Thursday 28 March 2013

Easter Blog Hop....

Wow, can you believe Easter is here already we know the weather has been bad here in the UK so to celebrate Easter and to cheer everyone up we’re having a blog hop with lots of prizes along the way...
We also have a new challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge....
And our theme this time is...
  You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge . 

And here are all the Easter Blog Hop details........

We have some special people joining in with us and it is none other than the fabulous people over at 
Lili of the Valley who have very kindly given a prize and some of their Design Team have joined the hop...

Lili of the Valley specialises in the design and production of gorgeous & unique rubber stamps, sentiment stamps, die-cut designs and papers for the card making and crafting sector. “At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible."

Ladies we are very sorry but Mr Blogger just won't allow us to use comment moderation and to keep things fair for all those of you who are doing all 20 stops we feel that the sentence you all get should not be seen in the comments below,so we would like to ask could you all just e-mail your answers to this address    and we will pick the winner from all eligible correct entries that we recieve. We are so sorry for the inconvenience but this is out of our control..Thank you for being so understanding.

Crafty Ribbons DT

The hop has 20 stops and at each stop you'll get a word.
When you have finished you should have 20 words which can be re-arranged to make a phrase.
You'll need to come back to this post and leave your phrase in the comments.
 I've turned the comment moderation on for this challenge so your comments won’t be visible until the end of the hop. 

Here is the order of the hop,you need to follow.... if at any point you get lost or you find a broken link, come back here and check it out....

Start- Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog   -The word to get you started is..... CRAFTY

La Vikinga 
              Finish - Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog -And the word to finish with is..... MAKE

Along the way, you'll find each stop has a candy to give away which has been provided by Crafty Ribbons. 

Leave a comment at each stop saying your joining in the blog hop with us,to be in with a chance of winning the candy on each blog....

At the end of the hop we'll choose 2 random winners from all eligible entries who have completed the hop and left the correct sentence in a comment below,these will be announced here on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm (UK time) along with all the winners from the DT blogs........

The 2 prizes are....,,,

A FABULOUS RIBBON HAMPER full to the brim with gorgeous ribbons

The other prize up for grabs is.........

The only "rule" to be eligible for The Blog Give away's: You must visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop; oh, and don't forget to enjoy yourselves along the way!!

Mandy & The Team

Easter Blog Hop News...

Morning just dropping by to give you all a heads up that, we are having an Easter Blog hop and would like to invite you all to join in with us..

Our Easter blog hop will run from 8am 28th March through to 6pm 2nd April.....

There will be words to collect to make a sentence and the Design Team Members who are taking part all have a ribbon candy to give away to one lucky person who joins us on the hop and leaves a comment on their individual blog..

We also have a few surprises for you all,we have some special people joining us we know you will love them as much as we all do,so don't forget to come back and see who will be joining us for the Easter Blog Hop...

For the person who gets all the words and then leaves the correct sentence in a comment on the post at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration there will be a fantastic ribbon hamper as their prize...

Winners will be announced on the Crafty Ribbons Inspirations blog at 6pm Wednesday 3rd April...

To kick off our Blog Hop we are offering some fabulous ribbon candy......

 If you would like to win all these gorgeous ribbons..then all you need to do is ...

 Take this small badge 


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and put it in your sidebar and link back to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog...

  leave your name with Inlinkz below ....

We would love you to be a follower of the Inspiration blog but it's not a requirement...
But if you are already a follower or you become a follower you can have a second entry to win the above ribbons....

If you don't have a blog that's fine just leave your name with Inlinkz skipping the URL

                  The Design Team look forward to seeing you all on 
            Thursday 28th March  for the first day of our Easter Blog Hop.... 

Mandy & The Team

Wednesday 27 March 2013


A card for a girl on her 12th birthday. 

Read the story behind the card on my blog HERE.

You can find a similar cupcake ribbon HERE.

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Do visit us again tomorrow for a fun

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DT La Vikinga / Charlotta

Thursday 21 March 2013

Midway Challenge Reminder...

Morning everyone, I'm just dropping by to give you all a reminder that we are half way through our current challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge..

our theme this time is.......

