Thursday, 12 May 2011


Hi peeps - isn't it great to be blogging again!
This week's challenge at MAWTT is the lovely Brenda's choice - her initials are BB, so she would like you to use at least two items beginning with the letter B on your project.  Also, if you pop over to Brend'a Blog, she has a fab. surprise for you!
So, you could maybe use Buttons, Bows, Blue, Burgers, Balls, or even Bees - (no real ones though!) Please tell us which B's you have used on your project - I can't wait to see what you come up with this week.  Do pop over to MAWTT to see the B's which the DT have used!
Our lovely Sponsor this week is ~
and the Prize is this gorgeous Bloom and Grow garden-themed stamp set .  We hope you will join in the fun - the entries last week were amazing, as always, and thanks to everyone who took part.  
For my DT project I have made a cute little double-pocket bag for my DIL's birthday.  There is a slip-card in the front pocket, which I will personalise later, and when the bag is given to my DIL  there will be a gift voucher (from a rather nice clothing shop, at DIL's request) in the back pocket. So - a card and gift all in one!!
~ My choice of B's ~
Black, Beads, Bag, Butterflies, Bow.
Very Vanilla textured cardstock - SU.
All Papers - SU Love Letter.
Butterfly stamp - SU.
Black beads from an old necklace.
Rose Petal seam binding - Wild Orchid Crafts.
Black ribbon and eyelets - from my stash.

The butterflies were stamped with Distress Inks, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose, then cut out.
The papers were machine stitched onto the front and back of the  bag.
Four holes punched, and eyelets set, with a Provo-Craft Silent Setter.
Close-up of the back of the bag, and the slip-card.
I would like to enter the following Challenges:-
Flutterby Wednesdays -Anything But a Card.
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes.

Love to all ~ have a fabulous weekend!


Larisa said...

Cute bag! Very creative job!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Morning!!!!! WOW Fabulous Sylvia, I love this gorgeous make, beautiful present for DIL, she will love this! Such a good idea, gift tokens are so much better when presented in this way. Black and pink and brilliantly stamped images, love it:0) xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the papers you have used!
hugs shell xx

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning - what a gorgeous bag. Love the pink and black combo and the ribbon and butterflies are fab. Hugs Denise xx

Fliss said...

Wow! Gorgeous bag Sylvia and I just love the flourishes and stitching.

I've had blogger issues too including a very weird name alteration which I've had to go and correct as I didn't notice it when I first started leaving comments.

Fliss xx

Christine L said...

Ooooh stunning creation Sylvia.... I love it! I'm sure your DIL will too!
Christine x

Lisa Jane said...

worth waiting for Sylvia!! Absolutley gorgeous . I love the colour scheme , and if i am not mistaken you can enter out black white and one other challenge at Ladybug crafts ink this week too lol. Your DIL will be so thrilled
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is amazing, What a stunning card. Your DIL will adore it. I want one too now!!!! Love Hxxx

Debs said...

Stunning project Sylvia - I love the design and the elegance of it!
Your DiL is sure to love it too.
{{Debs}} xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is a real designer piece Sylvia, such a stunning stamp design and the whole project so well made. I hope you are going to enter it into my Blog Candy challenge give-away.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Rebekah said...

What a stunning and elegant bag Sylva really lovely hugs rebekah xx

RefRacBe said...

What a really good idea. It's a lovely bag and your DIL will love it. Rachel.

Larissa said...

Wow Sylvia, this is really pretty! Love the gorgeous colours. The stitching is really pretty.


Pami said...

Wow I love this Sylvia, its so elegant, I love the colours and the images, I just love it all!! Hope you are ok. Pami x

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Nannieflash said...

Oh Sylvia that is gorgeous so elegant, love the stamped design on the bag. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

This pocket bag is absultely gorgeous! Love the card stock, black on creamy white, hmmm, fabulous! Lovin' the butterflies, too! ;) xx

craftyb said...

what a fun challenge and you certainly did well with all your b's! I ADORE your project - so elegant and chic! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations! bx

Mrs.B said...

Love this idea Sylvia, gorgeous papers and embellishments.
Mr Blogger was naughty, but I had read you comment before it disappeared, thanks for popping back.
Avril xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sylvia this is stunning!
Such an amazing creation I love it!
kim x

ps it sure was a pain doing chores wasn't it lol!

CraftinGranny said...

You've outdone yourself on this one Sylvia! It's totally gorgeous and oh so elegant my friend. "Hugs" Carol

Sandra said...

Cor... that's lovely Sylvia. What a beautiful bag.
Sandra x

Sarah said...

Oh' your DIL will love this a beautiful project chum love this and your detail is fabulous as always Hugs
Sarah x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Sylvia! That is just stunning! So elegant! Let's hope Mr Blogger has finished his hissy fit!

DesignerDiva said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia, really elegant and very special!
Hugs Laurie x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Sylvia, Stunning bag and card, I love it, really classy stamping and a brilliant way to present a pressie:0)
Mr Blogger threw his toys out of the pram, he he he, I left a comment here and it's obviously been lost by a certain young man whose name begins with a B!!!
Keep well my friend:0) xxx

duendes said...

Hello Sylvia,

The photo you saw in my blog is not my.Mary is the new mama of Ponchi with whom he went to live in Spain.I'm sure she will be a great mother for him!!What do you think??Have a beautiful day of sunshine and blessings.Your work is precious.

your friend Duendes.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Stunning! The stitching is awesome and I love the little touches of pink.
Caroline xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow my jaw dropped open when I saw this I love it, what incredible work , well done you.


Claire Phillips said...

What a beautiful gift bag and card - really lovely gift in itself! Cheers Claire x

Mina said...

wow Sylvia that bag is gorgeous girl...I love the elegant black and white and the black beads add a touch of richness...beautiful
Mina xxx

Christine said...

Hi Sylvia ohh what a gorgeous looking bag very Chic.. stitching is great & the beads fab embellies..

smiles Christine xx

Brenda Brown said...

HI Sylvia - I am back to say thankyou for entering my challenge giveaway.
I now have all my 'lost' comments back - amazing.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi was looking at your blog and had to comment on this ! So beautiful. Love the colours and stitching so very classy. Amazing really. Kitty :D