J&C Creations - Crafty Gifts & NEW Candy Winner!

Good Morning!
Well it's Monday already and I'm sharing my creation for this week's theme at J&C CREATIONS BLOG which is Crafty Gifts! What with Christmas just around the corner what better way could you give a gift to a loved one than placing it inside something that you had also made??? 

To create the bag simply flatten a brown paper bag so you have a flat surface to work on. 
Trim a piece of black cardstock down to a size just a little smaller than the bag itself, this will help the Design Paper that you will be creating to stand out to the eye just a little bit more from the bag.
Next ink up a large sentiment stamp, I have used one by Tim Holtz, using an Emboss It Ink Pad and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock trimmed just a bit smaller than the black. Sprinkle over some Clear Embossing Powder and heat up. 
Once cooled spritz the card with some water and spread a combination of 3 Distress Stains over the top, don;t panic abojut covering the letter as it will simply wipe away once finished with a damp cloth. Heat dry and once your happy with the background stamp over the top with a Snowflake Stamp using Distress Ink.
Heat dry once again and wipe away the excess ink with a damp cloth from the lettering, once you have done this you will see how the white really pops from the colours of the stains!
Die cut a snowflake design and place this underneath the cardstock on an angle at the top, wrap some ribbon across the lower half and secure using sellotape before glueing it all down. 
Finish the bag by adding some embellishments!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Tim Holtz Christmas Silhouettes Stamp Set
Penny Black Brush Flake 2783F Stamp
Brown Paper Bag
Marianne's Designs Snowflake Die
Foundations Black Cardstock
Seam Binding Ribbon &Twinklets Glitter
Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Ideo-ology Christmas Muse Token, Wire Pin & Jump Ring

Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Distress Stain - Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough & Festive Berries

Before I go the winner of my C.I Candy never came forward and claimed it, so after leaving it 7 days I have re-drawn the winner ...
Please can you e-mail me with your address so I can get the goodies out to you!

Thanks for popping by!


Caroline said...

What a gorgeous bag you have decorated it beautifully. Caroline xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous gift bag Nat :-) I love everything about this ,, very arty and FAB :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Seafield Jo said...

That's a lovely gift bag, beautifully decorated.

Jo x

Sue said...

This is wonderful, I love the colours.


rachel said...

gorgeous bag Nat - and thanks for picking me out in the redraw - have emailed you xx

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous bag Nat. Love it.
Hugs Sharon. x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous gift bag Nat, fab design and colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx