30 December 2013

Tea anyone? .....

Andrea and I had great fun making teapots - mine was all in pinks and hers is in shades of blue.  We cut the card on the silhouette cameo (Andrea's new toy for Christmas!) and then cut designer paper to suit.  All edges were inked.  When all the glue was dry I had a great time decorating my teapot with 'Olivia' lace, Pink Darjeeling Pink Blossom flowers, WOC pink sweetheart blossoms, 7mm dusky pink satin ribbon and ivory flat back pearl trim - all from The Ribbon Girl

This photo shows the teapot with the lid removed - it would make a stunning gift box or favour for a wedding or special occasion dinner and it can be decorated in as many ways as you would decorate a card - I can see this becoming a favourite thing to make!

see you soon, Mary x

25 December 2013

A gift box by Jack ...and cards by Jessica...

Jessica sent the following two cards to be entered into the Kids Christmas Craft Challenge

By Jessica

By Jessica


I'm entering this project into the Ribbon Girl Kids's Christmas Craft Challenge on behalf of my great nephew Jack aged 10  who hasn't got a blog of his own.  He made this pillow box to give to his Mam for Christmas  - never more happy than when he is kicking a football for his medal winning team, Jack was chuffed to bits with his finished gift box when he'd filled it with his secret gift.


see you all soon, Mary x

17 December 2013

Last Christmas ....

This week's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Last Christmas card of the year ' and I used paper and an art pad image from LOTV.

I added 'Daphne' 25mm white fine vintage style lace and red satin ribbon - the lace bow was tied with a red/white sweetheart blossom flower and some silver twine.  My flower arrangement contains red cosmos flowers and white beaded stamens - the frond leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart punch - sentiment was computer generated and printed onto Safmat.

Sweetheart Blossom Red/White Pk of 10 25mm 'Daphne' White Fine Cluny Lace A 5 metre bundle of Silver Metallic Twine   

Lace, flowers, ribbon, twine and stickles all from The Ribbon Girl online store

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas Cards at Papertake Weekly!


16 December 2013

Kids Christmas Craft Challenge

click here to go to the Ribbon Girl Kids Christmas Craft Challenge

'Just for kids aged 16 and under'

We know lots of you like to make cards or do various other crafts when your Mums, Aunties, Grandmas, Nannas, carers and big sisters and so on are all making cards or colouring in so we thought it would be nice to have a special challenge JUST FOR KIDS!   The challenge will run until 9pm (UK time) on Saturday 28th December.

The winners will be announced on New Years Eve - we're sure you will have some time to fill in before Christmas and maybe some spare time between Christmas and New Year - you might even be hoping to get some new craft things in your stocking and this is a great opportunity to put them to good use.

There will be 3 prizes of crafty goodies and the challenge will be judged by 3 UK crafters:

Dawn Phillips freelance designer, craft tutor and TV presenter for Lili of the Valley
 Happy Birthday Dawny P - enjoy your day!!

  Kath Stewart  well known Freelance Craft Designer, Craft Tutor, and Demonstrator

Andrea Gourley - Craft Designer and Teacher 

The winners will have their project displayed here on our blog, on The Ribbon Girl Facebook Page and on the front page of The Ribbon Girl online store website on 1st January 2014

Good luck everyone and we're really looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous projects
so pop over to the Ribbon Girl blog
g e t   c r a f t i n g  !!

10 December 2013

Christmas Creatures at Papertake Weekly .....

Today's challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Christmas Creatures' and you can see there are two little rabbits sitting in this christmas stocking!  I made the pillow box using my new punch board and used LOTV Classic Christmas paper and the image from their Christmas art pad 

I added 20mm 'Charlotte' lace, 15mm red satin ribbon, flower shaped acrylic button tied with natural button twine.  Those tiny little holly leaves were punched from the dark green paper in the LOTV paper pack with a 'palm -punch' and the flowers are red/white sweetheart blossoms - I added plenty of Stardust Stickles to make everything sparkle!  
Lace, flowers, buttons, twine, stickles are all from The Ribbon Girl online store

I hope you will fbe able to pop over to see the fabulous projects made by my teamies at Papertake Weekly - we'd love to see your paper craft projects and you could win a super prize!

Mary x

9 December 2013

Small pillow gift box ..

A dinky little pink pillow gift box made with a small piece of patterned paper, using my new punch board .  I added WOC cosmos, baby pink sweetheart blossoms, a mulberry rose, Kort & Godt purple rolled rose and RG white beaded twirl.  The lace is 13mm white droplet guipure and the leaves have been punched with my Martha Stewart punch.

Flowers and lace from The Ribbon Girl

Only one more go-to-bed before Andre Rieu concert on Tuesday night - yay!!

3 December 2013

Less is more ..... and I find it so difficult ....

only 7 more days until the Andre Rieu concert - can't wait !!

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly is 'less is more' which I find very difficult!  My card features Rudolph (from Hero Arts) stamped onto craft paper with the dots coloured in with a white pen.  The nose is a pearl coloured with red Copics.  Sentiment is computer generated onto Safmat and thebow is 25mm small check red gingham.  The background is embossed with a 6 x 6 snowflake folder.

I hope you will find time to join us at PTW and if you pop over you can see loads of inspiration from the design team!  There is a great prize to win too

Pearl and ribbon are from The Ribbon Girl online store

see you soon
Mary xx

1 December 2013

Christmas anything goes at The Ribbon Girl blog ......

It's the first day of December and it's only 10 days until we go to see Andre Rieu at Newcastle Arena!! We've had the tickets for ages and are really looking forward to the performance!

There is a mega Christmas/Winter 'anything goes' challenge over at The Ribbon Girl Blog which will run for the next couple of weeks. 

I made a Winter/Christmas Wedding Cake -  which is actually three gift boxes - I made them up from scratch using white card and some pretty paper.  To embellish my 'cake' I added  'Deborah' lace, 7mm cream satin, cream tiny pom pom, lots of 3mm double sided sticky tape, Wild Orchid 20mm cream roses, 30mm ivory roses, ivory cherry blossoms, white lily flowers, Ribbon Girl tiny red berries, and Kort & Godt ivory beaded berries all from The Ribbon Girl

The cake dividers are empty ribbon bobbins covered in paper and enhanced with mulberry and beaded flowers

here are the three gift boxes - I had a great time making this project - and hope it inspires some of you to give it a go - you could make a little replica 'cake' for friends and family who are getting married

 There will be a £10 voucher for The Ribbon Girl, a £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley, a kit of red ribbons and a snowflake stick pin - so what are you waiting for - you will find masses of inspiration from the entire Ribbon Girl Design Team

 Diamante Stick Pin Snowflake

see you soon, Mary x