Sunday, 17 September 2017

September 'Any Image' Challenge ...

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl  'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project, card, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.    We are delighted to welcome Lorraine Bailey and Fleur Pearson as our Guests and they, together with the rest of the design team have made some fabulous projects to inspire you!  We hope you will join in with this challenge.  There will be 2 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners on Saturday 30th September  - let's take a look at the prizes

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk

Second prize:  2 Christmas Mini Packs of 6x6 Paper of the winners choice from  The Ribbon Girl


Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link your cards and be entered into the prize draw, the challenge runs until 9PM (UK time) on Saturday September 30th. Prizes are non transferable (Ribbon Girl voucher does not include postage to your country) and must be claimed within 7 days of it being announced on the blog

Our Design Team ladies have made some stunning cards to inspire you, please visit their own social media (links in their name) to check out all the details and remember that all the products listed below each card can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store.
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by Lorraine Bailey  GDT




(Lorraine used: Pion 12" papers Flowers of Provence, Autumn Berries (Ivory/Purple/Grape), 40mm Daisy White Mulberry, 10mm Lilac open roses, White Small Blossom , 10mm lilac open rose, Liquid Pearls White opal)

by Fleur  Pearson (GDT)




Fleur used papers from the Maja Design 'Sofiero' 6x6 pad, Unicorn Charm, Iced Lime Seam Binding,Pink Anemone,Off-White Carnations Pink Rose Buds, and white Cheesecloth,

by Tracy



(Tracy used: Mini Pack of 'Merry Little Christmas' 6x6 papers, bronze tiny pine cone charms, round 15mm glitter flatback, Faux Hessian Natural Ribbon, and ivory hemp)


by Chantal



(Chantal used: Maja Design Denim & FriendsPeach Open rose 20mm40mm Daisy Pale TerracottaDaisy Centre Burnt OrangeFrench Veil Ivory 50cmx25cmLeaves, green, paper pack of 10Beaded Stamen Mocha35mm Burgundy Mulberry Rose10mm Cream open rose25mm Whit/Pink Daisy GuipureRose Organza Pale Ivory trimScrapiniec chipboard100mm Camillia Ivory Flat lace)

by Kat



by Andrea


(Andrea used: papers from the spots and checks 6x6 paper pack, decorative flower and heart pins (tinted with Copic marker), lilac spotty button, natural hemp twine, white opal liquid pearls, stardust stickles and satin edge sheer ribbon)

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Winners of The Ribbon Girl September Card Challenge ...

Thank you for all the lovely cards entered into the challenge.  The winners of the September card challenge are shown below and if you are a winner you should make contact with me by email  within 7 days of this blog post

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

 

The winner, chosen by random.org is no 131
that's you Pillan   We need a telephone number as well as your full address Pillan
 
This is Pillan's lovely card
 
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Second prize
  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

 
The winner of the 2nd prize is No 91

This is Sharon's gorgeous card - with beautiful handmade flowers!
 
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Third Prize
  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV

 
The winner of the LOTV stamp is No 157
and that's you Marieke

Here is Marieke's devilishly pretty card!
 
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I hope you will all join in with The Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge which starts at 9am on Sunday 17th September
 
Mary x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

September Card Challenge ...

Hello and welcome back to the Ribbon Girl challenges after our summer break. It's the first Sunday of the month so we have our 'Anything Goes' CARD challenge - anything goes as long as it's a card.  We have our regular sponsors offering three fabulous prizes:

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


Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link your cards and be entered into the prize draw, the challenge runs until 9PM (UK time) on Saturday September 16th. Prizes are non transferable (Ribbon Girl voucher does not include postage to your country) and must be claimed within 7 days of it being announced on the blog

Our Design Team ladies have made some stunning cards to inspire you, please visit their own social media (links in their name) to check out all the details and remember that all the products listed below each card can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store.
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by Tracy


(Tracy used: 20mm pink open roses, a pearl and diamante flower embellishment, ivory hemp twine, ivory cream 20mm paper roses, a medium key painted with acrylic, pink small blossom flowers and 5mm pearls)

by Mary


Mary used: Pion 'The Night Before Christmas' images, Maja Design 'Life in the Country' 6x6 paper, 6mm ivory pearl flatback trim, 10mm ivory flower flatback trim, 3mm double sided sticky tape, and Stardust Stickles, 25mm Silvery Pearl Sparkle ribbon, a five-petal pearl and diamante embellishment, ivory hemp twine, 35mm burgundy rose, ivory/green speckled autumn berries, cream hip rose)

by Gina


(Gina used: Vintage Lilac Open Rose, 30mm Pale Pink wild Rose, White Square Pearl Trim, 25mm Pale Fuchsia Plain Sheer Ribbon, 50mm Diana White Guipure Lace, Autumn Berries (Ivory, Purple, Grape), White Beaded Stamen, Pion Lavender Bouquet 6 x 6 paper, Lilac Ballerina blossom, Pale Lilac Cosmos Daisy, Hollow Heart Charm, Round Amethyst Diamante Flatback, Stardust Stickles)

by Cindy


(Cindy used Liquid Pearls Platinum, 38mm Vintage Ivory Fluted Edge Sheer, 3mm Sticky Tape, Stickles Stardust Ranger ink, round n15mm ivory pearl, cheesecloth, 10mm mocha open roses, 10mm ivory open roses, miniature pale blue blossom, 45mm Bethany Ivory Guipere lace, 30mm Blue Wild rose, Rolled Paper Flowers Dusky Blue Kort & Godt)




