Tuesday, 23 April 2013


A quick post to show you my first attempt at making some Handbag Cards... I've been meaning to have a go at these handbags for a long time... ever since I saw the beautiful one that Jules made last year... here. Then Katina made a gorgeous one a few weeks ago.. here. The free template is available from Crafts by Carolyn.

I think they are definitely one of those 'makes' that you get better at with practice... this was my 3rd attempt!! As you can probably see...  it's still a bit rough around the edges on the handle !! :-( 
The paper is from Shery K Designs and is Brown and Lime. I have changed the contrast to make the brown into black... They are gorgeous papers and are on sale at the moment.... they remind me of those Chocolate Lime sweeties!! Mmm.... LOL

The one below is a brown one that I made... embossed all over to look like leather... 

My mum and daughter really loved them... and there are so many variations you could make... I could go on forever just making these.... LOL ... well maybe not... or I would be dreaming about them!!  :-)

Well the sun has been shining here all day but I just can't get warm!!! I keep turning my fire up and I'm still cold... so I am going to get another cup of my lovely Ceylon Tea now....
I hope you are all well and  having a good day! 
Love and hugs


Kelly Lloyd said...

These are gorgeous sue.
Enjoy your tea lol
Hugs kelly

Lisa Jane said...

well i have the first one on my mantel piece and i love it - the colours are fab
Lisa x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous bag cards Sue,love the papers you have used.xxx

Ira Huberts said...

Totally striking Sue! Who has a need for Vuiton when she can have a real Sue! These are so pretty, love your choice of papers and fabulously embossed details. Well done you! Big hugs, Ira xox

Janice said...

Love these Sue, especially the leather effect one. Think I'll have to check out the links you've given and give this a go. Today has been a quiet day here, was out in the garden having a tidy after all the wind, was going to cut the grass, but Mr Lawn mower wouldn't play ball! Then I had to get my car from garage as it needed new brake pads etc. so lots of spends and nothing to show for it! Jx

Debs said...

They are fabulous Sue - especially love the colours of the first one and stunning embossing of the second one.
Have a fab evening
Debs xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Sue, I love the colours and fabulous papers, such a neat design..gorgeous.


Claire said...

I love these Sue, both designs are just gorgeous - fab bags! Hugs, Claire x

Jo said...

Sue, these are fab! Love the first one......and love chocolate limes too lol! Hope you're enjoying the week!
Hugs Jo x

Hazel (Didos) said...

They are stunning, what a great creations, Well what did you think of Broadchurch!! how amazing was the ending,
Love Hazelxo

Carole said...

Gorgeous creations Sue.
Carole xXx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

These are brilliant Sue! Love the flowered one although I hate chocolate and lime sweets almost as bad as blackcurrant and liquorice - yuck! Love the leather effect on the second, it looks so real! Did you enjoy Broadchurch? Did you guess right, I did much to my husband's surprise! Hugs Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! These are wonderful. Such a fabulous handbag design and I love the way you have decorated them. The embossing on the second card looks amazing. Thank you for the link to the template, these look like fun to make.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

These are just GORGEOUS Sue!! Love the papers you've used. The brown one really does look like leather!

Thank you for the mention!

Mary J said...

That is so clever, Sue! I totally love the colours and embossing!

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is GOrgeous. LOve the Greens and Blacks and the pretty die down the front. I'm a bit 'rough' round the edges too lol..but, I'm okay...
I LOve this leather look too
Sue...Really, really pretty...Me thinks I'll have a go soon.
I Lost! but, only just x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is GOrgeous. LOve the Greens and Blacks and the pretty die down the front. I'm a bit 'rough' round the edges too lol..but, I'm okay...
I LOve this leather look too
Sue...Really, really pretty...Me thinks I'll have a go soon.
I Lost! but, only just x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Sue, I like the leather look any girl would like one of these.
Kevin xx

EELS said...

Sue thankyou for sharing the template - crafters are such lovely people - I'm going to make one of these for a neighbour's b/day next month and one for a swap partner.
BTW have you ever thought about joining a swap group?
Cheers and happy crafting,

May said...

These are Fabulous sue, The leather look is fantastic..& the colours of the first are Beautiful! Thank you so much for the link... Hugs May x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

They are both gorgeous hun, love the reptile skin one. I've had that folder for ages but never used it oops!
Hugs Shell xx

Betka said...

Wow Sue!!! These are brilliant creations!:)

Hugs (:Betka:)

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Sue, I love the black and lime one but have to say the leather look one is my favourite.
I hope you manage to get warm - my boys are wandering around in shorts, it makes me feel cold just to look at them!
Take care.

coops said...

these are so gorgeous sue.fab classy designs and i love your colours and embossing :D

xx coops xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

I love them Sue and they are both really awesome.


Pia S said...

WOW - these handbag cards are just great! If the leather one had been a real bag I would have bought it straight away! I love bags, don't know how many I've got - but too many according to my hubby:)

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous handbags Sue, love the leather effect.

Warm hugs

Tammy said...

Your handbags are gorgeous Sue!! I love the beautiful papers and embossing... the faux leather looks fab! Thanks for the template link!
Big Hugs, Tammy

Evie said...

Wow! Love your creations.


DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny I'm back in blogland, it's ages since I've been around my friends to comment, thank goodness you are all still there!!
I love all your cards that I've missed Sue, these handbags are super ( treated myself to a new handbag in the duty free at stansted) and the green and lime paper is just gorgeous!
Hope you have been well and that the promise of warmer weather is cheering you up! It reached 42 degrees on my holiday - a litle too warm even for me!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! these are gorgeous Sue. :o)

Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Sue

These cards are very addictive .. .. I dread to think how many I have made!!! It is surprising how different they can look.

Love your colour choices for the first one and the embossing for the second is brilliant. I never even thought of that!!!

Thank you for the inspiration and for the mention. You are very kind.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Nicole Hascoet said...

Wonderful bags Sue!
I am not really into cards now as you've seen. May be a vintage one for the swap this week.
Hugs xx