Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop


Welcome Dear Blog Friends to the CE  Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop launched from the CE News blog.  if you've come here from Trish's blog  you are in the right place. The blog hop runs from today,Wednesday 3rd April 10am with a prize worth around £15.00 for each blog and a special spot prize post on Kim Dellow's blog on Friday 5th April.  The hop will close and prize winners will be announced on Monday 8th April on the CE News blog.  In order to enter the prize giveaway you must leave a comment on all eight blogs and for the separate Spot Prize you must leave a comment on Kim's blog on Friday 5th so don't forget to check DT member, Kim Dellow's blog on Friday for a special prize  The order of the hop is listed here: 


Here is my make for the DT ribbon challenge:


The ribbons were woven and attached to a sturdy piece of nylon felt; soft wool felt is not suitable for this project.  If you wish to use a piece of fabric instead you may do so; I used the felt because it gives the bag a nice padded base to attach the ribbons to.  The ribbons were attached using a hot glue gun and then sewn on to a backing for the bag.  A tutorial will follow next week for step by step instructions.


The flower was made by attaching twisted ribbon to a small round of felt and glueing the ribbon in place with a hot glue gun.  Add a rhinestone, pearl or whatever you fancy, to your flower.




Be sure to purchase 2 full rolls of ribbon.  This bag measures approximately  6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches but you would be able to get a much larger bag from the two rolls, each has 5 yds. 



Hope you like it and enjoy the blog hop.  Your next blog in the hop is Trace Metcalfe

Lol
Lilygee
xxx




156 comments:

Michelle Webb said...

Jean this is a gorgeous bag I love it! Very clever, Michelle x

Kaz said...

I cannot believe that your bag is made from just ribbon!! Such a clever idea x

Jackie Durrant said...

Wow, this is amazing, I would never have thought of doing something like this so I must give this a try. Regards Jackie D

baconbits said...

Morning Jean,
Well i was not expecting a bag but its fab. A brilliant use of ribbon. Love it and the coours.
Wonderful
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

auscrafts said...

morning Jean
wow !! this is different ,brilliant use of the ribbon

Jackie Trinder said...

I would not have thought of making a bag. There is so much creativity out there. This is just brilliant. Jackie

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Wow! Great idea to use the ribbon to make a bag. Looking forward to the tutorial, thank you.

Belinda

JaneCrafty said...

Really Fabulous bag! And such a great way to use the ribbon!!! xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous idea to create a bag from ribbon Jean, love it. The colours are also very eye catching. Tracy x x

Pinksparklegirl said...

What a brilliant idea, I love the effect of the two colours.

Lacelady said...

Pretty bad, I might have made it a bit bigger, I stuff my bags with a lot!

nzillingworth said...

made one like this out of webbing years ago but it looks so much better in ribbon. Great idea, and be more colorful

nzillingworth said...

made one like this out of webbing years ago but it looks so much better in ribbon. Great idea, and be more colorful

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wowee this is so clever and makes such a wonderful bag! I love it!!

Love Sheila xx

Debby Berry said...

Wow,
You are very clever, how cute is this project. Amazing.

MRS DUCK said...

This is stunning.....gorgeous. Look forward to the tutorial.

Jen Shep said...

What a fabbie bag and a really unusual way of using the ribbon

Hilary Smith said...

How clever, wouldn't have thought of using ribbon this way
Hilary

Elaine said...

Brilliant idea and a great use of the ribbon!!

Shary said...

Fantastic project with the ribbon, looks fab!! x

granny sue said...

I love this ribbon but would never have thought to make a bag out of it but what a fab bag it makes. Thanks very much for your brilliant idea. SueL

Cinders61 said...

That's an amazing use of ribbon. This really opens up more possibilities for using woven ribbon. Gillian x

TDQ Karen said...

What a clever use for ribbon. I would never have thought about doing this, it looks great

Maggie said...

Such a clever idea. A craft group would be enthralled by this and with just ribbon involved it wouldn't need tons of equipment. Well done!

Helen said...