(Stacey used: 38mm Pale Pink Silky Crush, 10mm 'Darlene' White Guipure Lace, Frilled/Gathered White Tulle Trim, Cheesecloth WHITE, White Pearl S/A 104 Assorted Sizes, White Double Row Trim, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, Round Head Pastel Pins Short, Hip Rose Bud Ivory, Tiny White Rosebuds, Anemone Pink, 10mm White/Pink 2-tone Open Rose, 20mm White/Baby Pink Open Rose, Poppy Pink, Magnolia Ivory White Flowers, Beaded Stamen White/White, 20mm Pale Pink Open Rose)

by Linda


(Andrea used: 'Spring' by Echo Park 6x6 paper pad, pale pink satin ribbon, pink striped button, natural hemp twine, heart pin, crystal pin, stardust stickles)

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Friday, 1 September 2017

Winners of The Ribbon Girl 'Maja Design' Denim & Friends giveaway ......

 
We liked reading your comments so much we have added an extra little prize!  Winners  must email me within 7 days of this blog post with their full mailing address to claim their prizes
 
The first prize of a collection of double sided designs of Maja Design 'Denim & Friends' 12x12 heavyweight papers goes to
 
who said: 
Wow what a giveaway Mary & Andrea. I just adore Maja papers as the quality of Maja is second to none. I would be have a field day making all sorts with all these.
Thankyou for the chance of winning xx
   
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The smaller, second prize of 1 pack of  6"x 6" Maja Design double sided Maja Design 'Shades of Denim' Monochrome heavyweight papers has been won by
 
who said:
Wow, what gorgeous papers and beautiful cards for inspiration! I would love to create a handmade photo frame with these papers, they are just amazing! So many cards to create with them too as they're suitable for both genders. Enjoy your summer and thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize. XOX Lucy
 
Crafters I hope you have all had a lovely Summertime - here in the UK the children are back to school after this weekend and the lovely ladies on our Design Team will be inspiring you here on the blog on 
Sunday 3rd September at 9am for The Ribbon Girl September Card Challenge!
 
see you then,
 
Mary x

 


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Giveaway of Maja Designs 'Denim & Friends' collection ...

 While our design team continue to enjoy their August break, and The Ribbon Girl store is closed for their Summer holiday, we have a fabulous giveaway for you 

A collection of 24 double sided designs of Maja Design 'Denim & Friends' 12x12 heavyweight papers
One lucky crafter will be chosen at random on 31st August - all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you would like to make with this fabulous prize.  Denim & Friends is one of my favourites and is very versatile being suitable for papercraft projects for ladies and gents - here are three projects to give you an idea

A birthday card made by Mary
Gift Bag 

Card by Stacie Schofield
Happy crafting everyone and enjoy the Summer
Mary xx
 



Winner of The Ribbon Girl lace giveaway ............


The winner of the Lace Giveaway, chosen at random, is

Eve Maynard

Eve, please email me with your mailing address and I will send your lace to you.

happy crafting and don't miss the next giveaway here later this morning!

Mary xx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Lace giveaway at The Ribbon Girl ....

While our talented Design Team are having a break for the whole of August,  there will be various 'giveaways' here on the The Ribbon Girl blog until they return for the card challenge in September, so make sure you check back every week to see what you can win!

This week's giveaway is some luscious lace!!  The Ribbon Girl has hundreds of different designs of lace in stock,




One lucky crafter will be picked at random after 9pm  Friday 11th August - just tell me what you would make with this selection - of course, if you can't wait that long, all of these products are available in the store

see you soon, Mary x
ps  advance notice - the store will be closed when I am on holiday from 12noon Friday 11th August, and will reopen on Friday 25th August 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Winner of The Ribbon Girl Blue Giveaway ....

The winner of The Ribbon Girl Blue Giveaway, chosen at random, is

Karen Monica and she said... I would love to make a beautiful card for my god mother. She was the person that introduce me to the crafting world. Her favourite colour is blue, so this will be perfect if I win :)   Karen if you will please email me with your mailing address, as soon as possible, and before Friday 11th August, I will send your prize to you



While The Ribbon Girl design team are having their Summer break, there will be a few giveaways, and there will be a lace giveaway  on this blog on Sunday morning 6th August, so if you like to use pretty lace on your cards, scrap books, sewing projects and wedding craft, please pop back then!
Mary x

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Blue giveaway at The Ribbon Girl .............

