Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Team Ribbons

Team Ribbons showing off their ribbon streamers in the recent Gold Hill Cycle ride for charity.

We attached lengths of ribbons to pieces of elastic.
The ribbon colours had to match Mollies Sky bike!

The elastic was then sewn to form a circle, they simply slipped over the handle bars.

It was great seeing the ribbons being caught by the wind.

We may not have been the first over the finish line, but we did have the best dressed bikes! 

Ali x

Friday, 26 May 2017

Happy 5th wedding anniversary!

I have made a wedding anniversary greeting
card using two "old" ribbons; the yellow one is
out of stock but the beautiful broad ribbon with 
butterflies can still be found in yellow HERE

So basically I used the ribbon as patterned 
paper this time; why don't you try it out?

La Vikinga

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Copic colouring

Marianne here today to share a scrapbook layout with you. I wanted to record the Copic colouring class I attended last month and the Colour your days - pencil ribbon was the perfect match for it. For all the details on my layout please visit my blog Marianne's Craftroom.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Nautical Brooches

Elaine here with some Nautical brooches I made using Nautical Ribbon and Grosgrain Ribbon. Please pop by my blog for more details :)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A cosy nest for wubby

Some up cycling today! With cherry tomatoes box, I made this special nest for little wubbies I knit and crochet sometimes ago.

I used baby blue dots ribbon, satin ribbon, and a bygone collection.

A swiss dot ribbon, a grosgrain ribbon, a Morlaix cotton lace. Do you that you could put a colour's name in search motor on website? It is a good way to find what you would like. (also good with any name!)

I have a giveaway on my blog if you want to be in. Just let a comment on my blog HERE. (voucher, crochet and illustration I made)
Hoping you like these littles nests. Which one do you prefer?

Have a lovely day,

PS: you could follow me on Facebook  HERE and Instagram THERE  ;)

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Seaside Scene

Jayne here today with a nautical card featuring the fabulous lighthouse ribbon from the Nautical collection and a touch of By the Sea ribbon.
Hope you're having a fabulous week. Jayne xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Lighthouse Bookmark

Hi Folks!  Laura here today with a quick nautical bookmark...

I took two lengths of  By The Sea Lighthouse ribbon and sewed them back to back turning the ends under neatly.  I then grabbed some garden twine and found a tutorial to make a monkey's fist knot.  I work better with visual instructions so I found a video to follow along with.

I attached this at the bottom and was finished.  I think it has quite a big impact for something that took very little work!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Polka dots

Hello there....Carol here to share with you a recent card i made using the gorgeous Dottie ribbon from CRAFTY RIBBONS.....here
This ribbon is available in many shades and adds that lovely luxury look on your creations.
You can find out more over on my blog CAROLS WORLD 
X Carol 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Bias Binding chair

My niece Mollie is planning a new colour scheme for her bedroom. She wanted her chair recovered to match her curtains, so who does she ask? Auntie Ali!

It was very easy to recover, I just unpicked the the cover that was on the chair and used it as the template. Simple.

Our Bias binding was just perfect for the job, lovely colours to choose from and only 25p a mtr.
Find them all here

Mollie is one very happy little girl.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Coffee Anyone?


Lucy here today with a girly Coffee themed card using the gorgeous White Chantilly Lace Jane!

All other card details are on my blog HERE

Saturday, 6 May 2017

A Prize for National Scrapbooking Day

Good morning!  Today is National Scrapbooking Day and we are sponsoring a challenge run by UK Scrap Addicts.  To join in and be in with a chance of winning a £15 voucher to spend in our shop all you have to do is: pop over to the UKSA blog and have a look at/download the free digital cut file 'Good Old British Sayings'.  Make a layout using (or inspired by one of the sayings) and either share it on Instagram with #uksaNSDcut or link it up in the For The Love Of Pretty Paper facebook group in the appropriate thread.

As always Crafty Ribbons loves to see ribbon used in scrapbooking and Laura has this layout to share... hopefully to inspire you to have a go!

Scrapbooking needn't be expensive or complicated.  This page is made with the front cover of a catalogue, a few sequins, some tissue paper and ribbon.

The title is cut from the catalogue as is the patterned paper.

The ribbon forms a layer beneath the photo adding depth, texture and interest.  There is also a small piece of ribbon looped around a paper clip used as an embellishment.

You can find the ribbon Laura used here:  Cotton ribbon and 3mm grosgrain ribbon.

And we hope to see your scrapbook creations over in the For The Love Of Pretty Paper Facebook group, or on Instagram with the hashtag #uksaNSDcut over the next week.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

My second ever flip book

This is a flip book I made using pink, grey
and black colours. The theme was music:

To close it I used the 9 mm music ribbon (above)
and inside I put a broader ribbon (25 mm wide)
 to serve as a holder for the green tag. 

