Monday, 8 October 2012

A Treat For You!

Good morning - and pleased to report the sun is shining! Yippee! So I thought I'd post a quick 'make', get my jobs done before I head out for lunch with a friend today - so an even bigger yippee! I can feel a big mug of coffee and a cake coming on.....
We had a busy day yesterday and managed to get some gardening done - or at least I did. My husband took refuge on the garage roof! He said he was repairing a leak - but I thought it took a bit longer than necessary although he denied he was avoiding the gardening. Hmmm! And I even had to get on to the garage roof to help - oh dear. I'm alright climbing the ladders and getting on the roof - it's just getting back off the roof and climbing down that I'm not too good at! And having helpful neighbours giggling and shouting comments about whether the roof could support all that weight didn't help! Good job we all get on well with our neighbours or I could have taken it personally!
Anyway, less chatter and on to today's creation! I thought I'd dig out one of last year's Christmas stamps and then made this

I love these cute Humphrey stamps - this one is 'Santa and Rudolph' - and decided to make a little gift bag instead of a card. 

I've coloured the image with promarkers and added Stickles for some glitter - but it doesn't seem to show on the photos! I must work out the best way to take pics of 'sparkly' creations as most of my Christmas makes have some sort of sparkle on them somewhere! 

The 'bag' was actually made with an A5 white envelope, sealed and folded. Let me know if you're not sure how to do that and I might try and do a 'tutorial' - but it's so easy! (Must be if I can make one lol!)
The backing papers are from Dovecraft. I used a Tonic punch along the top edge and then added buttons from stash and spotty ribbon from Joanna Sheen.  So I think I might make a few more of these in different sizes - quite a nice way to make little treat bags for Christmas. 

And can I just add my thanks to those who posted comments for me at the recent Joanna Sheen Challenge blog DT call. I was thrilled to be shortlisted to the final 12 when they had had so many apply (over a 100 apparently!) but unfortunately I didn't make it on to the DT - at this point! But there were some fantastic creations and I'd like to congratulate the ones who did make it on to the Team - well done! 
Right, off to get tidied up then out to enjoy a chat & a cake! 
Back soon, Kim  x

I'd like to enter this creation into the following challenges:-
Penny Black & more - animal magic
Catch the bug - anything goes
Crafty Mess - anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes


  1. Morning Kim I love this such a fabulous idea, I love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Enjoy your cake and coffee sounds yummy. Caroline xxx

  2. Hello Kim. What a wonderful idea and so very pretty. Love the images too.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Love this Kim, what a fabulous make, love the image and fab papers.
    Caz x

  4. I don't like the sound of the roof experience, I would stick with the crafting. Such a beautiful bag you've made. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & more this month.

  5. Great idea Kim and beautifuuly done. Love these cute little fellas! Glad the sun is shining where you are, it hasn't stopped raining all morning here :(

  6. This is gorgeous Kim, your colouring is fab.

    Jo x

  7. Hi Kim, awwww that is just the cutest image and most sweet gift bag! Lovely colours and the edging is a great touch.

    Sorry to hear you didn't get on the JS DT - but there is always next time and you must be well chuffed to have made to the final 12 as there were so many apply.


  8. Hi Kim, such a cute project. Lovely stamp and detail. Have a lovely lunch.

  9. Hiya Kim,love your card and very cute image,love the colours.
    Hugs Sue x

  10. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the cute image and beautiful papers.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the day


  11. I would LOVE to get a prezzie in this bag Kim. Super cute! Hugs!

  12. I like the gift bag Kim. I need to do more of that sort of thing.. I get stuck in the card rut and that's about all I make so these are fabulous to see.
    Sweet, sweet, sweet images... I like those little guys!

  13. What a pretty little gift bag Kim and it looks especially pretty with a punched top borders.

    Thanks so much for joining our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  14. so pretty, love itGorgeous, thanks for joining us at craftymess.

  15. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!

  16. Fantastic gift bag and colours. I spotted this on MIM...Loz

  17. What a clever idea for this pretty little gift bag so beautifully decorated .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  18. Gorgeous Kim - saw it on MIM. Love the colouring.
    Stamping Shanni

  19. So cute and great for a bag. Love the colouring. xx Flora

  20. This is totally cute Kim. I adore the image and your colouring and your layout is awesome. You did really well in getting in the 12 for Joanna, I entered and got nowhere. Lol!!!


  21. This is fabulous! Love how you decorated it, and the punched border on the top looks so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black and more!

  22. Love this, what a great idea.
    I like how you have decorated it.
    Hope you enjoyed your coffee and cake


  23. Pretty little gift back and the stamps you have used are lovely.
    Thank you for joining in the Animal Magic challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  24. Great idea for a gift bag Kim, I'm soooooooooo gonna try that.
    Great work
    Anne x

  25. What a fab idea Kim. Have to try that.

    Susan x

  26. Really pretty little gift bag!The stamped image looks gorgeous and I know the sparkle is there too! (it's really hard to take photos of sparkly stuff isn't it?! I'm with you on that one!).
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful little gift bag with us at Anything But A Card and I do hope you'll join us again soon.

  27. What a clever idea using an envelope to make the gift bag, love it. Love those Humphrey images, so cute. Such a shame you didn't get on to the JS DT this time hun. I really thought you would get that but maybe it just wasn't meant to be this time around. Well done making the top 12 though hun as there were so many applicants. Don't like the sound of getting onto that roof Kim!!!!. I would have freaked out getting back down lol. Hugs Clare xxx

  28. So sweet. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  29. Love your wonderful creation! So glad you joined us at CTB. Hope to see your work again!

  30. This is a gorjuss make, love the colours, thank you so much for joining us at Craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx


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Kim x