Sunday, 9 August 2015

paper basket

On Saturday I went to have a play with some girls who are all part of an fb group that like craftwork card papers etc - the Lancashire arm of this group have started meeting every other month in my local town for a get together .  
This Saturday we did three projects - each one led by a member of the group and I was asked to come up with something for us to do, and the reason for this post is that some ladies couldn't make it but liked the basket and have asked for instructions.

Now I saw this basket somewhere on the internet ages ago but sadly I cannot credit the original designer as its so long ago I have forgotten but this is my take on it.

I have used craftwork cards paper and candi  velvet plum (currently a sale on!)

and a selection of beautiful paper flowers from Sweet Lilac Flowers   check out their box deals - really good value

This basket part of this can be made from either 2 pieces of A4 or one piece  of 12 x 12 ---or a piece of A£ cut to 30 x 30 centimetres.

All measurements are in centimetres

Take a piece of a4 card stock and mark at half way along the long edge 

Turn and score at 10 cm

Turn and score down to previously scored line at 3, 6 and 9

Flip card over and repeat above

Cut  down the scored lines  and cut off 1 cm from   strips abc & d

fold along the dotted line 

Make two of these - if you are using one piece of card just turn the whole thing round 180 degrees and mark the other side the same

Then stick one on top of the other.

Next add your fancy paper - I used a paper trimmer with a fancy edge

when you are ready to assemble fold up the sides apart from the triangles and stick E to E allowing about 1cm over lap.
bring pieces d together behind and stick these then the final two pieces b

At this stage it will look a bit untidy.

I cut two cirlces from card and two smaller circles from paper and used these to cover up the workings.

I cut a handle and added paper to that too and attached to the circle with a brad.  In hindsight I would have cut more circles to cover up the inside of the workings too.   

I added lace around the top of the basket, bows and candi to the sides then I made an arrangement of flowers and added them to the handle 

Saturday, 1 August 2015


Oh MY Word

I think this blog published before I wrote it!  I added the photos and set the schedule date but then forgot to come and write the words!!!!

Anyway thanks for all your fantastic entries last month - the winner will be announced on Monday

so Bingo - never done one of these before so you to pick a line , a diagonal or the full house and do a project using these items so this month I picked stamp, stencil and paste, and here is my offering

I was really struggling to think of something to do and then I came across some backgrounds I had done when I had my acrylics out so decided I would just go with the flow 

Now I had several attempts - the first one my grunge paste was nearly done but I thought there was enough to do one more - and there would have been if I hadn't got 
some dry bits in and it was all lumpy and scrapey lol .  

I eventually cracked it with a new jarand ended up with this

When it was dry - the tree was levitating so i added a grunge paste hill.  from here on in I forgot to take pictures - oh I am rubbish lol

anyway when it was all dry I decided to colour it with gelatoes and added a few more hills using some paper hills and added shadow with a charcoal pencil 

Then I added the stamp in black archival 

Its a bit different for me - but you have to try these things lol

Come and join us this month lets see what you can come up with !