Saturday, 27 July 2013

Gift Bag

Hello, it feels like ages, and certainly has been, since I last posted.  Been on holiday and this weather has made me get outdoors and do more outside.  We had an enjoyable time in the caravan but with it being so hot we could not travel far in the car because the dogs panted and refused to walk until the cool of the evening or early morning.  Good job I am an early bird or they would not have been walked very far.  While on one caravan site we met a lovely couple with twin boys aged six, Robert and Duncan, and Hannah their five year old sister.  They were from Spean Bridge and were a delightful family. The children visited the dogs each day and when they came back from their outings their first port of call was to tell me all about their day and spoil the dogs.  I really enjoyed meeting them and was sad when they left.

But back to normality now and my friend loved the wedding day card and her granddaughters birthday card.  I was in such a rush to make the 18th birthday card for her that I forgot to photograph it.  Another friend ask me to make a big gift bag for her friend's birthday and this is what I came up with.  Had to really push myself to get back into crafting but this is what I came up with, so loved it. When I buy dies I usually play about with them using different papers and this is what I used to produce this bag

The bag measures 13" x 10" but cannot remember where I bought it Hobbycraft  I think.
the card was used from my stash when I tried the dies
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Labels One
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Die
Spellbinders Banner (can't recall the proper name)
Peel off sentiment
So maybe this is the push I need to get started back into crafting.  I really need to build up my stock and start on Christmas cards which I really love making.  I have commented sporadically on your posts but will get back into my routine now the warm weather seems to have disappeared. 
That's it ladies and gents for tonight may have more for tomorrow.  Can't wait for your honest and welcome comments .
Take care.
Wilma x x x


  1. Lovely bag Wilma beautifully decorated ...sounds like you had a good holiday..


  2. Lovely to have you back Wilma! The children that you met sound delightful.

    It must be hard getting back into the swing of things but you have done really well with the bag it is lovely. I sometimes think that you can make a small present seem so much better if it is in a nice bag.:)

    Take it easy now. Hope mum had a good time too.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Your bag is lovely Wilma love those Asters
    jacqui x

  4. You have decorated this little bag beautifully Wilma. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Christine xx

  5. Hello Wilma, nice to see you back posting, pleased that you had such a good holiday.
    Love your little bag, gorgeously decorated with fab dies, love the colours too and those asters. Take care, Kate x


  6. Nice have you back Wilma. Just love your bag, a gift always looks better in a beautiful bag.

    Hazel xx

  7. Good morning .... Yes! Just looked still morning!!!
    Great to have you back
    Love what you have done with your bag.
    Great colour and Die combination
    I have a few bags that I use if I make a card that is a bit big and I will be delivering.
    Hope to see another creation soon

    Patricia xx

  8. Hi Wilma,
    great to have you back posting. I missed your brilliant cards.
    So glad you have had a fab holiday.
    Love your bag and those fabulous dies used on it. Great colour combo too.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Love the way you have decorated this bag Wilma, it is so cheerful it is bound to bring a smile. It is fun just to play with new dies and get such a gorgeous result. xx Flora

  10. Hi Wilma
    Welcome back to blogland. Hope you feel rested after your break and that your Mum is well.
    Fab bag. A lovely way to make a gift even more special.
    Best wishes
    Ang x