Monday, 3 December 2012

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge - It's Christmas!

Good Morning Lovely Crafters!

Gosh can you believe it's December already? I still have so many Christmas cards to make!  I do have all my pressies bought and wrapped now though so I can get on with the cards this week.

It's challenge time over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog and it's a nice easy one for this time of year;

It's Christmas!!

Yes we would like to see all of your Christmas cards and projects this month please.

The prize on offer is 50 metres of Bakers Twine.

I decorated a couple of gift bags for the challenge, for a couple of little people that I needed to buy gifts for. 

This first one is for my next door neighbour's Grandaughter, she is such a little chatterbox, whenever we are outside gardening she does love to come and chat to us, and she loves to come along on dog walks too.

I thought this large pre- coloured die cut from the Hobby House was perfect for the bag, I mounted it onto some patterned paper and cut around it with some scalloped scissors.

The flowers are a mixture of gardenias, red cherry blossoms and hip rosebuds along with these gorgeous Kort and Godt berries and a few die cut holly leaves.

 The double bow is made from red silky crush ribbon which just ties the most beautiful bows, I think it is my most favourite ribbon.

The second bag is for a dear friend's son - it will be his first Christmas (such a special time!) and I have bought him a gorgeous little outfit  to pop inside this bag.

This is another die cut pre coloured image from the Hobby house - great for quick makes.  I layered up some Christmas papers and stitched them together and then decorated with some Christmas mix twine and some  little jingle bells.

The felt snowflakes were recycled from some packaging. No bows for a little boy but I couldn't resist putting ribbon onto the gift bag somewhere so I added a strip of stitched grosgrain in cream and red.

Do pop over to the blog and have a look at my team mates wonderful cards and try and join us in the challenge we love to visit you all and see what you have made.

Challenges I'd like to enter;

Creative Inspirations - Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafts and Me - Ribbon or Trim
Allsorts challenge - Advent
Totally Papercrafts - Anything Christmassy - not a card

Thanks for popping by

Sarah x