Easter Flowers and April Showers

Secret Garden Easter Basket by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Just a real quick little post from me this morning.  I was totally inspired by Annette Greens Easter basket shared on the G45 blog this week that I decided to make one to put eggs in for Oli s new girlfriend.  I made a scaled down version of the basket (5" x 5") from this lovely spotty Beautiful Blooms paper (Secret Garden collection g45) and then made a few daffodils, pansys and violets using the Susan's Garden flower dies and white card stock.  Coloured with copic markers they look just like the real thing :-) The grass was cut from a Tim Holtz decorative strip and the bunny was a 25p bargain stamp from Hobbycraft.  I've just got to get the eggs out of the car, fill it up and give it to Sophie later on. 
If you'd like to make a basket yourself, here's Annette's video 

and a few more pics of mine.

Secret Garden Easter Basket 1 by Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Secret Garden Easter Basket 2 by Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Secret Garden Easter Basket 3 by Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Here are the Susan's Garden flower videos if you'd like to know how to make the flowers on the basket too. 
The Daffodil 
The Pansy/Violet 

Supply List 
3 sheets 12 x 12 paper (Beautiful Blooms) cut into 1" strips 
White Cardstock 
We R Memory Keepers large eyelets x 2 
Copic Markers Yellows, greens, purples
Easter Bunny Stamp
Sizzix Susan's Garden Daffodil Die 658414
Sizzix Susan's Garden  Pansy & Violet Die 658419
Alterations Tapered Fringe Decorative strip 658553
Viva Perlen Pen - yellow
shredded paper 
glue & double sided tape 

Happy Easter Sunday everyone, have a lovely day and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 


  1. This is lovely Clare and I'm sure Sophie will be/was thrilled with it.

  2. wow gorgeous easterbasket Clare beautiful made and decorated.
    Gr Karin

  3. Hi Clare, I hope you have had a lovely Easter Sunday, I have had a lovely day, even managed some crafting this afternoon.
    These baskets are stunning, your flowers are stunning (so realistic), I will be watching all the videos, I definitely would like to try these.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. So pretty Clare, thank you and I loved watching her little video. Lots of work nothing you can hurry through but gorgeous!! Can't wait for YOUR next video!!
    Luv, luv, luv them!!!
    Judy in Arizona

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