Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas in September

Here we are with our last Fab 'n' Funky challenge for September, so yup, you know it, it's a Christmas challenge. I've been really loving these this year. It feels so good to get ahead with the Christmas makes. I wanted to try something a little different this time though, so for this challenge, I've actually chosen to make a Christmas gift bag and man am I stoked with how this came out. We are spoilt rotten to have the fabulous Doodle Pantry sponsor us this challenge.

I just love the Doodle Pantry image Jolly St Nicholas, which was provided by our wonderful sponsor for this challenge. The rest of the team have made some gorgeous creations with their Doodle Pantry images too. So be sure to head to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog and check those out. Better still, head on over and join in the fun! You can create anything you like, as long as it's for Christmas, how fab is that?! Here's my wee gifty bag all dressed up with as yet, no where to go! LOL.


I've used a lovely spotty grey paper I picked up on a trip to Sweden to visit my best pal there. It's from Panduro Hobby and was from a Christmas themed loose paper stack. I've used one of my square doilies here too, which I've used a couple of times recently but thought it would be perfect for this make and I love how it turned out. The central designer paper is from the 'Home for Christmas' Papermania set and I drew my inspiration for this layout from the red and grey combination in this paper. I've matted the image with a narrow striped paper which is a digital paper from Pink Petticoat. All the papers have been edged with my London Fog Memento ink.


I added a little stickles glitter glue to the pom pom on St Nick's hat and some glossy accents to the berries, otherwise it's just straight up Promarkers with a little shading in the beard.


The tags also come from the Papermania 'Home for Christmas' set, which I added a die-cut snowflake to. The snowflake was cut from off white paper with a pretty sheen to it using my Marianne Designs 'Eline's Xmas Star' die. I tied the two tags with the snowflake between to the bag using red and white bakers twine and some silver wrapping cord.


I encourage you to pop on over to check out the rest of the DT crews fabulous creations and check out the gorgeous makes by our wonderful new GDT's Alison and Helen. They've done an awesome job of their first GDT creations for Fab 'n' Funky, so give them a warm hello and leave them some love on their blogs. Waving hello to you both, welcome to the crew! I'll leave you with another peek at the finished bag, taken in a slightly different light. I do so wish I could sort out a consistent light for my photo taking, they all come out slightly different!


Have an awesome day and I'll catch you all again soon with my next DT adventure, that's due, so I'm off to have some last minute fun with that. I've been chasing my tail all week! Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Scribble & Scrap Challenge: #27 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: 'S' for Something Festive (Santa)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Nordic/Scandinavian Christmas
Winter Wonderland: Use Two Ribbons (Bakers Twine & Silver Cord)
Allsorts Challenge: #277 ~ Based on a Film Title (Miracle on 34th Street)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: September ~ Anything Christmas Goes
Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges: Anything Goes with Inspiration Photo
613 Avenue Create: #90 ~ Anything Goes with option of your own challenge (Column 1)
Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge: #127 ~ Christmas Bingo (Paper/Twine/Punch)


Dawn T said…
Gorgeous Wendy.
Wendy said…
What a gorgeous gift bag Wends, love it!
Wendy xx
Pat said…
Super card for the challenge this week Wends, love the image.

Pat xx
Pat K said…
Fabulous bag Wends...it's a gift in itself. Love the soft colours. Pat K xx
Judith said…
This is fabulous Wends, i jst love the design and all the little details - and fab post too - I always enjoy visiting your happy blog hugs Judith x
Deborah Frings said…
I do like the Christmas bag - beautiful work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!
What a beautiful Santa image! Love your overall card design, too, it's SO pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!
coops said…
so stunning wendy.i love your santa and your detailing and colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx
Sarah said…
Such a beautiful gift bag Wendy, I love your Santa! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Based On A Film Title challenge x
Sharon Smith said…
What an adorable project! Thanks for joining us at Scribble and Scrap good luck in our challenge xxx
Heather said…
This is gorgeous; the colors, the patterns, the embellishments. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.
Love that Santa!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.
A gorgeous gift bag, your design is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!
Alyx said…
Great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
Karren said…
Gorgeous! All the little details are fabulous and make for a truly awesome gift bag! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.
Zw@@n said…
FAB bag, Wendy. I love that Santa image and it's so beautifully coloured. Gorgeous details and colours/papers. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma
debby4000 said…
What a gorgeous gift bag and such a lovely Santa image.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Loopylou. said…
beautiful card wends xxxx

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