Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter is nearly here......

..........and at Crafting with Dragonflies we are getting ready for Easter  - or for some of you, Spring. However, in Tasmanian,  despite the fact that it was 31 degrees yesterday and the hottest April day on record to date, we are tumbling fast into autumn!

Challenge # 23 : Easter : Card or anything

             Digital Stamps
                  3 Images of winner's choice


Bugaboo prize - 7 images of winner's choice 

As we have two sponsors and they both supplied some fabulous images for us to use, so I made two items - a basket especially to hold chocolate, and a card. Each uses an image from each sponsor.

My card uses Stella - I must say I do love Stella and her friends; they are so amusing. I could really relate to this one as my memory of where I place something - even just a moment ago - is so patchy! I know I  had it just a minute ago - where is it??? And so time is lost searching  - when it is located finally, it is in plain sight and right under my nose!! Duh!

Some die-cut frames (Spellbinders), some Copics and some freebie papers from a magazine - I know I have 12 x 12 Easter papers somewhere but I cannot find them.............

The two words are rub-ons that have been floating around on my work desk for 12 months waiting for next Easter!! Guess that has arrived. 

The card is SU Daffodil Delight with SU Real Red behind the frames.

My  basket is a copy of one I saw in a local magazine last month (Australian Papercraft Essentials) and decided I would have a go at making it. There were some instructions and a sketch of the pattern so I defied my lack of spacial awareness and created it!

This is Squigglefly's image - cute eh! They had two - reverse images, so I printed them both off and coloured them up (Copics) together and added one to each side of the basket. 

The card used is SU Crushed Curry. The base of the basket is 6 x 6 cm, and the sides are all 7.5 cm tall. I started with a square 21 x 21 cm, and ruled lines at the 7.5cm in from each side of the card on all faces. This gave me a 6cm base. I marked 2 cm either side of the 7.5 cm point ad then ruled from this to the base - this flared out the sides of the basket. I added some flaps onto the 'top' and 'bottom' sides (as I was looking at the square) and then trimmed out the excess card. I then used SU Red Tape (Sticky Strip) to bring the sides together, with the flaps inside. I cut panels for the 4 sides, and embossed them using an SU embossing folder and then added a punched border (Martha Stewart). I embossed the strip I used for the handle too. This was stuck to the outside of the basket before the panel was added!

Some ribbon, some flowers, some die cut foliage, and a chicken finished off the basket and 200 grams of Lintd chocolate balls were added to the basket!

Already sold, with an order to make three more!

Cute eh!!

I will enter these in the following challenges:
City Crafter: Easter - the basket
Cuttlebug Mania: Make us Smile - the card: Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Classy Cards: a fun image - the card
Aud Sentiments: Easter - the basket


Anonymous said...

Your card is so funny and I love the Easter basket! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

~ginny said...

Funny Bunny Lin! LOL! Unfortunately all too true for me. And the Easter basket is delightful! Good job kiddo! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
DT for Aud Sentiments: [#103 "Easter or Spring Sentiment"]
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Jannie said...

Love this stamp too! She is hilerious!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Jannie said...

This is so funny, the stamp is hilerious!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

happyglitzygirl said...

What a great post, great creations,beautifully done, blessings Hilde

Ros Crawford said...

An adorable basket!! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

Donna Ellis said...

Great easter projects, Susan! I especially like your customization of the basket with the dry embossing and delicate heart punch! Beautiful! I'm sharing your link with some friends. VERY SWEET! hugs, de

MC said...

I don't think I EVER forget where I stash chocolate haha! I love this, it made me giggle, and the basket looks wow!

Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments! Love Marie-Clare x

Diane said...

Funny, cute card...reminds me of't remember anything!! Thank you for joining us this week at CCNS for our silly/fun challenge!!
Diane DT

Anonymous said...

Stella is so funny!
Isn't it annoying when you forget where things are.
The basket is fabulous - filled with yummy chocolate. The embossing is a great touch. Thanks for sharing.

Kimbo said...

A great fun card and the basket is so sweet

Thanks for playing along with our Smile challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Merry said...

That Stella image is such fun and great sentiment with it too. What a lovely basket you have created.

joy said...

That's a great card! I love the sentiment. This could be me every day - hahaha, not just at Easter. Thanks for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge.

Ina G said...

Susan - your basket of yummy chocolates is fantastic. May have to pop down and share. Beautifully put together.
Love your Stella card. She is always a bundle of laughs.

Unknown said...

A really gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Kerry said...

Make me laugh. The basket looks so scrummy but I must resist. Thanks for joining in with our Make us Smile challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x