Saturday 30 December 2017

Ribbon Weaving

Hello Folks, Laura here today.

Back in September, I shared a woven clipboard with you.  I had a few ideas for other ways to use this Mad Weave in my crafting.

I made a few hexagon templates a little larger than twice the width of my ribbon and set about weaving around them.  Again you can watch a video of the weaving instructions here as it is much easier to watch than to read if you see what I mean.

I used super strong sticky tape on the backs of the hexagon to secure the ribbons in place.  I then had three tiles of woven ribbon.  My original plan was to use these as embellishments on a scrapbook layout but when I saw them I thought a card would be a good use of them too.

I use a square card blank and added a sentiment stamped and embossed on vellum and pinned to one of the hexagons.

I've used 9mm satin ribbons available here.

Thanks for looking, I hope you have all had a Happy Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year!

Thursday 28 December 2017

Silk Ribbon Roses

Morning, Ali here sharing some of my Silk ribbon embroidery.
Only a few sneak peaks as it is a new kit in the making, it is still in my embroidery hoop!

The roses are called French Knot roses and use 7mm silk ribbon.  Have you tried them?
Our silk ribbon is a dream to work with and can be found here

Have a great day, cold and crispy here 

Tuesday 26 December 2017

Get Well card

Morning guy's, hope you are all enjoying your Boxing Day festivities !!
Always with winter we need a few "Get Well" cards with all the nasty bugs going round. So here is a bright and cheerful one using some yellow sheer puff dots ribbon.
Quick and easy to make and you can find all the fab sheer puff dots ribbon HERE

Don't forget to check out our ribbon challenge over on Face Book  which you can find HERE We love seeing what you make using ribbon !!

hugs Diane xx 

Sunday 24 December 2017

Last minute Christmas TAG

Hi crafters!

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm in a big mess of paper, cards and presents that I have to deliver..

Here in Italy we celebrate also Christmas Eve, so I have to set up everything for tonight!

I leave you here a quick last minute idea to create a small tree tag for your presents.

My friend really appreciate it!

For the tree tag I used:

Star ribbon(I love the versatility of this ribbon)
Happy Christmas ribbon

I would love to send you my best wishes for Christmas and hope that these holidays will be peaxe, relax, family and lot of love.

Happy crafty day!!

Saturday 23 December 2017

Peg Fairy made using Organza Swiss Dot Ribbon

Hi Everyone,

It's Sarah B here and I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and to share one of my peg dolls I made using the Organza Swiss Dot Ribbon in White with Pink, Lilac and Turquoise dots

I had seen peg fairies about and came across some pegs and wooden balls so had a play and was really happy with what I made. I had such fun painting the face and creating the hairstyle! The ribbon finishes the doll of perfectly :) 

Thanks for looking,

Sarah B  x

Monday 18 December 2017

Need chocolate?

Giving away chocolate these days?
Why not use the chocolate ribbons
for wrapping your gift or decorating the card?

Pink chocolate ribbon is HERE

KEEP CALM ribbons are HERE.

Thanks for visiting our blog, 
have a great week and don't forget the 
challenge at our Facebook page!
Bye everybody!

*** *** *** 
La Vikinga

Saturday 16 December 2017

Christmas Wreath

Sarah here with a pretty Christmas wreath featuring the Nisse Ribbon Collection.

I started by winding the wreath with tiny string lights before adding any embellishments. The battery pack was secured with glue on the back.

Using the sweet Nisse ribbon I made a loop to hang the wreath and topped it with a bow. I then wound seam binding and eyelash ribbon around the wreath and secured at the top.

I decorated the wreath with paper flowers, snowflakes and sequins and then added some white acrylic paint to tone down the colours and create a snowy effect to go with the Nisse ribbon.

A dash of iridescent glitter sprinkled over dabs of glue added some sparkle as a finishing touch.

You can check out the full process video here 

Thanks for joining me today.


Thursday 14 December 2017

5 minute cards with Toppers

Happy Thursday Scatty Jan here today......
We all do it don't we? Yes there is always a need for a last minute card, someone forgotten pops up or an unexpected card pops through the door, I am sure I get caught out most years.
So this year I set myself a target 5 minute cards
I had discovered Crafty Ribbons do the most cutest toppers at an absolute amazing price
Check them all out Here

I really can not wait to get my hands on more of these beauties
I simply grabbed a few dies and popped them through my big shot but to be honest you could just use them as they are
So I gathered all my supplies and set the clock....

