Thursday, 31 July 2014

New Arrivals!

Morning all!

The new Wild Rose Studio Christmas Stamp Collection has arrived in stock at The Stamp Basket Headquarters!

This collection of stamps is seriously fab-u-lous!

There are 9 different stamps to choose from including...

this absolutely adorable cute Pingu...

....or this sweet angel decorating Bluebell's antlers...

               ...or this cute little girl ladened with Christmas presents...

  ...or this tiny mouse sniffing a poinsettia....

There really is something for everyone in this collection...

Janet xx

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Rowan Fairy Craft Kit

Ever had the need to make a card in a hurry but not had the time to sit and colour up a detailed image?  Wondered what papers go with what, and which embellishments to choose?  Panic no more, the answer is waiting for you at The Stamp Basket store with one of their Craft Kits!

All the ingredients for this card are from the
You get everything you need, Hobby House toppers, Wild Rose Studio Antique Library papers,
ribbons, pearls, buttons, twine, base cards and envelopes - in fact enough to make four complete cards
Just so easy and stress free.

While I'm here, I have some news for you too - brace yourselves
The new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps are available to pre-order now, and oh my word, they are so cute it is guaranteed that you will want them all, I know I do!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Rowan Fairy Kit

Morning all!

I thought I'd stop by today to tell you a little bit more about the new Rowan Fairy kit that's available at the Stamp Basket on-line store!

This kit contains everything that you need to make four all-occasions cards: 4 white Craftworks shaped card bases and envelopes, 12 sheets of  Wild Rose Studio 'Antique Library' papers, 4 co-ordinating pre-coloured fairy toppers from The hobby House (2 medium and 2 small sized), pink and eggshell vintage style ribbon, natural burlap twine, buttons, pearls and brads...all you need is the glue and you can get crafting!

More project inspiration to be sure to check back for the latest projects from our design team using this fab kit! 


Janet xx

Monday, 28 July 2014

Coming Soon - new Wild Rose Studio Christmas Stamp Collection!

Afternoon all!

We're really pleased to announce the release of the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps for 2014 - ready to pre-order now from The Stamp Basket!
There are nine festive stamps in the new collection:
There are four festive designs featuring this cute little girl in her beautiful winter coat...
If you like animal stamps, then there are two adorable mouse stamps just for you...
...And fans of the popular Wild Rose Studio Bluebell the deer collection will be happy to see three reindeer-themed images, featuring baubles and an angel too:
Don't forget, all the stamps are available to pre-order now at The Stamp Basket...the stamps are expected in stock later this week...make sure you get yours early by pre-ordering!
Thanks for stopping by...

Rowan Fairy Kit

I've not used coloured toppers before, so this is something new for me, but they're great for a quick make, or if you're not confident with your colouring.  This little sweetie is a Hobby House topper.  The papers are my favourite Antique Library and match the image perfectly.  They both come in a kit now available at The Stamp Basket, which also contain the ribbon, some buttons, twine and even the card base, so everything you need to make a pretty set of Fairy cards.  I've added some sparkle to her wings and also a cloudy background.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Wee Rowan Fairy

Good morning Debs here with my usual little Sunday Inspiration using some scrummy stash from 

and this week I am sharing an uber cute card made with one of the gorgeous Craft Kits that Janet has recently added to the shop.

This is the 'Rowan Fairy Kit' 

**New** Rowan Fairy Kit

It contains a selection of scrummy Wild Rose Studio 'Antique Library' Design Papers, with 4 pre-coloured Hobby House 'Rosetta' collection die cut toppers 'Wee Rowan Fairy' and 'Wee Sweet Sparkle' 4 shaped Craftwork Cards and envelopes together with a selection of embellishments - enough to make 4 scrummy cards all for a fabulous price of £6.49 - and there will be some scrummy stash leftover too :o)

Here's what I did with it:

Why not grab a cuppa and pop over to see what other fabulous Craft Kits are available and to browse through the huge Summer Sale - some items have a mahooosive 40% discount :o)

Hope you are having a super crafty weekend.


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fairy Tale

Morning all! 

Our fab design team have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks to bring you some inspiration and ideas of projects that you can make using a new non-Christmas themed kit that is currently on sale at The Stamp Basket store. So, be sure to pop back to check out the new makes during this coming week!

To get us in the mood for these fab forthcoming creations, I've been looking in the archives for some fairy themed projects...viola!

...Fairy Tale...
Whimsy - Mountain Lily


Hope you have a great weekend!
Janet xx

Friday, 25 July 2014

Annabelle with Gifts - Kit

Annabelle with Gifts is on show today, being my last in the set of the Christmas in July theme.  This again is made from the same fabulous kit that I used a couple of weeks ago, which contains the stamp, some papers, ribbons, pearls etc, but I've added some die cuts and used some glossy burgundy satin ribbon on this version.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Annabelle With Sledge

It feels so strange posting about Christmas in July when we have been through a heatwave and summer storms, but that is what we are celebrating at The Stamp Basket at the moment ..... so here is a card to cool you down.

I'm sorry if this comes as a shock to my CAS fans, I got a little carried away, lol

Ingredients for this card available from The Stamp Basket store are:
Stamping Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Maja Design (1) Coffee In The Arbour and (2) Walk In The Forest

And from my stash were pencils and the sentiment

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pickle Skating

 Hi all,
Today’s contemporary 'Christmas in July' themed card uses the adorable Wild Rose Studio ‘Pickle Skating’ image. I’ve kept the design very clean and simple for this card so this cute little guy can be centre-stage!

