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Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #53

It's time for our next challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. It's the Snow Angels turn this week and it was Sandra's turn to design the sketch this time. We are being sponsored by Make it Crafty and we have a twist this week of "Make a Bag".

 What a palaver I had making this!! This is my third attempt - I started by recycling a brown bag but was really struggling to get the sketch to work with the papers I was using. Today when looking for something else I came across a download from Bearly Mine which was perfect. I put the sketch together digitally then enlarged it to fit the bag....pressed print .....and hey ho....we'd no yellow ink!!! So the lovely browns and blues had turned sort of lilacs and purples. Not to be beat I found a white bag, re-stamped the image and bingo one bag!

Image is from La Blanche stamped in plum Archival ink. Layers are a selection from Bearly Mine's Christmas Wishes papers. Fibres and gems from my stash and snowflakes are punch waste.

You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself, remember to check out
 the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there. 

Make it Crafty

Challenges entered:
Bunny Zoes - winter
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Critter Sketch - anything Christmas goes
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Incy Wincy - non traditional Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - anything but a card
Always Something Creative - packaging non traditional colours

Carol x


  1. This is beautiful caro,gorgeous image and papers.xxx

  2. This is beautiful Carol, such a fabulous image and the colours are gorgeous


  3. It was well worth the effort Carol as its gorgeous! What a beautiful vintage picture. Susan x

  4. This bag is really gorgeous Carol!
    Hugs Nicolet

  5. You have made a really pretty bag Carol.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  6. A real life happy accident then Carol. It certainly works well. Hugs Rita xx

  7. Gorgeous gift bag Carol, I like the santa and the snowflakes, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  8. Lovely bag.
    Thanks for joinig us at ASC.
    Hugs stine

  9. Hi Carol, Your bag is truly beautiful x

  10. A fabulous bag Carol even after all the trouble you had. Love it.

    Linda xxx

  11. I really admire your perseverance Carol. It really paid off the bag is fabulous :)

  12. You must be really pleased with it now it is finished though Carol .. .. bet you might even make some more.

    Great for Chrissy pressies that don't wrap up well.

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  13. What a lovely Bag Carol.
    Hugs Miranda

  14. Nice bag with lovely colours, Carol!
    Hugs, Wilma

  15. Soo great what you did with the paperbag, such a cute paper and i love the stamp you have used! Gorgeous!

  16. What a great project, thank you for playing with us at ASC. Hope we will see you next time again.
    Have a nice second advent.
    xoxo Clarissa

  17. Well Carol, it turned out just beautiful!! Love the papers and the stamps is very special. xxx

  18. Wonderful creation, thanks for playing us at ASC.

    xoxo Andrea

  19. Although you struggled with it Carol, I think you did very well with this bag. Beautiful papers and I love your stamp!

  20. What a great bag is this Carol ;o)

  21. Such a gorgeous paper bag. Love the design with the image and blue layers. Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

  22. What à lovely bag Carol!!

    Hugs Betina

  23. Hi Carol well done for persevering it was well worth it. We all have days when we just can't get things to work - even with our most favourite of papers (can be frustrating can't it)
    Fabulous design you have come with though, well done.

    Thanks for joining us as Crafty Bloggers Network
    (CBN DT)

  24. Lovely colours! Very pretty gift bag. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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