Sunday, 4 November 2012

Mojo is back

I have had a productive day today, been playing with some of my stash I bought last week and boy have I enjoyed myself.  I just adore the Lili of the Valley images and got quite carried away making cards with them.

Today I have borrowed Patricia's bag idea, after reading her tutorial I though it would be a shame not to give it a try, after all she must have put a lot of work into producing the photographs and placing everything in the right order and writing her instructions, a job well done and well worth the effort. I for one enjoyed reading the tutorial and following the instructions.  I made a card to accompany the gift bag.  When I cut the handle in the bag I went wrong as I have not got the plain circle die and tried to cut it with a craft knife but it did not work out so I made the semi circle a rectangle but you don't have to copy everything exactly.

Here is my effort

For the card
6 x 6 white card
Backing paper - Love Tokens from Helen Jones Designs 12" x 12" double sided paper pad
I used both the printed and plain side
LOTV die cut image
Spellbinders Labels One
Spellbinders Floral Tags for sentiment inked with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Sentiment stamp from Creative Expressions - Winter Greetings set
Gems, flowers and leaves from stash
I glitter round hat and scarf with glue pen and Diamond Sparkles Angels Kisses
Gift Bag
Same as above but using Grand Labels One for bag
and rose from Floral Tags and some ribbon.
Feeling good now I have got a few cards under my belt today and really enjoyed playing.  The dogs were a bit upset that I was not giving them much attention as I was engrossed in my crafting and they kept nudging my leg to get me to play and I had to give in a couple of times.
Well ladies as usual I eagerly await your comments and look forward to tomorrow to have my browse around all your lovely posts.
Take care.
Wilma x x 


  1. Good Morning Wilma,
    Fantastic job, glad you managed to understand my ramblings.
    You could have used a smaller size down of the Labels to cut the handle.
    Thank you for putting on the link, more than I can do..........!!
    Love the colours and the card to go with the bag.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx


  2. Good morning Wilma. Well done you, for having a go and not being put off by not having the right die.
    I love the colours. I managed to fit a flannel and five mini products into the ones Patricia made for me.
    Have a good day. Hazel

  3. This little bags is great Wilma. And we should all put our own little stamp on a design shouldn't we? I 'm sure Patricia would agree with that. I don't have any grand labels dies yet - but
    watch out NEC, here I come! Christine xx

  4. Good Morning Wilma,
    Such a cute image, a lovely gift for a little girl, love the colours, Patricia's tutorial was great and easy to understand, glad you had a go and the result is sooo pretty, well done.
    Have a great day.

  5. This is gorgeous Wilma, I love LOTV images and this one is no exception, love you bag also

    jacqui x

  6. Morning Wilma....such a pretty Christmas card just love these LOTV images your colouring is beautiful


  7. What a clever idea to have the pretty, matching card and bag, I also love the lotv images and I like that glistening effect. xx Flora

  8. Hi Wilma,
    such a pretty card and bag love everything about it. What a very clever lady you are. Fabulous just fabulous.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Hello again,
    Just thought I would tell you that the finished Bag is on my Blog. How stupid of me, that should have been at the end of the Tutorial.
    Have to say again you made a great job.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  10. Well done wilma!!. they look terrific and the image youv'e chosen is so lovely. i would love to try the bags. however I don't have the largest dies as I only have a big Shot so will have to wait until I can afford a Grand Caliber, Kate x

  11. hi Wilma, your cards are fabulous, love the bag you`ve made, fab colours

  12. Beautiful bag and card ,you are so clever .

  13. Hi Wilma, I love your card and bag. Really gorgeous, love that sweet image and the lovely embellishments.

    Kat xx

  14. Hi Wilma great matching bag and card. I'll let you into a secret I love making these bags with the calibur, such fun! When cutting the handles through the machine it's only the very top you put in the cutting mats. I tend to tape mine down so I get it in just the right spot.
    Have fun and happy crafting, hugs Erika.

    1. Thanks Erika every little tip helps me to make better cards.

      Wilma x x