Sunday, 29 March 2015

Not A Square ...

Hello, welcome back for another MAGNOLIA ONLY challenge here at the Ribbon Girl and the challenge is ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE

You must use a Tilda or Edwin stamp or a Doohickey die, and of course we have two fabulous prizes from our regular sponsors - a Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Edwin and Tilda kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden and a £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Our usual rules apply - make a new project please that fits the current challenge (MAGNOLIA ONLY - ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE), no backlinking to older projects, then blog about it mentioning this challenge and use the InLinkz button at the end of the post to leave your link. The challenge closes at 9PM on Saturday 4th April  (the prize will be redrawn if it isn't claimed after one week) Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store and there are more details about each project on the design team's own personal blogs

Our regular Design Team is once again joined by our friend Tracy Payne

by Tracy

(Tracy used: Large WhiteLace Butterfly, 3mm oval bead string, Pearl Trim, Daisy May with Bunch of Flowers Charm, 20mm Pearl and Diamante Flower Embellishment, Princess Pin Pink, Vintage Dusky Pink 30mm Wild Rose, white carnation, Pink Pretty Flower Blossom)

by Tamara

(Tamara used: Organza/Satin Ivory Baby's Breath, White Seam Binding, Ivory Roses Kort & Godt, 'Blanche' Embroidered Net Lace, Pink Pretty Blooms Flowers)

by Mary

(Mary used: Margaret White Guipure Lace stuck on with 3mm Double Sided Tape, a heart shape sparkly button, 3mm lilac satin ribbon, lilac gardenia, purple/lilac pretty blossom and lilac rosebud, Stardust Stickles)

by Jane

(Jane used: white daisies, pale blue roses, pink Kort & Godt rolled rose, pale pink rose bud, pink organza looped trim, sparkly flower button, 32mm ivory pure silk ribbon and 32mm white eyelash edge white guipure lace)

by Katie

(Katie used: 32mm Corrissa ivory vintage lace, 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace, cream seam binding ribbon, natural hemp twine, 3mm & 6mm sticky tapes, 3mm & 5mm ivory s/a flatback pearl, 12mm flatback ivory flower pearl,  K&G lilac rolled rose, WOC med/large pale pink lily, white Gutermann top stitching thread)

(Charlotte used: 32mm 'Eva' Antique White Fine Lace, Pretty Blossom Pink Pk of 10, Pretty Blossom Blue RGirl Pk of 10, Pale Pink 20mm Open Rose WOC, 40m Daisy Pale Pink, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink, 5mm Pink Pearls Self Adhesive)

by Silvie

(Silvie used: 17mm 'Lavinia' ivory cotton lace, 5mm ivory' flat' pearlised flower shape bead string, Ivory beaded berries, Ivory wild roses, Cream and Purple seam binding, Flower shaped flatback embellishments, cheesecloth, white opal liquid pearls)

(Lillemor used: 45 mm "Bethany" Ivory Guipure Lace, Princess Pin Blue, 16 mm Pink Ruffle Edge Sheer, 40 mm Daisy White Mulberry, Resin Cameo Frame Flatback, Rolled Paper Flower Lilac Rose Kort og Godt, Beaded berries Ivory,  Stickles Stardust, 3 and 5 mm pink flatback "Sugar and Spice")

by Andrea

(Andrea used: Clementine lace, lemon polka dot organza ribbon, golden yellow ingham ribbon, natural hemp, butterfly dangle beads, mixed leaf and heart decorative pins, Liquid Pearls)


Saturday, 28 March 2015

The winner of the March giveaway is ........

The winner of all of these fabulous goodies in the March giveway, chosen at random from 123 entries is

Debra, please contact us by email within 7 days otherwise you forfeit your prize of a fabulous selection of goodies from the Ribbon Girl - ladies we so enjoyed reading your lovely comments - my goodness, you all have so many ideas and 'to make' lists to keep you busy - best of luck with all your projects.

I hope you will pop back on Sunday morning at 9am for the March 'Magnolia Only' Challenge and be inspired by the fabulous makes from our talented design team and guests.

see you soon, 
Mary x

Sunday, 22 March 2015

It's A Giveaway Sunday ...

It's a GIVEAWAY here at The Ribbon Girl blog today. All you need to do is leave us a comment and tell us what you would make if you won ... it's that easy.

The prize includes:

The giveaway will close next Saturday, March 28th at 9pm UK time and one winner will be chosen at random.  It will be redrawn if the prize isn't claimed within 1 week of it being announced on the blog

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Winner of the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge ....

