Thursday, 4 February 2010


My confidence got a real boost yesterday. First I got a spotlight on Digital Doodlings here and then I won January's sketch competition at my local scrap shop here. The great part about the sketch competition is that the winner isn't drawn randomly, the amazing DT girls vote for the best contribution **very proud now**. And it's a welcome addition of 250 SEK (21 GBP) to shop for in the store, hehe.

Today I made a gift bag by using a bag I bought chocolate in at an airport in Germany before Christmas (never throw anything away!).

I just ripped it apart and drew a new one on a piece of cardstock. There is no template, there are no measurements cause they are all messed up, truly sorry ladies!

But this is what I did.

Copied the lines on a cardstock, cut and folded.

Put sticky strip in the corners.

Fastened the sticky strip on the inside of the bag to form the bottom. Looks weird, I know.

Now you can see the bottom... Filled a cello bag with my favourite tea (rooibos with champagne, strawberry and vanilla, mmm) and stapled it to the back.

And this is the front, stamped, distressed and crackle painted.

This is for Creative Inspirations (pink and cream), Creative Card Crew (Valentine), Papertake Weekly (Love actually), ABC challenge (N is for new stash)



Wow wow wow a totally stunning project i love the vintage feel to this, its soooooo my style (can't do it but love it!). Thank you for joining in with the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Lilacanglia said...

Congratulations on your wins,
You deserve them

NGCARDS said...

Thank you for your entry at Creative Inspirations, this is beautiful work! xxx

Cathy said...

Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Helene!!! a brilliant job hun!
Blessings, Maria

and thank you for playing along at Creative Card Crew!

Mina said...

oh Helena this is so gorgeous...totally agree never throw things like that away...huge congratulations on your deserve it
Mina xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, that's about the most beautiful creation I have ever seen! Marvelous job on it. The front stamped panel is magnificent with the script and the flourishes and wonderful heart. Thanks so much for sharing it with both the Creative Card Crew and Creative Inspirations challenge blogs!

stephanne said...

I love recycling!! I can't see spending money on templates when we can get creative with old packaging, just as you've done here. Beautiful work, that tea sounds delish, and I love how you've put everything together on your gorgeous bag!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations!!
P.S. Congrats to you on your recent wins!!

Raspberry Cupcake said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so feminine and pretty!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

So absolutely gorgeous! So pretty! I love those flowers and every element is perfect! Thanks for playing at CCC!

Janna :)

Jackie Thomas said...

My goodness, this is truly stunning. I adore it. xo Jackie

Lorraine A said...

This is just fantastic Helena ! what a lovely creation ,,, brilliant ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen - this is totally stunning. Fabulous layout and stamping, and stunning details. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this week and congrats on winning last time
Pauline x

Biscuitlid said...

this is gorgeous Helene and a bonus with your tutorial too. Will have to make one of these!

Fab to see you at Creative Card Crew this week.

Riet said...

So beautiful Helene.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrappyjan said...

Helene STUNNING project!!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs, Janiel

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

A wonderful project - thank you for joining us on the ABC Challenge N is for New this week.
hugs Vicky x