Thursday, 31 January 2013

Bella with Bouquet

Hi

Today I've made a card using one of the new Wild Rose Studio Stamps - Bella with Bouquet.


I coloured this image using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:


Items used on this card are:

Craftwork Base Card
Papers - From Wild Rose Studio Bella Pad
Ribbon - Berisfords Satin Ribbon - Pink Azalea
Stamp - Bella with Bouquet by Wild Rose Studio
Die - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
Hobby House Clear Rhinestones


Thanks for visiting today.

Hugs
Penni
X

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Customer Card Day




Hi all,
I hope you are all keeping well and warm...OMW hasn't it turned cold and windy the last few days...brrrrr!

I have such a cute card to show you today that was sent to me by Claire, one of our lovely customers. I was immediately drawn to Claire's gorgeous card, the moment I saw it!


 
I love the warm, soft colours that Claire has chosen for this card – they are just so right for this gorgeous Magnolia ‘Tilda with Heart Balloons’ stamp! I absolutely love it, Claire! Thanks so much for sending us a piccie!

You can see more of Claire’s work on her fab blog: http://clairemurphycrafts.blogspot.co.uk
You know, I really love it when customers send us cards! It feels so rewarding to see the wonderful creations that everyone makes from the parcels that we send out and, also, to hear about the fun that everyone has had playing with their new crafting goodies! So do, please, keep sending us piccies of the things that you make - we appreciate hearing from you so much!

Before I go, in case you haven't had chance to pop over to take a look at our January sale, there is a fabulous discount on 'Tilda with Balloons' and other Magnolia stamps...so, please, do pass the word on to any friends who are Magnolia fans! There are, also, many bargains still to be had on Saturated Canary, Molly Blooms and Wild Rose Studio stamps as well as lots of designer papers too, but best not delay, as the sale will be finishing in a couple of days’ time!
In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely evening!
Hugs,
Janet

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

On your marks...get set...


Hi all,
I set myself a little challenge this weekend – to make a card in 20 minutes! So where did I start? Well, the new Docrafts Country Companions die-cut toppers called ‘Special Wishes’ and co-ordinating ‘Sunshine Meadows’ papers came to my rescue! This collection has such a range of cute images, which always bring a smile to people’s faces and are so suitable for all occasion cards!  

I added some of our gorgeous, new, pale yellow double satin ribbon and a couple of Prima flowers from the Meadowlark collection, held together with an 8mm pearl brad…and voila! I hope you like it!

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Image: Docrafts Country Companions A4 die-cut toppers ‘Special Wishes’
Papers: Country Companions A4 paper pack ‘Sunshine Meadows’
Card: Craftwork Cards Scalloped Edge Card Pack
Embellishments: Prima Meadow Lark flowers; 8mm pearl brad; Safisa Spiral Pale Yellow double satin 15mm ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!
Hugs,

Janet xx

 

 

 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Rose Scent Tilda - For you...

Hi everyone..
Natalie's here.. I have a new card to show you today, which I made for The Stamp Basket..
This time for my card I used beautiful Tilda from Sweet Crazy Love collection called "Rose Scent Tilda", and as always I coloured my image with copic markers.



Recipe:
Stamp: Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love - Rose Scent Tilda (on Sale)
Paper: Prima - Almanac (on Sale)
Whimsy - Picket Fence
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Tinkerbell Little Lady Bug

Hello everyone.  It's Annette here again with another Stamp Basket creation.

I'm really loving these new Saturated Canary Rubber Stamps and this is the second time I've used this sweetie.  Last time she was in red, but this time I've coloured her in green, like Tinkerbell the fairy from Peter Pan.

I've reverted back to the safety of my Copics again for this one, so that I could cope better with her hair (I just can't seem to get hair right with the DI, and this girl needs to have good hair)


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


Happy crafting
Annette

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Cherry Blossom

Hello everyone.

It's Annette with you today to share a card I've made.  I really adore this new Saturated Canary stamp called Cherry Blossom.

Last time I coloured her in purple, and this time I've used yellow and green.  Green isn't a colour which I'm usually keen on, but I love these yellow and green papers so I've coloured her to match them.

I've stitched all the panels onto kraft coloured shimmer card and chalked some clouds behind the image.


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 weekend
Annette

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Rebecca

Hi

My card today features another gorgeous image from Saturated Canary called Rebecca.


I coloured Rebecca using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:


Items used for this cards are:

Craftworks Base Card
Papers from Prima Almanac Paper Pad
Saturated Canary Image - Rebecca
Vintage Style Ribbon in Walnut
Pearls



Thanks for visiting today.

Hugs
Penni
X

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Customer Card Day


Hi everyone,
I’m just stopping by to show you a fab card that has been sent to me by the wonderfully talented Janine. Oh, my heart absolutely melted when I saw this cute card!


