Monday, 2 April 2012

Spring Basket 1



Morning fellow bloggers - a Monday post from me - whatever next!! :) lol.

Today sees the launch of our new look Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog, where we have a new theme for the next week of  'Make a Basket'.  I got soooooo carried away with my new dies and this theme, I actually made 3!  So this is not my DT project, that will be posted on Wednesday, this was my little practice basket which I made for my hubby.


The basket was from a downloaded template on my digi-cutter, and the card is woven through slots.  It was easy peasy to do, and didnt take long at all :)  I was well chuffed with the results.  I inked all the edges before construction, and then really enjoyed decorating it.  The papers are scraps of MME from a previous project and the stamp is an LOTV sentiment.

The Dies I used on this project are:

B149 - Cuties 1.  This is actually a flower-rolling die and looks totally fabulous as a bloom.  I used it as a neat little border for this though, so quite versatile.

DL128 - Two of Hearts.  I used the smaller of the heart dies, and they are so intricate with little pierced holes too, but they cut like a dream :)

I will be entering this project in the below competitions:

Creative Craft Challenges - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday - Easter &/or Animals
Anything Goes Challenge - Get ready for Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Happy Easter
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Fancy Folds
Allsorts Challenge - Photo Inspiration - I picked pastel Easter Eggs

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you will pop back on Wednesday to see my first DT project for Cheery Lynn Designs and if you have time, I hope you check out the rest of the DT's inspirational creations.

Edited to Add:  The choccy eggs didnt survive the weekend, my hubby loves his choklit!........ tut  LOL :)

57 comments:

HelenR said...

WOW, what a gorgeous project Alison... perhaps your hubby thinks you will refill the basket with chocolate eggs! Helen :) x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Alison I love this! Just love it! I forgot to ask you too how did the Craft Fair go? Well! I hope! Judy x

Sara H said...

Oh wow! That´s one beautiful basket!!!! Love the shape of it =) and Oh my those choklits looks good =D Yum!

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous I love the little hearts how sweet, hugs pops x

Fiona said...

wow Alison...I'm sure you hubby was well impressed!!

Can't wait to see the next one.

Fi
x

Olga said...

another breathtaking project! I absolutley love it!

Tracey T said...

This is fabulous, Alison and a really lovely idea for Easter. Love the alternative use of the flower die cut - it makes a lovely border. xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and those colourful eggs with the speckles look like real birdie eggs.
Hugs
Desire

Carly said...

Sensational! Its so pretty and feminine and those little eggs look so perfect in there! WOW!

Thankyou for sharing this delightful basket with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxox Carly

Lisa M said...

Oh my word...this is FANTASTIC! What a beautiful basket and that tag is perfect! :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

applejack cards by sue said...

Aaaahhhh...this is lovely! Everything just goes so well together, such a pretty easter keepsake.

Marion said...

Wow! Fabulous basket Alison, Love the dies you used and my fave choccy eggs in the basket. Love it.
hugs
Marion

KraftyKoolKat said...

Delightful sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

your basket is beautiful alison what is inside is yummmmieeeeee.
I'm now a follower from the cheery lynn challenge.


greetings karin

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love this basket

Sheila said...

Wow stunning. Hope he shares those fab eggs with you. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, Sheila:)X

Joanne said...

WOW! What a FAB project! Your hubby is going to love it! I really like the hearts, so cute and the eyelets on the handle are a very nice touch! So happy to have you join us at CC&CC. Aloha, Joanne.

Paula (PEP) said...

Super the way you've demonstrated the versatility of that rolled flower die. It's a lovely real looking basket with the woven edging that looks shaded to me. Love the attention to detail with the cheesecloth for the eggs to nestle in.
Paula (PEP)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Adorable basket, Alison. I love how you have turned Cutie 1 into a border, just perfect!

Annette said...

This is just amazing, I love the soft colours almost as much as I love what's inside the basket !!!! LOL.

It is so great, I love how you made the basket and the lovely die cut borders.

Fab
Annette
xx

downrightcrafty said...

oh my favourite little eggs presented so beautifully, you really did not have to put them in such a gorgeous basket you could just have sent them to me in a bag honestly :)

Hugs Kate xx

ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Katina said...

