My Lovely Friends

Saturday, 30 April 2011

CES Challenges DT project........

Good morning all you lovelies out there we have a gorgeous day up here again. We actually had 2 hours of rain yesterday the first for.....well it seems a long time lol.....we've been spoilt with all the fabulous sunshine.
Anyway onto my creation & today is Saturday & you know what that means yayyyyy its CES Challenge time & this week its my turn & I chose a photo inspiration which of course you can interpret however you wish....whether it be the colours or 1 particular colour or the gingham....the choice is yours.  Pop over to here to look at the piccy as this post is already photo heavy lol.

I decided to decorate another gift bag only this time this is a propper gift bag & so is bigger & has handles....these are fab actually & I really enjoyed making this. Will put recipe ingredients at the bottom.

I tried something a little different & punched some holes into red card & then crocheted into the holes...what do you think peeps??

The spray of flowers & the leaves are cut out with my Marianne die.

I have used a fabulous stamp which I'm ashamed its took me a while to ink up. She is of course 'Penpal' by the fabulous artist Elisabeth Bell. This was originally a Sugar Nellie image but now miss bell has released them herself as clear stamps......I sooooo love her images & this I adore.
She is coloured with Copics & I paper-pieced her blouse & headband with pink gingham.

Last piccy the bag in full with a tag tied to the top using Bakers Twine..
I have used 'Madeline' papers by Prima again. The card, doily, gems, love heart, tag, lace & ribbon are from my stash.
The flowers & leaves are an assortment from Crafty Emma's Store & Wild Orchid Crafts.
The smooth white card for the image, the bakers twine, the papers & not forgetting the bag itself you can get from Crafty Emma's Store
The pink & red gingham you can get on the talented Bev's blog.

Please pop over here to see my talented teamies creations they are all sooooooooo pretty.
We hope you will play along this week, cannot wait to see your creations.
Well thats it from me I will be blog hopping shortly to catch up with you all. Thank you sooooo much for stopping by & leaving such lovely comments. mmwah
Tatty bye for now my lovely friends. xoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering....... - Use Ribbon, Include A Tag & Finish With A Bow


Janette said...

Morning Vicky, this is sooo gorgeous, oh I love each and every detail hun, so sweet and the crochet edge is brilliant, only seen this done around an image but works so well like this, ( as she reaches for her hook )lol...fab bag...enjoy your day, hope the sun shines for you, still holding onto it here.....fingers crossed.xx

Janine - Ellabella said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww Vicky this is outstanding and a brilliant creation, I love this so much and the colours, it all looks amazing. Hugs Janine

Judi said...

Hi Vicky

GREAT work! LOVE the crochet, what a clever idea!


Judi xxx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful hunni.. I keep looking at those bags and one may just drop into my next trolley lol... Hope you have a fabby weekend hun xx

Chrissy said...

Hi! Sweetpea...I love your bag, and very impressed with your crocheting...I cant do that, totally unteachable.Fabulous image and colouring.I also love the heart embellie on the lace.Lovely.

Tracey T said...

This is so pretty, Vicky - really girly, fab colours and the doily is gorgeous! Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Vicky.
OMG your gift bag is so beautiful!!
Love the crocheted edge!
Just gorg!
Love, Mel. xx

Jo said...

Hi sweetie! Love this gift bag *claps*
so much to look at, beautiful papers, colours and textures. and the crochet trim is fabby ;)
I'm going to join in CES this week, i've got the urge to do something with gingham.
Have a great bank holiday weekend,
Jo xx

angelwhispers said...

Wow Vicky I love it the colours, image, flowers and the beautiful crochet border are just so fabulous just the most perfect gift bag!! Who would want a pressie if they received this yummy creation!! Love Chanelle xxx

cebelica said...

Fab, fab wor as always hun! Hugs!

heidy said...

Wow Vicky what a lovely gift bag!!
Love everything about!!
Enjoy your day!!
Hugs Heidy

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab project - i love the colours ad the crochet edge
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

I have this stamp sweetie but she has never looked as good us this. Lol!!! Love it.


Wishcraft said...

Wow what a gorgeous gift bag! So many beautiful details, it's fabulous :o) Lisa x

Kerry said...

Hi Vicky,

I hope you are okay. Congratulations on your fab news, its very exciting - sorry I missed that post!

Gorgeous project, very pretty and I love the gingham paper.

Love Kerry xxx

Donna said...

Hey Vicky, hope you are having a great weekend hun...we could really do with some rain as the garden's looking a bit sad! Your bag is absolutely stunning and such pretty attention to detail, I love how you have coloured the image! Thank you so much for such a wonderful challenge this was right up my street and also inspired my new blog header...perfick! :) Donna x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow vicky you have made a beautiful bag.
you have used a beautiful stamp and the flowers are gorgeous.
have a wonderful weekend too.

greetings karin

Lorraine said...

hi huni this is so beautiful i just love it i hope alls ok your end GRANNY lol
I will keep in contact no matter what
take care
Lorraine xxx

Vicky said...

Such a wonderful project the image and super embellies too hun..I love it all!

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Vicky love the colours and the crochet is a lovely detail, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Mary J said...

Oh Vicky, this is just sooooo gorgeous honey! Love all of the details!

cardmaking bird said...

Oooooo, this is just gorgeous!! Love the red gingham (I do like a bit of gingham!) and her paper pieced shirt is perfect!! Hugs, Marie xxx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous bag Vicky, I love the papers, the design and you have a great eye for detail.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hun this is just stunning!!! Love everything about it!!
hugs Stokie Shell xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...


Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT
this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card love the die cuts and the super cute image x
Thanks for joining in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Vicky, Ah this is super and just right for us on MAWTT this week, I adore the paper piecing on her top n headband, brill idea, thanks for playing, Hazelxoxo

Mandy said...

Vicky this is absolutely gorgeous hun, so many beautiful details to look at and all the different textures, and not forgetting that beautiful image, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

crafty amy said...

This is such an adorable gift bag! I love the picture you picked for the inspiration too. I think if I got this bag though it would take me a looooooong time to get past it to the gift :D
Huge hugs

Amy xx

Karina said...

Gorgeous Vicky! A great idea the crocheted border you added. Looks really great!
Hugs, Karina

Chris said...

I love that bag, you can send it to me and not put anything in it. It's gorgeous. I'm so glad I got to see it.
your crocheting on it is just another bit of gorgeous on top of everything else. there's so much work on this.
thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.

Julie said...

Hiya Vicky!! Another wonderful creation by your fab fingers!! Beautiful layout and love the crochet strip - what a brilliant idea!! Juliexx

Katie said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Susie Sugar said...

So pretty and so much detail this is beautiful

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Vicky loving the design and image also the gingham which always makes me think of the countryside I love it.
Lorraine x