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Friday, 29 November 2013

5 today

Our little Mollie is 5 today.

Where has the last five years gone?
This was Mollies first appearance on the blog at the Hobbycraft show at the NEC.

We have not seen much of the children on the blog for a while.
Mollie started school in September and I do not get to see her every day.

I have been crafting with Mollie since the time she could hold a pen.  She has always had a passion for my Pro Marker pens, she just loves them.
 While I was in Paris she face timed me just to ask if she could take my pens home for the weekend.

So my prezzie to her today was her very own box of promarkers.
She was so excited!

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Hello wednesday - cupcake Christmas

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!
Charlotta from our design team sent me these two delightful cards a couple of weeks ago.  They use our Exclusive Cupcake Christmas ribbons.
These are delish Charlotta.  These ribbons have been so popular we had to go for a mid season re-print.  With the added bonus of the Cupcake digi stamps and matching toppers it makes cards so much easier to make.  Find this collection here 
christmas cupcake ribbonThank you Charlotta, Elaine and Laura from our design team for helping out with our Hello wednesday projects for the last few weeks.  Sadly, I just have not had the time to craft.  Boo hoo. I have a sparkling clean and tidy design room. I wished I had read your comment ealier Laura about the hoover and sock.  I spent a good half an hour on my hands and knees picking all the buttons up!
So a tidy room means.........................crafting time.
With our Crafty Advent looming I have lots of creating to do. Yesterday I crafted all day.  I started several ideas, machined, stuck, sprayed....(no not telling, you will have to wait for the advent days!). I did all the bulky messy bits in the office and then took the hand sewing work home.  There is nothing better then sitting curled up on the sofa, telly on in the back ground, hand sewing away. Although I do get told off for making too much noise sorting buttons!!!
Today I am back crafting again, my sprayed project is now dry so I hope to finish that idea this morning.  What next sewing machine or glue gun?
Have a great day, hope you are crafting too.

Monday, 25 November 2013

5 weks to go

Morning - a bit frosty here in Blandford. 

Hoping it will get me into the Christmas spirit, as I have projects to make for the Crafty Advent.

But before I start, I have a task that needs my urgent attention.................... design room!
It looks like a bomb has gone off in it.
The carpet has become a form of stepping stones leading to my desk. 
Piles of magazines, new ribbons, you name it all on the floor. 

Oh and I must not forget that Tony knocked over a box of buttons a couple of weeks ago and they are still all over the floor.

It must be bad, because I asked Sam to get me something from my room on Friday.
Hhe came dashing down the stairs saying "it was not me!"

Wish me luck with my mammoth task.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Something to look forward to......

 Hello all Crafty Ribbon lovers

Time to share some news with you all..... Over on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog we are going to be having another one of our fabulous events, yes it's time for our Christmas Advent Event which will run from 1st December through to the 24th December........
Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop, the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day. 
Only one entry per person per day to make it fair.
So make sure to become a follower over at the 
Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog  
 Remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December
All the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....... 
To kick off our new event we are offering a fabulous surprise ribbon candy......



 If you would like to win this fabulous ribbon surprise, then all you need to do is go over to the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration Blog
and checkout the post about the Christmas Advent Event...

Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hello wednesday - blank!

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

We are back!

I am walking around in a slight daze.  After two weeks of back to back shows at the NEC and then Paris, my mind is blank.  So I have no idea or project for you today - sorry.

We had a fantastic time at both shows.  No incidents in Paris this year.  The lorry returned to the UK with no break ins!  of which we are extremely relieved about.  The show itself was very busy, how so many people can group together for the love of crafts still amazes me.  I would love to tell you about the show and share pictures of the stands and the displays. 

But we were so busy I was unable to get off the stand.  For the first time I saw Crafty Ribbons on the ladies shopping lists.  Now that is an achievement I am very proud of.  Not just ribbons......but Crafty Ribbons.

Thank you to everyone that came and visited us at show this Autumn season, you all made it a record season for us.  We do hope you have enjoyed using all your ribbons and buttons.  My brain is full of NEW ideas for the Spring - so watch this space!

