30 March 2010

Easter Basket




Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend. Mine was great because I had a lovely day at the NEC meeting up with my blogging friends Kim, Jo, Tara, and Georgia and also met Tab, Heather, Louise, Cloe and Clare for the first time. It was lovely to briefly chat with Jacque, Bev and Dawny P (Garners to you girl :D) and the whole day was even more special as I was able to share the journey with my lovely friend Kim which meant the hours of driving whizzed by :D. Thanks to you all girls for making the day very special and I look forward to the next one :).

It was lovely to meet Barbro and John for the first time at the Magnolia stand, a lovely couple and they kindly treated me to a gorgeous new Tilda which I'll be showing soon. I also added a few more Magnolia lovlies to my collection and some pretty Magnolia flowers. I loved seeing the stand all set up and the beautiful cards made by my Magnolia DT friends on display, they're even more beautiful in real life.

My little Easter Basket (instructions courtesy of America [thank you America, I love it] at The Cuttlebug Challenges Blog) with the gorgeous bunny Tilda includes one of my NEC purchases :), the grass punch which I used on some Doodlebug green velvet card. The top of the basket and the handle are punched with another MS, the lattice edger punch. I decided Tilda would be a pink bunny and she's water coloured with distress inks, cut out and placed sitting on the grass, there's some stickles of course :) and some flowers punched from glitter card with pearl centres. I added some pretty ribbon and embossed the panel around the basket with the CB Swiss dots embossing folder.

I'm entering my basket into these challenges:

Cuttlebug Challenges - Easter
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Easter
Cupcake Challenges - Easter, spring and lots of chocolate

I don't suppose the mini eggs in the basket will last much longer than it takes me to publish this post :). TFL and thanks as always for your comments.

26 comments:

dolcreations said...

Chris this is so adorable. I love the grass punch idea on the bottom of the basket. Tilda is coloured to perfection! Beautiful basket!

The Wired Angel said...

OMGoodness Chris.. how beautiful is this! So creative. Should I send you my address so you can post it to me???

Kathy said...

Hello Chris!! Love this cute little basket!! The cuttlebug panel is fabulous and I love the flowers and grass!! So cute! Also this image is just adorable as well!!
Sounds like all you ladies had fun!!!
Have a great week!
:)Kathy

Sue from Oregon said...

What a fun creation! Who wouldn't love to get this on Easter!?!

Entity Of Light said...

This one is so cute! I love it! :)The bunny Tilda is very sweet!:)

Po prostu "Karteczki" said...

Sweet, beautiful basket!

Anne said...

How absolutely gorgeous Chris!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the NEC - I wish I could have been there too but I gave it a miss this year :o(

I LOVE this basket and you've just reminded me of something really important (I've got a Treasure Hunt to organise for this Sunday - EEK!!!) Have a great day! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW gorgeous basket Chris.
luv
Debby

Sharon said...

Hi Chris, I love this little basket and Tilda looks so cute sat there in her bunny outfit. It sounds like you had a great time at the NEC; just wish I could have got there - maybe next time. Hope you enjoyed the mini eggs!

Tracy said...

What a really pretty basket, love the colours and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fiona said...

What an absolutely beautiful basket Chris. Love that grass punch! Sounds like you had fun at the NEC.

Fiona x

PS the new look blog's great.

Georgia said...

Wow Chris! This is so gorgeous, and so expertly put together! I love the grass and the adorable Tilda, she looks so sweet, and the little flowers are so pretty! I had such a fab time at the NEC too and it was so lovely to meet you! :) Love, Georgia xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous little Easter basket Chris and such a lot of attention to detail as always...your little Tilda bunny is so sweet :) It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the NEC and met lots of lovely people too :) Donna x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your little basket is so so sweet ! I love Tilda - your colouring is fab - and the little bows ! So exquisite ! Smiles from Catherine

creacora said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!
xxx Cora

Shelly said...

Gorgeous little basket and I adore your Tilda bunny! Great colouring! Thanks for taking part in the challenge at Cupcake this week!
Shelly ;)

Marja Sch said...

What a wonderful basket. Hugs Marja

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah it's lovely. I am sooo bad at working with white, it ends up sort of thumb coloured at the joins! Love every detail of this. Save me an egg.

jdmommy said...

Chris, this Magnolia stamp image is just so sweet on this basket with the grass punch!! TFS!

Terrie B x said...

Love your beautiful bag Chris always a pleasure to see your beautiful creations..
Thanks for joing us at the Cuttlebug Challenges.
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

Your basket is absolutely beautiful. I love the new blog layout. Very pretty!

Julie said...

Chris - this is stunning!!! Totally fabulous - love the embossed panel and the punched edging and I'm not even going to mention your awesome colouring!! Sounds like you had such a great time at the NEC - would love to have gone! I'm definitely going in November so might get a chance to say hi again then but hopefully before!! Thanks for your lovely words on my blog recently! Take care, Juliexx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, fabulous absolutely stunning, love the way youve created your basket and your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

CraftyC said...

Your basket is beautiful Chris, love the new stamp. Glad to hear you had a great time at the nec, I'm gonna get there 1 year!
Clairexx

Jennifer said...

How cute. I haven't seen a pink bunny yet but I like it. Too cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy Easter challenge.

April Rose said...

Gorgeous Easter basket! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April