Sunday, August 10, 2014

Anything but a Card

Appologies for absence .
I have not been able to access the Internet since Friday.
I changed service providers to combat the problems
I have been having and paid a yrs Internet in advance
thinking I 'd get a top notch service.
 No such luck!! 
I'm in an Internet cafe at the moment drowning my sorrows.
Needs must!

Anything but a Card is the theme this week
over at the Christmas card Club and was chosen by Lizzie.
I had this plain carrier bag on my desk and a sheet of 
used wrapping paper and so an  idea was born. 
A quick rummage around and I found some ribbon
and a packet  of freebie stamps (still on my desk).
You may be forgiven for thinking I have a huge desk to work on. 
I don't it's just piled up 12"high leaving me a  small
micro space to work from.
I had just bought the la Blanche 
'Father Christmas ' stamp also still on my desk.
Another rummage and I found some Glamour dust, 
Anita's glitterations 'Happy Christmas' 
And a packet of unkown snowman 3d stickers.

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice
I changed the ribbon to tartan which went much better
with the patterned paper. 

I also found a wooden sentiment that
I coloured with a red marker pen and glamour dust .
I coved the sides and handles with the paper and then 
just went to town on the front of the bag.
Less is certainly not more in this case! 
Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop# 137. Use up your snippets. 


Planetsusie said...

This is really lurvely Valery - I do like that stamp from La Blanche - a really cheerful and fun looking Santa Claus. Brilliant colours as well!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift bag Mrs will certainly brighten someone's day. The La Blanche stamp is one of my favourites too. Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous gift bag Mrs A and made from all the goodies on your desk. Beautiful.

scrappymo! said...

Looks wonderful. I had a giggle at you about the size of your desk and how you have left a micro space for yourself to work.
My desk is quite a long countertop and I am still only working on a micro spot myself as it is a bit piled up at the moment...we are all the same methinks!
Your bag is so festive and I do love that beautiful plaid ribbon with your Santa image!

Mrs.B said...

A great idea with this gift bag Mrs A, I love that Santa image.
Avril xx

Margreet said...

What a lovely gift bag, Mrs craft table is quite big, but mostly there is only a small working space.....
xxx Margreet

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a wonderful gift bag for Christmas, the La Blanche stamp is gorgeous, hope your Internet connection will be alive soon.

Warm hugs

Christine Harrop said...

Really lovely gift bag! Very festive! Hugs Christine xx

Liz said...

Wow this is fabulous! Hugs xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A this is stunning!the bag looks like it will hold loads and the ribbon you changed is gorgeous another of your fab makes l'm sorry to hear about your internet hope it's sorted soon hope your not getting too much back weather it's getting pretty horrible here at the moments apples blowing all over the place hopefully not at any take care x

rachel said...

so sorry to hear about your internet issues - it makes you realise how much we depend on it!!! Hope it gets sorted soon! Great make too - lovely and bright xx

Karen Petitt said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A! Every little detail is perfect and ideal for Lizzie's challenge. So sorry to hear you are having internet issues - I hope they sort it out soon for you. Have a lovely day Karen x

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Sue said...

What a fab bag Mrs A! love the colours huggles Sue xx

Unknown said...

Love your transformation of the paper bag. Hope you are able to sort out your internet connection problems,

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous gift bag and lovely colours. Good luck with the internet.

Kath x

Rocky said...

Love this idea, it's made a plain bag so much more! Sorry to hear about the internet problems, just what you don't need at the moment. Hope things are alright, thinking of you, Rocky.

MaryH said...

Bummer on the internet woes. I hope the sorrows were drowned with something very tasty that makes the anger (er..I mean sadness) much less a priority! Your bag is beautiful. I like the festive paper and the wooden sentiment. I really love the stamp (as I have it - a NBUS!) Now if I were just as imaginative as yourself, I'd have used him to do a pretty bag too, instead of passing on this challenge! Good luck with the internet. They have us at their mercy. Blogger is teasing today, some blogs just sit there & won't scroll up. Or else it takes forever. And with me here trying to play catchup! Happy Week ahead and TFS - Hugs.

dutchess said...

lovely gift bag Valery...fabulous sorry about your internet troubles....been there...hope you get sorted soon! xxxx

Brenda in IN said...

All those supplies came together to make a gorgeous gift bag! Love that fun paper and the Father Christmas stamp is great. I hear you about the service providers!! I went through a nightmare with them for several months before getting it straightened out. Best of luck to you.

Bonnie said...

The Tartan bow is perfect! Love that big Santa on the front of the bag!

Hettie said...

I feel your pain with t'internet issues. Ours keeps breaking down!
Lovely bag there. Liking the tartan!

Karen Petitt said...

Mrs A if you have not been tagged yet can I have first dibs on you please? Karen xx

Di said...

Great gift bag Mrs A! Gosh that Santa stamp is so similar to the Paper Artsy 'Noel 1' stamp. Err, just checked, no it isn't although they're both very jolly chappies of course :)

Hugs, Di xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Cooooo, love this. Don't think I would be able to give this away lol!
Bad luck with the tinterweb. We do get to rely on these things rather a lot.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Sue - said...

Great gift bag. Love the jolly Father Christmas.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous bag Valery, the Santa image is so jolly, and your tartan ribbon is gorgeous, super make, Kate x

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Ouch, sounds like you need a drinkie Mummy. This is gorgeous, I really love the colours x

Peanut said...

What a wonderful project, Valery. I do LOVE the tartan bow. So sorry I’m late commenting. Have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha