Sunday, 7 February 2010

Basket Case!

No not me, my next creation!!!!! I felt like a more involved crafty challenge so when I saw the challenge at Just Magnolia - Easter basket or container, I thought I would give it a go. The tutorial is here and is excellent, really easy to follow.
Of course you have to use Magnolia stamps and I have used two I received in a RAK from Rhonda at Bumblebee Creations - please check out her lovely work.

I coloured the images with watercolour pencils and added glitter to their wings, I think you can see it better in this picture.

I also added a charm to the tag and tied it to the basket with a ribbon. I used some lace on the handle and around the top of the basket.

This sentiment was a freebie from Papermania and the paper I used is from Summer Driggs - Memories Kit. I really enjoyed making this even though it took me about 4 hours in all!!!! I would love to know what you think.

I am also entering this in the following challenges

Lily Boo Too February challenge of 1 Tag and 1 Ribbon,

Paper MakeUp - Pink and bling,

Flutterby Wednesdays - Butterfly, Angel or fairy (well the Tilda images do have wings so I assume they must be one of these?!!!),

Creative Belli Challenge - Ribbon,

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Charms,

La La Land Crafts - Hearts,

My Time to Craft - Fairy Folk (both Tilda's have wings),

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Buttons or bows,

MyGrafico - Metal,

The Pink Elephant - Mainly pink,

Floral Fantasies - Moving (the charm and tag swing),

Raise The Bar - Hearts, and

Tellen's Place - Tic Tac, Toe (I have used Charm, Flower and Lace).

Look forward to your thoughts.



Unknown said...

Wow Ali,
way to go girl. This is fabulous. Great images and lovely papers too. Well done you.
Dawn xx

Loopylou. said...

oh thats really cute, i love your little easer basket. Thank you for playing along over on LB2 xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Ali,
I love your basket, it was worth every minute of those 4 hours. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for joining in with the Sir Stampalot challenge and best of luck in the prize draw.
Hugs, Clare x

Nancy said...

This is amazing, Ali!! I've hemmed and hawed about whether to do this challenge!! You make it look so easy!

brenda said...

Hi ALi

This really has the wow factor, so pretty and so much work, but a brilliant finished project.

Thank you for sharing it with us at our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Mandy said...

Ali this is gorgeous hunny, so pretty
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

Very very elegant.
Thank you for playing along with us at Tellens place

Teri said...

WOW - gorgeous basket - I have done one of those for a DT next week - great project isn't it??
Teri xx

Lisa Jane said...

Great basket - your images are lovely too
Lisa ;)

Christi Flores said...

This is really stunning! Wow!! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!

Pat said...

Gorgeous project and sweet images. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Jodi C. said...

WOW Ali!!!!

I saw that challenge and have been thinking about trying it because I just got my 1st Magnolia stamp (YEAH, FINALLY!!!) I have never made anything like this so it would be a BIG challenge.

I LOVE yours!!! It is amazing!!! It is beautiful!!! THANKS for the inspiration!!!


Michelle B said...


Your card is adorable... I love the papers and that image is so cute. Thank you for joining us this week at Tellen's Place.

Michelle B.

LindaC said...

That is a cute project! Love the pastel color. Thanks for participating in the Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge. LindaC

Sally H said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks for joining in with the hop and good luck in the draws!

made by fifi said...

great basket - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Unknown said...

This is just too cute Ali! Thanks for joining us at MSL! Hugs, Stephanie

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, good job. Quite fancy having a go at one of these myself.

Liz x

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! beautiful papers and details, I love the lace on the handle, thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia challenge, hugs, Jane xx

Joynana said...

I love the basket. That is something I am going to have to try. You did a great job. Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place.

Spyder said...

Wow you're sooo busy!! I find the challenges and then I forget where they are!! This is a fabulous basket!! Sorry about the sneak peek! I thought it won't matter that is looks orange! That'll throw them off a bit!! we have those terrible energy saving lights..Candles work better!!

Tracy said...

Lovely project, thanks for joining the hop and challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! so pretty and I love how you have inked all the edges! great little charm! thanks for joining us on the Stampalot challenge!

Darlene said...

This is so awesome Ali!!! WOWZA ... sure looks like a lot of work! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we do hope you'll come back next week!!

Do What You Love said...

Oh Ali, you and I had the same thought this weekend. I made a basket from the same tutorial but I can't show it yet - it has to do with another challenge! How cool is that! I love your basket - the papers are so cute! Plus your image is beautiful; love the charm - just the cutest! Love your take on our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place. ;p

Elena said...

What a cute basket!
Thank you so much for playing with us this week at La-La Land Crafts!

Danni said...

So very pretty! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very cute!!! I haven't even started thinking about Easter, but seeing your cute basket makes me want to start. thanks for joining us at magnolia stamp lovers

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Wonderful basket! Thank you for joining in on the ♥HEARTS♥ challenge at La-La Land Crafts!

~*Joni said...

So so so sweet! I am a huge fan of altered projects, this basket is just perfect with that Magnolia image. Love the added heart embellishment, it finishes off the basket just perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous box, wonderful details and love the Tildas.

Shelley said...

Oh so pretty! I just love the colours and the colouring. hugs Shelley

Please take a peek at my blog-

Cindy said...

I'm amazed you covered so many challenges with one project. And I'm glad you came to MSL. Cute basket, great job. Cindy2

CraftyC said...

Beautiful box Ali, a lovely creation!

Katie said...

Gorgeous project!
I've made one too and its going on my blog tomorrow :)
Thanks for playing at LBT!

Harriet H said...

Your basket is fabulous.... I love glad you are on our team at Digital-Ink Co.


pinky said...

This is just lovely, must have a go at one of these.Thanks for joining the fun and good luck in the draws.

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

What a fabulous creation!!!!! Thanks for playing with Makeup 4 the Weekend this week!

chris said...

Hi there this is so pretty,and very lovely.
thanks for joining the sir stampalot challenge love chris xx

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! Georgeous basket!!!
Love the colours and the laces!!!
Thank you for using my tutorial :)
Hugs, Lena

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a pretty basket!! I love the ribbon on the handle! Thanks for playing along with Creative Belli this week!

Lesley said...

Beautiful basket! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Chrissie said...

Fabulous project!
Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC this week!

blackdragon said...

Hi Ali... hope things are good for you and yours.
Lovely basket.. might have to try one of these for my girls at easter.
Thanks forentering it for Tellens place challenge... along with a few others... you clever thing... i can never do that very well!
love lynx
keep safe and take it easy.... i've joined the new rak club so hope to see you there sometime.

Christine said...

Such a cute basket! I love those Tilda fairies! Thanks for joins us at FBW!


cabio's craft corner said...

It's so very cute Ali! Love that heart charm and the basket is very sweet. Thanks for playing again with us at YNS :o)

Irina Blount said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts Wednesday Challenge!!
:) Irina

dawnmercedes said...

Nice job on the sparkley and pink challenge with Paper Makeup! I hope to see you on Friday for the next challenge!

Mina said...

gorgeous box and wow those papers are lush...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Anime Girl said...

Wow! Gorgeous basket!
Such lovely details.
Hugs xx

Anime Girl said...

I think i left a message with my daughter's name. I thought i was signed on, sorry! But anyway, we think the same thing :) Absolutely gorgeous.
Hugs xxx

Vivi Casale said...

oh that is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge blog!

anaRy said...

Oh is that for me? Oh your should not have done that....: )
Sweet project! Very creative.
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge!
Anary MSL DT

Donna said...

Beautiful little basket can tell that a lot of hardwork went into this and its beautifully done :) Donna x

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Basket! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge! Join us again next Wednesday!

Bev said...

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

Bev said...

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

Francesca said...

Great card , love the colours

thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


Joan Ervin said...

OMG, what a darling Easter basket!!! Your little Tilda's are just precious and I love all the details on your beautiful basket!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

Sir Stampalot said...

Hiya. Love the colours. wonderful project.
Thanks for taking part in the Sir Stampalot Challenge,we wish you the best of luck
happy crafting.
- janicex

Jenny Gropp said...

Outstanding basket -- inspiring!!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Maureen said...

Totally fabulous basket - you did such a great job with it! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!

katesacraftybugger said...

what a pretty little basket , thanks for playing along at lilyboo