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Monday, 24 February 2014

Ribbons & Bows - Monday 24th February 2014

Hello Friends,

Before I start my post today, I would like to offer a big welcome to my latest follower,  1cardcreator. Thank you so much for choosing to follow me!

Today I have two cards which I made for this month's Design Team project for Fantastic Ribbons - we were asked to make a card/project where we have sewn the ribbons. I had these colours to work with (very Spring/Summer) and I chose to go for fun, colourful designs.

 For the first card I went OTT with the ribbons - sewing a running stitch through the orange ribbon and then gathering to form a ruched effect. With the yellow, I just stitched at intervals to overlap the ribbon lengthways.

I used papers from my stash and also stitched around the edge of the bottom layer.
I used the same ribbons for the second card - the pink ribbon is already stitched: although you can't see it, I sewed the little banners along the width of the card and then covered with the pink ribbon. I made the flower with the little bits left over, sewing them together in the middle.

That's it from me for today Friends, thank you so much for stopping by! Why not visit Fantastic Ribbons for a wonderful selection of ribbons, lace, Washi Tape and buttons?

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Brilliant projects Carole love them both.
    I like all the textures you have created, the great colours and designs
    I was working on a little "spring" heart wreath for my inner front door this afternoon.
    I thought of you when I was creating it. Have you done one for your door yet??
    Enjoy the rest of the day

    Patricia xxx

  2. Thank you! I have my outer door wreath from last year, but I will be making a new one for soon as I get the chance! XXX

  3. Lovely spring projects Carole, beautiful use of the ribbons!xx

  4. Wow! now this a a great use of ribbons all shape and sizes. Both cards came out very pretty. Love the idea of a ribbon car. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Beautiful eye candy!! I LOVE seeing color right now! : ) Beautiful cards : )


  6. Both designs are wonderful Carole, I just love the ruched ribbon on the first one and the second one would be a brilliant way to use up bits of ribbon, I just love the gorgeous 'ice cream' colours, very uplifting! Hugs, Anne x

  7. Great design on both of your cards, very pretty. Hazel x

  8. Hi Carole,
    I love these wonderful bright cards. What fab use of the lovely colour ribbons. Great designs also, and wonderful flowers too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hi Carole

    The are both so beautiful!

    Love the bright happy colours and all the texture on the first one.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Morning Carole,
    Wow! these are bright, I love the designs, but sorry they are just too in your face for me.

  11. Morning Carole, love these, they are so much fun, the bright colours are so me and I love all the textures too. Thanks for your frequent visits to me, I love hearing from you. Clairex

  12. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the bright colours and the bunting! Definitely feel-good cards!

  13. Stunning cards may have to try this one day .Melanie

  14. Great use of all those ribbons! Bright colours to make us all feel cheery after all the rain we've had.
    Amy x

  15. What great uses of ribbon, they are both beautiful! ~Diane