Monday, 30 April 2012

With Love

Sadly this is my last card here as a guest designer. I have loved working with these beautiful products. Thanks Janet for the opportunity.

My last card uses the following products from The Stamp Basket
Craftwork Cards Scalloped edge card blank
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Sarah Kay stamp Laura and Henri
Prima Sun Kiss paper pad
Distress Ink Wild honey
Memory Box Macarena corner and Sofia Heart dies

Don't forget there are some fabulous offers in the shop including 25% off some stamps and dies.

Please check out my blog.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Susie ponders

Hi Liz here again with my latest card for 

this time I've used this gorgeous image from Stampavie called Susie ponders, she's a dream to colour and I thought she looked gorgeous done as a vintage style card especially with this gorgeous paper,

Items available from The Stamp Basket

Stampavie ~ Susie Ponders
Hobby house ~  Ivory silk pearls
memory Box ~ Willow dragonfly die
stickles ~ stardust
Craftwork cards ~ on the edge scallop white

Don't forget Janet has a sweet crazy weekend special sale on now!
25% off all Magnolia stamps and dies and a special offer on selected papers,

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 27 April 2012


My card today uses a Craftwork card and the very cute and cheeky,  Mimosa Hat from Bildmalarna. To  make this card I have used My Minds Eye papers, chalk seam binding and Hobby House snow white pearls. These pearls are such amazing quality.
All are available from The Stamp Basket.

As  I come to the end of my GD spot, I would like to thank you for your all your sweet comments.
Hugs n' Smiles
Chris x

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Bildmalarna 'Tulip'

Good morning

It's Lisa here with my final GDT card for The Stamp Basket.  The last 4 weeks have flown by and I can hardly believe it's my last time to post here on the blog.  I would like to say a big thank you to Janet for giving me the opportunity to design for The Stamp Basket ... I have loved every minute of it :-)

My card today features an adorable Bildmalarna image and gorgeous Prima 'Sun Kiss' papers.


* Items available from The Stamp Basket *

Craftwork Cards On the Edge 'Scallop' Card Blank

Thanks for stopping by today ...

Lisa x

Monday, 23 April 2012

In the Garden

Good morning, Marianne here with my project for today. I thought I would bring you something different and decorated a kraft gift bag. I like to make the design wider than the bag sometimes by using different angles.

Products available from The Stamp Basket
Printed panel (stamps also available) Annabelle's Meadow

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Two for the price of one

Hi Liz here with two cards made using the same stamp,

This one is based on shabby chic with a  modern fresh look,
Memory Box ~ Arboscello Tree
Stickles ~Star dust
Doo Hickey ~  Peony Die

Card number two
more traditional

I've used a craftworks card base but made a mock criss cross effect on top,

Craftwork  cards ~ Scalloped edge
Pearls ~ Hobby house  ivory silk 
Distress inks  ~ re inkers

Well that's my  two for the price of one, can think of loads of other things to do with her too lol,

Don't forget Janet has a 10% sale of all
MME paper pads
and 10% off selected Prima paper pads too,

Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 20 April 2012


Hello everyone, here is my Friday card.
 Today I have a Sarah Kay card to share with you, Sohia Wishes.

The papers are My Minds Eye/ Dolled Up, and I have added Flowers from The Prima Meadowlark collection.
Around the edges and in the flower are Hobby House Clear Gems. Everything is available from The Stamp Basket.

I hope you like my little Sophia card.
Enjoy your weekend and I will be back
 with my last GD card next Friday.

Hugs and Smiles

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sporty bear

Hello, Lisa here to share my little card for this week.

I've used one of the new Penny Johnson stamps from Stampavie - this is the very cute 'Sporty'...

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sarah Kay 'Michel'

Good morning

It's Lisa here and it's my turn to share another card here on The Stamp Basket blog.  Today's card features a little boy who goes by the name of Michel ... awww he's so cute :-)


Items available from The Stamp Basket

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Lisa xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Letters and Roses

It's Marianne here again with my third guest designer card.

I have used the gorgeous new Bildmalarna Letters and Roses stamp. The card blank is Craftwork Cards on the edge elegant one and I decide to try something different with this card. I wanted to show off the beautiful birds on the Prima Meadowlark paper so stuck part of a sheet direct to the card and then cut it out following the shape of the card. I then mounted the die cut image onto more of the same paper and added some cream vintage ribbon. After colouring the image I paper pieced her dress to match the backing paper.

The large Prima Meadowlark flowers match the papers so beautifully and I added some Hobby House pearls to the flowers and to her bouquet.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sarah Kay "Suzie Ponders"...and butterflies

Hi everyone... Natalie's here. 
Today is my turn to show you a card.....which I've made for
 The Stamp Basket 
For my card today I've used a new Suzie Ponders stamp from Sarah Kay, colored it with Copic markers. My papers are from new Prima collection called "Nature Garden".

