Saturday, 1 October 2011

Gingerbread basket

A nip and a punch - the first of the month!!!
Wow! Here we are in October already, (although you wouldn't think it with this warm weather we are having) and we have another challenge for you at the CES Challenge Blog.
Our lovely host this week is Shell  
and she has chosen the theme Totally Gorgeous - Pretty Girls

A good excuse to get out all your pretty, girly papers and embellies.

I'm not really a girly girl, but I did my best. 
I made a simple box from card and used a large, doorplate die to cut the shapes, that I stuck to the front and back. I covered the basket with First Edition, Festive Treats DP from Crafty Emma's.
It's hard to make out from these photos, but the little gingerbread hearts are all glittery.

The handle is a piece of card, punched on both sides, with a strip of the DP down the middle and finished off with a little satin bow.

I decorated the front with some pretty blooms, dew drops, card candi, sheer ribbon, swirls and a Catslife Press stamp.

Tilda is paper-pieced, coloured with Copics and sprinkled with Glamour Dust.
I didn't have time to make some real gingerbread men, so, just for fun, I cut a paper one using my Slice machine, inked the edges and added black gems for his eyes and buttons :-)

I thought afterwards, I should have cut a little gingerbread man from the DP and replaced Tilda's cupcake with it - next time!!!

Don't forget to check out the awesome work of my fellow teamies - they have outdone themselves this week -we are also having a little change to the prize this time and the winner will get one Whiff Of Joy Stamp from Crafty Emma's
There's also a great SALE on right now - so head over there and grab yourself a bargain..

Challenges - 
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - For the Girls
Simon Says - Anything Goes. - they are trying for 1000 entires this week!This is my second entry.


Juls said...

so so gorgeous!!! Love her gingham outfit!!! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

OMG!!. That's lovely. I like every detail and the gingham is very cute. Wonderful!!

marilynprestonn said...

Thank you for playing Party Time Tuesdays with us. What a great addition to the gallery. I love the Magnolia stamps and
love your terrific basket. :)Peggy

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! You never fail to stun me!! xx

Vicky said...

Just so sweet Caroline...and so love the gorgeous frock....!

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow a stunning creation as always, awesome colouring, sue,x

Tracy said...

Soooooo cute, I love this delicious creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning, love your colour choices here hugs pops x

Roma said...

This is so cute :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Dirty Leeds indeed!! LOL!!
Fab day yesterday, it was really hard to keep quiet, especially when we scored...oh dear I nearly exploded lol!!

Gorgeous creation hun, just love that nestie shape its gorgeous!
Hugs Shell xx

Donna said...

Superb little gift box Caroline, fab choice of clours and papers and I love how you have paper pieced Tilda's apron...considering you are not a girly girl, you hae done a cracking job with this challenge :) Donna ♥ x

Sheena said...

OOOOh, how gorgeous is this little basket?! Love it, Sheena xx

Julie said...

Hi Caroline!! Love this box - it's fabulous, such a great shape and wonderful embellies and papers!! Your colouring is wonderful!! Thanks for your pointers re my gingerbread man's eyes and yours do look perfect here! I did try it though, and on mine, the black looked out of place as it was meant to look like icing!! Thanks though sweetie, really appreciate it! Hugs, Juliexx

Jennifer said...

Brilliant Caroline. So creative as always xx Jenny xx

kaylou said...

Totally Gorgeous Carloine and I love those twinkly hearts.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Faye said...

Oh how completely adorable, I love it!! xxx

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty little basket Caroline, love the gingham and your colouring looks gorgeous! Lisa x

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for your gorgeous entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and for helping us get over 1000 entries ......good luck!!!!

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING.xx