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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Anything but a card for Gingerloft

Gingerloft has a new challenge and the theme for this fortnight is 

I have decorated a gift bag for this............a commercially purchased bag (Paper Craft UBL).......with some papers from a free set that came with the magazine Creative Cardmaking - Queen Bee Cardmaking Kit. It arrived at just the right moment to assist me!

So, my bag - I used the Gingerloft digi image called Cowgirl, and coloured it with Copics and with my Prisma Pencils as well - having seen a great tutorial on how to give more depth of colour doing this. This was one of my first goes at the trick - I have done other's since - and I was quite pleased with it.  Nowm, afer further experimentation, I look at this and think - should have done this, and that, and added something here.....etc

Anyway, the image is very useful, and combined will with the bee papers:

The sentiment and the bee and flower also come from the bee papers, and the image is mounted on a piece of scrap card - SU Glorious Green

I have been a trifle distracted as hubby has had a trip to hospital on Thursday for day surgery, and then another trip to emergency on Saturday for what has turned out to be an infection as a result of the Thursday surgery. Five hours in emergency - OMG - thank goodness for my Kindle!  Hubby is much better now thank goodness, but today was a bit slow for us both and I ended up doing some coaching this afternoon for a Sociology assignment as well, so time was fairly scarce! Friday I had to take my car in to have the passenger side airbag replaced on a recall, and as I had to go to the city, and leave it there for three hours, I took the opportunity to do some personal shopping - and came home with lots of bags of goodies!

Life is always full of twists and turns - I guess as long as it is proceeding, that's all you can ask! Better than the alternative! 


frommycraftroom said...

Great gift bag.

Hope your hubby is up and about again soon. Better busy than bored I say - or the alternative!

lostinpaper said...

Love the bag Susan, great combination of stamps and papers! Glad to hear that your hubby is getting better, I had post op complications earlier this year and it's a total drag (I work in A&E and luckily I was back at work when I got sick so my wait wasn't 5 hours lol).

Merry said...

Well I am slow catching up here Susan but I hope your husband is very well now. Bit of a scare. Wonderful bag you have created.