Sunday, 28 April 2013

April Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Hello, it's time for another Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge and it's a super easy challenge this month - simply add a die cut

We have two fabulous prizes for our randomly chosen winner:
A Magnolia stamp all the way from the home of Tilda and Edwin kindly donated by Magnolia of Sweden

A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at The Ribbon Girl online store

As usual our rules are simple - create a new project that follows the theme of the challenge (it must include a Tilda or Edwin stamp or a Doo Hickey die because this is our Magnolia challenge), blog about it mentioning our challenge then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to add a direct link to your project

Our Design Team have been joined by a fabulous guest -  Tracy Payne who has made us this gorgeous card, check out her blog to see more of her cards and remember, all the products listed below each photograph can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store

By Tracy

(Tracey used: pink cotton lace, cluny lace, rolled roses, beaded branch, trellis rose, aster, rosebuds, memo pin, diamante butterfly charm)

by Jane J

(Jane used: using 32mm white floral edge cotton lace and white button twine)

by Kim

(Kim used: Ivory Rose and Pearl Organza, Diamante Embellishment, Beaded Sprig White, Lilac Open Rose, Chrysanth White Kort and Godt, Gardenia, Lily Flowers Pale Pink, Ivory Faux Silk, Seam Binding, Cream Zig Zag Cotton Lace, Sophie White Fine Cluny Lace, 16mm Ivory Guipure Lace)

by Katie

(Katie used 13mm Olivia white cluny lace; 8mm Rebecca ivory cluny lace; pink, blue, white Pretty Blossom flowers; white Stamens; 10mm pale pink open rose)

(Teresa used; 32mm Pure Silk Blue Ribbon, 8mm Pearl Brad Pastel Mix, Felt (heart) Tulle (heart)
White Blossom flowers, Ivory Rolled Rose, Sparkly Heart Button, Button Twine, Pearls the Blues, Stickles Stardust, Wooden Heart Button, Butterfly Charm)

by Becky

(Becky used: Emily lace, cream teeny tiny pom pom trim, 5mm self adhesive pearls, beaded lavender gypsophylia and 20mm open rose)

 (Debbie used: Anenome Antique Mauve,10mm Pale Pink Open Roses, Aster Ivory, Beaded Ivory Gypsophalia, Cheesecloth, Pink Velvet Lace and Old Rose Pink Pleated Crushed Organza)

by Astrid

(Astrid used: Seambinding Pink Tulip, Candy Pink Divine Bakers Twine, 32mm 'Isabelle' White Vintage Style Cluny, Natural Button Twine, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, Organza/Satin White Baby's Breath, Beaded Sprig White, Cherry Blossom Deep Pink, 20mm Ivory Open Rose WOC, Cheesecloth, Pink Dewdrops, Pearls Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive)

by Sara

(Sara used: Emily tulle lace ,Matilda vintage cluny lace ,Angelica ivory tulle lace , Dahlia marshmellow mix ,pale pink 20mm open rose ,pale milky coffee cosmos daisy , ivory gypsophalia ,lavender gypsophalia ,pink beaded stamen ,seam binding ,floral heart charm)

by Silvie

(Silvie used Medium Lilac Treillis rose, White Daisy flower, Purple Cherry blossoms, Ivory 20mm open rose, Kort and Godt Cream rolled roses, Kort and Godt Chrysanth, Lavender Beaded Gypsophalia, White Beaded Twirl, Ivory Pearl and Crystal Branch, 38mm Ivory Guipure lace, 10mm Vintage Lilac Cotton lace, Sky Mauve Seam Binding, Cream Seam Binding, 13 mm Diamante spacer, Golden Diamante Butterfly charm, Brass Button charm, Stardust stickles)

by Dawny P

(Dawny used: 16mm Pink/White no 113 Berisford Pencil Stripe Ribbon, White Kort & Godt Chrysanths, Pink/Pale Pink Beaded Berries,  Pink/White 20mm Sparkle Rose, Pink/White Two Tone Hip Rosebuds, Pink Pretty Blossoms, Sugar and Spice Self Adhesive Pearls, White Opal Liquid Pearls)

