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Friday, 4 January 2013

X Marks the Spot

Happy New Year everyone,

I do hope you all had a fab Christmas and New Year - I have had a lovely break and enjoyed the festive season with my family.  The decorations are all down now and the house clean again, ready for my return to school on Monday.

As it's Friday, it's time for the Alphabet Challenge and this week we are upto the letter 'X'. Shaz has chosen the theme 'X Marks the Spot' and we would like to see your projects using 'spots and stripes'.  Here's my DT inspiration ...

As I've made so many cards for the Christmas period, I decided to make something totally different for this week's challenge and decorated a little brown gift bag.  My 'spots and stripes' feature on the backing paper (which is from my First Edition - Sweet Owl paper stack) and on the stamped image (which is LOTV).  I've even used a different colouring medium this time - I stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with my distress inks for a change! The little flower petals alternate between spots and stripes and I added a brown button centre for some dimension.  Added embellishments include a stamped sentiment (from LOTV), some pretty pink polkadot ribbon, three matching die-cut flowers from the leftover backing paper (each one has a brown candi centre), three punched pink flowers (each one with a sparkly gem centre) and a little pink heart on the bag handle.  

I shall look forward to seeing your creations over at the Alphabet Challenge blog.  Don't forget to pop over and check out some more fab inspiration from my teamies - just click HERE.

Happy crafting,
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Hi Jan,
    Just popping over to say 'hi'
    Love your gift bag, and a great choice of papers.
    Avril xx

  2. I love this Jan, the LOTV image you've used and the layouts fab chick.
    huge hugs, lorraine xx


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