Sunday, 3 May 2015

May Card Challenge ...

Welcome to another challenge here at The Ribbon Girl and for our Card Challenge this month we were inspired by the big news of this weekend - the birth of our new Princess - and the challenge is to create a Mother/Female themed card


As usual we are sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and Lili Of The Valley with two vouchers for our winner to spend in their shops



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The Design Team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you and have been joined by the lovely Kat Waskett who is our guest for this challenge.  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.

This challenge will run for 1 week and closes at 9PM UK time on Saturday 9th May.  Our usual rules apply - create a new card that follows the theme -MOTHER/FEMALE (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

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by Kat Waskett

(Kat used: Pink tulip seam binding, Ivory button twine, 17mm Faye ivory vintage style lace, hip rosebuds pale pink, rosebuds large ivory white, 3mm ivory pearls, Dragonfly charm small)

by Jane
(Jane used: used pale blue cherry blossom, crystal star pendant beads, pink mix paper flowers)

by Liz

(Liz used: Eloise Dusty pink Guipure Lace, Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Doillie, Memo pin, 3mm sticky tape,Beaded berries - pink/ pale pink, Cheesecloth, 3mm oval white pearl string, Top stitch thread, Orchid small - white)

by Teresa

(Teresa used ~ 45mm 'Blanche' Embroidered Net Lace,  32mm Pure Silk Champagne Ribbon, Rose Buds Large Pale Pink, Rose Buds Large Ivory White, Hip Rose Bud Pink, Hip Rose Bud Ivory and 3mm Ivory Pearls)

by Sharon

(Sharon used: Pink Twinkle Sheer Organza, Oval Pink Diamante Gem Embellishment, 23mm Daisy Guipure Pale Ivory, Flat back pearl string, Large Rose Bud, Tiny Pale Pink Rose buds, Daisy Charm, 20mm Open Rose, Pale Pink Lily, Beaded Stamen, 40mm Pale Pink Daisy)

by Kylie

(Kylie used: Blooms tiny vintage cream, cream tiny ric rac, 32mm Clementine Ivory Embroidered Tulle Lace, Ivory Self Adhesive Pearls)

by Andrea

(Andrea used: Pink saddlestitch ribbon, tutu tulle, pink satin ribbon, pink cherry blossom, leaf pin, silver heart charm, pink pearl princess pins, stardust Stickles)
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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Winner of April Magnolia Only Challenge .....

There were very few entries to our April Magnolia Only Challenge 'children' but we hope that there will be lots more in our next challenge which begins on Sunday morning at 9am  The winner chosen by random.org is



number 14

that's you Alhana

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his is Alhana's folded card

The prizes are 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


Please contact us within 7 days or your prizes will be forfeit.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our May Card Challenge which begins at 9am on Sunday morning
see you then
Mary xx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

April Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Welcome to our latest challenge here at The Ribbon Girl and today it's a MAGNOLIA ONLY challenge and the theme is 'CHILDREN'. You must use a Magnolia stamp or a DooHickey die for your entry to be entered into the prize draw, this challenge is sponsored by 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



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Our usual rules apply - make a new project please that fits the current challenge (MAGNOLIA ONLY - CHILDREN), 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 (UK time) on Saturday 2nd May (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

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by Katie

(Katie used: K&G blue rolled rose, WOC small white lily, WOC apple blossom, WOC 10mm ivory and dusky blue open roses, 3mm & 6mm sticky tapes, dusky blue button twine, white Gutermann top stitching thread, 18mm white zig zag cotton lace, blue tiny ric rac lace)

by Jane

(Jane used: green and white striped 38mm grosgrain, pink mix buttons, gold mesh ribbon, cherry red Divine Bakers Twine)

by Tamara

(Tamara used: 23mm Daisy Guipure Pale Ivory, Ballerina Pink Tu-Tu Tulle Ribbon, Organza/Satin Ivory Baby's Breath, 5g pack Clear Dewdrops, Pink Pretty Blooms Flowers)


(Charlotte used: 13mm White Droplet Venise Lace, 38mm Vintage Blue Fluted Edge Sheer, Rose/Pearl Organza White, Pretty Blossom Blue, Ivory 20mm Open Rose WOC, Stickles Stardust)


by Mary

(Mary used: a cream daisy, a bee charm, ivory cream loopy trim, a 5mm self adhesive pearl and Stardust Stickles)

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Winner of Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge ....

The winner of the Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge with the theme 'use a colour from your national flag' as chosen by random.org is no 19

that's you Anita


this is her lovely card

Please email us within 7 days of this blog post Anita to claim your prizes of a Marianne Design Die Set and a £10 voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl store



I hope you will all join us at 9am on Sunday morning for the April Magnolia Only Challenge
see you then, Mary x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

April Colour Challenge ...

