Bliss Bag & Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

January 23, 2011 at 9:00 am 24 comments

 Good morning!! Hope you’re not shivering away like me! Isn’t it freeezing?!  Today I’m part of a blog hop organised by Pat with all the ILWS gals. There are 4 separate hops all using the Sale-a-bration sets so as to give you all some inky inspiration with using them. If you click on that ILWS link, it’ll show you the whole list. My round starts with me- but you may have come  from the lovely Hayley, so a big Hi! and welcome if you did.! I haven’t seen her blog post yet but I’m looking forward to peeking later! 

I’ve got 2 very different projects. The first was an idea of mine to use butterflies from ‘Bliss’  instead of a hot air balloon carrying a birthday present. The design needs a bit of reworking but at least it’s nice and bright! I had fun making the ‘strings’. I used the different ink refills to dye some plain embroidery thread. I just put a small amount of water in different plastic cups and added 4 drops of ink from the refills. Add lengths of string, leave for 15 minutes, then remove and let thread dry. To get a truer colour I probably needed a few more drops of colour. Ah well, I had fun playing! I’ve also entered this in Stampin Royalty

 for their challenge ‘Anything with wings’ . I’ve used the Happy Birthday from Punch Bunch and just cut offthe 3 edges of  the scallops. Onto my second project- a very hastily sewn ‘Bliss’ Bag. The light was chronic yesterday- and even messing around on Photoshop didn’t help any! The colour on the bag is as true as I could as I could get it ! The central panel was made from a cotton baby cot sheet I didn’t need any more. I stiffened the thin sheet with some interfacing. The ink stamped really crisp images. I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink. I added the designer buttons whilst munching my breakfast in a cafe this morning.  As a result of going to a place called the Quarter, I want yoghurt, muesli and fresh fruit for breakfast tomorrow and possibly all next week! The next stage of the hop is heading over to Blue Angel’s . I went for a nose yesterday and she’s got some beautiful cards on there.

On a personal front I was thinking about lots of things that I love whilst I was in town yesterday. My eldest boy has a real nonchalant disregard for his appearance, and I love the way he just doesn’t mind! I had to force myself not to comment as I looked on at this very scruffy but incredibly happy little guy. I also love learning how things are constructed. I was so excited browsing through bag patterns and picked up a few. Wish I’d taken more notice during my Textiles lessons. It’s never too late to learn something new, so you might find a few more bags popping up on here. I also love just looking around. I was like a little kid after popping to town yesterday, with so many inspiring images in my head. Oh to have time to write them down nevermind actually create something.  

Off to tidy up- normal energy levels are returning slowly!

If you want to visit the other blog hops-

Round 1 blog hop- Sarastamper

Round 2 blog hop- my-next-chapter

Round 3 blog hop- here!

Round 4 blog hop- creatinwithkirsteen

Card recipe: Crumb cake and Whisper white cardstock. Inks- all the ‘brights’ colours. Rhinestones. Marina mist satin ribbon. Stamp sets- Punch Bunch & Bliss. Linen thread. White embroidery thread (from my stash)

Bliss Bag- white and patterned cotton. Pear Pizzazz and Old olive ink. Designer buttons. Pear pizzazz ribbon.

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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zoe tant  |  January 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Gorgeous Keren both of them. Love what you’ve done with the card and I don’t think it needs adjusting at all. The bag is wonderful. What a talented lady you are fitting in all this amongst your children. Zoë x

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  • 2. Peg  |  January 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I just love that bag, how you find time to make this amazes me! x

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    • 3. Evelyn C  |  January 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Simply stunning – love both projects the butterflies on the card areso bright and cheeryand your bag is fabuous…….you should take orders….i’d be firstinthe Q. xx

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  • 4. Alison  |  January 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love both these projects. Well done !!

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  • 5. Sue  |  January 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Love the bright butterflies and I wish I had the patience to sew…….

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  • 6. Cate  |  January 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Wow! What a fabulous idea to use all those colours with the butterfly. It makes it look so contemporary!!

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  • 7. laura  |  January 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I am speechless!!!!!! You have taken it all to another level I am in complete awe it is just wonderful x

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  • 8. Ros Crawford  |  January 23, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Fantastic projects!!! off to do some hopping now … Have a great day!

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  • 9. Vicki  |  January 23, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Way to go you! Love your card, great idea and the bag is just gorgeous 😉 I am always inspired at the way you manage to fit everything into one day…..well jealous really…..lol

    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  • 10. Sara  |  January 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Fantastic projects. The bag is very impressive and puts me to shame. I got a new sewing machine for xmas and haven’t had it out yet. Love the bright colours and the idea for the butterflies.

    Sara xx

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  • 11. Hayley  |  January 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Fab projects! Love the idea to use thw butterflies in that way! And your bag is amazing – very clever lady.
    x

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  • 12. Sarah  |  January 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    That bag is just simply stunning. What a fantastic idea. And I love the bright colours and the idea of the butterfly card. xx

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  • 13. Natalie  |  January 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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  • 14. Brenda H  |  January 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Love you projects. The card is gorgeous and the bag is just plain cute! TFS

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  • 15. kim  |  January 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I WANT one of those bags, its fabulous!.. A fun looking card too….

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  • 16. Emma  |  January 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    these are lovely Keren. I looove the butterflies. Emma xx

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  • 17. Jackie Watson  |  January 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    awesome projects, I love the butterflies on your card, they are so colorful. Your bag is amazing, thanks for sharing.

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  • 18. Kirsteen Gill  |  January 24, 2011 at 4:03 am

    WOW! Well, WOW! What else can I say! WOW!
    Kx

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  • 19. Sandra Farrell  |  January 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    How creative. I love this littl bag. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin’ Royalty this week.

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  • 20. Jan  |  January 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    The butterfly card is lovely, so bright & cheerful. Jan x

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  • 21. Erika  |  January 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Fantastic projects… love them 🙂

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  • 22. LeAnne  |  January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Well, first let me say your card is so fun & cute, I may just have to CASE that! And your bag is adorable! How clever are you!

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  • 23. claire  |  January 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

    gorgeous projects

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  • 24. SarahLP  |  January 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Two absolutely amazing projects, Keren!! WOW.. that bag.. lush!

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