Monday, 1 February 2010

Crafty Sentiments' Valentine's Blog Hop


This Post will stay at the top of my blog until 20:00hrs (GMT) on Thursday 4th February.


This Valentine's Gift Bag is not being entered into any challenges. It has been made specifically for the purposes of the Blog Hop which is the official launch of a new set of Stamps designed by Kathy Hare, available only on the Crafty Sentiments Shop Site. The bag was made by refolding a standard A4 white envelope (with the flap cut off) to give a 3D bag. The back and front are both decorated the same way and I did them by cutting out 2 heart shapes (1 red, 1 white) using the "George and Basic Shapes" cartridge on my Cricut Expressions. On the white heart I stamped Kathy's lovely Teddy image and coloured him with my Copic Ciaos. I used my laptop to create a banner that I have placed across the bag between the two hearts and punched numerous red hearts in two sizes that I have stuck randomly over the front, back and sides. I also did a Martha Stewart "Heart" punched border to run along the top edge and punched holes to take a red ribbon as a closure.
This is a closer frontal view of the image which is on the front and back of the bag.

They are beautiful stamps and well worth a look so why not pop over and see what is available.
If you have arrived here from America's blog you are obviously already on the blog hop and it's great to have you on board.
This is a circular blog hop and there is candy somewhere along the way. You may start here and just continue by clicking on the next name on the list. The end of the blog hop is when you land back on the blog you started on. You don't have to hunt for the blog candy. We want you to enjoy the hop so to be eligible for the blog candy you MUST do 2 things.
  1. You MUST be a follower of the Crafty Sentiments Blog, and

  2. You MUST leave a comment on every blog (5 comments in total).

The next Blog on the hop is : KIM - you'll love her blog, she does some beautiful projects. So leave a comment here and hop over to see her.

Thanks for calling in and have a great day blogging and enjoy the hop
Hugs,

21 comments:

  1. Aww, what a sweet Bag! I love all the adorable hearts around the bag! That super CUTE bear and the fab heart border at the very top rock! Awesome work! :)

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  2. Wow, what a super bag,
    That is so cute,
    Hope you had a great weekend,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  3. Very hearty project - very sweet!

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  4. This is just beautiful Fiona, I love it and the hearts on the bag. the bear fits perfectly well done.

    Love it all
    Hugs
    Suzette

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  5. Beautiful bag Fiona, i love all the hearts and that bear is so cute.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  6. lovely bag fiona, such a cute image, what are you putting inside? janex

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  7. Wow what a great bag and a fantastic idea, I know you don't need to be a follower of your blog for the blog hop but i have become one anyway because i like your creations

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  8. Great idea for a Valentines treat! Lovely job hun!
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  9. wow this is gorgeous! Well done!
    from Karen x

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  10. Adorable. Great way to package small gifts.

    Nat
    Woodland Circus

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  11. This is just lovely Fiona, great idea, sweet for valentines but also just for a gift for a special friend, I love it.
    Pinky

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  12. your bag is sooooo cute! love all the details you put on it! way to go, GF!

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  13. What a cute bag Fiona!! Love all the colors and the hearts with the sweet image!! Great gift idea!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  14. Lovely bag fiona,great use of a envelope!! xx jo xx

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  15. what a fantastic way to use an envelope Fiona...stunning box and perfect image for it
    Mina xxx

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  16. what an ingenious use of an envelope, fabulous image and colour combo
    Louise xx

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  17. Cannot believe that this bag started life as an Envelope, how clever, I love it, Well Done, Hugs Avril xxx

    ps got Brian's shifts mixed up, he is on backshift which is 2pm-10pm...I thought he was on early shift, that is next week, if I don't get to Costco, I will phone you next week and try and arrange something....much love Avril xxxxx

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  18. What a wonderful way to make a bag, love this idea and your image is beautful too.
    Kim xXx

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  19. Very Cute! what a wonderful project!!!

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Hugs,
Fiona x