Monday, 30 July 2012

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Whisper Geranium

Hi all,
I have a card to show you today using one of the new Memory Box Whisper Print stamps. There are four stamps in the series and this one is called 'geranium'.

I love experimenting with stamps and this 'play' took me back years to when I first started stamping. First, I coloured the stamp with Marvey Le Plume pens (you can also use inks and paints in the same way) blending two different shades on both the petals and stalk. I then spritzed the stamp with water…I love this bit because varying the amount of water used gives different effects…so don’t be afraid to experiment (the first stamped images underneath the petals are nicely puddled!). I then pressed three images directly onto my card and left to dry (you could use a heat gun if you get impatient!). I repeated the process on a separate piece of card, this time just colouring the petals of the flower. When dry, I cut out the petals and decoupaged the flower heads. I was watching a fourth set Murray match when I stamped the second set of images so my eye was more on the ball than the stamping and I didn't quite do enough spritzing for the effect I wanted!

This is such a quick and easy technique to do and produces some lovely effects…so go create!


Pink ribbon and background paper offcut from stash

Thanks for stopping by!

Janet xx

Saturday, 28 July 2012

First Kiss

Hi, Liz here again with my card for this week for The Stamp Basket

I've used a straight edge craftwork card and cut it down to make a tag card, then I've used some gorgeous paper from WRS called Letters from Paris,
the gorgeous image is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background and is from Stampavie by Sarah Kay

Items from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork card ~ Straight edge
Stampavie / Sarah Kay/ ~ A little bit of country
WRS ~ letters from Paris paper pad
Hobby House ~ Ivory Pearls
Memory Box ~ Cupid heart
Memory Box ~ Honey Blossom sprig
Distress inks

Hope this has given you a little inspiration
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Little Cottage Cuties "Sun Kissed"

Hello Ladies.. 
 I have a new card to show you today which I've made for
For my card today,  I've used beautiful stamp "Sun Kissed" from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.
I colored my image with copic markers... 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


...with presents

Hi all, tuesday again already...where does the time go eh? that means it's my Stamp Basket dt card

This adorable little pup is Tilly with Presents from Wild Rose Studio
Card blank is craftwork cards

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the GDT CALL
Kerry x

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas Wishes

Hi Liz here with my latest card for The Stamp Basket
we're still in the Christmas Fortnight so I've used this totally adorable stamp from Nellie Snellen called Hokey Pokey, wow how adorable is she!!

She is coloured with my distress re-inkers as is the background,
I've used some gorgeous snow white pearls for her skirt and detail of her hat,
you could colour her as I have  or just with a head band and the back is her hair but I thought I'd have a change and colour it this way lol,

The fabby Memory Box  flowering Christmas tree I've used I cut out of white card then coloured it with distress inks using a couple of different colours to get a different look,

Items used from The Stamp Basket
Craftwork cards ~ On the edge / Elegant white
Nellie Snellen ~ Hokey Pokey ( in the sale )
Molly Blooms ~ Text stamp (in the sale)
GCD Studios ~ Joyful peace paper (in the sale)
Glamour Dust ~  Crystal
The Hobby House ~ Clear Rhinestones
 The Hobby House ~Snow white Pearls
Memory Box ~ Flowering Christmas Tree

Thanks for looking,
Happy Crafting!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 20 July 2012

Candy winner....

Hi all,

Just stopping by to announce the winner of our Christmas in July blog candy...

and the winner is....

Laura of

Please can you let me have your address, Laura, so we can post on your prize! Our shop is now closed until 6th August - we will post on your crating goodies then! 


Janet xx

Mimosa - Snowflake

Hi Ladies... 
It's still Christmas at The Stamp Basket..
And I have a another Christmas card to show you today.  For my card I've used the gorgeous stamp (currently on sale ) from Bildmalarna "Mimosa - Snowflake"... 
 I coloured my image with copic markers.  

Items available from
 Card Blank: Craftwork Cards - Straight Edge Card Pack - white (size 6)
Stamps: Bildmalarna Mimosa - Snowflake
                           Molly Blooms Happy Christmas (linear text)
Papers: GCD Studio Joyful Peace 
Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs Natalie xx

My Creativity LIFE!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Digi stamp winners!

As I'm just a big softy, I've decided to give a digi stamp to everyone who entered the digi stamp your stamps will be on their way to you shortly!

Hope you all have a good evening!

Janet xx

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Oh, Christmas Tree...(and another give-away!)

Hi all,

I have a Christmas card to show you first this year...and hopefully, the first of many to come! If it was January, I'd be making a resolution to get my Christmas cards made early to avoid needing to pop out to the shops at the last to coin Kerry's phrase...I'm trying to get ahead!

I've opted for a very simple card using a gorgeous Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die and combined it with the lovely Papermania 'At Christmas Time' papers that are currently in our sale! If you like your Christmases to be traditional, then these papers are for you...full of rich reds, holly greens and gold stars!


Dies: Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree; Marianne Creatables Poinsettia (sorry sold out)

...and now on to some other news...we have another small give-away! Over the next 24 hrs (or so...offer ends at 8-00p.m. Thursday), we are giving away a Christmas digi stamp to five lucky winners...

All you have to do is:

** become a blog follower, if you're not one already


** leave us a comment below telling us what kind of Christmas cards you like to make. 

This offer closes at 8-00p.m. (GMT) tomorrow, Thursday 19th July.

Winners will be posted tomorrow evening. 

Please note: this offer is now closed
Janet xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Little Messages

Hi all,
It's Tuesday that means only on thing my latest DT creation for 

There are loads of christmas items in the sale over on the stamp basket at the moment

The Stamp Basket are also having a Guest Design Team call at moment
You can find the details HERE

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday, 16 July 2012

Mimosa - waiting for Santa

Hello, Lisa here, with my creation for today...

It's still Christmas in July here at The Stamp Basket, with lots of lovely goodies at bargain prices in the sale - including the sweet Bildmalarna stamp and Bo Bunny papers that I've used for my card.

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

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Christmas in July

Hi Liz here with a card for our Christmas in July fortnight for The Stamp Basket

I've used this gorgeous Bilmalarna stamp called Mimosa Snowflake isn't she cute! she's coloured with my distress re-inkers and the fabby papers are by Papermania, these are lovely in traditional colours of red, green and golds,

Items used from The Stamp Basket

Craftwork cards ~ Elegant square card size 6
 Papermania ~ At Christmas time papers
Bilmalarna ~ Mimosa Snowflake stamp 
Molly Blooms ~ Festive postcard
Molly Blooms ~ Happy Christmas stacked text stamp
 The Hobby House ~ Clear Rhinestones
Berisfords ~ Satin red ribbon
Whimsy corner die These are in a set and are brill
Distress ink pads

Don't forget Janet has a sale on at the moment ,
Happy Crafting,
Hugs Liz xx

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Hello Ladies... 
It's Christmas time here at The Stamp Basket..
And I have a new Christmas card to show you today.  For my card I've used the gorgeous stamp from Nellie Snellen "Hokey-Pokey".  As always, I coloured my image with copic markers.  
My papers are from Papermania Noel Glitter Paper Pack.

Items available from:   The Stamp Basket:  

  Stamps: Nellie Snellen Hokey-Pokey
                                       Molly Blooms Happy Christmas (stacked)
Papers: Papermania Noel Glitter Paper Pack
 Dies: Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree
 Embellishments: Vintage Style Ribbon - Pink - 14mm, Button Mix - Pink, The Hobby House Rhinestones - Clear, Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal, Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs Natalie xx

My Creativity LIFE!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

O' Christmas Tree

...over at The Stamp Basket
With many Christmas goodies in The Summer Sale it's time to get a move on 
and get ahead for The big man coming down the chimney.

For my project today I've used one this lovely Wild Rose Studio stamp set


Pop over to THE SHOP and grab yourself a christmassy bargain

Thanks for stopping by today
Kerry x

Monday, 9 July 2012

Fizzy Moon - Presents

Hello, Lisa here with a little card to show you...

As you may have noticed, it's 'Christmas in July' here at The Stamp Basket, so I have a Christmas card today using one of the very cute Fizzy Moon stamps - just £2.99 in the sale at the moment!

Are you feeling all Christmassy now lol?  Don't forget to enter the Christmas Candy :o)

Thanks for popping in, have a lovely evening!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Poppies and Tulips

Hi Liz here,
 with a bit of a change this week as I've made a couple of creations only using dies, no stamping which is very different for me lol,
The first one is a card which I think would be lovely for a thank you or get well card

I've used a  Memory Box Prim Poppy and Dancing tulips for the dies, Janet has sold out of the dancing tulip die but has the Tulip petals dies in, which finish off the look beautifully and are well worth getting I think,

Janet also has most of her gorgeous Memory Box dies on sale at the moment so check them out, I love them all lol,

I cut the dies using two main colours and layered them up using pinflair glue then when dry adding star dust Stickles to the edges,
the gorgeous bow is made using the 15mm white super sheer ribbon, I love these ribbons they tie beautifully,

My Second creation is a tag

For this I've used the Prim Poppy die and cut out three layers for the top one and two for the second and lower flowers, these I have layered up with pinflair glue slightly curling the top layer of the top one for a little extra depth and dimension,

to finish off I've used some of the beautiful 25mm white sheer ribbon and some gorgeous 3/8 May Arts lace too for again a little interest, my paper on this tag I distressed with my distress tool and finished off with some lovely pearls,
I hope you'll agree you get a very different look depending how you use them and I hope I may have given you a couple of ideas lol,

Items from The Stamp Basket

Memory Box ~ Prim Poppy and Dancing Tulips
Memory Box ~ Tulip Petals 
Prima paper ~ Fairy Belle
Hobby House ~ Ivory Pearls
15 and 25mm white ~ sheer ribbon
Stickles ~ Stardust

Hope I've given you some inspiration,
Happy Crafting
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Lemon Pepper

Hi everybody... Natalie's here... 
Today I'll show my new card for
For my card I've used beautiful stamp called "Lemon Pepper" from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. I colored my image with copic markers...

Items available from The Stamp Basket
Stamp: Whimsy "Lemon Pepper"
Papers: Prima - "Sun Kiss"
Dies: Memory Box - Catalina Wreath

Monday, 2 July 2012