Saturday, 31 December 2011

Saturday Afternoon at The Stamp Basket

Hi everyone and a Happy New Year's Eve! I do hope you had a wonderful, fun Christmas, filled with everything that you hoped for and are looking forward to a new year!  It’s that time of the year when, traditionally, we look back and take stock, so I thought I would join my crafting friends in choosing some of my favourites from all the wonderful cards that our design team have inspired us with over the past couple of months. It’s been a lot harder to choose than I thought it was going to be but posting them all again would have rather defeated the objective! So, here's just a few of my favourites...
From Vicky:
From Teresa:

From Lisa:

 From Kerry:

From Janet:

So why not join in and leave a comment below with a link to your own favourite cards for 2011…we’d love to visit your blogs to see what you’ve been making!

Also, don't forget that our SALE is still on with up to 30% off designer papers and 25% of selected stamps...and for those who would still like to make a donation to Brandon and his family and receive our free 'Love Came Down at Christmas' digi stamp, you can do so here until 2nd January 2012.

In the meantime, everyone at The Stamp Basket would like to wish you a very Happy, Peaceful New Year!
Janet xx

Friday, 30 December 2011

Molly Bloom ~ without her sledge

Good morning and welcome to The Stamp Basket, 
Friday already, where has this week gone or the year for that matter?
 I'm Teresa and today I've made this card using Molly without her sledge 
I've inked up half the stamp and made it a piece of glitter strand in her hand.

I've used Molly Bloom ~ Molly with Sledge stamp
and I've distressed the side tag with Tim Holtz distress pad Vintage photo

All the above products are available at The Stamp Basket and the wonderful sale is still on so come and grab yourself a bargain!
Happy New Year, luv & hugs Teresa xx

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

WEE GEORGE........

Morning all...........!

Hope you are all enjoying the festive holidays at the mo....and has Santa been nice to you and bought you lots of new crafty goodies...and choccies!
It's Vicky here today and I'm showcasing Snowball George again....but this time in different colours and a more simples look...!

And here he is...

This time I have used cool blues & greens..

I have also "cropped" him for a slightly different look using nesties

and a side view...

Items used....all from The Stamp Basket....

Stamp ~ Snowball George ~ Molly Bloom
Button ~ Christmas Mix
Card Blank ~ Craftwork Cards
Stickles ~ Diamond

And don't forget there is a SALE still on do pop over to the shop and grab a couple of bargains too..!

So thank you for stopping by....hope you all having a lovely Christmas 
and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Saturday Afternoon at the Stamp Basket

Just one more sleep to go! I have a card to show you today that I made a few days ago! I’ve used a sweet Molly Blooms Christmas image called ‘King George and Duncan the Camel’…isn’t it just so sweet! I love colouring these Molly Blooms Christmas images. They remind me of the wonderful acceptance of children.  The ‘Happy Christmas’ sentiment is one of the lovely Molly Blooms text stamps and the vintage style paper is from one of my favourite pads by GCD Studios…mmm, gorgeous!  All of these products are reduced in our Christmas sale, so why not pop along and take a look…there are some real bargains to be had!

Tools: Marianne Design Creatables die ‘miniature poinsettias’  

Well, that’s it from me for today. I do hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Janet xx


Friday, 23 December 2011

Molly Bloom ~ Molly with sledge

Good afternoon from The Stamp Basket, Teresa here, later than I wanted to be, I've been trawling round the town today trying to find the last minute gifts for people for Christmas and I got soaked on the way home :o(
If only everyone were crafters we could just buy all our presents from the Stamp Basket in the comfort of our own home :o)
      card for today is this sweet Molly Bloom stamp 'Molly with sledge'
I've used
2 of the papers are from the Bo-bunny (Father Christmas) pad

All the above are available at the Stamp Basket and some are in the sale at the moment.
I just want to finish by wishing you all A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 
luv & hugs Teresa xx

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Mimosa (not) waiting for Santa!

Hello, Lisa here to show you a card I've made using a Bildmalarna stamp called Mimosa - waiting for Santa...

This is obviously meant to be a Christmas stamp but I thought it would work just as well for a birthday card, so that's what I've made!

Well, it's not long at all now until the big day - hopefully you're feeling a bit more organised than I am!
Happy Christmas from me, hope you all have a fantastic time :o)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Morning all.........!

Vicky here today.....and are you all ready for Christmas???...! Well I'm nearly there...just a couple of items to get on Friday...and that's me I am going all Spring on you..! I have used a gorgeous Stampavie stamp by Sarah Kay and she must be one of my fave images from her range...

and here she is...

Spring is Back ~ Sarah Kay

I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens and added some Diamond Stickles

I have also added some gorgeous lace and the card base is so pretty for this image too..

Items used from The Stamp Basket..

Stamp ~ Stampavie "Sarah Kay" Spring is back
Lace ~ Dovecraft white flat lace 2 1/4 "
Stickles ~ Diamond
Card Blank ~ Craftwork Cards

So thanks for popping by....and don't forget about the fabulous SALE that is on at the mo too :o)

So have a super day...stay warm...and not that many sleeps to go

big hugs Vicky xx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Hi bloggers Kerry here...... hope you are all enjoying the run up to Santa and not doing the headless chicken impression like me :{ lol
I just wanted to stop by and show you this little set I made using on of the adorable fizzy moon stamps


All the ingredients listed can be found on The Stamp Basket online shop
just click on the links and don't forget there's a HUGE SALE going on at the mo too :)

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Sharing a biscuit...or a sandwich!

Today’s card is another Nellie Snellen image that I’ve been wanting to ink up for a while and just not got round to it! I just love this stamp! It’s called ‘Sharing a biscuit’ and reminds me of a friend who was recently walking through a park eating her lunch when she found herself surrounded by squirrels…so what did she do? She shared her sandwich!

The sentiment is from a lovely little set of Wild Rose Studio stamps called ‘Christmas Circles’. Both stamps are currently in our sale!

All listed products available in our on-line store

Stamps: Nellie Snellen ‘Sharing a Biscuit’; Wild Rose Studio‘Christmas Circles’

Hope you have a lovely evening!


Janet xx

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Saturday Afternoon at The Stamp Basket

Good afternoon! Just a quick post today to share a gatefold card that I made using the gorgeous Molly Blooms stamp ‘Shepherd George’. This is the first time that I have inked up this stamp and what an absolute joy it was to colour! I am so pleased with the result!

Here’s a close up of the image, coloured with copics

I’ve decorated the inside with more of the gorgeous GCD Studios ‘Joyful Peace’ papers…oh, these are absolutely gorgeous papers and such good value, especially with 30% off in our Christmas sale!


All products listed available in our on-line store

Papers: GCD Studios ‘Joyful Peace’ – an absolutely gorgeous pad of vintage style papers…great value for money!
Hoping you have a lovely weekend…and if you get time, don’t forget to drop buy our store here and have a nosie at the Christmas sale…   

Janet xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Fizzy Moon Snow

Good afternoon, sorry I'm late, Teresa here with another card using these cute bears

All the above items are available at The Stamp Basket and don't forget there's a great christmas sale on with up to 30% off some brands take a look here
Have a lovely weekend and keep warm
Luv & Hugs Teresa xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

little messages

Hi , Kerry here with my latest DT card. 

As you all probably know I am a big fan of bears. And this little fizzy moon bear is fast becoming one of my faves. Isn't he just the cutest?
Card blank - craftwork cards 
Image - fizzy moon little messages (coloured with prisma pencils)
finishing touches- Button  Gems  Glamour dust

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Good morning! It’s hard to believe it’s Monday already…where do the weekends go to?! Today’s card is another birthday card using the Fizzy Moon ‘With Love’ stamp set – aren’t they just the cutest?

Here’s a close up of the image, coloured with copics

Highlighted products available in our on-line store
Papers: Papermania ‘Noel’ and Henbury Lane

Hope you have a fab week!

Janet xx

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Saturday Afternoon at the Stamp Basket

Hello and a warm welcome to the The Stamp Basket on this freezing cold Saturday! A big 'thank you' to everyone who sent in name suggestions for our baby elephant – we did so enjoy reading your e-mails and the ideas that you sent through were just fab - some of the names really made us chuckle, and it was so difficult to choose! But the decision was unanimous and I can now reveal that....big drum roll...

the name that we have chosen is
Molly May
Such a cute name and so perfect for our baby elephant! We hope that you have fun colouring her and using her in your projects - don't forget to send us your piccies, we'd love to see what you make using the stamp!

