Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sunday Challenge - Not to make a card

Make something using a Charmed download but IT CAN'T BE A CARD! This was the challenge set by Louise from Dotties World. Well I decided that as every time I turn on the TV there seems to be something about a credit crunch, I would come up with an idea to save money! When looking in the local craft shop I saw a small bag (18cm x 15cm) I thought it would work perfect. I used a paint program on my PC to colour the Dottie image and then printed it with the words Sarah's Budget Shopping bag. I printed on to transfer paper and ironed it on to the bag. Then to finish it off I made a little tag. I was going to give it to a friend at work who struggles to get her weekly shopping bill down, but unfortunately when ironing on the image my iron left some black marks on the bag. But I thought I would share my mistakes as well as my success. Great challenge Louise really got the old grey matter working, thanks.

10 comments:

Juliet said...

I know how you feel Nicky when things aren't just as you want them. I think your idea is wonderful and a lovely thought, and I would be delighted to receive something so beautiful (little black marks and all)!!!

Sarah C said...

I was thinking the same as Juliet. I love this bag and if it was made for me, I would be chuffed to bits receive it even with the marks. I'm sure your colleague will love it, so I say give it to her anyway xx

Lea said...

I think this is a fabulous bag, what a brilliant idea Nicky. What's a couple of little marks between friends? She'd still love it.

Jac said...

Totally agree with everyone else - still give it I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it I know I would its brilliant. x

Jac said...

I have left you an award on my blog because I really enjoy coming to see what you have been doing, x

Karen said...

I think it's fabulous Nicky! The marks just make it more personal ;o)
xxx

Nicky said...

think I might add a little ribbon and you have all convinced me to still give it to me friend. Thank you all for your comments

Sammi said...

Oh Nicky!! It's wonderful - you should definitely still give it to your friend! I am sure she would be thrilled (I would !)
Sammi
xxx

Louly said...

Sorry I missed this Nicky, I'm glad I found it thhough it's really fab! I might just have to have a go at that myself!

Adele said...

Fantastic work- great idea Nicky, well done on another great challenge.

love Dingle.xx