Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Home Decor Inspiration ..........

Hi all, it's Lynsey here with some home decor inspiration to share with you today.  This is an mdf heart that I covered with pretty papers, I added the sentiment which I used by die cutting letters from green card stock.  I added some flowers and pearls for embellishment and then for the perfect finishing touch I added some beautiful chantilly cotton lace.

I hope this has inspired you to have a go at some home decor for your home. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Saturday, 28 May 2016


Hello Ribbon Fans
Kelly Here to share a card I made using the wonderful nautical ribbon that you can purchase HERE.. There are lots more beautiful ribbons in this range too.. Pop by the link to have a browse.
For more info on my card please visit my blog Here
Have a good day
Hugs Kelly

Friday, 27 May 2016

Train Flags

Hi Laura here today for some lay time!  A question for you...  what do you do when the cows start walking on the train track?

 I don't know how you deal with these situations but we made some flags to warn Thomas and his friends...

Arthur knows to be carefully because the cow flag is flying...

And Edward knows the farmer is around in is tractor.

Arthur knows when to stop and when it is safe to go again.

I know, a little crazy but very cute, don't you think?  Little one loves his train track and always brings a rucksack full of trains with him.  He has a stop and go flag set at home but we needed some flags for here at Granny, Grandad and Laura's house. 

They are really simple to make - half a drinking straw, between 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) of ribbon and some double sided sticky tape.  I use the strong red-backed tape as I know with this tape little fingers will not destroy the flags in 2 seconds flat!!  All my ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.  You can find the cows here and the tractors here!

Have a good day folks, and don't forget to make time to play!


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Nature Pansy Flowers

Good morning to all our Crafty Friends Carole here today to share the card I've made for the latest Challenge using the gorgeous Nature Ribbon Pansies this is stunning ribbon I hope you like my card

More details on the products I used can be found on my own blog The Things I Love

Enjoy your day everyone
Love and hugs Carole x

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Seam Binding

Hello Ribbon Fans
Kelly here to share a card I made using the wonderful Seam Binding from Crafty Ribbons
There are lots of colours in stock Here.. I think it finishes cards off beautifully.
For more information on my card please stop by my blog Here
Hugs Kelly

New Job

Hi, Kate here with a simple card using juicy fruit ribbon,you can find them all here.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Happy Birthday

I was delighted to have three cards featured in last month's edition of Making cards magazine and this is one of them. I used one of my favourite spotted ribbons and the gorgeous Happy Birthday banner ribbon. For more details check out my blog here.


Sunday, 22 May 2016

A summer top

I made this top for a sale in support to an association to help young pupils in their studies in Burkina Faso. They gave wax fabric and I create this summer top!

I am using 35mm satin ribbon as straps and embellishment. A french journalist bought it so I am very proud! 

More pictures HERE

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Bird houses in may

Just a card I made using a Magnolia image:

The cute ribbon you see behind is an 
Easter ribbon called Bird Houses.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ribbon and Lace

Hi Folks!  It is new challenge day at our challenge site, I set the theme of Ribbon and Lace.  We'd like to see your creations including both ribbon and lace.  I made a bracelet...

I've used 3mm satin, 3mm organza and Etienne lace all from Crafty Ribbons.

Did you know you can also follow us on instagram?  Our user name is craftyribbons and our hashtag is #craftyribbons if you have anything to share.  And we'd love to see you link up your creations at the challenge site!


Springtime is arriving!

Springtime is my favorite season and yes, it is arriving in France!

 Live reborns with nature, laugh and love in the air.

Enjoy springtime !
This is a special card for new CR challenge: lace and ribbons... Let's play!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Gorjuss Green

Hello, Kate here with a card to inspire. Green is my theme and I have used swiss polka dot ribbon and a green Heart button. The ribbon can be found here and the buttons are here.

Kate x

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Rainbow Notebook

Hi Laura here to day sharing a bright and colourful note book cover.

This is what I started with.  It is a very thick sturdy board front - it needs to be thick as I will be adding a fair bit of weight.  It was rather orange too so I added a few coats of gesso to neutralise it.

From then on it was just playing with buttons!  I lined up different sizes to minimise the gaps and suck them down with pin flair glue gel.  A glue gun would also work a treat but as I've said before - I can't be trusted with a glue gun!

It's quite important to have the edges as flush as possible so the buttons don't get caught and ping off.  Having said that, I made it a few years ago and all the buttons are still in place.

Anything goes as far as a pattern - I went rainbow but you could do an initial, a heart, a star, sports team colours...

You can find these buttons here along with a large range of others.  I used; turquoise, shocking,scarlet, orange, lemon and lime.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 13 May 2016

A little ribbon goes a long way

Hello there....Carol here
Today im sharing this creation which has a simple bow sometimes this is all you need.... I have used 
Bias Binding which comes in many shades and designs
you can find out more about this over on my blog
x carol

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A mans World

Hello Carol here with a little late inspiration from our new challenge starting today over on
 the Crafty Ribbon blog 

I have used this fabulous Travel theme ribbon from the crafty ribbon store

travel ribbon
if you want to know more about my book folding you can pop on over to my blog Carols world 
take care
x carol 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Celebrating National Scrapbook Day with Ribbon!

Hi Guys, Laura here today.  Yesterday was National Scrapbook Day.  Lots of celebrations, challenges and inspiration started on Friday and continue through today, and some on to the end of the month.  I, for one, am keen to see more ribbon in scrapbooking.

I made this layout for a few challenges - one to use no patterned paper, one to include poetry and hearts, and the other to use ribbon.  I picked out the exclusive multicoloured Organza Swiss Dot ribbons and sieved through my button stash for some complimentary buttons.  I made some little rosettes/prize ribbons by folding small pieces of ribbon and sewing a button on top.

You can find the Swiss Dot ribbons here and a huge range of buttons here.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

More milk chocolate??

Need more chocolate? No problem!
Here together with some geometrical patterns:

ribbon from the collection Chocolate Ribbons.

 La Vikinga

Friday, 6 May 2016

A geometrical tote bag

It is so funny what we can make with ribbons!

I weave some grosgrain 6mm ribbons and sew a tote bag with wax african fabric.

A little glance to how I do.
I hope you will enjoy geometrical challenge on Crafty Ribbons challenge this week.

There is some sun for everyone!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Little soldier

Morning ribbon fans, 
Kelly here to share a card I made using the fab solider ribbons available from Crafty Ribbons HERE
As soon as I saw these I knew they would work great with the cute image from LOTV.

For more details please stop by my blog Here

Have a good day x

Monday, 2 May 2016

Get Well Soon

Hi Guys, Laura here today...

It is always nice to have a stash of get well soon cards to hand, here is one I made...

This is a layer of vellum over a layer of stencilling, added to a shimmer-y card base.  I added a strip of 3mm grosgrain and a few sequins from my stash.

You can find a huge range of 3mm ribbon here and if you are anything like me you will want some in every colour :D

Thanks for stopping by!