Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Morning everyone, 1st of March and Spring is coming our way, sooner rather than later I hope. After all the snow really looking forward to some finer days and the countryside bursting into colour and some lovely sunshine, much needed, fed up with all these gloomy days! Its also the start of a new challenge over on By The Cute & Girly and we want to see you join us again for our challenge. This month I'm hosting and it's all about SPRINGTIME  I have made a basket for my grandchildren Naomi and Robert to give to their Mum on Mother's Day. Nothing like being prepared well in advance is their, gosh Mum was here today, wonder if she noticed it! Will have to put it away and not forget where!!

Used my all time favourite Sugar Nellie stamp 'daisy' and coloured with Promarkers. A first and wasn't as bad an experience as I thought it was going to be! Infact was quite pleased with my first attempt. 

Used Docraft papers, lovely and Spring like and made all the flowers and added a few punched butterflies . Added Glamour dust, pearls, gems  and ribbon to finish.

The Daisy like flowers are made using a punch then snipped each petal, layered and fluffed them up.

Filled basket with shredded yellow tissue paper and added this little Mother's Day bear. Would of liked the hat to of been blue and yellow but not to be, love the floppy sunhat style though, least the bear is colour co ordinated! Going to add some little Easter eggs but forgot to buy them for the piccy!

entering the following challenges
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ Punches
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ - flowers butterflies
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring flowers
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Make your own flowers
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - You've been framed
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ - soemthing with flowers
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes!
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - Spring is in the Air. daisy stamp
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ - Paper Piecing
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - brads, gems or dewdrops.
http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/ - Spring Garden Scene
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/ - Bright Colours
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes

p.s. Managed to get mouse moving eventually. Button to the left of the start button must of been knocked on  on start up, never knew what that was for, do now! Gosh a bit of luck finding it. Always seems to be a crisis when it won't play ball, couldn't say that for the hoover!! Couldn't get on with hubbys work laptop and thought this post was not going to happen! Alls well that ends well as they say!

bye for now


Lisa Jane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carol.LOve the image - its so pretty and all the flowers are gorgeous .. any mum would love to receive this
Lisa ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say..
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight
Lisa ;)

Aud said...

Very nice Carol your flowers look good on the basket Im sure Kelly will be well pleased with this. Love all the colours youve used and of course Daisy a lovely stamp can be used for allsorts of cards etc she is so cute just a typical wee girl. Audx

Sue said...

Hi Carol
wow what a fabulous creation,gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

lily said...

Only one word can describe this creation - GORGEOUS -lucky Kelly.

Carole of Brum said...

Carol, your basket is glorious! Perfect for Mother's Day and with a lovely spring feel to it too. Must say, yellow white and blue are some of my fave colours for spring projects, so fresh. thanks for joining in with the first challenge at Dream Valley! CoB

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous easter basket, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

melsanford said...

What a beautiful basket! The colours are gorgeous and I love all the flowers :-) Thankyou for joining our first challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Kate said...

This is sucha lovely gift Carol and so beautifully made.

** Kate **

Helen said...

Beautiful basket Carol - love those flowers bet you had fun making them

Kim said...

Oh my word this is absolutely amazing! What a gorgeous basket hun! Fabulous work!!!! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Debs said...

Absolutely adorable, so much gorgeous detail and flowers, super colors and cute, cute image, thanks so much for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams

Fleur said...

A stunning creation, lots of gorgeous detail
Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great project love the spring colours!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous image and really really beautiful! Thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie thisweek
Hugs Laurie x

Francesca said...

Fab Card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this time and good luck!


Donna said...

This is quite possibly the prettiest creation I have ever seen and your attention to detail is amazing...absolutely stunning :) Donna x

Cat Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!


Julie said...

Wow,this is fantastic,Just love the basket. glad you joined the Southern Girls Challenge.Have a great weekend,Julie.x

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful basket Thanks for joining us at DCD
Chris x

Juanita said...

Adorable basket, thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

Susan said...

What a wonderful creation! Can you point me in the right direction to purchase that stamp, I have a great-niece "Daisy" and i would so love to get it.
thanks, Susan


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