Wednesday, 15 February 2012

That's Not A Card!

Good Morning all!
It's Wednesday & it's time for a new challenge at Dude Time Doodles!
I just couldn't be bothered to make a card this week!!!


Actually, I needed a bottle gift bag  & when I took one out of the cupboard,
I thought it looked sooooo bare, I wanted to do something about it!
So here it is!

The Challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week is an 
Inspirational Challenge!
Here's the photograph!

As you can see we'd like you to use the photo/colour for your inspiration
& Use Die Cuts, Punches or Both!

I used both!
Before I forget, just to make it a bit more interesting for you,
we are sponsored for this week's challenge by

I used a piece of patterned paper which has been hanging about in 
my stash forever! I'm trying to use some stuff up so I can get more!
It's a digital paper but I'm not sure where from!
I cut the A4 sheet in half, vertically & then cut a strip off to 
make it a better length. I rounded the corners with a punch,
The image I have used is
Such a great image for any occasion I feel!
I made the sentiment in my graphics programme using a free font called
Pinch Drunk which you can get here!
Next, Iadded the image to the centre.

I then cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die & matted it on to a 
scalloped circle which was cut out with a nestie!
I forgot to say I coloured the image with my trusty promarkers.
Look how dirty that water is!!!

To mimic the bubbles I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on 
some white card stock. I rounded the corners with my punch 
then added some buttons.
I actually used my hot glue gun to stick down the buttons!
I've only had it since August last year but this is the first time 
I've had a chance to play with it!
I have to say it's my new favourite tool!!
I added a little square of the embossed card stock & a button
 to the label on the bag!
The buttons are recycled! 
A friend of mine did a favour for a neighbour of hers &
 in return the neighbour handed in a huge box of buttons, 
some are new & some have been taken off of garments.
My friend was unsure what to do with them & brought them to me!
If anyone would like some buttons, just pop in & collect them!!!

As ever, I'd like to enter my project in a few challenges:
Emma's Crafty Challenge Shades of Blue
Inky Impressions punches/dies
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration Anything But A Square Card
Digital Tuesday Use Your Stash (Paper & Buttons)
Use It Tuesdays Birthday (Papers & Buttons)
Kaboodle Doodles Boys or Masculine
Karens Doodles Celebrate
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show... Anything Goes
Stamps R Us  Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Anything But A Card
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs Die Cuts
Allsorts Challenge Free & Easy February
Creations By Gill M Colour/Photo Inspiration
Phindy's Place Round & Round
Stamp Man Texture
Crafty Ribbons One For The Men or Boys
Craft Us Crazy Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop's Best  One For The Boys


  1. Real fun take on the photo challenge Dawn !! Love it !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. this is brilliant Dawn, you're right that water is mucky, lol! thank you for sharing this with the cutie pies xx

  3. Brilliant gift bag Dawn, you have used one of my favorite images too.
    Kevin xx

  4. Too fun Dawn, and great detail. Love the image and colors you used.

  5. Great job on all the different textures and elements you added to make this fun gift bag! I'm sure whomever gets it will love it.

  6. Love your color choices and a really fun image! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  7. Beautiful creation Dawn, love the digi and colours your have used for brightening up a wine bottle bag xxx


  8. What a fantastic way to decorate a bottle of wine. That digi paper is gorgeous and I love the use of your 3 buttons up the front. Reminded me of a snowman. Love that little man in your image too and the font sentiment is perfect. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenges at
    Make It Monday
    Karen's Doodles and
    Craft Us Crazy

    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  9. Too, too cute! Love all the fantastic details. Thanks for joining us for our Where the Boys Are challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

  10. Fabulous creation hun great fun image too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx

  11. Gorgeous gift bag, I love the colour and the image is so fun, love it
    Lindsay xx

  12. This looks amazing Dawn. I love the colour too. Lee x

  13. lovely creation, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS, x carol

  14. thank you for playing along with the inkettes! join us again soon! we enjoy seeing your work!

  15. Dawn this is fantastic, love the design, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey xx

  16. Ha, ha. I love that image Dawn and what a great idea to alter the bag like that. It looks super.

  17. Fab bottle bag and just the perfect sentiment for it lol Thanks for joining us for our "Celebrate" challenge at Karen's Doodles.
    Fiona x

  18. Wonderfully decorated gift bag! Love the color used! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ All About Boys Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  19. So very cute. Thanks for getting inky with the Inky Impression Challenge.

  20. Thank you for entering Emmas Crafty Challenge, great project, good luck x

  21. Fabolous gift bottle box for a boy. Love the design and embossing. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back later today for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  22. Fabulous! I'm loving the hand crafting gift bags - truely a gift in a gift.
    Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  23. LOL...Love your gift tag and bag the image is super cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday

  24. Thanks for linking your lovely gift bag to the Stamp Man Texture challenge.
    hugs {brenda] xox

  25. What a fantastic way to turn something ordinary into extraordinary! love it!
    Thanks for playing along at OSAAT!

  26. Oh, Dawn, you didn't have to do that fancy and gorgeous bag just to send me the bottle! lol It's divine, dearie, and you really did a great job recreating the colors in the photo. Superb!

  27. All those scraps look fabulous on your project!!! Thanks so much for playing with Repeat Impressions (The House That Stamps Built).

  28. This is so freakin' fantastic! I just love it! I love the colors, it's so sweet and fun. Loved seeing this at OSAAT, good luck!

  29. very cute, love the colours you used, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi doodle Shop challenges, hugs, martina

  30. Too cute, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo

  31. Love the bag and the wine looks nice too! Love the idea! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie for this Challenge! Woo x

  32. Fabulous idea and fun image!! Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies and good luck!!
    Hazel xx

  33. Wow! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

  34. Fabulous! Love with you did with the theme! I'm always looking for such bottle bags, it just never occured to me that I could make them myself lol
    Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy and good luck with the challenge!

  35. Cute project!! I love that little image. Great idea on adding the sentiment with your computer program. I'll have to try that. Thanks for playing with us at Use it Tuesday this week!!

  36. Love the texture you've included. Thanks for joining us over at One Stitch at a Time.
    Janet, DT

  37. Better watch that he doesn't want to bathe in the bubbly! Fab creation and all your extras rock!

  38. Love what you made, so inspiring! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  39. Hi there. Lots of lovely details on your project as well as some nice textures. Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Man texture challenge!

  40. Such a fabby project, thanks for taking part in my challenge this month at CBGM. Good luck. GIll


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Dawn xx