Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Baskets!

Hello!! I hope you are all doing ok.... it's actually sunny here in Manchester Uk!! Whoop Whoop!! and no snow!! LOL I really hope that wherever you live ... the sun is with you also! ;-)

I thought I would show these little Easter Baskets that I made for my mum and daughter... They are Origami folded and instructions are here! They are very quick to make!! and the only glue I needed was for handles...

They are made with a Square of Design Paper... and it works better if the paper is not too thick... the red, black and white DP is Papermania 'Oriental Treasures' that my daughter bought for me a couple of years ago ... so gorgeous!! and the other green and pink basket is made with 'Raspberry Road' paper that was freebie with magazine... I put a strip of folded paper for the handles but you can use ribbon as in the video if you wish...

The square of paper that I've used to make these was about 20.5cm and the baskets have ended up about 7.5cm square... I didn't want them to be too small as I wanted to fit quite a lot of mini eggs in them!! as they are my main pressies for Easter!! 

The flowers are Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Florals.. and I've used matching papers.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - 'Easter Wishes' 
Fab'n Funky - 'Boxed In' 
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Easter' 
(using forgotten stash of Papermania Orient Treasures Pack)
Tuesday Throwdown - 'What's in Your Basket' 
Crafty Creations - 'Easter'
Ladybug Crafts Ink - 'Anything Goes' 

I haven't done very much crafting this last week but I have got a couple of cards half-finished!! but now I have come down with a bad cold...I think everybody has got this cold at the moment!!! So Big Hugs to all who need them!!

I'm just having a chillout weekend... I'm going to watch a couple of documentaries and then might read... I think I will have Chicken Curry for tea... see if those spices will help my sinuses!!! LOL then some Choc Mint Viennetta... I still have some left from my Birthday as it was an Extra Long one!!! hee hee!!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and enjoy your Easter Eggs tomorrow!! I can't wait!! 

Love and hugs


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh your dinner sounds like heaven!!! Its making me hungry!!

Love these 2 baskets they are so cute, I love Lindor eggs too!Yummy!!

Its been sunny here too but getting colder now. Im off to watch Doctor Who tonight then chill out as been gardening and had 2 woof walks so very pooped. (mind you so is the dog!!!)

Hope that cold doesnt get any worse xx

Love Hazelxo

Doreen said...

Yes Sue the sun is shining here too although we do still have a lot of snow on the ground,it just won't thaw.......Your baskets are beautiful....You need a good chilli for your

Tammy said...

Oh Sue, your Easter baskets are gorgeous!! I love the beautiful papers and fabulous designs!
Chicken Curry sounds like the perfect dish to open up sinuses! Yummy, I love Chicken Curry!:) I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Big hugs, Tammy

cotnob said...

What fabulous gifts Sue, your baskets are lovely and the contents look rather nice as well.
I hope your cold soon gets better, Chicken Curry sounds rather nice - have a lovely tea and enjoy your evening.

Sue said...

Your Easter baskets are so beautiful sue. I love the papers you have used and the gorgeous flowers. Such a fab design too, thank you for the link.
I hope you get over your cold soon, let's hope the sunshine is here to stay for a while.
Take care and Happy Easter
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh these are brilliant - my kind of project Sue and are so pretty and more gorgeous with the choccies inside lol
Lisa x

May said...

Love these boxes Sue & thanks for the link...Sorry to hear you have a rotten cold , Hope the curry helped & of course the mint Viennetta tee-hee, Have a lovely relaxing Easter & get well soon... Hugs May x x x

Lisa Carroll said...

These are beautiful! Love the addition of the flowers - great touch! :) Thank you for joining us in "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xxo

Claire said...

These are just brilliant Sue, what a fab idea and love the papers. Great to see you playing along at OBAG this fortnight. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous Eater baskets Sue. Ooh! your tea sounds YUMMY! Hope it did the trick. We had sun too. Bout time. :o)

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous baskets Sue - aren't you good not eating the chocolates, lol!

We have sun here too but so cold still!

Have a lovely day tomorrow and hope you feel better soon.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous baskets, eggs look great too, yum.
Hope the spices work.

