Sunday, April 8, 2012

Basket and Eggs

This has been a lovely day.  We had a wonderful Easter dinner which my husband was nice enough to prepare.  Then my friend, April, picked me up and we visited another friend, Kim, whose mother just had surgery.  She came to visit Kim for Easter and ended up falling and breaking her hip.  They released her from the hospital yesterday so we stopped by to check how it was going and deliver a few little goodies to cheer them up.  I am glad to share that they are both doing fantastic for the situation.

I decided to complete one more fun little Easter project for my daughter.  This is a really cute basket I made from one piece of 12” x 12” cardstock.  Friday my friend, Cheryl, came to visit from North Carolina and shared how to make a lovely gift bag from two 12” x 12” pieces of double sided cardstock and a Scor-Pal.  I revamped the measurements to make it smaller.  I used I Need/Sweet Threads from Basic Grey for the basket.  The light pink lace just below the ribbon and on the basket handle is cut using the Dancing Doily Lace Border die from CheeryLynn Designs.  The swirly vines and leaves are cut from Basic Grey Sublime Vintage using Fanciful Flourish, also from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The flower is another one I made awhile back, using punches.

I am sure you noticed the unique eggs.  The one in front of the basket was a gift from another friend named Kim, when she was kind enough to invite me to be part of a great weekend at Scrapbook Creations.  She teaches classes there and teaches how to make these eggs, using alcohol inks. 
When Cheryl and I were playing with friends on Friday, we all decided to try these.  The eggs in the basket are mine, but their coloring didn’t come out quite as unique as Kim’s egg.  Guess I will have to take her class.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
 E. Marie
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 22 - Make a Basket
Basic Grey Challenge #65 – Easter
Crafty Creations Challenge #164 – Signs of Spring
CI Paints Challenge Inspired By: Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Favorite Tool (Scor-Pal)
Stamping Scrapping April Challenge – Mom/Girlie (Scor-Pal)
All Sorts Challenge Week #149 – Color Bingo (Green/Ribbon/Pink)
Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #65 – Easter                            
Everybody Art Challenge #187 – Easter
4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg Challenge #84 (4CCC-84) – Flowers
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #73 - Easter or/and Animals
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #115 - Sweet Treats


beadz said...

What a lovely basket! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge, and good luck!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is such a beauty! love the eggs and decorating
So glad you could share with us at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for playing with the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge of flowers this week.

Gorgeous project, LOVE those eggs!
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Nicola said...

Stunning basket and eggs, very creative! The basket is so pretty using those papers with amazing finishing touches, and the eggs are so unique!
Thanks for playing Bingo with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
I have candy if you are interested -
Hugs Nicola xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous Easter basket. Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

Catherine said...

Fab basket, so cute...

brenda said...

Totally stunning Marie, how lovely to receive something so special.

Thanks so much for joining in my bingo theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Sandra H said...

Marie, This is oh so beautiful:)x

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, great way of using the AI's! wow! And your basket is just darling, especially adorned with the dies, ribbons and punches. Thank you for sharing!

Lori said...

Beautiful basket!! Thank you for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Flowers" challenge!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Those eggs are breathtaking! And the baskets you made to go with them have such lovely detailing, especially those delicate die cuts.

Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paints!

Mynnette said...

FABULOUS creations! I think your eggs are perfect--bright colors are definitely a must at Easter! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

Brenda said...

What an adorable little basket and the eggs are pretty cool too!

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous Baskets my friend!!! Love the eastery colors!! Those EGGS are FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Hope you had a great Easter and thanks for joining in the fun at The Pixie Cottage!!

Anonymous said...

Really cute, Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Bea und Doreen said...

lovely basket and the eggs are simply stunning
Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

Mandy said...

Beautiful basket Marie, so sweet and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Heather P said...

Really nice gift bag, and those eggs are so cool! What a fun Easter project! Thanks for sharing with 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Heather P, Guest DT

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So cool Marie, I love those eggs!! I'm sure your daughter will love her basket. Thanks so much for sharing it with our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE:)

April said...

I really love your basket, Marie! great job!

Hugs, April

Barbara Bruder said...

Your basket is so cool and the eggs are so pretty. I think you did a great job.Hope your Easter was wonderful.

Jen Leeflang said...

What a pretty basket!
Thanks so much for entering our April 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw and see you again next week, okay?
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Lou said...

Hi!this is really lovely,such a great Easter gift and with the pretty details/eggs too.Hope all are feeling much better,thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge."Good Luck",hugs Lou and the BG design team.xx

Tammy Miller said...

Wow I just love your project. thanks so much for joining our challenge t Catch the Bug, hope to see you again soon!

febe said...

Great color combo in every basket of eggs. :)

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Sammibug said...

Beautiful basket and theThanks your for sharing your creativity with us in our “Stella Says Sketch” challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate your participation! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps eggs are awesome!

Bug Hugs, Meg said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks for joining the challenge at SSCC!