Friday, 31 May 2013

Baby Rosebud

Hi all,

I have a card to show you today using one of the new Crafter’s Companion Faerie Poppet stamps called ‘Baby Rosebud’. This is such a lovely image to colour…full of nostalgia…so I tried to pick a colour combination that would reflect that mood!  


The Faerie Poppets stamps have a range of lovely sentiments accompanying each stamp. Here I have used one from the’ Sweetest Moments’ stamp set. There are seven texts (beautiful fonts!), a corner and border stamp in the ‘Baby Rosebud’ and six sentiments plus the corner and border stamp in the ‘Sweetest Moments’ stamp set, which is really good value for money! Some of the sentiments e.g. ‘Just for You and ‘Love’ will be suitable for all occasion use, too!
...and don't forget there's a special offer of 15% off all Crafter's Companion stamps this weekend until 9-00a.m. GMT Tuesday!
Here's a close up of the image coloured with copics:

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Weekend special offers

Hi all,

I have news today about our special offer this weekend on our range of Crafter’s Companion stamps. Between now and 9-00a.m. Tuesday 4th June 2013 you can get a whopping 15% off!

So here’s a little inspiration from our design team of some of the beautiful projects that you can make using this fab range of stamps…

Thanks for stoppping by....we do appreciate your comments.
Have a lovely day!
Janet xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Day Dreamer Molly

Hello. This is my first post as Guest Designer at The Stamp Basket, thank you so much for inviting me :)

I thought I would start off with one of the new Molly Bloom stamps. She is just such a cutie.

Day Dreamer Molly is coloured with Copic Markers (Colours are listed below). I added some Star dust stickles to the grass for a little shimmer :)

The papers are rather lush Graphic 45 - Secret Garden. I have machine sewn the papers, and layered one panel with Magnolia - lovely lace die. The cute little button on my bow for from Prima Fairy belle set. I have also added a cute little Sentiment on a Tag from the Crafter Companion Faerie Poppets Rosebud Set, just tucked under my flowers.

Copics used -
Skin - E21,E11,E00,E000
Hair - E50, E13,E25,E29
Dress - V25,V22,V20
Basket - E50,E53,E55,E59,BG70,BG72,C00
Grass/Flower - G20,YG61,YG63,YG67, G28, V17,V15

Thanks so much for looking in. See you again next week.

Jen xxx

New guest designers!!

Hi everyone and a Happy Friday to you all!! It’s nearly the weekend…yay!! And a long weekend to look forward to here in the UK, too! So, lots to celebrate!

We are still in party mode here at The Stamp Basket…and our special ‘party celebration’ themed promotion will be on right the way through the weekend, so if you’ve not had chance to take a peek yet, then do pop across to look at the fab bargains that there are in store!

We also have other some great news to celebrate, too! I’m here this morning to share some news about two new lovely guest designers who will be joining our fabulous design team very soon…they are:


We are thrilled to have you both on board and welcome you warmly to The Stamp Basket DT…and of course, we can’t wait to see your new creations!

Now, if you are interested in doing some guest designing for us, whether you are a new follower or whether you’ve applied to design for us before, we’d love to hear from you…

…Simply drop us an e-mail to with your blog address to let us know that you would like to guest design for us…and we’ll be sure to pay your blog a visit!

Hoping you all have a fabulous weekend, whatever your plans!


Janet xx

Monday, 27 May 2013

Michel - Sarah Kay

Hi ladies.. Natalie's here..
I'm back with my new card to show you today.  This time I have a card for a boy.  For my card I've used sweet Michel from Sarah Kay, and coloured him with copic markers.

Card Recipe: 
Everything else is from my stash :)

Thanks for stopping by...and happy crafting..

 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Basketful of Love

It's Annette back today with a card which features another Molly Blooms stamp, but this time it's a real C&S style.

I've just used an image, gorgeous papers, some pearls and a bit of Flowersoft.  The papers were so pretty and ornate that I wanted them to form my background for the image.

It kind of feels unfinished, but hopefully you'll like her.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Friday, 24 May 2013

Angelica and Friends - Mariella

Hi everyone...,
Natalie's here...,
 I have a new card to share with you today, 
which  I've made for The Stamp Basket...
  For my card today, I used gorgeous image called "Mariella" from Crafter's Companion collection Angelica and Friends. As always I coloured my image with copic markers.
Here is my card:
and a close up of the image..
Card Recipe:
Spamp: Crafter's Companion Angelica and Friends - Mariella 
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Letters from Paris 
Craftwork Cards: On the Edge Card Pack - scallop white  
Card: Neenah Classic Crest Card Pack - Solar White by Crafter's Companion 
Cardstock: Kraft 12"x 12" 
Dies: Memory Box - "A Little Thanks" "Evergreen Landscape" "Dancing Butterflies"
Whimsy "Corner Dies Set"
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black 
Embellishments: Vintage Style Ribbon - Eggshell - 14mm, Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal, Deco Art - Glamour Dust - Crystal, The Hobby House 3mm, 5mm, Pearls - Wedding Day
Everything else is from my stash :)

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

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lovely Balloons

Hi all,

I’m here today with my final project showcasing some of the products that are included in our party celebration promotion this week!
As you can see, I’ve made another tag, again using the new Wild Rose Studio Summer Bella Collection of papers – I just can’t get enough of this paper pack, they are sooo gorgeous! 

The image is from the Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Collection called ‘Lovely Balloons’ which I’ve coloured to match the pretty papers.

I’ve also coloured the Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly' which I cut from Neenah Classic Crest card. The Whimsy ‘Party Time’ die cut has been cut from Bazzill ‘Impatiens’…this card co-ordinates so well with the new 'Bella’s Birthday' paper pack...and then I blinged with stickles! I hope you like it!

Don’t forget our special offer this week on party celebration products…offer ends 9-00a.m. GMT Tuesday 28th May 2013.

Card Recipe:


Janet xx

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cherry Cupcake

Hi all,
I’m here today to show you another party celebration themed project – this time a tag that I’ve made using two Whimsy dies: the ‘Cherry Cupcake tag’ die and the ‘Birthday Sentimentables’ dies set.

I used the gorgeous Wild Rose Studio Bella’s Birthday paper pack again combined with Bazzill ‘Impatiens’ cardstock. I cut the cherry cupcake tag out three times: once using Neenah Classic Crest, which I then used as the base card, and then once in Bazzill ‘Impatiens’ which became the cake base and once in the WRS polka dot papers which I used for the topping.

Here's a close up of the cupcake...

I also used the Memory Box Lavish Branch (chopped up) – I’m really enjoying colouring die-cuts at the moment, it’s a great way to get an exact colour match for your project and of course, you can always use several colours both to distinguish different elements within the die-cut and to get depth of shade, too!

Card Recipe:
Thanks for stopping by!

Janet xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

It's party time!

Hi all,
With a Bank Holiday weekend coming up in the UK, many of you may be planning a party and to celebrate, we have some special offers on this week at The Stamp Basket on a range of products suitable for parties!

To kick off our party celebrations today, I have a card to show you using the new Summer Bella Collection!
This adorable image is called Bella ‘Carrying  a Pile of Presents’ (re-named by WRS)…isn’t she just so cute and sure to get any party off with a swing! I’ve teamed her with papers from the new WRS ‘Bella’s Birthday’ paper pack…if you love pinks and cornflowers blues, you really will adore this pad!

Here’s a close up of the image which has been blinged with glamour dust and stickles! 

I’ve also decorated the inside of the card with matching papers, and stamped and coloured the Magnolia ‘Lovely Balloons’ to match, too…just love the shape of those balloons and the image is a great size for a variety of projects!
Card Recipe:

Janet xx

Sunday, 19 May 2013


Hello everyone, it's Annette here today sharing a new card using an image called Walkies.  I've not used a Molly Bloom image before, and this one is really cute.  I've also used some beautiful papers from Graphic 45 in a gorgeous soft purple.  The text on the papers is just so pretty, I love it.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cherry Blossom

Yay, it's Saturday so it's Annette here with a card to share for The Stamp Basket.  I've used my favourite Saturated Canary Rubber called Cherry Blossom, and painted her with my DI reinkers.  It gives a really soft appearance but does appear to make her hair grey rather than black!  For my first attempt at painting this image I was actually quite pleased with the result on the dress, face and tree. I might need a bit more practice on hair though!!  I hope you like her as much as I do.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting

Friday, 17 May 2013

Hanging Gifts

Hi all,
I have a Christmas card to show you today using a Wild Rose Studio image called ‘Hanging Gifts’. I have to admit that my New Year’s resolution to make my Christmas cards early this year has, so far, been put on the back burner and it did feel very strange making a Christmas card with the window wide open and the sun streaming in…but hopefully, this will be the first of many Christmas cards to come!

As if this wasn’t enough of a challenge in itself, I also challenged myself to design a card that would fit through the Post Office ‘gadget thingy’…I think the official term is a ‘size template’! Increases in UK postal charges are going to mean that, for many of us, multiple layers and very dense card embellishments will need to be kept to a minimum this year in order to fit through the size template, so over the next few months, I shall be testing out some different designs using just stamped images, dies and very few embellishments...I’ll let you know how I go on! 

Here's a close up coloured with copics:


We always love it when customers send us photos of projects…it’s really so good to see what you make with the orders that we send out! So, if any of you come up with any Christmas card designs that will fit through the size template, we’d love to hear from you…please e-mail your photos to us…or better still, share them on our facebook page

…and if you’re not sure how to load them, please e-mail, we’ll be only too happy to help!

In the meantime, don’t forget our special promotion on Wild Rose Studio products this week (and other crafting goodies, too!)…and please, do spread the word so that your family, neighbours and friends can benefit from the special offers, too!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Janet xx

Stamps: Wild Rose Studio ‘Hanging Gifts’; Whimsy ‘Christmas Sayings’

Tools: Memory Box ‘Precious Hearts’ (without the hearts – you could also use the ‘ribbon part’ of the Precious Stars die to get the same effect!); Memory Box ‘Tiny bow’




Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bella and Friends Inspiration...

Good morning and what a gorgeous sunny day it is!!

With all the excitement about the new Summer Bella Collection and the special promotion this week on Wild Rose Studio stamps, I thought we’d take a look down Memory Lane today at some of the fabulous cards that our talented team of designers have made using Wild Rose Studio stamps, papers and panels!

So here we go with some Bella and Friends inspiration…
                                                 Starry Night




All the stamps used on these cards are available on our website - just click on the card title and it will take you through to The Stamp Basket!

Hope you have a great day!


Janet xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

New arrivals!

Hi everyone,

I'm just stopping by to let you know that the new Wild Rose Studio Summer Bella Collection has just arrived in stock...and they are sooo cute!

If you love pinks and cornflower blue combinations, then you'll love this paper's simply fact, I'd say it's the best yet!

...and don't forget there's a special promotion on over at The Stamp Basket this week with a fabulous  

**10% off the new Summer Bella Collection


**up to 25% off other selected Wild Rose Studio   
    stamps, papers and panels 

as well as...

 **special offers on Docrafts Country Companions,
    Couture Creations and Spellbinders embossing
    folders and other designer papers, too!

Offers end 9-00a.m. Tuesday 21st May!

Hope to see you there!


Janet xx

Hot Chocolate with Marsh Mallows

Hi everyone.

It's Annette here with a quick mid-week sneak-peek of an adorable image that I've coloured from Wiff of Joy called Maya with Kitty drinking tea.

But I'm pretty sure it's hot chocolate, not tea, that she's drinking, as I can see the marsh mallows, so it all looks yummy to me !  

Isn't she a cutie, and such fun to colour.  I like to get some Christmas crafting done during the year.  I love anything with sparkle and glitter, so it seems a shame not to have some Chrimbo sparkle throughout the year.

Have a great Wednesday, and I'll be back to see you later in the week.

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Special Promotion!!


I’m just stopping by to let you know about the lovely new release of stamps and matching paper pack from Wild Rose Studio that will be arriving in store shortly. This summer collection features the adorable, cute little Bella…with a set of images just perfect for birthday cards, party invitations, new arrivals and much, much more!
In the pretty paper pack you’ll find shades of candy pink, rose red and cornflower blue, combined with dots, flowers, stripes and more…just great for celebration themes!

The new collection is available to pre-order now over at The Stamp Basket…please note that whilst we are expecting our delivery to arrive before the weekend, if you are in a hurry and wish to order other items, too, please send these through as a separate order to avoid disappointment. We will, however, as always, send out pre-ordered items as soon as we can after they arrive in store!

 …and to help get the party started with a swing, we are offering a 10% discount on orders placed for the new Summer Bella Collection before 9-00a.m Tuesday 21st May…                        


..there’s more good news, too…
....we are offering a special promotion on all other Wild Rose Studio products in store, too for one week only…this offer includes stamps, paper packs and panels…in fact, up to 25% off selected items…

This special offer ends at 9-00a.m. on Tuesday 21st May 2013 so be sure to stop by and take a look!


Janet xx