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:

Gertrude said...

WOW, das sieht ja super schön aus
glg gertrude

Michelle J M said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Kari said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Chantal said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous creatins
very pretty

Karen Petitt said...

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

Lau W said...

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

Mervi said...

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

fąfę said...

Wow beautiful.

Robin said...

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

Jennifer Scull said...

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

Joan said...

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

Kitten Kraftz said...

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

susiestacey said...

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

Viv's Visuals said...

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)

Stamping Bubbles said...

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

mags said...

These are gorgeous Brenda. Great makes.
Mags
x

Gail said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Berina RGA said...

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

jackiescrafts said...

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

KandA said...

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

Craftyfield said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Glennis said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Jacee said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Kath x

ALI said...

Stunning work Brenda, love them all.

Lorraine said...

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

rachel said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh my word you have surpassed yourself here, awesome x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

MaryH said...

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!)

Shylaa Shree said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Shirley Chillman said...

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.

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Nannieflash said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Pat said...

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

Helen said...

what fabulous handbags!! they are all gorgeous.

Lynne K said...

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

Lynne x

Tracy said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

vilinke said...

Čudovita ;)

May said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

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

Regina said...

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

Sammy said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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!

coldwaters2 said...

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

Sue said...

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

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Fabulous gift bags!

iReneM said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

ionabunny said...

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