Hi Alison here, and I am chuffed to bits to be sharing my first project for the Cheery Lynn Designs Team. I am so excited!. This is also my first 'host post' on a DT blog too, so I hope I get it right :)
Now I got quite carried away making spring baskets as they were such fun, and so easy to decorate by using just a few really gorgeous Cheery Lynn dies. You still have plenty of time to make one in time for our challenge which ends on Sunday.
On this first basket I used:
B136 - Anastasia Border for both the handle trim and all around the bottom of the basket.
B117 - Fanciful Flourish
D137 - Sweet Williams - A terrific die for making a gorgeous shabby flower!
D134 - Dimensional Small Leaves #2 - I added extra leaves behind the flowers, inked and curled the edges.
B162 - Lace Corner Deco B - Sticking 2 together to make the side decoration - these are so classy looking.
I inked the edges of all the components before sticking them down, as it gives a great finish, and just added some little chocolate eggs to make a lovely gift.
To decorate this I used:
B133 - Lace Light Deco Border - Again for both the handle trim and the basket decoration. I used double-sided snow-white pearl card for this, so it looks just as beautiful on both sides.
DL146 - Large Dragonfly w/Angel Wing - These are so delicate and fluttery. I affixed them to the basket with white brads to stop them flying off ;) lol
B164 - Lace Corner Deco D & D133 - Dimensional Small Leaves #1 for the scrunchy flower at the top of the handle. I love the way these leaves emboss!
Now I actually made 3 baskets for an Easter table display, and to give as gifts for my family, and on the 3rd basket (you can just see tucked behind in the below picture) I used B149 - Cuties 1 for the border trim (this is a rolling flower die, but very versatile and such a cute border. DL128 - Two of Hearts for the tag and trim.
I hope you find time to play along with our challenge, I cant wait too see your fab creations! :) Thanks so much for visiting our challenge blog today, and you can also checkout our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog for more amazing ideas this week too.
Alison - aka 'xtglx'