Sunday 23 October 2011

Coffee and cream with a hint of chocolate

Hi Everyone - happy Sunday

I got this DT piece made by the skin of my teeth. This is for Fashionable Stamping Challenges who this week want to see anything that has a coffee and cream and even a hint of chocolate for a focus. Don't forget anything goes as long as you follow the challenge theme and include some stamping on it (sorry digis are not allowed).

My large stamps are both from the Inkadinkado Xmas Ornate clear set and the snowflake background I stamped using Reindeer Flight and Mini Holidays by Tim Holtz.

The large snowflake is a Woodware die-cut chipboard shape covered with distress stain and glitter and I added a star, flower, glintz, doiley and ribbon from my stash. I also used Nestabilities Labels Two for the greeting.

Want to know what the brown bag looked like before I altered it?

Hope you will come and join us at FSC and please go take a look at what the amazing Stampettes have made to inspire you.

I am on half term now, although I have to go into school on Monday and I am teaching a class at The Art of Craft on Wednesday. So Ken and I have booked into a nice hotel in Swanage for a long weekend from Thursday. I just feel I need it after the Ofsted inspection at school.

Take care and thank you for stopping by to take a look at my work today.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
I haven't visited my old friends at MAWTT for a long time so my first challenge is -
Moving Along With The Times - Vintage.
PaperPlay - Use black.
Winter Wonderland - A vintage Christmas.
Totally Gorjuss - Pastel Christmas.  -  I hope this counts!
Secret Crafter - Wrap up warm.
One Stop Craft - No designer paper.
Lili of the Valley - Bingo  -  mine is ribbon, flower, gem.
PanPastels Challenge - Glitter and Glitz.



Terry said...

Another surprise attack! Thought I had missed a couple at the group! Love the altered bag, so much! The brown tones give such a beautiful vintage feel along with the doily! So lovely!

donna said...

Beautiful job! I love those colors and you have used them to perfection. I am glad you are looking after yourself. Have a wonderful getaway..hugs..Donna

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, your bag is awesome! Love how you recycled it, too. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. You deserve it! Best, Yvonne

Angela Weimer said...

What a fabulous gift bag. Love all the details you created. Hope all is well. Have a wonderful day. Angela

Claire said...

Wow Brenda, beautiful upcycling! I love all the detail on your gift bag its stunning. i'd never have thought of using these colours for a Christmas project but it works beautifully. Enjoy your break and hope you can catch up on some rest
Claire xx

Margreet said...

What a lovely altered bag Brenda...beautiful colours and details...enjoy your week and especially your long weekend off!!!!
xxx Margreet

Ink Art Designs said...

Wow Brenda, a stunning creation! I love the star in the centre, it just brings everything together beautifully...I think all the shades of coffee and creams fit a brown paper bag perfectly! Great idea
Dot x

Fliss said...

An absolutely gorgeous bag Brenda. Love the background with the images and the colours are just perfect for a plain brown paper bag. Fab recycling.
Hope your class goes well and wish I could be there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Brenda!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous bag Brenda ! Well, for saying you've not had alot of time your creation is stunning ! Wish I lived nearer, would love to come to one of your classes ! Sue C x

Irene said...

A Brilliant bag Brenda, just perfect for pressies, looking forward to Wednesday.
Irene xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just stunning hun, just love the images you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous vintage creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

craftymum said...

wow Brenda
it is amazing what you can do with a Primark bag. Wonderful
have a good day
hugs Sarah x

Marimer said...

Precioso trabajo, Brenda, enhorabuena.

Junibears said...

You always amaze me Brenda with the beautiful things you do. Gorgeous. Hugs
June xx

Juls said...

so so fabulous and creative!!! I love the sepia colour tones!!! and fab recycling!! I have a couple of gift bags with shop logo's on that I have kept aside to have a play with at a future date, you have meade me want to dig them out and have a play!

Hugs Juls

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Brenda this is stunning, love the colour scheme and your recycling, Thanks for playing on our Vintage week challenge on MAWTT, Love Hazelxoxo

Anonymous said...

I had to lol as I have such a bag beside me awaiting my attention!
Gorgeous use of the challenge colours and adore all the elements you brought together so beautifully.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic alteration, hard to believe it started out as a brown bag. Love all the elements.
Yvonne x

Martina said...

What a brilliant art work, Brenda! Fantastic colours and design!

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a fab way to perk up a plain bag! LOve that snowflake die
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our vintage challenge
Lisa x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Brenda, what a fabby bag! Love the colours and snowflakes. I have so many of those Primark bags, must put them to better use lol! Hope you are keeping well? hugs Heidi x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, such a fantastic idea. This wonderful bag is right for some Christmas presents ;)

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous and such a wonderfully clever idea, I hope you will consider entering this in to the PanPastel challenge blog as this weeks theme is glitter and glitz
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

lol i'm back again just to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge blog. Love this bag!
Lindsay xx

Im just me - Marleen said...

WOW WOW WOW what an amazing project. Just love that bag. Well done.
Thanks for joining in at PanPastel.
Marleen xxx

Joan said...

Fab use of the bag Brenda ( I just used mine to clean out the car litter- what was I thinking!!!)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous gift bag.

Unknown said...

Brenda that's so clever what a fab idea!!!! I'm soooo glad you shared this idea with us at PanPastel UK.


Cazro said...

Another awesome surpise, I always look forward to your DT samples. Caz

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous Brenda, LOVE your altered bag. Great images and embellishments. Wonder what goes inside!
Avril xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful Christmas bag. Lovely colors and layout.

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge and good luck!


Curly said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous, the image looks so warm and cozy and coloured so beautifully its just perfect challenge

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 157 Wrap up warm

I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Claudia said...

This is a fabulous gift bag, love all the details. Fantastic!!!

Helen said...

Beautiful gift bag!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Wendy said...

Fabulous altered bag. Thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Challenge. Hugs, Wendy xx

Sharon Caudle said...

Very beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges and hope you join us again soon.
hugs, Sharon

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Brenda this is brilliant what a fantastic transformation, the stamping looks awesome, I adore the colours, snowman and sentiment a superb creation.
Lorraine x

Shanna Shands said...

I love your color scheme. The bag is awesome. I also love your stamping choice. Thanks for playing along with Totally Gorjuss.

Andie's Space said...

Hi Brenda,
What a fabulous piece of recycling. This looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx