Sunday, 1 April 2018

April 2018 'Anything Goes' challenge...

Due to popular demand, we thought it was time to have an 'Anything Goes' challenge here on The Ribbon Girl blog and we'd love to see all your cards, tags, boxes, and craft projects. The closing date is Saturday 28th April and the winners will be chosen at random.  No back-linking before 1st April please crafters, we'd like to see your new projects

There will be 2 prizes, the first prize is a £10 voucher very kindly provided by Nikky Hall of Polkadoodles   Polkadoodles have lots of unique, fun, crafting dies, stamps, papers and printable downloads in their store 

the second prize is a voucher for The Ribbon Girl store where you will find ribbons, lace, sparkly embellishments, pearls, buttons, flowers, appliques - in fact, everything you need to embellish your cards, layouts and craft projects

We look forward to seeing your entries, here are some cards from our Ribbon Girl friends we hope will inspire you. All the products listed below each project can be found in The Ribbon Girl store


(Mary used: Vintage Ivory Fluted Edge Sheer ribbon, ivory large rosebuds, 20mm ivory open roses, white lily flower and a white cosmos daisy.  The pearls on the centre of the butterflies are 3mm ivory s/a pearls)  

(Andrea used: satin ribbon, Dorothy lace, openweave ribbon, rat tail cord, pink paper flower, present silver charm, heart and star pins all from The Ribbon Girl and Jasper the cat coloured image from Polkadoodles)

(Andrea used: satin ribbon, ruffle edge sheer ribbon, 3mm satin, tiny ric rac, star dangle beads, silver cord, pearl flatbacks and star pins)


Stacey used 22mm Venezia White Guipure, Heart Applique with Pearl & Bow, 5mm Purple Loopy Trim, 6mm Pearl White Trim, White Pearl S/A 104 Assorted Sizes, Diamante Heart Top Loop Charm, Ivory Hemp Twine, Lilac Ballerina Blossoms, 20mm Vintage Lilac Open Roses, 20mm Lilac Paper Rose, 10mm Ivory Open Rose,  Ivory Hip Rose Bud, Stamen 3mm Pearl Off White


(Gina used: Oval white Pearl and Diamante Embellishment, Phoebe White Guipure Lace, White Organza Ribbon, Dusky Blue Open Rose, Ivory White Magnolia Flowers, White Beaded Stamen, Blue Ballerina Blossom, Smooth White Berries, and a Silver Glitter Embellishment)

(Mary used an image from the Winnie Celebrations 2 set by Polkadoodles and added a  pink daisy, pretty pink lily flower, blue/white beaded stamen, vintage pink resin rose, 65mm 'Louise' white guipure lace topped with some 6-row pearl trim (cut down to 4 rows), 15mm dusky pink satin topped with a sparkly acrylic button tied on with silver twine)


Friday, 30 March 2018

Anything Goes Challenge .........

Don't miss the April 'Anything Goes' Challenge here at 9am on Sunday 1st April

see you then, 

Mary xx

Thursday, 29 March 2018

15% off everything - our Easter gift to you

Our Easter gift to you
15% off everything in the store!!!


Please pop back on Sunday 1st April for The Ribbon Girl 'Anything Goes' April Challenge which will run until the end of April with two lovely prizes from Polkadoodles and The Ribbon Girl,
see you then

Mary x

Sunday, 11 March 2018

15% off lace and roses for Mothers Day ....

11th March 2018
IT'S MOTHERS DAY HERE IN THE UK SO WE'RE GIVING ALL CRAFTERS A 15% DISCOUNT OFF ALL LACE, ROSES AND APPLIQUES  (ends Monday 12th) We've got some gorgeous new ivory guipure lace, frames, appliques and 25mm roses in pretty colours in the store this week! Also, back in stock is the ever popular and reasonably priced 12mm 'Amanda' ivory lace, which is perfect for wedding invitations and any craft projects which require a lot of lace

35mm 'Tuscany' Ivory Guipure Lace 45mm Veronique Ivory Guipure Lace 25mm Vintage Pink Open Rose Pk of 5

Happy crafting,
Mary G xx

Monday, 5 March 2018

Lilac cards .... Springtime is coming ...


 Lovely lilac easel card by Gina Knott who coloured a Digi Doodles image and added lilac organza ribbon, 55mm 'Emma' ivory guipure lace, autumn berries, 10mm white square pearl trim, Stickles Stardust, white beaded stamens, 4mm white pearl trim all from 


French lilac coloured with copics by Mary who added lilac satin ribbon, silver twine, 20mm paper rose and heart dangle beads with a sprinkling of sequins all from The Ribbon Girl

 Crafters if you use products we sell in the store why not join the new Ribbon Girl Projects group The theme of the March Challenge is 'Springtime'

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Fabulous hair .....


Fabulous hair on this Tiddly Inks image coloured by Stacey Schofield who added Shabby White Ruffled Ribbon, White Square Pearl Trim, 6mm Pearl White Trim, Pale Pink Pure Silk, Cluster Pearl Tiny on Silver Stems, Beaded Stamens White and Pink/White, 30mm Pale Pink Wild Rose , 10mm White/Pink 2-tone Open Rose, 20mm Ivory Open Rose, Cherry Blossom Baby Pink all from 
Crafters if you use products we sell in the store why not join the new Ribbon Girl Projects group - special offers, challenges and news

Spring birthday card ....

Spring birthday card by Mary, image by Marcella Hawley coloured with Copics, 15mm satin ribbon, flowers comprising white 20mm paper rose, antique blue rosebud, rolled paper flower, hip rosebud, yellow sun daisy, rose leaves, white Monique guipure lace all from 
Crafters if you use products we sell in the store why not join the new Ribbon Girl Projects group

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

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


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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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!