Friday, December 24, 2010

Samantha's Candy Challenge :-)

Samantha aka Penrith Crafts,my lovely Boss on the ABC Christmas Challenge, has a surprise candy on offer ,, all we have to do is join in with her challenge to make something ,,, BUT ,, not a card :-)

Well I have seen a couple of these faux leather wallets on buddies blogs and have been meaning to have a go at making one too. You can see the instructions here :-)

I used SU Lovely Lilac card and some stripey paper and brad from Papermania :-) I embossed the card with a Tim Holtz Burlap folder, inked with Dusty Concord distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I also got out my sewing machine for the edges . The instructions suggest using a magnet fastening ,,, which I tried but it wouldn't stay closed so I stuck a bit of velcro on it ,,, not very nice looking but it worked !! I remember someone else saying that they had the same problem too ,,,,sorry but I can't remember who it was now ! :-/ if you know who it was please let me know so I can link to her blog too xx

this is for a friend ,,, can't say any more cos she might read this !!!! suffice it to say this is her fave colour !! :-)

wishing you all a very Merry Christmas ,,, hope you're all enjoying a fab Christmas eve ,,, we are listening to Christmas Carols and enjoying a glass of sherry :-) My turkey is stuffed ( Paxo sage and onion ,,,, I love it !!lol ) and the pressies are wrapped and under the tree ,,, being guarded by Jessie ,,, bless her ,,, there is a bone wrapped too and she isn't leaving it there for the cats to steal ,,, lol :-)

Samantha's candy challenge
Crafty Emma ,,,, Anything Goes
Allsorts ,,,, Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ,,,, For Someone Special ,,,, this wallet is !!! :-)



Christine said...

Hi Lols this is gorgeous fab colours must have a go at this chall...Wishing you & your family A Merry Christmas ..

smiles Christine xx

Margreet said...

gorgeous 'purse' Lols...the receiver will be glad with it...I wish you and those you love a wonderful Christmas!
xxx Margreet

Chris (catt871) said...

This is GORGEOUS Lols!! It looks like a real it!!!!! Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, and all the best in 2011!!!
Hugs to you, my friend,

Riet said...

So gorgeous Lorraine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hugs Riet.x

Helen said...

Wow - that's fab Lols...looks like real leather!
Hope you have a fabulous Christmas!
Helen x

Kat said...

This looks great Lols, really looks like a leather wallet.

Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2011.

Kat xx

Mandy said...

Lols this is gorgeous, your friend will love it.
Happy Christmas hunny
hugs Mandy xx

ribenaruby said...

Lorraine, this wallet is just fab. Enjoy a lovely christmas with your family. Best wishes, Ruby x

Kat said...

Oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at TG.

Kat xx

Kaz said...

WOW it looks like real leather....brilliant idea and a fab design.
Kaz xx

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response - over 500 so far !

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the holiday preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

B x

Have you entered my new candy

Anonymous said...

Oh Lorraine this is brilliant, Yes I to have meant to do one of these some time so will have to get my head together! love this one! Awesome colour! Good luck with my candy! and thanks for sharing your creations and joining in, hugs Samantha :0)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CES this time.

Cathy GD.

America said...

holy smokes GF. What an amazingly lovely crafty wallet!! Ive seen this several times too, BUT, I dont dare make one myself. LOL! ... youve done an absolutely BEAUTIFUL JOB here!! Way to go.

Emma said...

WOW such a gorgeous purse, looks it!!
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x