Sunday, November 22, 2009

HM#57 - Double Pocket Bag Challenge

Happy House Mouse Monday to all you House Mouse Lovers.... :)

We have some sad news - This weeks will be Jannekes last challenge. She has been with us since the start of the blog and has always created wonderful cards/projects for us to admire over the year. We wish Janneke all the best in the future and hope that she will visit us and play along when she gets a chance.

Today, Janneke has issued our challenge - to make a DOUBLE POCKET BAG. Check out this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I made two bookmarks and a gift card wallet to go inside the bag. Here is the tutorial for the wallet. I lamented the bookmarks, punched holes with crop-o-dile and tied on the two colours of raffia.

My cute House Mouse image is called "Mice Star" starring Muzzy. I water coloured the image and matted it with burgundy and Kraft. Sewed edges. I cut out the bag, but before I glued it together I sewed on the DP and buttons. Assembled card. I braided two colours of raffia and attached to the bag.


Stamps - Stampabilites - House Mouse - Mice Star

Ink - stazon jet black, soft sky, creamy caramel, blush blossom, pretty in pink, old olive, certainly celery, chocolate chip

Paper - Tim Coffey - Fall Script, DJ Inkers - Paperdoodle Pad, DCWV, water colour, Kraft

Accessories - raffia, crop-o-dile, buttons, sewing machine, aqua painter, brads, laminator

Please make sure to come on over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog and check out what the very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy stamping and creating.

Hugs... Pat


  1. This is stunning Pat! I am so envious of your ability to stitch. It was perfect for this bag. And those colors and buttons! Just gorgeous! Best, Curt

  2. What a fun gift bag, Patricia!! Love the fabulous colors and papers!! That tree-topping mouse is the cutest ever!!

  3. Aww this is very cute Pat :-) this image is very cute and the paper you used is fab ! :-) the raffia handles and tags are lovely too ;-)

    Lols x x x

  4. WOWzers! Awesome bag Pat! I love all the gorgeous details you've added - I've just been studying it forever now. I especially love the raffia, it really pulls the whole crations together and it give the perfect finishing touch! Just beautiful! hugz, Mary

    p.s. love your new picture header on your blog! Wow, you are quite the active lady ... very cool! :)

  5. What a cute image! Love the way you framed it! Wonderful, Patricia!

  6. Fabulous creation Pat - I love the papers and that raffia is fantastic. Gorgeous image and such amazing attention to every little detail.
    hugs Heather xx