So far, I have loved every card and project I've seen with this cute image of 'Bella with Wand' from the Wild Rose Studio 2012 Christmas stamp collection, but, for me, Janine's colouring really makes this image come to life! I couldn’t believe it when Janine told me that this is the first time she has used her copic pens…how amazing is that! Thanks for sending us this inspirational card, Janine! If you’d like to see more of Janine’s work, please visit her blog at http://craftingcrackers.blogspot.co.uk/

'Bella with Wand' is just one of the many, many stamps available in our time-limited January sale...if you've not already taken a look, why not put the kettle on, draw up a comfy chair and take a browse... there are still many fab offers...including a range of gorgeous Saturated Canary images!  

Hope you have a fab day, whatever your plans!
Hugs,
Janet xx


Monday, 21 January 2013

"Little Lady Bug" - Saturated Canary

Hello everyone....
Natalie's here...,  
I have another card to show you today, which I've made for
For my card I've used new gorgeous stamp from Saturated Canary called "Little Lady Bug".
As always, I coloured my girl with copic markers..
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Recipe:
Stamp: Saturated Canary "Little Lady Bug"(on sale)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Geekin' It - Saturated Canary (& Stamp Sale!!!)

Hello everyone, it's Annette back here with you today using one of the new Saturated Canary images from The Stamp Basket today and quite a clean & simple card.  I don't often use green and yellow, but these bee themed papers are too cute to resist.



All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Pop over to The Stamp Basket to see the lovely array of products on offer.  There's a sale on the Saturated Canary stamps at the moment too so grab them while they're on offer.


Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Amy

Hiya everyone.  It's Annette here today using Whimsy's Amy from The Stamp Basket.  I've opted for a beautiful purple colour scheme for this card, and really tried harder with my colouring of the image.  I've coloured her first with copics, and then done some highlighting and shading with my pencils.  I worked for ages on her hair with both the copics and pencils, and it went from looking worse than my usual attempts can manage, to being what I now consider to be adequate.  I think I need to revisit the hair colouring department!! LOL.

I added some tufts of grass at her feet using a flicking motion with really sharp pencils in a few different shades of green.

I've also included two lovely dies, both coloured in some way; the picket fence was cut in white card, and then coloured with copics and pencils, and the honeyblossom sprig was cut in purple card and I used a dark purple copic to give the flower centres some depth before adding a huge pearl centre.

I've stitched around the image and DP panels, added a beautiful bow in the gorgeous sparkly sheer white ribbon, a few pearls and some 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.  Don't forget there's a fab sale on there too at the moment so grab your goodies while they're on offer.


Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cherry Blossom

Hi Everyone

For today's card I chose to use a Saturated Canary Stamp called Cherry Blossom.


Isn't she fabulous?  I used my Copic Markers to colour this gorgeous image, here's a close-up:



Items used on this card:

Saturated Canary Stamp - Cherry Blossom
Craftworks Base Card
Papers from MME Lavender 6x6 Paper Pad
Vintage Style Pink Ribbon
Pearls
Memory Box Madera Corner Die
Flowers from my stash


I coloured the die cut with some chalks to match to colours used on my card, and added some pink Cherry Blossom flowers from my stash.


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you like my card.

Hugs
Penni
X

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Mountain Lily


Hi all,

I have a card to show you today that I made quite a while ago using the gorgeous Whimsy ‘Mountain Lily’ stamp.


The gorgeous papers are My Mind’s Eye ‘Lavender’…I just can’t get enough of this pad…so soft and feminine!

I’ve used two sentiments on this card: Whimsy ‘Ticket Notes’ and Wild Rose Studio ‘Circle Greetings’. The Memory Box ‘Frostyville Wreath’ has been cut from Bazzill ‘Fawn’ which co-ordinates really well with the pinks in these papers.


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


Recipe:

Papers: My Mind’s Eye ‘Lavender’ (in the sale!)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Little Lady Bug

It's Annette back here today using another Saturated Canary rubber stamp from The Stamp Basket today.  This one is called Little Lady Bug.  It's turned out as a monochrome red card, but she just seemed to need some red and I think I got carried away!  I've also glittered her to the max with glossy accentscrystal glamour dust and a touch of Stickles just to top it off!


All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:

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


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Spring Honey Blossom

Hi, it's Annette here today with an Elizabeth Bell card in some lovely spring fresh colours.  I tried so hard to colour her hair, doing lots of flick movements with my copics, but I still don't think that it looks that good.  More practice needed, I think!

I coloured my pearls, and the pearl brad with my copics to match the pink theme, and maintained my new year's resolution to include stitching on my card.

I've also used my honeyblossom sprig die again, this time I've coloured it with my chalks rather than leave it plain pink.

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


Happy crafting, and I'll see you again tomorrow.
Annette
xx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Picked Sweet


Hi

Today I've made a card using a Whimsy Elisabeth Bell Stamp called Picked Sweet.


I coloured this gorgeous image using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up


Other items used to make this card are:

Elegant Square Base Card 
Papers from MME Dolled Up 6x6 Paper Pad
Memory Box Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf Die
Button from Prima Fairy Belle Buttons Pack
Natural Burlap Twine
Flowers from my stash


Thanks for visiting today, hope you like my card.

