Saturday 9 March 2013

Inkspirational End of week Encouragement.

At Inkspitational this week we have a colour challenge and I am here with an end of week encouragement project for you.We are asking you to go all green, any shades of green you want!

And as it is a new month we have a new monthly sponsor, Inspired by stamping. They are offering our monthly winner a $20 gift card to spend in their store-take a look here and see all the fabulous goodies that could be yours!

This week I decided to step outside my comfort zone and not make a card for you but a little heart basket. A while a go I saw a tutorial for this by Dana Seymour on the DeNami Design blog. I loved the heart basket and imagined one day I would give it a go. I saved the tutorial and this challenge, for some reason, reminded of this basket, so I decided to give it a go. I think it must be because Mother's Day and Easter are about to hit us and I like to make my Mum a small gift full of chocolates! And after following Dana's step by step guide I came up with this:

I stamped 2 of the heart dies with a mix of SU and Paper smooches stamps and the handle die cuts are form SU, with little green buttons from my stash. Bakers twine us used to hold it all together. And Mum will love all those chocolates!
So, a little different for me this week but I did have fun making this and did surprise myself that I managed to do it and enjoy it!!
Our DT have some great projects, take a look  here and be inspired.
Then get crafting my friends.

I am also going to enter this into the 'anything but a card' challenge at Hot Shot Crafters


  1. It's perfect and your mum is going to LOVE it! Don't eat the chocolates before it's time to hand it over... well, I know that I WOULD lol. xx

  2. this is AMAZING!! I love all the little details especially how the hearts are connected with the twine. Your mum will LOVE it!

  3. Such a sweet green treat box Sandie! I love how you added those flowers to the handle. Just darling. Your Mom will love it for sure:)
    Thanks for trying my tutorial!

  4. Really beautiful Sandie - Jacqueline xx

  5. Hi Sandie
    It's a bit different isn't it?- it's fantastic! The hearts make the basket so cute. And perfect in those different green patterned papers.

  6. Absolutely fabulous! LOVE this idea--and what a great way to give chocolate! LOVE the shades of green you used and your buttons and twine are wonderful accents! :)

  7. Not your usual thing but it works. Great basket and its contents...guaranteed to please!

  8. I remember when Dana did the tutorial for this basket – you did it proud! Love this in green; it is totally cute :-)

  9. Oh my word, what an adorable choccie holder Sandie - you did a fabulous job making the heart basket! Love the flowers on the handle!
    {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x