Sunday, 21 August 2016

Christmas Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl ..........

This is our last giveaway while the Design Team are enjoying their August Summer break.  Please leave me a comment and one lucky person will be chosen at random to receive the following goodies 

A 'Craft & You' 'White Christmas' pad of 36 sheets of 6x6 papers, pack of 2 Scrapiniec 'Just for You' chipboards, a bunch of double ended shiny red berries, a pack of 5 frosted brown cones, pack of 10 tiny holly leaf charms, 1 metre of red/white winter village grosgrain, 1 metre of scarlet berry red satin, a 10 metre bundle of ivory/natural Divine Bakers Twine and a 5mt bundle of Venetian Red seam binding!

This giveaway will run until Saturday 3rd September (and we'll resume our Card Challenge on Sunday 4th September)   The prize must be claimed within 7 days of the announcement
Looking forward to reading your comments!

Mary x

Crafters, just so you know, I am taking a short break from 27th August until 3rd September - orders can be placed in the store but won't be mailed out until after 3rd.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Winner of Marianne paper, die and stamp giveaway ......

There were 87 entries to this giveaway and the winner, chosen at random, of the lovely prize generously given by Marianne Designs is

Petra please email us within 7 days of this blog post to claim your prize.  We will need your full mailing address so Marianne Designs can send your prize directly to you.

Crafters, please visit us again on Sunday 21st August - we have a wonderful Christmas themed prize for one lucky winner!

see you then, Mary x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Paper, die and stamp giveaway ......

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced on this blog Saturday 20th August 2016

The Ribbon Girl design team are still enjoying their Summer break so we've got another lovely prize for you, courtesy of Marianne Designs - one lucky person could win this paper pad, die and two stamps!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and I'll choose one lucky winner at random and announce the winner on Sunday 21st August!

Our regular Card and Use any Image Challenges will begin again on Sunday 4th September 

best of luck and see you soon
Mary x

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Winner of 6th Anniversary Giveaway .....

Galeria Paperie 'As if in a Dream RETRO', ivory roses, ivory and pink ribbons and lace

The winner (chosen at random) of the 6th Anniversary Giveaway is

please email me within 7 days to claim your prize - I need your full street address so I can send your package

The Design Team are still on their Summer break so there will be another giveaway here on the blog later today - I hope you will be able to pop back!

Mary x

Saturday, 6 August 2016

6th Anniversary Giveaway .... and the WINNER of Maja Design Paper Pad!!!!!

please scroll down for the name of the winner of the Maja Designs 6x6 paper pad from the last giveaway

To celebrate 6 years of The Ribbon Girl we've got a lovely giveaway for one lucky person -  one of the brand new 'Retro As if in a Dream' 12x12 double sided paper pads by Galeria Papieru, 6 metres of toning ribbons and lace and ten ivory 30mm mulberry paper roses - perfect for making all sorts of pretty cards!     Just leave us a comment and one winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday 14th August!

and that's not all  -  as a special thank you to all our lovely customers throughout the world there will be 15% off everything in the store for the next week*

Happy crafting and see you soon, Mary x

* this special offer closes at midnight Friday 12th August

Jolanda Breedvelt     Jolanda please contact me within 7 days from 7th August to claim your prize which will be sent directly to you from the home of Maja Designs - they will need your telephone number and full street address

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Summer Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl .........

The Design Team are having a break for August so we're having one or two giveaways for you instead.  The first giveaway is a surprise Maja 6x6 paper pad which will be sent direct to the winner from our very generous friends at Maja Design in Sweden   The Ribbon Girl has some gorgeous paper pads in stock - I wonder which one it will be?

Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 6x6 Paper Pad Maja Design Vintage Baby 6x6 Paper Stack 754 Maja Design Life in the Country 6x6 Paper Stk 459

This giveaway will run for one week and the winner will be chosen at random on Sunday 7th August - all you have to do is leave a comment and say what you would make with some scrumptious Maja vintage style paper

Looking forward to finding out what you would make - cards, mini albums, decorated gift boxes?

Best of luck and see you soon, Mary x
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED 7th August 2016  The winner was chosen at random - Jolanda Breedvelt who should contaxct us within 7 days to claim her prize!!

Winners of The Ribbon Girl July 'Use any Image' Challenge .....

Edited on 1st August - crafters I'm so sorry, I made a mistake with the 1st Prize which should have gone to Number 48 which is Dorte - I accidentally gave 1st prize to No 42 :-(        Dorte if you would kindly contact me* within 7 days I will arrange to send you a voucher for The Ribbon Girl store.

this is Dorte's sweet card

I hope you are all enjoying this lovely Summer weather as we're heading into August  Thanks for all your gorgeous entries crafters  -  the 3 winners have been chosen at random and they are as follows:

First prize chosen by of a £10 voucher for LOTV  (and I know they will have some scrumptious rubber and digi Christmas stamps so it's a great time to win!!) goes to Number 42 Linda's Crafty Hall

This is Linda's card


Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Number 100  Crafty-Stamper
A really beautiful christening card!


