Tuesday, 28 October 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar "Challenge 23" - Sparkle!


This week for our challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar we would like to see some sparkle to your creations. I have made a gift bag using one of the new release High Hopes stamps "Santa Portrait" and an older but very useful stamp To: From: Isn't he just one of the cutest Santa's ever!
I would like to thank my friend Jakki for this fabulous idea and you can see her spooky project here. I have added some sparkle to Santa's hat with stickles. Ok.. I know my project isn't too sparkly but do shiny sweet wrappers also count?

Instructions: The bag I used is a 6" x 4" cello. I have used the largest scalloped circle nestability for the plain card stock and the largest circle nestability for the patterned paper. I stuck the pattered circle in the centre of the scalloped circle. I then scored the centre on the plain side and folded in half to make the tab. I punched two holes on the back of the tab to add the ribbon handle. I then added double sided tape to the back of the bag and stuck to back of the tab. I added a velcro fastener to the front of the bag so it can be opened and closed. Finishing touch was to add Santa and the tag.. oh yes and the yummy sweets! The tags were cut using SU Small Tag and Tag punches.

These little gift bags would be ideal to give to your children's teaching assistant's/helpers, maybe an elderly neighbour or your children's little friends. Who wouldn't appreciate a bag of yummy chocolates! If you have time before Friday you could make some Halloween treat bags like Jakki's project. They would even make great party bags!

We have a great prize this week which has very kindly been donated by Lana From Dotty do Crafts

I would like to thank Maddy and Dawn for passing the "I Love Your Blog" award to me. Thank you also Dawn as this is the first award my Sketches blog has received. If you get the time please check out the work on these two wonderful ladies and Maddy has just made the most awesome Fimo brads and has a fabulous tutorial.

Have a great week!

Hugs,



78 comments:

Diane.W. said...

Nikki,this is wonderful!!! :o)x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Nikki yet another beautiful project from yourself. Just adore this Santa image, you've coloured it so perfectly. Loving your work! hugs Linda x

flati said...

Hi Nikki,
Santa looks so cute, he is beautiful, love him.
Hugs, Sonja xx

Jill Jones said...

What a fantastic idea and another wonderful creation. I love the santa he looks so cute and cuddly. He's coloured in beautifully too.

Hugs
Jill x x

christelle said...

This gift bag is a gorgeous idea and this Santa is very cute!!
As you say, these gift bags are ideal to give someone we appreciate.
You and Jakki have given me a marvellous idea..
Have a great day,
Hugs,
Christelle.

Karin said...

Hi Nikki,

what a great idea. Britt's b-day is still far away, but those treatbags are perfect for her to give at school.
Love the cute santa.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day dear.
Hugs to all of you.
xoxo Karin

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Absolutely adorable!! I love how Santa pops off that half-circle!!
hugs, Jami

Janet said...

What a fab idea! beautiful work as always!X

Marte said...

Oh, WOW! This giftbag is so great!! What a good idea, thank you so much for sharing :)

Love, Marte

debby4000 said...

Santa is adorable and love the gift bag, I spy a couple of my favourite roses in that bag too.

megastamper said...

oh nikki, what a great idea. it looks so funny and cute ... really great!!!
hugs, bea

gina said...

love this, an ideal way to give out stocking fillers :)
Gina xxx

Gill said...

Gorgeous gift bag Nikki, love the santa image, he's so cute and your colouring is perfect and chocolates to go with it, who wouldn't want that lol!
lv Gill x

Shary said...

Great idea and I think the sweet papers are sparkly enough. gorgeous santa.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful project Nikki and a super cute Santa...love the chocs too!
Hugs
Carole x

Dawny P said...

What a fabulous idea Nikkie - awesome and I love it. Oh I just remembered that I was meant to e-mail you yesterday to let you know that my 'parce'l arrived!! It's great, so thanks chicken, and hope you are well xxxx

tessa said...

oooooooo how yummi! Bot the chockelate and the santa card on topp!!!

Sandra said...

Nikki, i think it´s brilliant. Who would´t like to receive one of those.

Hugs,

Sandra

Rach said...

a wonderful idea Nikki, love how you have made this cute and yummy goodie bag. hugs rachxx

ribenaruby said...

Great idea for the challenge.Love it.

Malin said...

This is wonderful - stunning!
//Malin

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun, love Santa, sweet.

Debbie said...

This is a fab idea Nikki One i might be copying Lol I love how you have given santa rosy cheeks, Hugs Debbie x

Chris said...

Brilliant Nikki, I love the Santa and your great colouring. I'm sure the sweets do count as sparkle LOL. Love it. Hugs, Chris x

LuLu said...

brilliant bag and such a cute santa. Love the idea of this bag as presents for school at the end of term.

Michelle said...

I love it!! I'll have to store this somewhere in my head for school gifts! Thanks for sharing!

MichelleO said...

Nikki this is so adorable, and useful! Love the Santa, just wonderful.
HUGS
MichelleO

Monika said...

wow Nikki ,this Idea is to cute,love it and also this nice Santa

Conibaer said...

Great job! That Santa is so cute!!!

Shary said...

thanks Nikki for the comment on my blog today. ;0) Appreciate it, all will become apparent on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute Santa!! I love christmas stamps some of my other stamps get passed on as I tire of them but never my Christmas stamps. Thanks for sharing . Ann Lind

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Thanks for your compliments on my blog :)

This looks great!! I like especialy what you did with the white part of the had. The funny thing is that I'm preparing something like this as a birthday treat for the school of my nieces (twin), they are getting 4 in november (just a week after my birthday). In the bag will be homemade cookies (made by the girls) and the immage is the girl with the cookies by Whiff of Joy! I'm colouring like crazy, haha!!

