Friday, 21 July 2017

Gift bags

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!
We got through the storms here without too much damage,
some places it was really bad, but this time we were lucky here, 
for which I am very thankful.

A couple of weeks back I went to IKEA with a friend. I didn't need
to buy any furniture, but I found some pretty, curly bamboo plants
and some craft paper bags, one packet with stripes and one with spots.
I decided to alter them a bit to make them into gift bags. I added rose rub ons to these 2, and then did some stamping and stenciling with archival black.




I collaged  paper napkins to these 2.


I added some more splodges of white, and doodled round the spots before
adding the sentiment:


On this one I added more splodges and then stenciled some black spots.
This was a a quick and easy way to make some pretty gift bags,
which will be useful for cookies or tags or whatever I put in them.


I am linking to Paint Party Friday

 Some more impressions from my walks:


















Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

37 comments:

  1. Wow, oh WOW. Those gift bags are amazing. I really like them all. It's amazing how you added such incredible beauty to them. They are beautiful, and I know they will come in handy when you need them. It's good to have these things as needed.

    I adore the photos down by the Rhine and the flowers. The birds always make me smile, too. I'm thrilled the storms passed over you. I was really worried about you. Glad you were safe and sound.

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    1. Thanks! It was scary, but it could have been worse!

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  2. I Love those gift bags, and I'm happy to say I got one last week with a lovely tag in it! Wonderful photos of your corner of the world, too. Here there was a lot of flooding after the storms, P didn't get home for hours, poor thing! Have a fun day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Love the creative bags and your gorgeous photos are a real adventure.x
    [aNNie]

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  4. Really lovely gift bags....and lovely happy snaps....I have just bought nasturtiums...aren't the colours in them divine....visiting from ppf...xx

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  5. wie schön die Rosen und wunderschön die Kreation auf den Geschenktüten sind grossartig. Sehr romantisch alles das liebe ich und du inspirierst mich immer wieder was neues zu machen!
    Ich radle jetzt gleich los zum Strand weil Flut kommt und die Sonnescheint
    deswegen schnell noch zu dir deine Fotos an schauen mit dazu!
    Wünsche dir ein schönes PPF und möchte dir lieben Dank sagen für deine Kommentare bei mir und ein schönen Freitag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  6. great paperbags, yesss we see oppetunities everywhere dont we ;O)) love your photos I can see you enjoy walking around photograp, me to..

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  7. The bags are just amazing now you have woven your magic on them-bet IKEA would be really impressed. What a wonderful idea to make them special.

    Terrific photographs of everything and I had to save the sculpture one just to look at it a lot because it is fascinating and maybe inspiring as well.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. The sculpture is on the roof of one of the houses by the Rhine, and moves with the wind, so always looks different, I love it.

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  8. Your gift bags are so pretty, I love the way you work your magic to create such beauty 😀. I enjoyed walking down the Rhine too, it changes a lot throughout the year and there always seems to be so much to see. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

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  9. Pretty giftbags and nice photos! Happy weekend!

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  10. Your gift bags look so pretty! What a fabulous idea!

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  11. Your bags are so pretty. Now I want to try something like that.
    Happy PPF

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  12. I love the gift bags. The flowers looks so pretty on the bags and make the bags part of the gift! I think I will try this myself. Great idea!

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  13. I think IKEA is a great place to find things for art. Those bags became gorgeous gift bags. You were really clever to change them up. And in one of your photos it looks like the hydrangea flowers are red. How cool is that. I've never seen reddish ones, just pink, white, blue and purplely. Happy Friday, and hope you have a great start to your weekend. Hugs-Erika

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    1. I haven't seen that colour either, they looked so pretty all together.

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  14. Such creative bags ~ lovely! Beautiful photography too ~ ^_^

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  15. What you did with decorating those bags is unbelievable. So pretty. I would love to get a gift in one of those. The bag would be better than the gift.

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  16. Oh wow lovely gift bags. I love Ikea. Nice photos today!

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  17. Wow!!!
    enjoyed the art and photos, Happy PPF

    much love...

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  18. So creative, and so pretty! It is all inspiring. Thanks!

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  19. Awesome gift bags! Prettier than most in the stores, and with a hand-made artistic touch not manufactured which is always 1000% better! Loved your beautiful photos as well. I just bought a hydrangea...hope it becomes as pretty as yours.

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  20. Those are great gift bags and I"m sure they will come in handy!!!! Love the photos especially that last Hydrangea one ... be still my beating heart .

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  21. Oh what lovely gift bags! I would want to keep it if I was lucky enough to get one... The photos are also so pretty.

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  22. OH these are stuning, each and everyone! Who would not want to receive in one of those, - they would make a gift in themselves.
    Beautiful photos too, specially love those amazing skies!
    Happy weekend!

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  23. The alterations you made to the kraft bags look gorgeous. They will be a gift bag that will be as precious as the contents.
    Beautiful photos, I had to smile at the duck splashing itself in the water.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. wow,deine geschenktüten sehen wunderschön aus,und die sommerbilder sind traumhaft.
    ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  25. Firstly, I love the new header... such a gorgeous blue
    You have some lovely kraft bags that are sure to be a big hit and all your photos shout 'Summer'. My hydrangea is only just coming into bud!
    Happy PPF to you

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  26. Beautiful flower collages!! I love the photos of hydrangeas. Also the river boat looks very inviting. I'd love a trip on it.

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  27. Brilliant idea and so well executed. The photos are amazing.

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  28. Ooh these gift bags are gorgeous, I love going to Ikea, I never come back empty handed xx

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    1. I think everybody leaves there with an empty purse and lots of new stuff!

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  29. We too had terrific thunderstorms recently, but are all ok ... glad to read you are too.

    Love your gift bags.

    All the best Jan

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  30. What beautiful shabby gift bags you have made! Those flowers are so pretty!
    Kate

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  31. First of all, I love the idea of making the gift bags. The substrate is terrific -- I need to go to IKEA and wonder if they have these in our US stores. And I love how you brightened them up with the floral motif. Very fun and pretty and very, very happy. (And so are those hydrangeas!)

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  32. I'm glad you made it through the storms ok!
    I love coming to your blog so much! Beautiful creations with the bags!! Well done!
    Really enjoyed your photos!!
    Big Hugs!

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  33. What fabulous bags - they look so pretty! We too missed the storms although we could see the effects in several places as we drove through them! The sky photos are wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

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