Sunday, 18 December 2011

Colour Challenge No 14 ...

Hello, welcome to the 14th Colour Challenge here at the Ribbon Girl blog. We're all in full scale Christmas preparation mode so as this is the last colour challenge before Christmas we have 3 prizes for the lucky winner of the challenge. This colour challenge is based on the colours of red, black and cream as chosen by our lovely Ribbon Girl Vicky

Our regular sponsors, the wonderful girls at Lili Of The Valley are giving a £10 voucher to spend in their online store.

We have a red and black ribbon kit from Ribbon Girl

We also have a gorgeous quilted mug rug made by our super talented friend and Ribbon Girl Gail

Our rules for the challenge are very simple - create a new project using the colours of red, black and cream, blog about it mentioning this challenge then come back and leave us a direct link to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post. Please play fair and don't link to older projects, only new projects will be entered into the giveaway for the prizes.

Our Design Team have created a fabulous array of projects and they have been joined by our Guest designer for December, Debbie Dolphin. We were both thrilled when Debbie agreed to join us for this month and we asked her to tell us a little about herself

My Name is Debbie Dolphin and I live in Yorkshire in England.
I have been crafting most of my life but making cards for the last 15 yrs or so. I am married with 2 children. Callum who is 15 and Sophie who is 12.  I love all types of stamping and I especially love Magnolia stamps and painting with Distress inks. I'm such an addict. I am also on the design team for the Magnolia in Sweden and often appear in their magazine Magnolia INK.I feel so honoured to be chosen as Guest DT for the Ribbon Girl

Debbie's wonderful blogs can be found here and here and this is the fabulous project that she created for our challenge

The winner of our Red Ribbon Giveaway is KAREN
please email us with your details and we'll send off your prize as soon as we can) 

Here are the rest of the Design Team projects
By Mary

By Jo

By Gail

By Jane

By Kath

By Lucy

By Tab

By Vicky

The challenge will run for longer than usual to cover the whole of the Christmas period and will close on January 7th, 2012 at 9PM (UK time)
We would like to wish all of our customers, followers, challenge participants and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year filled with plenty of opportunity for crafting :)

Love Andrea and Mary

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Red ribbon giveaway .....

We've got a really nice selection of red ribbons for you to win
1 metre of:
Red 38mm Faux Silk
Red 38mm Silky Crush
Red 25mm Organza with Heart Edge
Red 25mm Satin Ribbon
Red 23mm Plain Organza
5 Metres of Venetian Red Seam Binding
1 metre of White Cluny Lace
1 Pack of 5 Red Heart Pins
1 Pack of 10 Small Red Polka Dot Buttons

Just think of all the Valentine cards you can make with this sumptuous selection

All you have to do is leave us a comment and mention this giveaway on your blog - the winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 18th December

And don't forget, we've got loads of red ribbons in silks, satins, grosgrains, saddlestitch and cotton in checks, spots, dots, in the Ribbon Girl online store - why not visit soon to select ribbons for your Valentines Day cards and projects?

We'll be back with the winner next Sunday, December 18th and details of the December Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge.

Mary and Andrea x 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

and the winner is .......

The winner of the Ribbon Girl Pink & White Colour Challenge is
Please contact us with your details and we'll send your prize!

and the lucky winner of the wooden reindeer with bells, twine and ribbons is
Let us have your details and the postie will be paying you a visit!

For cake decorators we have new colours of beaded cord and now stock, pink/silver, lilac/silver, ivory/gold, white/silver and plain baby blue - and to compliment our 6mm and 16mm white/silver and ivory/gold lurex edged satin ribbon, we now offer a 38mm wide striped organza with either a silver or a gold edge - really pretty

For paper crafters and those who like to sew, we've got lots of new lace in stock, including some beautiful, very fine cotton cluny lace.  .

Andrea is still out of action with back pain but I'll be back on Friday 9th with the winner of our third Jingle all the Way to Christmas challenge, plus we'll be having another fab give away ready for Valentines Day ...... sumptuous red ribbon, red heart pins and red buttons .......
See you soon, Mary G x

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas Reindeer Giveaway ......................

Would you like a reindeer like this one that Andrea decorated?  Well you could win everything you need - including the Kaisercraft wooden reindeer - it even packs flat so you can store it away for another Christmas!  We got our reindeer from Merly Impressions

which is flat packed ready for assembly and decoration with papers, paints etc
plus 2 metres of Berisford red microdot ribbon
10 metres of Cherry Red Divine Twine
10 silver jingle bells

I'm sure you'll agree this is a great prize to win!
This giveaway will run until next Sunday 4th December 2011
All you have to do is leave a comment then leave a link on your own blog  - if you're not a follower, we'd love it if you became one as we'd like to reach 1,000 followers!  We will pick the winner at random next Sunday and will post the prize anywhere in the world .... so it could be YOU!
See you soon Mary xx

even more inspiration to get you Jingling all the way to Christmas ....

Don't forget our Jingle all the Way to Christmas challenge is open until 9th December -  and our pink and white colour challenge is open until 3rd December

Here is even more inspiration from the mega talented Ribbon Girls to help you complete your Christmas crafting -

(and if you pop back here this evening, there will be news of a fun give away!)

from Kath - a gorgeous Christmas Cracker finished with seam binding and jingle bells

and a beautiful card from Claudia Rosa who used cotton zig zag lace, white mulberry roses and natural button twine

See you all later - Mary and Andrea x

Friday, 25 November 2011

Jingle All The Way To Christmas ...

Hello, hello, it's the 25th of the month so time for another Jingle All The Way To Christmas challenge here at the Ribbon Girl.
This will be the final Christmas challenge of the year as next month the man in the red suit will have been already!!  We've loved seeing what everyone has been making for Christmas and our Design Team has once again been busy with their own Christmas crafting projects. The rules of our challenge are simple - create a new Christmas themed project, link to it using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post and mention the challenge on your blog. Simple.

We have a prize of a Ribbon Girl Christmas ribbon kit to give away to one random person

These are the Design Team projects

By Jo


By our special guest Jackie

By Mary

By Kath

Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create

Mary and Andrea and the rest of the Ribbon Girls xx