Southern Girls ~ Bingo!

Hey there again. I'm back (not quite as early as I meant to be!) with a new challenge for the Southern Girls. We have a 'Bingo Board' challenge this fortnight and our lovely sponsor Lacy Sunshine has given us some fabulous images to work with. I've chosen to use a sweet image called Daisy Delite Sunshine Pinup Girl.

I would have had my creation up on time, except that my computer had a strop this morning (it was working perfectly fine last night, so go figure!) and I had to wait for hero hubby to step in and sort the trouble. Gladly it's all sorted and I'm here now with my creation. I was inspired by the sweet image I had to work with, to create a little handbag to go with it, so created a little tag with the image, to tie to the handbag. 

I coloured up the image with my Promarkers and used colours that were in the papers I created the bag with. So stayed with greys, pale green and jade green. I added some stickles glue for a bit of 'bling and glitter' to her petticoat frill. The closure on the bag, I decorated with a couple of diecuts and a femo button, which I fussy cut one of the circles from the paper and sewed over the button to coordinate with the main paper. I used a decorative Spellbinders die to create the pretty semicircle flap on the front of the bag and handcut the handle which was glued to the underside of the decorative flap. I used velcro to close the bag, but wish I'd used magnets, as it would open and close a little more easily. I would do that next time for sure. 

The bag is made from one 12x12 piece of paper/cardstock and is so quick and easy to make and I think, a really sweet pairing for the tag. Above, you can see the flap open and the velcro dot on the front. It's big enough for a little sweet treat or small bag of craft embellies. I've no use in mind for it yet, so it will get tucked away in my gift cupboard for the right moment. (I do like to be prepared!)

I hope you'll come and join us for this fun 'Bingo Board' challenge. Here is the board so you can get started straight away! I look forward to seeing what you'd create with this inspiration. My creation had Glitter, Dies and Ribbon (twine, but I think it counts) and if you consider my special fimo button and diecuts 'bling', then I also can count Dies, Image and Bling in my creation.

Come on over to the Southern Girls Challenge blog to have a look at what my other fabulous teamies have been up to. They really are a madly talented bunch, so you're sure to find inspiration in your visit. I hope you'll join us in the fun too. I'm off to hang out with my small boy, as the kiddos are on Winter Break right now. It's freezing today, so we're hibernating and have a video day! It's nice just to mooch sometimes isn't it? Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Wends xoxo 

Challenge Entries: 
I Love Promarkers: #339 ~ Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #199 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #486 ~ Ribbons & Bows
Always Fun Challenges: #14 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #27 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #167 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July ~ Anything With Flowers
Shopping Our Stash: #311 ~ CAS for Simplicity Day
Creative Inspirations: #279 ~ Anything Goes (For The Summer)
Crafty Cardmakers: #192 ~ Tic, Tac, Toe (Faux Stitching, Digi Stamp, Button)


What a gorgeous bag and tag Wends - your colouring on the tag is amazing, and I love the construction of the bag.
Freezing isn't the word for it - we have not got over 6.9 oC all day.... it was snowing here (very lightly) mid-morning.
Chris said…
What a lovely project Wends! The little bag is gorgeous, finished with that pretty tag- such a sweet image and beautifully coloured!
Elise said…
oh my gosh Wendy! This is such a GORGEOUS set! I so love what you've done with this handbag and darling tag .. you're so clever! Hope you're doing well!

ps .. thank you soooo much for stopping by my blog to leave me such kindness! You made me smile! :)

Big hugs,
Christine L said…
Loving this sassy looking lady sitting on her purse... and I love the bag you made too... clever lady!! Such a special way to give a gift..

Big hugs
Christine x
MagsB said…
Oh wow, Wends, this is amazing! What a fabulous handbag and tag! I love the brown papers on the bag - so sophisticated, it looks as if it came straight off the catwalk at an Italian Fashion Show! The tag is great, too, what a gorgous image, just right for the handbag!

love Mags B x
Cara said…
Oh goodness, this is amazing! So much work in both the tag and the handbag. Absolutely stunning x
brenda said…
A really super creation for our July Flowers theme, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
lauren bergold said…
super cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute tag! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (cas!) STASH with us this week! <3
J said…
what an ingenious bag! It's perfect with the tag.. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Unknown said…
This is so different with great attention to detail

Thank you for joining our Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Joan said…
Lovely gift bag and such a cute tag

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

~ginny said…
What a fun creation Wends! Love the latch button - and the image fits the constructed purse beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
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Marlies said…
A beautiful giftbag and indeed the image is a perfect match. A very good idea too, I must remember this. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stam;ping Sensations. Marlies
Wow, this is a wonderful creation! I love image, it's perfect for bag!
Thanks for playing at I Love Promarkers Challenge.
CraftyNatalie said…
Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this month.

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