September 9, 2016

Darnell's Gift Bag

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

In Darnell's own post about her Grand Tour visit, she mentions a guidebook that I gave to both her and Shirley, about Port Sunlight village.  She also mentions how great a guide I was for them; a compliment which I very humbly accept!

Obviously I couldn't just give them the book, I had to create something to put it in!  So I turned to one of my Stampin' Sisters, Caroline Hallett, for inspiration and instructions and created some of her Big Hallet Bags; changing the dimensions to accommodate the books and a little extra gift, which I'll say more about in another post...

There are stunning rose gardens in the village, so I took my inspiration for the tag from those (they looked much better in person)...

Card: Botanical Blooms DSP and Whisper White
Ink: Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Rose Wonder and Thoughtful Branches
Tools and embellishments: Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Adhesives: Sticky Strip (retired) and Tombow

#88 Let's Hear it for the Girls at Crafty Gals Corner
#215 AG at Brown Sugar Challenges
#163 AG with a sentiment at Aud Sentiments

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one!  I'll be back on Monday with another Grand Tour creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. A lovable, adorable project...tfs

  2. Lovley to have inspiration from a beautiful setting. Lovely tag. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. Hi Em this is a stunning tag. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Lovely tag, Em.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Love the Big Hallet bag! and a super tag, my that rhymes!!

  6. BEAUTIFUL tag and inspiration Em, LOVE all the roses!!!
    THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  7. It's so much more beautiful in person! I'm glad you are sharing the details, Em! It was such a lovely, thoughful gift!! Hugs, Darnell


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Em xxx