Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Harvest Festival Baskets

Good evening all, I am so sorry my post didn't publish yesterday for the Crafty Sentiments Challenge and I didn't even realise until just now when I came to do this post!!
As of yesterday all Crafty Sentiments Challenges will be start on Tuesday's and this week saw the release of a new Halloween image which I was not able to use as I was away. However just for you I have a picture of the image that is on sale NOW as a digital download.
Her name is Annabel isn;t she the cutest witch ever!! So dig out those Halloween images and join in the challenge.

On Monday my godchildren called in to see me after school to show me their new uniforms and for the little one to tell me all about his first day at school which was so nice of them but there was a con!! 

My god daughter Thavisha asked 'Auntie Kim can you make me a basket to carry my acorns in for my church service play for Harvest Festival?' Of course I said yes and I was informed it needed tree's and had to be brown and orange or Autumn colours. 
So I designed this basket in the new Cricut Craftroom using Heritage and Plantin Schoolbook Cartridges and quite enjoyed making it. It was designed to fit a whole 12" x 12" sheet. The orange liner was made separately using Plantin Schoolbook and then just slotted into the basket. I used three different seam binding ribbons plated together to make the handle and I have just added some tissue paper inside for the photo.
I have just noticed in the photo that the two tree's have come unlinked, they were linked by extended an arm of the branch to stick behind the branch of the next tree. I can take another photo if needed.

Off trotted Thavisha to school this morning pleased as punch with her basket and when they called after school I immediately thought she had broken it and needed a repair but oh no that would of been so easy. 'Auntie Kim can I have 47 more of these baskets, my teacher has given me the card and some glue for you' well I nearly fell off my chair laughing, it is a good job I know her teacher, she used to be a colleague of mine in my teaching days and knew I couldn't say no if Thavisha asked!!
So if I don't reappear for the next week or so you know why lol.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Cricut - Heritage & Plantin Schoolbook
Seam Binding Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Tissue Paper - Poundland

Challenges I would like to enter:-
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Use Heritage Curly Tree
Totally Papercrafts - Not A Card
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Anything But A Card
Secret Crafter Saturday - Autumn Colours
Everybody Art - Autumn
Scrapalicious USA - Fall Theme


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Kim,
The basket is fabulous. The image you have previewed is gorgeous.
Fiona x

scrapalette said...

OMGosh! Your basket is so cute! Good luck with the other 47!!! :) Thanks for participating in the challenge!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great basket! Love the design and the handle is awesome! Nice work! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

Jayne said...

Hi Kim,gorgeous halloween image and gorgeous basket. You did a really fab job and I lol when you received your big order!!They obviously know how lovely you are and that you wouldn't refuse them.I hope you are going to post a picture of them all! Good luck.
Hugs Jayne x

downrightcrafty said...

What a beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested:)

Curly said...

Oh wow this is one stunning creation , fabulous image and colour theme, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 150 Colours Of Autumn

I hope you join us again next week,

I have some new calorie free candy if you are interested,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Christine said...

This is beautiful!!! If you didn't do such a great job you wouldn't have had to make 47 more. That's going to be quite the job but I'm sure youu're up for it!!!

Darlene said...

LOVE the image and this basket is just precious! GREAT JOB! Thanks for joining our 'Anything but a Card' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. Hope you'll come back again next challenge.


♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Chic geworden.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Unknown said...

Wow that basket is gorgeous Kim, no wonder Thavisha trotted off to school so pleased... and you were asked to do another 47 of them!!! Wow I wouldn't know what I would have done he he :) xx

Shelley said...

Wow! Very nice project! Thank you for joining us this week at Scrapalicious! ~Shelley

Raven B said...

Oh wow this is fabulous. I love that image too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at scrapalicious USA.

~JulieH~ said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the plaited handle. Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

Unknown said...

Great basket. Of course you could not say no to her. I completely understand. Have fun making all those baskets :)

Stephanie said...

That will teach you for making something so lovely! lol Little Thavisha sounds so cute :) x