Saturday, 27 October 2012

New Products giveaway .......

Wow, a £15 voucher to spend in The Ribbon Girl online store!
 ..... we've got stacks of new products including fluted edge sparkly sheers, sumptuous velvets, metallic edge satins, 10mm cotton lace in vintage colours, copper lame (makes a nice change from gold or silver), Mermaid Sparkle ribbon in two widths, plus some gorgeous new charms  (we've actually got 106 different charms to choose from) including the cutest little holly leaves, a park bench and a diamante encrusted Christmas tree - and there's more to come!!..... so if you have been wondering what to choose we thought one of our lovely readers would like to win a £15 voucher to spend in the store - all you have to do is be a follower of this blog, mention us on your own blog and leave a comment - we'll announce the winner on Saturday 3rd November - best of luck!

and don't forget - our October Colour Challenge (autumn colours) is still open - click here for more information
Hope to see you soon, Mary G x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

October Colour Challenge ...

Here we are with the new colour challenge for October and this month it's a seasonal Autumn inspiration photograph to inspire you, we're also on the hunt for a Guest Designer or two for our November colour challenge so if you would like to be a part of our team for a little while please add GD after your name
As usual we are sponsored by our very generous friends at Lili Of The Valley who give our lucky winner a £10 voucher for their online shop

and we have a lovely orange Ribbon Kit from the Ribbon Girl

Our rules are very simple - create a new project following the colours for the month (please don't back link to old projects) and mention our challenge in your own blog post then use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link us up to your project. This month we are hunting for a Guest Designer or two for our November colour challenge so if you would like to be a part of our team for a little while please add GD after your name. This challenge closes on Saturday November 3rd at 9PM (UK time)
Our talented Design Team have worked their magic again and we have some amazing projects to share using products from the Ribbon Girl online store. We've been joined once again by Alberto from Italy who is our Guest Designer for October


(Mel used: 60 mm Coppery/Gold scrunched taffeta,Cream seam binding,Mulberry Daisy,
23 mm Ivory concertina pleated satin,Chocolate Brown button twine, Crystal Zva flourishes)
By Gail

(Gail used: scrunched taffeta, tulle, striped grosgrain, buttons, putka pods, diamante buckle slide, jingle bell and felt)

(Andrea used: 25mm Burgundy Satin Ribbon, pin (Pink Mini Ribbon Kit)

By Mandy

(Mandy used: Cream Fan Cluny Lace, Green Lace Floral Bias Binding, Natural Jute Button Twine, Button, Rocking Horse Charm)

By Astrid
(Astrid used: Brown Seam Binding, Coffee Two Tone Pretty Blossom, Dried Putka Pods, 38mm Peach Satin Bands Sheer, Chrysanth White Kort & Godt, 38mm White Guipure Lace, Peach 10mm Velvet Ric Rac)

By Kath
(Kath used: Cream Jute Mesh, Green Twill Stripe, Lime Green Small Polka Dot Buttons, Pearls Ivory)
By Jane M

(Jane used: paper flowers, orange saddlestitch ribbon, stick on pearls,
 jute ribbon, button and chocolate button twine)

By Liz

(Liz used: 50mm Natural Soft Hessian Mesh Ribbon, Chocolate Button Twine, Golden Felt (from the Vintage Wool Felt Pack), Chartreus Green Tiny Ric Rac, Dried Putka Pods, Small Plain Buttons & Lemon Button (from Pastel Mix Mixed Buttons)
By Andrea
(Andrea used rolled flowers, button twine)
By Mary
 (Mary used: cluny lace, velvet ribbon, cream button, button twine, adhesive pearls, pearl embellishments, paper flowers)

Saturday, 20 October 2012


We loved seeing all of your boy cards in the last Card Challenge and our winner is ..........
Please contact us to claim your prizes please Leah
Our top 3 were:
Please take out top 3 badge from the sidebar and come back tomorrow morning for our next Colour Challenge

Sunday, 7 October 2012

October Card Challenge .....

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl October Card Challenge - we'd like you to make a BOY card for this challenge and we're really looking forward to seeing all of your entries (and the card by Sara proves that you can still use pretty stuff including flowers as she has done on her 'new baby boy' card).  As usual the rules of our challenge are simple - create a new BOY card, blog about it mentioning this challenge then come back and link it up using the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post.

Our fabulous Design Team have come up with some great projects for babies, boys and men to inspire you and we can't wait to see what you all create - there are two prizes for the winner - a stamp of your choice from the lovely ladies at Lili of the Valley

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

Jane  -  cotton twill tape, soft hessian mesh, polka dot button, button twine, charm, top stitch thread

Sara  -  cluny lace,rustic gingham,pearl pins, sweetheart blossoms,carnations,buggy charm,lace and pearl trim, Kort & Godt beaded swirl
Vicky - Cream Medium Pom Pom Trim,  Olive Green Zig Zag,  Lace Pearl Button Mix,  Star Charm

Mary G - black/white saddlestitch, ivory jute mesh, a pair of football boot charms, black/white Divine twine and a small red polka dot button

Jo  - Tiny pom pom trim, pleated satin ribbon, pearl button, striped cotton tape and button twine

Becky  -  Natural Soft Hessian Mesh, Chocolate Brown Button Twine, 16mm Brown Tea Dyed Check Cotton and a button from a 10g pack of pastel mix buttons

Tiets - saddlestitch ribbon, seam binding, cream cotton lace, jingle bells

Kim  -  Natural Soft Hessian Mesh, Seam Binding, Brown Sugar Bakers Twine, Silver Butterfly

Andrea G  -  Twill stripe, sparkly buttons, flat lace, decorative pins, liquid pearls


Lucy  Star Charm, Iced Lime Green Seam Binding

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Winner of Christmas charms and twine giveaway ...

Giveaway Prize:
25 assorted Christmas charms
1 x 10-metre bundle of Cherry Red Divine Twine
1 x 10-metre bundle of Apple Green Divine Twine
1 x 10-metre bundle of our new Christmas Divine Twine
The winner of this prize, picked at random, is
Please email us Ellie so we can send your prize out in the post!
Sorry there can only be one winner - it was such a pleasure to read all of your lovely comments - all of the charms and the twine is available from the Ribbon Girl online store
Hope to see you back here tomorrow, Sunday 7th October for the Ribbon Girl October Card Challenge!
Mary G x