                          Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio ‘Pickle Skating’; Whimsy ‘Christmas Sayings’ (in the sale)
Card:  Bazzill ‘Aqua’; Craftwork Cards ‘On the Edge – Scallop’; Neenah Classic Crest (colouring card)
Ink: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; copics
Tools: Whimsy ‘Notables 1’ die (in the sale)
Embellishments: Deco-Arts glamour dust - crystal; Ranger Liquid Pearls – opal; Ranger Stickles – star dust; Berisfords 15mm aqua satin ribbon

Janet xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Stocking Fillers

I'm well and truly in C&S mood today with another Christmas in July themed card for The Stamp Basket.

The image featured lots of stockings, so I matched it with some sock themed papers!

I wouldn't mind a couple of these cuties in my stockings this Christmas.  :0)

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A CAS Snowflake

Good morning. Debs here with my usual Sunday morning inspiration and today I have another CAS Festive make to share with you - using some scrummy stash from 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Marianne Creatables Snowflake and as you can see it's big (and beautiful) enough to be the centre piece of my CAS design.
I blinged up my snowflake using Stamp and Bond then lashings of Crystal Glamour Dust 
A little strip of some of my most favourite (of the moment) Nordic Christmas DP together with some May Arts Red Burlap, Eggshell Vintage Style Ribbon and a gorgeous snowflake charm - all from one of the fabulous Nordic Christmas kits.
Sentiment from Whimsy Christmas Sayings.
A few punched snowflakes with some Hobby House adhesive pearls

Hope you like my CAS Festive make and feel a little inspired to get ahead with your Festive makes too :o)

Have a fabulous crafty day.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Christmas in July - Week 2

Morning all!

Today I have another fabulous selection of cards to showcase to celebrate the start of our second week of Christmas in July! All of the images that you see here are in our summer sale, so do stop by at our online shop to catch up with all the latest bargains!




Hoping you have a great weekend,
Janet xx

Friday, 18 July 2014

Helping Santa

It's Christmas in July at The Stamp Basket this month, so I've got another festive card to share.  It's never too early to start with those Christmas makes, and if it gives me an excuse to get out those glitters then I'm happy! :0)

This one was intended to be a bit more masculine, but as usual I've added a bow and some pearls, so that didn't quite go according to plan!

I've also used the Nordic papers and the lovely ribbon I had left over from Monday's project.  There's plenty in that kit to make extra stuff so it's great value.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Starry Starry Night

Good morning. 
Now I know you don't normally see me here at this time of the week but I just couldn't resist sharing another uber cute Festive make with you for our inspiration on 


This time I have used an uber adorable Wild Rose Studio image - Starry Night teamed with the gorgeous First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' design papers - I think they are fast becoming my favs for this year :o)

Other Stamp Basket items used:
Craftwork Cards 'Elegant Square' Card Base

Don't forget to check out the scrummy new Craft Kits that Janet has recently added to the shop - they are perfect for new and experienced crafters alike - see details here.

Have a fabulous crafty day.

Nordic Christmas Kits

Morning all,
So, are you liking the fabulous projects that our talented team of designers have been making using the new range of Nordic Christmas kits that are available to buy in our online store? Well, I thought I'd stop by today to tell you a bit more about the kits!

There are three kits available in the Nordic Christmas series: Annabelle and Tree (above); Annabelle with Gifts (below) and Hanging Gifts (posted further down).

Full details are in our online shop, but as you can see from the photos each kit contains a Wild Rose Studio stamp (you choose the design), 12 sheets of First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' papers, 4 small pieces of Bazzill 'kraft' cardstock, May Arts red and natural burlap twine, eggshell vintage style ribbon, selection of pearls and brads, and 2 snowflake charms from The Hobby House.

The kits have been designed with both new and experienced crafters in mind. How can this be so, I hear you ask? Well, they are ideal if you've not done a lot of card making before and just want to test out the water, so to speak. They are, also, great for the busy crafter too, in that all the design elements that you need to make your card personal is included in the kit, all you need to provide are the core basics such as colouring pens, white card, ink, scissors and adhesive! So the big advantage is that you can try out different products without needing to buy a complete pack of everything…

...and of course, if you find that you like them, you can then always buy more of each item separately...or buy another kit!

So if you've never tried using a kit before, why not give it a go?

Our design team will be bringing you more inspiration over the next few days about how you can use your kit...and of course, if you do buy a kit, we'd love to see what you make too, so do send us your piccies!

Janet xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hanging Gifts

Good morning all!  We are having Christmas In July celebrations at The Stamp Basket and of course I have something Crimbly to share with you

The majority of ingredients for this card are from the

Here is the full kit

The only other things that I needed were
Stamping Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Medium: Pencils

So how cool is that? No rummaging around trying to find matching papers and embellishments, it is all there is one very handy kit!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Nordic Christmas Kit - Annabelle and Tree

Morning all and welcome to the fourth day of our Christmas in July event!

As you know already, to help take the stress out of your Christmas card making this year, we have put together some lovely little Christmas kits. For today’s card, I have used some of the items from the ‘Nordic Christmas - Annabelle with Tree' Kit which is available to buy in our online shop. 

One of the advantages of this new range of kits is that they allow you to try out different products without buying a complete pack…and of course, if you find you like them, you can then always buy more of each item separately! They also make great gifts for friends or relatives!

                                               Card Recipe:

Card:  Bazzill ‘Kraft’ (from the Nordic Christmas Kit 1’); Craftwork Cards ‘Straight Edge’ Card Pack
I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! 
Big hugs,

Janet xx