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.

  • 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 :)


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

  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

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

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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.

  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 :-)

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

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

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

    Mel X

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


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

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

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


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

  16. fab bag thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy

  17. Beautiful design. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.


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