Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Birthday Candy Time (sticky post)

In celebration of my birthday in one month, I have some (literally) Fantastic Ribbons to give away courtesy of ... yes, you've guessed it,

This online shop sells my all-time favourite ribbons, like the one used on my previous post, or the card below (which is an oldie, but still one of my faves).

So when the lovely Keith at Fantastic Ribbons offered to sponsor some blog candy, I was absolutely delighted.  Thanks Keith !!!

They are also launching a new range soon, and have sent me some pictures to tempt you :

The fabulous prize generously donated by Fantastic Ribbons is 4 rolls of any ribbons of your choice from the Fantastic Ribbon web site, with free postage.  How Fantastic is that !!!

In order to win :

  1. Ensure you're a follower of my blog (if you're not already).
  2. Post a picture of the Fantastic Ribbon badge on your blog, with a link back to this specific post.
  3. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite way to use ribbons on your creations (see below)  
Your comment may be something simple, like how you attach a bow to your card, or how you create the 'perfect bow'.  But perhaps you have other creative ideas, like pleating, fancy bows or creating rosettes or ribbon flowers?  

Feel free to leave a link to a blog post if you need more space to show us your tip 'in action'.  If you do leave a link to a ribbon tip in your comment, please mention and link to this giveaway in your related blog post.  (no back-linking though please).

Your "ribbon tip" doesn't have to be complicated, so no-one is excluded from winning, but I just want to see something to show that you love beautiful ribbons!  The idea is that we may all learn something new for using our ribbons, as well as be in for a chance to win some Fantastic Ribbons.

A winner will be selected at random on my birthday, October 5th, and notified on this blog, so keep an eye out to see if you're the lucky person.

Good luck everyone, and I look forward to reading all your comments and top tips for using beautiful ribbons.

Happy Crafting


Dora said...

Aww your card is adorable Annette, I must have missed seeing it, so cute and pretty. Thank you also for offering us the chance to win this fabulous ribbon candy... TIP? O I need those .... mmmm one from me? so difficult, errrm.. My Tip--- always buy lots and lots so you won't end up without any he he xxx

Oma said...

I love using ribbons on my cards but am not very good at bows. My bow easy has made it a lot easier for me to make bows. Can`t imagine crafting without it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a great compliment and telling me about this blog candy. One can never have too much ribbon!

Anonymous said...

Netty fantastic card and love the look of your fabby candy! Ohhhh yum!! I Love ribbon oh its soooo strokeable! tehhehheee Here's my easy bow maker and its home made.... No laughing... I wrote a tutorial and its old..... te hehhee But I still use this techneque I made up time and time again... Hope you like it!
Hugs Samantha :0)

Davi said...

Probably my favorite use of ribbon is fluffy bows!! But still depends on whats going on in the card design. Thanks for the opportunity :)

Teresa said...

This is so pretty xx

Jovi said...

I love ribbons... and bows are my favourite embellishment on my cards and envelopes.... I love collecting ribbons of different types

Lillemor said...

Thanks for the nice comment in my blog-and the tip for this candy :) I love to use ribbons on my cards, especially on my "envelopecards", and I try to use flowers that match the colour of the ribbon :) Please join my give away too:

Have a creative weekend :)

Renee said...

Hey Netty-
Thanx for the chance to win some wonderful ribbon. I posted your link to my blog. I've recently discovered using ribbon by weaving it through holes in some Nessties Dies.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annette

Susan said...

I like to make bows on cards, learning how to make ribbon roses. I also will use them on tags as the hanger etc. and pieces folded in half and attach hanging down on cards or ATCs. make border on scrapbook pages.

follower and have badge.
Thanks, Susan

Bea said...

Oh, what a lovely candy! I really hope I'll win :o) Cause I use ribbons on nearly all my projects, as a bow or just as decorations on for example male cards. Take a look on my blog, and you'll see, I uses ribbons a lot! You'll find my blog HERE

Hugs from Bea

Penni said...

