28 May 2011

Totally Gorjuss (GDT) - Strings the Thing

Happy Saturday and welcome to another challenge at Totally Gorjuss.  The challenge is Strings the Thing, so put on your thinking caps and get those creative juices flowing.  Initially I was a bit stumped with this one, but then the ideas just started flowing and I hope you'll be inspired to join us this week.

I've had this little bag lying around for a while now and it came in so handy for this challenge. I've altered it into a little Thank You bag by cutting a piece of lilac cardstock for the front.  Onto that I adhered some patterned paper and used a doily behind my gorgeous new Molly Bloom image, which is being showcased for the first time on my blog.  Don't you just LOVE her ?  She and a few of her other friends are newbies purchased from Which Craft in the UK.  I was so impressed with the service I received that I'll be ordering some more Molly Blooms from Paula in future.

I've used some yellow string which I've threaded through a lovely purple button and have further decorated my bag with some flowers, ribbon and pearls. The border die is one of my new one's from Marianne Designs.  The Thank You sentiment is a Fokus stamp, purchased from our local Merrypak store.

Our sponsor this week is Horseshoe Crafts.  As I hadn't heard of them before, I went for a browse and you've just got to pay them a visit.  Happy shopping!

Thanks for popping by for a visit. I'd love for you to leave a comment as I so enjoy reading them. Take care, hugs Sharon x

p.s. Not sure what the heck is going on with Blogger, but I am getting so annoyed, as I am unable to leave comments on the blogs I've been visiting. To the regulars I visit, please don't think I've been ignoring you... I've tried at least 3x on each blog, with NO succcess!!  I hope Blogger gets his act together soon.... grrrr!   [Edit 30 May : If you follow the instructions left by Lynn (Jimlynn) and Jennifer, you'll be sorted. Thanks ladies... I am able to leave comments now... shew!)


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Sharron
hope your ok,I did a test,blogger is playing up and I can't sign in ,only comment on certain blogs.
love your creation,Molly Blooms are very cute.

ursula Uphof said...

Love this card Sharon. It is very frustrating with our Blogger "friend" messing around. Not sure if I will be lucky today

Rose Petal said...

Hello Sharon. What a wonderful idea. I love this bag, and the design and addition of the gorgeous Molly Bloom is just perfect. Absolutely adorable. Happy crafting.
With lots of love, Sandra xx

Catherine said...

What a delightful little bag Sharon ! This image is really sweet and I love the embellies you have chosen... The perfect nest for a scrumptious cupcake ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Renee said...

As lovely as always! And the cupcake is making me feel hungry!

Renee said...

As lovely as always! And the cupcake is making me hungry!


Linda said...

Wow this is lovely!!!! I absolutely love it!!!! Wonderful job!!!!!

Pink Lady68 said...

A lovely thank you bag!! Cute image and beatutiful colors on papers/details!!
Hope everything gets better with your blog very sooon:-)
Many ladies in Norway and Sweden have had/still having the same problem. Mine have so far been okay:-)
Have a great weekend Sharon! Hugs Laila.

jimlynn said...

Fabulous little bag! So pretty Sharon.
Hope you're doing ok....as far as blogger goes....um, when it says to select profile and you do google, sign in BUT un-check that box that says to keep you signed in. For some reason it seems to work better.

Crystal said...

Sharon this is the sweetest bag!!!!!! LOVE these colors and all your details are GORGEOUS!!

Hetty said...

Wat een mooi kaartje

gr hetty

Riet said...

Schitterend gemaakt Sharon,leuke stempel,mooi ingekleurd.
Mooi papier gebruikt.

Liefs Riet.xx

Tab said...

Hi Sharon......love you bag, hun....those Molly Bloom stamps are just so sweet and I love the colour combo that you have used too.

You asked about the little tag on my card. Yes there is a set I use {a lot LOL} it is by Cuttlebug and its a set of 4 dies with lots of diff tags on it, round, square, rectangle etc etc.....I love it!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jennifer Scull said...

what a cute bag!
are you having any luck with comments yet? I tried doing as the other poster mentioned above and signed in, but unchecked the 'keep me signed in' box. worked like a charm and I can now leave all of my comments again. my followers are back on my blog, too, and I can now join new blogs as well. you might try giving that a go and see if it works for you.

saying prayers and sending hugs! :)

Liza said...

A gorgeous little bag Sharon, I love all the details and it is just the perfect package for a cupcake.

Liza x

Cherie said...

Hi Sharon, so pleased you feel like creating. I love your Molly Bloom card i'm a big fan and get to work with her and pals for Paula at Whichcraft. There's a couple of samples on my blog at the moment you might like to see.
Hope your weekend was good.
Hugs cherie x

Annie said...

I love the soft pretty colours, the touch of lace and the bit of string! and a cute little lass too.
hugs, annie x