Hey Folks, Laura here sharing my last project before Christmas. I bought a plain canvas bag and have used goodies from the Santa's Grotto range to decorate it.
I have used super sticky double sided tape to attach my ribbons. This is a strong enough adhesive to put up with bad weather whilst out shopping, and the rough and tumbles of the festive world. Alternatively, you could sew the ribbon on. The bag could also be used as a gift bag or a stocking-of-sorts.
I've layered up my ribbons to give a nice wide band of decoration. The cut ends of the ribbon are neatly hidden by the Santa and Snowman motif. Before cutting the central motif I painted the back of the ribbon with matte medium. This stops any fraying and stiffens it up making it much easier to cut. I added two little heart buttons with gold thread for the finishing touch.
Today we have a brand new challenge with the theme of 'Christmas'. Super easy - no excuse not to enter :-)
I'm loving these icy blues for Christmas cards this year and the pretty Morlaix Cotton Lace in White adds just a perfect elegant finishing touch. The new Christmas sentiment ribbons have also been well used this year. This one is from the Christmas Rose collection (Merry Christmas Black).
Every year I swear I'm not going to be making my Christmas cards in December. Next year I will try harder - promise!!
Good morning everyone Carole here today . I hope you are all getting prepared for Christmas. Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I've made using the fabulous Christmas Rose ribbon its got to be one of my all time favorite ribbons
Hi Guys, Laura here today. Imagine the scene... the oven is on, the smell of a roast is in the air, the kids are laughing and playing, you pop in to the kitchen to check on the food and see this fun tea towel drying on the oven door!
I am making a few of these as gifts this year. I bought some plain tea towels on offer and simply added a length of ribbon with my sewing machine. I unpicked a little of the side seams so I could tuck the ribbon ends under for a nice neat finish.
I've used Parcels from Santa's Grotto for this one but any of our festive ribbons will work well. It's a great way to cheer up the kitchen over the festive season, and may even make doing the chores a bit better!
Hi Guys, Laura here today with a Christmas Gift Bag.
I took a plain white bag and gave it a good spritz with
gold spray ink. I concentrated more colour at the top of the bag and
let it fade out towards the bottom. You can pick up blank paper bags at
most craft stores, or recycle ones you have been given.
taken two ribbons from the Santa's Grotto range and painted the backs
with matte medium. When this is dry it allows you to fussy cut the
ribbon without fraying. I matted the large motif on to some gold mirror
card, and layered it up over a couple of pieces of lace.
then added two of the tag motifs to the base of the handle. Perfect
for giving a gift this Christmas, not terribly time consuming, and even
something you can get the kids to join in with... go on, do some
Marianne here today with my new challenge of Animal Magic. The team have made some gorgeous cute cards so do hop over to the challenge blog to check them out and to join in the fun. For details of my card please head over to my blog which you can find here.
Good morning everyone and Happy Wednesday. Carole here today to share a Christmas card using some great goodies from The Crafty Ribbons shop. They have a stunning range of Christmas ribbons in the shop at present to compliment any Christmas project.
I know it's early! I know! But... this is the first of
three advent calendars I will make and share this year. The second one
(coming at the beginning of the November) will be given away as a RAK.
Now, in order to allow enough time for people to enter, and then enough
time for posting to wherever in the world the recipient lives, I have to
start sharing the calendars now! So, here is the first of this years
I've gone all out ribbon on this one! I've used the Santa's Grotto range exclusive to Crafty Ribbons, which has numbers and characters (and also lace, but I couldn't squeeze any on!)
Each glassine bag
is stuffed with a few sequins and a tissue wrapped parcel, and has a
numbered tile of ribbon pegged on to a length of hanging ribbon.
of the hanging ribbons are attached to a coat hanger, but if you fancy
making one yourself a piece of driftwood, a length of dowelling, a
wreath... anything that you can hang 24 little gifts on will work!
For those with slightly chunkier gifts I have used a bigger peg, for very light gifts I have used mini pegs. As
the glassine bags are see through I have used four different colours
and patterns of tissue paper to wrap the gifts in. Some bags also have a
doily added for extra decoration.
You can see this 'in the flesh' at the fairs Crafty Ribbons are exhibiting at between now and Christmas.
I enjoyed making this so much, as I said at the top of the post, I have made another one too...
But it has a slight twist, so stay tuned in November when I will share it and give it away to one lucky crafter!