Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to everyone taking part in the Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop, if you've come here from Gillian Simson's blog you're in the right place. 

My project, using a selection from the Creative Expressions 5-yard ribbon reels, is a Ribbon Wreath.

The base is a polystyrene ring which I bought at my local craft shop for about £3. You also need some dressmakers pins and your ribbon. I chose to use Silky Crush Ribbon in cream, champagne and brown, plus the Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon in champagne and Grosgrain Stripe Ribbon in brown and ivory stripe.

The first thing I did was tie a hanging loop around the ring using some of the ribbon. The remaining ribbon needs to be cut into lengths of approximately 4-5", so this would be an ideal way of using up your off-cuts and ribbon scraps. 



Curl each piece of ribbon into a circle shape, as shown, and then pin through the overlapping part and into the polystyrene ring. Continue until the polystyrene can no longer be seen.






This colourway was used to make a Decoration celebrating a Golden Anniversary, but you could easily pull out some of the colours and replace with say red and green to recycle your ribbon wreath for Christmas, or use multicolours for a Birthday decoration.

Don't forget to check DT Member Kim Dellow's blog on Friday for a special surprise.

Your next blog in the hop is Shary Nettleship.

Here is a list of everyone involved in the hop:

1. Tracy Evans
2. Trish Latimer
3. Jean Gursoy
6. Tracey Laughton

9. Kim Dellow   (don't forget to check Kim's blog for a special surprise from 10am on Friday 5 April 2013).


149 comments:

  1. What a really cool idea and makes a great gift x

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  2. We must have great taste! I love your ribbon ring, very gorgeous. I love your loops. Great idea. Michelle x

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  3. A very simple but clever idea which can be adapted so easily for whatever occasion, so thank you. Regards Jackie D

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  4. Morning Tracey - what an amazing creationi love the ring. Will definately be giving this a try - might even try it with my children at school. Wonderful.
    TFS
    Amanda x

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  5. what a fabby idea ,with a colour change it would look great at christmas or anytime

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  6. Great idea Trace, the ribbon wreath is very eye catching and I love the ribbons you chose. Lovely gift idea too. Great make. Tracy x x

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  7. What a wonderful idea, the colours are very classy.

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  8. Pretty wreath, and could be used for any occasion with a change of colour.

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  9. What a brilliant idea. I should have made something like this for my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary. Jackie

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  10. Wow love the colour and fab idea.

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  11. A very cool idea, very clever.

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  12. Such a very clever idea and love the colours too! Well done!

    Love Sheila xx

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  13. Great idea and love how it is so easily adaptable to various occaisons so pretty

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  14. This is so pretty and a great how to. Gorgeous project x

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  15. What a fab idea, so adaptable for all occassions
    Hilary

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  16. Beautiful wreath and so neatly done. It's a great colourway but think reds and greens for christmas would look brilliant!

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  17. Another great idea of how to use up odds and ends if ribbon. Gillian x

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  18. What an impressive wreath and for such a lovely event too! Stunning.

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  19. A great make , love the colours a really lovely idea hugs trace x

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  20. Beautiful project and very different.

    Rgds
    June x

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  21. great idea and very pretty!!

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  22. Spectacular...thats all i can say and thanks for putting up the clear instructions. I am definitely going to try this. Jean xx

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  23. Great idea i can see adaptations for Xmas!

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  24. brilliant idea for xmas decoration

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  25. Wow. What a different use for the ribbon. I agree it would be lovely also in Christmas colours. SueL

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  26. What a clever use of ribbon!

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  27. Lovely keepsake and a great idea. I love the shades you have used, nice and subtle.


    Janice x


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  28. Wow! this is stunning Tracey. Love the colours, and what a fabulous gift. Linda xx

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  29. Fantastic idea Tracy ! The ribbon looks totally awesome ! Sue C x

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  30. How clever, love it. Would make a beautiful gift.
    Lydia

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  31. WOW this is stunning. Thank you for sharing and what a fantastic gift too. Great tutorial too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  32. cool beans, never tried a ring but now methinks it is time to start using heartfelt lush lace and ribbons

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  33. This is absolutely stunning.Amazing as a decoration for your own home or as a gift-I love it.

