Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Bees, buttons, berries, butterflies and beautiful ribbons ..


NEW IN THE STORE THIS WEEK


New in this week  yellow/black bumble Bee charms,  tiny heart Buttons  petite beaded berry stamens, lusture finish clear star beads,  lightweight shiny silver butterflies and yummy sparkly ribbons!
 
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SHOW US YOUR MAKES!! 
 
We love to see what our customers make so we have created The Ribbon Girl Projects group where you can share your makes including cards, layouts, tags, papercrafts, cakes, sewing, bridal, stationery etc which include products available from our store  -  our current challenge is 'something new' and we look forward to welcoming you!  

All members of The Ribbon Girl Project Group on facebook get 10% off products in store until 28th February 

   Best wishes and happy crafting!!   
Mary Gourley

Saturday, 3 February 2018

New challenge .... and blog challenges ....

edited to say:  Dear Crafters, I see there are some of you who do not have Facebook and are not happy that the challenges have been temporarily suspended on this blog - and moved to a new facebook group for those who use products from my online store.  I will be having more blog based challenges in the future, but am taking a break for a few months.  I have a new puppy to care for who is taking up lots of time, and if you knew how much time you need to run a weekly challenge blog with hundreds of entries, I am sure you would agree I need a rest after doing it for 7 years.   See you all here soon.  Mary xx

 

There's a new challenge over on 

The Ribbon Girl Projects facebook group


We'd like to see any type of project which includes something new or is about something new, eg, a new baby, new house, new friend, new job, new crafty stash, new technique - anything at all. 

 The challenge will run until 17th February and the prize will be a £10 voucher to spend in the store or a selection of goodies handpicked by Mary - we're all looking forward to seeing your lovely makes so why not join the group today 

Andrea shared her latest card which includes new sparkly glass hearts

Look forward to seeing you all over on the facebook group!
Mary

Saturday, 27 January 2018

new products and it's a 10% off weekend at The Ribbon Girl


plus  20mm red paper roses  are on special for only 70pence per bunch of 12 - perfect for your Valentine projects!

20mm Paper Rose Red Bunch of 12

New and restocked this week:

 Butterfly Bead Multi, Pk of 10 - 50mm Sheer Twinkle Ribbon LilacButterfly Pendant/Charm 45mm Wide

Pretty sparkly heart, star and butterfly beads to dangle from your cards and craft projects, new butterfly and gift box charms, restocks of 50mm wide Twinkle soft and twinkly sheer ribbons in pale pink, lilac and silvery grey to make beautiful bows

SHOW US YOUR MAKES!!

 We love to see what our customers make so we have created The Ribbon Girl Projects group where you can share your makes including cards, layouts, tags, papercrafts, cakes, sewing, bridal, stationery etc which include products available from our store, and we will have occasional challenges and share our new and restocked products and special offers - see you there!

happy crafting!!   
Mary

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Show us your makes ....

 
 
It seems that more and more of our followers aren’t getting to see our posts because Facebook is choosing not to share and we love to see what our customers make with the products that they buy from us so we have created
 
 
where you can share your makes  using any products available from our store
www.ribbongirl.co.uk
 
 Share all your cards, papercrafts, layouts, cakes, sewing, bridal, stationery, invitations, table decorations, brides favours, general crafts etc
 
You can be inspired by what other crafters are making, 
and we can share our new products and special offers
 
Looking forward to seeing what you make!
Mary x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Some news and Winners of November 'use any image' challenge .... ...

  Our very first challenge took place way back in 2010, but for the time being we have decided to take a break from hosting regular challenges. However, we'll be popping back now and then with the odd challenge or giveaway.  We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful DT Members and Guests who have provided some fabulous inspiration and also our very generous sponsors who offered us such lovely prizes.  You can keep up to date with what's happening in our store by visiting our facebook page

THANK YOU ALL!!


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The three winners of The Ribbon Girl November 'use any image' challenge are as follows - the winners must email me to claim their prizes within 7 days of this blog post or forfeit the prize
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First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk

  The winner of the 1st prize is  No 133  K4brandy4

and this is k4brandy4's pretty Christmas scene
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Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl online store

No 112  that's you Vanessa
and here is Vanessa's jolly Christmas card!

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3rd Prize - a lovely selection from Marianne Designs
https://mariannedesign.nl/

The winner of the 3rd prize is No 111 Fairy Wings


 and this is Fairy Wings beautiful easle card!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely projects with us over the years - we'll take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!

