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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Crafting (with sketches) #104 Blog Hop

Good morning all.
Well no sign of the cleaning fairy so far so I had to make a start myself yesterday. I'm off down home today to start delivering cards and pressies and hopefully make some space in my bedroom so I can get in and clean!

It's time for another challenge over at CCWS and if you've played along with us this year you'll have a good stock of Christmas cards and projects by now. This week both the Snow Angels and the Holiday Fairies are taking part and we're having a Blog Hop.
Sadly this will be my last challenge as a design team member as I've taken the decision to step down to concentrate on weddings and other projects for the time being. I will miss all my teamies though...they've been such a great bunch of girls to work with :)

You should have arrived at my blog from CCWS if not pop back now so you don't miss any of the instructions.

Here is my project made with the sketch Janneke designed.

My third sister bag! Image is from Wild Rose Studios, coloured with promarkers and highlighted with stickles around the edges. Papers are all Papermania; square and bauble dies are from Spellbinders; corner ivy and starburst dies are from Joanna Sheen; embossing folder from Cuttlebug; ribbons, lace, poinsettia and sentiment from my stash. Sister tag from East of India.

and a close up of the embellishment. 

We've no sponsors this challenge, instead each DT member will pick a winner from those entering the challenge who've also completed the blog hop and send a Christmas related prize to that person. The blog hop will close at 8pm (European Time) on Saturday December 28th and winners will be announced at CCWS on Monday the 30th December at 12 noon (European Time).

My prize will be the set of Layering Flowers from Alota Rubber Stamps which I used for my last DT project along with some bits and bobs :)

From here you need to go to Wilma's blog.....Happy Hopping!

You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself and you'll find full details of the hop in case you get lost.

Challenges entered:
All that Stickles - happy holidays
Speedy Fox and Friends - use 3 DP's
Totally Gorjuss - special Christmas
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Craftitude - anything goes/Christmas sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas chaos
Cut it Up - Christmas
Fairy tale Challenge - box or wrapping
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Victorine Originals - red and green + embossing

Carol x


  1. Lovely 'sister' bag Carol it's sweet image and delish dies....xxx Thank you so much for the lovely E-card.xxxx

  2. What a lovely bag, Carol. Sweet image and beautiful colours.
    Sorry to see you also leaving the CCWS team, but we will meet in Blogland. Luv, Wilma Z

  3. Beautiful creations and the image is such a cutie!

    Hugs from Finland,

  4. This is gorgeous,love the image and great design.xxx

  5. Gorgeous giftbag Carol!

    XX Inge

  6. This is so pretty, Carol. I love all the details! That ribbon is gorgeous.
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

  7. Great bag Carol.. I love how you used the sketch on a bag... It is sad that you are going to leave us... but thanks for all you did for the blog... Hugs Jolanda

  8. Wow this is stunning love the sweet image you have used and the embellishments. Love Alison xx

  9. This is a gorgeous gift bag Carol, such an adorable image and pretty papers and embellishments.
    You just can't rely on the fairies any more can you!

  10. Beautiful gift bag Carol and the image is so cute huggles Sue xx

  11. A fabulous gift bag and I do love the image.

    Linda xxx

  12. Another fabulous bag Carol. Christine x

  13. Beautiful gift bag. Love the image and all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  14. What a wonderful gift bag!!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  15. Oh my goodness...that is another fabulous gift bag...wish I was your sister!
    I love that poinsettia...it looks velvety...so pretty. The Wildrose image is coloured so nicely and the overall look of your bag is so beautiful!

  16. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  17. What a lovely bag. Like the way you have used the bauble instead of a cicle as in the sketch.

  18. Carol, what a sweetly decorated bag! It is probably as sweet a present as the gift inside :) Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up!

  19. A beautiful gift bag!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  20. Pretty Christmas gift bag, I love all the detail on it. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

  21. This is so lovely Carol lots of ideas and thoughts have been done creating such an adorable gift bag xx

  22. Fabulous gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  23. What a fantastic gift bag, I am loving all the fab details. Thanks for joining us in the Speedy Fox and friends challenge. Have a great day.

  24. You have made a wonderful giftbag! It's sad to read that you are leaving at CCWS. I wish you all the best with your new "jobs"
    Have a nice Christmas!
    Hugs Nicolet

  25. Beautiful gift bag! Thanks for linking up at All That Stickles! (Karen N, DT)

  26. Fabulous gift bag!!!! Love the layers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  27. great giftbag
    love your stamp
    greetings Lisbeth

  28. What a beautiful gift bag!!
    Happy Christmas.

    Greetz Annemarie en Merit

  29. superbe création, ton sac est magnifique, joyeux noël, biz

  30. Wat heb je de tas mooi versierd, Carol. Het is een feest om zoiets cadeau te krijgen! Fijne feestdagen.

    Groetjes, Renate

  31. Lovely bag Carol!!
    Thanks for all your inspiration...I will miss you at the CCWS- DT team :(
    Big hug, Wilma X

  32. Hello Carol,
    It's a very nice bag you made.
    Happy Holidays, greetings from Belgium.
    Peggy * Mollemieke *

  33. What a lovely paperbag and a sweet image

    Merry Christmas!

  34. This is a great X-mas bag and I love the details and the cute image.
    Merry Christmas!

  35. What a lovely idea to use de sketch

  36. What a lovely idea with the sketch from CCws

  37. What a lovely one. I will start with the sketch for ccws Greatings

  38. Great start of the bloghop. i love your bag.
    Hugs Aartje

  39. Your bag is amazing Carol ;o)
    So sad to see you go, I wish all the best sweetie and hope you stop by once in a while.
    Thank you for the cards you send me .. they are awesome

  40. What a gorgeous bag...great coloring and lovely details!
    xxx Margreet

  41. What a Lovely bag...and the hole blog....i´must come back
    Hugs Inga

  42. Hi,
    What a beautiful bag. Very nice.
    Happy New Year.

  43. What a nice bag, Carol.
    I wish you a happy en creative new year. Now I go to Wilma.
    Greetings from Hetty

  44. Very nice christmas present bag Carol! I wish you a very happy and creative 2014.

    Hugs Thea

  45. What a nice Christmas bag. I wish you a happy and creative new year. I hop over to Wilma.
    Greetings Anita

  46. Stunning festive gift bag, Thank you for joining us at Craft my life challenge.... Hugs May x x x


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