Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anything But a Card at The Pixie Cottage

This week at The Pixie Cottage, the challenge is Anything But a Card.  There is also a sketch to follow should you choose.  Use the sketch or the them or both, but come join us for this week's challenge!
I saw one of these cute baskets back before Christmas somewhere in blogland, then I ran across it again here with this great tutorial.  I thought it looked like one of those "fortune teller" paper fold up things we used to make and play with as a kid, and that's what it is!!  How cute is that?!?  A friend asked me to make some baskets for the tables at a bridal shower, with pink, brown and green as the colors, and she wanted it "funky but elegant".  Ooooooookay.  Not sure this fits into that description, but I got the colors right.  All DP is My Mind's Eye, sponged with Distress Inks.  I used the beautiful Faith Sentiments stamp from Michelle's Scrapbooking.  The pink roses and top flower were handmade by  me, and the other flowers at the base are from Michael's, spritzed with Glimmer Mist.  Sorry about the poor picture quality, but my camera has gone MIA and I now have to use my cell phone, and no matter how I tried it would not focus on the sentiment.

Stamps:  Pixie Cottage "Faith Sentiments" from Michelle's Scrapbooking.
Paper: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Distress Inks, Memento.
Accessories:  Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen and Fleur-de-Lis Squares, handmade and purchased flowers.

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Denise and Louise said...

This little basket is gorgeous.
Denise G xx

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful little gift basket. Very creative and thanks for sharing the tutorial.

mansi said...

What a witty idea to make that Basket!!!Good I saw you at MIM!!!

Candy C said...

What a beautiful little basket! Love the papers you've chosen and the color palette. Really cute design and finished project! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Davi said...

Nancy the basket is BEAUtiful!! I love the combo of papers lacy handle and flowers. Will have to check out that tutorial. Thanks for sharing it.

Stephanie Lee said...

Fabulous basket! TFS

Rene said...

Wowza! OUTSTANDING...I wouldn't even know how to begin to make this project!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
Rene :D

Josephine said...

What a lovely basket!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Janie Printz said...

You are one super talented lady to make something like that. It could be used to put so many cute little items in for wonderful gifts.
Simply amazing.
Hugs, Janie

Billie A said...

Very cute project. I saw it on MIM. Great colors and embellishments. I enjoyed your site. I will become a follower. I love seeing what your work.

Billie @

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Super gorgeous project, I will have to go and look at the tutorial, thanks for the link. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. I hope you join us again next week. Julie x

CG said...

What a beautiful basket! The flowers are a lovely touch. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week! Best, CG

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