Such an ingenius idea to use the ribbons like this, they look amazing. Thanks!!

inkypinkycraft said...

A really great make anx such a clever idea ! Practical asxwell a great make hugs trace x

Fieldsend said...

Great idea and very different. Love it.

Rgds June

Lin said...

what a brilliant idea!! Ilove your flower :)

Pauline Wheeler said...

What a great use for wider ribbon!

Bev Mizen said...

practical project for summer use

Heather said...

Wow! So cool just what I need for my hols!

Helen said...

Wow, you have been cleverly busy!

Linda said...

Hi Jean,
Your ribbon bag is simply gorgeous, so stylish. can't wait for the step by step. thanks for sharing. Linda xx

Angela D said...

What a cute little bag, great use of the ribbon.

Sue C said...

Wow Jean, your bag is gorgeous ! Sue C x

lydia jordan said...

Wow! was expecting to see a paper project, your bag is amazing.
Lydia

Helen said...

Wow, that's gorgeous xx

hollyberry said...

An amazing bag-would definitely never have thought of using the ribbon in this way-thanks for the inspiration.

Margaret Ann Moffat said...

wow, absolutely stunning. Have to try this, need that ribbon badly lol

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous idea to use your ribbon this way. The ribbon flower is fantastic.

Hugs
Linda xxx

s said...

great idea love flower

andrea said...

Amazing hard to believe it's made from ribbon
Andrea

JayBe said...

Such a clever use of the ribbon - the bag looks stunning! Thanx for the chance to win in the hop.
Hugz, Jan xx

Ian said...

A lovely way of using the ribbon to make a fashion accessory

Ian x

Jeannie said...

Love this bag, what an unusual but brilliant idea.
Jeannie xxx

Tracy Heaton said...

Very clever!

Caroleecrayon said...

Beautiful bag, just what I need

darcydaydream said...

can't believe thats just ribbon..I'll have to check back for the tut...great project..
Christine in DArcy....xx

Gulden Udaiyan said...

This is fab...i love the way you have used the ribbon and made this bag. Its gorgeous. Love gilly xxx

Nesexgursoy Marshall said...

What an amazing project. Love the bag idea. Its Brill. I want one! Lol. Love Nese x

craftycarol said...

WOW I love the way you have used these lovely ribbon...I would never of thought to used them in this way,well done.
Carolx

Lesley sinclair said...

Well I would never have thought about making a bag from ribbon!! But I have to say it looks amazing. Love Lesley x

CraftyJo said...

What a cute idea!

Mrs B said...

What a great idea. Looking forward to seeing the instructions.

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I love making bags when I get time, it looks quite quick and easy with this ribbon, just the right size, great projects thanks. Sa

Karen Ives said...

Just brilliant!

Karen

http://frayedroundtheedges.blogspot.co.uk/

CraftingMum said...

This is gorgeous, love the idea to make a bag. Louise x

Lynne said...

what a lovely bag - great for the beach. Looking forward to the tutorial.
Best wishes.
Lynne in Spain

slowef said...

Wow, so funky :-)

Elaine said...

Brilliant idea ! Really love these colours x

tkml said...

what a great idea, love the colours x

Sioux P said...

yet another very innovative idea and looks so good, and useful lovely

Paper Paradise said...

Love this is is so unique and different! It would make a gorgeous present.

gemma maggs said...

A gorgeous bag, I can't believe it's made of ribbons , so clever x

sandra collis said...

what a great idea would love to have ago

Sandra said...

Good morning Jean, what a fabulous way of using the ribbon, I love the bag you have created, it is brilliant, i love the flower you have ceated as an embellishment too.
I am glad i have discovered your blog.
Crafty Hugs
Sandra Riley

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous bag! I love the stripy ribbons and the lovely flower!

love Mags B x

Glass Daisy said...

A brilliant idea Jean.
Sonia x

Ita said...

Hi Jean I would never in a million years have ,think of making this fantastic bag from the ribbons
Smiles
Ita

Lucy Edmondson said...

Looks wonderful! Look forward to the tutorial,

Lucy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jean
What a clever use of my favourite ribbons the bag is stunning
Hugs x
Heather T

Lynne Vowles said...

Great idea & would be brilliant to make for my handmade jewellery.

Britt said...

What an eyeopener, using ribbon for a small bag ! How ingenious, must have a go at this :)

Brittx

Trulyblessed said...

Inspired. Lovely.

Janet Wilson said...

Cute bag, what a great idea

crafty lady said...

Well you can keep all your designer bags I will have one like this please, what a great idea who would ever have thought! Well done jean, I love what you have done here and thank you for sharing with us.

Hugs
Fiona P
xxx

Beth Fox said...

What a cute funky bag - Love it!
I'd love to have a go at making this for my niece. Thank you so much for the idea. Happy Crafting

amelia mckinlay said...

Amelia McKinlay
What a beautiful bag you could sell this to Harrods
Amelia x

Gill said...

What a great bag!
Thank you for sharing!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Jean, what a fantastic/unique project, love it.x

Helen said...

Lovely bag, clever use of these beautiful ribbons look forward to the tutorial.love Helen

Cee Bee said...

Wow Wow Wow, who knew you could do this with ribbon. I love it

Carol B

smag53 said...

What a fabulous way to use ribbon.Wow.
Thank you for sharing.
Sheila H.

Trish said...

Wow! What a fabulous idea, brilliant use of wider ribbon- love it lots. TFS
Hugs,
Trish

melody said...

Wow great use of ribbon, would never thought of using in this way in million years. X

Ann said...

How original & clever Jean!!I love what you've made with the lush ribbon!! TFS......off to my next stop! Hugs Ann xx

Jennifer Kirk said...

So inventive, I would never of thought to use ribbon this way, brilliant x

melanie said...

Just love the way you have made this bags what a fantastic Idea .Melanie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Gorgeous, I really love this bag.

carol e said...

Jean you are so clever to come up with this idea. The bag is really fabulous

Donna Jones said...

Hi Jean,

What a beautiful bag, love the colours you chose and your rolled flower would look great on a card too :-)

Donna Jones

xxcalamityxx said...

What a totally amazing way to use ribbons, so unique love it !! xhugsx Nikki

bluelesley said...

Wow! What a different use for ribbon!,,,, very inventive and great result!!

Lesley x

Janet Fleming said...

Hi Jean,
Love this blog hop, what a neat bag just love it and the colours to. Love Jan x

Dawn Louise said...

Very unique and great use of the ribbon. it looks fabulous and as you can use it, double brilliantness x

Andrea Moorhouse said...

Super bag, love it! x

Aileen said...

Hi, pretty bag and love the flower.
Great choice of colour to.
Aileen xx

judith said...

very interesting love the use of the ribbons very clever indeed

hazel young said...

Wow love this bag the ribbon colours are great. This has got me thinking about felting the ribbon onto the backing instead of gluing it xx hazel

gengiz said...

Wow how lnnovative. Nice idea and lovely colours. I really like the woven effect. Love Gengiz.xxx

Rocky said...

So nice to see something different and very useful too.

Vaysen Udaiyan said...

Lovely bag..if i was a girl i would definitely want one but i don't think it will go with my boots!! Love vase xx

Barbara said...

What a fabulous idea, so very different, what a creative mind you must have. The colours are lovely, very pretty!!!

catherine said...

This just looks fantastic and such a very creative idea. Would be such a lovely gift. great blog hop
x catherine

Fuchsia said...

How cool is this bag ! thank you its inspiring x

Wilma Brown said...

Gorgeous bag can't wait for the turorial. Would make a lovely pressie.

Wilma x x x

Desiree P said...

Looking forward to seeing the tutorial for this.

suzieq23 said...

Great bag, lovely choice of ribbon and the weaving is really cool! Thanks.

yorkshiresue said...

Wow what a bag and the colours are lovely
Well done
Hugs
Sue xxxx

Craftynanny said...

Love the bag and the colours, it would be a great craft bag for collecting all the bits whilst crafting x

Jane said...

Wow amazing bag the ribbon is stunning x

Anne Crawford said...

Fabulous idea to use the ribbon for a bag, which makes me think it would work to use for new table mats that I have been planning to make. Thank you!

Caroline said...

What a different & cleverly creative idea! :)

Astrid Maclean said...

What a clever creative way of using the ribbon, - love your bag!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Jean, how super clever is that? Totally love it! Kimx

lorraine (classylady) said...

What a brilliant idea, I would never have thought of something like that. Good to find all these blogs

regards
lorraine - scotland

shazzeranna said...

I can see all my friends and family with bags made from ribbon this summer! ty

Disco Queen said...

Super bag Jean. I love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing. Theresa x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Jean
This bag is so very pretty it is lovely to see the ribbon being used for something other than cards or canvas. This would be a talking point everywhere you took the pretty bag
Ria

Debbie W said...

what a unique idea!

gwen70 said...

WOW WOW WOW I love this bag, such a brilliant idea

Josephine said...

Fabulous bag - and such an inventive use of ribbon!

Vick said...

Hi there,
What a lovely project I cannot wait to see the tutorial next week hun thanks for showing us! Hugs, Vick x
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
My YTCHannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

Jean Z said...

Hi Jean, What a beautiful bag very good idea Jean Z xx

Julia S-W said...

Brilliant use for the ribbon. Such a clever idea AND useful!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous little bag... the woven ribbon looks so cool!
Alison x

Joy said...

Brilliant so clever.. Joy

Jan. said...

Would never have thought to use the ribbons in this way. Love it, especially being a bag freak.

Janice

yorkielass said...

Hi Jean, What a cute bag, would never have thought of using ribbon this way. Love the colours.
Crafty hugs June x

Fandhmum said...

What a great idea, love it
Rosie x

craftimamma said...

A great idea and so useful too. Love the flower!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Michelle said...

Fabulous bag with beautiful colour combinations, I love it. TFS.

Michelle E x

Columbine Elfwitch said...

Absolutely inspirational. You are so talented. I love the colours.

Rachel Taylor said...

How fabulous is this ! Very clever idea
Rachel x

nattyboots said...

Wow my granddaughter would love this bag it is so trendy ,what a great idea.

Elaine H x

Linda49 said...

What a clever way of using the ribbons.

Buttons said...

Oh that's clever Jean. It looks a perfect size too. Hugs, Jenny x

Jassy said...

Such a lovely bag project!

This Dog's Mom said...

Wow! The stripes just demand attention! This is lovely.

Nicola said...

Wow you have really rocked the use of ribbon Jean, I never knew it could be used like this. Truly amazing bag, love it. xx

Valerie said...

Love the woven ribbon, such a cool bag:)
Val x

Cazzy said...

Fab bag, that ribbon is so useful, and your bag would stand out from the crowd for sure!

magpie said...

Wow Jean! What a great way to use ribbon to make this bag! I can imagine it being in every designer shop. A definite must for the younger generation & the young at heart too. Terrific! xx Love Karen xx

Moira Greig said...

Wow this is amazing, so different. Love the colours x

Nan G said...

Great bag! I am loving this wide striped ribbon!

Jackie said...

What a great idea. Will have to give it a try. Jackie

The Taming of the Glue said...

Great idea ...would never have thought of it.

CreativSpirit said...

What a gorgeous idea for a bag, love it.

Pat said...

What a great idea. I am amazed at the different ideas for using ribbon have brought up Thank you for sharing this.
Pat x

Yvonne Gavin said...

Now that is creative! :)

angie Cripps said...

Fantastic idea, would never have thought of this, well done

angie Cripps said...

Fantastic idea, would never have thought of this, well done

Carol said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to have a go

anne's said...

wow what a fab bag and a different thing to do it with I have 2 grand daughters who would love them
its such a long time since I blog hopped
from anne;s

Aurora said...

Fab idea which is simple but has great impact. Love it!
Dawn x

Annette said...

Wow!!! What a fab way of using ribbon