Sunday, 12 February 2012

All you need is LOVE

The dozen red roses and overpriced gifts are not for me on Valentine's Day. I would much rather have a small handmade gift, from the heart.
Ok - I wouldn't say no to a white Range Rover Evoque, tied up in a red bow  - but, like that is EVER going to happen!! :-)

Here's a little gift bag that I put together for my daughters.

I decorated a couple of small brown paper gift bags with my DP and then added a pink bow to my white ruffled ribbon strip. (I would rather have used all pink, but I didn't have enough ribbon for that).
The label is made from layering a couple of Spellbinders dies and then adding  liquid pearls and the stamped sentiment.

Inside went some Madeleines (recipe to follow), a little bag of chocolate hearts and a wooden heart.
I found this set of 3 wooden hearts in Sainsburys for only £4, so the girls get one each and I have one hanging in my kitchen.

Things have been a bit stressful here recently, so I am looking forward to chilling out at home, on Valentine's Day, with a lovely meal and maybe a bottle of fizzy!! Hope you all have a lovely day, whatever your plans are :-)

Allsorts - Free and Easy
CRAFT - Valentine's Day
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
Divas By Design - Love is in the Air
Creative Inspirations - Lots of Love
My Mum's Craft Shop - It Must be Love
Top Tip Tuesday - Valentine

Phew... I think that's a record number of challenges for me :-)

DP - Paper Cellar, Wedding.      Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 and 3
Liquid Pearls White Opal.           Plain Brown Bags.
Ruffled white ribbon and baby pink ribbon from my stash.


Aunty Sue said...

what yummy bag and thanks for sharing with us at Craft this week

CraftyC said...

Oh Caroline, what beautiful gifts. All so sweet to!

Anonymous said...

Lol, you do make me laugh! xx

Gorgeous gift bags and gifts Caroline and much better than a Range Rover!

sassy said...

oh wow!!! these are just brilliant they will love them i know i surely do hgs sassyx

Barbara said...

These are so cute and the goodies you put in them look so good.

Lee said...

Hiya hun,do hope things are less stressful now,thinking of you.Been a bit like that here.

Beautiful gifts,you are so talented,no doubt your daughters will LOVE them.Take care.Big

Elaine Stark said...

these are beautiful bags, love the contents too. Your daughters will love them. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Vicky said...

They are gorgeous hun...and I have linked up too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I like this idea very much, we're having the children over on the 19th to celebrate a belated family Valentines and I'll put together a loving gift like this for each!
Thanks for the inspiration,

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww what beautiful gift bags, i don't go in for over priced roses, bottle red stuff do me! lol. sue,x

kim edmonds said...

lovely project, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

catherine said...

These are such beautiful gifts to give to your daughters and I'm sure they will love them a lot
x catherine

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful vintage love handbags. Love the CAS design. Definetely gonna be loved. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

carol said...

its a lovely idea, they look yummy thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFT this week, x Carol

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Caroline,love the dies and pretty colours, fab bits inside too, bet your daughters will love them...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

WencheP said...

WOW - these are super cute! Love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Vicky said...

Hi sweetie wow these look gorgeous so so stunning extremely drool worthy!!

Love the Range Rover Evoque altho I dont think any 4 wheel drive vehicle should be white......I want to drive up muddy hills through great big muddy swamps & all the rest of it & just get it darn well grubby & dirty like its meant for.......I would feel so darn guilty if it was white lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Annette said...

These are lovely. I love the contents too !!! Fab bags. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

Aileen said...

Your gift bags are so soft and feminine. I'm sure they will be loved. x

June Nelson said...

OOh what a fantastic idea for gifts love these its amazing what can be done witha boring paper bag, brilliant xx

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Jill said...

gorgeous gift bag love the dies you've used thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Oh a really adorable gift bag set!! The ribbons are so elegant looking!! Such yummies inside too!! TFS! :) HUGS

Tammi said...

A beautiful bag and the perfect gift for your girls! Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day! ~hugs

Victoria said...

these are amazing!
sorry I am late visiting you back, the boys are slowly recovering and it is half term!

Dawn said...

Oh I wish you were my Lovely gifts. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning gift bags.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Jan Garber said...

Terrific gift idea! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant gift bags Caroline.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Mary J said...

Wow, so beautiful Caroline! and yummy goodies too!

Marcea said...

A gorgeous love themed card. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog last week. I hope you can join in our 'Tag It' challenge this week

Marcea -x-