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Friday, 26 July 2013

A card for Deepti's celebration - Case my Card !!!

My dear Blogger friend Deepti is celebrating her 100+ followers and her Blogaversary on her Blog here. To join the fun, you need to CASE any of her card and create your own project. 

I always had loved her style of crafting - Mostly Quick, CAS, simple but Elegant creations. 

I cased her card from here (The one in the 1st pic) and created my own version (The one in the second pic)

Deepti's card: 

My Version: 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Deepti’s celebration – CASE
  1. Crafts4eternity challenges - Anything goes 
  2. 365 cards - Earth tones 
  3. cinspiration challenges - BINGO (Flowers ,Dewdrops,,Sentiment / Stamped Images-Flowers , Dew Drops, Red -Flowers n Butterflies)

Happy crafting.
- Catherine -

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

My First tutorial - With Sizzix Tattered flowers !! (A pic heavy post)

I want to Thank Itsy Bitsy for coming up with a Challenge like this for the month of July. As soon as I saw the topic, I decided I am gonna give a try at it… A  project with Sizzix product. The twist is to have a tutorial with it. I wanted to use the chance otherwise I don’t think I will do a Tutorial. I prefer doing a photo step by step tutorial coz If It is a video, I need someone with me to record. 

Recently I tried this Tattered flowers and showcased this die at Kukies Basket as a design team member. From that day, I fell in love with the die.  So I thought it will be easy for me to work with something that I am in love with.

The tattered flowers is a set of four pieces.  Am gonna show you now how I use them on my creations. I prefer starting with White Diecuts in paper which allows me to use the lovely distress inks, I use it in paper because I want the papers to be soft n curl however I want it to be.

Things needed:
  1. Tattered florals Diecut
  2. Distress Inks (I used Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick)
  3. Blending  tool
  4. Embossing tool
  5. Quilling tool
  6. Stamp(preferably a script)
  7. Stamping Ink-Black
  8. A Spritzer bottle (I do not own any mini mister. So I use a Hair spray bottle which I tried some Decoupage on)
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I started distressing the Diecuts with Worn lipstick Distress pad and then with Fired Brick for a darker shade. I prefer distressing it both the sides. 

After Distressing, it looks like this. 

Step 2:

To add Patterns, I randomly stamped on them with a stamp in Black ink.

Step 3:

Now, Emboss in the center for a raised effect and then curl the edges with a Quilling tool (I do it either inside or outside or a combination of both). For ths flower, I had done it inwards.

Step 4:

Align the diecuts one over the other acc to their sizes and secure in the middle with Glue. 

Step 5:

Now embellish them as you like in the centre. I have just cut the pollens from their wires and used it at the centre.

Now, The flower is ready to be added in my creations.

I have used these Diecuts in all the following creations this month:

This is the one with a same style. But I had used Pine needles Distress Inks on the flowers.

In the next one, I have done distressing randomly without stamping on it. Have added Bling in the centre. 
I used it in Recycled Box

The next one is simple without any Distressing. A plain color Diecut where i used a combination of curling the petals. One inside and the other outside alternatively. To add dimension to it, I colored them here n there. Added a little pearl in the centre. 
I have used this flower in a tag below. 

In this last one, I Distressed the white diecuts with Peeled paint and Tea dye combination. Sprayed water with a spray bottle. Crumpled it and allowed it dry. And after sometime, I just opened and adhered it one over the other. Finally added a Star charm in the centre. 
I have used this in a Money Envelope. 

Thats all for now. Hope the tutorial is ok with u all.. Pls leave your comments n suggestions. I have so many ready tattered flowers in my stash now which I will be usingin the upcoming creations. 

Happy Crafting Guys..Enjoy!!!

Entering this tutorial into the following one and onle challenge:



A Quilled Thank you Card!!

I created this Thank you card for my Brother-in-law who helped us in our time of Need. I wanted to keep it simple but attractive.

Took a Pattern paper and Distressed it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The Flowers are Quilled and the leaves are punched. I used a floral tape around a twine and created the plant's stem.

I really loved the outcome and I hope My Brother-in-law likes it too.

Here is the card:

Submitting this card to the following challenges:

1. Crafter's Corner Challenge- Thank You 
2. Whimsical Designs Challenge - Favourite Color 
     I love Green with Yellow and Pink and red. Thats always a Bright color combination while making cards.
3. simplylessismoore challenge - Handmade Flowers 

Hope you all like it...

Happy Crafting guys.

- Catherine -

Monday, 22 July 2013

Upcycled Shoe Box into a Basket!!

I always loved upcycling / recycling waste boxes. But didnt get to do them much.

Oneday, when I was just browsing through Pinterest,I found this link of upcycling a shoe box. I saved it to my system and totally forgot abt it. Recently, when i was just organizing my system files, i came thro this again.As soon as I saw this I wanted to try. Here is the link pic for ur reference.

But I had a different shoe box which didnt have the extra layer inside so that it becomes a compartment.  I attached an extra sheet to it with tape and secured them.

Here are the pics

The insides of the box - I painted them with Acrylic colors.

I used a packaging paper of a wall sticker in pista green to cover two sides of the box and a striped pattern paper for the other two sides.

After sticking all those there were small gaps where the two compartments met.I used Washi tapes to cover them.

I wanted to keep it in my craft space so I used sticker based embellishments.

