Sunday, 18 March 2018

Flowers and Bows

Good Evening
Wendy L (Spanish Crafter) here, stepping in late in the day to show you afew embellishments I have made to adorn my cards  and crafty makes.

I love making these, I do it while I watch TV, then the next day I get the hot glue gun on to stick the centres on.

This blue ribbon is available HERE
And the beautiful Satin ribbons HERE

I think they look good in both Satin and Grosgrain ribbon.

Wendy L

Friday, 16 March 2018

Fairy Scrapbook Layout with Vintage Rose Ribbon and 3mm Satin Ribbon

Morning Everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page I have created with photos of my daughter from a fairy themed birthday shoot. For this I used, the beautiful Vintage Rose Ribbon in Beige/Blue and the 3mm Satin Ribbon in Copen, as I thought the complimented the colour scheme from the photos perfectly.

I wanted to bring out the flowers from the photos with the papers and ribbon and keep the colour theme of natural colours with blues.


I added a satin ribbon bow and used the ribbon tails to make the flowers a bit like rosettes. I love how this one turned out and will definitely try and do more scrapbooking with ribbon.

Thanks for looking, more details can be found on my personal blog

Sarah x

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Gingerbread (wo)men

Good morning everyone!
Margreet here with a Christmas card to share today.
I try to create a Christmas card each week, so I have no stress at the end of the year.

I have used the repeated stamping technique.
I stamped, coloured and fussy cut 1 gingerbread woman as eyecatcher.
Another eyecatcher is the beautiful vintage Christmas - gingerbread men ribbon, which can be found here
Have a great day!
xxx Margreet

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

It's a dogs life

Happy Thursday to you all
I am here today to share with you a little dog hanger who is called Horace

Horace was printed out several times and cut up and decoupaged
The Hearts were cut on my portrait
I used the lovely 
Which comes in many different scrummy colours
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Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone!

Margreet here with a Easter card to share today. 

I've used the beautiful Seam Binding Ribbon in the color citrine.

The heart shaped buttons are also from Crafty Ribbons and can be found here

More info on my blog 

xxx Margreet

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Vintage scrapbook page

Morning guys, Diane here with a vintage lay out page of my dads mum, my dad and one of his brothers using ribbons from the Vintage Butterflies found HERE

  Just love the bicycle ribbon in cream and also brown

The words and keys look fab round my photo

The lay out has loads of layers, chain, metel and charms.

 And hidden bits and pieces !!

hugs Diane xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Mother's Day Card using Seam Binding Ribbon

Good Morning Everyone! 

Today I'm sharing with you one of my Mother's Day Cards I made using the beautiful Seam Binding Ribbon - please check it out on the website as it's really versatile! You can leave it as is for a modern look or spray with water and scrunch it, drying overnight, for a vintage look!
I went with the modern look and kept the bow clean looking and classy.

 I wanted a soft looking ribbon to break up the busy background of my card and tied a double bow to finish. This Seam Binding ribbon is so beautiful and available in a range of colours.

Thanks for looking, more details can be found on my personal blog

Sarah x

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Rainbow Swiss Dots

Hi there, Laura here today.

I pulled out my white grosgrain Swiss dots ribbon and set about making a rainbow layout for Crafty Ribbons...

You can watch it all come together here:

Supplies: Swiss dots grosgrain ribbon in colours exclusive to Crafty Ribbons

Friday, 2 March 2018

Welcome spring

Wishes for spring to come inspired me to 
make these two cards in bright colours.

The pretty yellow ribbon on the card above is 
a gingham ruffle ribbon found HERE in the shop. 

On the second card I tried to match the patterned paper
with the wellie ribbon from the Summer Festival range. 

More information about materials in my BLOG. 

La Vikinga

Thursday, 1 March 2018

New Team Members

We are delighted to say we have found four more exciting crafters to join the Crafty Ribbons family...

Please welcome Louise, Lynda, Margreet and Wendy.  They will start sharing their ribbon creations here and over on our Facebook page this month.

Talking of our Facebook page, a new challenge starts today.  To be in with a chance of winning £15 voucher to spend at all you need to do is link up a new project using ribbon to the relevant Facebook thread.  See you over there!

Monday, 26 February 2018

Summer Festival ~ Chicken Ribbon

Hi there am here today sharing with you some really fun Chicken makes

how cool is that matching ribbon to my Chicken makes!
Its from Crafty Ribbons
and you can find it here
such a feel good make me smile ribbon!
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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