Wednesday, June 27, 2012

M for Make a Gift

Good morning! It was wonderful to see so many of you enjoyed our lyrics challenge.
It was a treat for us to visit your blogs and see you wonderful cards.
Today marks the start of anew ABC Christmas challenge and this time our theme is

 M for Make a Gift

We are sponsored this week by our very own Lacey and her awesome store  Stamp and Create
Our Lucky winner will receive
a Fabulous Gift voucher.

Lacey is on vacation this week, but while she is away, there is a sale over at her store (through Friday).
At least 10% off everything at Stamp and Create.
Please note that orders will not ship out until Saturday, June 30th.

Now to show you what I have created.
As the weather was so nice this past weekend I wanted to create something that I could make while it sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine. I had seen some interesting yarn at Michael's  called Sashay by Red Heart and decided to pick some up.

This fun scarf took me about two hours to make while sitting in my backyard on Sunday. It will make the perfect gift for a friend and I have already picked up the yarn to make a few more in different colours.

As all gifts need to be properly presented, I have also created this gift bag in which to give it. The papers are from making memories. The reindeer is a Tim Holtz die that has been inked with glimmer mist and then stamped in vintage script.

To finish it off I have added a little punched floral garland around its neck and a simple black gem for the eye. Be sure to check out the ABC Challenge blog for the rest of the beautiful DT inspiration. I hope that you will join us for this challenge. I love the idea of making some more of my gifts and I am looking for your ideas to inspire me as well.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
City Crafter - Make a Gift
Love to Create - Anything Goes
One Stop Crafts - Christmas in June


Anonymous said...

Brilliant LOVE knitting and these are so fun to do! you could enter your scarf at Incy Wincy this week the challenge is Anything goes! hugs Samantha :0)

Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous scarf Carissa !! such lovely colours and the pattern is FAB !! 2 hours !! my goodness you must be like Speedy Gonzales with those needles ,, they must be smoking ,,, lol :-) Love the gift bag too ,,, perfect :-)

Lols x x x

Wendy L said...

Great idea and I love the bag too. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge. Wendy DT. xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful idea, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Chris said...

what a beautiful scarf and a great gift

Helen said...

Gorgeous scarf Carissa - love the fun, bright colours!
Helen x

Zw@@n said...

Great scarf Carissa. And the giftbag is so pretty. Love it.
Love, Wilma

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful gift hun, I love the lush colours and a perfect gift bag to give it in too :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scarf!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

The scarf is pretty, but...I love that gift bag!!!

Unknown said...

That gift bag looks wonderful.. And such a pretty scarf. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Dorte said...

Such a beautiful scarf, Carissa, can't belive you made it in two hours. The colours you have used are gorgeous, and the little bag fab.
hugs Dorte

Nancy said...

Love, love, love the colors of your yarn in this gorgeous scarf. Your friend will indeed by happy with it.
Nice job.

Ros said...

How lovely! your scarf and gift bag are adorable ... thanks for playing at CCCB

Laura Bradley said...

Hi Carissa!
Please could you email me at
Laura (Songbird Challenges) x

Sandy Ang said...

your gift bag looks amazing. bet it'll be cherished as much as the gift inside