Donations for Brandon’s family can be still be made on the website and our free Christmas digi stamp will be automatically e-mailed to anyone resident in the UK or Europe who makes a donation from now until 1st January 2012…so there is still time to get our Christmas digi stamp ‘Love came down at Christmas’ if you missed out earlier this week!

Now, on to today’s card. I thought I’d show you something other than a Christmas card (although I really do need to get going with mine if I’m going to make the last posting date!). So here is a birthday card, again, using the Nellie Snellen image called Hokey Pokey! Such a versatile little stamp! The sentiment is another of my favourite Molly Blooms text stamps ‘Just for You’ – love the little hearts and flowers!

 Here’s a close up of the image, coloured with copics

…and some close ups of the embellies…mmm such gorgeous ribbon and I love the sparkle of that heart button… I’ve just got to have my bling!


All products available in our on-line store

Papers: Dovecraft Back to Basics II Pink – value for money with 72 sheets of simple classic designs!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend...whether you're searching for that blown bulb in the fairy lights, cooking up a storm in the kitchen...or just chilling out listening to some seasonal music!
Janet xx

Friday, 9 December 2011

Love from who???

Good morning and a warm welcome from The Stamp Basket.
Teresa here to show you a card and to ask a little question, my question is have you given this little elephant a name yet?
This gorgeous free digi stamp is called ‘Love came down at Christmas’ but we need a name for this little fella, (also featured in the blog header above) you can also make a donation if you wish to a fundraiser for a little boy name Brandon, you can read all about it here and also get your free digi stamp.
Now for my card
Isn't he a cutie?
I've used Craftwork cards
stickles, gold and star dust

Have a great weekend & keep warm
Luv & hugs Teresa xx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Name this elephant...

Hello, Lisa here - at last!  I have a poorly little boy today and he's demanding all my attention, so it's taken me until now to escape.

I have a card to show you, using our cute 'Love Came Down at Christmas' digi stamp - you can get this lovely image absolutely free by suggesting a name for the little elephant character, or you can donate to a fundraiser for a little boy called Brandon and his family - see this post for full details of the fundraiser and how to get your free digi stamp :o)

Digi Stamp - Love Came Down at Christmas (free until 5pm on 9th Dec)

All the above products are available from The Stamp Basket

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

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Morning all............

It's Vicky here today to showcase our sweet Digi "Love came down for Christmas"...and isn't he the most adorable wee elephant ever...!

I have used some gorgeous lace from the shop...

and I have used some Stickles "Diamond" for the furry bits..

and a Craftwork cards card blank....I so love the Scalloped edge to this card..

This cutie is a free digi stamp you can receive if you e-mail us using the contact page on the shop website....all you have to do is think of a name for him...simples lol! You can also donate a small fee for a super cause about Brandon and his Family...please scroll down for more information...

So thanks so much for popping teamies will be showing their creations using the same image this week for more inspiration...and you have till Friday 9th December to get him :o)

take care all....and stay's sooooo cold brrrrr...

big hugs Vicky xx

Monday, 5 December 2011

A giveaway with a difference!

Hello everyone! Today, I have some news about our giveaway and a card to show you showcasing our first digi stamp ‘Love came down at Christmas’ – the two are linked so, please, read on! This is a giveaway with a big, big difference. If you have been following Claudia Rosa’s blog this weekend, you will know already about her fundraiser for Brandon and his family ( We are supporting this fundraiser and would be grateful if you would post news about both our giveaway and the fundraiser on your blog. Our giveaway is open to anyone resident in the UK and Europe.

To celebrate the Christmas season, from today until 5p.m. on Friday 9th December 2011, we are giving away the Christmas digi stamp used in my card below with our good wishes to you. To receive the stamp, all you need to do is write to us via our ‘Contact Us’ page on our website ( suggesting a name for the baby elephant that appears on our website banner, blog, blinkie and Christmas digi stamp. Please head your message title with your suggested name for the elephant.  Your digi stamp will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of receipt of your message.  It’s as simple as that!  The name will be chosen by The Stamp Basket team and announced on our blog and website on Saturday afternoon 10th December 2011!

So what has all of this to do with Brandon’s family, I hear you asking? Well, there is an alternative way to name the baby elephant and obtain your free digi stamp! If you would like to make a small donation to the Brandon family, you can do so by visiting the ‘Digi Stamp’ page on our website. There, you will find facilities to make a donation. Donations will be processed through Paypal – instructions of how to do this are on the website.  If, at the same time you make your donation, you would, also, like to suggest a name for the baby elephant, you can do this by writing your suggestion in the ’comments to merchant’ box when you pass through to Paypal. Your digi stamp will be automatically e-mailed to you once your donation has been processed by Paypal.  Should you wish to make a larger donation than the facility offered on the website, please contact Claudia Rosa direct to do this (details are on her blog).  All profits (after the deduction of Paypal fees) will be forwarded to Claudia Rosa for donation to Brandon’s family. A running total of donations made for Brandon’s family via The Stamp Basket will appear daily on the front page of our website and on our blog. 

We know that times are hard for many people at the moment, and it may be that you have your own special charities that you donate to regularly. The digi stamp is yours, with our good wishes for Christmas and the New Year, whether you make a donation or not! We hope that you will enjoy using it and will send us a piccie of the cards and projects that you make with it. We will be setting up a special ‘Brandon Gallery’ page on the website with all the pictures we receive from you – so please, let us know how you get on!
So on to today’s card…’Love came down at Christmas’

 Here’s a close up of the digi stamp, coloured with copics

All the products listed below are available in our online store

Digi Stamp: The Stamp Basket ‘ Love came down at Christmas’ – free until 5p.m. 9th December
Papers: Papermania‘At Christmas Time’ and 'Noel' – lovely embossing and glitter detail!

Each day this week, Vicky, Teresa, Lisa and Kerry will be posting other projects using the ‘Love came down at Christmas’ stamp, to give you some ideas about how to use your stamp, so please stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by and hoping you have a lovely week whatever you are doing!

Janet xx

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Saturday Afternoon at The Stamp Basket

Hi everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by amidst all your Christmas preparations…it's such a busy time with only 22 sleeps to the big day!

I have a Christmas card to show you today with a gorgeous, sweet image by Nellie Snellen called Hokey Pokey! I love these images so much!  The fabulous papers are from the Bo Bunny Father Christmas pad...and if you want to grab yourself a bargain, they are in our Pre-Christmas sale which ends at 6p.m. tonight!

Here’s a close up of the image, coloured with copics

 ...and a couple more of the embellishments. The sentiment is from the lovely range of text stamps by Molly Blooms.

                                                                                         Card Recipe:
                           All products used are available in our online store

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and be sure to stop by on Monday, when there will be some news about our first giveaway!


Janet xx

Friday, 2 December 2011

The Away in a Manger

Good morning all, 
Teresa here again to show you my card for The Stamp Basket and today it's this sweet Nativity scene called Away in a manger
Papers ~ Bo-bunny Father Christmas (with 20% off till 6pm Saturday 3rd Dec)
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch

Thank you for looking, I hope you have a wonderful weekend...
...maybe putting up your christmas tree :o)
Luv & hugs 
Teresa xx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Marianne Design Poinsettia

Hello, Lisa here, and today I've made a card using a lovely Marianne Design Creatables poinsettia die and gorgeous GCD Studios 'Joyful Peace' papers - all paper packs are currently on offer at 20% off so you can get them for a bargain price at the moment :o)

All the above products are available from The Stamp Basket

Don't forget there are still a few days left to get some gorgeous paper packs at 20% off... oh, how I wish I wasn't on a paper ban lol!  Just one month to go though :o)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

BE MY ANGEL....................

Morning all............

It's Vicky here today and I have the huge pleasure to showcase a gorgeous Bildmalarna stamp "Be My Angel"..and isn't it the most adorable image.....!
For a change I have coloured this wee cutie in traditional Christmas colours...and I'm so pleased how it has turned out...

and here they are...

I have used also from the Shop some gorgeous Lace and Ribbon...

A close up.....and I have added some Stickles too...!

A side view..
and again I have used loads of stickles on the flowers and flourish...

Items used from The Stamp Basket...

Stamp ~ Bildmalarna "Be My Angel"
Ribbon ~ Berisford Red Gingham ~ 15mm 
Stickles ~ Star Dust
Card Blank ~ Craftwork Cards

All other items from Stash....

....and don't forget there is a Pre-Christmas sale on paper pads too..!

So thanks for popping by....and stay's sooooo chilly today..!

Big hugs Vicky xx

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

little messages

Hi all, Kerry here. 
Just stopping by to show you this cute fizzy moon stamp. 
My niece asked me to make some hot choc treat mugs for the kiddies teacher gifts.
And I thought this little cutie would be perfect!


Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x