This week we would like you all to show your caring and sharing side, as the theme is to make a
Hopefully this gives you a lot of scope, and we can't wait to see what ideas you come up with - as always, the only rule is that you use at least one Penny Black stamp or sticker on your creation. To check out the fabulous ideas from the rest of the DT, please do hop over to the challenge blog.
As always we have a beautiful prize on offer this week - 2 sets of the latest stickeroos donated by Tracie, with a selection of adorable images.
Well, this truly was a challenge for me, as I have only ever made cards until now. I have already regaled my fellow DT teamies with the sad but hilarious tale of my intial creative efforts .... let's just say that none of my nearest and dearest are going to be burning a gift candle anytime soon lol!! As time went by photos of the other DT's glorious efforts started to pile up until I was in a right lather ... but luckily in this 24/7 information age I was able to turn to Youtube, where I found this Particraft tutorial for a gift bag..... I followed the tutorial for the basic shape and decorated it in a Penny Black style!The shape of the bag immediately suggested to me being filled with couple of dinky toiletry bottles, so I took that as my theme. I made the bag from double sided Deja Vu's paper, and decorated one side with the cute image of the cat in the bath from the PB transparent set "Bubbly", mounted on my new "labels 3" nesties. The image is also quite sparkly as I had a good shake of the Glamour Dust over the bubbles, but the dull photo conditions haven't really highlighted that. On the other side I used the "spoil yourself.." sentiment from the same set for the gift tag - it just seemed right with the pampering theme.
My flowers are a mixture of Papermania and Prima; brads are Doodlebug sugar coated; and I have also incorporated a yummy new large spacer which arrived yesterday (with a few packets of its mates!) from the Hobby House. Leaves are punched with the Leone Em Ash Branch punch - ribbon and small spacer are from my stash.