There are some images on their way to you and Zoe.

Hugs, Renata

POPPET said...

What a lovely idea, i love this santa he is just to cute....

Love Pops x x x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Nikki, a wonderful gift idea

Happily Ever After said...

Fnatastic idea i love it!

Sandra said...

Wow wat a great little christmas gift bag!

~Sandra~

Ila said...

This is a Fabulous project!! I love this topper and Santa, your coloring and papers are Wonderful!! ...not to mention I bet those chocolates are yummy!!...Hugs, Ila

Caroline said...

Stunning!

Mel said...

Lovely idea and everything about it is 1st class. I could just eat one of those chocs! Mel x

Bubbles said...

Gorgeous gift bag Nikki what a great idea! Yes santa is lovely and the tag finishes things off nicely.
Joanne x

Scrapmumur said...

Very lovely creation and great idea, Nikki!!
Love it!!!
Big hugs, Mumur

stampArtic said...

Hi Nikki!
Once again I`m just so impressed with your work! Love the colorcombos you use, details and your coloring!!

The candy bag is just the cutest ever!!! Stunning!
But also the cards you`ve made lately is absolutely adorable!


hugs,
Jorunn

Jorunn said...

Sorry, forgot to change account. Stampartic= me...

hugs!

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Nikki,thank you for your kind words. I love your gift bag, great idea, and a nice wee stocking filler. I was having a look through last months Cardmaking & Papercraft mag when I came across the lovely card you made for your Grand dad, hope you'll get over to see them regularly in Portugal. I love your sketches blog, it gives me so many ideas, it deserved an award. Thank you again. DawnM.x

Kim Piggott said...

Just brilliant. Your colouring is just fab and love this idea. Thanks so much for your instructions.
kim x

Heike said...

Wow, Nikki what a cute Santa. The Candy Bag is Stunning and so "yummy" :-))).
Wonderful Coloring and Details.......

Hugs
Heike

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
what a great idea,it's fantastic!!!
Hugs
st├ęphanie

Marlou said...

well Nikki :) this is really adorable!! great idea and I love it :) x

jude said...

Nikki love this idea and stamp is so gorgeous may have to invest.....more rubber to add to my collection.Thanks for sharing this project judex

CraftyC said...

How great is this for the kids, beats those silly stockings from the supermarkets!
Clairex

Bev said...

Loved this when I saw it on the challenge blog Nikki - I love things that make me smile and this sure does - brilliant

hugs Bev x

Jeanette said...

Such a great idea and a lovely gift to recieve! Hugs Jeanette

6 wacky women said...

So cute, Nikki. Great idea, I love it.
Take care
Karen

Trina said...

This is awesome Nikki!! What a great idea!! I love that new image, and absolutely love your idea!!

Beth said...

Ooh, yummy! This is fab! I love his sparkly hat and the little tag! xx

angeljakki said...

Lovely sweetie bag Nikki, santa is sooooo cute you just want to pinch his cheeks(in a nice way of course lol) and I think sweetie wrappers count x x x

Claudia Rosa said...

super cute idea Nikki.. as always.
love the sparkle that is going on
hugs
claudia

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

What a great little treat bag, Nikki! So easy, even I might be able to do it! haha!! Love the sparkles too!!

Natalie said...

What a great little bag, I love the Santa. x

Niki Estes said...

That is so cute, Nikki! I love the bag topper!

Donna said...

fantastic little bag Nikki, love the cute santa image. Donna x

eba said...

Great work again, Nikki! Thanks for joining the candy, and good luck to you! :)

Catherine said...

Nikki, this is just too cute!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Oh how cute! Nikki this is adorable! Love it :)

Renee

Jenni Hamilton said...

Gorgeous - great idea.
Jenni x

cats whiskers said...

Fab bag hun and thanks for the tutorial, that Santa is fab what a lovely cute face he has
Hugs jacqui x

Carla said...

This is a terrific gift, and the sparkle is perfect!

mar1ene said...

Yummie, Yummie!! :)
Fab bag Nikki, hope you've enjoyed the half term?

Hugs, Marlene x

tina46 said...

so lovely work nikki !!!! the santa is so sweet and wonderful colours!!!!
fantastic !!!!!!!

hugs tina46 xxx

Anesha said...

Great project and such a cute image!

Lilian said...

Nikki, what a great goody bag! I'll be making some for my niece and nephew this Christmas. :)

Nixe07 said...

Hi Nikki,
this is just sooo gorgeous, great idea! Santa looks sooo sweet ... love it.
Hugs
Moni

Mariska said...

Oh wow Nikki, love this Santa-bag!! And I think the candy wrappers do count as shiny/glittery :). Gorgeous!!!

xxx
Mariska

thread-bare said...

I just love this, what a fantastic xmas idea. Have something on my blog for you

Deb said...

I absolutely love it! Would never have thought of using the nesties this way, it makes a perfect finish! Happy Halloween!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a beautiful bag that you´ve made. Love the cute stamp that you´ve coloured wonderful, as usual. Great detail with the sparkling hat.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs to you from me
/Gunilla

The Country Rose said...

Cute, cute, cute treat bag!! I need to make one of these for my grandson- he'll love it.

Barb

carolann said...

Fantastic work well done hun xxxx