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  34. Super use of the ribbons, Tracey - love your wreath and perfect for the occasion. Thanx for the chance to win in the hop.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  35. Beautiful and the colours are so lush and rich
    Andrea

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  36. Hi Tracey wow this is stunning and the colours are lovely,it's a great way to use up some leftover bits of ribbon. As a few people have said would also be great done in Xmas colours might just have to give this a go thanks. Love Lesley x

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  37. what a novel and beautiful way to use ribbon. The wreath can be used all year round. exquisite

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  38. That striped ribbon in red and green would be fab for a Christmas wreath

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  39. Great Project
    Christine in Darcy....xx

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  40. Love the things that can be done with ribbon your project has inspired me . thankyou for sharing

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  41. What A fabulous idea and a stunning gift
    Jeannie xxx

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  42. Wow wow this project is one of great beauty and I have been inspired to try it.
    Thankyou Carol x

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  43. I am picturing this in all sorts of different colour-ways, thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. Amazing work - I imagine that took some time to make!

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  45. I can't think of anything else to say but WOW!

    Karen

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

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  46. I can't believe all the different ideas on all the blogs, fantastic! Louise x

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  47. I love wreaths all year round :-)

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  48. what an unusual wreath - ideal to colour-match for any project or special event.
    Best wishes.
    Lynne in Spain

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  49. Briliant. I love it and the bonus is using up those off cuts etc.

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  50. Wow would love this hanging in my house !

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  51. What a fantastic gift and keepsake. Love it!

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  52. Very clever and so versatile as you say change the colour change the event, brilliant

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  53. Briliant. I love it and the bonus is using up those off cuts etc.

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  54. What a great idea Tracey. This would make a fabulous gift for someone or decoration in your home. It's lovely x

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  55. Great idea and would be brilliant for Christmas

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  56. Glad you said about using scraps as I would have kittens using that much new expensive ribbon. Nice gift idea.

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  57. Tracey what a stunning project, so many uses and you could use leftover bits of ribbon to make it more cost effective, but what a fabulous gift for somebody, i would be in seventh heaven to recieve a gift like that!
    Thank you for the fabulous inspiration Tracey.
    Crafty Hugs
    Sandra Riley

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  58. I love the beautiful colours you used, this is such an elegant wreath! Thanks for the instructions, too!

    love Mags B x

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  59. What a fabulous way to use the odd bits of those lovely ribbons.
    Sonia x

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  60. Hi Tracey what a stunning wreath, as you say one could change the colours,I will give it a go and if successful make one for my daughter Thank you for the inspiration
    Smiles
    Ita

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  61. What a great idea. The ribbon looks luxurious and the idea can be adapted for many textures and colour combinations. Lovely decoration

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  62. What a lovely wreath as others have said you can use up bits of ribbon us crafters always have left over.
    Hugs x
    Heather T

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  63. WoW! What a super wreath, fantastic idea.

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  64. This is lovely , what a great idea! Would have loved to receive that for my 50th wedding anniversary.
    Brittx

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  65. This is beautiful what a great idea
    xx

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  66. What a great idea - this would make a great gift!
    Thank you!

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  67. Hi Tracey, love the colours to this ribbon wreath, makes the ideal gift. x

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  68. Colour of the ribbon is fab.Nice project. love Helen

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  69. Hi Tracey
    Lovely idea, great gift I love the colours you have used. What size of ring have you used? Think I fancy trying this for Christmas. I'm really enjoying the blog hop so many great projects your all so talented and kind for sharing with us.

    Hugs
    Fiona P
    xxxx

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    1. I am really pleased you are all enjoying the blog hop. Prize winners will be announced on Monday. The ring I used Fiona was about 14" in diameter but any size would work just as we'll xx

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  70. Anopther fantastic idea. Thanks to all the bloggers for sharing with us mere mortals :)

    Carol B

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  71. What a beautiful wreath.I can see it being done in festive colours for Christmas.It is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing you wonderful ideas with us.
    Sheila H.xx

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  72. Fabulous wreath and a fantastic gift. TFS
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  73. Wow, really a fantastic eye catcher.

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  74. Just love this looks so easy to make thanks for sharing .Melanie

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  75. Wow love this, what a good idea, make lovely gift x

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  76. What a great idea Tracey, wish I could come up with ideas like this x

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  77. Fantastic wreath Trace & I love the colour combo too!! TFS, it's so inspirational :D
    Hugs Ann xx

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  78. Hello Tracey great project. Will be useful for xmas, but equally look great for a birthday gift

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  79. Love ribbons and colours. Beautiful project !! xhugsx Nikki

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  80. Hi Tracey,

    Love the colours and variety of ribbons you chose, very apt for a golden wedding anniversary gift, surely one that will be treasured for many years :-)

    Donna Jones

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  81. Excellent project and easy to re create thanks to your instructions x looks elegant and pretty and stylish x

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  82. Hi Tracey, what a nice project, so pretty. Jan x

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  83. Perfect colour for the occasion! Clever design too.
    Aileen xx

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  84. that is amazing have just bought some heart's for my daughter-in-laws wedding and this as given me a lot of ideas thank you very much

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  85. Gorgeous. Very lovely project.

