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Thursday, 14 April 2016

'Baby's First Little Bag' - Julia Spiri Challenge #16

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Bloggers and Followers, well it's another new fortnight challenge over at Julia Spiri. Our theme as always is 'Anything Goes' but for the more adventurous, how about trying our twist, 'Make a bag'!! For my DT inspiration, I created this little bag, which could be used for gifts or even as a card/notelet holder. The image I have used is It's a Girl from the adorable Baby Collection, isn't she sooo sweet!! For more wonderful images, challenge details etc, these can all be found by following the links at the bottom of the page!! And so here is what I created...
My Project
Products Used
Julia Spiri - 'It's a Girl' image
ProMarkers - Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Buttercup, Vanilla, Pastel Beige, Powder Blue, Cool Aqua, Ice Grey 1 and Ice Grey 2
Copic Ciao - Skin White and Pinkish White
Glitter Gel Pen - Gold
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card
Create and Craft - Gold Linen card
Britannia - Rose Leaf die
Joy Craft - Butterfly die
Fiskar - Edge Punch
Prima - Pink Rose flower
Pink glitter card, Pink rose organza ribbon, Pink teddy embellishment, White doily, Pearls and Gems are all from my stash.

The measurements and instructions used to create the bag are:-
1: Gold card for base - 5''x8'',   scoring 1'' all round sides and create tabs. Fold then glue tabs.
2: Pink glitter card for main body -  1 piece 4 1/2'' x 12''  and 1 piece 4 1/2'' x 7'' Glue these together around base.
3: Gold card for trim - 2 pieces 3/4'' x 11'' and 2 pieces 3/4'' x 8''(one set inside the other outside) The outside set I used Fiskers edge punch
4: Gold card for handles - 2 pieces 1'' x 11'', scoring at 1 1/2'' from each end and also down centre from each 1 1/2'' score line, then round off corners. Gluing in half from score line to score line, then once dry glue to bag.
5: Decorate

So to decorate, I added lovely pink rose organza ribbon around the base of bag. I also trimmed the handles with individual organza roses to compliment. After printing, colouring and carefully cut out image, I placed this on top of a halved doily. Finishing off with Prima rose flower, gold die-cut leaves, teddy embellishment, pearls and gems...
Close Ups
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you join in with our new challenge, if you need more inspiration, then hop over to our blog and see all of the fabulous cards created by my fellow DT girls... why not leave them some love too!!
Looking forward to your next visit, so until then
'Happy Crafting'
Hugs Donna (DT)

I am entering this into the following challenges:-


  1. This is just stunning and looks like a real Baby bag

  2. this is gorgeous Donna, beautiful made
    Gr Karin

  3. Hi Donna this is a gorgeous little bag just right for gifts as you say. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Wow Donna, that bag is amazing, great instruction. Love the sweet image and embellishments. One fabulous creation. Hugs ~Jennifer xx

  5. Just popped by to Tell from FB to tell you how Gorgeous I think your project, Baby,s First Little Bag, Is. will definitely be back again. xx

  6. Stunning creation you have made here.
    Love the design, colours and image is just gorgeous and thank you for illustrating beautifully the finer points on your blog. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  7. FABULOUS. Love your sweet creation and thanks for sharing your talent with us in our challenge and please feel free to share your creations again.xx
    [aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  8. Fabulous project. Gorgeous colours and embellishments and beautifully coloured image.

    Sylv xx

  9. Cute gift bag, Donna! Sweet image, lots of pink and lovely themed embellishments. Thanks again for joining in with my Bingo challenge over at Passion for Promarkers and good luck. Lisa x

  10. Gorgeous bag and great coloring!
    Em x

  11. Hi Donna, this is a gorgeous project - what a lovely keepsake - beautifully put together with such pretty details. Thank you for joining us this time at In The Pink.

  12. Such an awesome creation! I bet you had a lot of fun making this and it makes a great gift. So glad you joined our die cut challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

  13. This is gorgeous! It looks so real! Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  14. Such a fabulous bag Donna. Sweet image and detail.

  15. Awww! AWESOME bag! Brilliant!
    Hugs, Julia xx

  16. Donna this little girly bag is over the top with cuteness.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  17. What a fabulous bag and so beautifully embellished.All topped off with that adorable image too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  18. Gorgeous gift bag Donna.I love all your fabulous detailing and your image and colouring are stunning.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the Passion For Promarkers Challenge ;D

    xx coops xx

  19. Aww-Dorbs! Amazing work!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  20. It's me again- Your beautiful bag is just stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

  21. Such a sweet little bag Donna! I love the pretty image & your lovely embellishments!
    Dawn xx

  22. Fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 5th Birthday x

  23. Adorable project. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge.

  24. This Is adorable. Thanks for sharing with Classic Design Team Open Challenge!
    [Victoria DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]