Monday, 20 November 2017

Have a Hoot this Christmas

Happy Monday to you all, Scatty Jan here 
Today I am sharing with you my DT creation for Crafty Ribbons
This time I have played with the Christmas Owl collection
they really are the sweetest ribbons ever.
Check out the whole Collection here
The ribbons from the collection that I have used are ~
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Tree branch
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Owls On Line
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Hoot/Snowy
Christmas Owl Collection ~ Hoot/Tawny

Thank you for looking
You will find lots more details on my blog
Have a great day

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Seeds' bag

Last year, I made a stamps collection for The Isobel Craft Collection and today I used them to make something very useful for gardeners...

A little seed's bag to contain all marvels meet on a walk! Sew a little and the perfect sentiment Hand made ribbon and this is my first christmas gift for a gardener friend.

I have a new website and I would be happy if you come visit it and let a comment. Just to know how you find it.

Let's go to see Coccinelle-Demoiselle !

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Poinsettia and Lace Card

Good Morning! 

Today I am sharing a Poinsettia Christmas Card that uses the lovely Lace Ribbon: Amour Cotton Lace - Love. I think this is perfect for the finishing touches for my special Christmas Cards as it is red and has a sparkle thread running through it! 

I made the inky background using the Distress Oxides in Lucky Clover and Candied Apple. I then stamped the flower onto another inky background and cut out. To finish I used the lovely lace ribbon and added a few sequins.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah B x

Monday, 13 November 2017

Let It Snow

Hi there Scatty Jan here today to share with you a couple of fun festive tags

I totally love crafting with Kraft and think these ribbons are a perfect match
They are from the Christmas Owl Collection
Christmas Owl Collection  ~ Flowers/Tawny
(Which would be perfect all year round)
Christmas Owl Collection  ~ Noel/Tawny

Thank you for looking
more details can be found on my blog

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hanging Advent

I grabbed the numbers ribbon from the Nisse range and wondered how it could be used in a sewing-free way...

I pasted the back of the ribbon with matte medium (PVA glue will do too!) and allowed to dry before cutting into individual numbers.  This stops the ribbon from fraying.  Then I gathered up 24 little envelopes to hold my advent treats - nothing huge just a chocolate or two.

I used matching colours of 3mm to tie each number to an envelope and then attach it to a string of Christmas tree beads.  Quick and easy, and very effective!

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Gingerbread Jar

Guess who's been having fun..?

Me!  I made this jar up with some kitchen staples and some of our Gingerbread House ribbon.

So.  Much.  Fun!!

I nabbed the recipie from Auntie Beeb - link - but added in some smarties to decorate with.

I added in some green seam binding and some red heart lace.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Cute gingerbread men

Morning ribbon friends Carol here 
Today my inspiration for the blog is using the lovely cute Gingerbread ribbon from crafty ribbons which you can find HERE 
I'm not really a sewing person but thought this ribbon would look great on an apron! especially on Christmas morning. 
Happy crafting 
x Carol x

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


A quick little gift for your furry friends, to hang on the tree. All you need is a plastic bauble, few treats, handmade tag and some super duper Muddy Paws ribbon !!  Loads of colours to choose from and all can be found HERE

These would make fab "from our dog to yours" gifts as well !!

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Christmas Cupcakes

Hi there , Happy Tuesday Scatty Jan here today to share with you a trio of Christmas makes

I have used the absolutly best scrummy ribbons ever
Christmas Cupcakes ~ Cupcakes
Christmas Cupcakes ~ Cupcakes Small
Christmas Cupcakes ~ Yummy Turquoise
they were just perfect for my set

Thank you for looking
You can find more details on my blog 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Christmas decorations

I'm thinking about what to do with Christmas tree ornaments, and I need just a simple and easy idea. This ornaments are so quick to do that you can make them for you and for your gitfs.

I've thought them to be perfect on the Christmas tree, but you can also use them to adorn you gifts..

This is a wonderful way to you your ribbons till the end: you just need very small pieces to do them.

You will need:

For this decoration I decide to go for a romantic look, so I chose french script ribbons and pastel colors.

Do you know that there is an entire section of French ribbons??

Have fun to create your handmade ornaments, and if you need these ornaments template, please email me at

Hope you like it!
Happy crafty day!
Sara - ST'officina

Saturday, 4 November 2017

A Magical Day!

Hi everyone Lucy here!

I hope you like my twist on a Halloween Birthday Card!

I used some gorgeous sparkly Bling Velvet and Morlaix Lace

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lucy x

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Advent Countdown/Calendar/Stocking

Hi Folks, Laura here today.

This creation is courtesy of my Mum - I had too many ideas to make so she stepped in, her hand sewing is much better than mine!!

This advent countdown stocking started life as a pillowcase.  Crafty Ribbons' Gingerbread number ribbon is hand sewn to the front and a glass candy cane marker can be moved along each date as you countdown to Christmas.

As it is a pillowcase you can pop 24 small wrapped gifts inside, one to be pulled at random each day.  I love this idea as you are not constrained by the size of the pocket - it's hard to find 24 goodies that are so small!

It can also be used as a stocking on Christmas Eve.  As it is personalised, Father Christmas will know whose it is and filled with the appropriate goodies or lumps of coal!!