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  86. What a lovely idea and complementary colours xx hazel

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  87. This looks brilliant and such a creative idea. great blog hop
    x catherine

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  88. Very pretty, the colours a lovely!!!

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  89. OMG, it's really something! It looks amazing and I love the colours too. Must remember this one for Christmas.

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  90. Oh Blimey ! what an awesome project and brill idea it looks really stunning in those colors x

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  91. What a beautiful project and yes it would be a gorgeous Christmas wreath. Thanks for giving me yet another project to try.

    Wilma x x x x

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  92. OOh what a neat wreath! Love the colors and love the originality of the creation. Just beautiful

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  93. Great idea for birthdays or anniversaries or bridal reminder x

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  94. What a brilliant idea...such a creative blog hop..I have been amazed by the creativity with these lovely ribbons x

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  95. Stunning wreath! Definitely one to keep in mind for special occasions!

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  96. What a wonderful wreath!! Thank you :)

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  97. What a great idea, your wreath looks amazing! Very creative!!

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  98. Lovely Tracey, what a pretty make! Would look lovely on the wall! Gorgeous. Kimx

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  99. This is really pretty, what a great idea. Glad to find some new blog

    regards
    lorraine - scotland

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  100. What a fabulous and different idea for such a great occasion x

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  101. Hi Tracey
    What a wonderful gift idea this is so pretty and as you say a great way to use up odd bits of ribbon. Really lovely
    Ria

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  102. Unique! Gonna try this in a pinky lavender colourway

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  103. Wonderful idea, might have to try this with the grandchildren

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  104. Fabulous project - and a great idea too.

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  105. So unusual great idea just love it Jean Z xx

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  106. WOW Tracey,
    I would never have thought of using the ribbon in this way, simply stunning, I love it, what a great blog hop this is!!! thanks for sharing your ideas with us, I am already following you so will pop in again in the near future, Hugs, Vick xxx
    the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
    My YTchannels vixcrafts & saturatedcanary

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  107. What a simple but really effective idea xx luv it xx Gail T xx

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  108. Such a lovely use for the ribbon - great decorative piece.

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  109. Oh my goodness... that's a real labour of love, but so worth all the fiddly effort! Fantastic make!
    Alison x

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  110. Lovely idea and well executed, well done. Joy

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  111. Great idea, will try a christmas wreath

    Janice

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  112. Hi Tracey, What a great idea and a wonderful keepsake, a true labour of love. Really enjoying the blog hop, sooooo much inspiration.
    Crafty hugs June x

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  113. Hi,

    What a great use of the ribbon, would never of thought to do this, thanks for the inspiration,
    Love he end result and thanks for the step by step.

    Happy Crafting

    Lesley

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  114. Wow, this is amazing and just goes to show what we could achieve using our ribbons. TFS.

    Michelle E x

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

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  116. Oh my goodness , this must have taken forever ! Very clever
    Rachel x

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  117. That looks so easy to do the way you have explained it and yet it looks spectacular at the end! Great idea. Hugs, Jenny x

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  118. This is delightful! It reminds of candy. It looks good enough to eat!

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  119. Fabulous ribbon wreath Tracey, love your colour combo and tutorial. What a wonderful gift to receive, bet all your friends will want one now. xx

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  120. Wonderful ribbon wreath, fab colour combo:)
    Val x

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  121. That is a really lovely wreath, great idea and it looks as if you did it for someone special!

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  122. Oh gosh, what a fantastic idea Tracey! Love the imagination & grefat way of using up ribbon like you say. I'm loving this blog hopping! xx Love Karen xx

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  123. Absolutely stunning wreath!

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  124. Wow. What a wonderful idea. Will have to try this. Jackie x

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  125. Now that's what you call a wreath! Would look fab at Xmas.

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  126. Beautiful wreath, love the brown striped ribbon.

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  127. Great Idea this . Would make a lovely wreath at Christmas.
    Pat x

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  128. What a great alternative to a card love it :)

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  129. Amazing, can see a Christmas project beginning to take shape

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  130. This is beautiful, love the colours x

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  131. What a tactile piece lovely colours

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  132. wow, TRacey, this is AWESOME... LOVE it... sooooo pretty and so my colours :O))

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  133. Super use of ribbon and so easy to do. Love it! X

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  134. I think I need to make one of these. What a lovely idea.

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  135. FAb i really love this idea

    Elaine H X

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  136. yet another thing so easy to do but never ever thought of it.FAB FANTASTIC
    ANNE FROM SCOTLAND

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  137. Brilliant idea and so effective, I think I need to make one, or two of these.... Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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