Tuesday, 15 February 2011

It's in the Bag - I Hope!

Hi girls. Firstly let me warn you that this will be a slightly longer post than usual with more photographs than usual. Having said that and hoping that I haven't put you off - Welcome to my blog. I hope you get something out of your visit here and that you will feel like coming back again.
I was asked by my friend (and Avon Lady) Sally to make a card for the birthday of a fiend of her daughters. I had made a card for her daughter that looked like a handbag and she wanted something similar so this is what I came up with. I am not entering it into any challenges. I concocted the shape for the bag because I didn't have a template and cut the pieces out of white card and covered them with a design paper that I printed off a CD Rom I have. I made it a nice girlie pink. The top flap of the bag decorated with flowers ties down with ribbon.

With the bag opened out you can see that I placed flowers and pearls in an arrangement on the facing side under a Happy Birthday sentiment. The inside is lined with the same paper. On the other flap you can just see a Tilda.

This photo shows her coloured using my Copics. I don't know what she is called so if you know please tell me. I mounted her on a criss-cross envelope I made. I covered the envelope using an unnamed spotted paper. I trimmed it with a Doily Lace border cut with a Martha Stewart punch. I hope it looks OK because I didn't have a template for this either. Inside the envelope is a tag with a sentiment called "Breezy Birthday" by Stampendous. This is stickled and glittered.
The flowers are wild Orchid and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

I hope you are still with me and I hope you like this creation. I wait with baited breath to find out from any comments you leave for me if you think it works. I really need to know because I don't have a lot of time to make something else if this isn't suitable. Opinions please -they would be much appreciated.
Have a great day and enjoy your crafting and blogging. Above all, stay safe and healthy.






24 comments:

  1. wow wow wow...this is stunning...she will love it..both the person who asked for it and the receiver....gorgeous...right i am away for some sleep....i ahve an interview 2morow...so fingers crossed!!! huge hugs Lesley xxx

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  2. Oh Fiona, this is exquisite! So beautifully made and put together ... and very creative on your part with designing the template! Tilda is adorable (I believe she's called Fairydust Tilda)and beautifully coloured in pink! Loving all the flowers - your friend is sure to love this creation!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  3. WOW this is AMAZING,so much GORGEOUS detail......I love it!!!
    Hugs xx

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  4. wow ! what a fantastic crafting !!!! love it all ! specially your sentiment is great !
    have a nice day,
    greetings, martina
    x

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  5. Hi Fiona, wow it's stunning i love your bag and sweet papers
    hugs Lia

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  6. HI Fiona .. you know i will love this .. its just my kind of project - its fabulous.. there are a few Anything but a card challenges out there today .. so i think you should enter lol.. see my post today for details . The Avon lady will love it .. its so pretty
    Lisa x

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  7. wow.... this is stunning Fiona, i absolutely love it,really pretty papers and flowers and a great shape,you clever girl you...amazing:)

    sue
    xx

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  8. IT'S AWESOME!! Stop putting yourself down hun. Everything you do is fabulous!! She's going to LOVE it, and if she doesn't there is something wrong with her! LOL

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  9. So adorable and gorgeous too.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. this is gorgeous, i want it!
    beautifully crafted and very pretty, clever you.
    janex

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  11. WOW. This is gorgeous Fiona. Can you show me how to make one? See you this afternoon. Kathleen x

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  12. It's beautiful. Well done you for making your own template and design.
    Beryl xx

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  13. wow Fiona, you obviously put a lot of time and effort into it
    gorgeous
    Debz
    x

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  14. Wow Fiona, It's so adorable. Very pretty.
    Have a nice day,
    Hugs Anna A

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  15. This is just perfect & unique. I am sure who you have made this for will be over the moon.
    Sooo much detail on the bag x

    I am glad you saw that I had awarded you an award on my blog.

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Fiona, Wow! You are so clever. LOve this bag design. Gorgeous papers and Tilda is just adorable. She is Fairy Dust Tilda. Colouring is awesome. Great sentiment.
    hugs
    Marion

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  17. WooooooW, absolutely brilliant!!!!

    xoxo doris

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  18. Hi hun
    oh wowzer this is totally gorgeous, very clever, beautiful papers & embelies, awesome colouring, she will be gobsmacked by this hun, hi William, sue,x

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  19. This is fabulous Fiona, I love it.
    Berni
    x

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  20. hun your box is fabulous so girly :-)
    your coloring and the way you have put everything together is so beautiful.
    thanks for seeing me today.
    hugs
    Claudia

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  21. Fiona this is stunning, love how you made it, the papers you used and the image are all so cute and fitting for the recipient.
    Kim xXx

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  22. Well done Fiona . You are very creative and a lot more adventurous than most .
    A beauty of a creation and am sure by now your friend has confirmed this x

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  23. wow wow wow!!!! this is utterly amazing!!! Hugs Juls

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  24. AMAZING, Fiona! and to think you didn't even have a template! Brava! I'm sure there were birthday squeels when she saw this gorgoeus creation! Fabulous beyond WORDS! xxD

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Hi, Thank you for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. They are all so helpful,
Hugs,
Fiona x