Have you seen this heart string? That used
to be at Crafty Ribbons but is out of stock.
If you have something similar; why not use 
it instead of a ribbon wrapping a gift!

There's more information at my blog.

La Vikinga

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Marianne here today to inspire you with a very cute card using Animal cuties ladybird ribbon. It goes perfectly with the Autumn shades on my cute card. For all the details check out my blog Marianne's Craftroom where I also have a little giveaway.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Only Love Canvas

Elaine here with a special canvas I made for a friend. I really love the Vintage look and Cotton Lace is so perfect to accent this. Please visit my blog to find out how I made this :)

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A treasure bag

Hi everyone!
 I am sure when you go to the beach, you pick a lot of little treasures.

So I decided to make a special treasure bag to collect (not too much!) all pretty finds.

The new collection "by the sea"from Crafty Ribbons is just perfect for it. I used by the sea-seaside for the bag's bottom.

and by the sea-lighthouse for the handles. Very quick to sew and I think it will be appreciate by all.

Have a peaceful time today,

Monday, 24 April 2017


Jayne here today with this super cute gnome card. I love these fabulous MFT gnomes teamed with this beautifully colourful gnome ribbon :-) The ribbon can be found here.
Hope you have a fabulous week :-)

More information can be found at http://thecraftycavalier.blogspot.co.uk  Jayne xx

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Fairy Jar

Hello, Laura here today.  I have something a little out of the ordinary to share with you today...

It's a ribbon fairy in a jar of mushrooms!  Bear with me here...  ;)

The first thing I thought of when I saw the Spring Ribbon Mushrooms was fairies.  I decided to try and make a miniature fairy to live among the mushrooms.

I've used a couple of beads for her head and body, 2mm silk ribbon for her arms and legs, seam binding and silk ribbon for her skirt and lace for her wings.

I also made a couple of mushrooms from Swiss Dot grosgrain and wire stems.  I suspended the fairy on a thread so it looks like she is flying.

Totally bonkers but so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Gingham time

Good morning Ribbon lovers, today i am sharing this card i made using this lovely fresh gingham ribbon available HERE ...You can find out more about my card over on my blog  Carols World 
why not take a look at all the other colours available too
you will not be disappointed 
x Carol x

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Colour your Days more!

I like the colourful pencil ribbons very much, 
and at Prima I found a matching paper: 

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La Vikinga

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Bunny Butt Bunting

Hi Folks, Laura here.  I've been playing with a cute free cut file from UK Scrap Addicts.  It's designed by my friend Emma and she called it Bunny Butt - what's not to love?!

I set my Silhouette Cameo to cut a warren of rabbits and set about making some bunting for Easter.

I started off with my ribbon - Swiss Dots Organza ribbon in a colourway exclusive to Crafty Ribbons.  I matched my watercolours to the dots on the ribbon and messily splashed paint over the bunnies.  When that was dry I splattered a load of gold ink over them.  It kind of looks like the mottled eggshells on Mini Eggs!

I pulled a few felt hearts from SpiegelMom Scraps and a handful of paperclips and clipped the bunnies at a regular-ish distance apart across the ribbon.  Really simple.  Well, I struggled with a few of the paperclips, actually, but it should have been simple!!

I don't have a good place to hang bunting to photograph it, so this is the best I can offer for a hanging photo...

Cute, huh?  Here is the process video:

Thanks for joining me today.  Happy Easter!

Friday, 14 April 2017

Pink Girly Easter Bunny Card

Hello lovely crafters!

Lucy  here today with a very girly easter bunny card!

Hot Pink Micro Dot Ribbon  was just perfect for my card and always looks so pretty!

All other details about my card can be found HERE!

Lucy x

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ribbon Challenge starts today

Calling all ribboners!

A New Ribbon Challenge starts today!
Any project, any creation is welcome as long as it uses ribbon.......
........you could win a £15 voucher to spend on our website. 

£15 voucher overseas
Just add a picture of your creation on our Facebook page here
Have fun playing with ribbon

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Butterflies and lace

After a lot of love messages I'd like to 
show a card with some lace and matching 
matchbox and tea candles
with butterflies:

Lace in several colours HERE.
Thin satin ribbon HERE.

More information on my blog.

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La Vikinga

Monday, 10 April 2017


Marianne here today with a scrapbook layout with photos taken in Florida. I have used By the sea-seagull and Summer festival ice cream ribbons. For more details please visit my blog Marianne's Craftroom.