Friday, 29 March 2013

A basket of bunnies

......but this is soooooo not my idea. The lovely Vicky popped a basket just like this (without the bunnies in residence though) on her blog the other day and it was too cute not to try out - plus there are fabby and detailed instructions how to do it, link at the end of this post. Here's my take, very similar to Vicky's:
I used:

- SU's 'Crumb Cake' card stock

- SU's 'Square Lattice' embossing folder

- couple of brass coloured brads from my goodies

- SU's 'Pretty Petites' stamp and Memento 'Toffee Crunch' ink

- SU's 'Petite Curly Label' punch

- a snippet of brown and white bakers twine

- the basket was stuffed with snipped strips of cream paper to look a bit like straw - to do that I used a pair of multi-bladed scissors, bought really for fast shredding of address labels when I can't be bovvered to switch on the shredder. Your friendly doorstep Kleenezee man will sell them and I've also seen them in Sainsburys in the cookery tools section - sold as herb snippers :)You can see a little bit poking out behind the right hand bunny - the scissors are also great for fringing paper of course

- and the finishing touch, two of the smallest Lindt chocolate bunnies (currently 3 for £1 in Sainsburys)

We have a very sweet young lady living nearby, called Hemma, who often calls with raffle tickets or things like sponsor forms as she does a lot of charity fund raising - modestly and without a fuss, bless her. She lives a very quiet life with her parents and the other evening she trotted up our drive with an Easter egg for us - one of those people who just hasn't got a mean bone in her body. So, these bunnies will be going to Hemma, once the basket is in a cello bag with a bow on top.

Anyhow - there's still time for you to make one or more of these baskets. Vicky's instructions are brilliant, I know that Darnell has also linked to them from her blog - do go and take a peek and I bet you'll be tempted to have a play :)

Thanks Vicky for yet another great idea! Tee, hee - my Stampin' Up order just arrived as I finished writing this ready to schedule - time to do a bit of unpacking and making stuff look as if I've had it forever :)


Di
x

14 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous basket, time to give it a try I think. Hugs, Amanda x

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  2. Oh, Di, you did a magnificent job of CASEing Vicky's sweet basket! And what a thoughtful use for it, for Hemma! It's such a good feeling to give to someone who is always giving to others. Bless you!

    Happy Easter and I hope you and Len enjoy the weekend! Are we on spring break from the Snippets challenge until the 7th?

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  3. Oooh, this basket really is wonderful. The bunnies are adorable. Hugs! xx

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  4. Stunning basket, I love the bunnys inside,
    hugs and happy Easter
    Tamara

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  5. It's service as usual in the Playground over Easter by the way! Di xx

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  6. Morning Di. I saw the basket tutorial at Vicky's and fancied having a go but didn't get the chance. It looks great Di and those two cheeky bunnies peeking out are very sweet. I don't buy those bunnies as I can't bring myself to eat them, who could bite the heads off, not me? So, to save myself having a hutch of chocolate bunnies that always disappear when the sun shines, I leave them on the shelf for others to have their demise on their conscience ;)

    Please advise how you make your crafting goodies look as if they've been around for a while, I could do with learning this technique!

    Happy Easter dear friend xx

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  7. a super basket and a very kind thought, Hemma will love it
    Tilly

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  8. I love how you've CASEd Vicky's Easter basket. Might have to take a trip to the Supermarket now and see if I can nab myself some of those bunnies . . . I have the urge to make a basket or two now!

    HAPPY EASTER

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. "WOW" Di this is amazing and the chocolate too...lol Have a lovely Easter xx

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  10. YAY - I've made two bunny baskets as well! x

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  11. Looks fab Di, I would just ignore things like this as I am useless, but maybe I would be better if I tried.
    Hey there are still Angel's about just a pity there are more devils these days. As Aunt Lovell would say,
    We live in the age of smart phones and stupid people.
    Have a great weekend.

    Kath x

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  12. So cute. Your little friend will adore it. I like the way you used that folder to create your basket weave. Aren't you the clever one! Enjoy your shopping trip...can't wait to see what you choose! Hugs & Happy Easter.

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  13. Gorgeous basket and how lovely of you to think of Hemma. I'm sure she will love it!
    xx

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  14. Happy Easter Di! Your basket is so cute, I checked out Vicky's tutorial too, so vey clever and the instructions are so clear and well explained. TFS :) Cathy x

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