Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Lauren's Picnic Basket

I had a late night last night. Didn't get to sit and relax till gone 10pm and I was determined to create something before I went to bed. Yesterday Lauren Meader released her new template 'Pack a Picnic'. I'm so in awe of this lady - she really is very clever. I totally loved what she did here with the basket so I purchased my template from Papertrey Ink here and set about making my own.I have to say I 'cased' Lauren's almost to a tee but I'm glad I did - it's gorgeous. I used So Saffron with Cameo Coral along with a stamp from the Live Your Dream set. I ran out of time to stamp and cut some flowers so I cheated and dipped into my old stash for a few silk ones. If you want to see a truly beautiful basket with stamped flowers though, try this one here made by the very, very talented, and good friend, Jenny Moors. It's stunning! There's also a template included for a smaller version which I'm going to tackle shortly. This big'en will go to Jake's teacher for an end of year gift. I've put some Body Shop bits and bobs to go in it and I shall make a couple more in different colours, one for the Teaching Assistant and another for the student teacher. I went to help out with the class swimming lesson last Friday and spent the whole morning in Jake's class. I had such a lovely time! The kids were really well behaved and very sweet, and the teachers really are fabulous - I take my hat off to them. I think these gifts are well deserved and I hope they like them - I would definately love to be given one! lol Right, onward.... tfl and 'see' you soon. Jo :)

12 comments:

Stamping Moments said...

Oh My! Jo the colours go so well don't they. Love the flowers and the centres. They are great fun to make aren't they. Luv jen x

Emma said...

Oh Jo, dare I say it but I think I like yours better than Laurens, ssshhh. It's so, so pretty, I love the punch you used for the frill edge and the colours are so summery and shout picnic.

As always your 3D projects are finished to perfection x

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jobe, oh this is just super dooper and even more impressed that you were doing it at 10.00 at night ! !

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

K x

craftpassions said...

Hey Jo
This is gorgeous, love the colours - they are so girlie!
You must have been blog hopping like me today! I visit Lauren Meader's site most days and thought this template was great - have made three now!!
Julie x

craftpassions said...

Hey Jo
This is gorgeous, love the colours - they are so girlie!
You must have been blog hopping like me today! I visit Lauren Meader's site most days and thought this template was great - have made three now!!
Julie x

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous. I'm loving Laurens template. I'm making jam tonight to go in mine:)

debra said...

This is absoloubtly stunning and i know they'll will be overwhelmed when they receive it,
hugs debra

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow Jo, that is brilliant what a beautiful gift box. Kim

Michelle said...

Jo that is lovely, can you tell me what punch your butterfly is please? as its a lovely size! i must get on and do mine now..lol

scrapdolly said...

This is stunning - utterly stunning

Kate Lewis said...

stunning, gorgeous and fabulous!!!! K x

Stephanie said...

I love this picnic template & what you've done with it is so adoreable - what fabulous spring fresh colours, I love it Jo :) Hugs, Stephanie xxx