Wednesday, 27 June 2012

3 challenges in 1

I usually try my best to make something for just one Challenge Blog at a time but life seems to be getting in the way at the moment and I only seem to have half the time I need to do the things I would like to do. I decided that it would be ok to do a combined challenge and make a present for my friend, who isn't very well, at the same time

At Craft-room Challenge the theme is' Friendship' so that was appropriate. The Crafty Card Makers have 'Create you Own Flowers' and I just love doing that. Last but by no means least Sugar Creek Hollow  are asking for 'Circles'.

Brain in gear I have combined the three and hope my friend will like the result. I am sure she will like the bottle of red wine in the bag and the vintage type bracelet I have added to the Crafty Individuals tag.


The flowers are a length of gathered, white lace with double sided tape stuck to the gathered edge and wound round and round on a circle of card to make the shape. Then I dabbed them with Rangers Distressed Inks. It was difficult to find something that looked right for the middles so I stuck some little beads on two of them and a pearl on the other.

The 'May our Friendship Blossom Stamp' is by personal Impressions and I won it in the first Birthday Draw at Craft-room Challenge with lots of other goodies--thanks Julia

The other stamp is ancient, an old wooden one by Whipper Snapper Designs.

I think the bag looks better than when I bought it--it was only 20p from the car boot sale so not worth making one.


24 comments:

  1. It would certainly cheer anyone up Chrissie especially with the addition of the bottle of wine :)
    Von x☻x

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  2. Beautiful bag Chrissie and the wine is a bit of a bonus so bound to please anyone. Love your lacy flowery circles.
    Ann B
    xx

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  3. ...a beautiful altered bag chrissie, it's so nice to add your own personal touch when giving a gift, your friend will adore this, and it's contents!...Mel :)

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  4. wow, it's beautiful Chrissie. The flowers are amazing.
    Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week
    Hugs
    Doreen

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  5. Hello Chrissie, dont blame you at all for combining challenges. This is a lovely project and so feminine. I love the fabric flowers and the sentiment is so touching - thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "friendship" challenge this fortnight. Suzanne :

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  6. What a great gift bag, the flowers look amazing such a great idea. The bracelet looks lovely too, I'm sure your friend will really appreaciate the time, thought and effot you've put into your gift.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  7. Your fabric flowers are gorgeous and beautifully made, believe me I know cause they continue to defeat me! Your friend is bound to be cheered up no end by this lovely gift. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  8. Love the bag Chrissie what a great idea to re-use in that way. It is really pretty. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  9. Lovely project Chrissie, like the flowers especially. And by the way I am sure you do not look like my little snail stamp lol - though it does remind me of a guy from work!!
    Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy at WOYWW #14

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  10. Gorgeous altered bag, the flowers are beautiful. Good luck with the challenges.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Fabulous way to dress up your bag! I love your flowers!! Gorgeous colors! Thank you for joining us at Sugare Creek hollow this week!
    Hugs!!

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  12. You've decorated the bag beautifully Chrissie, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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  13. Gorgeous bag Chrissie. Beautifully decorated.
    Regards Florence xxx

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  14. Hi Chrissie , how lovely to see you again at Crafty Cardmakers and with this beautiful gift bag, I'm sure your friend will live it and it's contents. Gorgreous flowers and such a pretty design. Thanks for sharing.
    Marie

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  15. chrissie, i love these kind of up dressing projects :-) I love what you've done to the gift bag- perfect, thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

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  16. I'm sure your friend loved this..it's beautiful, so pretty and those flowers are gorgeous..Thanks so much for joining our Friendship Challenge at Craft-Room...Esther xx

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  17. wow what a stunning back, love the lush flowers so glad you joined us at SCH
    hugs

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  18. wow what a stunning back, love the lush flowers so glad you joined us at SCH
    hugs

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  19. This is just so pretty Chrissie, I love the flowers and lovely sentiment. This is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

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  20. What a brilliant way to brighten up a gift bag. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

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  21. This is sooooo pretty Chrissie; she must of loved it. The colors are so calming, perfect for someone who is not well, and I'm sure the wine did no harm lol...Your flowers are gorgeous. She will certainly appreciate all the time and effort you put into this; just so lovely...hugs G.

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  22. I love the lacey flowers - such delicate colours. Thank you for sharing the project with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Jackie

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.