Tuesday, 2 September 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 15 - anything but a card

Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at "A Spoon Full of Sugar". It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations.

For this weeks challenge we would love you to make anything but a card. This could be a great time to make a gift bag or box for Halloween or Christmas or maybe to decorate a book for a little stocking filler.

Our sponsor this week is Lana from dottydocrafts. Lana has kindly donated the following prize:I made my gift bag by cutting the template bag from the Cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer. This was cut twice on the Bashful Blue card stock and I used a plain party bag for the inside. These were then glued together. I used a velcro stick-on fastner to keep the bag closed. I then cut the template again twice - once on the spotty paper and again on the stripy paper to decorate the front.

I finished the back of my bag by adding my personalised stamp. I've used brads for the balls and nose and also added the flowers to give the project some added texture. Don't you just love his cute little buttons on his braces which are Making Memories Button brads. Hope you like it!

Have a great week and I'll be back very soon to show you the stamps which are on offer at High Hopes for August Project of the Month and also some spooky creations.

Hugs,



Gift Bag details
Stamps: High Hopes "Juggles" and "Clowning" sentiment, SU Terrific Tags, Personalised stamp from Ebay seller creatnstamps.
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils, Sansodor and Paper Stumps
Ink: Memories and SU Tempting Turquoise
Paper: SU Cutie Pie and SU Bashful Blue Card stock, Plain party bag
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Brads, Flowers, Fibres
Equipment: Cricut Expression, Christmas Cheer Cartridge, SU Punches - Tag and Small Tag, Nestabilities.

All SU products can be ordered from me direct to your home. Sorry but I can only ship within the UK.

60 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow! this is wonderful. I love how you have made this bag. Just awesome. Wonderfully coloured image so bright and happy.
kim x

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Nikki I love the bright colours and the fab image goes so well with all the little extras,
Hugs Debbie x

agnes said...

Wow fabulous giftbag.Great colors/papers and your coloring is beautiful.And what a lovley embelichment.I loves your personalised stamp !!!!
You have done great work. have nice week my friend.

Hugs agnesxxx

Rach said...

gorgeous bag Nikki, so full of fun and cheer....love the brad you have used on your clowns nose...so sweet. Hugs Rachxx

Dawny P said...

This is just the sweetest bag Nikkie. I LOVE the papers and the image is coloured so beautifully. Love the little brad nose and all the buttons as well. Fab xxx Oh and I have had the Christmas Cheer cartridge for ages and never realised you could do the bag on it - doh!!! I'm off to have a look now so thanks chicken xxxxx

Shary said...

Great bright gift bag. Love the different buttons and the colourful way it's been coloured.

debby4000 said...

Amazing bag, gorgeous colours and love the clown he's fabulous.

Malin said...

Super cute gift bag, love the bright and "child like" colours.

//Malin

cats whiskers said...

Oh Nikki this is fantastic I adore the beautiful colours so cheerful and match that clown so well, and of course you have coloured him perfectly. Great Idea what a wonderful little bag for a birthday boy.
Lots of hugs Jacqui x

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

what a fabulous giftbag. I love the bright happy colors. You've colored that cute clown so beautifull it matches the papers perfectly.

Hav a great day :)
xoxo Karin

flati said...

Super cute gift bag Nikki, love the colors, papers and buttons...
Hugs, Sonja xxx

CraftyC said...

Such a Happy bag, all works so well and anyone would be thrilled to receive something so cute!
Clairex

Deb said...

Fantastic gift bag, absolutely love it the colours are perfect and the buttons along the top are fabulous. Love this little clown, he is my favourite High Hopes character!

Diane.W. said...

Hi Nikki! What a fab bag,the colouring is great too.
I have been adventurous lately,making a candle,gift bag & wallet card,lol!!!! :o)x

Gunilla/Nilla said...

Hello Nikki!

Hope everything is alright with you. I have a really bad cold. Haven´t done much at all, just feelong sorry for my self:=D!!

This giftbag is just lovely. Really makes me HAPPY with all the bright colours and cute image. There is some lovely stamps at High Hopes that I want. But I have to have some help ordering. Not good at all ordering from other countries.

Hope you have a wonderful day
Hug to you from me♥
/Gunilla

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Nikki! Love your idea for a gift bag, your colouring is superb and the papers so very pretty. A wonderful bright and cheerful creation. Love it. Hugs, Chris xxx

Bubbles said...

Nikki I just love this gift bag. It's so bright and cheering, the image is gorgeous as are all the embellishments you have used. Just FAB!
Joanne x

eba said...

What a fab bag you have made for this weeks challenge! I really like this one! Great colouring, and lots of lovely details! Love your personalized stamp! They are so fun! (Think I need to get one soon..........) :P

Debbie said...

Great gift bag Nikki. Beautiful colouring and I love the bright papers that you have used. Debbie x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Love your 'clown' bag Nikki, the buttons look fabulous! Your stamp is perfect.
Hugs
Carole

Conibaer said...

Aah, this is great!!! Love the fun colors and all the details! Great job!

Stacey said...

These have to be my favourite SU papers, I love 'em! Also particularly fond of those lovely buttons you've been using of late :o) ~x~

Andrea, said...