Kath x

cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,these are gorgeous and oh those eggs look yummy,hope you have a lovely easter sweetie and hope you feel better soon,too hun hugs Cherylxxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Hello lovely Sue, I'm sorry I missed your last post - I've been at work all week and well and truly had enough of it now! Can you resign from your own business?
Your Easter baskets are adorable, and mini eggs yum! I've just made some origami boxes which I'll be posting in a few weeks (yes I'm that far ahead!)
YOur Easter cards are beautiful, love the soft pastels and I particularly like the one that cam through my door!! Thank you so much for thinking of me.
Hope you are feeling better, it was sunny here but still really cold, we had a snow flurry this morning even with the sun shining!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Mary J said...

I hope you are feeling better soon, Sue - poor you!

I love these yummy boxes - so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Sue these Easter baskets you've made are just fabulous and thankyou for sharing the video. I love making boxes and I'll be making a few of these, I'll post a pic when I've done mine.

Hubby and me have been very good not eating choc this year, we just want to lose a couple of kilos, I want to fit back into some of my clothes ha ha.

Sorry to hear you're unwell again, so stay warm and dry and get better soon.
Happy crafting,

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Oh, I feel for you Sue, I also have a bad cold and it stinks! I love this cute baskets, thanks so much for sharing with our Crafty Sentiments challenge:)

Unknown said...

Two super cute baskets Sue!
Sarah has a cold as well. Not much sun here it's always grey :(
Hope you have a nice time.
Hugs xx

Janice said...

Happy Easter Sue & I hope your cold is easing. I'm on the mend so we went out the the cinema yesterday then to an Italian for tea - yummy! On the subject of yummy, Lindor eggs - better even than Cadbury's, so there could be fights in your house over who gets them! Love your Easter baskets, very pretty indeed. Thanks for sharing them with us at an OBAG, Jx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Sweetie. The sun keeps going in and out here but it is still darn cold. It was sunny yesterday morning then snowed in the afternoon. Thankfully it didn't stick around.

Your two baskets are really lovely sweetie. Sorry to hear you have a cold. You really have been through the wars with your health sweetie. Hope it goes soon.
Happy Easter to you and all your family.


coops said...

gorgeous easter baskets sue, a really wonderful gift.
i hope you are feeling better soon.

xx coops xx

Judith said...

I love your Easter baskets Sue - such a great idea - much better and prettier than a bought Easter egg - hope you've had a fab Easter weekend hugs Judith x

Nonni said...

Wow, great origami baskets, well done! Perfect for little Easter treats. :) Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Shannon White said...

Aww, your Easter baskets are so pretty and scrumptious looking with those yummy chocolate eggs inside! YUM! 8-) I know our Mum and Daughter must have Loved these for sure Sue! 8-)

& Happy Easter Wishes

Sabine said...

What beautiful easter basket. I like the colors. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.

Unknown said...

Way too yummylicious Sue!! Can't imagine these beautiful baskets are both still intact, LOL! For they look absolutely delicious!! Hope your mum and Chrissie loved them, but there's no doubt in my mind that they did! Big hugs, Ira xox

Lisa Jane said...

oops i forgot to say
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Judith said...

Here I am again Sue - everything I said before! - and thanks for playing at Fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What gorgeous Easter makes . .. .. I bet your Mum and Daughter loved them.

We actually managed some sunshine over the weekend too .. .. and the final little bit of snow finally melted today!! Yay!!!

I hope you have had a lovely Easter.

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

I think these little baskets are so darn cute! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments DT

Joan Ervin said...

What cute little Easter baskets, Sue, and the flowers are such pretty details!!! I bet your mum and daughter loved them and all the goodies inside!!!!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Sue, these baskets are yummy, bet the choccies are all gone now!

Hope your cold isn't too bad. We have blue skies here today but very cold. Went to the beach yesterday with the dog and my toes are still frozen!

Take care,
Liz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hope your feeling better today hun!
Thank you so much for our Easter card it was really sweet of you xx

Just love these super cute baskets, fab idea hun!
Hugs Shell xx

Whimsey said...

Megamazing Easter baskets - they are ADORABLE!! Amazing creations!

Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! ~Michele

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are gorgeous hun, love them, hope you are feeling better
Lindsay xx