One For the Boys

There is a prize of.........

Button Box - Sea Breeze

Jam Pot Ribbons - Blueberry

We would love for you all to join in with us so please pop over to the challenge blog HERE.......

Below are all the cards/projects that the rest of the  Design Team have made for the challenge and your Inspiration...

Monday 18 March 2013

Bird Swing

Good morning dear fans of the ribbons, Gretha here
It's my first time to post a card on this blog and I though Spring is far away yet, so I'll bring it in your room with this card full of Spring and Love

I made this card with a stamp of Wee "Bird Swing" and colored it with the distress and a little twinkling H2O.
The materials of the card are:
envelope - die of Marianne Design
papers - Whimsy Wee "Cottage Charms"
Birdcage - die of Memory box
sentiment - Noordesign of Joycrafts
border - die of Magnolia
ribbon - Crafty Ribbons (lace cream & stripe ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by
Have a lovely day


Thursday 14 March 2013

Reminder for New Challenge

Morning everyone, I'm just dropping by to let you all know we have a new challenge over at
  Crafty Ribbons Challenge, our theme this time is.......

One For the Boys

This challenge will run from 8.30am 14th March until 6pm 27th March  .....

The prize this time will be.......

Button Box - Sea Breeze

Jam Pot Ribbons - Blueberry

A selection of ribbons and a button box

Contents may vary

Here are some of the DT's cards/projects for inspiration for you all....

Why not go over to  Crafty Ribbons Challenge and join in with us,we would love to see you....

Also don't forget if you pop over to the Crafty Ribbons Company Blog here you can enter the Friday Freebie,every Friday Ali and Tony offer ribbon for some lucky person to win,all you have to do is leave a comment on the Friday freebie post it's easy so why not check it out as well...........

Mandy & The Team

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Easter Garden

Hello Ribbon Fans!  It's Laura here today...

I looked at the calendar when I got the date for this post I thought it was quite near Easter.  I tried to come up with an Easter craft... there are so many Christmas crafts but not so many for Easter it seems…

We used to make Easter gardens at Sunday school and youth group; I always enjoyed making them and thought I’d revive my love but with a ‘ribbony’ twist. 

get your buttons for gravel here!
get your ponds here!
get your ribbon for grass here!
get your ribbon for daisies here!

For details on how I made my Easter Garden pop over to my blog...

Thanks for letting me share!

Sunday 10 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Morning everyone and Happy Mother's day! I am here to share a Mother's Day Teapot with you all. I have used a lovely piece of SEAM BINDING to finish this design off. You can find it HERE. I think it adds to the vintage feel.  If you would like to read more about my project just stop by my blog. Have a lovely day and don't forget to enter our challenge which is all about RIBBON.

Saturday 9 March 2013

Daffodils for Mum

Did you know that not only do Crafty Ribbons sell the most gorgeous ribbon they also sell beautiful lace and butons. I love using lace on my cards and you can find it for sale here.

For details on my card please visit my blog Marianne. You'll always find lots of inspiration here from the DT so please keep coming back.

Friday 8 March 2013

Divine Roses....

... And SWEET heart buttons too! Smiles.

For more pics and info on how I made this card... please click on to my blog link here...
To purchase your ribbons click here..
To purchase your heart buttons, click here... Smiles.

Hugs n HaPPy Crafting Everyone!

Thursday 7 March 2013

Midway Reminder for Challenge 40..

Morning everyone, I'm just dropping by to give you all a reminder that we are half way through our current challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge..

our theme this time is.......


We would like to encourage any projects whether they are cards,
scrapbook pages,boxes,bags,knitting,sewing, 
it can be anything as long as there is ribbon somewhere on the project......

There is a prize of.........

We would love for you all to join in with us so please pop over to the challenge blog HERE.......

Below are all the cards/projects that the rest of the  Design Team have made for the challenge and your Inspiration...

using Stripe ribbon and Grosgain ribbon

Please pop over to the Challenge blog HERE and join in with us.....

Happy Crafting,
Mandy & The Team