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Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's a bag day!!!


This weeks challenge over at One Stitch At A Time and it was ALI's turn to pick for Tracey and me.  Ali chose the beautiful digi 'Butterfly Frame' by Jessica of Floppy Latte Designs

Challenge #158 Theme ' Anything Goes'

Sponsor this week StitchyBear Digital Stamps 

Winning prize is all the images used by the DT used in challenge #156.  To win this prize you need to use a digi from the StitchyBear store.

I decided to use the image on the front of a gift bag.  My mum love a pretty bag to put gifts in (we tend to recycle them from one member of the family to the other so I wonder how long this one will last <g>).  This is a new project for me having not decorated a bag before and I must admit it was a bit of fun, certainly gave the opportunity to go over the top with embellishments.

Recipe:-
  • Gift bag I had stashed away
  • Digi printed twice so I could fussy cut the butterfly layer which I stuck on with foam tape.  I created a layer behind the digi too with a verse on it and 'with love' sentiment.
  • Leave were clipart from IClipart which I converted to svg files and then cut on my Black Cat.  The leaves were then embossed with my Cuttlebug
  • On my last shopping spree I found some really fun glittery plastic lacy stuff which I had to buy, this was sprayed with adhesive spray and attached to the bag before I applied the digi
  • Pearls from my stash were added around some of the leaves
  • To finish off I a bit of lace I had and some turquoise ribbon for a bow and attached this to the handle of the bag
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:-

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a happy crafting day :)


18 comments:

  1. A beautiful gift bag and I bet it gets passed round for a long time! Love those colours too. Hazel x

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  2. This is a fab gift bag, well done on trying something new :)

    Thanks for the comment on my blog and you are more than welcome to use the ribbon idea. I am sure we all get inspired by ideas from one another along the way and what I did wasn't anything new.... I just saw a problem and fixed it :)

    Love Mandy xxx

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  3. lovely pretty bag....thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week and CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Love the bag - it's so pretty you'll have to fill it with something VERY special!

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  5. I think I'd be tempted to stash this one away, just for me, ha! Gorgeous little project....thanks so much for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle....good luck in the draw!

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  6. Oh , to give away ...but then you might get it back so that 's ok ..Beautifully decorated .Thanks for sharing on Card Crafter's Circle

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  7. Oh I just could not part with it, it's gorgeous...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  8. Beautiful!!! I love that image!! Love the ribbons and lace!! This is gorgeous!!

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  9. Very pretty! You did a beautiful job. We have a Floppy Latte challenge coming up real soon and the theme is butterflies!! You should join us with another design using this image :) It's beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Haven.

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  10. Ooooooohhhhhhhh ..... such a pretty gift bag. I'd love it to eventually find it's way round the famiy to me ...... and I know who I'd ove to pass it on to.... Mimi :-)

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  11. Gorgeous gift bag Mimi :-) very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbon Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Hi, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your creation is so pretty. Love the colour combination.

    Mel X

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  13. I just love your bag! Such a great idea and so pretty.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    Your Sister OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. A very beautiful bag! Love the colours and the flourish swirls.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

    Nick

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  15. Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin for the Weekend with it and good luck!

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  16. fabulous gift bag. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x - CC DT

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  17. fab bag thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy
    https://www.facebook.com/TracysPersonalisedCardsCandles

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  18. Beautiful design. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi