Wednesday 10 February 2010

Easter Basket and Matching Card

Good evening everyone

Today we woke up to thick ice, drove to work in snow, watched heavy fluffy "big" white snow falling, watched it get rained away and then dried up when the sun came out - all in one day.

The National Grid men have started to fill holes in, down the street, the previously lush green corner is now what I would class as a chocolate looking slop.  The once nicely even pavement is now patched with horrid black chunky tarmac, and whatever they used to clear the paths and the road has taken the top layer of both up, it all looks so scruffy.....

The neighbour loved his card - he said it was his only hand made one :)

Matt read my last post, and that evening went to the shop, he made a comment about did I need any chocolate and I said no.............. (I was concentrating on my basket) I knew he would get me he drove off I thought have I got time to run downstairs open up my blog and enter a new post...................probably not!! and then I thought he might not:((..................but he did:))....................whoop whoop chocolate evening watching Dancing on Ice, it was great.

So Polly the little sugar coated eggs were and are still safe.  They are so safe, as they are inside their little basket which I have made for one of my Easter gifts this year.  I made a card to match and the inspiration to do all of this came from a group of challenge sites.  

Just Magnolia - those baskets and the tutorial I think pulled us all in - what a great idea, I think I thought I would struggle but eventually got there and really enjoyed decorating it (my favorite bit, so probably went over the top) - there have been some absolutely gorgeous creations in a variety of colour combo's.  Go take a peek.

The Cupcake Craft Challenge 77 - Red & White all over - Everything at the moment seems to lean towards valentine, as I only have one love, I only actually needed to make one card, however have so far done three (what choice, now which one shall I write for hubby?) So, I had already chosen the magnolia image and think she just looks like she has to be red and white, so the basket and the card followed the same theme.

Saturday Sketchers Week 89 - This weeks sketch is by the very talented Ria, and what a beauty it is.  You really want to have a go at this soft looking sketch. I rotated mine and mimicked the basket.

Here is the sketch followed 


Several images of the basket, embellishments and card to follow....

I used:- 
White card stock from stash, K & Co base papers, red card from stash, stamped little butterflies using tattered rose (Tim Holtz) are from a set of inkadinkdoo.  Large flower from Hobby Craft, smaller ones from local department store.  Used stickles, gems and little and large charms from Hobby House.



I hope you can see all the detail, the lack of light did not help here.

Anyway an update on my cataloging of my MSE stamps, I might run out of Whiff of Joy foam tonight and one box is already full, would hate to have to order more as would need to make the order worth my while..... :))

Well I have eaten the lovely curry that my son made me, and the bath is shouting "hurry up" so hope your all well oh and Sam, I know, I am two Xmas cards behind but I am going to catch up promise......

Thank you all for visiting and leaving some lovely comments recently, they always make my day

Hugs Kate xx


Lisa Jane said...

Both your creations are womderful/ Such lovely colours.
Lisa ;)

ARTfulWings said...

Wow Kate - fabulous!! Polly xx

Donna said...

A perfect make for this weeks challenge, the little basket is so pretty...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Catherine said...

Wow ! I adore your creations ! They are gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at CupcakeCraft ! Smiles from Catherine

Victoria said...

fab take on our theme this week.

So pleased to see you at Cupcake this week

Bev said...

A fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week. hugs Bev x

sam21ski said...

WOW Kate, they are fab - well done re the chocolate too!!!!

Lena Katrine said...

Oh WOW! What fabolous creations! Georgeous basket - love it!
Thanks for finding my tutorial useful :)
Hugs, Lena

Liza said...

Fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kate, oh my goodness what a stunning set. The basket is amazing - such a work of art and the card is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake craft challlenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

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