Sunday 9 May 2010

Handbags at Dawn - The Challenge is on at "Our Vintage Affair"

Have you been to look yet at the New Challenge at Our Vintage Affair, and if you have not you should!!

Polly has set the Challenge of  

So after some practice and DH Matt's requirements that it must be useful.  I made a handbag to hold a mug.  The mug is in pink, purples and cream.  So the box is also and the mugs fits perfectly.

So after cutting out my pieces on rough card stock to make my own template, I then set about covering it to make it look pretty and too actually look like a handbag.  I wanted to actually be able to pick this up with the cup in it.  So it needed to be quite sturdy as well as pretty.

So here is what I created
The papers are BoBunny from a 12 x 12 Jazmyne Botanical, limited edition glitter series, purchased from the Hobby House as is the lace which Jill kindly located for me this morning and the ribbon.  Jill is preparing the shop for the most outrageous number of ribbons in every colour possible, see where I shop for the online store and keep an eye on it ready.  The pearls are pink liquid pearls from Running with Scissors as is the flower and the tulle.  The pearl stems from a local department store. The feathers are from my past visits to Bridlington to Rui Tong (they are a retail stockist for milliners and they do have a website. 

So here are a few close ups for you so you can see more of the detail.

and here is the final gift handbag, tried to use some of my new stash from the Hobby House but it didn't fit, but loved the colours on this one, papers from Grimsby Crafts.

This one needed to fit a facecloth cake, which is really pretty, so went on the delicate route and used my MS doily punch. The flower is from a Running with Scissors as are the string pearls, sometimes these are so much easier to use.  The ribbon and lace I am not sure where it came from. 

Here is the overall image

and a close up,

and just so you can see all three she will receive here is the one the card is going into again.

I have to say I think the pink one is my favorite, oh both are secured with hook and eye self sticky Velcro I also think I may go and weather the edges on the pale blue/green and cream one.

Well off to clear the ironing, I have a huge pile and if I don't hit it so to speak, I will be drowning in it whilst watching the TV. and as the sun is out I am hoping that DH Matt might cut the grass whilst we have a little window of hope.

Thank you for the recent comments they make my day

Kate xx


sam21ski said...

WOW Kate, you've been busy this weekend. Thought you'd of been out in the garden today with the vast improvement in the weather!!!!

They are all fab but especially love the middle one, the colours are stunning xxxx

Lynsey said...

Wow Kate, what stunning creations!
This are really amazing!
Hugs Lynsey x

ARTfulWings said...

Well these are just fab Kate. My favourite has to be the white bag with all that gorgeous doily fringing but they are all just perfect xx

Paper Paradise said...

They are all special in one way or another Kate Brilliant in fact! x

Lorraine A said...

all of them are stunning !! WOW ! the papers and embellies on all of them are lovely :-)

Lols x x x

Spyder said...

Wow busy busy busy! and what fabulous bags you've made, I love all the extra bling, it's hard to believe they're 'only' paper and card and not 'real!!'


Anonymous said...

oh wow! everything in your post is so pretty! don't you just love crafting and borring the world would be without the colours of artful bliss, yes!!!

ciao bella
thanks for coming by!

creative carmelina

Becky said...

Oh wow Kate!!
Your bags are just beautiful, each one so originally crafted, so gorgeous!!
Just to let you know that your yummy candy has arrived safe and well and I couldn't wait to start using it so I didn't lol! I've popped a card on my blog using the papers and stickers!
Thanks once again!!
Love Becky xx

Toni said...

Wow Kate... how pretty all of these are... I think my fav is.... ummmmmmm.... the second, no the first, oh they all are gorgeous... :)

Ruth Philps said...

Kate I love your bags and the cup/mug holder one is a genius see so many of these in the shops and they aren't even a quarter as nice as yours!!

Unknown said...

OMG Kate you have been busy and all are absoluely gorgeous.

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