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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Gifts for mum.

Well i was going to moan about the weather on my post today but while i was faffing around trying to get some decent pics of today's creations the sun managed to come out. How long for, i don't know but it's certainly not the heatwave stuff. The funniest thing is that on the news yesterday morning they gave out a heatwave helpline number. It was quite chilly and I envisaged loads of workers falling asleep waiting for someone to ring up and say "I'm hot, what shall i do?", lol. Anyway here's a little bag and box i made to go with mums birthday pressies.
There are details of how to make the bag on a previous post  HERE,  and more info on the little box HERE.
All they took was one 12 x12 piece of K & CO. paper and a piece of A4 card.
I used a 2" circle punch and cut the circles in half for the corners and my little eyelet tool came out for an airing.
I got the little heart embellishment from The Works, £1 for six. The bag and box are not as big as they look in the pics,  the bag is 4" tall ) so it will be a bit of a challenge finding something to put in them. Perhaps a trip to Thorntons and a mooch around Crabtree and Evelyn's trial sizes tomorrow.

Edit,  to anyone who's looking at that bag and thinking " if only",  please have a go, it's so very easy.

Speaking of challenges..........Glitter Geeks, Handbags and Gladrags.
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  1. OMG Di, This is fantastic. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!
    I love the colours, the style, the little embellishments. They're amazing. Your mum will love this!!
    Thanks for playing with Glitter Geeks and good luck!
    Hugs Steph xxx

  2. WOW, thought it was a 'real' bag at first...you know what I mean, fabric, it looks stunning.xx

  3. Di these are FAB !! The bag does look real.....

    hugs Diane xx

  4. At first glance I thought they were real as well, clever you. Yes, the bag does look quite big & I was surprised when you said it was only 4" tall. Is that cute or what, your mum will absolutely love them.
    Sally x

  5. I agree with the others, your bag is so good it DOES looks real - AMAZING work, and a project that's going to be added to my 'things to try' list.


    Judi xx

  6. These are amazing, such a clever design and a lovely gift fo someone special
    sue(bearhouse DC)

  7. WOW that is fantastic, it looks so real, and only 4inches? A fab gift.

  8. wow these are fantastic di.really love your handbag, it looks real and gorgeous paper :D

    x coops xx

  9. Lovely project! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli "G" Challenge.

  10. Oh WOW and Double WOW.These are Amazing.What did you put in them in the end.xx

  11. Hi Di. Wow...totally gorgeous creations. Really clever! Hope you're well xx Jenny xx

  12. Blown away Di! What fabulous creations!

    Thanks for joining the Glitter Geeks and good luck :).

    Helen xx

  13. Oh my word,this looks such a classy bag! Who wouldn't be thrilled ro receive it! Happy shopping,Julie x

  14. Oh Di this is gorgeous. I'm gonna have to give one of those bags a go.Thanks
    Kerry x

  15. Always love to see what you have made,everything is always beautifully put together, thank you for the inspiration.

    Cretaceous (DC)

  16. Wow, this is fab. Looks like a real bag, thanks for the inspiration.

  17. All the sentiment looks like a wonderful Creation ,love your style ,color and little embellishment!!the bag does look quite big & I was surprised when you said it was only 4" tall...
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  18. Wow this looks great a must to try and a great gift can't wait to start.Many thanks from New Zealand. Lynn


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