Sunday, 18 September 2016

September 'Use any Image' challenge ....

Welcome to the September '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

This challenge will run until Saturday October 1st, you need to leave a link to your project using the Inlinkz button at the end of this post and please play fair - this is a fun challenge, no cheating by linking an older project as it's not fair to everyone else. All the prizes are for the named winner only and can't be swapped, exchanged or donated

Here are the lovely projects made by our very talented design team 

by Donna

(Donna Used; Maja Design Home For The Holidays 6 x 6 Paper Stack 814, 30mm White Zig Zag Cotton Lace, FB 10mm White Square Pearl Trim, Ballerina Blossoms Ivory, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt (now no longer available), Rolled Paper Flowers Red Kort & Godt, Small Pine Cones,  Oval red shiny berries,  Holly Leaves, 3mm White Pearl Bead String, 3mm White s/a Pearl Flatbacks,  Natural Hemp Twine & Daisy May Ice Skating bronze charm)

by Kat

by Linda

Linda used Cheesecloth, Posie Dark Pink Seam Binding, Charlotte Elizabeth Vintage Style White Lace, Pale Pink 20 mm Open Roses, Sweetheart Blossom White, Rose Leaf, 5 mm Pearls Ivory Self Adhesive
by Anne

(Anne used; Lemon Craft 'tiny miracles' paper, 'Kate' white vintage style lace,  white tulle, stardust stickles, small ivory flatback hearts)

by Mary

(Mary used Pion 'Bridal Bouquet' paper and image, 'Alma' ivory vintage style lace, Vintage Ivory fluted edge sheer, green fabric rose leaves,  ivory/white magnolia, ivory anemonies, ivory/cream  beaded berries, ivory miniature blossoms, cream 20mm rose, sprigs from an ivory pearl/crystal branch, flat back ivory pearls and a portion of a Scrapiniec chipboard sign

by Chantal

(Chantal used: papers from Maja Design 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 pad, red siky crush ribbon, white cheesecloth, brown rolled roses, burgundy cherry blossoms, ivory gardenia, 30mm ivory wild rose, white cosmos daisy, a red/white acrylic candy cane, mocha beaded stamens, ivory white lace flower applique trim, red/green frosted berries)


Saturday, 17 September 2016

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

The winners of The Ribbon Girl September Card Challenge have now been chosen - many thanks to everyone who joined in!

  First prize of a scrumptious gift of paper from Maja Design in Sweden as chosen by is

Number 161 that's you Sai Jirawadee

Magnolia Diploma Tilda Graduation Card

This is Sai's beautiful card

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

This is Marlies wonderful card, lovely colours and great design Marlies!

The third prize goes to Number 101, Coops, and she will receive a stamp of her choice from our lovely friends at Lili of the Valley

goes to number 101 and that's Coops

This is Coops cute baby card

Thank you so much ladies, gorgeous cards!!  Can the winners please contact me within 7 days of this blog post by email, contact page on the website, or send a message to our facebook page

Please join in with The Ribbon Girl September 'Use any Image' challenge which begins at 9am on Sunday 18th September!!

see you then, Mary x

Sunday, 4 September 2016

September Card Challenge ...

Welcome to our September CARD CHALLENGE and just like usual it's an anything goes challenge, so any theme, any shape, as long as it is a CARD.   The challenge will run for 2 weeks and there will be three winners chosen at random on Saturday 17th September.  All prizes must be claimed with 7 days.  Please use the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post to link up your card entry

First Prize:  Papers from Maja Design - this prize will be sent directly from Maja in Sweden

Second Prize:  A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winners choice from LOTV

Our Design Team have been having a summer break but some of them are back today with beautiful cards to inspire you. Please check out their personal blogs for more information and remember that all the products listed below their projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

by Gretha

by Gina

(Gina used: 25mm Red Velvet Lace, Pine Cones, Gardenia, Ruby Red Rolled Paper Flowers, 30mm Ivory Wild Rose, Beaded White Stamen, Red Shiny Oval Shaped Berries, 10mm White Tiny Pom Pom Trim, 12mm Amanda Ivory Scallop Flat Lace, 32mm Clementine Embroidered Tulle Lace,  6mm Ivory Pearl Flat Backs, 4mm Ivory Pearl String, Bronze Pine Cone Charms, 20mm Pearl & Diamante Embellishment)

by Jane

(Jane used: white seam binding, pink roses 10mm and 20mm, antique blue cherry blossom, pale pink trellis rose and Cheltenham guipure lace)

(Andrea used: Studio Light paper pad #17, pearl and rhinestone self adhesive butterfly, pink button twine, butterfly dangle beads, white liquid pearls)


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Winner of The Ribbon Girl Christmas Themed Giveaway .......

I had a smashing holiday - I hope everyone has had some nice warm summer weather, although I returned to very heavy rain and a definite drop in temperature!  The winner of the lovely Christmas goodies, chosen at random, is KraftyKoolKat - please email me within 7 days of this blog post with your full mailing address so I can send your prize.

