Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Paper Shelter: The Best Day of my Life

Today I want to share a lovely basket I made using this beautiful digital image from The Paper Shelter. It's called The Best Day of my Life.

The basket was inspired by a tutorial a friend shared with me at a Stamp Camp I went to a few weeks ago. My image was a little wide to fit the standard pattern, so I adapted it to make the basket 13cm wide by 10cm high and 10cm deep. It is a great size for filling with treats or gifts for a special person. Here is a view of the side showing the strips I cut out of white card and punched the edges before adding a strip of patterned paper. The strips are 11cm long, which is why they bow out and add another dimension to the basket. I then added a pretty bow to finish off the handle.

Across the back I added 4 strips.  I was careful to match the pattern paper to keep the stripes even.

Here is a closer look at the delightful dragon with her newborn:

I printed the image with my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress Cardstock and coloured it in with Copic Markers. The Copics used are as follows: Dragon mother: B05, B04, B02, B01, B000, B0000 Baby dragon: V06, V05, V04, Egg shell: YR20, Y26, Y23, Y21, G46, G43  Nest: E55, E53, E51, E50


The Paper Shelter is having a DT Call and I am entering with this basket, wish me luck, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I also am entering the following challenges:

Have a colourful creative day...


Stamps: The Paper Shelter - The Best Day of my Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise and White cardstock, SU designer papers - Sweet Taffy
Accessories:  SU border Punch (retired), SU Tempting Turquoise ribbon (retired), Spellbinders Card Creator die: A2 Divine Eloquence


  1. So sweet. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P (DT)

  2. Oh wow Carol that is just stunning love the image and your design. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  3. WOW! The dragon is sooo cute and different from butterflies and birds. Thanks for joining in with Sparkles.
    Good luck, Suzy DT x

  4. Wow Carol, love the bag and the papers! Such a sweet and perfect image too! Meg x

  5. I love what you did with the basket Carol, that image is so cute, beautifully done
    Hugs Julie P