The box was ready and then I realized that it occupies more space in the table. So I just punched holes, fastened a golden twine to it and hung it in the wall. Now it stays in my craft space holding my small tools and small paper scraps in seperate compartments.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Natalieandamy challenges - Trash to Treasure  (Shoe Box into Basket)
2. Lessology challenge - Packaging central (Used a Shoe Packaged box and a Packing paper with a wall decor)
3. colorconceptionschallenges -Trash to Treasure Using Washi Tapes
4. berry71bleu challenge -Anything goes
5. challenges4everybody - Anything goes

Hope you all liked it.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

A Quick CAS Card!!!!

This is a Clean and Simple Card I tried today. Am normally very poor at CAS.

Completed this card in almost half an hour.

The image is a freebie from Beccysplace. I colored it with my Faber Castell color pencils n for the first time, I love my coloring.

Here is my creation

Entering this card into the following challenges:

1.crafting by designs challenge – Anything goes
2. Addicted to stamps challenges – CAS
3. cas-ual Fridays – Polka Dots
4. crafts and me challenges – Anything goes 


Sunday, 14 July 2013


Welcome to our Birthday Blog Hop for our own DT Member Megha…

Now, Together , Sing


Our Team at KUKIES BASKET want to wish our
Wonderful, Highly Talented, The Creative Crafter
A Very Happy Birthday
A Successful Year Ahead…

If you follow the hop and leave a Happy Birthday comment for Megha
on all the blogs you have a chance at winning a goodie bag of diecuts from Kukies Basket…

Here is the blog hop Blogs order just in case you get lost along the way


(you can leave a Happy Birthday comment anywhere in her blog)

Here is the card I came up with for Dear Megha… 

This is an inspiration from Deepti's creation here and would like to participate with this card in her Celebration. For details, Check it out here

Deepti's card:

All you need to do is leave a Birthday comment here
And then 
pop on over to 
 Darshana’s blog and 
follow the links, enjoy the hop…
You have till Thursday,the 18th July to leave your comments.

We are very sorry that currently this small candy is for Bloggers with Indian Addresses only. Thank u for Understanding..

Have a Great Day….


Supplies Used:
Flower and Leaf Diecuts from Kukies Basket 

Entering this card into few challenges:

1. LULUPU - Colour Crush

I have used a green cardstock, Yellow Quilling Strips for the Lattice, Pink cardstock for the Background of the Lattice and Brown Diecut Flowers. Have used two diecuts here- one is a Flower diecut and the other one a Leaf diecut.

2. liastampz Challenges - Birthday
3. imagination-craftschallenges -Anything goes

4. Little tangles challenges - Birthday

5. Unstampabelles Challenge - Birthday 


Thursday, 11 July 2013

A huge giveaway from Liva!

Check out this gorgeous huge giveaway from Liva here. Am joining too…

Happy crafting.... 


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

DT project for the month of July - Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers

Hi All Crafty Friends,

This month at Kukies Basket, We have all planned to play with Tim Holtz Tattered flowers.

I had been wanting to do a photoframe for a lovely couple in my family and send them along with the First Birthday gift of their daughter. I decide to incorporate the flower into the Photoframe.

And here is the Outcome. And I really loved the end result.

The Frame is a plain white cardboard frame. I just stamped the cute lil design with my daughters Stic Colorstix Stamper color set n gave it a pattern.  

The Diecuts were in plain white. And as recently I have fallen in love with the Distress Inks n the gorgeous effects they create in a project ( Note: u will see some distressing in every other project of mine...Pls dont get bored) , I decided to give my diecuts a shade of Pine needles. Then I stamped them with a stamp in black randomly all over.  

Added a leaf diecut , a corner diecut (colored with Bronze acrylic paint)to it. 

The family Alphabets are Acrylic Alphabets in white. Painted them with Pearl Blue Acrylic paints. 

Wanted a nice color shade for the butterfly. Had some colored chalk pieces. Just randomly shaded the colors in a white paper, Sprayed some water mixed with pearl acrylic paints so that it got a subtle glitter on it. Then Punched Butterflies with MS punch.

Hope you all like it... 

The tattered flowers diecut is available in the Kukies Basket Shop- The Best place to shop for Diecuts. Lots of Designs available in the shop at a very affordable cost. 

Supplies used :

Paper Photo frame from Kukies Basket 
Tattered flowers Diecut from Kukies Basket 
Leaf Diecut from Kukies Basket 
Corner from Kukies Basket 

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Imagination crafts challenges - Anything goes 

2. craftsandmechallenges - Anything goes

3. craftingforallseasons - BINGO (Pink pattern,Flowers -Tattered flowers , Blue - Main color theme of the project)

Big Hugs

Friday, 5 July 2013

A Thank you Card!!

This is a card I created following the lovley sketch at Mojo Monday.

The Sketch :

My Card:

Used my imagination crafts Decoupage stamp set for the center piece and the flower on the Tag.

The Thank you Tag can be removed.

Hope you all like it...Happy Crafting...

Entering this card into the following challenges: 
2. Crafters Corner - Thank you card
3. glitter n sparkle challenge - Thank you card
4. pin and tack challenges - Anything goes -Spark Your Creativity Now
5. imagination-craftschallenges -Anything goes
    The stamp used is from the Decoupage set from Imagination crafts

- Catherine-