I dusted round each image with Distress Oxides, die-cut 3 little tags and stamped a sentiment in each and adhered a little string , layed up using foam tags to stick each topper to white card stock (cut at 3.5 x 3.5) , attached my ribbons, and then adhered to coloured card stock (cut at 4.0 x 4.0). I then glued to my 5 x 5 white card blank , attached my tag and a couple of dew drops to each card. I then stopped the clock
I worked on all three cards together and I stopped the clock at 14 minutes and 25 seconds!!
The lush ribbons are from the Christmas Cupcake Collection
and I have used
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas Chocolate
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas Red
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas Turquoise
Thank you for looking

Monday 11 December 2017

Hello gingerbread girl!

Hej! By now you know it means "hello" in
Swedish, right? Today I wanted to show a card
where I matched the fun gingerbread ribbon
with a patterned paper:

HERE is the entire collection of ribbons
called "Gingerbread House"

More information about the materials
can be found on my blog HERE.

Have a great week you all!!!

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La Vikinga

Sunday 10 December 2017

Sweet December

December is already here. Monthes passed so quickly. It's time to think about Christmas and all thinks around.

Today I'm wishing you a sweet December to think serenely during this period.
I used Ginger words ribbon from Gingerbread house collection to make this card and a very easy origami to do the christmastree. As I put on the middle, it looks like a pop-up card.

You could make it with children. 
Hoping you would have a sweet December as mine.

psss! I have a new website. You're welcome to visit it and comment!

Friday 8 December 2017

You're Beautiful Russian Doll Ribbon Card

Good Morning Everyone! 

Today I am sharing my Russian Doll themed card. I love Russian Dolls and my daughter is obsessed with the one she has, when I saw this ribbon I was so happy :) I have used the Dolls Ribbon from the Russian Doll Collection.

I matched my papers and inks to the ribbon to create this card. The stamp set and mask I have used is the Beautiful Babushkas by For the Love of Stamps. I inked through the pattern, then separately stamped and coloured the little Russian Dolls, greeting and flowers using Distress Oxide Inks. To finish I added the beautiful ribbon and some sequins.

Thanks for looking, 

Sarah B

Thursday 7 December 2017

Penny Slider card

Hi there Jan here today to share with you a little card that I made
A Penny Slider card
I am new to these and really love them there so much fun
The lovely ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
Sheer Puff Dot - Royal
very scrummy
Don't forget to join in our challenge you could win some yummy Ribbons!!
You can join in here
There are lots more details and photo's of my card on my blog

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Flying Pigs!

Hi folks, Laura here today.

When I saw this ribbon I knew I wanted to recreate the little tomte in paper form.  Who could possibly resist a nisse riding a pig?!

I made a pattern and paper pieced him together in matching cardstock.  I tried to include all the details from Ali's design.  I made it slightly dimensional by layering - I guess that is decoupage?

I attached the nisse to the card in such a way that he spins... now not only do we have a nisse riding a pig we have a flying pig!!

I'd love to give you directions on how to create a spinner card but I worked from several tutorials that I found on YouTube and still ended up wandering off on my own path.  I will share clear instructions when I have them, it's on my list of things to do in the new year.

Ribbon from the Nisse collection from Crafty Ribbons
Sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps
paper from my stash

Thanks for looking!

Monday 4 December 2017

Advent ribbons

God Morning peeps
Today i am sharing some inspiration for you using these fabulous Advent ribbons which you can find HERE at Crafty Ribbons
These are fabulous to use as they are already in the strips so very easy to sew and if i can do it I'm sure you can, as i am not a sewing person at

I would have maybe added some padding  and a backing but time won I'm afraid....
thanks for your visit 
x Carol x

Saturday 2 December 2017

Pink ribbon fairy !!

Morning guys !!

Just sharing my cute pink dolly peg ribbon fairy with you today. Just right to hang on your Christmas tree and use up your scraps of ribbon !!

  All you need to do is paint a dolly peg white, draw in hair and features with black pen plus shoes. Then make a pom pom using your ribbon scraps the old fashion way with two circles of card with hole cut in middle, but leave a hole in middle when wrapping ribbon round to push dolly peg into before cutting apart and tying thread round. Add big bow for wings and attach another piece of ribbon to hang her up with.

