Friday, 7 March 2014

Paper Chase GDT for Country View challenge

Good morning to you all and thanks for popping by. I was one of the Top 3 picks over at Country View January challenge and was asked to be a GDT, so of course I accepted. The theme for this months challenge is 'Paper Chase' and as it's their 1st blogaversary they are offering TWO prizes this month of a £20 voucher to Country View Crafts shop.

I decided to do something different and make a basket which would be ideal to hold a birthday or mother's day gift, or you could make a bunch of paper flowers to sit in it, but my favourite would be to fill it (to overflowing) with easter eggs.

Apologies for the quality of the photos - it was a dull day when they were taken - it looks so pretty IRL especially when the sun catches the flowers and gems.

The square part of the basket made from a 12x12 paper measures about 4 inch cubed and the flowers, butterflies and tags are all made using dies. Then all that was needed was a piece of lace, card candi and some gems from my stash to finish it off.

Here's what I used -
Papers ~                   Dovecraft, Hunkudory, plain white photocopier paper
Dies ~                       Cheery Lynn: large rose, medium rose, miniature rose, small exotic butterfly
                                 Memory Box: fancy blossoms
                                 Marianne Creatables: LR0154, LR0156
Punch ~                    Dovecraft: daisy
From my stash ~       lace, card candi, Papermania gems

So why not head over to the challenge, check out the rules and join in the fun

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Pixies Snippets Playground challenge 'week 114 use snippets' (3rd entry - the dies are all snippets)
Papertake Weekly challenge 'Anything goes + option make your own flowers' (4th entry)
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'What a gem' (2nd entry)
CRAFT challenge 'Mother's day / female' (2nd entry)
Allsorts challenge 'Spring is coming'
Craft All Day challenge 'Anything goes' (3rd entry)
My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 'Spring & easter'
Crafting By Designs challenge 'Anything goes in March'
Rhedd and Rosie challenge 'Anything but a card'

Thanks for your visit today and just to remind you I have some followers candy on a sticky post at the top of my blog.


  1. Coo, how pretty Andrea and such a lovely idea! Like the idea of filling it with chocklit eggies :))



  2. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Love the beautiful basket and the pasel shades you have used
    Dr Sonia

  4. This is TERRIFIC. Love your little basket. No wonder you picked for the team!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. What a lovely little basket, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  6. This is a gorgeous creation, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  7. This is a gorgeous basket Andrea, such pretty papers and fabulous design.
    Congratulations on your GDT spot.

  8. Such a cute basket a..congratulations on your GDT,
    Have a nice weekend,
    Hugs Blankina

  9. This is a lovely creation hun, thank you very much for playing at MMCS! Happy Crafting! xxx

  10. Brilliant! Think I'll have to CASE this for the grandchildren's Easter egg hunt this year. Thanks for sharing,

  11. Love your basket KandA. Congrats on the GDT too. Happy weekend. Judy x

  12. simply stunning so inspirational
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. What a sweet little basket...just waiting to be filled with some yummy treats!

  14. Love, Love, Love, this beautiful basket
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  15. how awesome and fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  16. very pretty. ideal for easter eggs. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge blog!

  17. what a lovely make, perfect for Easter!
    Thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's Craft Shop this month.Good luck!

  18. Kanda- Congratulations on your new assignment. Well deserved. Your beautiful basket is such a beauty. Will be a perfect place for Easter eggs, candy and all manner of things. Love all the details you've got going on with this basket. Congrats too, on being highlighted at the Playground. TFS & Hugs

  19. such a lovely basket. I can just picture it filled with delicious chocolate eggs! Yum! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

  20. What a beautiful basket Kenda,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy


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