Ooh Alison, what a fabulous basket!! Lovely!
xx

Céline said...

gorgeous easter basket ! fab design and colors
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Anna said...

Hi Alison, this is a realy cute basket! Love all the decorations :)
Have a lovely week
Hugs

Lorraine said...

Yow, this is so beautiful, Alison! Love the basket, the colors and those gorgeous die cuts you used! Can't wait to see the other creations!

Debs said...

Stunning basket Alison.
Love the soft pastel colours.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic Easter project, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this week.
Yvonne

Donna Mosley said...

This is amazing Alison, I love the basket and very pretty details. It's gorgeous and choklit too. Perfect!

Donna x

Wedgie said...

Gorgeous basket Alison, so very pretty. Wedgie xxx

coops said...

wow this is beautiful alison, i love the delicate design and really yummy eggs ;D

xx coops xx

Ildiko said...

WOW this is really cool, thanks playing along with TioT this week
hugs
Ildiko

NancyD said...

Beautiful gift basket! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

Wishcraft said...

Fabby creation Alison, so gorgeous! Lisa x

Mina said...

wow wow wow Alison this is a stunning piece of work and such a great idea for an Easter gidt...I love it
Mina xxx

Mary J said...

How clever Alison! I love your little basket! Please send to me at... :)

Theresa said...

Hummmm!! I'm in love...I think you already know that. Your work is just brilliant. Gorgeous project friend.

Sue said...

Ooh this looks so good Alison!! what a fab design. I love the soft pastels, the borders and those eyelets in the handle. So many wonderful details - it's a scrummy basket!! ;-))
LOL - I was wondering how long the eggs would last - they look very tempting!!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Karen said...

WOWZERS What a Beautiful Easter Basket:-) Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Paper Play this week:-)
Cuddles
Karen
xxx

brenda said...

What a pretty Easter basket Alison and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Sarah said...

WOW, well if this is one that didn't make it into your DT post I can't wait to see what did!!

It's so pretty! Love the hearts and the border and I have to admit to having a very sweet tooth too! Chocklit doesn't survive very long in our house either!!!

Sarah

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Such a brilliant little basket, I love the ribbon trim and those die cut hearts are stunning
Lindsay xx

Deb said...

Beautiful basket, love the weaving and gorgeous pastel shades!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE these little baskets. Chuck us an egg over - they taste so delicious!

Ooh, will have to keep an eye out for that blog . . . mind you, I only have one CL die! But it's REALLY pretty xxx

Gaynor said...

Beautiful basket, love the colours, thanks for joining our Easter challenge at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Dora said...

Wow Alison, this is absolutely stunning, love the dies cuts and the weaving on the basket xxx

Teresa said...

Ooh Alison this is brilliant, the perfect Easter basket, love it. Teresa xx

Craftyanny said...

Love, love, love it Alison. Those eggs wouldn't have lasted too long with my hubby either.
Thanks for playing along with us on Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so sweet Alison! A fabulous design, love all the dies you've used! The eggs wouldn't have lasted long with me either :D
Kelly.x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Your basket is perfect love the colours you have used from the photo inspiration ....

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Berit Synnøve said...

Adorable basket ! Great colors.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away.

Hugs Berit DT

paperfun said...

Such a lovely basket. I never thought about decorating a wicker basket. Yours turned out so lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Lorraine said...

Ooooh, that's yummy Alison. Especially those eggs, lol.

btw..when you left us, you didn't take my silver and gold Promarkers with you did you? eh? They've gorn..lol.

Pauline said...

Another gorgeous basket, a stunning design!

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft this week
Love Jan
xx

LaJanette said...

Wow what a super sweet basket...and I am not talking about the chocolates. This is just so soft and pretty! Those eyelets are a great idea!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time around; hope to see you back often:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, just doing a catch-up (nothing new there!) Love all your Easter baskets and although late, would like to thank you for joining TioT for our Easter theme.
Avril xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Alison,
This is so sweet. What a gorgeous creation. I'm sure hubby loved it! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs,
Andie xx

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