Mary xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

November Any Image Challenge ...

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl  'use any image' challenge -  you can make any type of project, cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.   This will be our last challenge for a while, the Design Team will be taking a break but they have made some fabulous projects to inspire you!  We hope you will join in with this challenge.  There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners on Saturday, December 2nd

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl online store



3rd Prize - a lovely selection from Marianne Designs

https://mariannedesign.nl/


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by Lou





by Fleur 



(Fleur used olive green tiny pom pom, white cosmos daisy, ivory white frosted berries, red rolled roses, tiny 6mm shiny red berries and an ivory white magnolia flower)


by Chantal




by Kat

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Winners of The Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge


Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us - here are the three winners of the November challenge:-

First prize:  'Vintage Autumn ' 6x6 paper pad

Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics 6x6 Paper Pad 648



The winner of the first prize chosen by random.org was number 128 and that's 'Janes Journal'


and this is Jane's lovely card - if you visit her blog you can see the rest of the fabulous things she made for her grand-daughters 4th birthday! amazing!!

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Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl

The winner of the second prize is No 148  'Anne'


 
This is Anne's gorgeous card with a beautifully coloured Sarah Kay image
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The winner of the 3rd prize is No 49 and that's you 'Shree' 
 
Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV
 

and here is Shree's lovely card

If the winners can email me within 7 days of this blog post I will arrange for their prizes
 
I hope you will all visit the blog on Sunday 19th November at 9am for the November Use Any Image Challenge - see you then
Mary xx
 

Sunday, 5 November 2017

November Card Challenge ...

Hello, here we are at the beginning of a new month with another card challenge, as usual it's an 'anything goes' theme and we can't wait to see what you make. Our lovely sponsors have given us some fabulous prizes and our Design Team have made lots of inspiring projects. The challenge will run until Saturday 18th November, 9PM UK time.

First prize:  'Vintage Autumn ' 6x6 paper pad

Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics 6x6 Paper Pad 648


Second prize:  £10 voucher towards a shopping spree at The Ribbon Girl


Third Prize:  A stamp of the winner's choice from LOTV


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Design Team Inspiration

All the products listed below the projects can be found in The Ribbon Girl online store, please check out each designers own individual social media pages (links in their name) to find out more information

by Sue


(Sue used: Maja Design 6 x 6 paper I WishButton Twine Natural13mm Rusty BellsCandy Cane Silver Charm10mm Burgundy roses25mm Gold Sparkle Ribbon15mm Ivory Asters)

by Gina


(Gina used: Ivory/Cream Beaded Berries, 38mm Grace Ivory Guipure Lace, Pine Cones, 13mm Rusty Jingle Bells, 38mm Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon, Off White/Ivory Carnation, Autumn Berries, Oval Pearl Diamante Flatback, 4mm Ivory Pearl String, 4mm Ivory Pearl Trim, 3mm Ivory Pearl String, Brown Rolled Roses, 30mm Brown Two Tone Wild Roses, Christmas Stocking Bronze charm, 8mm Pearl Ivory Flatbacks)

by Cindy


(Cindy used: Cheesecloth, 3mm Ivory Pearls Flatback, 5mm Ivory Pearls Flatback, 10metres Ivory Button Twine, Round 15mm Pearl Diamante Round Embellishment, Tool set for shaping flowers, 38mm Ivory Silk Crush, 5meters of 3mm Sticky Tape, Stamen 3mm White Double Ended, 5mts Mauve Mist Seam Binding)
by Stacey 


(Stacey used: 16mm Red Saddlestitch Ribbon, Berries, Small Red Shiny 6mm, 20mm Ivory Open Rose, 10mm Ivory Open Rose (red Copic added to roses), Double Star Charm Silver Colour, 3mm MultiColour Pearl Self Adhesives, Holly Leaves with berries, Christmas Merry Christmas Scrapiniec Chipboard (Coloured with Red Copis and covered in Wink OF Stella Clear)

by Mary

(Mary used: paper from the 'Time to Sparkle' mini pack, 16mm gold lame ribbon, 6mm ivory flat back pearl trim, gold twine, 30mm ivory wild rose, ivory large rose bud, ivory beaded berries, 6mm small shiny red berries, green rose leaves, 20mm ivory paper roses)

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