Third prize:  from Marianne Designs

Number 147  Caroline's Creaties

Such a pretty 60th card from Caroline
* Winners you have 7 days to claim your prizes by email, via the contact page on our website or by message on our facebook page.  Please take a winners badge from the side bar and if possible, link it to the store ( 

There is no challenge today Sunday 31st July, because our hard working Design Team are having a break during the month of August, but I will be having one or two giveaways for you instead, so do keep popping back.

see you soon, Mary x

Sunday, 17 July 2016

July Any Image Challenge ...

Welcome to the Ribbon Girl July 'Use any image' challenge -  you can do any type of project: cards, tags, bags, 3-d projects - anything you like, BUT YOU MUST use an image on your project.   This challenge will run until 9pm on Saturday 30th July, 2016   It's very interesting to see that 4 designers have chosen the Lemoncraft 'Forget me Not' 6x6 paper pad for their cards and so nice to see the different layouts they came up with.

There will be 3 winners and we'll share their projects when we announce the winners:

First prize:  £10 voucher for LOTV

Second prize:  £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl

Third prize:  prize from Marianne Designs

by Kat

by Tamara

(Mary used: Maja 'Coffee in the Arbour' 6x6 pad, white Lyra guipure lace, 25mm and 7mm 'Grape' satin ribbon, 30mm pale pink wild roses and pieces from the Scrapiniec Lace Doily Corners and Rounded Corners  Chipboard sets  and the jam was made with raspberries, sugar and lemon juice)

(Andrea used: Galeria Paperiu As If In A Dream papers, pink and turquoise organza ribbon, ruffle edge organza ribbon, 6mm white perl fallback trim, cherry blossom flower, cocktail and wine bottle charm, hemp twine)

Winners of The Ribbon Girl July Card Challenge ....

Thank you for all the lovely cards submitted to the July Card Challenge - what a wonderful collection of many types of beautiful cards!!  The three winners are shown below - please claim your prizes within 7 days of this blog post by email, via the contact page on our website or by message on our Facebook page
The winner of the first prize of  Papers from Maja Design  chosen by is number 51 and thats you Shamita at Spiral Creativity   Shamita Maja Designs send the prize direct to you so they need your full address and a telephone number

This is Shamita's card
The winner of the second prize is No 88 Coops who will receive a small selection of ribbons, trims and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl
this is Coops beautiful card!

The winner of the third prize which is a stamp of the winners choice from LOTV is No 136 Ane

here is Ane's beautiful baby card! so pretty!

Thanks again crafters - and don't miss the July 'Use any Image' challenge which begins at 9am on Sunday 17th July!  

happy crafting, Mary x

Sunday, 3 July 2016

July Card Challenge ...

Here we are again with this months CARD CHALLENGE and as usual it's an 'Anything Goes' challenge - any theme, any shape, as long as it is a CARD.   The challenge will run for 2 weeks and there will be three winners chosen at random on Saturday 16th July (9PM UK time).  All prizes must be claimed within 7 days and are not transferable. We are delighted to be joined by Jennifer Dix as our guest today, check out her blog for more of her amazing creations and those of the other Ribbon Girls.  Remember that all the products listed below each project can be found in the Ribbon Girl online store 

First Prize:  Papers from Maja Design - this prize will be sent directly from Maja in Sweden

Second Prize:  A selection of ribbons, trims and embellishments from The Ribbon Girl

Third Prize:  A stamp of the winners choice from LOTV


Jennifer used:  papers from Lemoncraft 'Tiny Miracles' 6x6 padfuschia pink 20mm open roses, 16mm pale pink pleated satin ribbon, pink beaded crystal leaves, 10mm ivory double row pearl trim, ivory pearl bead string, Charlotte white lace, aqua ballerina blossoms, pink and white tulipsturquoise sweetheart blossombaby pink sweetheart blossom, ivory aster 

Gina used: Pink Satin Spot/Tulle Ruched Pleated Trim, 32mm Clementine Ivory Embellished Tulle Lace, 28mm Prudence Pale Pink Flat Lace, Pink Daisy, Blue 30mm Wild Rose, 35mm Pink Trellis Rose, Antique Blue Two Tone Cherry Blossom, Beaded White Stamen, 12mm Ivory Pearl Flower, 4mm Ivory Pearl String, 20mm Pearl & Diamante Flower Embellishment, Ivory Button Twine, Stickles Stardust Ranger Ink.


Jane used:  used 10mm Dark Sage Green/Cream Square Check Ribbon, Scarlet Berry Satin Berisford no 908, Berries Green/Red Shiny 24 D/Ended Stems, white cherry blossoms, and green apples.

Dawny P

Danny used: Galeria Papieru As if in a Dream II 12x12 Stack15mm Pale Lime Green No 6 Berisford Satin15mm Pale Pink Satin Berisford No 70Pale Lime Green Small Polka Dot Spotty Button 

Mary used: Maja Vintage Summer 6x6 pad, 30mm pale pink wild roses, large pale pink rosebud, pink/white beaded stamens, 16mm pleated pale pink satin, 30mm Prudence pale pink lace, 7mm pale pink satin ribbon, 15mm pale pink pearl diamante embellishment, 6mm white flatback pearl trim, White Opal liquid pearls and Stardust Stickles