Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Exciting news and Lili's Easter Basket

Hi all, first still happy dancing the 'Lets Ink It Up DT' chose my 'Lili's Birthday Cake with Candles as the winner for their Challenge #11, so chuffed!  Thank you girls, cheered me up as my mojo has been awol just lately!

Even more exciting news I have been asked to stay for another five months on the Inky Impressions DT along with Sammi and Vicky WOO HOO!!!!  How lucky am I!!  So lucky to be on two of my dream teams!!!  We now have some more gorgeous Inkettes and will be having a blog hop on Friday so you can meet these talented ladies.

Back to business time for another challenge with the Inkettes and our lovely new Inkette Jackie would love you to have flowers as part of your creation.  I have made an Easter basket based on this tutorial here.  I have used the gorgeous image 'Lili's Egg Hunt'  and filled the basket with these beautiful sweet peas from our garden.

A view from the back, I tried adding flowers to the handle but they clashed too much with this gorgeous Basic Grey flowery paper, so added a beautiful purple bow and butterfly

This is a closer look Lili to show the special effects on her hairband, eyes, shoes and the eggs, kindyglitz was added to the edge of the purple card and to the butterfly along with pearl

For the first time I have coloured a sky and grass and have to say I am chuffed with my first attempt, the sky
is blue but perhaps I need to be brave and go a darker shade of blue.


Copic Oz - Easter Challenge
Sundays with Chrisy Challenge #16 - Springs is in the air or baby
Lets Ink It Up Challenge #12 - Easter
Stamps R Us - Easter Theme
Make It Monday Linky Party #32
Cute and Girly Challenge - Cute and Girly
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 98 - Anything but a Square
BasicGrey Fortnightly Challenge #41 - More than one Fold
Creative Inspirations Challenge #107 - Easter
Stamping Vacation Special Month Challenge - April
Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. That looks really beautiful Annette! So wonderful!!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. A gorgeous Easter Project hun! Thanks for joining in with our Easter Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  3. Oh my goodness girl!! This is quite scrumptious! I love the purple colors and all of those flowers are WOW!!! Great job hun!!

    P.S. Package is addressed and ready to go for you!! I hope to pop in the mail today!! HUGS

  4. oh what a wonderful idea!! so lovely..I love the flowers too.. xx

  5. Oh, I love that cute basket! I will have to give it a try. Wonderful papers & image is colored fantastically!

  6. Hi Annette, your basket is just awesome filled with those stunning sweet peas and it doesn't surprise me they are purple. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

    Congrats on on being the winner for our last challenge.

  7. This is so very pretty, Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  8. Oh Annette this is gorgeous love the colours you have used and that image is adorable I love it thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
    Lorraine x

  9. Hi! this is so lovely,such a gorgeous image and love the colours too.
    Your sweet peas look amazing,thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge blog.
    hugs Lou.xx

  10. Oooh How exciting, Congrats on the extended DT spot, why wouldn't they want to keep you...hehe! Ooh and congrats on the ink it up win, you sure are having a Great Day!

    Love your Easter Basket, it's just gorgeous and the flowers are just stunning!

  11. So lovely Annette. I really like the shape of the basket and what beautiful sweet pea flowers.

  12. Hi Annette

    Congrats on your little win and also on being ask to stay on your dream team!!!pretty good day all up I'd say!

    I love your little basket, just adorable. The added sparkle is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  13. this is GORGEOUS Annette!!
    LOVE it!

  14. Oh Wow! Annette! Your Easter Basket is FABULOUS!! I just love it!
    Big Hugs!

  15. Just gorgeous. Great header too.
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU this week.
    Best wishes Sharon

  16. Hi hunni this is gorgeous I love the basket & the image is adorable. Totally love your sky & grass I have a bad habbit of forgetting about the background lol.
    Big congrats on your DT hun thats brilliant & sooooo well deserved.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  17. Beautiful basket /.. love the cute little image
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  18. I can almost smell those lovely flowers! A great basket creation with a super stamp! Thanks so much for showing us your easter creation at LIIU this week! Good luck! PS- Want to be featured on LIIU? check out the top of the challenge blog for the link on how to apply!

  19. Hi Annette, What a sweet project! The image and coloring are perfect. Very nice! I wish I could pick flowers from my garden, but the only thing out there right now is a pile of snow!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.
    Jo xx

  20. Love your little basket :)

  21. This is very pretty sweetie, thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sunday's with Crissy" big hugs pops x x

  22. Oh Annette this is just gorjuss, thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
    Shell xx


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