Saturday 3 November 2012

Bag attempt 1

Good  Morning my crafty pals. Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments you left. Always great to know I’m not alone in doing something even if it is cutting a wonky line. First I’d better apologise to Patricia (patricia-summerhousecraft) for my attempt at a bag, I think I’ll have to come to Scotland for some lessons. I didn’t have any double sided card (duh – could have printed some) so I stuck 2 sheets of single sided together – lol. I did have some real fun trying to do the bag and no doubt my pal will smile tomorrow when she receives it, she knows I don't usually try anything like this. I forgot to cut the handle so it will be a clutch bag. Sorry if my comments are a bit brief or half/totally missing, I am having trouble with the comments page hiding on me.
Tomorrow I am off to the Sincerely Yours show in Taunton (my next post should be some goodies) so if any pals are there please say hello, I will be the one causing mayhem tripping peeps over with my crutches, lol. I have a list and also some pennies – I will take my card as a just in case but my aim will be to keep to what I take with me. I am going to try to use satnav on my phone for the first time so if you see a wee purple IQ wandering about aimlessly you will know to point it in the right direction (I don’t think the petrol tank is big enough to reach Scotland).
I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 to cut the bag and lopped the bottom straight, some memory box/poppystamp window dies and a Magnolia die to decorate. Hope you all have fun for the rest of the crafty weekend.  xx Flora

it is more goth than deco but I do like those dies so I also popped one on the back -


  1. This is lovely Flora, I'm sure your friend will love it

    Have fun spending your pennies

    jacqui x


  2. What a great shape Flora and pretty colours.

    Hope you have a good weekend and enjoy your crafty shop.

    B x

  3. This is fabulous Flora love the colours and enjoy going to the craft shop. Caroline xxx

  4. The bag looks great, its something Ive enjoyed making in the past, but not done one in ages xx

  5. I am definitely going to buy a grand diue at the NEC on Thursday so that I can makke some of these bags. Great first bag Flora. Don't spend too much! I have decided not to take my card to the NEC and when I run out of cash then that's it. Well, that is the plan!!!!Have a good day. Christine x

  6. Your bag looks fine to me Flora...what a shame I can't make the Taunton show tomorrow as I have a craft fair otherwise it would have been lovely to meet...look forward to seeing what you buy


  7. Hi Flora,
    I think this a super bag. Looks fabulous to me. You are a braver lady than me. I am still thinking about the attempt, very slow with my forward motion one step forward 2 steps back. lol.
    Just thought you could have punched holes and threaded ribbon through for handles.
    Enjoy your shopping trip.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Don't knock it Flora, this is a great first attempt at a bag. Just been smiling reading about windows 8. I nearly downloaded it then read the small print about having to reinstall most things if you have been using Vista.... that stopped me as it would take a month to do that :)
    Have a great shopping day
    Eileen x

  9. This is gorgeous. I love the design and fabulous colours


  10. Hi Flora. How beautiful and I just love the colours.
    Lots of love, Sandra xxx

  11. That's fab Flora. Love the idea.

    Have fun at the craft show... don't be spending too much now ;) Can't wait to see what you get!

    Susan x

  12. You've got the right attitude. Forgot the handle? Then it's a clutch:) Lovely dies!

  13. Good Afternoon Flora,
    10 out of 10 for tying, you have made a fantastic job. If you check my Blog tomorrow you will see how to cut the handle. Punching the holes did what was needed.
    Have a great time don`t spend too much.................LOL
    Since Hazel had her problem our saying now is Oh! just buy it, it is only money!!!
    Happy day`s

    Patricia xx

  14. Hi Flora, who says you have to the same as everyone else, you do your own thing and this has turned out lovely, What's wrong with a clutch bag, you have done great love the decoration.

    Wilma x x

  15. The bag looks great Flora. Crafting is all about making things your own way & so being able to do things differently. I'm sure your friend will love it. xx

  16. fabulous bag Flora, you did a great job. your friend will love this I`m sure.
    have a lovely spending day tomorrow.

  17. It's a beautiful clutch bag LOL, very pretty colours :o)
    Jackie xx


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