If you fancy whipping one up you can grab the ribbons from here and a pillowcase from either the airing cupboard or your local cheapy shop!  Have fun!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Christmas Apron Boxes

Hi there Scatty Jan here today
Happy Tuesday and Happy Halloween
No ghosts or witchies from me though
but some more Christmas Crafting
This time I have made some Apron Boxes
Perfect for adding some little gifts like Ginger Bread men!
The lovely Ribbons I have used are from 
Crafty Ribbons and are from the Christmas Cupcake Selection
Christmas Cupcake ~ Yummy Red
Christmas Cupcake ~ Yummy Lime Juice
Christmas Cupcake ~ Yummy Turquiose
For the handles I used
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas  Red
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas  Lime Juice
Christmas Cupcake ~ Happy Christmas Turquiose
For the tops of the pockets I used some beautiful lace that you can find here.
Thank you for stopping by today
You can find lots more details on my blog

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Nativity Card with Gold Stars

Good Afternoon to You All! 

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Nativity Ribbons - 25mm Nativity Story and 9mm Nativity Words from the Christmas Nativity Ribbon catagory.

I kept this card simple by using gold mirri for the background, then a blue scrap card which I punched out the star borders using the Fiskars Interchangeable Border punch with the star cartridge. I added the ribbon, cutting the wording ribbon into a banner and scattering the punched gold stars to finish.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah B x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Christmas Shaker Ornament Layout

The Christmas crafty supplies are out and I'm looking forward to doing lots of festive scrapbooking.
Today's layout features the cute Gingerbread House collection by Crafty Ribbons.

I started by creating a shaker ornament using my Silhouette and made up a sequin mix with red white and green sequins as well as tiny candy canes I made from fimo.
To top my ornament I made a no sew bow and added the vertical ribbon for the ornament to hang from, so it didn't look like it was just floating there.
I layered matching papers behind my photo and popped it up on foam to make it sit flat against the ornament.
My Title was from the Crate Paper FaLaLa collection as well as the chipboard candy canes.
I added a cute ginger bread man and some other enamel shapes as a finishing touch, along with my trusty Gold Color Shine spray.
You can check out the process video here.
Don't forget to have a look at the new Christmas ribbons in the shop and take a peek at the inspiration blog to see how the other girls have used them.

Have a Scrappy Day!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Getting ready for Christmas

Hi Everyone Scatty Jan here today to share with you some Christmas bags and tags 
I so love getting ready for Christmas
The ribbons used are from the Christmas Owl Collection
Christmas Owl Ribbon ~Wishes/Snowy
Christmas Owl Ribbon ~ Flowers/Snowy
Christmas Owl Ribbon ~ Noel/Snowy
I just love the clean fresh look of these ribbons
The red buttons were also from Crafty Ribbons from the Basics2Go Absolute Bargain to be had!
Pop across to my blog for lots more photo's and info 
Thanks for stopping by 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Christmas Nisse Lavender sachet gifts

Hey everyone, Elaine here. As Christmas gallops towards us all I have been trying to create some simple gifts to *try* to have presents to hand by the time it gets here! I love making these lavender sachets because they are so easy but smell divine and always make well received gifts! I used Nisse ribbons, a fat quarter, lavender, rice and felt so its relatively inexpensive supplies wise too :)

Friday, 20 October 2017

Pumpkins and Ghost Halloween Party Favour Treat Bags

Good Morning to You All! 

Today I am sharing a Halloween Treat Bag project. I love Halloween and the themed Ribbons are so cute! I thought these Treat Bags would be perfect for Halloween party favours! I used the Pumpkins and Ghost ribbon and

More details about how I made these can be found on my blog. I added the cute Pumpkins and Ghost ribbon to the centre bag and tied each one with the lovely Orange Polka Dot ribbon! These bags can be filled with anything and are very easy to make.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah B x

Thursday, 19 October 2017


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, in every shop you see.  Laura here, it's still too early for me, I'd prefer a ban until November!  But hey, that's not how it works...

Crafty Ribbons have three new Christmas ranges for this year, Nativity being the first release.

I wrapped and pinned some ribbon around the bottom of a handpainted candle, wrapped it with printed celophane and tied with the Nativity words ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I hope you sung the first line of this blog post!!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Advent Gift Box

Hi Folks, Laura here today.

I made this cute Christmas gift box using ribbon from the Advent range.

I added a tag and lid topper cut on my Silhouette Cameo to match the featured star design.  Really simple - i.e. wrapping double sided tape around a premade box and sticking ribbon on.  It's a great way to recycle boxes as the ribbon covers up and design or branding.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Matching Card and Tag

Hi there , Happy Tuesday to you all
Here today to share with you a matching card and tag that I made

The lush ribbons that I have used are
Organza Swiss Dots ~ You really would not belive how much I use this
3mm Satin from a Satin pack ~ excellent value and another that is well used
There are lots more photo's and info on my blog 

Monday, 16 October 2017

A little shabby Chic

Hello Crafty Ribbon followers, Carol here with some inspiration for you ..I HOPE!!
showcasing the gorgeous grosgrain ribbon available 
There are some beautiful colours available from 
 10mm grosgrain ribbon

why not take a look !!!
x Carol x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Christmas Nisse Card

Hi Everyone!

 Today I am sharing a quick Christmas Card using the 25mm Nisse Ribbon. I love the colours and cute Nisse characters! This ribbon is from the Nisse collection.

I used a mask for the background with Distress Oxides, created a banner sentiment and finished with some sequins.

Thanks for looking, 

Sarah B x