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Friday, 16 March 2012

Charisma cardz #10–DT project

Happy Friday everyone.  I hope you’ve all had a great week and are now looking forward to the weekend.  Here in Wales everyone is hyper about the Six Nations Rugby match tomorrow against France when we are in with a chance of winning the Grand Slam (*whispers* I’m not a big rugby fan but will be keeping one eye on the TV just to see what happens).  I’m sure Cardiff will be buzzing with all the fans from both nations supporting their teams. 

I’m here this evening with a catch up post for this week’s charisma cardz challenge.  This week it’s my turn to set the theme and I have chosen “alter it”, so I would like to see something altered to look different from it’s original state – whatever you do is up to you.  I have very little time to create my project so I decided to alter a plain white gift bag (I know I’ve done this before but they are really very useful lol!).  Here is my altered project:

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and here is a photo of the bag before I altered it:

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I used another new image from DigiStamp Boutique called ‘Easter Rosie’, which is currently one of the offers of the month and available at the special prize of just £1.00.   I also used the little egg images which come in the ‘Easter collection 2’ which again is available at a special prize at the moment.  Why not pop over to the DSB shop and grab them while you can!  I coloured the images with promarkers and the pretty papers are from the first edition ‘hideaway’ paper pad, it’s hard to tell but they are lovely and glittery.  I did add a sentiment and a few more mini eggs on the back of my bag but forgot to take a picture d’oh!

Our sponsor this week is All That Scraps and one lucky winner will receive this amazing prize:


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The design team have done an amazing job once again this week, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out.  We really appreciate the lovely comments you leave for us. 

I would like to enter my altered bag into the following challenges:

Kaboodle challenge – show us some green

Digital Tuesday challenge – think spring

Crafts and me challenge – let’s see circles (lots on my paper)

Divas by design challenge – citrus colours

I love promarkers challenge – anything goes

Simon says stamp challenge – a bit o’ green

Crafty Ann’s challenge – spring into spring

Really reasonable ribbon challenge – spring with ribbon

The pretty little ribbon shop challenge – spring colours

4 crafty chicks challenge - chicks rule!

I hope you will be able to join in with my challenge this week.  Your entry doesn’t have to be anything too complicated (just look at my project) the main thing is to have fun!  I look forward to seeing what you create.  I would like to welcome my newest followers – Vicki and Tonya *waves hello*.  Thanks for joining me ladies and I hope you will visit me often.  I’m running late with my post for the winter wonderland challenge but hopefully I’ll get around to posting it tomorrow.  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

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Image: DigiStamp Boutique – ‘Easter Rosie"’

Papers: first edition – ‘hideaway’ paper pad, SU cardstock (from mixed pack – brights I think!)

Tools: promarkers, circle and oval nesties, twine and ribbon from the pretty little ribbon shop, cropadile, plain paper bag from crafts u love 


nancyparker55 said...

Very clever & this turned out really cute. Thanks for joining in the fun at Kaboodle Doodles.

Kimberly said...

Ok...seriously.....this is sooooooo adorable would love to create something similar for my love it and your colouring is fabulous...i just have to get this image....hmmmmm how much do you think i'll spend:0) pssst don't tell the hubby eh...

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at 4CCC for a Chicks Rule challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer

Pamela said...

Go Wales! Listening to Owen Money on the radio as part of the pre match build up then I'll be decorating the lounge with flags, daffs, dragons and bunting!
You'd never guess the bag had been so plain - you've done a great job in 'altering' it!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Pretty and cute Easter gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Green Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

aqualeiga said...

Hi Denise, I love this bag, its adorable! Whoever receives this will be double lucky (goodies inside AND a gorgeous decorated keepsake bag!)

Hugs, Ali x

Leanne said...

Super cute, love it, great coloring and thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Lori said...

Cute gift bag, Denise!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Anonymous said...

A fabulously transformed bag, love the sweet image!
Helen x

coops said...

fabulous gift bag denise.gorgeous sweet image and i love your colours and ruffled ribbon ;D

xx coops xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous gift bag, I've never thought to transform a paper bag so may have to give it a go. Hugs Lisa xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Denise - and congratulations to Wales, it was a great match!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Eskimo Frosting said...

Gorgeous gift bag.

Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's


Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley said...

well done Denise, this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at I ♥ ProMarkers this week, hope to see you again soon and good luck!

Diamond Doll said...

Fab idea love the sweet image.Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Sarah said...

So So Cute!!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

gina g said...

Fabulous creation, great image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So adorable!! Love that sweet image!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Faye said...

Ooh get you, doing bags! It's fab and I love the colours too. xxx

~ Barb said...

Love the ruffled ribbon and twine bow. And she is a cutie, cutie image! Thank-you for sharing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!
{Hugs} Barb,GDT.

Tamie said...

She is fabulously too cute! I love color and layout of your card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous...

Love the colours that you have used her....

A gorgeous creation...

Big hugs love Pops x x x

Love to Doodle! said...

Very gorgeous indeedy....xx

oheidia said...

I just love this bag! The image is so cute and i love your coloring.
Really a great easter project!!!

Mrs A. said...

Hi Denise,
you have won a wee goody bag from my blog. Please let me have your addy so I can send out to you.
Hugs Mrs A.

sarah's little snippets said...

Awww this is so cute! I love the wee image and the ruffle ribbon. A gorgeous gift! Sarah x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely bag which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Cheryl Walker said...

awww Super cute goodie bag!!! Love this and your design!!!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon