Creative Expressions Sheer Inspiration Blog Hop

It is giveaway Blog Hop Time!

If you haven’t seen it already Creative Expressions is having a Ribbon inspired blog hop and all the DT have made some gorgeous and inspiring items using, yep you guessed it, Creative Expressions Ribbons!

I hope you have been hoping along and leaving a comment at each of the blogs as there are some Β£15 crafty stash bundles (including Creative Expressions Ribbons, That Special Touch masks and art supplies from Cosmic Shimmer) up for grabs and several chances of winning if you comment on each of the DT’s blogs. 

And there is no exception today with my Creative Expressions Ribbon make that I’ve called ‘Heart Strings’. Up for grabs are the ribbons and my favourite brads I’ve used in this make plus the Creative Expressions first and second project books – so don’t forget to leave a comment!

For my make I’ve used the ribbons and turned them into a working surface by gluing them onto card and painting them with Gesso.

For the heart I backed the ribbon with Vilene Bondaweb then used ribbon like a fabric to make the quilted, distressed heart. The screws holding the heart strings are the Creative Expressions screw top brads. The whole piece is backed onto a 6 x 6 clear-primed canvas board.

You still have time to go checkout the rest of the DT’s amazing ribbon makes and to sign up to their giveaways as the hop is open until Sunday and the winners will be announced on the Creative Expression blog on Monday.

Here is the blog list:

Tracy Evans

Trish Latimer

Jean Gursoy

Trace Metcalfe

Gillian Simson

Tracey Laughton

Shary Nettleship 

Michelle Webb

Kim Dellow (you are here!)

Good luck!




  1. April 5, 2013 / 9:02 am

    This is gorgeous, Kim, I absolutely love it! I have some ribbon like this so I might try it – such good ideas coming from your team,

    Lucy x

  2. April 5, 2013 / 9:03 am

    This is a great project super idea for ribbons I must have a go at this
    thanks for sharing

  3. April 5, 2013 / 9:03 am

    Oh my gosh that is beautiful….the heart is a genius idea!!! T xx (don't put me in the giveaway draw, don't think its allowed!!!!)

  4. April 5, 2013 / 9:04 am

    How very clever. Interesting one to do.

  5. April 5, 2013 / 9:05 am

    What a brilliant idea, love those brads. Great texture, the heart is very clever xx

  6. April 5, 2013 / 9:06 am

    Gorgeous heart, Kim!! I have completed the hop, it was already, it was great fun.

  7. April 5, 2013 / 9:09 am

    What an imagination you have to come up with such a clever and inspired idea of making the heart and background out of ribbon in totally different ways, also love the brads!

  8. April 5, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Gorgeous ! What a fabulous idea ,you are clever !
    Crafty hugs Rachel taylor

  9. April 5, 2013 / 9:19 am

    Such a fantastic creation Kim and love the layout and use of the ribbon. Love the red so striking with it all. Such a great blog hop
    x catherine

  10. April 5, 2013 / 9:21 am

    What a wonderful creation Kim ….just love that heart! So very clever.

    Love Sheila xx

  11. April 5, 2013 / 9:26 am

    What a great idea – I'm not very 'good' with ribbons but this does inspire me πŸ™‚

  12. April 5, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Great idea, my daughter has just got into sewing so I will send her a link to your blog. Sally

  13. April 5, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Oh Kim, What a fab idea, I have seen so many fabulous ideas ths past few days on this Brilliant Blog Hop!!
    I hope Creative Expressions do it again, I have now discovered lots more blogs that I would like to follow, including yours, such a fabulous source of inspiration,thanks.
    Crafty Hugs Kim,
    Sandra Riley

  14. April 5, 2013 / 9:40 am

    Hi Kim
    Love this and you've given me a idea, my nephew is getting married in Aug. I could get a horseshoe and cover it with ribbon and hang a heart like yours hanging in the middle, or could be a copy cat and make this as a wall hanging for their new home. Thank you for sharing amazing what you have all done with ribbon and thank you for all your hard work, great instructions and photos. Thank you team Creative Expressions what great products and a inspiring Blog Hop!

