Thursday 31 March 2016

Lady in a hat

Today I want to show another card with a lady in hat:

If you like the Swiss Dots ribbon you will
find a bunch of beautiful colours HERE.

La Vikinga

Wednesday 30 March 2016


Hello....yes we are having a DT call 

Yes we would love to here from ribbon lovers out there, not just card makers, any other craftiness, altered projects, scrapbooking as long as you use ribbon we would like to see your makes.
Do you love ribbon?
Are you creative with ribbon?
Can you commit to 3-4 creations a month ? and work to deadlines?
A few times over the year it will be necessary to make projects for Ali owner of Crafty ribbons to take to the craft shows.  Ali does provide a few samples of ribbon to help you.


Well what you waiting for e-mail us today
Please tell us a little about yourself, where you live,  Are you on other Design Teams? Maybe this is your first one,  that's fine don't be shy!. Please attach 3 images of your favourite projects using ribbons.
Pleases send to me 
add DT CALL in subject
This call is open until 24th April midnight.
Good luck

Monday 28 March 2016

Easter Parade

Hello bloggers.....
Just a quick reminder if you fancy a chance of a gift woucher to spend at CRAFTY RIBBONS

why not have a go at the EASTER PARADE HOP
Over on the Crafty ribbons blog....
there's three days of different DT creations there
You can do all three or just one 

To take part in our EASTER PARADE

you will need to visit our DT members' blogs and leave a comment on the DT creations which they have made for the parade 

There is also an egg sitting on a few of the girls blogs which you will need to take note of and then link up on that days post. and tell us on whose blog you found the egg.

go on its raining
may aswell 
have fun
x Carol x

Sunday 27 March 2016


Hiya peeps and a Happy Easter to you!!

Here is todays Inspirational Blog post by me, Marg ..

And as it is Easter Sunday I went with a child's Easter bonnet 
brought from a well known discount book/childrens art store
and also the little chicks were from the same store.

All the ribbons & the button used are from Crafty Ribbons 

EASTER PARADE EVENT on over this weekend... 
As we have 12 people on our Design Team (DT) you will find 4 DT creations
on each of the 3 days, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday.
You can back link to the previous days too. The object? Besides the 4 blog hops each day is to find the Easter Egg hidden on one of each of the 4 DT blogs. 
Some maybe easy to find, some a little bit harder. 

(Please scroll down for more photos)

The button is available from this selection pack:

The ribbons I used are:

This design comes only in Sheer ribbon. 
25mm sheer printed on one side only, but as it is sheer ribbon you can see the design on both sides. Available in 1.5mtr bags of one colour or 10mtr rolls.

All of the rest that I used are Exclusive to Crafty Ribbons:

25mm grosgrain printed with 8 pansy images.  Printed on one side only

25mm grosgrain printed with 4 butterfly images.  Printed on one side only
The butterflies are: 
Large White – Pieris brassicae
Peacock – Inachis io
Meadow Brown – Maniola jurtina
Peleides Blue Morpho - Morpho peleides – Central and South Americas
Ribbon designed by Laura Rumble

9mm Grosgrain ribbon printed with ladybirds on one side only.
Three colours - Pink, Blue and White, 1mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

40mm white Grosgrain ribbon printed with Tulip Messages on one side only.
The messages are: With Love, Thinking of You, Best Wishes & Happy Birthday.
1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Summer Festival ribbons - 15mm Grass Ribbon
Printed on 15mm grosgrain on one side only
Grass! A simple line of grass in 1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Summer Festival ribbons - 25mm Flower Meadow Ribbon
Printed on 25mm grosgrain on one side only
Flower meadow in full bloom available in 1 mtr lengths or 10mtr rolls

Friday 25 March 2016

Thursday 24 March 2016

Daisy May Sewing

Happy Thursday everyone Carole here to share a card using lots of the new sewing ribbons that have just arrived in the store

These are the links for the ribbons I used

More details about my card can be found on my blog The Things I Love

I hope you have time to pop over to the store to take a look at these great ribbons

Enjoy your day everyone
Love and  hugs Carole x

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Tea Party

Hello, Kate here with a card to inspire, using swiss dot gross grain ribbon.

Looks like he is having fun!

There's also a ribbon under the swiss dot ribbon, from  a jam pot collection.

Kate x

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Four Seasons

Hi Folks, Laura here today and oh, I enjoyed making this one...

I know it's not an original concept - the four seasons artwork has been done many times before but I still enjoyed interpreting it my way.  I started out with a four pack of mini canvasses, each painted a different shade of blue.

I then painted on a very unrealistically shaped tree!  I needed an even spread of branches to attach my button leaves to, so following the shape of a real tree didn't quite work!  I sorted through my button stash and pulled out blossom pinks and spring greens; rich leafy greens; and autumnal oranges, yellows, reds and browns.  I attached my buttons with matte gel medium, but any strong glue would be okay.

My favourite touch?  The autumn leaves that have dropped from the tree!

You can find Crafty Ribbons huge selection of buttons here!

