Tuesday, 28 April 2015

For a lady who lunches



Hello Peeps, this is part of the reason I have been so quiet the last few days, it been heads down for this evening's Tattered Lace and 3Diemensions (check out the brand new web site) Pick of the Day on Ideal Word/Create and Craft, plus a Pick of the Week coming on Friday. Tonight it's something rather different and immense fun, I even surprised myself how much I enjoyed playing - ooops, working, with these dies.

I had this idea in my head of us girls loving our handbags and in an ideal world having one for every occasion, so I went along the lines of one for each day of the week but I wasn't sure quite how to display them. I started with an idea of altering a mug tree but when I got to Dunelm found they only have six hangers, so hubby suggested we try charity shops and what a good idea that was as I found the perfect thing. It's actually a necklace hanger, but with a bit of ink, glue and stickles it looked fit for the job and only cost me £3.50.

I decided these belong to a 'lady who lunches', you know, the lifestyle we would all like to sample, I won't go into detail of what I did to each as it's really just a bit of fun and glitterly indulgence. Here is what my busy lady is up to this week:

Monday - Morning at the gym
Tuesday - Do the family shop
Wednesday - Meet the girls for lunch
Thursday - Parents evening
Friday - Romantic dinner with hubby
Saturday - Night on the Town
Sunday - Family day out

And this one has to be my favourite.


And here is another of my makes, this time I made two handbags, cut them down at the back to make them narower and used them on a card. There are several sentiments in the set along with embellishments to decorate the bags and I added Granddaughter as one of ours just loves this die set, in fact she was with me when I opened the package containing these and squealed with joy.

These bags with the tissue popping out of the top remind me of Julia Ruberts on her shopping trip to to designer boutiques in Pretty Woman.........I just love that movie.............and Richard Gere of course.

Hope you are all having a good week and get chance to watch one of the programmes today/tomorrow and don't forget the Pick of the Week Friday.

61 comments:

  1. WOW, das sieht ja super schön aus
    glg gertrude

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  2. These bags are just fabulous Brenda. I love the card for Granddaughter, really gorgeous. Richard Gere, oooooooh just love him! Michelle x

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  3. They are all absolutely delighful and i'm loving them all, the 3D idea is a super idea, Luv Sam x

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  4. Wow,this is awsome!!Wonderful work,Brenda!
    Have a great week!
    Smiles and hugs,Kari :)

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  5. Delightful and oh so glam Brenda gorgeous creation. Love these colours used and such a fab designs.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  6. Love the bags, the black one is my favourite to.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  7. Oh my gosh, love these little bags Brenda, so sweet! Beautiful card, the addition of the bags really add glamour! hugs :)

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  8. Gorgeous creatins
    very pretty

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  9. Awesome!! What a fantastic and fabulous idea Brenda - well done for taking the different route because it worked completely. All seven bags are wonderful and I have a favourite out of them but I think all of them are wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more Karen x

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  10. Oh this is so beautiful Brenda !! Fabulous bags, so pretty !
    xxx

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  11. Fabulous bags and lovely card too.
    Love Pretty woman movie too;-))m

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  12. I LOVE THEM!!!! Your display is amazing and your card is wonderful...I'm sure your granddaughter will love it. I would so love to be one of those ladies that lunches. How fun would that be!! Hugs, Robin

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  13. these are fabulous! and I love the way you altered that necklace holder! you are so very creative! :)

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  14. Oh Wow! these are just amazing Brenda, love the black one and that Grand daughter card is just fabulous, I have several gran daughters who would just love that card

    Joan

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  15. These little bags are lovely Brenda and to use them on a card is a great idea too! I also love what you have done with the necklace stand, its beautiful!
    Pearl x

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  16. Beautiful makes Brenda, we girlies do love our bags lol. Love your bargain display stand too x Susan x

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  17. You can never have too may WOW handbags - and these are WOW! Gorgeous makes my friend. x
    (am preparing mysef for another 90 minutes of death by FB.....LOL)

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  18. Hello Brenda
    These are lovely dies. They would make beautiful gift bags. I love the card too, suitable for so many of my friends who all aspire to be ladies who lunch but have to be ladies who work instead. Wouldn't it be lovely if we could all meet a Richard Gere character although I would draw the line at Julia Robert's initial profession!!
    Looking forward to the show tonight
    Take care
    Lesley

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  19. These are gorgeous Brenda. Great makes.
    Mags
    x

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  20. Oh wow! Love the bagts & card! Love Pretty Woman too!