    Fiona P

  15. April 5, 2013 / 9:52 am

    What a great idea. Love this xx

  16. April 5, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Really cool idea! Love love love!
    Kaz x

  17. April 5, 2013 / 9:55 am

    Gorgeous Kim, love how you have used the ribbon in the background and to create your heart. Love the brads too. Great make Kim. Tracy x

  18. April 5, 2013 / 10:09 am

    Wow gorgeous stunning love it xx hazel

  19. April 5, 2013 / 10:13 am

    would never have thought about using the ribbons in this way – great ideas thank you !

  20. April 5, 2013 / 10:15 am

    WOW this is gorgeous, the design team this week have come up with some wonderful ideas and this is no exception, love it

  21. April 5, 2013 / 10:17 am

    This is an amazing use of the ribbon I absolutely love it.Thank you for your inspiration on how to use ribbon in other ways than just making bows with it.

  22. April 5, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Gives people brill inspiration, love the ideas, love love love it .

  23. April 5, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Fabulous art Kim, love the use of the ribbon in the background (love). x

  24. April 5, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Wow, i love this idea for ribbon, have completed the blog hop and got some great ideas xx

  25. April 5, 2013 / 10:31 am

    Yet another stunning idea for the ribbon, Kim – love your distressed ribbon heart. Thanx for the chance to win in the hop.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  26. April 5, 2013 / 10:33 am

    Such a stunning project you are all so clever Hope there will be more like it .Melanie

  27. April 5, 2013 / 10:42 am

    Hi Kim wow I really love what you've done with the ribbon, the heart looks lovely. I've never really done any sewing but I might have to try this as it looks so sweet and seems relatively easy to do!! Lol hope creative expressions do this blog hop again as I have really enjoyed it and have got a lot of ideas from it. Love Lesley x

  28. April 5, 2013 / 10:46 am

    This is so lovely and unusual. well done!

  29. April 5, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Woild love tjese ribbons yourprojects are fab! !!!!xx

  30. April 5, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Woild love tjese ribbons yourprojects are fab! !!!!xx

  31. April 5, 2013 / 11:02 am

    What a beautiful idea, it makes you want to stroke it.
    A fabulous ending to a week of great ideas.
    Jeannie xxx

  32. April 5, 2013 / 11:06 am

    Its so shabby chic Kim I love it I really dont get my sewing machine out enough but this is very inspirational .Hopefully when I get my own craftroom I will have it out and leave it out LOL
    Thank you x

  33. April 5, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Would never have thought of using the ribbon as a base in that way – genius! Hugs, Jenny x

  34. April 5, 2013 / 11:12 am

    Fabulous idea, I love sewn projects and you have certainly inspired me to do more!

  35. April 5, 2013 / 11:19 am

    What a great and unusual project. Love it.
    Thank for the inspiration.

  36. April 5, 2013 / 11:23 am

    what a simply stunning Card kin. I think I might have to dip my toe into mixed media. so beautiful.


  37. April 5, 2013 / 11:25 am

    Such a good use of ribbon. Thank you for sharing. Jackie

  38. April 5, 2013 / 11:30 am

    Love your red ribbon heart, the blog hop has been inspiring hope you do it again soon

  39. April 5, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Hi Kim,
    This is gorgeous, what a fab idea. Love the heart!
    Thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop. Brilliant DT with so many fantastic ideas. Thank you for all the inspiration. Linda xx

  40. April 5, 2013 / 11:56 am

    This is so clever love this ribbon
    and all of your cards .xxxx val

  41. April 5, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Morning sorry afternoon Kim
    Who would have thought that ribbon could be so versatile. This is a very inspirational make.
    Amanda x

  42. April 5, 2013 / 11:57 am

    love this it is so clever love all your cards .xxxxx val

  43. April 5, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    What an inspired project, really clever use of the ribbons which can be adapted for so many occasions. This blog hop has given me so many ideas. Best wishes Jackie D

  44. April 5, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    Stunning creation Kim, I am useless with ribbon but you have imspired me to open up my long lost stash. Love all the texture, stitched detail on this wee beauty xx

  45. April 5, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    I love the combination of fabric and metal. A delightful art piece! Thanks for sharing!

