Monday, 19 November 2012

Gift Bag and Roses

Hi friends.  Well, I'm sure Patricia will be pleased to know that I have actually made the gift bag and roses from her tutorials.

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Side view

I used Grand Labels 11 which I got at the NEC and the double side card is Isabelle from First Edition. I folded the side gussets so that I could hold the handles together better with the ribbon, but the picture doesn't really show it.  My mistake is that I don't think I made the holes for the handles big enough, though it's not the end of the world..

But I hope you've checked out my roses!!!!!! I used the same card to make the roses and I diecut the leaves in white from Spellbinders Foliage and used a Ranger ink pad called "Seashells - Starfish Green" which I have had for ever, and it is a brilliant match. The  roses aren't brilliant but I'm quite pleased with them and I can only get better. Anyway - thank you Patricia!!  I'm not keen on the ribbon but it's all I had that would tone (apart from white and I didn't want to use white) but I' ll have a look next time I go to town for something different..

Anyway, I'm rather pleased with my first gift bag, and I can assure you that it certainly won't be the last. I love to make boxes, bags etc. It makes a nice change from cards.

The link is HERE

Well I hope you all have a great day. 

With love from Christine xx


  1. Christine well done you, your gift bag is lovely and so are your roses. Patricia will be impressed. I like the card you have used to make it, and their is nothing wrong with your ribbon I like the contrast and you are right white would not have looked so good. Hope you have a good day. Hazel

    P.S. these gift bags hold 5 mini products.

  2. Hi Christine, bet you felt great when you completed this project, I know I did, a sense of achievement. Your gift bag and roses are so lovely, I like the way you used the same paper to make the roses. Everyone loves to add their own touches makes it more personal. Patricia will enjoy seeing all her hard work being put to use.

    Wilma x x

  3. Wow! I love it, well done you go and sit with Wilma at the "Top of the Class".
    Nothing wrong with your Roses, as they say practice makes perfect, remember I have been making them for years. The more you make them better you will get at it. For a first time go I can see nothing wrong with them, brilliant in fact. Wilma also did some Roses, thank you ladies, it makes all the hard work for the Tutorial worth while for me.
    As Hazel said a little bit of tissue and you get 5 mini products in there just fine. Makes a great looking gift and a little bag as a keepsake.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  4. Hi Christine, I always love to see the next thing you make, they're always super, love this gift bag got a link to the tutuorial at all please?

  5. This great Christine your blog is always a pleasure to visit

    jacqui x

  6. Hallo Christine
    wat een lief doosje mooie kleur
    Gerrie xx

  7. WOW!! This is wonderful Christine. I love the bag design and your flowers looks gorgeous


  8. Beautiful gift bag Christine such pretty papers


  9. Hi Christine,
    such superb gift bag. I love the use of the labels 11 it does make it slightly different from Patricia's. Your roses are also superb, and I love the card you have used. Wonderful colour too. The idea of the fold is fab also.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Gorgeous gift bag Christine, Beautiful design.. Love those roses.. Brilliant job!! Hugs May x x x

  11. Fantastic gift bags your roeses are fantastic well done .Melanie

  12. Christine, your bag looks wonderful. I'm sure Patricia will think so too. I love the colours you have used, its certainly very elegant. I must get mine made too. Hugs Rita xx

  13. Just gorgeous creation dearest creative friend^_^
    Beautiful papers used^_^
    Big hug,

  14. This is gorgeous I love it huggles hun xxx

  15. Wow! Wonderful box, well done you! Carole Z X

  16. This looks fabulous Christine. What a gorgeous bag. I lov ethe paper and the roses look so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  17. Christine, this is really beautiful! And the star below is fabulous. You made such wonderfull projects these days!
    xxx Lia

  18. Beautiful bag, Christine! Love the flowers, too! Well done! Hugs

  19. This is beautiful Christine - would look even nicer with a few choccy buttons in it! I love the colours and I think the ribbon tones really well with the papers. And ..... there is nothing wrong with the roses!!!! Hope you watched SCD - noticed Robin had his pecs out now that Artem has gone!! Not quite the same though.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  20. Me again lol, looks like I'm following you again. Thanks for the link to the tut on the gift bag. I also became a follower of Patricia too, she has great stuff there.
    Ta again,

  21. Well done to you, gorgeous colour choice and I like the ribbon with it, I hope you enjoyed doing the bag and the roses. xx Flora

  22. What a beautiful gift. I love how gorgeous they look and different. They would certainly put a smile on anyone's face. They are just stunning and might try this tutorial myself. Hugs xxx


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