Fabulous little gift bag, the papers are wonderful and perfect with the clown image

Cindy Haffner said...

What a happy card, super coloring.

Lim said...

Nikki,

I love , love , loooove your clown bag. It's beautiful!!
I love all the vivid colors and all the little details. Gorgeous bag and fantastic idea!
Hugs,
LIM

ink'n'rubba said...

what a fabulous bag you have made Nikki! love how you coloured the clown, the fabulous papers and the brad-balls - everything is so happy and cheerful! annie x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh Nikki, I love it!! Wonderful job on the coloring the brads looks great, awesome papers, fabulous idea and wonderful work!!

Kathy said...

Wow!! Nikki this is adorable!! That image is so stinkin' cute and again your coloring is absolutely amazing!! I just love what you do with these stamps. I am trying to get caught up with comments since I was off the computer for so long so I will just have to tell you here all your creations in the past week are fab!! Love all the high hopes stuff and esp. that girly notebook ~ how cute!! Have a great day!! :)Kathy

Catherine said...

great job on coloring your clown, love it =)

Monique said...

It's gorgious Nikki. Love your colouring :))).

Hugs Monique

Lainy's Little Blog said...

This is fabby Nikki. Great idea to use a party bag, must remember that for a later date. Love the bright colours and the cute clown. Hugs, Lainy xx

Scrapmumur said...

Waw...fabulous idea Nikki!!!
I love it!!!
Love your coloring!
Great work!!
Hugs, Mumur

The Country Rose said...

Oh my gosh! That is the most adorable gift bag I've ever seen!!!! That little clown is too, too cute and I love your coloring! Great job! What a very cheerful little bag- too cute to open :D !

~Barb

Scrapmumur said...

There is an award for you on my blog...
Hugs, my friend
Mumur

stephscrap87 said...

wow Nikki your card is fantastic,what a good idea!!!!!!!
it's really a wonderful one!!!
I love those bright colors and each details
great work!!!
Hugs
St├ęphanie

michele said...

wow love the gift bag, the colours are so bright and cheery. The clown is cute, great colouring.
hugs michelex

Toni said...

Absolutely stunning Nikki, I love it! The bright colours are fab! xx

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh Nikki! This is just the cutest bag! The Cutie Pie paper is perfect with the clown (who is colored perfectly!!!) Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! :D

Trina said...

This is adorable Nikki! I love your colors!! It's so bright and fun! I love the gift bag idea!

Heidi said...

Oh my- I sooooo want some of these bags! This is the most cheerful thing I have seen in such a long time. What a wonderful gift for anyone of any age (hint: my birthday is in March!) giggling..... Heidi

Claudia Rosa said...

awww nikki this is gorgeous...such lovely papers and image.how cute how i jiggles the buttons :-)
this is special
hugs
claudia

Joan said...

Nikki......this bag is fantastic. Once again I bow down to you and your colouring. It's amazing!!!!!!!!! I have an intense phobia of clowns...but this little guy is just so gosh darn cute. Awesome. Joan

crafting diva said...

Wow what a lovely gift bag love the image and the button brads this is just too cute love the clown

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki what a wonderful Idea. Love the Bag with all the lovely Details. The colors are so great and your coloring is brilliant as always. The Image is so cute.......

Hugs
Heike

sandra_w said...

Woww!! This is so lovely...I love the gift bag idea and your colouring is fantastic as always!

Sandra xx

chelemom said...

This is sooooo cute! I love your coloring and the brads you used for his....how do I say this? Balls! LOL! Seriously, it is super cute!

MichelleO said...

This is just perfect! I love all the details... the brads for the balls, the mini brad buttons for his overalls! It is just to precious! Really wonderful Nikki!
HUGS
MichelleO

Sequin Bead said...

Whata spontaneous make this is darlin, well done x

angeljakki said...

Wow this is such fun its great. Love the image and what you have done with it x x x

Mel said...

Super gift bag :0)

Anja's weblog said...

What a fantastic card. I love the colors. So bright. And the stamp is so cute:))

Hugs
Anja

Jenn said...

Very cute!!! I love all that color and you colored your image beautifully! :D

Heidi said...

WOW Nikky-this is just so wonderful. I love all the details on this giftbag.And the colors are so great also. And your coloring - its so beautiful every time. You are so talented my dear friend.

Hugs from
Heidi

pickle said...

What a happy card. really made me smile.
Your colouring is awesome.
kerry x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Love this colourful gift bag! Sure it is a hit and will make someone really happy!! :)
Beautiful colouring and details to go with the clown image.

Have a nice day! :)

Hugs, Hege

Swaantje said...

Love the image and what you have done with it!
This is so cute...

Jill said...

what an adorable gift bag I love the image and the colours and your beautiful colouring Jill x

ella bella said...

love the bag, its a great idea. the bright colour look fab just what you need on a wet and miserable day like today.
hope your having a good week
Tracy x

Nixe07 said...

Woooooow, this is great Nikki. What a gorgeous gift bag. Love the fun colours and all the details. Great job as always!
Hugs, Moni

Maria said...

Super gift bag! Love the colours and your use of embellies. Very inspiring! Hugs, Maria