Monday, 31 December 2012

A look back at 2012 (part 1)

Hi all,
 It's that time of the year when I've been searching through the blog archives to share with you some of my favourite cards from 2012...I've had to limit myself to just two cards per month which was a really tall order in itself, given that our fantastic team of designers have produced such a wealth of crafting inspiration this past year!

So, draw up a comfy chair and prepare yourself for a feast of fabulous crafting piccies...

JANUARY

Magnolia - Tilda wth Wrapped Heart
 
 
 
 
Magnolia - Rose Scent Tilda
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY
 
Magnolia - Cuddly Siblings
 
 
 
Magnolia - Lovelypop Tilda
 
 
 
MARCH
 
Bildmalarna - My Little Cat
 

 
Magnolia - Tilda with Daisy
 
 
APRIL
 
Stampavie - Little Love Bear
 
 
 
Stampavie - Floating Down the River
 
 
MAY
 
Whimsy - Lemon Pepper
 
 
Whimsy - Picked Sweet
 
 
 
JUNE
 
Stampavie - Gardening Fun
 
 
Wild Rose Studio - Tilly with Gift
 
 
 
Thanks to all our designers for sharing their work with us over the past year...you've all been amazing!
 
Back tomorrow with the second half of our 2012 card creations!
 
 
Hugs,
 
The Stamp Basket Team xx





Sunday, 30 December 2012

Bella with Wand

It's Annette here today with my final Stamp Basket card for 2012.  This time it's Bella with Wand using some gorgeous Nitwit papers in dark aqua and purples.  These are not specifically Christmassy papers, but I think the rich colours look fab, and I've coloured the image to match.







All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer.


I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all Stamp Basket customers a Happy New Year, and I'll see you next weekend.
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Hanging Gifts

It's Annette here today and yes, I know it's gone Christmas but I'm sharing another Chrimbo card today.  This one uses the reverse of my red and white ornaments border die that I shared last weekend, and I think the white and red looks really effective.


All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
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Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to what 2013 might have in store.
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 28 December 2012

Heidi in the Snow

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! Although, we're all still in chillout mode at The Stamp Basket, I just thought I'd stop by and show you a card I made some time ago now using one of my favourite Whimsy stamps called ‘Heidi’…isn’t she so cute?!

 
The delicious papers are My Mind’s Eye ‘Lavender’…such a gorgeous blend of pinks and aquas in this pad….definitely my kind of colours!

I went for quite a simple layout with this card so that the image could really sing out! The sentiment is from a lovely Stampavie set that are currently in the sale, stamped onto card that has been cut using one of the Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds die (that are also in the sale!) – there are two in the set.
 
Here’s a close up of the image coloured with copics:

 

                                                  Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsy ‘Heidi’; Stampavie ‘With Love’ (in the sale)
Papers: My Mind’s Eye ‘Lavender’
Card: Craftwork Cards Straight Edge Card Pack; Bazzill ‘Aqua’ and ‘In the Pink’
Tools: Memory Box ‘Marshmallow Clouds’ (in the sale)
Ink: Tsukeniko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments:  5mm snow white pearls; Ranger liquid pearls; Ranger stickles – star dust; Deco Art Glamour Dust - crystal

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs,

Janet xx

 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas Fun

Hi all,

I hope you are having a lovely Christmas!

I have a card to show you today using one of the lovely Bildmalarna Christmas images called ‘Christmas Fun’...

I do think these Bildmalarna images are so adorable… such cute innocent little faces that make your heart melt… 

Here's a close up coloured with copics:


Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your day! 
Hugs,

Janet xx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone



Just a quickie post today as you're all spending time with your families.   Janet and all of the designers at The Stamp Basket would like to wish all our followers and customers a very Merry Christmas.

It's Annette here with a quickie post sharing the card I made for my hubby.  I'm sure he will say that it's not masculine enough (far too cute, if that is even possible!!!), but hey, I stayed off the flowers and pink so in my mind this is as masculine as I get!

So whether he likes it or not, this is his card!!!



Have a lovely day everyone.

