Saturday, 1 December 2012

Gift Bags and Cards

I have been missing in action once more, just don't know where the time goes these days.  My mother is going to her Little Bingo Club Christmas Party tomorrow and we were trying to think of something different to put in as a raffle prize, they all take one, and it is not the first time she has drawn her own number and had to return her raffle and draw again.  I though why not make up a collection of cards male, female, kids, Christmas and a few gift bags.  Here are the gift bags

The girl above with the candle is LOTV die cut and I have described the ingredients in a previous post.
The gift bag ingredients
Big Bag
Red plain paper bag from Tesco
Papermania Home for Christmas paper
Forever Friends Gift Wrapped A4 double sided cardstock for poinsettia
Spellbinders Labels twenty
Spellbinders poinsettia
Red card from stash
Forever Friends image from Timeless Cardstock Stickers
Gold leaves, peel off, gem from stash
Small Bag
Forever Friends Gift Wrapped A4 double sided cardstock
Forever Friends sentiment from Timeless Cardstock Stickers
 Red Ribbon from Hobbycrafts
And there you go simple, energy conscious, and made in minutes, just how I like things done.
I wrapped all the cards before I though of taking a photo so you will just have to use your imagination, they are a collection of ones previously posted.
I have completed all the cards and gift boxes (my sister asked for a batch of both the gift bags above so they were nearly all the same with little variations) as usual they were last minute requests from her and were whisked away pronto.
I don't know is you know it but Hazel, Patricia's sister, who comments on most of our Blogs is quite a talented crafter as well as her sister.  Not card making but scrapbooking, and she makes the most wonderful gifts as well,  She showed me some photos when we met up in Perth the other week and they were superb.  I wonder if Patricia could borrow the photos and post them on her Blog, that is until Hazel get up and running with her own Blog.
Boy, waffled on a bit there, but is seems I have been absent for an age.  I have been browsing all your wonderful work and have picked up loads of hints and tips I am eager to try. In fact I am impatient I want to try everything. The Faux Book Box Christine made is top of my list, the origami box Patricia made, and lots of other things to try.  I also am trying to fit in time to use my Cricut Mini properly.  Could not sleep this morning, up at 0430, opened up the Cricut Craft Room and had a wee play, not cutting anything out yet but trying to weld words and resizing images.  There is a lot it can do it just having time to play.
OK them my ramblings are over it's time to browse.  I eagerly await all your wonderful comments and hopefully I will have more to show tomorrow as all the pressure is off for being at everyone's beck and call and tomorrow is all mine.

I forgot to say we had snow last night, it rained first them down came the snow just in time for the big switch on of the Village Christmas Tree Lights which went ahead anyway the hall for the kids treats is right next to where the Christmas Tree stands so I think after the switch on they went inside.  Needless to say I did not venture out to see it, stayed tucked up inside till 2100 to take the dos for their last walk.  This morning was treacherous, thick ice on roads and pavements making it dangerous to walk but I took them out and walked to the paper shop and back without incident.

Take care and wrap up warm.

Wilma x x



  1. Gorgeous Wilma, what a great idea.

    Weather here pretty horrible too. It's been so slippy the last 2 mornings that I'm terrified to walk the dogs. Two 40 kilo Labs and ice don't mix too well. Ice was bad enough this morning but after I came in it rained. Still think I'd almost rather drive on it than walk on it!

    Take care,

    Kat xx

  2. What beautiful gifts Wilma, I'm sure whoever wins those will definately be delighted. We have heavy frost here in the west, but the days have been sunny & bright. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Lovely gift bags and cards, Wilma! Have a great weekend! Hugs

  4. Good Morning Wilma,
    Your raffle prizes are a great idea, something different, handmade and soooo cute. Love the little Label 20 bag. I suppose you could adapt any of the dies to make different shaped bags. You are really getting inspired and creating some great projects.
    Hope you are careful when out on the dog walks, you have such extreme weather up there in Scotland, I know my dogs hate the snow and ice when it clogged on their legs. None here thank goodness. Have a great day to yourself and keep warm.

  5. Good for you Wilma. These are great. Somebody is going to be a happy bunny! Christine x

  6. Good Morning Christine, beautiful Raffle prizes beautifully created.
    I have done a few, I can tell you they go down a treat. It is great to hear everyone ooohing!!! and aaahhing!! when they win one.

    We have had the same snow turned damp then hard frost..........lethal underfoot.
    We will be wrapped up cozy for our day away, thermals and UGG boots at the ready can not live without these in the winter. OK when you are traveling in the car but OMG!! when you get out.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  7. Hi Wilma, snow brrrrrr!, we've not got any yet but it's very cold. Every hearer on in the house this morning and hang the bill, they can't jail us all for being unable to pay the bills.
    I love your little best friends, they are gorgeous little guys, I really miss having a pet about.

    What fantastic gifts, they are such a good idea and so beautifully made. They will bring lots of Ahs I,m sure. Have a good day, kate x

  8. hi Wilma, two beautiful gifts, fabulous idea.

  9. Hi Wilma,
    what wonderful gifts for your Mums club. I bet they will be soooooo pleased who ever gets them.
    You have made such a fab job of both of them.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Just catching up, what a great gift you made, I'm sure the winner will love it. Well after 3 days of sharp cold it has just started raining again here. Do take good care in the slippery conditions. xx Flora

  11. Evening Wilma, your Mum's club will be amazed with these! Fabulous :) Carole Z x

  12. What fabulous gifts ,I would certainly like to win these .Melanie

  13. Hi Wilma thanks for the visit and kind words over the weekend, loving your gift bag ideas and in particular your spotty poinsettia. Happy crafting and stay warm, hugs Erika.