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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 Five grand children Tayla, Nathan, Poppy, Mila & Rio 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)
Dew drops,White/Red GemStones
Christmas Ribbon/Pearls Ribbon Green gems ribbon from stash 
 Thank you hope you have an enjoyed able week
Sandra H xx


kbrandy4 said...

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

Carol said...

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

Karen said...

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,

downrightcrafty said...

so beautiful your creation is
hugs Kate x

Unknown said...

2gorgeous bags Sandra , lovely decorated.
Chris x

Catherine said...

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

Gram's Treasures said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs, Di xx

Stephanie Faris said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Di said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Sandra this is an awesome transformation. The colours are so vibrant and I love all those gorgeous decorative edging.
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Cathy Lee said...

Fabulous gift bag. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

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

Debs Willis said...

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

Anita said...

An amazing transformation Sandra - a gorgeous gift bag!

Cazzy said...

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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Lynn (delphinoid) said...

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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Hazel said...

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

Cally said...

Great project Sandra. Great idea for old bags..

Hettie said...

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

Diane said...

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

Hugs Diane

downrightcrafty said...

such a beautiful creation
hugs Kate xx

cebelica said...

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

Rose said...

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

Erica said...

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

Debbie said...

What fabulous gift bags Sandra. Love them x

NGCARDS said...

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

Rosietoes said...

Smashing gift bags Sandra. x

Karen Howard said...

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

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

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

Julie said...

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


Julie x

Darnell said...

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

Sue said...

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


Hazel said...

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

Unknown said...

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