Thursday, 31 October 2013

Bella with Daisy

Hi all,
I hope you are keeping well and warm…how the mornings have changed with the Autumn mists! I’m still in my cornflour blue phase here at The Stamp Basket Headquarters…and still not a Christmas card in sight!
Today I have another very simple ‘thank you’ card to show you using a really cute stamp from Wild Rose Studio called ‘Bella with Daisy’….although I’ve just realised my daisy has been coloured purple  to match the backing papers! Oh well, I’m sure a bit of artistic license will be fine!
I’ve teamed Bella with paper from the WRS ‘Bella Birthday’ paper pack and used a small piece of Bazzill ‘Classic Purple’ card to lift the image. 

Card Recipe:

Janet xx

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Maya and Kitty sledging

Hello again my fellow craft-a-holics.... 
I am back today with another Christmas card... Looks like I may well have had the kick start I need to get my Xmas crafting underway!!!
I have a particularly sweet image for you today, this is Maya.!

I love the shape of this fabulous card... and those snowflakes are a favourite too!
A simple design really to show off the image and those die cuts....

Here is the recipe:
Card blank: Craftwork cards
Papers: First Edition Silent night
Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Maya & Kitty Sledging
Die cuts: Joy! snowflakes
Embellishments: Lace & pearls 

Have a truly crafty day!
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Feeding robins

Hello my lovelies, so happy to see you...
I have a Christmas card to share today, this time in shades of blue & turquoise to ring the changes.

This lovely stamp is called "Feeding robins" from Wild Rose Studios, and I have coloured it with my markers... then dotted with liquid pearls, and glittered. I have added lots more dots of pearls to the die cut tree, and I have used a touch of distress ink to give it an aged appearance.

The recipe is as follows:
Card blank: Craftwork Cards
Papers: Magnolia Vintage Turquoise & Cloudy Hearts
Stamp: Wild Rose Feeding Robins
Die cuts : La La Land Christmas Tree
Embellishments: Glamour Dust Crystal & Pearls

I hope this has inspired to get creative with your Christmas cards...
Happy Crafting!
Lis x

Monday, 28 October 2013


I've got another masculine card to share with you today, and it's another one using an aeronautical theme!

I've again cut out a square insert from the main backing papers, layered them on plain coloured card, and replaced them in the same place so the patterns match again, but with an insert panel.  It gives a bit of variation in the background without too much fuss, so I think it's quite good for a masculine card.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Teddy With Present

Good morning.
Debs here with another inspirational make for you using some gorgeous pink and girlie stash and an adorable image from 

This adorable image is from Wild Rose Studio and is Teddy With Present
coloured with my neglected Promarkers and Flexmarkers

Ingredients used available from The Stamp Basket:
Image: Teddy with Present 
Sentiment: Molly Blooms 'Celebrate Banner'
Memory Box: Snowflake Corner

Hope you feel a little inspired to get a little crafty.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Happy Crafting :o)


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...

Morning all!

I hope you are all having a lovely relaxing weekend! I don't know where the weeks are going'll be Christmas before we know it!

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  We've some more Christmas inspiration for you today with some fab card designs from our archives...

Our theme today is...

 Christmas Trees!

Hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever your plans.
Janet xx 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Chocks Away

My card today is meant to be a masculine Christmas card, so hopefully I've managed to get as close to masculine as possible (for me!).

No pink in sight!

Although the image is quite generic, the papers are definitely festive and I added a winter tree for good measure.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Bella with Flowers

Hi all,
Still no Christmas card from me today! Instead I’ve made a thank you card using the gorgeous Wild Rose Studio ‘Bella with Flowers’. The WRS stamp collections are such good value for money – the stamps are good quality and the designs are just so versatile - you can use them again and again for different occasions: birthdays, ‘thank you’ cards and ‘thinking of you’ cards, as well as just to send a note to someone! 