There were some excellent projects entered into the March Colour Challenge - thank you everyone, we really enjoyed looking at your green cards and projects.  Unfortunately, there can only be one winner, and we left it to to choose for us - the winner is

Number 62

that's you Kaija

and this is her beautiful green card

Kaija, please email us within 7 days to claim your prizes


see you all tomorrow - there isn't a challenge this coming week - BUT THERE IS A FABULOUS GIVEAWAY so don't miss it!!

Mary x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Going green at The Ribbon Girl ....

It's Sunday again which means it's another challenge here at The Ribbon Girl.  This week it is our Colour Challenge and we would like to see your GREEN projects.We are so pleased to say that we are again  sponsored Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of:

This week we are joined by Guest Design Team member Donna Lee, please visit all the Design Team blogs to learn more about their projects and remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

The usual rules apply to the challenge - create a new project (no back linking please), blog about it mentioning this challenge then use the InLinkz link at the bottom of this post to add your link. The winner will be randomly selected and will be redrawn if the winner doesn't claim their prize within a week


 GDT Donna Lee

Donna used 45mm Jessica white Guipure lace, 10mm double row Ivory trim, butterfly large silver colour charm, resin cameo roses frame flatback, oval green diamante embellishment, Ivory resin dove, Chrysanth white Kort & Godt, beaded stamen white, princess pin green, trinket pins vintage style Ivory pearl and 3mm sea charm s/a pearl flatbacks

Floribunda Roses WhiteDaisy White Mulberry 40mmCheesecloth Fabric38mm Vintage Sage Green Organza Ribbon25mm Faux Hessian Pale GreyChrysanth White Kort & Godt14mm Pale Green Acrylic GemsWooden Heart Buttons.


25mm 'Joanne' Ivory Fine Cluny Lace, Apple Blossom Mixed Pastels Lemon and Mint, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, Sea Moss Green Seam Binding, Princess Pin Oyster Grey, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread, Hearts Ivory Silk Self Adhesive, 30cm wide woven hessian fabric, Cheesecloth,  6mm Sticky Tape


22mm Green/Cream Check Gingham, Cherry Blossom White, Resin Frames "Eiffel", Natural Hemp Twine

Materials - 15mm Meadow Green No 664 Berisford Satin, 16mm Olive Green/White Saddlestitch, 5mm Celery Green Loopy Trim, Green Button Twine, White Top stitch Thread.



Oval Green Diamante Embellishment, 32mm Clementine Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, 38mm Vintage Sage Green Organza Ribbon, 16mm Fleur Guipure Ivory Lace, 3mm Ivory Pearl String, Green Apples, 3.5” Doily, 40mm Cream Daisy, 14mm Pale Green Gem, Beaded Berries Ivory/Cream.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Winner of March 'Everything Goes with an Image' challenge ...

There were some gorgeous entries into this challenge and it was really nice to see so many different images being used.  As chosen by, the winner of the March 'Everything Goes with an Image' challenge with the theme of 'birthday' was

number 62 and that's you Lucy Patrick

and this is Lucy's lovely card with a very sweet image

Please email us Lucy within 7 days to claim your prizes of

a stamp of your choice from our lovely friends at Lili of the Valley, and a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will all join jus at 9am on Sunday morning for the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge!
see you then

Mary xx

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Birthday themed Any Image Challenge ...

We're having a little bit of a turnaround here at The Ribbon Girl blog today, for our second Sunday of the month challenge we're opening up the challenge to include any image. So this is our 'Everything Goes (With An Image)' challenge BIRTHDAY THEME.  We would love to see your cards, gift boxes, tags and other projects that you create with images following the birthday theme 

We are sponsored by our friends at Lili Of The Valley who are giving a prize of a stamp and The Ribbon Girl who are giving a £10 voucher