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Crafters, our talented Design Team are having a break for the whole of August, but there will be various 'giveaways' here on the The Ribbon Girl blog until the team returns for the card challenge in September, so make sure you check back every Sunday to see what you can win!

To start the ball rolling, here is a lovely blue giveway consisting of:
Lemoncraft 'Gossamer Blue' 6x6 paper pad
1 mtr of Aqua Blue Rat Tail Satin Cord
1 mtr of 25mm Malibu Blue Satin Ribbon
1 Pack of 5 Kort & Godt Aqua Rolled Roses

One lucky crafter will be picked at random after 9pm on Saturday 5th August - just tell me what you would make with this selection - of course, if you can't wait that long, all of these products are available in the store
see you soon, Mary x
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Winners of The Ribbon Girl July 'use any image' challenge ....

It was so nice to see all your gorgeous cards and projects crafters, especially as we are now in the most popular holiday time and school summer holiday period.     The 3 winners are as follows and all prizes must be claimed within 7 days of the date of this blog post

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV
http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/
Number 65 that's you Netty's Cards chosen by random.org

Amended on 31st July  - the winner of the voucher, Annette, is actually on the LOTV Design Team and very generously declined her prize  - her entry was chosen by random.org software so she won fair and square so instead of sending her a LOTV voucher we have sent her a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl!


This is her gorgeous pink mermaid card
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Second prize: The Ribbon Girl  Carta Bella 'Flora' 6x6 paper pad

Carta Bella Flora No 1 6x6 Pad


Number 43 that's you Lynne's Craft Haven

This is Lynne's lovely card
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The third prize will be sent directly from the very generous Marianne Designs so we need your full mailing address when you claim your prize please

Third Prize from Marianne Designs


The winner of the Marianne prize is 106 and that's you Jayne


This is Jayne's super cute Christmas card!
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Crafters, The Ribbon Girl Design Team ladies are taking a well earned break during the whole of August, but they'll be back on Sunday 3rd September for the September Card Challenge - but as usual, when the DT ladies are taking a break, there will be various giveaways on this blog, with some lovely prizes to win!

see you soon for the first one!  Mary x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

July Use Any Image Challenge ...


 Welcome to the July '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 winners. As usual we have 3 fabulous prizes from our friends at Lili Of The Valley, Marianne Designs and The Ribbon Girl

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV
http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/

Second prize: The Ribbon Girl  Carta Bell 'Flora' 6x6 paper pad


Carta Bella Flora No 1 6x6 Pad

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs




The challenge will run until 9PM, UK time on Saturday 29th July. Simply use the InLinkx button at the bottom of the post to link up your project for a chance to win one of the prizes
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Our design team have made some pretty projects to inspire you, check out their blogs/instagram accounts for more details. All of the products listed below their projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store.
by Mary


(Mary used: Maja Design 'Denim & Friends' 6x6 paper pack, 'Shades of Monochrome' 6x6 paper pack, blue/white saddlestitch ribbon, natural button twine, liquid pearls and a wooden star button)






(Donna used: Maja Design 'Coffee In The Arbour' 6 x 6 paper Stack, Pion Images 'Paris Flea Market' 12 x 12 PD1621F, 45mm 'Jessica' White Guipure Lace, FB 5mm Pearl Flower Ivory Trim, 30mm Pale Pink Wild Roses, Large Pale Pink Rose Buds, 20mm White/baby Pink Open Roses, 20mm pale Pink Open Roses, 20mm Ivory Open Roses, 10mm Pale Pink Open Roses, Ivory Pearl & Crystal branch, 3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String, 5 Metres Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Ivory hemp twine, 3mm Ivory s/a Pearl Flatbacks, Silver Coloured Wine Bottle Charm & Scrapiniec Chipboard Innocence Rounded Corner set)

by Andrea


(Andrea used: pink gingham 12 x 12 paperhot pink #52 satin ribbon, sparkly heart button, natural button twine, stardust stickles, white opal liquid pears, sequins from the Carnation sparkly shaker selection)
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

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

Many thanks to all the cardmakers who joined in with our July Card Challenge.  They are all lovely, but there are only 3 prizes and the winners are as follows:

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




 
 The winner of the first prize chosen by random.org is No 69, Marianne's Craftroom
 
'Have a beautiful day' by Marianne

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




 
The winner of The Ribbon Girl Voucher is No. 59  'Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern'
 
 and this is her lovely aqua birthday card
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Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


 
The winner of the LOTV stamp of her choice is no 98 Nana Connie
This is her gorgeous Christmas card
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Winners must contact me within 7 days of this blog post to claim their prize.  I need the full address and telephone number for the winner of the Maja prize as it is sent direct by Maja. I hope you will all return on Sunday morning at 9am for The Ribbon Girl July  'use any image' challenge
take care, Mary x