  46. April 5, 2013 / 12:38 pm

    What an unusual way to use the ribbon Kim, very effective and I love that heart:)
    Val x

  47. April 5, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    What a super duper piece of art, so tactile and lovely to enjoy seeing. really like the idea of background made entirely from the ribbon. thanks for sharing and for chance to win. crafty hugs x

  48. April 5, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    This is really gorgeous. I really don't know where you get your ideas from. Thank you anyway for sharing them with us.
    Pat xx

  49. April 5, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    Love the inventive use of ribbon. Very clever

  50. April 5, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    What a great idea! I love it!
    thanks Kim!

  51. April 5, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Absolutely fab, what a great idea for using ribbons, thanks for the inspiration

  52. April 5, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    This is lovely Kim.I just love this ribbon.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.
    xx Sheila H xx

  53. April 5, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Hi Kim,

    Stunning canvas, love the stitched border and of course the padded tattered heart, great use of ribbon to create the background too πŸ™‚

    Donna Jones

  54. April 5, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    Hi Kim what a great idea to use the ribbons ,thank you for the inspiration

  55. April 5, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    I've loved all the clever ideas with ribbon.
    Christine in Darcy…xx

  56. April 5, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Oh wow Kim what a gorgeous project!! And a clever idea of using gesso with the ribbon, fab effect!! TFS & I really need to have a wee try at this too!!!
    Fantastic Blog Hop from all the team!
    Hugs, Ann xx

  57. April 5, 2013 / 4:02 pm

    What a clever idea. The inspiration and skills used by all the bloggers are amazing thank you to all xx

  58. April 5, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Hi Kim, love this blog hop and have found so many different uses for ribbon, what clever ladies you all are. Love you project and may have to give it a try.

    Wilma x x

  59. April 5, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    Hi Kim
    What a fantastic make so lovely to see the ribbon in such a different way. I love how you have made the background fabby

  60. April 5, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    Wow you are very clever, what a project with ribbons. Thanks for sharing

  61. April 5, 2013 / 5:04 pm

    What a lovely project you made for the hop, it was really great to come back to day and see it. Great heart! Have a crafty weekend, x

  62. April 5, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    Wow Wow Wow. another fabulous idea. I have been so inspired by all the blogs I cant wait to start my crsting weekend……oh thats now it's Friday !!!!!!

    Hugs n stuff and thank you all

    Carol B

  63. April 5, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    A simple idea Kim but beautifully put together and very effective – love the sewing.
    Jean xx

  64. Sioux P
    April 5, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Ooooh! yet another very different idea. Absolutely brilliant love it, sure I shall have to pinch that one and try it out, assuming you don't mind of course. Think they are all fantastic and thank you all for such inspiration.

  65. April 5, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Love this make so homely x

  66. April 5, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    Beautiful card, love the heart. Very inspirational blog hop, really enjoyed it.

  67. April 5, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    What a gorgeous design, this is beautiful!

    Love Mags B x

  68. April 5, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    Kim you are so clever, I love it! This has been a great hop with so many different ideas, and that ribbon looks so versatile.

    Carol x

  69. April 5, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Love the brads that look like screws. Padded cards now that is now. Something i will have to try.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  70. April 5, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Hi Kim, I would never have guessed that you used ribbon to make a fabric like background for your card and also the heart. Great inspiration! Hugs, Anne x

  71. April 5, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Hi Kim
    What an unusual way of using ribbons as the background! I love the screw head brads as well.

  72. April 5, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    What a fab heart and I love the stitching.

  73. April 5, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    A very different project, love what you have done with the ribbon. SueL

  74. April 5, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    This Hop has opened up endless possibilities for the use of ribbon!! Can't wait to have a play now. Gillian x

  75. April 5, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    Wow, this is really lovely; will have to give this a try. Love the use of screw head brads.

  76. April 5, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    This blog hop is making me look at ribbon in a totally different way! I love your heart creation, it's brilliant x

  77. April 5, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    Great project Kim, love the way that you've used the ribbon. Will definately have to give this a try. TFS & for the chance to win. Hugs xNx

  78. April 5, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    Hi Kim great project thans for insiration

  79. April 5, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    This is lovely Kim. It's been a joy blog hopping & seeing all the different creations that everyone has made. It's certainly opened my eyes to lots of different ideas. I certainly love this project, I just wasn't/aren't very good at sewing….still! It's great! xx Love Karen xx

  80. April 5, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Good evening everyone. You would never guess this was made from ribbon. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  81. April 5, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    Cool idea! Love the look of the whole piece.

  82. April 6, 2013 / 12:29 am

    Kim, Wow! Your canvas is seriously cool. I don't know which idea I like best – using the ribbon as a background covered in gesso (big gesso fan at the moment πŸ™‚ ) or using it as a fabric. I have to try both. Thanks for the inspiration. Theresa x

  83. April 6, 2013 / 12:34 am

    OMG! Kim, I want this canvas. I can't believe it actually sounds doable for a newbie. It will mean raiding my daughter's stash though as I don't have the brads & can't wait for them to arrive. Hope she doesn't notice πŸ˜‰ Barbara x

  84. April 6, 2013 / 1:42 am

    This is a lovely creation, how talented you are, thanks for sharing,

  85. April 6, 2013 / 5:24 am

    Such a clever idea. Thanks for the inspiration. Jackie x

  86. April 6, 2013 / 5:57 am

    Wow what an amazing idea! Would never have thought of doing that

  87. April 6, 2013 / 6:47 am

    What a lovely idea to use the ribbons in that way – now I can use all my leftovers.

  88. April 6, 2013 / 7:06 am

    Absolutely beautiful, love those gorgeous striped ribbons.

  89. April 6, 2013 / 7:13 am

    This is so creative. Love the creative sewing.
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  90. April 6, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Such a beautiful project. I can see this in an open frame either sitting on a sideboard, table or hanging on the wall. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Michelle E x

  91. April 6, 2013 / 10:38 am

    Wow this is just gorgeous! love it. Don't know what I would do without you lovely bloggers that keeps us all inspired πŸ™‚

  92. April 6, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    This is stunning, love love love it !! xhugsx Nikki

  93. April 7, 2013 / 6:17 am

    What a great idea

  94. April 7, 2013 / 6:52 am

    Thanks to Trish Latimer I found your blog & beautiful heart & great idea for ribbons! All the blog hops have been inspiring. TFS πŸ™‚

  95. April 7, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    Gorgeous! Love this project. Thanks for leaving a comment on my work x

  96. April 7, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Love,love, love. You are so clever. X

  97. April 7, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    AWW i love this idea ,and have enjoyed my first ever blog hope ,you are all so talented and have given such good ideas thank you

    Elaine H X

  98. Anonymous
    April 7, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    love the brads and like the ideas of using ribbons. Might have to try this . Juliew

  99. April 7, 2013 / 8:30 pm

    Love the idea of using the ribbon with gesso as a background. Anything with a heart gets my vote! Really enjoyed seeing everyone's work. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  100. April 7, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Kim this is wonderful, what a fantastic way to use ribbon, and anyone who can use a sewing machine is a true genius πŸ™‚ x

  101. April 7, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    What a totally fabulous make… that ticking heart is to die for, and I love it strung up with those industrial brads! Shabby paper and the burlap background… could it be any more perfect?!
    Alison x

  102. April 8, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    β™₯ Brilliant project Kim. πŸ™‚

  103. April 8, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    Kim I adore your little pin strip heart. Its FAB!!!
    hugs Lynn

  104. April 11, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    JustKraft Your ideas are simply fabulous. Thanks for such creative ideas!!

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