Sunday, 4 December 2016

Embellished Tea Towel

Hi Guys, Laura here today.  Imagine the scene... the oven is on, the smell of a roast is in the air, the kids are laughing and playing, you pop in to the kitchen to check on the food and see this fun tea towel drying on the oven door!

I am making a few of these as gifts this year.  I bought some plain tea towels on offer and simply added a length of ribbon with my sewing machine.  I unpicked a little of the side seams so I could tuck the ribbon ends under for a nice neat finish.

I've used Parcels from Santa's Grotto for this one but any of our festive ribbons will work well.  It's a great way to cheer up the kitchen over the festive season, and may even make doing the chores a bit better!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Ready for a new challenge today? Christmas and ribbon, isn't it easy...

I really fond in love with Christmas doodle collection so I used it.

I used doodle and message as large ribbon and and Dear santa as tiny one. French lesson reindeers name: Tornade, Danseur, Furie, Fringant, Comète, Cupidon, Tonnerre and Rudolphe of course!

Bon noël à tous,

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Hi Ribbon Fans, Laura here today sharing a fun table cracker.

I've taken a sheet of patterned paper and drafted a template.  There are loads available online to copy or print out.  I added a scalloped border at either edge for a little extra something.

I tied with Happy Christmas in red from the Santa's Grotto range.

And added Robin trim to the ends.  They look so fun and with five of these character ribbons in the range each of the family could have a different one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Yellow and blue

Here's a card in the Swedish colors 
royal blue and sunny yellow:

Both ribbons are 6 mm grosgrain ribbon; 

La Vikinga // Sweden

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Christmas Box

Good morning everyone today I'm sharing a Christmas Box I've made using some of the fab Christmas 2016 ribbons these are the links for the ribbon and lace I've used  Santas Grotto ParcelsSantas Grotto HollySantas Grotto TagsClermont Cotton Lace Jaune and Christmas Charm Lace Sage

The Lid

Well I hope you can pop over to the store and  take a look at the Christmas Ribbons

Enjoy your day
Love and  hugs Carole x

Monday, 21 November 2016

You make my day!

A card with flowers a dull day of autumn:

I have used several 3mm grosgrain 
ribbons that can be found HERE.

More information about materials
on my blog HERE.

La Vikinga

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Gift Bag

Hi Guys,  Laura here today with a Christmas Gift Bag.

I took a plain white bag and gave it a good spritz with gold spray ink.  I concentrated more colour at the top of the bag and let it fade out towards the bottom.  You can pick up blank paper bags at most craft stores, or recycle ones you have been given. 

I've taken two ribbons from the Santa's Grotto range and painted the backs with matte medium.  When this is dry it allows you to fussy cut the ribbon without fraying.  I matted the large motif on to some gold mirror card, and layered it up over a couple of pieces of lace.

I then added two of the tag motifs to the base of the handle.  Perfect for giving a gift this Christmas, not terribly time consuming, and even something you can get the kids to join in with... go on, do some Christmas crafting!!

Tag Ribbon
Badge Ribbon
2mm silk ribbon
Volcan Lace
Clermont Lace