Saturday 30 September 2017

gingerbread's house

Have you seen this new collection gingerbread house? It gave me a lot if inspiration.

I chose to make a house in felt, spotty buttons as windows, slices ribbon as door and lace roof's embellishment.

I have just add a gingerbread words ribbon to hang it . I don't know where at the moment but I will find!

I am beginning my christmas decorations very early this year...It's unusual for me!
Enjoy your week-end,

Thursday 28 September 2017

Love You to the Moon and Back Galaxy Background Box Frame

Good Morning Everyone!

It's Sarah B here today and I am sharing a Galaxy Background Box Frame Project inspired by the lovely Moon and Back Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I love making Galaxy Backgrounds and knew I had some perfect stamps to compliment this Ribbon :) 

This ribbon is from the collection in the Alien Catagory

A close up of the ribbon before I put it in the box frame. Glass is so hard to photo!

I made an inky background using the Distress Inks in the various purples, blues and blacks, splashing water and flicking white acrylic until I was happy with the results. More details can be found on my blog!

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Ribbon Weaving

Hi Folks, Laura here today sharing a ribbon weave clipboard with you...

I've used some pastel shades of our plain satin 9mm.  You can find this here on our website.  The clipboard is clear perspex and I picked it up from Paperchase a few years ago.

I'm no weaving expert - I think this is called Mad Weave.  This, presumably, is because it drives you mad trying to figure out how to do it!!  If you fancy a try you'll need lots of pins and a cork board bigger than the finished size of your weaving project.

First of all, you'll need to set up your vertical ribbons.  I went in a random order just to give me lots of colour but lining your ribbons up in a certain order will give you different finished patterns.  Pin to your cork board enough ribbons to cover the width of your clipboard (or other surface - you can add weaving to pretty much anything!)  They should be as close together as possible and exactly vertical for a nice tight weave - no wonky angles!

The second step is to weave ribbons in at a 30 degree angle.  I found it helpful to mark my corkboard and use a quilters ruler to get my angles exact.  The pattern to weave is over one, under two, over one, under two etc. of the vertical ribbons.  Your second ribbon should go over the next ribbon along to the one the first ribbon went over.  (It is easier to do than to explain!)  Again pin these ribbons in place so they don't move.

The third step is to weave a second set of ribbons in at a 30 degree angle, this time from the other side.  This time go over two, under one, over two, under one etc. of the vertical ribbons.  This time you need to navigate the second step ribbons too, making sure you are creating the little diamond shapes.

I realise I haven't put this into words very well so I'll point you to a video I have just found - video - I could have done with watching this before I got started!!

Once that was done I placed my clipboard on top.  I used super strong red backed double sided tape around the edge of the clipboard and one by one, unpinned each ribbon, folded it around the edge of the clipboard and stuck it down.  I trimmed the ends down and added another layer of tape and finished off with a length of ribbon to hide the unsightly ends.

The beauty of the perspex is you can see the weaving from both sides.  Because I wrapped it over the back and adhere only a small border on the front you still have a nice solid surface to write on too.

Tag us on Instagram (@craftyribbons) or Facebook if you share a weaving project - we'd love to see!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday 24 September 2017

Sheer class

Hello....well i thought i would share with you this gorgeous sheer ribbon ...which i love !!
This  sheer ribbon in the Honey gold is availale HERE
It is also available in many colours all as gorgeous as each other.
If you want to know more about mt project you can find it on my blog Carols World.
remember we have our challenge over on the Facebook crafty ribbon page, why not pop on over and  follow us then you wont miss a thing!    
x Carol x 

Friday 22 September 2017

Nisse fun !!

Good morning guys !!

Have you checked out the new super cute Nisse Ribbon !!

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it because its so cute, just had to make this fun christmas card !!

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Wicked tag bag

Hi there!!
It's Sara here, and today I have my very first project as DT member to show you.
Halloween is around the corner so I decided to go for an easy but super cute (don't you think so?) goodie bag to hold candies and chocolates..

I think it's perfect for kids, but also adult ones will appreciate it.
I was inspired by this WITCHES LEGS grossgrain ribbon. 
I added just a little touch of black with this BLACK ROPE, to give that spooky look I wanted.

I leave here some more details in case you want to do this:

I hope to see your wonderful projects very soon!!
Please ask for any question.
Sara - ST'officina

Monday 18 September 2017

Countdown to Christmas Sign

Lucy  here today with a fun countdown to Christmas Sign!

I used these gorgeous Brand New Nisse Ribbons Exclusive to Crafty Ribbons!
I even looped a bit to keep the chalk in

Who doesn't love cute Santas little helpers?!! Such a lovely colour too!

Saturday 16 September 2017

Gingerbread hugs and cocoa kisses

I was happy getting the new ribbon range 
Gingerbread House to play with; here's my first card:

You'll find both the sentiment and the image
ribbons right HERE.

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La Vikinga

Thursday 14 September 2017

A layout with a cupcake

Sarah here with my first design team project. I used the lovely cupcake ribbon as my inspiration for the layout.

I weaved some seam binding ribbon around the edge of my cupcake diecut in pastel yellow and green, which matched my title perfectly.
Some sweet ric rac ribbon finished the layout off nicely.
You can find all the ribbons in the shop.

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Gnome House & Tag

Scatty Jan Hi there, so happy to be here to share with you my little Gnome house and matching tag
The fantastic ribbons I have used are
for the Gnome house -
Gnome Ribbon - Mushroom ~ around the base
Gnome Ribbon - Garden Gnomes ~ for cut out Gnomes

For the tag I have used
Gnome Ribbon - Mushroom ~ around the base
5mm Gingham red/white ~for the top of tag
You can find full details on my blog here
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great day

Friday 8 September 2017

A birth card

What a great way to announce a birth with a card!

Boy or girl, just choose your way and colors. 

I took washing line ribbon , stripe ribbon in pink,

 and cute as button ribbon in pink too. You could have it in blue if you'd rather. I used tooth-pick and a string with mini pegs to hold washing ribbon! Flower button is from basic 2 go buttons in flowers bright .

Have a beautiful day. Feel free to follow me on Facebook:  Coccinelle Demoiselle or Instagram: Coccinelle_demoiselle . Surprises are coming soon...

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Who wants Ice Cream?

Good Morning! 
It's Sarah B here today and I am sharing my first Design Team card made using the pretty Ice Cream Ribbon

 I am still hoping for sunshine! This ribbon is from the Summer Festival Ribbon collection which I am in love with.

I coloured my stamped image to match the Ice Creams on the Ribbon and love how cute the bow turned out!
More detail can be found on my blog

Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah B

Monday 4 September 2017

Scrapping with ribbon...

Hi folks, Laura here today.  Since I made this layout I have had half a stamped and painted image sat on my desk.  As you know, I don't like to throw anything away, so I designed this layout around it!

My only other criteria was 'use lots of ribbon!' and I managed to sneak some lace and sequins in too - life is hard!!

You an get your hands on the ribbons here: hearts and dots and you can find the teal ribbon and lilac lace on the Crafty Ribbons show stand - yes it is nearly show time again.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday 2 September 2017

A little tweet of lace

Carol here today, I am sharing with blog land a card using some fabulous lace from CRAFTY RIBBONS
This is gorgeous french lace available from HERE  and also cotton lace from HERE
french lace

you can also find my card over on the Face book page of crafty ribbons this is also where we hold our challenges still with a fab ribbon prize.
x carol x