Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Pixie Cottage meets Cooking It Up With Katie!

The week I have a combo post, my project for The Pixie Cottage #115 is "Sweet Treat" which works fabulously with Cooking It Up With Katie #93 "Fold me a Fun Flower!"
I don't usually combine Design Team assignments but this time it just was meant to be!

Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Anything But a Card
Creative Monday - Anything But A Card
Craft Us Crazy - Anything But a Card
Gingerloft - Anything But a Card
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But a Card
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything But a Rectangle
Fussy and Fancy - Anything But a Square or Rectangle
Shabby Tearoom - Homegrown Flowers (yellow, lilac and pink and homemade flowers)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Make a Basket (use at least one of their dies)
Creative Stamp Friends - Easter Package
Crafty Pad - Eggtastic
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (pastel cupcakes with bunnies)
Crafty Sentiments - Bunnies
Stamptacular Sunday - Pastels
Sassy Cheryls - Pastels
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastels
Incy Wincy - Easter and/or Pastels
Top Tip Tuesday - Easter or Animals (I have both)
My Mums Craft Shop - Easter or Animals (I have both)
Everybody Art - Easter
My Craft Spot - Easter
Hooked on Craft - Easter
The Kraft Journal - Easter/Spring (using something made from Kraft colored paper)
Ribbon Carousel - Spring (with a spooled item)

Just a note to say I stopped adding the Easter challenges as there were so many to choose from that I tried to include all my favorites but the list was endless. Please don't feel left out if I didn't include you on this last Easter project of the year

Project Recipe:
Image - Got Rabbits by ARTish
Sentiment - Studio G
Paper - Watercolor Bouquet by K and Co
Medium - Copic Markers
Dies - Cuties 3 (to make the roses), Cuties 4 (for the handle) and Wedding Garter all by Cheery Lynn Designs
Ribbon - Michaels
Eggs - Craft Store painted with Martha Stewart Pearl Paint in Pink Taffeta

This is the sketch should you choose that.

I just love this Pearl Paint from Martha Stewart. The colors are fabulous and the sheen is the best I found.

I love how the roses look when completed, you die cut them as a strip and then roll and secure them to create the rose. I used a quilling pen to hold the end so I could get a tight roll and then added hot glue on the base and added a circle of cardstock for extra strength.
I decided at the end to weave some lemon sheer ribbon around the handle, I should have thought about that before adding the roses but will remember next time :)

You can see from this shot that I used the same weaving technique to create my basket as was in the Saturday tutorial, I just made my basket shallower.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed this little Easter Treat and will come along and play with me at The Pixie Cottage and Cooking It Up With Katie this time around!


Tina said...

beautiful...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Rene said...

TOO CUTE! What a great basket!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
Rene :D

nancyparker55 said...

What an sweet basket. Lots of really nice detail. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Kaboodle Doodles.

Dawn said...

Great Easter Basket Katie! beautifully decorated too!
Thanks so much for sharing at The Crafty Pad in our It's Egg-tastic Challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful Easter delight, Katie! Such work put into it too!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything but a Rectangle” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Manderly said...

Visiting via MIM and glad I stopped by. Love your fun basket!

Barbara said...

Katie, I am always in awe when I visit your blog!! This is just precious. Love the image, the sentiment and of course the darling roses. Saw your post and MIM and had to stop for a visit.
Hoping that you were not anywhere close to the tornado disasters.

jkreucher said...

what a sweet little treasure for someone! Absolutely precious!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl soft pastel challenge this week!

Rebekah said...

This is both beautiful and creative!
Thanks for joining us at TSTR this week!

NancyD said...

Love your basket Katie. Looks like it was fun to make. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

Elise said...

Wow, this is such a stunning creation! I love everything about it, especially the colors you used!
Thanks for playing along with us at SSC this week. Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!
Greetings Elise

Unknown said...

Katie, what a fun Easter basket! So many details. Thank you so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

Shirley-Anne said...

fantastic basket .Love it .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

What a fun basket! Love it! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Rina said...

I just love this... so many embellishments! Isnt it fun to do other things besides cards sometimes?
Thanks for joining us at
DT member,

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely
Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft this week
Love Jan

Einat's Art World said...

What a lovely project. thank you for joining us at Gingerloft.

Maria said...

Stunning Easter basket filled with beautiful eggs! Very pretty flowers, too! It's a sweet lovely it!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Spring Create Kate love it!!!

Thanks for entering our weekly challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs.....

Big hugs Jo xxx

debbi taylor said...

What a great colourful project... Thanks for taking part in the crafty pad challenge this week x

Sassy Cheryl said...

WOW! This is an incredible project Katie! Super fun and adorable. I LOVE IT!
Thanks for playing in the Soft Pastels challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Happy Easter and good luck in the drawing for the two FREE images.

Stampalicious said...

awesome project, love the eggs, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

StephG said...

fabulous project! This is too cute for the color combo.

thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday...hope to see you again next week.


Lynn said...

The Kraft basket is amazing! as well as your sweet flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal so we could see this adorable project!

shulsart said...

Adorable basket, Katie. Love your roses and how you used the Cutie on the handle. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Kate said...

What a fabulous basket! The image is so sweet and the flowers are a lovely touch. Such a wonderful sentiment too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Katie this is fantastic, the woven basket design looks terrific, the design and image are super thank you for joining our challenge this week at Crafty sentiments
Lorraine x

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is super duper cute, Katie! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

cheryl said...

oh this is just beautiful love the image,and your beautiful detail,
bless you for playing at creative craft challenge too,hugs Cheryl xxxx

purple_pea_fran said...

Fab project. Thanks for joining in with The Shabby Tearoom!

Trudie said...

Gorgeous easter basket, the flowers are beautiful in that paper. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.
Trudie x

Anonymous said...

Great project hunny! love the way you did the little eggs too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

and thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy too! hugs me x

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Wow! This is lovely! Love all the beautiful details and the fun Eastery image! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Stempelhexe said...

Wunderschön ist dein Körbchen geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.

Annette said...

WOW! You always make such beautiful creations and it's a joy to visit your blog!
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes!
Hugs Annette

BethieJ said...

This is DARLING Katie!
Thank You for joining us at Gingerloft last week!
Have a GREAT day!