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Sunday, 1 April 2012

I made an Easter basket!

I've already made my Easter cards for Poppy and Oliver and bought some little solid chocolate Easter eggs but I thought a gift bag would be nice. Auntie Mhairi is going to visit them on Wednesday so I thought that would be the ideal way to get their presents to them without them being wasted in the post. She came out yesterday to get her hair cut so I don't even have to take them to her. Since I don't have to worry about posting I thought I'd make a basket for Poppy's eggs. I saw a lovely basket on Brenda's blog and she had very kindly done a tutorial on it. Thanks Brenda it was really easy to follow, even for me!

I used my new inches Scor-Pal to make it. I won this on Jacque's blog. Jacque had amazing candy recently to celebrate having 4,000 followers (yes four thousand) and I was one of 10 winners. Thanks Jacque I love my prize. Jacque often has candy and her work is absolutely stunning. She is on several design teams and loves her Magnolias, among others! It's always a treat to visit Jacque's blog and see what she's been making.

So here's Poppy's Easter basket.

I used part of a LOTV stamp to match her card and coloured it with Promarkers and added some Sakura glitter gel pen to the butterfly. Don't be fooled by the fact that it looks as if there are lots of eggs in there cos they're sitting on top of some tissue so the photo looks nice lol!

I've already shown her card but here it is again to show how they match.

I hope Poppy likes her card and basket! I love this image it's really cute. I was quite pleased with myself when I managed to ink and stamp part of the image successfully. I usually mess up when I try to do something like this.

I'm entering the following challenges with the basket :-
Lili's Little Fairies :- Anything Goes.
Allsorts :- Photo Inspiration - I used Spring colours and Easter eggs.
Creative Card Crew :- Spring.
Cute Card Thursday :- Happy Easter.

I've made a gift bag for Oliver too so I'll show it to you tomorrow. I've got a day off tomorrow as it's a local holiday. Next week we have to work at Easter but hey a day off is a day off whenever it is, I'm not proud! Tomorrow I'm going to craft but tonight I'm going to catch up with my favourite blogs and my DT commenting. And of course my ironing. Not yet cos Mhairi is taking up a lot of space with her laptop and a box of cd she's putting on her ipod!

Thanks for looking and I appreciate any comments you have time to leave.


  1. Kat, its a lovely basket and the matching card is gourgeous too, I'm sure Poppy will be thrilled with her Easter gift. Hope you have a lovely crafty day tomorrow.x

  2. Lovely Kat im sure the kids will be well chuffed with these, love the card as well. Aud x

  3. Love these sweet baskets, going to of been making a couple, better not forget before the weekend. Love the sweet image too. Carolxx

  4. Fabulous little baskets Kat! I am sure Poppy and Oliver will love them. Hope you are well. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

  5. oh Kat that is one,super basket really gorgeous papers,and one, beautiful card too,they will love these to bits,Hun,hugs Cherylx

  6. oh I bet Poppy loves her basket and card - how cute!
    looking forward to seeing Oliver's bag tomorrow
    see ya Saturday

  7. Beautiful basket and card Ka...I love making these they are so easy,I first saw it made by Sara from Crafter's Companion and had to remember how to do it as she was on T.V making it,so I'll go and check Brenda's tutorial out will be good to have it in front of me....
    Mandy x

  8. Your basket turned out perfectly Kat and very pretty matching card. Sure Poppy will love it.

    Thanks so much for joining in our inspirational theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  9. fabulous and creative!!! Hugs Juls

  10. Gorgeous matching card and Easter basket - love the image and soft colours.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. Beautiful card and egg basket!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  12. Great box love the colours you have used from the photo inspiration and its a very clever box....

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  13. Your easter basket is very cute. Both the card and basket are really looking great with each other. Thanks for sharing.

  14. What a wonderful and fabulous Easter card! Fabulous card design layout and great designer paper! Easter is coming so let me express my Easter wishes to you and to all crafters! Happy Easter!

    Hugs xxx Mich


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