Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Love Basket

Hiya folks!

Hope you are all doing well today. It is Tuesday and that means a new theme at Tuesday Taggers, which is all about 'Love'. We are sponsored by The Craft Emporium this week, and they have offered up a 6x6 paper pad for the lucky winner!

Don't know about you, but I'm all Valentined out at the moment, so I decided to try something a bit different. I spotted a fabulous Tutorial at Just Magnolia for an Easter Basket, and I thought - Hey, that'll do for a project!

And I have utilised it here and made a Love Basket. This could be filled with anything lovely for a loved one - I was going to put some of my favourite Lindt choccies in it, but I ate them instead! Oooopps! Should've taken a piccy before I did so. . .!!

This was so easy to make, honestly. It looks tricky, but it isn't really. It is made out of one sheet of 12x12 stiff paper - I had a lovely filigree patterned one from several christmasses ago that needed to be used, and it was red, so fit the bill perfectly!

After cutting all the pieces, I smudged gold rub-on over the edges before assembling the basket. The handle and edgeing are made with another sheet of 12x12 from the same set, but it is a swirly gold pattern. I punched a heart border along the edges to give a lacey look, and inked the very edge in red. Then I embellished with red organza ribbon, with a thinner red and gold satin one on top. Then I used my last bit of red organza to make a bow for the front, and put another bit of thin ribbon over the handle.

There are some yummy projects over at Tuesday Taggers from the gorgeous DT, why not pop over and take a nosey, maybe even have a go yourself!!

Just so happens that the whole world and his uncle have got love or valentine or hearts on their challenges at the mo, so I'm entering a few of them too with this Basket - hope you don't mind girls!!?? So here is the list:

Delightful Sketches (and challenges) - Love
C.R.A.F.T. - Love/Valentine
Raise The Bar - Hearts
Pink Elephant - Mushy Valentine


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
Better morning here - so good hubby's talking about trying to tidy up the garden if it stays dry. Heavy faint!!!
I love your basket. It looks great in that fantastic red paper and the hearts on the handle are fabulous. I used the tutorial too (will post my basket on Thursday)and it was really easy to follow.
Fiona x

LINDA said...

WOW!! What a fantastic little basket!! Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

wow great job thanks for joining us at Delightful sketches

Katie said...

Gorgeous Basket!
Thanks for playing at DS&C this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yes ... it looks difficult and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE what you've done here ... especially the touches of gold ... added even more richness! Fantastic creation Teri!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next week!!

mulberry station said...

What a darling little basket. This gives me a great idea for some kids I want to give treats to. Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Teri, must have a go!

Trimgym said...

Fab basket, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


Anonymous said...

This is great, what a project, way to go!

Anonymous said...

This is great, what a project, way to go!

Anonymous said...

This is great, what a project, way to go!

Kim Dellow said...

Wowsers Teri - fabulous basket. Kim

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! I love it. It goes very well with you blog background x

Wendy said...

Fabulous basket Teri!! Good to see you at Delightful Sketches!!

sugar n spice said...

Hi Terri, Love that basket, I've seen the tutorial, must have a go at it for Easter. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi xx

Bubbles said...

Fabulous! So much detail. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our Valentines /Love challenge - fabulous project! Cheers Claire x

Cindy said...

Terrific job!! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Leanne said...

Very cute basket!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week - good luck!


Eiglas said...

Lovely project!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Teri

Love it!!! Brilliant valentine basket and perfect ribbon.

Hugs Ali x

Michelle said...

Wow Teri, terrific project and so many well deserved comments. Stunning work girlie!
x Michelle

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Great Basket, so clever, Really beautiful :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar.


tina said...

So creative & beautiful, Teri. Thanks for creating with us at TPE.

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful basket and fabulous idea for a Valentine.

Avril Ann said...

Teri this is outstanding, great work. Love Avril xxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous basket Teri!! I love it!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at TPE this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Julie said...

A fabulous basket Teri. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.
Julie x

Lisa Foster said...

WOW Teri! This is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE it!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!