This week has been so busy with my mum being in hospital and work, but the good news is that she apparently has no infection.  But then again, she might....After being told she could lose her leg, she was informed the next day that there was no infection.  However, they are still, some 5 days later, giving her antibiotics on an IV drip and she will stay in hospital until at least Tuesday.  Well, whatever it is that is wrong, the redness and swelling on her leg has gone down somewhat, so if it is an infection, it looks like they have caught it in time.

Whilst I have been busy with work, I have managed to find time to make another gift bag, this time using a template from Boop Designs,  It actually made up into quite a large gift bag, which was lovely.  normally, most templates tend to give you a bag that is only 3 or 4 inches high, but this one is much bigger and wider, mainly because you have to use two sheets of A4 to print it. I can see it being much more useful than the smaller gift bags, as I often struggle to find anything other than mini bags of chocolates (Cadbury's, of course ;) ), small soaps and the like to fill  them! Mind you, that probably says more about my lack of imagination and forethought when giving gifts than anything else....

Anyhow, this is what I ended up with:

The farmer is actually the back view, and the gift tag and flowers are the front view.  The flowers were printed on card and the petals partly cut out so I could curl them slightly.  I ended up using two layers for each flower, mainly because I forgot to put card into the printer and ended up printing one set of flowers on paper instead!  the paper flower is at the bottom and the cardboard one on top.

Do you ever make gift bags and if so, do you use a template or just "do it yourself"?  I'm always on the lookout for new gift ideas so would love to hear any ideas you might have.  

We've just been given some new kits to work with at The Studio, so I'm off now to see what I can play with - if only I didn't have to work as well, I would have so much fun!!!!

Happy scrapping :)