Thursday, 22 February 2018

Thanks to our Olympic athletes!

I don't know for you but I am very fond of Olympic games! Every four years, I am in front a tv wherever I am in the world. I organise my days on Olympic hours and sleep when I can!

I would like to thank all women and men who take part in this wonderful adventure. All continents joined for great times. They make me dream of a better world.

Congratulations to all with a medal or not. They can't be competitions without any of you.

I used 5mm gingham ribbon (so much colors!) for medals and 40mm gros grain ribbon under thank you word. This snowflake ribbon is from an old season but there are many others to choose.
Do you think, they could see this congratulations card in Pyeongchang ?
All my love to this great champions. 
You give us so much emotions.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Mix Media Notebook with Morlaix Cotton Lace and 3mm Satin Ribbon

Good Afternoon Everyone! 

Today I am sharing my notebook that I wanted to decorate and make special for myself to keep notes and ideas in. This is what I came up with . . .  

So I started wih a plain notebook! I forgot to take photos of the beginning (but that's the boring part!) 

I layered purple acrylic paint over gesso, then used some Distress Ink Sprays to create the colours, layering until I was happy with the results. I used the lovely Crafty Ribbons Morlaix White Cotten Lace and sprayed this with the pink ink to match the colours of my notebook.

I used a silk rose for my main flower and painted / sprayed this too. I played about with the layout of the overall frame and wooden sentiment. 

I decided on some of the mix media bits I wanted to use on my notebook and the perfect ribbon! I wanted a thin purple ribbon and chose the 3mm Satin Ribbon in Light Orchid.

I played around with the layout and created a small bow for my metal tag and used the ribbon to hold a mini "scroll" from the owl embellishment. 

I plan to use this notebook for jotting down my crafty ideas and inspiration! 

This design incorporates things I love like purples and pinks, roses, owls, sparkly bits, sequins and of course lace and ribbon!

Thanks for looking, 

Sarah B x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Silk Leaves on a Scrapbook Layout

Hi Guys!  Laura here today with a scrapbook layout.

This project started with one idea, circled through a couple more ideas and ended up being one of my favourite creations so far this year.

I started with some heart confetti cut on my Silhouette Cameo and Rose Gold Red Vibez from Shimmerz.  I was inspired by my friend Mary to have a good at a bokeh-type background.  You can see how in the video posted below.

That was just playing with no plan in place for the finished piece.  I decided to go the ribbon route and make it a DT piece for Crafty Ribbons.  I picked a few ribbons and dyed them with the same spray.

I then decided it needed some green, and what better than some silk leaves...

I also added silk twists to the centre of my vellum flower.  I'd have used french knots if I knew how to do them ;)

I used the following ribbons from Crafty Ribbons:  Organza Swiss Dots; Seam Binding; Silk Ribbons.

Here is the process:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Design Team Call

Crafty Ribbons are looking for some talented crafters to join their design team.  We are a ribbon company based in Dorset, UK who design exclusive ribbons and stock a huge variety of ribbon, lace and buttons.  We are passionate about ribbon!

We are looking for people who:

  • can create physical samples and post them back to us on a short turnaround.  These will make up the display on our exhibition stand.
  • are active on at least two platforms (a personal blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube etc).  A Facebook account is a must as this is how we communicate as a team.
  • are able to create 2 projects showcasing ribbon, lace and or buttons per month.  These can be cards, scrapbook layouts, paper crafting, embroidery, sewing, altered art... surprise us!
  • are willing to comment on challenge entries on our Facebook page.
  • are willing to promote Crafty Ribbons on their blog/social media channels.
  • are reliable, based in the UK or Europe, and willing to commit to 6 months designing with us.  The term will be March 1st through to 31st August.

In return, you will receive a generous parcel of ribbon, lace and buttons (plus all the new exclusive designs we create during your time with us!) and your creations will be displayed on our stand at craft shows in the UK and France.

Send us an email to telling us:

  •   where we can find you online
  •   why you’d like to join us
  •   and direct links to 3 of your best projects that use ribbon. 

Deadline for emails is 23rd February 8pm BST.  Incomplete entries will not be considered.  If you have any questions just drop me (Laura) an email.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Silk Ribbon embroidery - something different

Morning, Ali here today to share some of my silk  ribbon embroidery.

A dear friend of mine showed me her style of ribbon work, I was stunned.  So different from the traditional flowers, it broke all the rules.  She did confess that she did not know the rules!

I was itching to have a go, but did not get any free time till Christmas. I had been feeding the Blue Tits on my window sill so...........

........this little chap had to be my first attempt.  We launched him last week at the Paris show, he was much loved and stole the show for us.  Why not have a go at making him.  The kit can be found here, the design is printed on the fabric, very clear instructions, all the silk ribbon and needles you need to make you very own Blue Tit.

Pleased with my Blue Tit I just had to try to embroider a Robin......

....I love him.  Robins are very special to me, so I was a little apprehensive at first. Once again the design is printed on to the fabric so you just embroider over the top.  You can find the kit here. Totally love this style of ribbon work.  Thank you Laura.

If you want to stick with the traditional silk ribbon embroidery then try our Sundial Garden.  Gorgeous gathered hollyhocks, violets and daisies can be found here.

Our new ribbon challenge started yesterday on our Facebook page.  Why not join in by adding a photo to the challenge post.  You could win £15 to spend in our store.

Have fun 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A bit of Vintage !!

Morning guys and Happy Valentines Day !!

Hope you are all feeling the love today !!

I'm sharing my Vintage feel keyring holder made using most of the ribbons found in the Vintage Butterflies collection found HERE.

Added some pink lace from my stash, a few buttons and embroidered some French knots using the narrow silk ribbon found HERE.

I've also fussy cut out one of the ribbon butterflies for an embellishment. This is very easy to do, just add some PVA glue to back of ribbon, let it dry and then cut out !! 

Don't forget to pop over to our fb page as we run a regular challenge for anything made with ribbon on it !!

hugs Diane xx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A Pirates Life For me

Shiver me Timbers
Thats about the only Pirate language I know
Happy Sunday to you all, Climb aboard and take a looksie at today's project.

I had so much fun making this
I do enjoy 3d Crafting

The Ribbons oh wow are absolutly amazing in this collection
Check them all out here Pirate Ribbons
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Please remember we have a great challenge over on our Facebook Group 
Anything Goes aslong as you use some Ribbon
Look forward to seeing you there
Thank you for looking