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....... 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.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Slithers of Snakes

It's OK - NOT real snakes!

I read about a lady that was trying a world record attempt for the most number of snakes hand crafted.  So either sewn, knitted or crocheted.

Slithers of Snakes wanted 1000 snakes!

I love crochet, so I made these two snakes and used ribbon for their tongues and small Basic 2 Go buttons for the eyes.

The record attempt is TODAY, so I have my fingers crossed they make it.
If they do, does that make ME a record breaker?

The snakes are being sold after they have been counted, the money raised is for Alzhiemers Research UK

Good luck Slithers.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Vintage Butterfly Scrapbook page

Hey everyone, I hope you are well! I am here today with a scrapbook layout I made with Crafty Ribbons 'Vintage Butterflies' ribbon. This is without doubt one of my all time favourite Crafty Ribbons patterned ribbon because it is so beautiful and fits in so well with my obsession with all things Butterfly!

Please head over to our facebook page for chances to win pretty new ribbon!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A poppy brooch

 I think poppies are my favourite flowers. They are so beautiful in a field. I began to see some this week-end in south of France so maybe they influenced myself!

I made a brooch with hexies patchwork , spring ribbon poppies, a spotty large button, and a 3mm satin ribbon
I miss a vintage dress to hang it on!

Don't forget to put your creation with ribbon on our Facebook page to win...

Hoping you have a lovely time,

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Magnificent Mushrooms!

Today I have a card featuring this pretty mushroom ribbon (which will be on sale in the near future). It's the perfect embellishment for this cute image.
Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Jayne x

Friday, 31 March 2017

New Ribbon Challenge

A New Ribbon Challenge starts today!

Any project, any creation is welcome as long as it uses ribbon....... could win a £15 voucher to spend on our website.

Just add a picture of your creation on our Facebook page here

Have fun playing with ribbon

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Pin Cushion

 Hello Chaps!  Laura here with a pin cushion using the 'Stitches' ribbon...

I cut two triangles of white felt as my base.  To one triangle I added a band of sewing machine ribbon and tucked the ends behind.  To the other triangle I attached a length of lace around the edge.  Before joining both triangles together I added a loop of 'handmade with love' ribbon.

I hand stitched the two triangles together leaving a small gap to allow me to add stuffing.  I pack in some soft toy filling and closed the gap.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

By the sea

Hi there Carol here I'm sharing with you a card using the fabulous Lighthouse ribbons available from HERE and also the seagull ribbon which you will find HERE 

These are part of a new By the sea range from Crafty Ribbons 
You can find more about my card over on my blog 
x Carol x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Gingham Inspiration ...............

Hi all, happy Monday!  It's Lynsey here today to share some gingham ribbon inspiration.  I've used this gorgeous ribbon on a man's card which is a great embellishment and perfect finishing touch for a man's card. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Handmade with love


Lucy  here today with a sewing themed card!

I used gorgeous Cream Lace - Fleur and ribbons from the NEW Stitches Ribbon Range!
Finished off with a couple of Basics to go Pink Buttons!

Perfect for Mothers Day!

Lucy x

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hugs and summer bugs

It's time to welcome spring, flowers,
bugs, butterflies and bright colours!

This ribbon was so popular it sold out but 
 there are a lot of other animal cuties HERE!

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La Vikinga

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Marianne here today sharing a cute Birthday card for a boy. I love the sentiment ribbons and cutting the Believe banner from the ribbon worked perfectly with my little astronaut. You can find the Dream, Wish, Believe ribbon on the website here.  All the details of my card are as always on my blog Marianne's Craftroom.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Helmet bag with ribbon

Hello Ali here today.

I like to try and use ribbon when ever I can (no surprise there!!)

My niece was getting a new bike and my sister asked me to make a bag to keep her helmet in.

Umm, but could I make it to match her bike and helmet! (sisters for you)

After a little bit of thinking and a trip to the fabric shop to find the blue fabric, I started to play.
I used black grosgrain ribbon to enhance the design between the blue and black fabric. I also used it for the drawstrings.

Mollie decided that when her helmet was on her head, she could use the bag to carry Hugh her teddy!

