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This is the place to visit for a little ribbon inspiration.  We aim to share ideas and tips for using ribbons and buttons in your crafting.  All our new and exciting ribbons, kits and goodies will be shown here first.  We will keep you up to date with what is happening with the Crafty Ribbons Team!  Don't miss out - check back regularly for all the latest news.

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Bev's NEW Ribbon Bag - Awareness

It's been a while, I know because Bev has been nagging me to find time to launch her NEW Ribbon Bag - sorry to all Bev's Bag followers.

Bev's NEW Ribbon bag - "Awareness"

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As this is very special to our hearts at Crafty Ribbons we will donate £1.00 from every "Awareness" bag sold to help with this fight. 

Bev's Bags are always full to the brim with super ribbons all for £5.00. This "Awareness" collection exceeds all other bags she has created, but then she did have help picking the ribbons.  It was so sweet and I am sure I will get into trouble for telling your this (by Bev), but she had asked Sydney to help pick the ribbons for her NEW bag.  She had told Sydney that she wanted only pink ribbons and why they had to be pink and that we were hoping to help people. 

Sydney took this all on board, picked up a shopping basket and went up and down the ribbon aisles.  The racking towers above her by a good 5 times, but undaunted she searched.  First in the basket was Hello Kitty "It has pink bows mummy", then she found the single hearts, Bev added the swiss dots in two shades. In all I think there are 20 different ribbons, mostly hand picked by Sydney - should it therefore be called "Sydney's Ribbon Bag"! It has crowns for princesses, butterflies, satin, wire edge sheer, tracker stripe, taffeta all in wonderful shades of PINK.

If you need any PINK ribbons - please please think about buying this "Awareness" bag of Bev's and Sydney, we have put a chart on the wall so Sydney can mark off the amount we have raised. She has £2.00 so far. You can get them from HERE


Ribbon Challenge goodies - Sorry these have been delayed but the internet was so poor at the hotel that I was unable to upload the photos. If I was a little bit more organised I would have pre-written the posting - but ho hum that's not me!!!

Please do not forget that these photos were taken before Exeter show (weeks ago!) and I am working from memory.... I rest my case.

Honest this is ribbon, well the stripe down the side is and Leslie has matched the baubles perfectly. a very stylish card.

Prancing reindeer, once again ribbon, I promise - it's just the way that Leslie expertly seems to make the ribbon turn into paper.

Leslie has used three ribbons on her last card, it is just fantastic.

Now I thought these were sweet little tree decs, adorable in themselves.  But it was not until I put everything away that I realised that behind this decs were hidden gold chocolate coins.  WOW what a fab idea Jan - awesome.

Oh a very classic stlye Jan, the green just shouts CHRISTMAS.

Look at this little lot. The penquin is adorable what a wonderful gift for someone.  The fudge individualy wrapped with Merry Christmas, they came out of the little bag.  Jan it is just super, but I am being asked if we sell the penquins at the shows!!! No only the ribbon.

This delightful penguin set leads me onto to the next collection of goodies - Gail you are up next!

Do you want to see him up close.

Gail has sent me a cross stitch penquin, wow must have taken an age? So he does not feel left out, I hang him with Jans Penguin collection on the front of the exhibtion stand. Sorry he is a little out of focus, probably because I was munching on some fudge and not holding the camera steady!

Gail has been playing with ribbon to create this garland - plaited maybe, or braided?

This is a little bag, both the handle and bag are ribbon but the detail is something more......

....Gail it is beautiful, thank you.

If I have not shown your collection of challenges goodies yet, please do not worry I still have many more to share.  There will be another batch tomorrow with the Friday FREEBIE -oooh I can not decide what the prize should be this week! If you have a spare moment we are sponsering a new Challenge Blog this week - click HERE to find out more.

Have a great Thursday and see you all tomorrow.


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