Friday, 17 June 2011

To die for !!

What do you have lurking at the back of your kitchen cupboards? This week I found a Magimix ice-cream maker, that I had completely forgotten about. Shame that some of the bits had gone AWOL, but thanks to the internet, my replacement parts arrived today!! Watch this space :-))

Now, on to this week's Totally Papercrafts Challenge.
Our host is the lovely Marion, with the theme

Say it with dies/punches

 I made this little gift bag from label nesties and started out following the tutorial from Mona Pendleton .
Then I realised that my nesties were a completely different size,
so quite a bit of swearing went on, as I tried to make the box piece fit.

 I cannot tell you the number of times I have tried to make my own flowers - 
they always end up looking like something the dog has chewed up.
So I was thrilled when this one, 
made with different punches, turned out ok - ish! :-)

We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week,
and if you want some inspiration 
check out the fab work of my teamies over on the challenge blog.

Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Simon Says - Bingo - I went for the bottom row - Shape/ribbon/sentiment

Nestie labels and scalloped circles.
DP - Prima, Moulin Rouge
Various flower punches.     Ruffled ribbon.
'For you' sentiment - Wild Rose Studio


Anonymous said...

Turned out gorgeous Caroline!! Love how you've used the nesties to make this - I'll have to have a go. Lovely colours too. xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
as ever a stunning creation, luv the papers & flower, beautiful work, have great weekend, sue,x

Lisa Minckler said...

Well, obviously the swearing paid off because you have a gorgeous project on display.
I have never had luck with homemade flowers, but you hit it out of the ballpark with that flower!
Very beautiful product :)
Thank you so much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck to you!
Hugs ~

Anne said...

fabUUUUUUUUUUlous!!! Love it Caroline:)
Anne x

Irene said...

A fabulous project, and stunning flowers.


Juls said...

WOWZER!!!!!! this is just so so stunning and creative!!! Hugs Juls

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is lovely Caroline! Fab design, love the colours and your flower looks very pretty :o) Lisa x

Lee said...

This is so pretty.Well done for keeping at it lol.xx

Joey said...

Hun this is just fantastic! you have inspired me to try making a few of my own bags with nesties, thankyou so much for the inspiration. Joey x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful creation. Great colours and your flowers are fab. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous - what a great idea! FAB flower too :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'Open Challenge' this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)
Good Luck.

Carol x

Stressed Stamper said...

Cant cope with the Banof pie - now gotta have a go at one of these - STOP IT...just make boring stuff then I wont want to try them out
Sarah x

Heather said...

Caroline, this is fabulous, I know just what you mean about the swearing when trying out new shapes etc. - my poor cat usually ends up running for cover lol!!
Your colours and dp are fantastic and well done with your flower - it's a triumph!!

So glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Marion Kuipers-van Eijsden said...

Fabutastic one!!! I'm in awe with it! What a take on the punches and dies challenge this week! You rock girl! Great weekend. Hugs Marion

Donna said...

Wow this is beautiful Caroline and such a beautiful way to give a gift :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous I love the colours! Know what you mean about finding things you'd forgotten about. My Mum recently dug out an old Soda Stream....'get busy with the fizzy'!
xx Jenny xx