum) 15mm Roses, Ivory 10mm Open Rose, Rose Leaf Mulberry Paper Green


Gina used: Galeria ‘As if in a Dream’ Retro Paper, Ivory White Ballerina Blossom, Large Yellow Rose Buds, Beaded White Stamen, 4mm Pearl White Trim, 6mm Flat Back Pearl, Oval clear Diamante Embellishment, 25mm Pale Lemon Satin Berisford Ribbon, 12mm Leah White Scallop Flat Lace, Diamante Silver Butterfly Gem, 38mm Charlotte Elizabeth Vintage White Lace, Cosmos Daisy Flower White, Small Lemon Blossom.


Jane used: 55m Emma Ivory Guipure lace, cheesecloth, Big Branches Scrapiniec chipboard set, 50mm Diamante No. 9, Antique Blue cherry blossoms, pale pink roses, white button twine, 25mm Deborah fine cluny lace, bronze butterfly charm, Stardust Stickles.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Winners of The Ribbon Girl February 'Use any Image' Challenge ....

once again, we were very pleased to see so many gorgeous entries to the challenge - an amazing 237 entries!!   The winner of the first prize, drawn at random, is number 198

that's you Emgoescardmaking 

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

this is Em's gorgeous Magnolia card!!
Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

The winner is No. 119 Rosina 

Rosana has made this beautiful card!
The winner of the third prize is number 39 Linda Simpson
Third prize:  A mystery prize from Marianne Designs

Here is Linda's card which has a sewing theme - very nice card Linda!
All prizes must be claimed within 7 days of this blog post by emailing Mary.

I hope you will all join us at 9am on Sunday 5th March for The Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge! There is some fabulous inspiration from our talented DT and GDT's so you're sure to be inspired to get card making!

see you soon,
Mary x