More April Crafting

I’ve caught one of those nasty viruses off the little nephews, on top of having a repeat infection in my damaged leg, and therefore having to go back on antibiotics, so I’ve not felt like doing a lot of crafting over the weekend.  So the only thing I’ve got to show you today are three gift baskets that I made, (using four different Designer Resources bought from CUP), to give some chocolates in as Easter Gifts.

Gift Baskets:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page

1cup300471_66 - card01 - Pretty Gems - Embellishments  2cup310471_656 - card01 - 12 pack of Fabric Flowers

  1. I used several Designer Resources to make these baskets – 3 x basket templates from Set of 3 gift basket templates by Jackie Mitchell; 3 x backgrounds from 12 sheets of A4 Background Papers yellows by Jacqueline Hatton; 2 x embellishments from Pretty Gems – Embellishments by Sheila Rodgers; 2 x flowers, recoloured, from 12 pack of Fabric Flowers by Jackie Mitchell (I took these designer resources into one of my graphics programs and create three A4 sheets, one for each gift basket, putting a template onto a background, putting one embellishment on each end of the handles and another on back and front of basket.  I also recoloured the two flower layers to a deep yellow/apricot.  The pages were printed out onto Super Smooth white cardstock, cut out, scored on my Hougie Board, and stuck together using Template Tape.  The flowers were then shaped, two layers attached with brads, and then stuck onto one of the baskets using Glue Gel.)
  2.  This is one of the baskets from the batch of three showed in the previous picture.

CUP Update:  

CUP Mailer – There are a lot of lovely designs for you to look at in the latest CUP Mailer, viewable – here – that was sent out on Monday, 9th, April. From a CD by one of the CUP designers to Cutting files, from design kits to single sheet designs, there are a lot for you to see.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.


 I’d like to thank all of you who’ve been so kind as to leave comments on some of my previous blog posts.  I really appreciate that you’ve taken the time to comment on my crafting efforts.
(Hi All – There should be a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it.  Comments are moderated and genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)



11 Replies to “More April Crafting”

  1. Sorry to hear you are not well Gwyneth. Take care of yourself. Your baskets are wonderful. Chris xx

  2. Hello, Gwyneth you are always very industrious and I am sorry to hear about health issues. I know you have ongoing things, as I do, but I understand the worry of things recurring. I hope you will have a rest and recoiver soon.
    These baskets are beautiful and the flowers are stunning. They all look so lovely.
    I wanted to say thank you very much for your kind comments and support and I am sorry it took so long to get back toi you.
    All the best for now, Gwyneth. Vee xx

  3. Your baskets are so lovely and pretty hun, love the flowers on them. I hope you feel better soon, make sure you take it easy
    Lindsay xx

  4. Dear Gwyneth
    I do hope you are okay. I was off line for about two days and have been trying to catch up with friends. I did not see any recent posts so I wanted to check that you are managing. I know you had caught the virus and were also worried about your leg.
    You are in my thoughts and I hope you feel some improvement soon. Vee xx