30 May 2013

A GIFT OF SUNSHINE

Hi all, I apologise for not being around but I caught a stomach virus, I will be reading all my e-mails today and coming to visit, until then I thought you might like to see my little gift bag, I found this tutorial on Vicki's blog, Stamp Smiles, she calls it a bagalope as it is made from an envelope.
I found some spare yellow envelopes and used one as the bag, I followed the tutorial and used an EK border punch for the top, I have used one of the new vintage images from Pink Gems and coloured her with Copics, I have used Joanna Sheen tapestry embossed black card, gold linen effect card, paper from Ooh La La new CD, yellow organza bow, one of my own double layered crochet flowers, paper clip and sentiment.
My son James will be giving this bag to my sister for her birthday filled with some of my crochet flowers.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
I hope that you like my gift bagalope and have enjoyed your visit I will see you soon.

51 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful Bag Lorraine. The colours are really nice and your crocheted flowers are stunning. Hugs Rita xx

Lorraine said...

What a great idea. It's lovely Lorraine. Really cheerful too.

Debs said...

Beautiful gift bag Lorraine - fabulous sunny colours and your crocheted flowers are gorgeous.
Sorry to hear you've not been too well - hope you are now on the mend.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love it,love your flowers too Lorraine.xxx

Stef H said...

wow lorraine! this is beautiful and those flowers are just gorgeous!!!! gorgeous!

hope ur feeling better.

hugs :)

Shoregirl said...

I saw your link on Word Art Wednesday and popped over to get a closer look at your lovely yellow bagalope! Love the image you used and the crocheted flowers!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

this is a beautiful and special gift.
Sorry you've been poorly, hope your feeling much better,
hugs janex

Lau W said...

Oh so pretty bag, and lovely colors ! The flower is a beauty !
Hope you're better now !
xx

Alyce said...

this is gorgeous! the yellow and black is stunning together and i love those crochet flowers. gorgeous work! :)

Karen Petitt said...

It's gorgeous Lorraine. Will be checking the instructions out and your flowers are, as always, beautiful. Hope you feel much better soon Karen x

May said...

Hi Lorraine,I love your bagalope...Fabulous image & gorgeous colours...Love the vibrant yellow...& your crochet flowers are Stunning.... Hugs May x x x

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow - how lovely Debs~ That crochet flowers are just darling.... Pretty color choices and divine card....

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

karen said...

ooh poor you Lorraine hope you are feeling better now, love your gorgeous card, the yellow looks fab and I love the flowers, hugs, Karenxx

NancyD said...

Ooooohhhh, more of your lovely crochet flowers. Love the yellow and your great card. NancyD

Pat said...

So beautiful Lorraine, the colours are gorgeous and the image is so sweet. I am sure your sister will love the gift and the gift bag.

Pat xx

Daniele said...

so lovely Lorraine, great flowers
hugs

Sarah said...

Hope you're feeling much better Lorraine. Your bagalope is stunning, I love the sunny yellow colours and the image is beautiful. Your crocheted flowers are gorgeous too, what a wonderful gift x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

darling crochet flowers and good luck in the challenge
bibiana

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is so beautiful Lorraine. You have coloured that sweet image perfectly , I love the design and the wonderful sunny colours. Your amazing crochet flower is the perfect finishing touch.
So sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you are feeling better now.
Thank you so much for your REALLY kind comments on my recent cards, it means so much to me.
Oh and thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge too, it's so nice when entrants use Pink Gem images.
hugs Sue xx

cheryl Baker said...

oh gosh Hun,this is just beautiful,the colours and detail are simply amazing love it hugs Cherylx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous bag Lorraine, and such a clever idea. Your crochet flowers are really pretty too.

Sorry to hear you've been poorly, I hope you are feeling much better now.
Lorraine x

Rebekah said...

What a stunning bag Lorraine and so sunny and cheery too hugs Rebekah xx

Michaela said...

Hi Lorraine
You could not have made a better title for your post. Your creation is certainly A GIFT OF SUNSHINE which I absolutely love. It would brighten up anyone's day. As always your crochet flowers are works of art.
Michaela xx

Diane said...

Beautiful bag Lorraine, the colored image, framing and punched edges are perfect.

Regards diane

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful job you did on coloring this image! Wow! Your sister is sure to love not only the gift but the pretty way it is packaged! I sure hope you are feeling better by now. Thanks for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Hey Lorraine! Sorry to hear you had a bug, they are so annoying.

Awesome sunshiney gift bag! I so love how you coloured that realistic image, and the crochet flowers!

Take Care

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is just beautiful. You did an amazing job of working everything together so perfectly and balanced in a way that makes the image really stand out. Great job! Thanks for sharing your time and your talents with us this week in our challenge, and please join us again soon. I consider it a blessing to have you play along.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your bagalope is so beautiful. Love the crocheted flowers too. I wish I could crochet like you. Happy crafting.

debby4000 said...

Such an adorable, gorgeous card, love it. Hope you're feeling better.
luv
Debby

brenda said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, such as thoughtful little image and love your choice of bright sunny colours.

Thanks so much joining in our birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Great bag and fab colours. We obviously have similar tastes...I love those croquet flowers...xxcx

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh what a stunning project! I love the sunny yellow shades and your crochet flowers look amazing. Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry you have been poorly sweetie, I hope the the bug has all gone now.

This is so gorgeous and your Sister will love it, especially filled with your awesome flowers. Have a good weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Hazel said...

What a pretty creation - thanks for sharing for the Fab 'n' Funky 'for the girls' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Jac said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, the image is wonderful, what a lovely gift too, lucky sister xx

Sarah said...

Oops, when I popped by yesterday I completely forgot to say thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our special 4th Birthday challenge x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.beautiful vintage image and I love your sunshine yellow colours and gorgeous crochet flowers :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

I love your gift bagalope Lorraine, gorgeous bright yellow and lovely vintage image.
I'm sorry you have been unwell, I hope you are better now.
Pauline
x

Davi said...

Wowzer my friend is this ever gorgeous! You did an amazing job coloring the image and the way you layered it is beautiful. I love love your crocheted flowers. Your sis will thrilled with this Lorraine :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

dstandard said...

Beautiful - and loving those gorgeous flowers!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous gift bag ..how sweet of your son to come up with this idea for you to make! LOL (Your sis is going to love it!) Hope you're feeling better :)

Merry said...

So pretty and a wonderful gift idea. Hope you are well and truly over that bug now.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous happy yellow Lorraine, love your flowers to bits..[still just doing a chain..lol..]sweet vintage image too, so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous happy yellow Lorraine, love your flowers to bits..[still just doing a chain..lol..]sweet vintage image too, so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Rach83 said...

A really gorgeous bag and your crocheted flowers are so special. A very professional make.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Sandy said...

Such a pretty bag with a beautiful child's face on it. Love the crochet flowers!!
sandy

Vicky said...

A lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Betka said...

Lovely sweet card Lorraine, great colours and love your flowers.
Hugs (:Betka:)

Betka said...

sorry..........bag :)

Jackie said...

Very sweet card! I think this is so pretty! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab n Funky Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Fab n Funky DT

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