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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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Challenge Blog - Bingo

It's time for a NEW Challenge over on our challenge blog (here) and when the DT girls said we should do a Bingo Challenge I was completly flummoxed!  Ok - I know what the game of Bingo is, ( I used to play it with my Nan), and I know we use a bingo bag for all our Friday Freebie numbers, BUT how can that be a challenge.  Anyway, I shouted help and the girls came to my rescue.............

....this is the Bingo board and you have to select a line of three to make your creation..................ooooooh that's NEW to me (I get the feeling they are trying to push me out of my comfort zone!).  Glitter - nope haven't any, ditto flowers although I could make some, embossing - rather on the scary side, lace - only have one and I used that on the last challenge. 

Maybe I should look at it from the other side, what can I do. Ribbon (loads and loads of it!), I like the idea of hand made embellishments and I am sure I can find some gems. 

That's my line Handmade embellishment, ribbon and gems. Do you want to see what I made, (believe it or not I am rather a nervous crafter) never thinking my creations are very good, so I always show the girls in the warehouse first.  If I get a good reaction, I share with you all...................if not................back to the drawing board. 

The flowers are my handmade embellishments, I sewed the flowers first using seam binding ribbon.  I punched out the flower shape and made a hole in the centre then pushed the sewn flower through it.  The gems were a problem, I could not find any.  So in the end I raided Sydney's craft drawer!!!  I always give her the little free packets you get on the craft magazines and I finally found the three little silver flower gems.  I had not planned on using silver so I then did some faux stitching with a silver pen around the card and on the flowers.

Although I had used ribbon to make my flowers, I thought I still needed to use it again for the third item of the bingo challenge.  Not seen this ribbon on our website?   Yes you's seam binding......but I have printed on it using my ink jet printer.  How cool is that!  (Don't worry I will show you a little later.)

When I put all my card together I thought it looked a bit............well............plain.  So I added a few extra faux stitched flowers.  After the scariness had gone away I had so much fun making this card, why don't you come and join in with the challenge (here).  We have a super prize this week, no NOT Ribbon, we have a sponsor - Mulberry Crafts

Fabulous Flowers

MulberryCraftsUK online shop is a Home-Based business run by Bev .  At the moment we are focussing on providing miniature flowers made from genuine mulberry paper for crafts use - although we have a small selection of non -paper crafts too. Why mulberry paper? Because they are robust, realistic, look and last longer than ordinary paper and it provides a sustainable income for people in the cottage industry. In due course we will be introducing more of  other craft materials which is not related to mulberry paper.   Website -

Bev has given a extra super collection of flowers for a prize.  Ooooh I would like some of those.


For a chance to win, just join in with our challenge on our Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog.The DT have created some awesome cards to give you a little bit of inspiration, so go and have some fun!
Back to the "Print your own Ribbon"
Print your design onto paper or thin card.

Put double sided tape over the printing.  Peel off the backing paper and place the seam binding ribbon over your design and stick to the paper.  feed this back into your printer and print the same design again.


Carefully lift the seam binding ribbon away from the sticky paper.

That is it!!!  Just think what you can do - ribbon to match your backing paper, ribbon to match your borders.  The only down side is you can only print the length of A4 paper, but I am sure that will not stop you.

Nearly forgot you can find our seam binding HERE.


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