Monday, 22 September 2014

Bag a poppy !

Hello Everyone,

Well how are you all? We are all ok here at Dreamees HQ, we had a busy weekend with being at a papercraft show in Birmingham at the Motor Cycle museum, it was lovely to see so many friends and  customers again.

Today I have a Poppy Bag to show you which I made a week or so ago now and only just got time to post on my blog. ( Oh Dear )

When we were doing the Hunkydory show at Stoneleigh, our friend Elaine Robinson brought  some bags to show us which she had decorated using our cds so I thought after seeing those I would have a go because Elaine had done a brilliant job they really did look so lovely, so heres my go at it .

I have used a blank brown paper bag cream card, mirror card papers from our Creative cards cd available here  also our Poppy Fields stamp set available here, also Striped Delights stamp set available here. I have also used 3 different colours of pink promarkers for the poppies, and 2 different greens for the grass, also I have used cosmic shimmer embossing powder Bright Gold.
The Die I have used is Frond Finesse from Tonic Studios.

Right here goes with the way I made it up, First of all I cut a rectangle of cream card to cover the marjority of the bag base, also matt and layered with gold mirri card and a pink backing paper from the cd. I then cut a narrow rectangle again with the cream card then gold mirri and another paper from the cd. I also added a doilie from my stash, and just distressed the edges of that with gathered twigs distress ink pad.I then stamped the poppy stamp with versamark inl pad and embossed with bright gold powder. I then coloured the poppies with pink promarkers and the grass with the green promarkers.
I then stamped the various flowers from striped delights stamp set onto the printed paper I had left and embossed again with the bright gold powder. I then cut the die in gold mirri card added that to the bottom of the bag and arranged the poppy topper to the centre of the card and placed the flowers around for detail.
I then added a cream bow for added detail.

I then decided to add a little tag to the handle so you can write on it for the gift. I cut a small piece of card and folded it in half , masked the poppy stamp as I only wanted one poppy on this tag, did the same embossed and coloured in as before, layered up as I did the topper and added a small flower to finish.

Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look at my blog.

Take care speak soon.

Carol xx


  1. What a lovely bag Carol you have done a fantastic job.
    Anne xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Carol. The bag in itself will be an awesome gift. Just love the vintage feel. The flowers and flourishes are lovely touches.
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  3. Oh wow Carol what a fabby do gift bag sweetie !! Soooooo pretty....

    hugs Diane xx