Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Happy anniversary card

Using the thin grosgrain ribbons in matching
colours on this wedding anniversary greeting.

Using two of the colours in THIS bag.

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La Vikinga

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

They are on the way...

They are on the way...Do you hear bells during the night?
Stag ribbon from Santa's grotto was just perfect!

I made five cards in same spirit with reindeer theme. I change only the ribbon. 

 I used believe in the magic  for this card.

believe in the magic too for this one. There are different messages on a length.

Could love and peace could be on the World at Christmas, it is my wish this year.
Which one to you prefer?

Monday, 19 December 2016

Birdie and Christmas Doodle

Here is birdie with Christmas ribbons 
and snowflakes.

Red ribbons from Christmas Doodle range HERE .

More info about materials on my blog HERE

Have a great day!

La Vikinga

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas Canvas Shopping Bag

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.

Here are links to the products I have used:
Santa's Grotto Badges
Santa's Grotto Santa
Happy Christmas in willow
Heart Buttons

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Little robin

New challenge on the blog today! The
theme is Christmas and I made a card with
a hat from our new range of ribbons!

Find this and more matching ribbons HERE
in the Christmas Doodle collection!

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La Vikinga

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas Cards with Holly Print Ribbon!


Lucy here with some Christmas Inspiration using Red Holly Grosgrain Ribbon!

Love this ribbon on Christmas cards! Would be fab around presents too!

Only 2 weeks left until Christmas!!

Lucy x

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Challenge

Good Morning!

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!!

Hugs, Jayne

Christmas Rose

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

These are the links for the Crafty Ribbons goodies I've used Christmas Rose Ribbon and Christmas Button Candlestick hope you can popover and  take a look you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy your day Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Thanks snowman

Today I just want to show you a
pretty simple card I made featuring

"Tack" means thanks (in Swedish).

La Vikinga

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Embellished Tea Towel

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Ready for a new challenge today? Christmas and ribbon, isn't it easy...

I really fond in love with Christmas doodle collection so I used it.

I used doodle and message as large ribbon and and Dear santa as tiny one. French lesson reindeers name: Tornade, Danseur, Furie, Fringant, Comète, Cupidon, Tonnerre and Rudolphe of course!

Bon noël à tous,

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Hi Ribbon Fans, Laura here today sharing a fun table cracker.

I've taken a sheet of patterned paper and drafted a template.  There are loads available online to copy or print out.  I added a scalloped border at either edge for a little extra something.

I tied with Happy Christmas in red from the Santa's Grotto range.

And added Robin trim to the ends.  They look so fun and with five of these character ribbons in the range each of the family could have a different one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Yellow and blue

Here's a card in the Swedish colors 
royal blue and sunny yellow:

Both ribbons are 6 mm grosgrain ribbon; 

La Vikinga // Sweden

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Christmas Box

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing a Christmas Box I've made using some of the fab Christmas 2016 ribbons these are the links for the ribbon and lace I've used  Santas Grotto ParcelsSantas Grotto HollySantas Grotto TagsClermont Cotton Lace Jaune and Christmas Charm Lace Sage

The Lid

Well I hope you can pop over to the store and  take a look at the Christmas Ribbons

Enjoy your day
Love and  hugs Carole x

Monday, 21 November 2016

You make my day!

A card with flowers a dull day of autumn:

I have used several 3mm grosgrain 
ribbons that can be found HERE.

More information about materials
on my blog HERE.

La Vikinga

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Gift Bag

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. 

I've 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.

I 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 Christmas crafting!!

Tag Ribbon
Badge Ribbon
2mm silk ribbon
Volcan Lace
Clermont Lace

Thursday, 17 November 2016

To see life in blue!

 Time for a new Crafty Ribbon challenge this week we see life in blue!

I love this spring owl ribbon so I put Mr in a frame of log cabin ribbons. Do you know I am really fond of patchwork?

Light colors on the one hand and dark on the other.  I used a lot of swiss dots ribbon, candy saddle stitch and gros grain saddle stitch plus smile blue message.

Hoping you will receive my smiles all special as you are for me !

Monday, 14 November 2016

Thanks with bling edge ribbon

Made a simple card using two lovely
thin ribbons from the bling golden edge
collection - you'll find them HERE.

Have a splendid week!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Penguin time

Good Morning Carol here with a little inspiration for you. 
Crafty Ribbons have some fabulous Christmas doodle ribbons in stock
I have used this one on my card today
thought i would keep the card simple so as to show case the ribbon.
You can find out more over on my blog HERE  
christmas doodle ribbon
why not take a peek 
go on you know you want too
take care
x Carol C x

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Baby Wash

A card for a baby shower with the all
time favourite Baby Washing ribbons! 
And a thin grosgrain ribbon bow. 

See more on my blog HERE!

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La Vikinga

Friday, 4 November 2016

Joy at Christmas

Here's a card I have made using one of the gorgeous velvet embossed ribbons, check out the fab colour choices !

Kate x

Thursday, 3 November 2016

My rainy pouch!

For rainy days, it is good to have a second pair of shoes just in case! It is what I asked to my pupils to have on their coat-peg. But some were very happy to be in class in socks!

So always to have an umbrella and shoes in your bag, no?  

I used a fait main , and wellies ribbon from Summer festival collection. To close I used a satin cord.

In plus, a ladybird one because it is my nickname! These wells are so cute aren't they?

It is time for a new challenge today: Anything goes with ribbon or lace!
Challenge #174 is on the way HERE
Come on and show us how you play with our wonderful ribbons!

More photos on my blog if you want to see...

Have a beautiful day even if it is a rainy one!


Sunday, 30 October 2016

Bruce the Reindeer

Hi there, Laura here today sharing a process video of me making a layout with Bruce the Reindeer from the Doodle Christmas range.

And here is the finished layout...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

New challenge - animal magic

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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Reindeer Train

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.

 On my card today I used  Christmas Doodle Ribbon - Believe in the Magic and Christmas Button Calendar. More details about my card can be found on my own blog HERE

Enjoy your day 
Love and  hugs Carole 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Santa's Grotto Advent Calendar

Hi Guys, it's Laura here today.

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 advent calendars...

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.

All 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!

Thanks for stopping by!