Take care everyone.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Hello wednesday - ribbon and lavender

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

Morning ribbon lovers - I have my fingers crossed.
Today is the first open day of the Paris show, I pre wrote this post last week, so I hope it works!


Elaine from our Design Team made these super cool lavender bags.

Fun fabric a strip of ribbon and lavender.

A Great prezzie idea Elaine, thanks for sharing it with us.

Have a great week, I will be back next week.


Monday, 11 November 2013

A day to remember.....

....and remember we do.

Just a quick post as we are ALL hands to the pumps to get the stand re-stocked for the Paris show.  We leave on the night boat from Portsmouth.

Fingers crossed we will get it done, the girls have been in work since seven this morning.  dedication for you.

The winner of our £20 voucher is............

Louise Clay
Giddy aunts! Your goodies are amazing. How is a girl to choose?! I am going to enjoy spending all day browsing your delightful shop. Hope I win. I have so many projects to make as gifts for so many people. Ta'ra for now,
Congratulations Louise, please email to claim your voucher. We hope you have fun shopping!

If you joined in on our other blog and/or Facebook please check to see if you won.
Thank you to everyone that joined in, it was great having a Friday FREEBIE again.

OK.  That's me done, apart from -  It is our wedding Anniversary today, 19 wonderful years with Tony.
A little while back he told me there would be no need for prezzies today,
as he was taking me on a cruise the night of our anniversary.  Whoooooe

It took me a while to work out he meant tonight's Cross Channel Ferry to France!!!!!!!!
For his sake I hope he has booked a premium cabin.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Hello wednesday - it spells?

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

I got it finished over the weekend.
Just in time for the last two shows of the year!


Any ideas what it is?

There is also an......

and a ..... 

and another.... 

This is getting a bit like Countdown! 

and a....

and finally a.....

Put it all together and you get.....

A RIBBONS banner to match my BUTTONS one here.

It fits onto the end of my exhibition units.
Come and see it at the NEC this weekend.

But.......why not make your own for a door hanging for Christmas prezzies.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Snowflake is going to the NEC

Who is Snowflake, I hear you ask.
He is a Penguin..................................

Christmas Kit - Snowflake the Penguin

 Do you like him?  We think he is adorable.
He has a little snowflake on his tummy. 

Look at his little ribbon tag, oh I did enjoy designing him.

And we have lots and lots with us for Hobbycrafts at the NEC this week.

Anyone coming to see us?

We also have a NEW Charming Rustic Noel Heart...........................

Christmas Kit - Noel Heart Kit

 and how about this cheeky Christmas Tree.

Christmas Kit - Tree Kit

This tree is a little different with regard the construction,
a small challenge as it is not like the other kits.

You can find these three NEW Kits here......

......and the best bit........they are part of the amazing deal of any 5 kits for £20
So why not stock up on a few early stocking fillers, while they are available!!!
We have two major shows back to back, I have been told by Rachie, I have to return to England from Paris with an empty van!!

Have a great day, the rain has stopped and I am hoping the sun will come out. 
I have a few photos I need to take for tomorrows Hello Wednesday - I have done some crafting!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Happy November - Friday FREEBIE

Happy November everyone. 
I am feeling good, really, really great. 
Our exhibition stand has been fully re-stocked, spare stock is all packed into crates and
everything is loaded onto the trollies.

I can not believe it, we do not leave for Hobbycrafts at the NEC until Tuesday!
Something must be wrong, we even have the Paris stock ready and waiting for the following week.

I think I need to go for a lie down!

To celebrate our readiness and it's Friday, and its the 1st November,
it must be...............

Friday FREEBIE voucher day!

For a chance to win this £20 voucher, just leave us a comment below.
We will pick a winner on MONDAY 11th

Pssssst.......... we also have a voucher up for grabs on our other blog here
on our Facebook page here.

Three ways to get your hands onto some FREE ribbons, buttons or goodies.

Have a great time this weekend, hope you have something super planned.