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  21. They must be for me Brenda....oh no...I am the lady who "does" lunches, for men, animals etc!!! These are really wonderful and I can see how you had such fun playing!! xx

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  22. These are gorgeous Brenda.. And the tree on which u have displayed them is stunning

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  23. Fabulous makes Brenda, I love all the bags belonging to the lady who lunches. What a great idea.
    Jackie x

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  24. Wow, what a gorgous selection of handbags. They are all wonderfully embellished and look fabulous hanging on your charity shop find. Love the card too - super design and colours with the flower embellishment. Love that film too xx

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  25. How cute are these hand bags! The ones you made are elegant too, perfect for the lady what lunches...The card is beautiful too. xx

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  26. Pretty Woman (and Richard Gere : D) ....always fabulous!! Your altered necklace hanger is perfect to display the paper bags. Love all your adorable bags, but this one for a romantic dinner is a must have... :D I think that these new 3D dies are a great idea, so useful

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  27. What an amazing array of handbags - I love how you have displayed them

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  28. These are gorgeous! Wow, I love them! And your display piece was a great find!

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  29. Wow, how fantastic, these bags are wonderful Brenda, so perfect!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  30. Stunning bags, love them all and a great card made with them too, spoilt for choice here, can't decide.

    Kath x

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  31. Stunning work Brenda, love them all.

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  32. These are just gorgeous Brenda. The black sparkly bag with the red roses looks fabulous.
    Lorraine x

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  33. fabulousdie Brenda - the ladies that lunch bag set looks awesome and the card idea is fabulous too - such a lot of fun comes through here xx

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  34. Fabulous bag collection - love them all, and such a lovely card too.
    Avril xx

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  35. Oh my word you have surpassed yourself here, awesome x

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  36. These are fabulous Brenda, you have been busy creating these. I love them all and the card too.
    Lorraine

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  37. Wow, you have been busy, both with imagination, products & your busy fingers. Each of these bags is such a fun look, and I liked your analogy of the Pretty Woman movie. What a great thought! The necklace hanger was the absolute perfect way to showcase your wonderful & lovely bags. Your DH had a super idea & did it pay off. Loved the last picture with the Granddaughter's treat...It's just gorgeous and what fun the 2 of you can have, making some more of these luscious bags. Hope you are continuing to feel stronger each day too. TFS (think the black one with the brilliant red roses would be my fav as well, but it would be difficult to pick just one!)

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  38. gorgeous brenda, all are pretty and the card idea is marvelous

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  39. What a wonderful selection Brenda, and displayed so beautifully :o)
    Jackie xx

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  40. Your makes are pure inspiration for us all Brenda. I can see how much fun you had making these.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  41. Wow Brenda what a wonderful selection of bags and they are so pretty lovely card too

    Anne

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  42. Hi Brenda, I see youve been playing with the new TL Dies wow what a stunning set of little bags, I love your colours and your design. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  43. Wow gorgeous little purses Brenda! The card is beautiful as well. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  44. Oh my Brenda you have been busy and with such absolutely stunning makes, the bags are just gorgeous and your display looks fantastic. Super card too.

    Pat xx

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  45. what fabulous handbags!! they are all gorgeous.

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  46. Oh my goodness, Brenda, what fabulous bags! I want them all! Love the way you've displayed them too.

    Lynne x

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  47. Wow they are fantastic, Love the altered hanger too. Gorgeous, elegant makes Brenda.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  48. Great bags, Brenda, and it makes me want to do something like this for our annual cookie exchange at Christmas! Thank you so much for the inspiration! hugs, de

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  49. Hi Brenda,
    These bags are amazing... I love how you used them on the card...I will check out the links as I have been AWOL for so long....Hugs May x x x

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  50. These bags are gorgeous. I love how you made them smaller for the card.

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  51. Oh, Brenda! These bags are so pretty!
    Regina*

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  52. Oh wow Brenda, these are simply fabulous! And they work so perfectly on a card too. super stylish. x

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  53. OMG! OMG! These bags are so lovely and the way your showcased them are just fantastic, Brenda! Did you say Pretty Woman - I can't remember how many times have I watched it and still loving it!

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  54. WOW, WOW, WOW Brenda I am just blown away by your awesome creations, I, like many other ladies, love handbags these are absolutely beautiful, I love the stand it really is the perfect showcase for these amazing pieces, stupendous work, have a lovely weekend.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  55. WOW! These are stunning Brenda. I love the different detailing you have added to each bag and the card is gorgeous too.
    Sue xx

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  56. Oooh, such a delightful selection of handbags, Brenda.
    I'll go along with your favourite too. It looks like the one for a night on the town.

    Your Granddaughter card is gorgeous

    x

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  57. I am drooling over these bags. The black one with the fabric lace flowers is my fave too!

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  58. I love your little bags. So beautifully decorated and love the idea behind them. I'm not really a handbag person but these are so cute and would make lovely little gift bags or hidden tag pockets. Could watch Pretty Woman anytime. Hugz

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