A 'Craft & You' 'White Christmas' pad of 36 sheets of 6x6 papers, pack of 2 Scrapiniec 'Just for You' chipboards, a bunch of double ended shiny red berries, a pack of 5 frosted brown cones, pack of 10 tiny holly leaf charms, 1 metre ofred/white winter village grosgrain, 1 metre of scarlet berry red satin, a 10 metre bundle of ivory/natural Divine Bakers Twine and a 5mt bundle of Venetian Red seam binding!

Sorry there could only be one winner but all of the lovely Christmas products are available in the store!    I'll also have the new Pion 'The Night Before Christmas' papers and image sheets available from Wednesday of this coming week!!

I hope you will all pop back on Sunday morning at 9am for the return of The Ribbon Girl 'Card Challenge' our lovely Design Team ladies have had a nice Summer break, and now they're ready to wow you with their lovely creations!

Mary x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Christmas Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl ..........


This is our last giveaway while the Design Team are enjoying their August Summer break.  Please leave me a comment and one lucky person will be chosen at random to receive the following goodies 

A 'Craft & You' 'White Christmas' pad of 36 sheets of 6x6 papers, pack of 2 Scrapiniec 'Just for You' chipboards, a bunch of double ended shiny red berries, a pack of 5 frosted brown cones, pack of 10 tiny holly leaf charms, 1 metre of red/white winter village grosgrain, 1 metre of scarlet berry red satin, a 10 metre bundle of ivory/natural Divine Bakers Twine and a 5mt bundle of Venetian Red seam binding!

This giveaway will run until Saturday 3rd September (and we'll resume our Card Challenge on Sunday 4th September)   The prize must be claimed within 7 days of the announcement
Looking forward to reading your comments!

Mary x

Crafters, just so you know, I am taking a short break from 27th August until 3rd September - orders can be placed in the store but won't be mailed out until after 3rd.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Winner of Marianne paper, die and stamp giveaway ......

There were 87 entries to this giveaway and the winner, chosen at random, of the lovely prize generously given by Marianne Designs is

Petra please email us within 7 days of this blog post to claim your prize.  We will need your full mailing address so Marianne Designs can send your prize directly to you.

Crafters, please visit us again on Sunday 21st August - we have a wonderful Christmas themed prize for one lucky winner!

see you then, Mary x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Paper, die and stamp giveaway ......

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced on this blog Saturday 20th August 2016

The Ribbon Girl design team are still enjoying their Summer break so we've got another lovely prize for you, courtesy of Marianne Designs - one lucky person could win this paper pad, die and two stamps!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and I'll choose one lucky winner at random and announce the winner on Sunday 21st August!

Our regular Card and Use any Image Challenges will begin again on Sunday 4th September 

best of luck and see you soon
Mary x

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Winner of 6th Anniversary Giveaway .....

Galeria Paperie 'As if in a Dream RETRO', ivory roses, ivory and pink ribbons and lace

The winner (chosen at random) of the 6th Anniversary Giveaway is

please email me within 7 days to claim your prize - I need your full street address so I can send your package

The Design Team are still on their Summer break so there will be another giveaway here on the blog later today - I hope you will be able to pop back!

Mary x

Saturday, 6 August 2016

6th Anniversary Giveaway .... and the WINNER of Maja Design Paper Pad!!!!!

please scroll down for the name of the winner of the Maja Designs 6x6 paper pad from the last giveaway

To celebrate 6 years of The Ribbon Girl we've got a lovely giveaway for one lucky person -  one of the brand new 'Retro As if in a Dream' 12x12 double sided paper pads by Galeria Papieru, 6 metres of toning ribbons and lace and ten ivory 30mm mulberry paper roses - perfect for making all sorts of pretty cards!     Just leave us a comment and one winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 14th August!

and that's not all  -  as a special thank you to all our lovely customers throughout the world there will be 15% off everything in the store for the next week*

Happy crafting and see you soon, Mary x

* this special offer closes at midnight Friday 12th August

Jolanda Breedvelt     Jolanda please contact me within 7 days from 7th August to claim your prize which will be sent directly to you from the home of Maja Designs - they will need your telephone number and full street address

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Summer Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl .........

The Design Team are having a break for August so we're having one or two giveaways for you instead.  The first giveaway is a surprise Maja 6x6 paper pad which will be sent direct to the winner from our very generous friends at Maja Design in Sweden   The Ribbon Girl has some gorgeous paper pads in stock - I wonder which one it will be?

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 Paper Pad Maja Design Vintage Baby 6x6 Paper Stack 754 Maja Design Life in the Country 6x6 Paper Stk 459

This giveaway will run for one week and the winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 7th August - all you have to do is leave a comment and say what you would make with some scrumptious Maja vintage style paper

Looking forward to finding out what you would make - cards, mini albums, decorated gift boxes?

Best of luck and see you soon, Mary x
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED 7th August 2016  The winner was chosen at random - Jolanda Breedvelt who should contaxct us within 7 days to claim her prize!!