The ribbons I have used are:
Pink Gingham and Check: HERE
Pink Polka Dots: HERE
Pink Stripe: HERE
Pink French Cotton Lace: HERE

Wow so many fantastic colours to choose from, what colour will your fairy be ??

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 30 November 2017

Nisse family

Hi girls!!
Hope you have already seen these wonderful nisse ribbons..

Time to create something special to decorate your houses: I love Christmas decorations.

This time I go for a cozy winter decoration with an appliquè in the front. 
The ribbon I used is perfect to finish the heart: nisse ribbon..

If you want this heart shape, I can give it to you: just send to me an email!!

Happy crafty day!!

Monday 27 November 2017

Shadow Box Hanger

Happy Monday to you all Scatty Jan here today to share with you a Shadow box hanger I made for my Granddaughter
The ribbon I have used is from Crafty Ribbons and probably one of my much used
Organza Swiss Dot Ribbon ~ It comes in an array of beautiful colours - I have just restocked and treated myself to the Want It All such great value!!

For my project today I have used
I have used 
Lots more details can be found on my blog

Friday 24 November 2017

Vibrant colours and gingerbread men


How do you feel about some glitter and
vibrant colours? I made a card with several
of the colourful ribbons from the White Christmas
range and I love the effect they make together!

I also found a great paper with gingerbread men
 to match the ribbons from this new range 

DT La Vikinga wishes you all a great weekend!!

Monday 20 November 2017

Have a Hoot this Christmas

Happy Monday to you all, Scatty Jan here 
Today I am sharing with you my DT creation for Crafty Ribbons
This time I have played with the Christmas Owl collection
they really are the sweetest ribbons ever.
Check out the whole Collection here
The ribbons from the collection that I have used are ~
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Tree branch
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Owls On Line
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Hoot/Snowy
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Hoot/Tawny

Thank you for looking
You will find lots more details on my blog
Have a great day

Thursday 16 November 2017

Seeds' bag

Last year, I made a stamps collection for The Isobel Craft Collection and today I used them to make something very useful for gardeners...

A little seed's bag to contain all marvels meet on a walk! Sew a little and the perfect sentiment Hand made ribbon and this is my first christmas gift for a gardener friend.

I have a new website and I would be happy if you come visit it and let a comment. Just to know how you find it.

Let's go to see Coccinelle-Demoiselle !

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Poinsettia and Lace Card

Good Morning! 

Today I am sharing a Poinsettia Christmas Card that uses the lovely Lace Ribbon: Amour Cotton Lace - Love. I think this is perfect for the finishing touches for my special Christmas Cards as it is red and has a sparkle thread running through it! 

I made the inky background using the Distress Oxides in Lucky Clover and Candied Apple. I then stamped the flower onto another inky background and cut out. To finish I used the lovely lace ribbon and added a few sequins.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah B x

Monday 13 November 2017

Let It Snow

Hi there Scatty Jan here today to share with you a couple of fun festive tags

I totally love crafting with Kraft and think these ribbons are a perfect match
They are from the Christmas Owl Collection
Christmas Owl Collection  ~ Flowers/Tawny
(Which would be perfect all year round)
Christmas Owl Collection  ~ Noel/Tawny

Thank you for looking
more details can be found on my blog

Sunday 12 November 2017

Hanging Advent

I grabbed the numbers ribbon from the Nisse range and wondered how it could be used in a sewing-free way...

I pasted the back of the ribbon with matte medium (PVA glue will do too!) and allowed to dry before cutting into individual numbers.  This stops the ribbon from fraying.  Then I gathered up 24 little envelopes to hold my advent treats - nothing huge just a chocolate or two.

I used matching colours of 3mm to tie each number to an envelope and then attach it to a string of Christmas tree beads.  Quick and easy, and very effective!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday 11 November 2017

Gingerbread Jar

Guess who's been having fun..?

Me!  I made this jar up with some kitchen staples and some of our Gingerbread House ribbon.

So.  Much.  Fun!!

I nabbed the recipie from Auntie Beeb - link - but added in some smarties to decorate with.

I added in some green seam binding and some red heart lace.

Thanks for looking!