Our grosgrain ribbons come in lots of different colours and can be found here
Have fun with ribbon
Ali x

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Vintage Lace Layout

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a good day! I am here to share a layout I made to celebrate my grandmother's birthday (yes, that photo is my grandmother as a toddler!) using Volcan Viscose Lace and French Cotton Lace. These are one of my favourite ranges Crafty Ribbons carries because they are so beautiful and versatile :)
Have a wonderful day and thank you for popping by :)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A Crafty Ribbons rag doll!

I would like to make a special doll with ribbons since a moment. It needs some time to have an idea and then turns it in real. It is almost as I want to. I used a lot of different sort of orange and yellow ribbons for hair. And flower buttons for eyes.

Here is she, on a patchwork I made some time ago.

I used a poppy field ribbon as kimono belt. It will be soon on the website. Isn't it beautiful?
She needs a name just now. An idea?

Enjoy your sunday,

Friday, 10 March 2017

Beautiful Poppies!

Morning! Jayne here today. I just love this poppy ribbon which was part of the new ribbon release! It goes perfectly with this Stampingbella cutie!
More details can be found on my blog:

Have a great weekend x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Little gift bags

Marianne her today to share some little gift bags I made. I used some of my favourite spotted ribbon and some of the lovely delicate lace. You can find all of the lace here on the Crafty Ribbons site. For more information please visit my blog Marianne's Craftroom.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Holiday Fund ~ Money Box

Hi Guys, Laura back today to share a money box made using an old dominoes box and the By The Sea ribbons.

First off I whittled a coin sized hole in the wood.  It was easy enough to do with a craft knife as the wood was very soft.  To prepare my wooden box to accept paint I used a watercolour ground.  Once that was dry I played around with some turquoise and brown watercolour paints, flicking and splattering until my desk was messy and my heart was happy!

I added some of the lighthouse ribbon to either side and wrapped some seaside ribbon around the box.  I added some hand lettering to the front and a few sequins for extra sparkle.

It's easy to get the money out as the front panel slides out.  I wonder if it will help with my savings..?

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Minnie Mouse

Hello there.....Carol here adding a recent card i made using the fabulous polka dot ribbon which is available in many shades.
I thought this ribbon went fabulous with the Minnie Mouse card !
x Carol x
if you want to know more about my card you can find it over on my blog HERE 

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Sunshine yellow

Good morning Crafters,

Kelly here to share a bright happy card I've made using gorgeous sunshine yello ribbon available from the website HERE

I love this yellow satin ribbon. 
Gives some lovely texture and finshes the card off beautifully. 

Thanks for stopping by today
Hugs Kelly 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Gift Tag Inspiration ..........

Hi all design team member Lynsey here today to give you some inspiration for adding lovely ribbon and lace together to a gift tag for a pretty girly look.  I've used ribbon from our Patchwork Rose ribbon collection and teamed it up with some pretty Morlaix Cotton lace

Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Pretty Tulip Fields - Ribbon Coming Soon!

Hello Crafters!

Lucy here today with a cheerful spring card using a BRAND NEW Ribbon Soon to be released! And isn't it gorgeous!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Thinking of you

Hi! Today I want to show you two cards using
polka dots; on this first one I have used THIS
ribbon in apple green colour to match the paper. 
Crafty Ribbons also have a large range of
matching buttons, HERE is the one I used. 

And below I used the sheer puff dots ribbon.

I thought both cards would be  useful cards
in my "good-to-have-cards-box".

La Vikinga

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sewing Kit

Marianne here today with one of the samples I made recently for the new ribbons. I thought I would make something a little different. I like sewing small things so I made a travel sewing kit using two of the new sewing ribbons and a button from Crafty Ribbons. I do love using felt as it is so easy to work with. 

And here is the inside.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Surface Ribbon Embroidery

Have you tried Surface Ribbon Embroidery?
The ribbons remain on the surface of the fabric so you use just a normal needle, nothing fancy!

This is one of my new kits here  Fairy Door.
The Fairy door is printed onto the fabric, so you simply embroider the flowers on top.
You then add as much detail as you want to make this a true masterpiece.

Why not watch our video and see how easy it is

Have fun with ribbon
Ali x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Poppy and Polka dot Shoe Bows

Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with one of my favourite ways to accessorise my outfits-with some ribbon shoe bows using Lots a dots ribbon and Poppy ribbon.
For more details on how to create your own please pop by my blog Craft my life!