Baskets Inspiration

Hi Alison here, and I am chuffed to bits to be sharing my first project for the Cheery Lynn Designs Team.  I am so excited!.  This is also my first 'host post' on a DT blog too, so I hope I get it right :)

Now I got quite carried away making spring baskets as they were such fun, and so easy to decorate by using just a few really gorgeous Cheery Lynn dies.  You still have plenty of time to make one in time for our challenge which ends on Sunday.

On this first basket I used: 

B136 - Anastasia Border for both the handle trim and all around the bottom of the basket.
B117 - Fanciful Flourish
D137 - Sweet Williams - A terrific die for making a gorgeous shabby flower!
D134 - Dimensional Small Leaves #2 - I added extra leaves behind the flowers, inked and curled the edges.
B162 - Lace Corner Deco B - Sticking 2 together to make the side decoration - these are so classy looking.

I inked the edges of all the components before sticking them down, as it gives a great finish, and just added some little chocolate eggs to make a lovely gift.

Second Basket:

To decorate this I used:

B133 - Lace Light Deco Border - Again for both the handle trim and the basket decoration.  I used double-sided snow-white pearl card for this, so it looks just as beautiful on both sides.

DL146 - Large Dragonfly w/Angel Wing - These are so delicate and fluttery.  I affixed them to the basket with white brads to stop them flying off ;) lol

B164 - Lace Corner Deco D  &  D133 - Dimensional Small Leaves #1 for the scrunchy flower at the top of the handle.  I love the way these leaves emboss!

Now I actually made 3 baskets for an Easter table display, and to give as gifts for my family, and on the 3rd basket (you can just see tucked behind in the below picture)  I used B149 - Cuties 1 for the border trim (this is a rolling flower die, but very versatile and such a cute border.  DL128 - Two of Hearts for the tag and trim.

I hope you find time to play along with our challenge, I cant wait too see your fab creations! :)  Thanks so much for visiting our challenge blog today, and you can also checkout our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog for more amazing ideas this week too.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


  1. Alison Congrats on the design team, love your baskets they are gorgeous and you have used some pretty dies. I would love to play along with this challenge, but am away at the moment.

  2. Wow these are all fabulous!!

  3. Alison congrats on your first post for Cheery Lynn Designs. Fabulous job!! You were quite excited creating three gorgeous baskets!! They are very inspirational. Love all of them!

  4. Alison, these all turned out so lovely! I'm sure your Easter table will look terrific!

  5. Alison these are all so gorgeous!

  6. What beautiful baskets Alison, all so different and I do hope you will share those eggs, if not I'm sending the mean Easter bunny to your house.
    Donna xx

  7. Gorgeous Alison! mouthwatering too..... lol.


  8. amazing little baskets!!! fabulous first post!!

  9. Such BEAUTIFUL baskets. Nice work to each of you that did them. Edna

  10. Each basket is so unique and beautiful! Great job!

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