Thank you for stopping by,

Sunday 20 March 2016

Thanks a bunch

Hello, Kate here with a thank you card, lovely bright colours and a fabulous orange satin ribbon from the tawny orange jam pot collection.

Kate x

Friday 18 March 2016

Springtime in Paris

I love Paris in the springtime... 

This is my favorite season and in Paris is so special! 
I passed a lot there so you could believe me.

Travel ribbon skyline is just perfect for it!

There are some spring flowers for you! 
Have a great day and a new challenge begins today. Green is the theme...

Thursday 17 March 2016

Green is the Theme

Hi all,

today is a new challenge over at the Crafty Ribbons challenge, the theme this time, is green with ribbon.

Here is my DT card, pop over and check out the other inspiring creations from the team.

Kate x

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Birthday Tag

Hi Kate here to show you my tag featuring the Tulip sentiment ribbon, the other ribbons are also from Crafty ribbons and include, handmade sentiment 'fait main', satin ribbon and eyelash ribbon.

Kate x

Saturday 12 March 2016

My crochet basket

I crochet once a day and it makes my day!

Today, it was a basket. Who does never say this sentence is not a crocheter...

These crochet messages are so right!

I put my work in progress in my crochet basket. It would be a big sheep...

On a bad day, ... there is always crochet!
So true for me and you?

Friday 11 March 2016

Christmas Sprightly with LT :)

Hello everyone, I have a Christmas card to share with you today :P  I know, it's late for Christmas cards, or on how you look at it :)  You can never have enough Christmas cards, so it doesn't hurt to create them throughout the year, does it?

I have created this card using these ribbons and lace from Crafty Ribbons:

35mm Satin Ribbon in Cypress
Christmas Charm Lace in Sage
Christmas Charm Lace in Scarlet

If you would like to see more about how I created this Christmas card, please visit my blog at Ode to Paper.

These Christmas Charm laces are a new edition to the ribbon emporium this year and are a perfect match to the rest of the new Christmas Charm ribbon collection, which you can find here :)

Come and join us for the bi-weekly challenge over at the Crafty Ribbons challenge blog for your chance to win some Crafty Ribbons goodness, that you'll soon find you can't live without!

Thursday 10 March 2016


Good morning to all our crafty friends. Carole here today sharing a card I made using some of the fabulous new ribbons from The Travel Collection I used the beautiful Skyline and French Hearts on my design. All this collection are fabulous you really need to pop over to take a look.
More details about my card can be found on my blog here

Enjoy your day everyone 
Love and  hugs Carole

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Father's Day

Now we have had Mother's Day....time to think about Father's Day?

There's a new ribbon over at Crafty Ribbons and I have created this card using it.

Kate x

Monday 7 March 2016

Union Flag

Hi Laura here today,

To go along with the Tricolore and the Saltaire I was asked by Ali at Crafty Ribbons to make a Union Flag to decorate the show stand at U.K craft fairs.  From my experience with the other two I knew it was not going to be easy...

But I selected my ribbons and then added some more - these flags eat ribbon!!  No matter how big the pile of ribbons you start with, it just disappears in to the flag!

I planned my proportions and angles on paper first and then set to work attaching red drops of ribbon in the middle.  The next step was to fill either side with white and red combinations - in effect making a St George's Cross.

Then when that step was complete I added the blues and the narrow red for the cross of St Patrick.

To make a flag like this you will need:
A large selection of red, white and blue lace and ribbon.
London bus ribbon.
English Hearts ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 5 March 2016

It bugs me ...

A card with cute lady bug ribbons from Crafty
Ribbons. And since these wide ones are all 
sold out there's a new one HERE just in!

More details on my blog HERE

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La Vikinga

Friday 4 March 2016

hair clips 's pouch

There is a hair clips's pouch for little or great girl!

You could hang to a wall or close it.

I used a spotty button and a swiss dot ribbon as closing

and  a new ladybird ribbon. (it exists in white, blue and pink)

If you would like some hair clips, I have some HERE. I feel pretty...

Thursday 3 March 2016

Handmade by me

There are many talented ladies who use their
sewing machines to make amazing creations! 
I'm not one of them, so I asked Caroline in
Sweden to make some head gears for children
using some of our new ribbons.

The image you see on the front of every cap
is, in fact, a reflective image. 

Here are three different ones, in different 
colours and with different reflective images.

Ribbons used are from the new range of 
handmade ribbons. You'll find them all HERE.
And they look like this:

If you'd like to see more information about 
Carolines' caps, welcome to my blog HERE

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La Vikinga

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Animals rule

Hey hey! Cebelica here today. :) I'd like to show you a card that I recently made.

As you can see I didn't use a whole lot of embellishments on this card, but I did use two different ribbons. ;) They are both from Crafty ribbons and can be found in the jam pot ribbons. Hop to the store and have a look around. There are maaaaany more gorgeous ribbons there. ;)

For more info about the card please visit my blog.

Have a great day!
Hugs! xx