Great Candy - I love using ribbons on my card, usually just to add a pretty bow.

Thanks for the chance to win some yummy ribbons.


alethea said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and becoming a follower!! I am now a follower of yours also!! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous ribbon. I don't have a tip about using ribbon on my cards I just love to use ribbon whenever I can if it suits the card!! I also have candy on my blog if you'd like to pop back over to my blog!! Hugsxx

Faye said...

Beautiful card, Netty. Your ribbons are fabulous.

Neha Jain said...

thanks for chance to win...ribbons r always lovely to use in cards...
i use them as decortaive materil....n i love making ribbon flowers...

Bhavana said...

Thanks for such a lovely candy.. i love ribbons and like to make flowers there a perfect embellishment for my craft..

Hussena said...

hi Anette,
i am a follower as of now and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.and the best way i like to use ribbons is either make bows out of them or flowers i like to try out different types of flowers and using different ribbons help's in getting me a variety to choose from.
posted about your candy in my sidebar so thanks for the chance to win.

E.T. said...

Hey! Thanks for letting me know about this. Your candy has been added in the Blog Candies section at Feline Playful! Hope you get lots of traffic via Feline Playful blog!

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

hi annettee !! thnxx fr d lovely comment on my blog.....i love experimenting a lot with ribbons !!in spellbinders.making bows,etc.

Moonchik said...

Я тоже люблю использовать ленты в цвет цветам. Ленты придают торжественности открытке.
Ссылка на конфету на панельке слева в моем блоге

Laurence said...

Lovely card, Annette.

I don't use ribbon as much as I should...Wink! but everytime I use some, I love to make my bow and use my embossing gun, when the texture allows it, to make the ribbon "curly".

I add a link to you at

Laurence xx

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

Oooh, ribbons! I am having a tough time deciding on my favourite way to use them, but I think it is randomly pleating and stapling for a grunged effect, maybe with an inked edge...

ferrellgraph-x said...

Goodness all of your cards are simply precious!!!
Kindest regards,

Laurence said...

It's a pleasure to spread the word, Annette. Also have you seen my "black and purple" card? I mentioned you on it as I have used one of your "old" freebie.

Laurence xx

Abi said...

My best ribbon tip is to buy good quality sharp scissors & keep them just for cutting ribbon. No point having the most beautiful ribbon if you don't get neat edges! Just off to post the pics no on my blog & I've just discovered I'm not a follower, I really thought I was!!! Am now though!

That card is beautiful & I have some of the same ribbon! x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Hey Netty nice candy I'm already a follower, have posted you already too. Seems i like to use mine as wraps on the front, I thought it was bows but back checked & all wraps mmm time for a change thanks for that :) Janet

Mary Lou said...

Hi Netty~~This is a very cute card and love that designed ribbon :) These new ones are lucious!!!

I add ribbon to most cards for eye appeal~~Either bow, knot, tails, or layer different sizes of ribbon.

Larissa said...

Supercute card Annette, Love the charm.

Most of the times, I used my ribbon in a bow, but sometimes I use my ribbon to close a little box or money wallet.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Netty, thanks for the chance to win your amazing ribbon candy. I love fantastic ribbons too. I love all types of ribbon especially gingham and usually just wrap a piece around my card and add a bow - simple but effective. Hugs, Denise x

Ardilla said...

Thanks for letting me know about your candy!!!
Your card is very pretty and I like the bow on it.
I love to use ribbons and love bows as well, but just to leave a tip, for masculine cards, instead of making a bow I make knots to embellish them with ribbons because I think bows are girly, but knots are perfect for boys and adult males.
Thanks for the chance and wish you a happy birthday.
I' a new follower and put your candy in my sidebar.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Hi Annette,

I am following you now. I will try to get complete the other steps in a day or two. I'm all done in today and busy tomorrow.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.


Jenn Zeeb said...

I love your cards. I am a follower and posted alink on my blog here

My ribbon tip is the Bow Easy, use it all the time on my cards.

Jenn Zeeb

R. Little said...

I'm a new follower...before this post though...haha! I love Stamp Fairy and I love ribbon! I love to tie it in knots and bows! I'm best at knots but I love bows more.

Linda Imler said...

Hi Netty!
I'm a new follower, glad I found you. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win, I love ribbon. I like to use ribbon on my cards to tie around them and put bows on them.
I'm off to put your badges on my blog.

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Netty!
Love your cards, and also your freebie sentiments.
As quite a new cardmaker I've only used ribbons in two ways so far.
1) tie a bow using the Bow Maker on my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro - sooooo easy and gives a great result!
2) just wrapping 1 or a layer of 2 different sized and/or coloured ribbons around my card.
Thanks for the chance to win your Blog Candy - hope I'm lucky :o)
Helen xxx

Rosalee said...

Hi Netty. Fabulous giveaway. Love your blog, will definitely have to do some more looking around. I have just become a follower and I've linked your giveaway to my sidebar.
When it comes to wide ribbon, I prefer to make my bow separately and then glue it on with a hot-glue gun. That way it turns out to be perfect no matter what. Fool Proof!
Thanks of the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Regena said...

Hi Netty, thanks for the chance to win your amazing ribbon candy. I love all types of ribbon especially gingham and usually just wrap a piece around my card and add a bow

Carol said...

Fabulous candy Netty. I'm already a follower and I've linked you in my sidebar.
Love to use ribbons on my creations, my favourite ways atm are wide wired ribbon tied into bows and then glued on and narrow silk ribbon threaded and tied through buttons.
Thanks for the chance to win. Carol x

orit said...

Ilove using ribbons on my cards. To have a perfect bow I use the easy bow that I bought and the bows are turned out fab.
Thanks for sharing the candy and thanks for the chance.

Uta said...

What a fantastic candy. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful ribbons.

I use ribbons mostly on cards to make bows or on other projects i use them for closing it... like on albums etc.

Hugs, Uta

Hlora said...

thanks for great candy) I am a follower)
I am new in scrapbooking, and I really need in this amount of ribbons you offer. I love to use them in my cards! Thank you!
I linked it on sidebar.
hugs. Hlora.

Larisa said...

Very nice card! It is so gentle and beautiful!
Great giveaway! I linked it on sidebar
I am so happy to find this blog and I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win so many ribbons! I love them. Any card looks great if there is a bow on))
Hugs. Larisa. xxx

Scrapalajen said...

Lovely card! I'm a new follower and I've placed your candy on my sidebar.

Thanks for the chance to win. My tip would be to use the bowmaker to make great ribbons!

Chris x said...

Ribbons can transform cards and can be used in all sorts of ways.
A crafter can never have too many and these are lovely.
Thanks for a chance to win them.
Hugs Chris x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Hi Annette :) How are you sweetie???

Oh I Love ribbons,,,, my tip would be to have every color in every width haha Thanks so much for the chance to win :))) I love ribbons!!!!!!!!!!


PS* I have some candy up for grabs too at Creations LaDiva :) Hope to see you there !

Rene said...

Awesome candy...thanks for the chance! I use ribbons mainly for a little extra something for my cards and I'm nuts about bows!
Rene :D

NGCARDS said...

Wonderful work hun xxx

Hlora said...

Beautiful card, great colours you used and this is such a sweet image!

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card. Really pretty. Just having a hop from Papertake weekly. Lovely candy. Can I please enter. I love using ribbons, see my blog Most of my cards have ribbon, I either use silicon glue, or tie them sideways on a longer bit. Love it - have a little bow maker and its fab. Ribbons are just soooo girlie. x

Mallika said...

hello . i guess i m just in time .. last min entry
well i m your new follower ..
wen it comes to ribbons.. i love using them in every project .. they give it a 3d look ..and makes it more bful
i love pleating ribbon .. i love adding loads of bows ..
i love making a bow ,, and leaving a long end .. which curls down

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