It is St George's Day here in England on Thursday so for our Colour Challenge this week we would like to see you use any colour from your National Flag.  We are so pleased to say that we are again sponsored by Marianne Designs and also The Ribbon Girl who are offering one randomly chosen winner  prizes of Marianne Design products and a £10 voucher to spend



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 and this challenge will run for 1 week until April 25th, 9PM (UK time)

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(Natalie used: Daisy White Mulberry 40mmCheesecloth FabricChrysanth White Kort & GodtBark Hearts23mm Pale Blue Organza RibbonBeaded Stamen Blue/WhiteWhite Seam Binding38mm Vintage Blue Fluted Edge Sheer RibbonNatural Hemp TwinePrincess Pin BlueDusky  Blue 10mm Open RoseDusky Blue 30mm Wild RoseIvory 10mm Open RoseIvory Carnation)

Franz


Franz will be taking a break from the team for a few months following the arrival of her baby son - congratulations Franz!  On this lovely card Franz used  55mm 'Monique' White Guipure Lace, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, Doiley 3.5" White, Gardenia Ivory Small, 20mm Ivory Lace and Pearl Trim


by Gina
(Gina used: 40mm Daisy, Pretty Little Bottle of Crystals, Blue/White Beaded Stamen, Small White Lace Butterfly, Teeny Tiny Pom Pom Trim, 3mm x 5mm Oval White Pearl String, White Kort & Godt  Chrysanth, 3mm White Pearl String, 30mm Dusky Blue Rose, 38mm Phoebe White Guipure Lace,  38mm White Fluted Edge Sheer  Ribbon, 25mm Starburst Diamante Embellishment)

by Kath


(Kath used: Ivory Jute Mesh RibbonFaux Diamante TrimCherry Blossom WhiteWhite Seam BindingNatural Hemp Twine)

by Gretha 


by Yuri

(Yuri used: Princess Pin Red, White Pearl Loop, Pink Mixed Pretty Blooms, Rolled Paper Flowers (Ruby Red Roses) Red Kort & Godt, 38mm 'Phoebe' White Guipure Lace, 6mm Flat Back Ivory Pearl Trim, Cheesecloth, 5mm Red Crystals Self Adhesive, Berries Red Beaded, Doiley 3.5" white, White No 80 Gutterman Top Stitch Thread)

by Jenny


(Jenny used: Navy Berisford Ribbon, Jospehine lace, white sweetheart blooms, rolled aqua kort and godt flowers, stickles star dust)
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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Winner of April 'Use any image' challenge ...

** please scroll down for the winner of the April Card Challenge - we've just returned from holiday and didn't announce it last Saturday.

The winner of the April 'Use any image' challenge with the theme 'add ribbon or lace'  chosen by random.org was



number 103

thats you lalkygirl


this is her beautiful card  - love those butterflies and such gorgeous colouring!

Please email us to claim your prizes from our very generous
friends at Lili Of The Valley who are giving a prize of a stamp of your choice and The Ribbon Girl who are giving a £10 voucher



we hope you will all pop back on Sunday morning for the April Colour Challenge

see you then, Mary xx

Winner of April Card Challenge ...

We're back from holiday now and pleased to announce the winner of our April Card Challenge 


number 58 that's you Pink Clover

this is her card - please contact us by email to claim your prizes within 7 days otherwise they will be forfeit
As usual our card Challenge is sponsored by our lovely friends at Lili Of The Valley and The Ribbon Girl



I'll be back after 9 o'clock this evening to announce the winner of the Apil 'Use Any Image' Challenge

Mary xx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

ANY IMAGE CHALLENGE: ADD RIBBON OR LACE

Here we are with another 'Any Image Challenge', we would love to see your cards, gift boxes, tags and other projects that you create with images following the ADD RIBBON OR LACE 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 ADD RIBBON OR LACE 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 18th April  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
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This month we are joined by two Special Guests - Karina Lange and Donna Lee and we are welcoming a new permanent Ribbon Girl who is joining our Ribbon Girl family - Chantal Kok Vd Horst


 by Karina


(Karina used: a flatback rose resin frame, Clementine Embroidered Tulle Lace, White Church Window Guipure Lace, Pink Tulip Seam Binding, Green Apple, K&G Ivory Beaded Berries. 30mm and 20mm Pink Roses, Zva Crystal Flourish, a large mushroom charm, natural button twine and flat back pearls)

by Donna

(Donna used: 45mm Jessica white Guipure Lace, 10mm Double Row Ivory Pearl Trim, Resin Cameo roses Frame Flatback, Ivory Resin Dove, Trinket Pins Vintage Style Ivory Pearl, Beaded Stamen White, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, 3mm Sea Charm s/a Pearl Flatbacks, Beaded Twirl White, 20mm pink and lilac open roses)

by Franz


Katie K


On this door hanger, Katie used cream seam binding ribbon, pale rose and dusky rose tiny ric rac ribbons, WOC tiny vintage pink blooms, WOC blue and pink pretty blossoms,
WOC apple blossom, white Gutermann top stitching thread,
3mm ivory flatback s/a pearls, 6mm sticky tape


 by Mary


(Mary used: blue tiny pom pom, pale blue loopy trim, pale blue tiny ric rac, 20mm dusky blue open rose, pearls from Sea Charm 5mm Mixed Pearls)

by Chantal


by Andrea

(Andrea used: Yellow twill stripe ribbon, fuchsia pink spotty button, natural hemp twine, butterfly dangle beads, pearl embellishment, liquid pearls)
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