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Welcome to Sandra's Blog my escape is card making l took it up in 2007 after l retired from the Civil Service l am recently Widowed have 3 children all grown up and flown the nest Three grand children Tayla, Nathan and Poppy they keep me on my toes l adore then but it's always nice when they go home....lol l like making my own cards and enjoy the challenges it provides Sandra H xxx

Monday, 18 August 2014

Gift bag transformed!!

Hello and good evening 
Well have we missed our summer 
Seems to be more like winter these days 
What do you think?
Thank you for joining me this is a first for me
And it won't be the last l was so pleased with this challenge
As it was a challenge which l truly enjoyed
And that is to decorate a bag or box 
Here is what l transformed hope you like it
This is what the gift bag looked like before it's transformation
 Here is what l did l'm so pleased with the outcome
 Side view
l'm just loving the thought of doing more to which there will be another Five
Items used
Re-useable Gift bag
Lotv Nit-Wit Collection Backing Papers Candle and cake (Favourite Papers)
Red/Green/White card stock
Snippets of other Christmas B/P's
Magnolia Image and Doohickeys Die (Favourite image)
Spellbinders/Marianne/Memory box dies (Favourite items)
Pro/Flexmarkers
Dew drops,White/Red GemStones
Christmas Ribbon/Pearls Ribbon Green gems ribbon from stash 
Challenges 
 Thank you hope you have an enjoyed able week
Sandra H xx

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful altered gift bag Sandra, i can see why she is your favourite image, so cute!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  2. Fabulous upcycling Sandra, your bag is gorgeous. Love all the embellishments you've used. Carol x

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  3. Sandra, this is stunning! I LOVE gift bag transformations and yours is outstanding. Tilda is precious and I love your papers, trims, and sparkly snowflakes! I'm so happy to hear you loved it so much because I'm excited to see future transformations from you. :o) Gorgeous creation!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  4. so beautiful your creation is
    hugs Kate x

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  5. 2gorgeous bags Sandra , lovely decorated.
    Chris x

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  6. WOW ! Your bag is gorgeous Sandra ! Love the layout and the dies you have used ! You rock Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  7. Gorgeous gift bag, Sandra. Such nice bright colours and wonderful detail.
    Joyce xx

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  8. Oh Sandra - this really is fabulous! So many favourite things have gone to make an amazing bag!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. Awesome! It's not even recognizable as the same bag.

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  10. Beautiful before you started but awesome when you were done!
    Great work Sandra!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  11. What a great transformation but felt it was a shame to cover up that lovely snowman but love all your fancy bits and bobs.

    Kath x

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  12. Hi Sandra

    Just read your comment about your hedgehog - so sad :( They can swim but can't tread water once they get exhausted if they can't get out of a pond and best thing is to either protect edge of pond so they can't fall in or have a shallow slope, plank or some sturdy netting there so they can hopefully find their way to it and get back out, These things happen - odd thing is that we have a frog in the garden here but no pond. Can send you Fred the Frog for your pond if you likey? :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  13. I like your transformation of the gift bag. Gorgeous Tilda and gorgeous colours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. Gorgeous transformation Sandra, love seeing how my friends do this and love this one.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  15. Oh wow Sandra this is an awesome transformation. The colours are so vibrant and I love all those gorgeous decorative edging.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  16. Fabulous gift bag. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.
    Hugz,
    Cath

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  17. Love what you have done with this gift....great image and colours...Joolsx

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  18. Wow this is amazing! Total transformation & great colours!
    Debs x

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  19. An amazing transformation Sandra - a gorgeous gift bag!

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  20. Haha, yes I found you - on crafty sellers where I recognised the dies you are selling from here (yes was tempted by one set, being strong). I did leave you a comment, and tag you so you would know it was me - but I know comments are showing up late if at all!

    Cazzy x

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  22. Beautiful Gift Bag Sandra!

    I did like the snowman bag before because I love things with snowmen at Christmas, but the transformation is amazing and anyone receiving their gift in the bag now will love it and will probably spend a good few minutes just having a good look at everything on it.

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  24. Thanks for entering your lovely gift bag for CHNC challenge 190 and also for my Patterned paper August challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  25. Great project Sandra. Great idea for old bags..

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  26. Gosh that is some transformation. Great work and well done. I wouldn't mind a pressie in a bag like this!
    Hugs
    xx

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  27. Gosh I would have a hard time parting with the stunning gift bag.

    Hugs Diane

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  28. such a beautiful creation
    hugs Kate xx

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  29. What a transformation! You did a fantastic job with this gift bag. It looks awesome! Hugs! xx

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  30. So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month with this fantastic creation!!!

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  31. What a beautiful bag this turned out to be. I love it.

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  32. What fabulous gift bags Sandra. Love them x

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  33. Hello hun! These are gorgeous gift bags, I've had the urge to decorate some myself lately! Have a lovely bank holiday and thanks for popping by my blog and leaving a comment :) xxx

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  34. Smashing gift bags Sandra. x

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  35. Very cheerful, love how you transformed the gift bag! Will make someone very happy this holiday season! Hugs, Karen

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  36. Oh wow!! Loving the finished bag hun!
    Hugs shell xx

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  37. You've done an amazing job with this bag!! What a transformation!

    Hugs

    Julie x

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  38. Sandra, this is phenomenal inspiration! I've bookmarked this one!! Congratulations for being showcased at the Playground!! Hugs, Darnell

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  39. Sandra, both bags are so nice. Fun way to give a gift with a wonderful decorated bag you designed! Very nice indeed.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  40. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x

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  41. Wow!!! This is sooo pretty! I love it! xxx

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