Today, I’ve teamed Bella with paper from the WRS ‘Bella’ paper pack…the pinks and cornflowers blues make this an ideal palette for all occasion cards.
Now, I have to admit to having a bit of a disaster with this image…I got a bit distracted, managed to overfill my copic pens and ended up with no less than three big slodges on the image…but the tip when this happens is not to panic!  I used kitchen roll to soak up the ink and then used the copic blender to slowly remove each splodge. It took quite a while of using the blender, drying the image and then going back in with the blender (I lost count of the number of times I needed to do this)…but I think it worked quite well, particularly given what it looked like at the start! So if this happens to you, always give it a go before resorting to binning your image, you may surprise yourself!

Card Recipe:
Janet xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Snowflake Ballet

Hello again . I am back to share another Christmas card with you, this one is a Little Darling!!
 I have used the traditional shades of deep red that I love to create with  at Christmas . I have embellished with the most luscious ribbon, and a couple of golden Christmas bells.

The recipe is as follows
Card blank : Craftwork Cards
Papers: Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas
Stamp: Little Darlings Snowflake Ballet
Ribbon: Burgundy satin
Embellishments : Bells & Twine
Die Cut: Memory box Whimsical flourish
Glitter: Glamour dust Crystal

I do hope I have given you a little inspiration today. 
Happy crafting
Lis xx

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Re-stocks and New Arrivals!

Hi all,

Just stopping by to let you know that we have some new Spellbinder dies in stock!

the gorgeous 'Curved Borders 2'


 the gorgeous 'Scalloped Borders 2'

We've also re-stocked on the
First Edition Nordic Christmas
6" x6" paper pads

Just perfect for all your Christmas preparations!
Thanks for stopping by
Janet xx

Monday, 21 October 2013

Fizzy Moon Tags Galore

I've just got some of the cutest teddy bear stamps from The Stamp Basket, and I couldn't resist making some little tags with them.   I got busy and made 4 tags, each using a different Fizzy Moon teddy image.

I've made 2 in traditional Christmas colours, and 2 in my fail-safe colours of pink and blue.  :0)

Project Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bluebell and Presents

Good morning.
Debs here with my first Guest Designer project for 

So for the next 8 weeks on Sundays I will be sharing my crafty inspiration using some scrummy crafty goodies from The Stamp Basket and my first project is using one of the most adorable new images from Wild Rose Studio 'Bluebell and Presents'

Card Ingredients available from The Stamp Basket - just click the links to go straight to them:
Image: Wild Rose Studio 'Bluebell and Presents'
Image stamped onto: Neenah Classic 'Solar White' using Memento Ink 'Tuxedo Black'

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Christmas is Coming!

Morning everyone and a happy weekend!

How are your home-made Christmas cards coming along? I must confess that I have hardly got going with mine! So, I have been digging around in the archives for some inspiration from our fabulous talented design team, both past and present! 


Hope you enjoyed these fabulous winter wonderland creations and feel inspired to get crafting!


Janet xx

Friday, 18 October 2013

Shop til you Drop

Today's project is a birthday calendar rather than a card.

I've created a A-frame base in thick purple card, and designed a calendar page on my computer for each month of the year.  I've stamped mini images around the edge of the calendar to decorate it, and bound the top to my A-frame.

The pages flip over and you can enter the dates to remember on each page so you don't forget a birthday!

The image, featuring birthday presents, is Little Darlings Shop til you Drop from The Stamp Basket.

Project Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Hello all! Its my first posting as GDT here at The Stamp Basket, and I am thrilled to be sharing some lovely crafty creations with you!
First up is one of my favourites... Fizzy moon. 

The papers are lush Silver & Gold by Bo Bunny, they are so yummy!I have matted and layered onto chocolate cardstock, and distressed all the layers. On the holly corner I have dotted some red pearls from stash.

Card Recipe as follows:
Card blank- Craftwork Cards
Image- Presents by Fizzy Moon
Papers: Bo Bunny , Silver & Gold 
Die cut- Cottage Cutz Elegant Holly corner  
Glitter - Glamour dust Crystal

Have a wonderful crafty day!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Waiting for Santa

It's another Christmas card from me today (hubby already thinks we've got Christmas cards coming out of our ears), and I've kept the design really simple.