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Juliet in the fields

Hi, Liz here with my latest card for The Stamp Basket
The gorgeous cute image is called Juliet in the fields by Stampavie ( Sarah Kay)

She's coloured with my distress re-inkers and the papers are song bird by Prima,
gorgeous they are too,  to finish off some of the corners I've used  Hobby house  5m ivory silk pearls,
The fantastic ribbon is cream vintage ribbon,

to finish off I've also used Star dust stickles and the main card shape which is a craftwork cards scalloped edge card,
remember all these items are available at
The Stamp Basket

hope you have a lovely day!
Happy crafting!
hugs Liz xx

Friday, 13 April 2012


Hello everyone, today I have a Bildmalarna card to show you. The stamp is called Mimosa Picnic and I am totally in love with it. The gentle image conjures up childhood memories of days when the sun was always shining, or so it seemed. The paper is from the Prima Meadowlark pad and I have machine stitched the edge
The card is by Craftwork Cards and the flowers are from the Prima Meadowlark collection. I used the Chalk Seam Binding for a double bow and decorated with  Hobby House snow white pearls and gem stones. 
All these yummy crafting products are from 
 I would like to thank Janet for introducing me to Bildmalarna Stamps. They are an absolute joy to colour and are beautifully detailed.

Enjoy your weekend and I will be back with another card next Friday.
Hugs n' Smiles
Chris x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Bella with Mum

Hello, Lisa here with my little creation for this week :o)

I've used one of the sweet Bella stamps from Wild Rose Studio and some gorgeous MME papers.

Aww isn't she cute?  Perfect for younger children's birthday cards I think.

Thanks for popping in, hope you're having a lovely day :o)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sophia Wishes

Good morning

It's Lisa here with my second GDT card for The Stamp Basket :-)

For today's card I have used the adorable Sophia Wishes and on checking the blog on Monday I noticed that Marianne had also used this image on her card.  If you scroll down you can see Marianne's beautiful vintage style card and even though we have used the same image our cards are so different.   



Items available from The Stamp Basket

Other items used

Kars butterfly punch and EK Success scalloped border punch

I am really enjoying being one of the guest designers for April and look forward to sharing another card with you next Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sophia Wishes

Happy Easter Monday. I hope you are enjoying the long weekend. It's Marianne here with my second guest designer card. I was asked to choose two images from the new Sarah Kay stamps and what a job that was. They are so gorgeous. You can find the whole range here at the Stamp Basket.

I have used the gorgeous Sophia Wishes. I love the old fashioned look of these images and decided to colour her in brown tones to tie in with the beautiful Prima Nature Garden papers. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the paper and image and also on the chalk white seam binding. This seam binding is lovely as it is but can also be coloured with alcohol pens or Distress Inks to match your project. The corners were made using a Memory Box Macarena Corner Die.

Thanks for looking and enjoy shopping at The Stamp Basket

You can find my blog here.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Tulips for YOU...

Hello everyone.., Natalie's here...
Happy Easter!!!
 Hope you have a wonderful Easter holidays...

I'm a new GD member for next four Sundays, and here is my first card for
 The Stamp Basket

For my card today I've used a new Bildmalarna  stamp called Tulip, colored it with Copic markers. My papers are from new Prima collection called "Song Bird".


Items available from
The Stamp Basket:

Card Blank: Craftwork On the Edge Card Pack - scallop white (size 6)
Stamp: Bildmalarna - Tulip
Papers: Prima - Song
Embellishments: White Flat Lace, Burlap Twine - Natural, Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Aqua - 15mm, Button Mix - Pastel, The Hobby House 3mm and 5mm Pearls - Snow White, Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust
Just a quick reminder that the Easter Sale on so please do stop by if you want to grab yourself a bargain!

 Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend! 

Hugs Natalie xx 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Little Love Bear

Hi everyone. I hope you are having a lovely weekend, despite the change in the weather! I have a card to show you today with the cutest little bear ever…he definitely has the ‘aah’ factor! When I saw him, I just couldn’t resist inking him up! The stamp is from the Spring 2012 Stampavie range called ‘Little Love Bear’. Rather than making him into a smooth chocolate box bear, I wanted to give him a little bit of he's a little rustic bear with ‘tatty teddy’ appeal!    

 The papers are My Mind’s Eye ‘Dolled Up’ – I just love this pad…in fact, I love all of these MME Miss Caroline pads (I couldn’t decide which to use first!). I deliberately kept the embellishments very simple on this male card and tucked the sentiment tag behind the image.
Here's a close up of the image coloured with copics:

All products available at The Stamp Basket

We have decided to extend our Easter Sale and will be adding more products over the please do stop by and take a look!
Many thanks for your lovely comments over the past few weeks – we do appreciate hearing from you so much. 

Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend!



Friday, 6 April 2012

Floating Down The River

Hello everyone, I am Chris and will be Friday's guest designer for the next four weeks. I hope you will enjoy seeing my cards. 

Today's card uses one of the new Stampavie stamps, Floating Down The River. I matched the colours with some of the gorgeous papers from the new Prima Meadowlark collection. The pretty scalloped card is Craftwork Cards.

I have used a Memory Box dragonfly on this card. There are two of dragonfly dies in the new collection and this is the smaller one. Other embellishments are a white ribbon and bow, snow white pearls and a blue Meadowlark flower. The quality of the pearls are superb and I am keen to try the other three colours available in the shop.

Card Recipe

For more details of my card you are welcome to visit

Have a lovely Easter
Chris xxx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Annabelle's Meadow

Good morning

It's Lisa here with my first GDT card for The Stamp Basket :-) 

I was sent a parcel bursting at the seams with gorgeous products and it was hard to choose what to use first.  In the end I opted for one of the beautiful Annabelle's Meadow panels.  These panels are so pretty and each pack contains 4 designs, with 8 coloured and 4 black and white images in total. 


Items available from The Stamp Basket

Other items used

Pink Gem Designs sentiment, Magnolia Doohickey swirl die and Kars butterfly punch

Just a quick reminder that the Easter Sale finishes tomorrow at 9 am so you need to be quick if you want to grab yourself a bargain!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Little love bear

Hi all Pickle here,
 I just popped by to show you my latest DT card for The Stamp Basket
If you are a regular you to my blog you will now how much I love bears so when I saw this little beauty by penny Johnson for Stampavie I did the awwwwww big time

Ingredients used:

papers: prima Song bird (over stamped with a flourish)
Pearl brad

For further details of colouring mediums I used etc please see my blog here

The Stamp Basket has and Easter Sale going on at the mo
Pop over and grab yourself a bargain! 
Also many many beautiful new additions to the store including all of these little beauties

**Restocks of Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Meadow and the
Bella Collection of stampspapers and printed panels 

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday, 2 April 2012

Annabelle's Meadow

Good morning everyone, Marianne here with my first guest designer card for April. I am so pleased to be here and to have been given the opportunity to work with these beautiful products.

My card today features one of the gorgeous Annabelle's Meadow panels from Wild Rose. I have teamed it with paper from the same range and used Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the edges of both to add to the soft look. I've topped it off with some blue sheer ribbon, Hobby House pearls, Prima flowers and a pearl brad. The scrolls behind the flower were made by die cutting using a Memory Box Macarena die and then cutting them in half. I've then finished with some die cut butterflies using another Memory Box die.

You can find all of these products including the Craftwork cards card blank at The Stamp Basket.

Keep checking back every day for more cards from the Design Team and it will be my pleasure to bring you another creation next Monday.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Kitty's Picnic

Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I have a card to show you today, using an image from one of the Wild Rose Studio Printed Panel packs…definitely a great craft store cupboard stand-by for making those last minute cards!! This cute image is called Kitty’s Picnic and is one of the four designs (two of each printed panel plus four outlines) included in the pack...all I needed to do was add a bit of stickles glitz...and voila!

The paper that I have used is also from by the Wild Rose Studio Annabelle’s Meadow Collection and the sentiment is from the Wild Rose Studio Circle Greetings set.

I've had a lovely time playing with a range of dies on this card! The border is a Magnolia Doohickey ‘Sweet Lovely Lace’ which is on special offer this weekend. The cute little dragonfly is a Memory Box die called ‘Willow Dragonfly’...whilst I do like my butterfly dies, these dragonfly dies (Memory box have produced two of differing sizes with the new release) do add something a little bit different!

The sentiment frame has been made using the Whimsy ‘Elegant Notables 1’ die….and my two favourite dies of the moment (Memory Box Dancing Tulips and Tulip Petals) were used to create the flower and leaves. The Dancing Tulips die can be used independently, as Kerry did on her card earlier in the week, or teamed up with the Tulip Petals for a bigger bloom. Before I started, I wondered if it was going to be very fiddly sticking the four petal bits together, but I have to say, if you follow the four-staged picture on the packaging, it comes together very easily!   

The pearls are from our new range by the Hobby House – if you’ve not had chance to check them out yet, do pop over to the store. We are trialling four colours at the moment – ivory, snow white, wedding day and liking lilac…so, please let us know what you think!  
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Annabelle’s Meadow Printed Panels; Wild Rose Studio Annabelle’s Meadow 6 x 6 paper pack
Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you enjoy the rest of your day!