by Tiets

(Tiets used: seambinding wavecrest and white,, cheesecloth, 18mm and 30 mm white zigzag cotton lace,dark green  and naturel button twine,chrysanth white kort & godt,beaded sprig white, open rose 10 mm white,Carnation off white,tulip flower white,Lily flower white,Rose buds hip white,teardrop pins white pearlised9 mm white/white spot organza, polka small dot button dark green,diamante round spacer 13mm,8mm round clear acrylic gems)

by Bev 

(Bev used: Seam binding, 15mm White Church Window Guipure lace, 15mm gem and diamante embellishment, Silver Colour Butterflies Pk of 5, Starburst Stamen White)

by Mary

(Mary used: Daisy Venise Lace, Lilac Openweave, Pearl Flower flatback, white starburst stamens, white beaded stamen, lilac beaded gypsophalia, white crystal and pearl branch, daisy, WOC cherry blossom, Kort & Godt rolled rose and white chrysanthemum, Stardust Stickles, 5mm pearls, 3mm double sided tape)


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Winner of April Colour Challenge ....

The winner of the April Colour Challenge 'Ivory/Cream' picked by is

that's you number 34 - Fi
congratulations - please email us within 7 days to claim your prizes of £10 voucher generously donated by the lovely ladies at LOTV to spend in their store

and a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl online store

See you all tomorrow morning for the April Magnolia Only Challenge which begins 9am

Mary x

Tilda with Daisy .....

A beautiful card 'Tilda with Daisy' by DT Gina who used Mauve Taffeta Ribbon, 32mm Josephine Scalloped Lace, Cheesecloth Fabric, 35mm Pale Purple/Lilac Trellis Rose, 20mm Aubergine & Ivory Open Rose, Beaded Sprig White, Beaded Lavender Gypsophilia, Ivory Pearl Crystal Branch, Ivory Pearl Flower Flatbacks  all from The Ribbon Girl.  

Gina has recently joined the Ribbon Girl Colour DT and we look forward to showing you more of her work in the future - welcome Gina :-)

Please pop back tonight to find out who won the April colour challenge of Ivory/Cream and may we remind you that the April Ribbon Girl Magnolia Only challenge begins tomorrow 9am 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Midweek reminder .. April Colour Challenge

The Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge -  Ivory or Cream

Midweek reminder that you've got until Saturday 27th April to get your project in to be in with a chance of winning the £10 voucher from LOTV as well as the £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

so here's a little more inspiration from our mega talented design team - all the products mentioned are from The Ribbon Girl online store

Andrea used 'Annabelle' ivory lace, 16mm velvet ribbon, brown/ivory striped grosgrain, wooden heart button painted to match the image, brown/cream 22mm check ribbon, natural button twine, a padlock charm and a brass memo pin

Jane used white daisy, WOC sweetheart blossoms, ivory cherry blossoms and ivory jute

Anne used Kort & Godt rolled roses, ruby red velvet lace, cheesecloth, cream seam binding and pearls

Kath used lace and hat pins

Katie used 13mm "Olivia" white cluny lace; K&G ivory/cream beaded berries;
WOC ivory hip rose bud; WOC ivory small gardenia 

see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 21 April 2013

April Colour Challenge...

Hello and welcome to another colour challenge here at the Ribbon Girl blog. Our challenge this month is to create a project using the colours 'cream or ivory' and as usual we are sponsored by our fabulous friends at Lili Of The Valley and of course the Ribbon Girl

Our Inspiration this month comes from this photograph


Our lucky winner, selected randomly, will win both the £10 voucher from LOTV as well as the £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

 We have a few simple rules to make our challenges fair to everyone who enter:
Please make a new project that follows the theme of our challenge (no backlinking to older projects)
Blog about your project mentioning our challenge then leave a link to it using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post

The challenge will close at 9PM (UK time) on Saturday 27th April
Our talented Design Team have created a variety of projects to inspire you this month, please visit their blogs to find more of their gorgeous creations and as usual all the products listed under their projects can be found at The Ribbon Girl online store

By Kath

(Kath used: Striped Cotton Tape Cream & Light Brown, Rolled Paper Roses, Darjeeling Beige Shabby Dahlias, Beaded Twirl White, White Guipure Lace and Large Butterfly Charm)

By Astrid

(Astrid used: 38 mm Ivory Guipure lace, charm key small, button twine, vintage seambinding cream, Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt, Small Beaded Berries Ivory, Gardenia Ivory Small, Aster Ivory, Carnation Ivory)

By Gail

(Gail used: diamante faux mesh, white silky crush, diamante stephanotis, pearl and ivory branch, pearl rose organza)

By Mandy

(Mandy used: rolled paper roses, cluny lacem key charm, button twine)

By Jane M

(Jane used: Wooden heart button, paper flowers, Rolled paper roses, Memo pins, Ivory silk ribbon, mermaid sparkle ribbon, stick on pearls, jute ribbon, ivory small beaded berries, button twine, cream button)

By Franz

 (Franz used: 20mm Ivory Open Rose WOC, Small Beaded Berries Ivory, Ivory Guipure Lace, Ivory Lace and Pearl Trim, Pearl & Diamante Embellishment, Ivory/Gold Glitter Organza, pearl rose organza)

By Mary

(Mary used: Ivory pleated satin, 'Astrid' lace, ivory silk ribbon, 5mm pearls, 35mm ivvory trellis rose, 20mm pale pink open roses, ivory and pink hip rosebuds, ivory beaded gypsophalia)

By Andrea

(Andrea used: bridal white satin, 4mm pearl bead string ivory scrunched organza, ivory flower guipure lace, platinum liquid pearls, ivory gardenia, ivory rolled rose, ivory beaded berries, white beaded twirls and ivory crysanthemum)

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Winner of giveaway ... and a fabulous wedding cake ...

There were many entries to the giveaway but there can only be one winner of these gorgeous flowers from The Ribbon Girl online store

please email us with your mailing address and we'll pop your prize in the post

now for something completely different - just look at this wedding cake made by one of our customers Helen Jones - thanks for sharing this with us Helen, everything is edible apart from the lace and the pearl bead strings!! we have some very talented customers!

please pop back tomorrow for our April Colour Challenge - we've got some fab prizes and some wonderful creations  from our Design Team
See you then, Mary x

Criss Cross and Vintage pink .....

Wedding card by Andrea

Criss Cross pocket card by DT Andrea who used:

A precoloured image from Lili Of The Valley from their new Art Pad 4
Papers from her favourite ever Nitwit Collections digital kit Always & Forever
Spellbinders dies and Martha Stewart border punch

Vinage Pink Criss Cross Pocket card by DT Teresa

Teresa used  Pion papers then added 38mm Vintage Pink Fluted Edge Sheer Ribbon, 25mm 'Hermione' Ivory Vintage Style Fine Cluny lace, Key charm,Chrysanthemums and Cosmos daisy, Pink beaded berries, Pink rolled rose with sugar & spice adhesive pearlsand pink button twine all from The Ribbon Girl

I will announce the winner of the gorgeous pink flower giveaway this evening so come back later to see if you are the lucky winner!

I'm loving these criss cross cards and have made quite a few myself -  in fact, I'll be sharing one on Sunday 21st of April on the Ribbon Girl April Colour Challenge so please pop back to be inspired by the fabulous creations made by our talented DT

see you soon Mary x

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Box pleated satin is just perfect .......

please scroll down or click here for the pink flower give away

This gorgeous pink and white dress card was made by our regular customer Jeannie   - please visit her blog to find out why she is 'tickled pink' how this card turned out - Jeannie used pale pink and rose pink box pleated satin ribbon together with 13mm white guipure lace all from

DT Debbie Dolphin used ivory box pleated satin, Green Seam Binding, Pearl Lace, Tulle, Katherine Ivory Scallop Cluny lace on this fabulous 'Clown Tilda' card

see you tomorrow with more inspiration

Mary x