Monday, January 3, 2011

Friends are Flowers that Never Fade

I have been wanting to show you this gorgeous gift bag I made at when I went to my last Scrapbooking Night at my SU Demo and friend Ann - Ann is always coming up with gorgeous creations and finding new tutorials - I love to see what she has been up to.....

These gift bags are so quick and easy to make - they can be dressed up for any occasion

any style

I have added a crochet flower and some vintage lace and braid to add some dimension and give it some character.

you can see the depth here - double pouches - allows for a tag in one pocket and perhaps a gift voucher in another...perfect!

This project is for the following challenge:
2Sisters - Thinking of You
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something - Friendship
Marks Finest Paper - Use Something New - Braid
Stampin with Dragon - Favourite Winter Colour - Green
Fab'n Funky Challenges - Quick and Easy Does It
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Friendshop, plus a Sentiment
I Did It Creations - Favourite technique - Layering

A shorter post from me today, but there will be plenty coming from me in a few days - I will have a busy blog this week and I would love to see you back here for another visit - it makes my day - I have become a comment JUNKIE!!  LOL!

Both the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge will be back for 2011 this week - we would love to see join us - there is lots of inspiration flowing from each!

Layers of Color  has a New Release Blog Hop on January 17 - we would love you to join us - there is an opportunity to win  a New Release stamp/s from each Designer - you won't want to miss this!  Watch this space for some Sneak Peeks!!
God bless you!


  1. THis is really lovely, Linda! Thanks so much for joining us at SS!

  2. Wonderful cute project! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  3. This is very neat, I haven't tried one yet. The braid, lace and flower are a perfect addition! Can't wait to see your sneak peeks....

  4. Linda these bags are wonderful - I am hanging out for the tutorial you promised, but with all the new releases etc I guess we will forgive you if you don't post it before the end of the month. :-)

    Love the colour of this bag and the simplicity of the way you have decorated it.


  5. Oh my goodness Linda this is just fabulous! I love the design of this! You should do a tutorial with template or instructions! It's so perfect! love the lace and trim and beautiful layers! Happy New Year my friend!

  6. Seriously, that is worth being the gift all by itself. When you give it to someone, just put a note inside saying, "this IS your gift". LOL


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  7. Linda this is adorable! I love this cute little bag.

  8. WOW!!! This is stunning!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  9. wonderful gift bag! I love all of the added elegance you put on it! Thanks for playing at AiFactory AND IDIC this week! I would love to see a tutorial on this bag!

  10. Stunning bag Linda. I love the greens..Loz

  11. Gorgeous bag Linda! Love the color combo and all the pretty embellishments!

  12. How fresh and pretty Linda! This bag is lovely.

  13. What a Fabulous little project! I will have to give this one a try! Where can one find Ann's tutorial?

  14. Gorgeous project.Just love all the different greens and the crochet flower you've added.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  15. gorgeous colour choice and lovely creation thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Happy New Year
    Kate x

  16. What a beautiful project !! I definitely have to give it a try.


  17. What a cute little bag!! I love that is all green. You don't see that much. Green always seems to be one of those red-headed step colors that is used mostly to as a secondary. The color green is very happy this morning my friend!

  18. Hi Linda. This is just gorgeous! Beautiful colours. Thanks for playing at Stampin With The Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya.

  19. eek!! I love this ,Linda. Green is my fave color and this bag is totally cute. I love all of the awesome details and embellies! ;D

  20. OMG! this is so beautiful. Lovely. Happy New Year from I Did It Creations.

  21. Wonderful creation :)

    Thank you for joning us at IDIC :)

    Hugs Gurkiss

  22. Way a great project. I love it and the colors are great together. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.

  23. Looks fantastic! I would certainly waltz around with that :)
    Love your colour scheme as well. Beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at IDIC this week


  24. This is suck a great bag, a tutorial on how to make it would be really great (hint hint !!!) Thanks for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week & good luck. Netty xx.

  25. wow....what a fabulous project.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  26. What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at AiFactory.

    Lawren - DT

  27. Wow! What a creative design!! It's very beautiful!!
    Thanks for join us at 2SC, and Happy New year to you.
    Be sure to visit us tomorrow for new challenge.:)
    Hugs~~darling Ho~~

  28. This is such a gorgeous gift bag! Thank you for joining our “Celebrate Friendship” challenge at Sentimental Sundays . We hope to see you again this week.


  29. Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Friendship Challenge! Hugz Sal xx

  30. So pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Tracy Valure


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