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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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Louise was really happy to win last weeks Friday FREEBIE prize of the Jam Pot Ribbons.  She e-mailed us to say she was stunned to be the winner and that she had been unwell over the weekend due to the hot weather. We hope you are feeling better Louise and your ribbons should be with you tomorrow.

Louise normally buys silk ribbon from us for her miniature work, she sent me these photos, they are just stunning.

This was for a customers order for a Regency stove-pipe bonnet for a 16 inch fashion doll. The bonnet was made in hand-dyed very fine pure wool (dyed by Louise) and lined in pure silk habutai with cotton lace. She used our ribbon for the bonnet ties.

Louise also used the 7mm silk ribbon for the mock slashing on the false sleeves of her miniature (5.5 inches tall) Tudor ladies, picture is of the young Elizabeth 1st.

Thank you for sharing your work with us Louise, it is so fine.

Another talented lady is Beryl, she has sent a most wonderful Beach collection of cards for our Ribbon Challenge - Fun in the Sun.

As I opened the envelope from Beryl, only one item came out, oh that's unusual I thought, Beryl normally sends me such wonderful crafty treats. But this folder held an Aladins cave of delights.  I had photographed the back which read sand but sadly it was one of the photos that became corrupted after my SD card recovery. Sorry Beryl.


When I opened the folder I was greeted with this....... an awesome collection of cards.  This would be perfect to take on holiday with you, and send to family and friends, the cards are wicked.  On the left we have a collection of sand cards and on the right a collection of sea cards, all using our Fun in the Sun Ribbons (can be found HERE)


What a colourful fun card, the colours are just perfect. If I told you that the crab ribbon (HERE) is the best selling ribbon from the Fun in the Sun collection, I am sure you would not believe me, we thought the flip flops (HERE) would be the star!

Same ribbons, same colours, I love the glossy accent on the little girls glasses, great idea.

These three sand cards have all used the same ribbon but in different ways, it just goes to show what you can do with ribbon, they are all perfect.

Now onto the sea - Beryl has chosen two blue ribbons to embellish this collection, blue stripe always shouts Nautical.  This little girl is enjoying her seaside chips! The ribboned tag can be removed and reads "Hot Summer Days", it was hot when I took the photo, but it is raining today. The little paper clip detail in the corner is quite unique Beryl.

Cheeky monkey - this card is so simple but perfect, I love it.

The fish and shell detail at the bottom of the card is ribbon (HERE), I promise, the way Beryl has backed it with white card has really made the images stand out.

Beryl this collection is a work of art, thank you so much for creating it for us.  We hope others will be able to create their own projects from it using some of your inspiration.


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