Friday, 3 September 2010

Spots And Stripes!

It seems a bit wrong that I am sharing Christmas Cards as the sun is shining brightly, but I have been itching to have a go at Jacqui Dennis's 5 minute basket and it is so simple yet rather stunning - if I can achieve it absolutely anybody can!!!!
They are so simple to make you really must click on the link if you haven't tried it before as Jacqui has done a great tutorial with photos and I guarantee you will be churning them out in no time they are fab!!
I will be filling this up with some kind of goodies, I did have a hunt around in the cupboards just incase there were some treats that the kids hadn't sniffed out but as I guessed there was NOWT!!!!
I have used mostly Stampin Up items apart from the snowflake brad and Cuttlebug snowflake die.
I will be entering my creations into
Totally Gorguss - Christmas
Meljens Designs - stripes
Secret Crafter - Make a Start on Christmas
Totally papercrafts - clean and simple
Lots to do today - the dreaded housework and yep that will probably take up all day, what a bore but then I have a fun day ahead tomorrow as I am going to an all day Stamping Event and luckily for me it is 5 mins down the road and It will be a laugh a minute for sure as it is being run by the lovely Mrs Wonka and partner in crime Natalie O' Shea, hopefully I will have some creations to show you if I get to finish them if I'm not gassing to much!
Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Just noticed how gorgeous your blog looks Suz.
    Have you changed it or am I just a nutter!!

    Have lots of fun with "Mrs Wonka" and don't spend too much. I am away at Harrogate great papercraft show next Sat/Sun, love it.

    This basket is genius, cannot wait to try it out. I make 24 baskets for mothers day every year at playgroup, so this will be great to do. Your red interpritation is gorgeous. Ta Debbiexx

  2. These are gorgeous Suzie!. I love the lacey scalloped mat that the snowflake is on.
    Have a fun day crafting tomorrow.
    Clare x

  3. Fab little set Suzie, love teh colours you have used and the fab snowflake...hope you have a fun time tomorrow, sounds like a lovely day out :) Donna x

  4. Wow, these are stunning - that simple red and white colour combo's definitely a winner, it screams Christmas... you know, like 'It's Chrrrrisssttmmmasssss'!! Go on, sing, I know you want to!

    Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I'll try to give it a go. Have a great time at your stamping day.

    Hugs and giggles, Nicki, xx

  5. Hi Sue
    love your basket & card, it's a good idea to start those christmas cards etc early.
    Hope you have a lovely day on Saturday.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  6. Blimey you're organised Mrs!!
    Fab Christmas card and basket. I may just have to have a go at making one of these baskets, it looks fab.
    Same as you, the cupboards are always bare in our house! Never any hidden treats lurking at the back.
    Hope you had a fantastic time at the Stamping Event.
    Love Elaine xx

  7. Adorable!!! Love the papers, and the way you combined all the lovely details! Beautiful! Thanks for joining MelJens for this week's challenge!
    Sandy, MelJens DT

  8. Such a fab little basket and card Suzie.

    Thank you for stopping by Let's Craft and Create and taking part in our first challenge.

    Take care


  9. Wow, my crazy little flowerpot. I love these projects. So striking. xxx


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