Card Recipe:

Have a lovely Christmas Day and I hope Santa brings you lots of lovely new crafting stash.  Don't forget the Stamp Basket sale is still on, so you'll be able to stock up on crafting goodies for the New Year!

Annette
xx

Monday, 24 December 2012

New Memory Box 2013 release available to pre-order!!


Hi all,
I have some really good news today to get you in the mood for Christmas...the new 2013 Memory Box release dies are available for pre-order over at The Stamp Basket store...and they are fab-u-lous!!! 
There is something for everyone in this fantastic new release...lots of heart dies for those special romantic occasions, lots of flowers, butterflies and branches for Mothers' Day and some really lovely border dies and interesting accents including needle, thread and bobbins for those all occasion projects!
..So why not put the kettle on, draw up a comfy chair and have a few quite moments all to yourself over at The Stamp Basket! You're going to love what you see!

Hugs,
Janet xx
 
 

 

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Snowflakes

It's Annette here with another Stamp Basket creation and I'm sticking to the traditional Chrimbo colours. I've also used a gorgeous new die called Ornaments Border Die from Whimsy.  I've cut it out in both red and white, and then pushed out the centres of each and swapped them over, so that the white centres are in the red border (look out next week for the reverse!!! LOL).

I've also used the white pompom trim again. I've seen it around other people's cards quite a bit this Christmas and it is lovely.


All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer and the sale now on.


2 more sleeps !!!!!
Have a fab Christmas everyone, and I'll see you all next weekend
Happy crafting

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Annabelle with Gifts

Hello everyone!!  It's Annette here again today with a Stamp Basket creation using a pretty image called Annabelle with Gifts.  I've used traditional Christmas colours, some new pompom trim and some lovely snowflake dies.


All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer and the fab pre-Christmas sale now on.


Have a lovely Saturday.  Only three more sleeps until the big day!!
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 21 December 2012

Madeleine Bird


Hi all,
I have another quick and easy card to show you today using a range of dies…a tad unusual for me I know, but I thought I’d give it a go! I know that red snowflakes are a little unconventional to say the least….but I think a bit of crafting license is ok now and again, isn't it?...after all it is Christmas!   

 
Recipe:
Stamps: Whimsy ‘Holiday Notables 2’ (sentiment)
Papers: Dovecraft ‘Back to Basics II - pink’ (in the sale!)
Card: Craftwork Cards Straight Edge Card Pack; Bazzill Carob and Cardinal
Tools: Memory Box Poppystamps ‘Simple Banner’ die and Lorelai Branch; Memory Box Madeleine Bird; Whimsy ‘Notables 2’; Whimsy 'Ornaments Border' (I used the negatives to make the snowflakes)
Ink: Tsukeniko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - star dust
Just in case you haven't had chance to check out our Christmas sale in the last few days, we've added lots of new products...including some Memory Box dies! So grab yourself a bargain whilst stocks last!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great evening!
Hugs,

Janet xx

 

 

 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Winter Wonderland


Hi all,

Another quick card today! With all the warm weather we’ve been having in the UK for this time of year, I’ve decided to do a different take on winter wonderland!
 
Recipe:
Stamps: Bildmalarna ‘Christmas Kiss’ (in the Christmas sale); Whimsy ‘Holiday Notables 2’ (sentiment)
Tools: Whimsy ‘Notables 2’ die; Martha Stewart glacial snowflake punch
Embellishments:  Berisfords red satin ribbon; mixed rhinestones (coloured with copic pens)

So, are you all set for Christmas?…I wish! Hope you have a great day, whatever your plans!
Hugs,

Janet xx

 

 

 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Believe in Miracles


Hi all,
I have a contemporary Christmas card to show today using the Wild Rose Studio ‘Baby Jesus’ stamp and Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love ‘Vintage Turquoise’ and ‘Cloudy Turquoise Hearts’ papers. I just love the soft shades of these papers! The sentiment is from the Whimsy Holiday Notables 2 set (wide range of fab sentiments in this set!) cut with the Whimsy 'Notables 2' die.

 

I’ve used a couple of other dies, too: Memory Box ‘Frostyville Border’ (love this die!) and the medium sized snowflake from the Spellbinders ‘Snowflake Pendant’ set (currently in The Stamp Basket sale!).

Recipe:

Stamps: Wild Rose Studio ‘Baby Jesus’; Whimsy 'Holiday Notables 2'
Tools: Whimsy 'Notables 2'; Memory Box ‘Frostyville Border’ and Spellbinders ‘SnowflakePendant’ set
Embellishments: mixed rhinestones (coloured with copic pens); Ranger Stickles – Gold; Vintage style limoges ribbon
 
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

Janet xx

Monday, 17 December 2012

Bella with Sledge

Hi everyone..
I have a new card to show you today.. which I've made for The Stamp Basket..
For my card today, I used a gorgeous Christmas stamp from Wild Rose Studio Bella with Sledge, and coloured it with copic markers. 

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Recipe
Stamp: WRS "Bella with Sledge"
Paper: WRS  "Xmas Bella"
Dies: Tim Holtz "Snow Flurries"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 Embellishments: Satin Ribbon - Pink Azalea 15mm, May Arts Burlap twine - red, Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust, The Hobby House 5mm Pearls - Snow White, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain, Button Mix - Pastel


Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

New Arrivals - Saturated Canary!!

Hi all,

Just a quick note to let you know that the gorgeous new Saturated Canary stamps have arrived in stock and are ready to be despatched!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Starry Night

It's Annette back here again today with another card to share.  I'm still on my contemporary Christmas colour palette so it's pinks and aquas today.

I'm also using a lovely new Whiff of Joy Snowflake Festoon which I stuck onto the base of my image panel and then cut out the card below it so that it creates a shaped edge to the panel.  I also cut the red matting card into the same shape.



All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:

Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer.



Have a lovely Sunday
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

You Like My Star

It's Annette here again today with a card using a sweet image from The Stamp Basket called You Like My Star.  I've moved away from the traditional Christmas colours and back onto the contemporary colours for a while (it seems to go in phases!).

I've used some pretty new dies too.  This flourish is lovely, but the new star festoon banner is really lovely, and I've coloured the edges of the stars a little bit so it gives them some definition.  A few pearls, a ribbon & pearl brad and a few flowers, and voilĂ  !!!



All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer.



Have a great Saturday & I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 14 December 2012

Baby Jesus


Hi all,
I have a very quick, easy-peasy Christmas card to show today using the Wild Rose Studio ‘Baby Jesus’ stamp and Marianne Design ‘Eline's Merry Little Christmas’ papers...both of which are in our Christmas sale!
 
I’ve used two of my favourite sentiment stamps sets: Whimsy’ Holiday Notables 2’ set cut using the Whimsy ‘Notables 2’ die and Whiff of Joy ‘Christmas Banners’ set cut using one of the three Whiff of Joy ‘Cute Banners Trio’ die. Both stamps sets provide a lovely range of sentiments with17 stamps in the Whimsy set and 20 stamps in the WOJ set! I’ve also used the Whimsy ‘Ornaments Border’ die which cuts beautifully.
Recipe:
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the weekend!
Hugs,
Janet xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Annabelle with Gifts


Hi

Well, it's not long now until Christmas - do you have all your cards ready?    I still have a few to make!!!

Today I want to show you a Christmas card I've made using a Wild Rose Studio Stamp called "Annabelle with Gifts".


I coloured the image using my Copic Markers and added some Stickles Glitter Glue to the trim of Annabelle's coat and hat and some blue chalk for the background.  Here's a close-up...


Items used to make this card

Craftwork Card
Wild Rose Studio Stamp - Annabelle with Gifts
Vintage Style Ribbon
Nitwits Papers
Whiff of Joy Sentiment Banner Stamp cut with die from Whiff of Joy Cute Banner Trio Die Set
Button from Lilac Button Mix
Flowers, Leaves and Rose Cabochon all from my stash


Thanks for visiting today.  Hope you like my card.

Hugs
Penni
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