Well, this is the first CCC creation for 2014. I had meant to make some gift bags for holding presents for last Christmas but, alas, I never got a 'Roundtuit' - lol! Our friend Sylvie decided to have a theme of 'Anything Goes' for this challenge so I thought - gift bags - why not??
Anyway here are two of them, very simple but I like them because it is the first time I have used felt for my die-cuts. There were two types of felt in my stash (as well as some wool felt which I haven't yet used). Both of them were freebies and not particularly good quality (sorry you mags out there). One of them was particularly soft and I knew it wouldn't work too well so I sprayed it with starch and left it to dry. Well - what can I say - this worked a treat, my die-cut was beautiful, nice and strong and not floppy! Oooh matron!
I will shut up now and stop digging.
I will now
hide put these away for next year and hope that I can find them! They are simple, I know, but I was really chuffed with them. I was really taken with the felt poinsettias, I honestly didn't think they would come out at all well. I feel as if I should get my mojo working on a few different gift bags throughout the year.
Thank you Sylvie for giving us the Anything Goes challenge, it gave me the opportunity to be a tad out of my comfort zone ('cos I lurve stamps/digis the best) and try out felt! Whoopee Doo!
If you haven't nodded orf yet, don't forget there is a Challenge over at One Stitch at a Time (here) - this has been open over Christmas and still has around 7 days to go!!! This one is Anything Goes so please do have a go.
Oh by the way, the leak is still coming through the ceiling in the kitchen, we have had the 'experts' in and they have discovered that there is a leak on the pipes into the hot water tank. Graham has dismantled the 'airing cupboard' in the bathroom and has emptied the kitchen cupboard. He's put a large bucket under there but a new tank has been ordered and will be installed on Tuesday afternoon, the same day Graham has to pop over to Mansfield to get the car MOT'd and serviced!! I just want to hibernate until it is all over - lol!
Thank you so much for popping by, take care of yourselves and I do hope the weather it a little better for you.
Big hugs to you all