Sunday, 31 March 2013

March Magnolia Only Challenge ...

Happy Easter! We hope you are all having a lovely Easter weekend, we've been munching lots of chocolate eggs here at the Ribbon Girl and we're looking forward to a lovely family day today.

Today is a new challenge here on the blog and it's a Magnolia Only challenge - add flowers.  As always our rules are simple - create a new project which includes at least 1 Magnolia stamp and follows the theme of the challenge, blog about it mentioning this challenge then add a link to your project using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post.

Our regular sponsors, Magnolia of Sweden will be sending our randomly chosen winner a stamp direct from Magnolia headquarters and Ribbon Girl are giving a £10 voucher towards a spending spree in the Ribbon Girl online store. Please don't backlink to older projects as you won't be entered into the prize draw.

Our challenge closes at 9PM (UK time) Saturday 6th April and as usual all the products listed below the Design Team projects can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store
We have a new guest joining our team this month all the way from Australia! Please welcome Kylie Kueter to our team and after you've had a look at all the design team projects why not pop over to her blog to have a look at all the fabulous projects she makes. Kylie has made a gorgeous card to inspire you this week

(Kylie used: 7mm satin ribbon, pink beaded swirl, pink tulips flowers, pink trellis rose, diamante stephanotis, beaded berries, vintage cotton lace, teatowel stripe ribbon, starburst diamante embellishment, watering can and trowel charms)


(Jane used: vintage style cluny lace, pink tulip, white rose, purple rose, white daisy, pink rolled rose, white button twine and bee charm)


(Teresa used; White tulle, 25mm Berisford satin ribbon, ruffle edge organza, Pearl lace trim, Pearl brad, hip rosebuds, Chrysanthemums, rolled roses)

(Andrea used: pearl flower flatbacks, organza pearl rose trim, liquid pearls, brass memo pin, flat lace)


(Sara used: vintage style cluny lace,organza rose ribbon,angelica lace,coffee rolled rose ,ivory rolled rose,ivory pearl and crystal branch,seam binding, ivory cosmos daisy, ivory beaded roses,beaded sprig ,beaded twirl)

(whose project is currently sitting in the ribbon shop because Katie sent it to Mary for her birthday last week and it looks even nicer in real life than it does in the photographs!)

(Katie used 13 mm White fine vintage style cluny lace, 15 mm White flower fine cluny lace,  32mm 'Victoria' Antique White Fine Cluny Lace, White and pink tulip seam binding ribbons, Natural botton twine, Pale rose pink tiny ric rac ribbon, WOC Deep pink cherry blossom, WOC Pink pretty blossom, WOC White sweetheart blossom)


(Mary used: 22mm guipure lace, 7mm hot pink satin, pearls, trellis rose, carnationa, sweetheart blossoms, lillies, hip rosebuds, asters, Kort & Godt chrysanth, stems from a white pearl and crystal branch and some Stardust Stickles)


(Kim used: Chrysanth cream Kort and Gort, Mulberry Daisy White, White Church Window Guipure, Hip Rose Bud Ivory, Pearl and Crystal Branch, Rolled Paper Rose Pale Peach Kort and Gort, Beaded Ivory Rose Kort and Gort, 20mm Ivory Resin Flat Back, Apple Silver Charm, Gold Metallic Twine, Cream Seam Binding, Aster Ivory Chrysanthemum, Beaded Sprigs White)

Debbie D

(Debbie used: Butterfly Ivory Fine Cluny Lace, Emily Embroided Tulle Lace, Tulle, Lilac Seam Binding, Ivory Pearl Beaded Trim, Lilac Teeny Tiny Pom Pom trim, Rose Bud Large Ivory and Beaded Berries Lilac/Purple White)


(Tiets used: seam binding cream, dewdrops clear, pins white, Rolled paper roses ivory, Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt,  hip rose buds ivory, Hermione Ivory vintage style fine cluny lace, heart engraved style charm, button twine ivory,Lily flower white)


(Astrid used: Vintage seambinding Oloroso, 32mm 'Josephine' Cream Fine Double Scallop Lace, Rolled Paper Roses Ivory Kort & Godt, Chrysanth Cream Kort & Godt, Small Beaded Berries Ivory Pk of 6, Sweetheart Blossom Coffee Two Tone Pk of 10, cotton lace)


(Becky used: cream top stitching thread, 5mm self adhesive pearls, ivory pearl rose organza, cream chrysanths, ivory rolled roses, stardust stickles, natural button twine, ivory pearl and crystal branch, 20mm ivory roses, 18mm scalloped fine cluny lace, 8mm vintage style fine cluny lace and lavender pure silk ribbon)


(Silvie used: Pink Treillis rose, 20mm Ivory open rose, Pink and white Hip rose buds, Pink Aster Rose (Chrysanthemum), Cream berries, Cream Vintage Seam Binding, Pink Tulip Vintage Seam Binding, 18mm Ivory Fine Vintage Style Cluny, Wooden heart button, Key Charm, Jute Ivory button twine, Flatback pearls, Stardust Stickles)


(Bev used: 23mm cream organza ribbon, dragonfly charm, 23mm Pearl & Diamante Round Embellishment, 20mm open roses, pins)

Dawny P

(Dawny used: 40mm white daisy, pale pink lily flowers, asters, white hip rosebuds,  white sweetheart blossoms, white beaded twirl, pink tulip seam binding, sugar and spice self adhesive pearl flatbacks)

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Chicks, Inspiration and a winner ....

The winner of the delicious bundle of Peaches and Cream ribbons, lace and embellishments is

please email us with your address so we can mail your prize to you.

We wanted to share this photograph of these gorgeous chicks made from scraps of silk fabric and felt, beads and embroidery floss which were made for us by our good friend and multi talented crafter Val Hopper

  and now let's have a look at more beautiful projects made by our mega talented design team

By Andrea

Andrea decorated tubs with box pleated satin, daisy flowers, crystal and diamante embellishments and bead string - then she filled them with chocolate easter eggs!

By Mandy

Mandy used  ivory very fine cluny lace & a ribbon card 

Jane used 22mm green/cream gingham ribbon and pale lemon blossom flowers

Jane used used white daisies, pink rolled roses, pink tulips, pink lilies, blue berries, pink blossom and ivory taffeta ribbon

On this scrapbrok page Jane used green floral lace edged bias binding, white daisies

By Sara

Sara used seam binding, pink trellis rose, pink beaded twirl, fine cluny lace, white teardrop pins, hip rosebuds, white Kort & Godt chrysanth

By Franz

Franz used pink cherry blossom flower, posie seam binding, white top stitch thread and an apple charm

By Jane M

Jane used pink velvet and lace ribbon, 5mm pearls, pearl button mixture, button twine

We hope you will pop back on tomorrow morning for the start of of The Ribbon Girl 'Magnolia Only' challenge ...... fabulous prizes and wonderful inspiration from our mega talented DT

Mary x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Giveaway ..........

The Ribbon Girl doesn't have a challenge this week so to take our minds off the current snowy, wintry weather, we are looking forward to Summer and the warmer weather with our Peaches and Cream Giveaway made up of products from the Ribbon Girl online store including 32mm ivory fine cluny lace, cream cotton lace, peach cherry blossom, our new peach and cream daisy flowers, peach berries, Kort & Godt peach rolled roses, pink and silver glitter ribbon, ivory concertina pleated ribbon,  a gorgeous golden butterfly encrusted with rhinestones, a pale gold diamante circle, a large heart and a large round diamante buckle slide, small diamante heart charm, peach satin ribbon and 25 ivory pearl flower flat-backs - enough to embellish lots of cards  :-)

It would be nice if you were a follower of The Ribbon Girl blog, then just leave us a comment, add a link back here from your own blog and we'll pick the winner at random and announce it on Saturday 30th March.

Mary x


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Winner of Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge .....

The winner of the March Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge of Green and White  chosen by is number 6

that's you Julie Austin
Please contact us via our website within 7 days Julie and we'll sort out your two prizes

 A £10 voucher kindly donated by the generous ladies at Lili of the Valley to spend in their store

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

and please pop back tomorrow because we have a gorgeous summery giveaway for you which you really won't want to miss!

Mary xx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

March Colour Challenge ....

The Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge for March is an easy one - use Green and White  -  when you have made your project, 
simply blog about it mentioning this challenge then link up using the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post. The challenge will run for one week until Saturday 23rd March 9PM (UK time)

We have two prizes - a £10 voucher kindly donated by the generous ladies at Lili of the Valley to spend in their store

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

We are delighted to welcome the lovely Francesca of sunny Italy to our Design Team - we hope you enjoy being a Ribbon Girl Franz and to inspire you Francesca has made a delightful double photo frame

Franz used 12mm white pearl lace, green tiny ric rac, floral heart charm, white Kort & Godt chrysanths, white cherry blossoms and hip rosebuds, a selection of buttons and ivory button twine

Small polka dot buttons, ivory open roses, cherry blossoms and sweetheart blossoms, 10mm ivory lace and 15mm satin ribbon

Astrid used WOC White Lily Flowers, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, White Stephanotis, Iced Lime Seam Binding, 32 mm Isabelle White Vintage Style Cluny

Beautiful hair slides using vintage wool felt, small pale pink polka dot buttons and white top stitch thread

Kath used Iced Lime and White Seam Binding...Green/White Striped Grosgrain...Beaded Twirl White...Lily Flowers...Small Green Polka Dot Buttons...Birdcage Charm...Glassine Envelope


Gail made a fabulous Easter nest box with matching card using some faux diamante mesh, green 60mm scrunched tafetta, medium whiter pom pom trim, 12mm ivory flower shaped flat backs, green and white pencil stripe ribbon, a large mushroom charm, ivory button twine, daisy guipure lace, green leaf pins, and wool felt from the Vintage selection pack

Andrea used a Starburst diamante embellishment and a Zva diamante line

For this good luck card Jane used hunter green small check gingham, hunter green microdot, apple green velvet ribbo, parrot green polka dot organza ribbon, 22mm green and cream checked ribbon, green woolcfelt, small polka dot button, wooden heart button, ivory button twine, WOC paper flowers and  The Greens self adhesive pearls.

Anne used white tulle, organza stripe ribbon, meadow green satin, sweetheart blossoms, stickles, white beaded sprigs, bakers divine twine, and pins from the teardrop pin wheel


Liz used natural button twine, pale green mixed buttons, 6mm Ivory Pearl Flat-backs 


please leave a direct link to your project

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Guess who won the flower giveaway ........

The winner of our Mother's Day give away picked at random was

Donna A

Please email us Donna and put 'I won the flowers' in the subject line
and we'll send your package of flowers in the post!

I hope we see everyone back here on Sunday morning for the Ribbon Girl March Colour Challenge!
Mary x

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Flower giveaway .......

Hello everyone - there is no challenge this week so we are having a giveaway and as it is Mothering Sunday here in the UK we thought we should give away a 'Bouquet of Paper Flowers' which are always useful to have in your stash drawer!

The winner will be picked at random and will receive all of the flowers in the photograph which consist of Kort and Godt rolled roses, chrysanthemums and beaded berries, Wild Orchid Craft trellis roses, large rose buds, hip rose buds, gardenias, cherry blossoms, carnations and sweetheart blossoms; Ribbon Girl beaded sprig, beaded twirls, large white daisies

The rules are simple - just leave us a comment and add this photo on your blog and link back to us - it would be nice it you were a follower of The Ribbon Girls blog but not essential.  We'll announce the winner on Saturday 16th March

Mary x
This giveaway is now closed