Hugs
Penni
X

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Tilly with Flowers



Hi all,
Well, I'm a bit of a late Lucy tonight...but I do finally have a tri-shutter card to show you that I made recently using the cute Wild Rose ‘Tilly with Flowers’ stamp and the gorgeous new pack of Wild Rose Studio papers ‘Always and Forever’. Lots of deep and pale pinks in this pack that co-ordinate so well with brown cardstock!


The Prima flowers are from the Meadowlark collection held together with an 8mm pearl brad.



…and one more close up of the card fully extended…




Recipe:
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,

Janet xx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Rebecca - Saturated Canary

Hello my friends..,
Natalie's here, and today I want to show you my very first card for 2013 which I've made for The Stamp Basket... 
For my card I've coloured new stamp from Saturated Canary called "Rebecca", she's so cute isn't she..?  My paper from new MME collection "Lavender"


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Recipe:
Stamp: Saturated Canary Rebecca
Paper: MME Lavender (on Sale)
Card Blank: Scalloped Edge Card Pack - white (size 6)
Dies: Memory Box Cupid Heart 
         Memory Box Poppystamps Lorelai Leaf (on Sale)
         Whiff of Joy Star Festoon (on Sale)
Embellishments: Ribbon May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge - 15mm Pink, Pearls The Hobby House 3mm 4mm 5mm Pearls - Ivory Silk, Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo 
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 Hugs Natalie xx

My Creativity LIFE!

Love is in the air!

Hi all,

Hope you've had a fab weekend and are well rested, with batteries re-charged for the week ahead!

I'm just stopping by to let you know that the new Wild Rose Studio release arrived over the weekend...OMW, these stamps are so cute...decisions, decisions....which one to ink up first?! You are going to love them...all!

Hope you have a great day!

Hugs,
Janet xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Tilly with Rose

It's Annette here today with a Springtime card to cheer me up while the days are still short and dark.  This one features Tilly the dog with a HUGE rose.  I've kept it kind of simple, but used an oversize sentiment which I think matches the huge image too.

Hope you like my spring fresh card.


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


Happy crafting
Annette

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Cherry Blossom (& a Little Competition)

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's Annette here today to remind you that The Stamp Basket is now stocking Saturated Canary stamps.  This was the first non-Christmas card that I've made this year, and I really loved it when I'd finished it.  I love the lilac colours and pretty papers.

The pearls in the corner were originally white, but I coloured them with one of my copics (G24) so that they matched my card.  I also coloured the pearl in the middle of my brad which holds on my bow.

As it was one of my new year's resolutions, I've also taken the time to do some stitching on my card (and then regretted it as I manoeuvred around the first part of the fancy shaped card base!!! LOL).  But overall, I'm really pleased with the finished card.  Hope you like her too.



Competition Time:
Before I dash off, I wanted to quickly tell you all that I'm running a little competition on my personal blog.

Some of you might know that I have previously designed and given away lots of freebie sentiments and it's been quite a while since I created any new ones.

That's where I need your help.

I'm looking for some great ideas for sentiments that you'd like to see on future freebies.  To enter the competition, and hopefully receive your sentiment in 'ink', pop over to my blog and leave your suggestion(s) on the competition post.

I look forward to seeing your ideas.



Card Recipe:
All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:


Have a lovely Saturday and I'll see you again tomorrow

Happy crafting
Annette

Friday, 4 January 2013

New Wild Rose Studio release

Hi,
Just stopping by to tell you about the new Love and Wedding Collection from Wild Rose Studio that is now available to order over at The Stamp Basket.

There are eight fabulous new stamps to choose from and a gorgeous 6x6 paper pack, Always and Forever. The collection is perfect for all those occasions when you want to send love to someone or show that you care - it could be for a Valentine, anniversary, engagement or Wedding card but we think they will be great for Mothers' Day, birthdays, get well soon and all sorts of other messages besides...

...and there's more...there's a really lovely matching greetings stamp with two of the stamps, to save you rummaging in your stash when your time is better spent being creative!!

So why not pop over to The Stamp Basket and let us know which is your favourite! The Stamps and papers are already on their way to us and will, hopefully, be with us tomorrow so that shipping can begin on Monday!

In the meatime, enjoy!

Hugs,
Janet xx




Thursday, 3 January 2013

Geekin' It

Hi Everyone

For my card today I used a Saturated Canary Stamp called Geekin' It - I love Saturated Canary Stamps, and there is a wide range to choose from over at The Stamp Basket Online Store.


I coloured the image using my Copic Markers - Here's a close-up:


Items used to make this card are:

Craftwork Blank Card
Saturated Canary Stamp - Geekin' It
Papers from MME Lavender Paper Pad
Memory Box Larelai Leaf Die
Ranger Crushed Olive Distress Ink
Pink Vintage Style Ribbon
Pearls


Thanks for visiting today.

Hugs
Penni
x