Sunday, 19 February 2017

Ribbon Girl February 'Use Any Image' Challenge ....

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl February  'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project, cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.  Our Design Team have made some fabulous projects to inspire you and have been joined today by our guests Jane and Annette 

There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners on 4th March:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  A mystery prize from Marianne Designs

GDT  Jane Brown


For this collection of gift boxes, Jane used white cheesecloth, Galeria 'As if in a Dream Retro' 12x12 paper, pink mix magnolia flowers, pink anemones, 8mm green flatback gems, side loop silver heart charm, ivory chiffon flowers, natural button twine, silver acorn charm, silver giraffe charm, wine bottle and cocktail charms, 3-6mm ivory s/a pearls, large ivory rosebuds and tiny star charms

Donna Used: 45mm 'Jessica' White Guipure Lace, FB 10mm White Square Pearl Trim, Scrapiniec Chipboard Lace Doily Square Frame, and Lace Doily Borders, Ivory 30mm Wild Roses, 25mm Peach Cottage Roses, Dusky Blue 20mm Open Roses, Small White Lily Flowers, Small Peach Beaded Berries, Small Blue Beaded Berries,  Natural Hemp Twine, Tile Blue Seam Binding, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks, a Silver Cocktail Charm & Silver Wine Bottle Charm

Annette used Pion 'Violet Field' 12x12 paper, 15mm Grape satin ribbon, 16mm Ivory velvet ribbon, white/lilac chery blossom, 15mm vintage violet and 10mm cream open roses, small acorn silver coloured charm



Kat used:  Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue 6x6 paper pad, 15mm pale turquoise satin ribbon, Ivory button twine, 20mm and 10mm ivory open roses, 15mm ivory asters, miniature ivory cream blossoms, 11mm pearl and diamante flatback, 3mm-6mm self-adhesive ivory pearls


Andrea used Lemoncraft 6x6 'Gossamer Blue' paper pad, 5mm ivory daisy pearl flatback trim, 20mm sky blue paper rose, 12mm white faux silk ribbon, glossy accents, a sparkly rhinestone butterfly charm tied on with natural hemp twine 


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Winners of Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge ...

It was great to see so many entries to our challenge this month - the first prize was chosen by  and it is Number 174 that's you Beth Brovold
This is Beth Brovold's lovely card

First prize:  Papers from Maja Design, Sweden - the prize will be sent directly to the winner so I need a full mailing address and telephone number for the delivery of the paper pad

The second prize of a  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

goes to No 73  Andrea Norris

This is Andrea's beautiful card
Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV
goes to 172  Nathalie 

Lovely shaped card from Nathalie

All winners must contact me within 7 days of this blog post to claim their prize

I hope you will all join in with the February 'Use any Image' challenge which starts at 9am on Sunday 19th February

Mary x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge .....

Welcome to the February Card Challenge and, as usual, it's an anything goes challenge but we're sure we'll see lots of Valentine cards.   It's a great pleasure to welcome the very talented Kalina Pavlova to our Card Challenge Team and we are joined by two very talented guest designers Stacey Schofield and Katie Kempton   There will be three winners chosen at random and announced when the challenge closes at 9pm on Saturday 18th February - the three prizes are:

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


Gina used 4mm White Pearl Bead String, 5mm Mixed Pearls Lilac, 65mm Louise White Guipure, 25mm Orchid No. 910 Berisford Satin, Beaded Stamen White, Butterfly Charm, Lilac Beaded Berries, 3mm Pearl Stamen Lilac, A5 Pale Pink Foamiran, A5 Lilac Foamiran, 14mm Pearl Cluster Effect, 6mm Flat Back White Pearl Trim, Clear Oval Diamante Embellishment, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink.



Kaly used Lemoncraft Gossamer Blue Paper Stack, Fabric Blossom Aqua with Stalk, Magnolia Ivory White Flowers, Pretty Blossom Pale Lemon, Aqua Crystals Self Adhesive, Tile Blue Seam Binding,  Aqua Bakers Divine Twine and Yellow Small Polka Dot Buttons  

Jane J

Jane used Craft & You 'Rose Garden' paper, Shabby white ruffled ribbon, white 4mm pearl trim, 25mm Deborah ivory fine cluny lace, pale pink roses in 10mm and 20mm, bronze bird cage charm, ivory button twine, a shabby white wooden heart and some Foamiran which was used to make the large rose.

Stacey S  GDT

Stacey used  Lemoncraft Heart Painted' 6x6 paper stack, Fiona white guipure lace, White pearl loop, 10mm ivory double row pearl trim, mulberry paper rose leaves, 10mm and 20mm  pale pink roses, Scrapiniec Innocence Corners, Pale pink silky crush, white cheesecloth, miniature white blossom, white beaded stamens and pink button twine,

Katie K  GDT

Katie used 32mm Josephine vintage style ivory lace, 8mm Rebecca antique white lace, small white lily flowers, 10mm dusky blue and 10mm pink open roses, 3mm and 4mm white pearl string, White Opal Liquid Pearls and 6mm double sided sticky tape  

Tracy W

Tracy used Maja vintage baby papers, Lily Assortment Pink, 18mm Katherine Ivory Scallop Fine Cluny Lace, White Cheesecloth,15mm Round Clear Diamante Flatback, beaded strawberries and ivory button twine.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Winner of the January giveaway ..............

The winner of the January giveaway, chosen at random, is


Please contact us by email Sharon with your full postal address so we can send your prize - and thanks to all who left a comment - I love to read them all - all of the goodies are available in the The Ribbon Girl store

Please join us on Sunday morning for the February Card Challenge - great prizes and some fabulous cards by the DT to inspire you!

see you soon Mary x

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Giveaway ....

January has five Sundays so there is no challenge today - instead, I've got a small Valentine/Wedding/Engagement themed giveaway for you -  our usual Card Challenge will begin on Sunday 5th February.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning this little prize, just leave a comment - one person will be chosen at random and the winner announced here on Saturday 4th February - the winner will receive

1 metre 38mm ivory faux silk
1 metre 'Donna' ivory cream vintage style cotton lace
1 metre 'Veronica' polyester 25mm flat lace
1 x embroidered tulle heart applique
1 x pack of 5 heart shaped wooden buttons
1 x bronze colour filigree heart charm
1 x pack of 3 pearl cluster flowers on silver stems
1 metre 15mm Ivory mermaid sparkle ribbon

Mary x

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Winners of the January 'Use any Image' challenge ........

Thank you for the wonderful projects you all made for the January 'Use any Image challenge - the three winners are as follows:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

The winner of the first prize from Lili of the Valley is No. 97 - that's you Crafty Natalie

Crafty Natalie's lovely card

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

The winner of the 2nd prize of The Ribbon Girl voucher is No 140 Knippen & Plakken

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs

The winner of the Third prize from Marianne Design is No  Crea Astrid
This is Crea Astrid's cute card

All prizes must be claimed by emailing me within 7 days of this blog post

I hope you will all pop back on Sunday for a little giveaway as January is a 5 week month and therefore there will be no challenge on Sunday 29th January (but we'll be back with the card challenge on sunday 5th February)
see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Any Image Challenge ...

Welcome to the January '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:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  from Marianne Designs

Our Design Team ladies have been busy making some beautiful projects to inspire you, please visit their blogs to find out more about their lovely creations and remember that all the products listed below their cards can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store

The challenge will run for two weeks until 9PM on January 28th, please use the InLinkz button to link up your entry.

(Donna used; Galeria papieru 'Purple Rain' 12 x 12 paper Pad, 45mm 'Jessica' White Guipure lace, FB 10mm White Square Pearl Trim, 16mm Lilac Velvet Ribbon, White Foamiran A5 Sheet, Olive Green Foamiran A5 Sheet, Lily Flowers Small White Pk Of 5, Small Beaded Berries Lilac Pk Of 6, Trinket Pins Vintage Style Ivory Pearl, Ivory Resin Dove, 5 Metres White Seam Binding, 3mm Purple Pearl Stamen, 3mm White Pearl Bead String & 3mm s/a White Pearl Flatbacks)

(Mary used: 7mm Black and 7mm Sable double sided satin ribbons and Gold Liquid Pearls)


(Chantal used: 23mm ivory daisy guipure lace, margaret guipure lace, cheesecloth, lilac starburst stamens, lilac rolled roses, white magnolia flowers, lilac miniature blossoms, vintage violet roses, white babies breath, flatback ivory pearl embellishments)


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Winners of January Card Challenge .... and GDT places ......

We were overwhelmed with the beautiful cards entered into the January Card Challenge and the number of crafters who wanted to be considered for a 3-month GDT spot with our Design Team.  In fact, there were so many entries, we couldn't choose just one so we have chosen 4 crafters to join our Design Team as a Guest for 3 months  *** please scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who we chose


The winners of the January Card Challenge are as follows:

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

No. 149 which is Ada
This is Ada's lovely card

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

The winner of the 2nd prize is no. 117 which is Marlies
This is Marlie's beautiful card - her first Christmas card of 2017!!

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

The winner of the 3rd prize is No. 3 Michelle Lancaster

and here is Michelle's very pretty lilac card!



No. 61 Netty's Cards  (Use any Image Challenge Team)
No. 92  Stacey S  (Card Challenge Team)
No. 124 Katie K  (Card Challenge Team)
No. 177 The Craft Bucket  (Use any Image Challenge Team

Well done to the winners of the GDT places and the winners of the prizes listed above - please email us within 7 days to claim your prize or confirm you still want to take up the GDT places so we can get in touch with you

We hope you will all join in with The Ribbon Girl 'Use any Image' Challenge which starts at 9am on Sunday 15th January.

Mary x