**Your project must include an image and it must follow the BIRTHDAY theme**

Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store. This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 14th March  Our usual rules apply - create a new project (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog

by Elise

(Elise used: Anne Lace, Florence Lace, Ivory Button Twine, Aqua Gingham Button, Floribunda Roses White, Large White Rosebuds, Pink Hip Rosebuds)

by Gretha 

by Franz

(Franz used: White/Purple-Pink 2 tone 30mm Wild RosePink 20mm Open RoseDoiley 3.5" White5mts Mauve Mist Seam Binding8mm Pearl Brads Pastel Mix)

by Fleur

(Fleur used: 5mm Ivory Pearls9mm Ivory Cotton Lace25mm Faux Hessian Ribbon, 30mm Ivory Wild Rose, Dusky Blue Rolled Roses, 10mm Dusky Blue Open RosesIvory Hip RosesIvory Pearl PinsCheesecloth)

by Mary

(Mary used: half a 70mm acrylic bauble, ivory, pink and blue 10mm WOC roses, tiny vintage pink blooms, 5mm crystal bead string, a medium pink gardenia, 7mm pink satin and 38mm pale pink organza ribbon)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: Glossy Accents and Mixed Pretty Blooms)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Winner of Ribbon Girl March Card Challenge .... add flowers

Wow, we were bowled over by the number and the quality of entries into our March Card Challenge 'add flowers' there were such beautiful cards - thank you everyone for sharing them!  It's such a shame there can only be one winner, but the person chosen by is

number 85 - that's you Lisa F

and this is her beautiful card filled to the brim with flowers - it's just so pretty!

Please email us Lisa within 7 days of this blog post to claim your prizes of

A £10 voucher generously given by our lovely friends at Lili Of The Valley and £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl

I hope you will all join us for the March 'Everything Goes with an Image' Challenge which starts here at 9am tomrrow morning!
see you then!

Mary x

Sunday, 1 March 2015

March Card Challenge ...

The months are zooming by and it is March already!! Today we have a new card challenge - add flowers - which has made our blog look so pretty :)

The Design Team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you, remember that all the products listed after the projects can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store and there are more details about each project on the Design Team's individual blogs.

As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our lovely friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 7th March. Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme - ADD FLOWERS (please no backlinking to old projects), blog about it mentioning this challenge then leave a link using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The prize will be redrawn if the winner does not claim it after 1 week of the winner being identified on this blog


by Jane
(Jane used: Eloise dusky pink lace, pink beaded stamens, ivory large lily, pink blossoms, apple blossom flower, ivory rose)

by Liz

(Liz used, 13mm white droplet Venise lace, Kort and Gort rolled paper pink roses, Rose bud large/ pale pink, Hip rose bud/ pale pink. Doily, Liquid pearl/ white opal)

by Sharon

(Sharon used: 40mm Daisy Cream, 40mm Daisy Pale Terracotta, Sweetheart Blossom Orange Two Tone, 1 x Beaded Stamen White, 20mm Pearl & Diamante Flower Embellishment, 1 x 45mm 'Jessica'White Guipure Lace, 1 x Pretty Blossom Pale Lemon, Daisy Flower Charm, 3mm Ivory Pearl Flat Backs, 38mm Ivory/Gold Glitter Organza)

by Mary

(Mary used: a small white guipure lace butterfly, Margaret guipure lace, deep rose silky crush ribbon, dusky pink tiny ric rac, pink daisy, tulips from a mixed bunch, pink prety blooms, pink pretty blossom and pink WOC lily flower)

by Katie K

(Katie made a Fridge Post it Note Caddy and card and she used: 8mm Rebecca ivory vintage cluny lace, 3mm white s/a flatback pearls, 5mm white s/a flatback pearl, white Gutermann top stitching thread, WOC lemon yellow and blue blossom flowers, Apple Blossom flower, Forget-Me-Not fabric flowers, cream tiny Ric Rac ribbon)

by Teresa
(Teresa used: Gertrude Lace, Pretty mix Blooms, Pretty Pink Blooms Flowers, 30mm Dusky Vintage Pink Wild Roses, Summer Rose Vintage Seam Binding, Made with Love Heart Charm, Cheesecloth, Stickles Stardust, Gutterman Top Stitch Thread and White Kort & Godt Chrysanthemums)

by Kylie
(Kylie used:  Blooms Tiny Vintage Aqua, Heart Diamante Blue, 50mm 'Ophelia' Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, 9mm 9713 Saxe Blue Velvet Ribbon, Resin Frames 'Eiffel', Princess Pin Blue, Stickles Stardust, Natural Hemp twine)

by Silvie
(Silvie used: 30mm Ivory wild roses, ivory flat back pearls, Lady Lavender and Yellow Seam binding, 15 mm pearl sparkly diamante flat back embellishment, cheesecloth)

by Andrea
(Andrea used: Saddlestitch ribbon, Divine Twine bakers twine, heart dangle beads, polka dot button, mixed pretty blooms)