Monday, May 16, 2016

Felt That...

Hi's Monday and that means it's time to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog because...

thank you for joining us for last week's "Emboss It" Challenge...we hope you will be able to join in this week too and the theme for this week is...
and we are showcasing products from the Simon Says Stamp 'Spring Plush' Release. The felt is fabulous quality and the stamps and dies are adorable, CLICK HERE to see the whole release.
I decorated a calico bag as a gift for a girlfriend who is a keen gardener...
To create the flowers...leaves and the scalloped border I used wool felt from Taylored Expressions and oh boy I'm in's high quality...super soft to the touch and comes in an amazing selection of delicious colours...3 perfectly co-ordinated rolls of colour in each bundle...
and I couldn't resist trying them out with the Plush Blooming Heart dies from Simon Says Stamp Spring Plush Release...
and oh boy...they cut through felt beautifully and how cool is this...make the stitching holes too...
all ready for me to grab a needle...some embroidery floss and stitch the detail...a relaxing end of the day task while you're watching TV...
Then all I had to do was arrange the and leaves on the bag...fix in place with adhesive and decorate with sequins for a little bit of girlie bling...
I created a tag from Claudine Hellmuth Natural Sticky Back Canvas,...inked around the edge with Ranger Orange Blossom Archival Ink...stamped the word "Friend" from Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Friend Stamp Set inked with Black Archivall...added a left over felt flower and leaves...added a few sequins and a garden twine bow.
I filled the bag with a couple of gardening books...gardening gloves...plant twine and packets of seeds...
and I'm hoping that my green fingered friend will be sharing her labours of love and supplying me with lots of plants for my hanging baskets.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create this week
have fun and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeous bag Kath, I am sure your friend will LOVE this!!! I am a keen gardener too * hint hint* haha only joking ;-) seriously though I am going to have to make one of these for my gardener friend too!

    Lols x x x

  2. Stunning! What a lovely gift! I love the colors you have used and the design for the garden of flowers. The little tag is darling . too.

  3. Fabulous bag Kath. Your friend will love it. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Stunning! What a lovely gift! I love the colors you have used and the design for the garden of flowers. The little tag is darling . too.

  5. Beautiful bag - super scrummy xx

  6. This is fabulous Kath, I love the beautiful flowers and I know your girlfriend is going to love this and treasure it too!
    Linda xxx

  7. wow, your friend will love the bag - it's really pretty! I Love to see all the different types of stuff you make Kath, really nice. Hello Buddy, hope you are keeping well, H has another ear infection (which isn't affecting his ability to woof at anyone passing within a 100 yards) Mary x

  8. Oh my! This bag is absolutely amazing! You must have been making it for weeks! So many beautiful flowers! I just love it! What a cool idea! Hugs, Marzena

  9. Wow!! This is amazing and so beautiful! Your friend is going to love it and I'm sure she will give you a dozen hanging plants in return. Such a sweet gift. Cathie <3

  10. This is fantastic!!! this would be perfect for my mom's upcoming birthday as she loves plants so much! thanks for the idea! hugs xxx

  11. Oh Kath what a superb way to meet the challenge theme, your bag is utterly delightful xxx

  12. What a fabulous gift for your friend. The bag is beautiful.
    Toni xx

  13. This is just stunning Kath, your friend must have been thrilled to receive such a gorgeous gift. The felt and the stitching dies are fab xx

  14. This is fabulous, I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Deborah A

  15. Wow!!!! This is such a beautiful make Kath and your friend will absolutely love it for sure.......a perfect gift for the gardener

    Lucky lady !!!!

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

  16. This is stunning, Kath and I'm sure was very well receieved by the lucky recipient! I have only recently 'found' felt but I have to say, the colours of the rolls you have are just divine! Think I may NEED these stitchy dies and maybe a few of those luscious felt rolls...and I can tell the Bank Manager it wasn't my fault, I was inspired to do it! Hugs, Lisa x

  17. Oh wow Kath, I just love the look of that felt - even better knowing that it cuts so beautifully. The bag you created is stunning (the contents are wonderful too) and I am sure your friend will be thrilled to bits with this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

  18. Stunning bag! WOW!! Gorgeous flowers and I love the sequin centers :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  19. All right, Kath, I am in awe! Your sewing skills are over the top! What a gorgeous bag!!

  20. This is fabulous, Kath! The bag is wonderfully decorated, this must have been a big job! Your friend is gonna love it! Hugs, Sandra

  21. Kath.... This bag is amazing! it's totally incredible! You've done a great work! these flowers are so beautiful, love the colors. Stunning piece! barbara

  22. Oh my goodness! I really hate gardening, but this tote was so beautiful that it made me want to be a gardner just so someone would make an amazing bag like this!!! You did a remarkable job and the arrangement of the flowers is so perfect-- scattered and clumped just right! And the colors you chose worked phenomenally well together. This really is incredible work and I feel honored to have seen this!

  23. Wow... all your creations are amazing! Kath. I really love the beautiful bag and all the cute flowers on it. :)

  24. What a great idea Kath!! I love the bag with all those wonderful flowers and the stitching. It is really stunning.


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