Sunday, 21 December 2014


This was intended to be a gift bag.  Well it is still a gift bag, but I like it so much that I'm wondering if I might just keep it as a decoration and pop it under my tree!

I've not used this image before and think he's adorable. (I love James the bear!). He's water-coloured in DI reinkers and layered onto gold mirri card and a doily to make him stand out.

Here's a close up of the main bag, decorated with lots of festive whites, reds and greens.

I tied a double bow in the gorgeous red satin ribbon, added a green button with some red button twine, and also popped a paw charm underneath (hopefully you can just see it peeking out from under the bow).

And here's an even bigger close-up of handsome James the bear, and all the lovely sparkle:

Card Recipe:
And from the Ribbon Girl:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A super cute image of James, beautifully coloured and a lovely gift bag Annette.

Margaret said...

Oh what a gorgeous image and how beautifully coloured and such lovely trimmings i can see why you would like to keep it.
Have a happy Christmas.
Margaret M

Elise said...

Wheeee! oOoH Annette! I love this James as well too!!!!!!!!!! (Actually I love all of James images! hehe!) You've done such a GORGEOUS bag with him on it and I am certainly loving all the beautiful sparkles on him! :)

Wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS dear!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,

Lynsey said...

Hi Annette wow what a gorgeous bag! The image is coloured so beautifully!
Hugs Lynsey x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well I can see why you'd want to keep this! It's beautiful! Love everything about it! I don't think I could part with it!

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute project! Great job coloring the adorable image! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Nikki C said...

Netty this is just so sweet I'm sure it looks fantastic under your tree hugs Nikki

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, if he is not going to sit under my tree then I think he will still look gorgeous sat under yours - just keep Arnie away!! Beautiful bag, love James (brilliantly painted) and all your details are delicious. Definitely a keeper. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Let's go shopping...:-), beautiful!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Christine L said...

Definitely put it under your tree Annette.... he's SOOOO gorgeous!

Christine x

Chrissy said...

I would keep it too Annette..James is coloured beautifully and I love all the details and wonderful sparkle...gorgeous.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015..


Sarah said...

Ooh definitely keep it Annette, it's far too lovely to give away!! xx

Carol S. said...

I would keep it and get it out each year as a decoration. I am a James the bear addict. Just adore him and your colouring of him is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh this is beautiful!! A present in itself!! Love it!! So pretty!!

Happy Holidays!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

cotnob said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift bag with us at Winter Wonderland for our Fussy and Fancy Challenge.

Sarah said...

This is so cute, and you have just reminded me I bought some of these and they are still sat on the shelf. Thanks for joining us at CI x

CraftyNatalie said...

Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations.
Happy New Year!
CraftyNatalie {DT}

Deborah said...

Gorgeous design. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Deborah A

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