I've returned to my (current) favourite Christmas pad, First Edition's Silent Night, and a die that I'm really loving at the moment too, Cottage Cutz Holly Border.  I finished my card off with a few pearls, and an array of white flowers, stamens and pearl strings.

The image is matted onto silver mirri card, but it actually looks black in the photo as it's hard to get a good photo of the mirri card.  :0(

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Autumn Gardens

Morning all,

I hope your weekend has got off to a great start! Do you have any plans for a bit of crafting or are you busy making chutney or apple sauce with all the wonderful fruits of the season?  I just love Autumn...the trees are so beautiful at this time of year with such rich, warm colours...and the rising sun early in the morning, looks absolutely gorgeous silhouetting the skyline...

Our theme today is...

 Autumn Gardens

...I hope it brings you some inspiration to get crafting! 


Crafter's Companion - Sweetest Moments

Friday, 11 October 2013

New Arrivals!!

Hi everyone,

I'm just stopping by to let you know that the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas release has arrived in stock...

 ....this collection is so darn cute...I just can't wait to ink them up this weekend!

If you've not had chance to take a look, pop over to the website and let us know your favourite!

Many thanks to everyone who has
pre-ordered crafting goodies...our
little elves are working very hard to get your orders to you just as soon as we can!

Hope you all have a lovely
weekend, whatever your plans!

Hugs, Janet xx

P.S. Just love these new Christmas Sentiment stamps too!!

Mimo Ski

My card for The Stamp Basket today returns to a Christmas theme, with some gorgeous new gold backing papers from Bo Bunny.  I've contrasted them with a rich forest green satin ribbon, a green button and some embroidery thread.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bella Carrying a Pile of Presents

Hi all,
I have a birthday card to show you today that I’ve made using the adorable cute Wild Rose Studio stamp called ‘Bella Carrying a Pile of Presents’. The gorgeous papers are Bo Bunny ‘Surprise’ – I just can’t get enough of these papers at the moment, they are just right for bright party themed cards!  

Here’s a close up of the image coloured with copics and pro-marker pens:



Card: Bazzill Prima Classic Red; Neenah Classic Crest Colouring Card; Craftwork Cards Straight Edge Pack

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!


Janet xx

Monday, 7 October 2013

Retirement Card

I've got a bit of a different card today, as it has a sentiment rather than an image as the focal point.

When I received these gorgeous papers, I couldn't bear to cover them up, so I decided to make a C&S design which showcased the papers more than anything else.

The card was requested by my hubby for his boss who is retiring in a few months, and the only requirement was to include some Swarovoski crystals, and preferably not feature a bear image (hmmm, I can't think why he'd feel the need to say that!!)

Anyway, here's what I came up with;  a shaped card base, with floral papers.   I cut out a central square in the papers, matted the panel onto contrasting paper from the same pad, and edged it with Stardust gel pen before wrapping it with strands of red twine and sticking it back down in place so that the flowers still match the base card positions.

I then typed a sentiment in an elegant font, die cut it out and stamped flowers and leaves around the edge.  I layered that onto the same plain backing paper and used 3d foam pads to place it over the twine.  I then tied a bow in some more twine, threaded on a bead and a crystal onto each strand, and tied a knot at the end to stop them falling off.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Coming Soon!!

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely weekend!

I have some fabulous news to share with you today about a new collection coming soon from Wild Rose Studio...

Introducing Bluebell, the cutest deer you'll ever see on a stamp!

She's brand new and exclusive to Wild Rose Studio, and she's bound to make your Christmas cards irresistible!

This collection features 8 new clear stamps including a new Christmas greetings stamp set.

The greetings include postal stamps, circles and even a 'North Pole' postmark, so your Bluebell cards will really look like they've travelled from the snowy north with these!

The Bluebell Christmas Collection of clear stamps, and the new Wild Rose Studio 'A Robin's Christmas' paper pack are available to pre-order at The Stamp Basket and are expected in stock this week.

Janet xx