Monday 15 April 2013

April Crafty Cardmakers Challenge

We are pleased to be playing along with the Crafty Card Makers this week, the challenge will be open on their blog for two weeks. If you would like to play along with us please check the Crafty Card Maker rules then use the link on the Crafty Card Makers Blog to add your card or if you are not a blogger yet you can e-mail your card to Dorothy as usual and she will post it and add it to the Crafty Card Makers Blog

This week we're teaming up with Crafty Card Makers & I'm first to kick off the challenge for a gift bag & matching tag.
 Here's my design

And here's what I have used;-
Stampendous Jumbo cling "Cottage Rose"
Woodware craft gift bag
Tombow pens
Woodware Doilies
Versafine Onyx Black
Brown, olive & ivory organza ribbon
Frantage Teastain mica flakes
Woodware S/A lace
Glossy Accents
A luggage label
All available from :-

I had a great time with this I just went wild with the stamping & the Tombows just worked so well on the craft paper. The sides of the bag were stamped with the flourish that accompanies the rose stamp. For the tag I just used a normal luggage label stamped with the flourish  & added a decoupaged rose which has been given a gloss finish with the Glossy Accents. Then go mad with mica flakes, buttons & ribbon. I've shrivelled  the ribbon with a heat gun to give it a curl & covered the handles of the bag with brown ribbon too.

Here's the tag

A side look at the bag

Pop into Japonica to see the real thing on display!


  1. Wow Debs this is gorgeous. What an honour to be playing alongside all you lovely Woodware ladies.

    By the way, you linked your post on an old post on the CCM blog so the rest of the team won't be able to see it there! We go live at 12, if you want to come and drop us a comment on the post after it goes live I am sure some of the team would love to pop by your blog and see this fabulous set.

    Lin xx

  2. Oops sorry Lin I was thinking you went live at midnight like we do!! Sorry! Thanks for your lovely comment hope I've got it right now! Debs xx

  3. Hey Debbie, beautiful creation as always. Lovely to have you join us at Crafty Cardmakers for this week. See you soon x

  4. Thanks Sharon it's taken me a while to get my head around all the linky stuff should have asked you first!! Duh!!

  5. Happy WOYWW!!! What a beautiful bag and matching tag!

  6. What a fabby looking gift set. The rose is totally smashing and it looks amazing, all of it. Just stunning! Thanks for joining us over at CCM this time.
    Love n hugs

  7. This absolutely brilliant. I love the 'Cottage Rose' stamp. The red looks so striking against the kraft bag - and the flourishes on the sides are a gorgeous touch. Thank you so much for playing along with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxx