Saturday, 30 November 2013


Morning all!

I hope you are keeping warm and well...brr, how the weather has changed!

We are really getting in Christmas mode at The Stamp Basket and have been having a great time working with the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas Collection...isn't little Bluebell the cutest reindeer you have ever seen?!

I thought that today I'd put together a collection of all the fab Bluebell cards our designers have been working on over the past few today's theme is

Hope you enjoy!

Hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans!

Janet xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Bluebell Behind Presents

It's another Wild Rose Studio card from me today; this one features Bluebell Behind Presents, and the papers are also from A Robin's Christmas.

I am really loving these Bluebell images. The little deer is so cute and I love the little robins, although my hubby keeps asking why they have fur instead of feathers.  I think they're adorable and love their fuzzy heads.

I hope you agree with me....

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Scotts Roses

Hi all,

I have a very quick and easy vintage style good luck card to show you today that I made a while ago using a panel and papers from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 8” x 8” pad and the 6” x 6” patterns and solids pad. The panels from the 8” x 8” pads are great for making quick cards or tags, and the double sided papers in the 6” x 6” pads mean that you can matt and layer with a perfect colour match every time…so no faffing round hunting for additional materials! Hope you like!



Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!

Janet xx




Monday, 25 November 2013

Bluebell and Presents

Hello everyone.  Today's card is another C&S design (I'm getting a bit hooked on these!).

I am also a bit addicted to this gorgeous rich red burlap twine, and have again embellished the bow with a gold bell.

I also ran a row of dimples around the edge of the image panel, but they've barely come out on the photo.  I think I should have stitched it, but it is all stuck down now. :0(

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Shop 'Til You Drop

Good morning.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend - so far :o)
Debs here with another festive make to share with you - using some scrummy stash from 

This time I decided to make a gift bag using this adorable Little Darlings 'Shop 'til You Drop' image

Other ingredients available from The Stamp Basket:

Joy Crafts 'Winter Wishes - Ice Crystals 3' Snowflake

Have a fabby crafty weekend.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Little Jack Robin

Hello everyone and a happy weekend! It's time for another dip into our fabulous archives and today are theme is...

Many of the stamps used in these cards are in our fantastic clearance sale! Enjoy!



Hope you feel inspired to put some time aside this weekend for a little bit of crafting...

Have a great weekend!

Janet xx

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Secret Garden

Hi all,

I have a retirement card to show today using a panel and papers from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 8” x 8” pad and the 6” x 6” patterns and solids pad. Very quick and easy peasy!



That's all from me today!  Take care.

Janet xx




Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Bluebell behind presents

Hello there...I am here today to share my final card as GDT here at The Stamp Basket..thanks for having me Janet.
I had to colour up the lovely Bluebell once again, and share a little vintage style with you.

This is Blubell behind the presents..coloured up with my spectrums..and I have used to lovely vintage flavour of the Graphic 45 papers, and some beautiful ribbon to tie it all together

The recipe is as follows:
Card blank:Craftwork Cards
Papers: Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas
Stamp: Wild rose Studio bluebell behind presents
Die cut:Cottage Cuts Elegant Holly Corner
Ribbon: Satin ribbon in forest 

I hope I have given you a little Christmas card inspiration today... Have a crafty day!
Hugs xx

Monday, 18 November 2013


I wanted to have a vintage style thank you card, but it seems that I've ended up with a bit of a mix up card today.  I've used papers from a Christmas pad (these ones have nothing on them to mark them as Christmassy) and a summery image from Crafter's Companion.  I think it just goes to show how versatile these papers really are!!

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Vintage Bluebell with Saddle

Good morning.
Debs here with another festive make that hopefully makes you feel inspired to get crafty too.

I totally adore this little cutie - hope you do too :o)

Card ingredients available at 

Colouring Medium: Copics

Hope you're having a lovely (crafty) weekend so far.

Don't forget that Janet has a fantastic sale on at the moment too - so why not grab a coffee and have a crafty browse to see what bargains you can get.

Debs xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013


Hi all,

I hope you are having a lovely relaxing weekend! It's lovely to see the sun again after all the cold weather we've been having...Jack Frost has certainly been busy this week!

Our theme today is.... 


Perhaps a bit of an unusual theme for this time of year but it seems so appropriate with all the fund raising that has been going on this week for people in the Philippines and also Children in Need. Despite the current economic climate, it is heart warming to see that people here in the UK and across the globe still have a big heart and show that they care for people in need. 

So, if you are craft making for charity this week, here's a few ideas which we hope will inspire you...and don't forget with our clearance sale, you'll be able to purchase your products much more cheaply to ensure that you keep your fund raising costs down so that every penny counts!


Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Janet xx

Friday, 15 November 2013

Bluebell with Saddle

I'm in love with these cute little deer images from Wild Rose Studio. There's a whole set to choose from and they're all adorable.  This one is Bluebell with Saddle.

I've kept the colour scheme quite simple with neutral browns and creams, with a spot of red and green on the image.  The base card is covered with an embossed page from my favourite Christmas paper pad, Silent Night, and each layer is matted onto shimmer tan backing paper.

My rich chocolate bow is held on with one of my favourite Hobby House 8mm pearl brads.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Baby Jesus (take 2!)

Hi all,
Today’s card is another very quick and easy, no fuss, Christmas card! I’ve used the Wild Rose Studio ‘Baby Jesus’ image again – this is one of my favourite Christmas images! This time, I’ve gone for a more traditional look using Papermania ‘At Christmas Time’ papers which I’ve matted onto Bazzill 'Brocade' card.


The sentiment is one of my favourites from the new Wild Rose Studio ‘Christmas Labels’ set which, again, I’ve matted onto Bazzill ‘Brocade’.

Embellishments:  Ranger Stickles – ‘gold’

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your day!

Janet xx


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fizzy moon - Presents circle card

Hello again my crafty friends...
Today, I have a cheery festive creation with lots of Christmas sparkle. 
The card is a circle card to ring in the changes, and I have added lots of die cuts and glitter to give it lots of  bling!!

I love these cute Fizzy Moon Bears....Once again, I have added oodles of sparkle to give it that Pizazz!

The recipe is as follows:
Papers: First Edition Silent night
Image: Fizzy Moon Presents
Card blank: Craftwork cards (cut with a circle die)
Die cuts:Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Ice Crystals 1,2 and 3, La la Land Crafts Heart Fence die 
Embellishments: Gems, Glamour dust

 I hope I have giving you a little inspiration today!?
Have a great day
hugs xx

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Bluebell with saddle

Good morning to you.... 
I have another festive card to share today with an adorable Christmas image.. this is the lovely Bluebell from Wild Rose Studio.

I love this sweet scene and have added a sprinkling of glitter!

The recipe is ;
Card blank: Craftwork cards 
Stamp: Bluebell with Saddle , sentiment -Christmas labels
Papers: MME Vintage Christmas
Embellishments:Ribbon - Vintage Moss, Glamour Dust , Christmas buttons , doily, gems
Die cut: Memory Box Whimsical Flourish

have a fabulous crafty day!

Monday, 11 November 2013


I may possibly have mentioned (just once or twice) that I've found a fabulous Christmas paper pad where I love all of the papers, and there are none that will get left unloved at the end.  My project today features one of the papers from this pad in two different ways. It has a lovely silver mirror effect in a pretty snowflake pattern that drew so much attention when I used the paper, that for once I didn't want to hide it up or create more 'fuss' with lots of embellishments.

For my card, I layered a square panel of the paper onto a silver mirror panel and raised it up on foam pads onto another sheet from the pad on the base card.  I used a sweet Fizzy Moon stamp with another silver panel behind it to match the papers, and added a trio of silver rhinestones.

They don't come much more C&S than this :

I decided that the papers were so pretty that I'd try something else.

I'd bought a couple of large MDF baubles. They're quite large, about 16cm / 6.5 inches, tied on some rustic string.

I untied the string, and stuck some of the same paper that I'd used on the card onto the bauble, and cut around the shape.  as the MDF shape was over 6 inches, and my papers are only 6 inches, I used an off-cut from the patterned part at the top (where the string is attached).  I then re-punched the hole, threaded the string back through and re-tied it again.

I finished it off with some of the same gemstones that I used on the card.

Ok, I lied above when I said they didn't come much more C&S than my card, cos this is even less fussy!  :0)

Hope you like my duo of Christmassy projects today.

Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Adorable Bella With Sledge

Good morning.
How's your weekend been so far - good I hope :o)

I have another Christmas make to share with you today using some more scrummy goodies from 

How adorable is this image from Wild Rose Studio 'Bella with Sledge'
and the Design Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night' are simply stunning!!!

Card Ingredients:
Image: Wild Rose Studio 'Bella with Sledge'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Silent Night'
Memory Box: Crystal Snowflake
Sentiment: Wild Rose Studio 'Christmas Labels'
Lace: Dovecraft 'White Flat Lace'
Jingle Bells and Twine
Adhesive Rhinestones
Seam Binding
Card Base: Craftwork Cards '6x6 Straight Edge'

Hope you like it and feel inspired to get crafty - or just treat yourself to some gorgeous crafty stash.

Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, 9 November 2013


Morning all!

It's the weekend - my, how the weeks are flying will be Christmas before we know it!! How is your Christmas card making coming along?

We have some more winter inspiration for you today to help with your Christmas card making...or winter birthday cards!

Our theme is SNOWFLAKES!
We have so many beautiful cards in our archives, it was difficult to know which to I chose a few of my favourites...with more to come another day! If you have a favourite, let us know, we'd love to hear from you! Hope you enjoy...

Some of the stamps used in these cards are now in our sale...along with lots of fab papers, dies...and much, much more! If you've not yet had chance to take a look, why not put some time aside this weekend to pop over to The Stamp Basket!
Have a great weekend!
Janet xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Annabelle Hanging Gifts

My card today features some gorgeous pink papers that I've been saving for a time when I needed to get myself motivated.  I've not been feeling very positive about some of my recent creations so needed a bit of a boost.  Well it seems that a pink and girlie card is just what I needed.  I'm really pleased with this one, probably because it uses lots of my favourite things: pink, glitter, ribbon, flowers, pearls and my favourite pearl brad.  Hopefully this is a turning point and I'll be back on track again!

I hope you like my creation.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting