Monday, 29 March 2021

Quick &Easy Easter Baskets

 Hello fellow crafters!

Yesterday was the first day of British Summer Time and I actually saw the sun for about two minutes 😄 Let's hope we have at least a few days of sunshine coming our way over the next few months!

Todays project is a basket for the childrens Easter goodies. There's just a week to go so made these just in time. 

The baskets are now all filled ready to go. Four will be delivered tomorrow and my older grandson will recieve his during the coming week

They're made from one sheet of 12 x 12 paper as follows ...

12 x 12 cut at the 10" mark (the separate 2" strip will be the handle) 

Score on the 12" side @ 2, 4, 8, 10

Score on the 10" side @ 3 and 7

On the 12 x 2 strip, score on the short side @ 1/2" and 1 1/2"

You will also need 1 strip of card 3/4" cut lengthways from an A4 sheet.

Video of how to put the bag together:



Sunday, 28 March 2021

In & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop - M is for MOON

Hello fellow crafters


Here we are with another Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop. Its time for a group of us from various parts of the world to get together again to share ideas for beautiful scrapbook layouts. Whether you've dropped in from Sandra or come straight here into my blog post I bid you welcome and hope we can all tempt you to create a page yourself.

This month we have the letter M to work around. I started thinking about this just before Mothers Day, but that would have been too obvious. After some thought .... and a memory jogger from the Timehop app on my phone .... I decided on ....

M is for MOON

My dad has always had an interest in Astronomy ever since in his younger days when he was in the Merchant Navy. One night his ship was in the middle of the ocean, he was on watch and saw a meteor burn across the sky and disappear below the horizon. That triggered a lifelong fascination with the sky at night. When I was a child he would often take me out to the back garden to show me the stars and told me their names. In more recent years dad suggested we get a telescope and the first thing we looked at was the moon!

This has brought back some fun memories of stargazing with not only my dad, but my children too, which is what scrapbooking is all about. a memory of times spent with family and friends. Please do now go onto Dorothea by clicking the Next button.


Happy crafting,
Karen xx



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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Bunny Boxes

 Hello crafters,

Today I've made some pretty packaging for some chocolate bunnies I bought for my grandchildren. As a crafter I can't just leave them as I bought them now can I! These are the chocolate bars ....


 .... and here's how I packaged them

My older granddaughter loves purple so it was a no brainer to make her a box that matched the Cadbury purple. I actually have five grandchildren, but my oldest grandson has a little brother (from another relationship) so I couldn't really leave him out.

I have lots of Easter goodies here for adults and children, so going to be busy making lots of pretty packaging for everyone. Watch this space!

In the meantime, I have created a video (below) showing how I made the boxes.

Inch measurements:
Card measuring 7 x 6¼
Scrap of card for stamping

On long side score @ ½, 1½, 5½, 6½
Short side score @ 1, 3, 4, 6


Centimetre measurements:
Card measuring 17cm x 16cm
scrap for stamping

On longer side score @ 1, 3.5, 13.5, 16
Shorter side score @ 2.5, 7.5, 10, 15

Stamp sets used:
Fable Friends (retired)
Basket Bunch (retired)







Have a wonderful crafty day,
Karen xx