Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas

A very warm hello to all my buddies out there in blogland tonight. I have a sweet creation to share with you today. We are kicking off a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and it's our mission this year, to encourage you all to get your Christmas crafting started in plenty of time. So we are having a Christmas challenge once a month, to help with that. I am delighted, because this last minute lass, would leave it all until Christmas eve otherwise! Our challenge is being hosted this week by our lovely Ginny.

We are being sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps for this challenge and they've given the DT some super cute and fun stamps to play with for our DT creations. I chose a gorgeous wee Snowman, which I've coloured up in pink, so really, she's a Snowlady!

This sweet stamp is called 'Snow Friends' and I've coloured the image with my Promarkers. Don't you just love that sweet little Robin? I think they are a super cute pair. I've added lots of extra little touches to this cute image. I've used Liquid Pearl in White Opal for the wee snowflake drops around the snowlady. I've used Crystal Snow from Stampendous on her hat for the fluffy bits. It doesn't show well in the pics, but looks fab IRL. I used chunky Icicle Stickles Glitter Glue for the snow drift at the bottom of the pic. The chunky nature of this Stickles Glue gives it a nice texture and added dimension. But it does take a wee bit longer to dry!

I decided I wanted to do something different for this challenge, so rather than make a card, I decided to create a little gift bag. I started with a template that I cut from an A4 page. I used a lovely pink knit paper from an old Joanna Sheen paper set called Haberdashery.

I added a doily to the front of the gift bag and then hand cut a circle to fit on the doily from a pretty pink doily paper which came from the same BoBunny paper set I used recently for my niece's birthday card. A pretty paper set called Isabella. I inked the edge of the doily paper with White Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink and stuck both layers to the gift bag. I also inked the edges of the gift bag with the white chalk ink before sticking any layers to it.

Next I stuck down the image (which was a bit of a trick, because the Icicle Stickles was still not dry), but thanks to my Pinflair glue, it all stuck down very nicely. I inked the edge of the image before sticking it down with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink in Old Rose.

Once all my layers were stuck down, I pulled the handles together. I had half scored right down the middle of the side panels on the bag, so I pinched the top edges of the bag together, creasing at these side scores and then added the bakers twine ribbon to the top of the handles to give that extra little finishing touch to the bag. A pretty quick make actually and I think very sweet all finished up.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation and the process I went through to create it. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for our Christmas challenge. There's no set theme, other than Christmas, so you've lots of scope to create! Thanks for popping in to visit today. I will be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, go check out what my talented teamies have been up to on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog. Have an awesome week and happy crafting!

Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: Use Any Image Challenge
Crafting by Designs: February ~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: February ~ Things With Wings
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': February ~ Snowflakes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: #14 ~ Winter Wonderland
613 Avenue Create: #164 ~ Colour Challenge ~ White, Pink, Orange
Creatalicious: #85 ~ Favourite Colour Combo (I love a bit of pink & white for Christmas, something fab about the non-traditional combos for a bit of a change.)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Inspired By A Song (Frosty the Snowman is the obvious choice with this wee image, but it's 'River' I was singing while crafting this. I always start with this song when I'm Christmas crafting. Joni is awesome, but I love Robert Downey Jr's version too and actually I love the version Sarah McLachlan did too on her Wintersong album)


What a sweet project Wends - love the somewhat unconventional colours you used on the snowgirl :-).
I went and saw your project using the daisy folder - it is a sweetie.
Karen said…
Oh my... this is the sweetest gift bag, bursting with love and all things beautiful! The image is darling and I love the layering beneath. What a beautiful project. Wends, I'm so grateful you fluttered to my blog from Deep Ocean so I can in turn discover your inspiring crafty world. Thank you for the kind words you left for me.. you clearly have a heart as lovely as your creations. :o) I hope you have a wonderful day ahead. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Chris said…
Such a sweet little gift bag, Wends! Love the cute snowlady in her pink hat and scarf! The knit paper is the perfect choice for the bag, adds to the warm cosy feel. You'll be so glad you made this lovely and useful bag when Christmas looms nearer!
Sarah said…
Such a great little bag and it looks fabulous done in pink!! xx
Pat said…
Beautiful gift bag Wends, lovely colour and great design with a super cute image.

Pat xx
Alison said…
Gorgeous gift bag, Wends - the image is adorable and I just love that shade of pink.
Alison xx
Wendy said…
Adorable and so gorgeous Wends, love the pretty colours and design.
Wendy xx
Pat K said…
Wow..gorgeous gift bag Wends. The pink is so pretty for Christmas and love the adorable snowman. Well done. hugs, Pat K xx
coldwaters2 said…
Oh wow Wends this is one beautiful, festive project, love the image and colours a right little smasher
lorraine x
Catie Cuddles said…
What a cute project to make. Love it.
Catherine x
Judith said…
So sweet Wends - pink makes such a change from all the traditional colours - I just love this little guy hugs judith x
Catherine said…
This is adorable! I love snowmen and this little guy along with the robin are just the cutest. Who wouldn't love to receive this gift bag! Thanks for entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Gail said…
Cute cute cute. I adore the image and your coloring is fabulous. What a fantastic little gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail
Gorgeous project Wends....love the cute image and the pinks work so well together....Joolsx
Melanie said…
A great bag!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "favourite colour combo” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

What a lovely idea to use shades of pink....it is a snow 'lady' after all! She is so cute and the gift bag is totally adorable.

Sharon x
Anonymous said…
Such an adorable gift bag. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to you joining us again.

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Ribbon Girl said…
lovely bag Wends and such a nice image - thank you for joining in the February Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge - best of luck - Mary xx www.ribbongirl.co.uk
Tammy said…
Gorgeous gift bag Wendy! I love that image and the beautiful non-traditional Christmas colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious!
Tammy x
Jan said…
Love this wends xx Jan
Tina Z. said…
this is really so lovely!
Marilyn said…
Adorable snowman and I love the gift bag!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I do hope you'll be back again.

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