Sunday, 31 March 2013

Sun Kissed

Happy Sunday everyone.  It's Annette here today with a card featuring Sun Kissed from Elizabeth Bell.  I've used my lovely Lavish Branch die and pretty Country Companions double sided rose papers.

I wanted to use a green accent colour for my panels to match the green in the image, but didn't have the right colour card, so I cut my backing panels in plain cream card that I don't use much, and coloured around the edges with the same green copic (G24) that I'd used in the image and then edged it with a darker green ink pad.  I also cut the Lavish Branch out in the same cream card and used a lighter green copic (G40) pen to shade it before sticking it to my card.  I really LOVE this die; it's been used loads since I bought it because it is so versatile.  It's definitely a great staple for your die collection.


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Dancing Eleanor

Happy Saturday.  It's Annette here today and I've got a sweet ballet themed card to share with you.  The image is Eleanor  and I've used some pretty pink Wild Rose Studio papers which I didn't want to cover up much, so I cut the image out and raised her onto a smaller shaped panel to give her a background.


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Teddy Cooking


Hi,
I have a card to show you today using a stamp from the new Wild Rose Studio Spring Collection called ‘Teddy Cooking’…this image would make a wonderful card for all those Mums, Dads, Aunties and Grandmas who spend lots of time in the kitchen!  

The papers are from the new Wild Rose Studio Annabelle’s Garden – such a lovely paper pack full of Spring freshness!




…And a side view…


Recipe:


Hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs,

Janet

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Picked Sweet

Hi all,

Its Lyndsey here and today I have my first post as Guest Designer here on the Stamp Basket Blog. 

Well Janet asked if I could make my first card using My favorite things from my DT kit - well how much stuff can you fit on 1 card - not as much as I would have liked. All of the items were just gorgeous and I found it soooo hard to choose - so I think all my cards that I will be making during my time here will be using my favorite things lol!!!!

However for today I went with a totally gorgeous image and TBH I think she is my fave - Picked Sweet by Elisabeth Bell at Whimsy Stamps. I just love these Little Cottage Cuties they are so adorable and best of all you can find them in store in the sale too!!!!


Close up of image

I really went to town on this card making it girly and pretty and adding lots of lovely flowers.

All the items I used that can be purchased in Store are as follows

Stamping Card - Neenah Crest
Card - Bazzil, Parakeet & Kraft

Well I told ya I used a lot of stuff !!!, hope you like my creation, thanks for joining me here today - see you next time

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Teddy with Present

Hello everyone.  It's Annette with you today sharing a card which features a Wild Rose Studio image aptly named Teddy with Present.   It's such a versatile image, and would be suitable for Mother's day or a 'just for you' card, but today he's bringing birthday wishes.  I'm loving this fence die at the moment. The fence is cut in kraft card, and then I've run streaks of various browns to create a wood grain effect.


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
xx

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Memory Box re-stocks!!

Hi eveyone,

Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered Memory Box dies...I'm really pleased to let you know that they have finally arrived in stock this morning! All pre-orders are ready for despatch and will be posted out on Monday!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Hugs,
Janet xx

Your Birthday

It's Annette here today and I'm so glad it's the weekend again, and not only that, but there's only one more week until Easter too.

Today's card features Bildmalarna 'Your Birthday' but the image is quite large, so I've cut her out and only used part of the image.  It's a really versatile image which allowed me to do this, but the girl and bird seemed to be looking at something (which of course is the bear in the full picture) so I cut out the present that the bear was holding, and put it on the ground for them to look at instead!  The sewing was a challenge in itself on this project.  I tried to get it really close to the edges as there were so many small panels, and I got there in the end.






All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Grace

Hi Everyone ... Penni here 

The card I have to show to today features Grace - a lovely stamp from Crafter's Companion's Angelica and Friends Collection.


Isn't she sweet - I coloured her using my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:


Items used on this card are:

Doily, Brad and Flowers from my stash


Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs
Penni
X


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Re-stocks!!

Hello Wild Rose Studio fans!

I'm just stopping by to let you know that our WRS
re-stocks arrived today...so we have lots of little bunny, teddy and elephant stamps waiting to be despatched to good homes!

Hope you have a lovely evening!

Hugs,

Janet


April Sunshine...


Hello everyone,

I have a card to show you today using the gorgeous Whimsy ‘April Sunshine’ stamp which I’ve teamed with the fabulous Docrafts Papermania Vintage Notes paper…I can’t get enough of this paper pack…and it is exactly what it says on the tin…just full of soft, romantic vintage style!

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

Stamps: Whimsy ‘April Sunshine’ (sorry, sold out in our Spring sale before I had time to post!); Stampavie ‘With Love’ (in the Spring sale)
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs,

Janet XX

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

New arrivals


Hi all,
Just stopping by to let you know that the new Bo Bunny paper pads have arrived in store, along with some paper doilies…and they are absolutely gorgeous!

Hope you have a lovely day!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Monday, 18 March 2013

Bildmalarna Tulip


Hi everyone.
I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and are feeling refreshed! I have a card to show you today using Bildmalarna ‘Tulips’…this stamp is currently in our mega Spring sale! If you've not checked it out yet, make sure to stop by soon as there are lots of fab bargains to be had!
 
 

Here's a close up of the image coloured with copics:
 
I hope you like it!
Recipe:

 
Many thanks for your lovely comments over the past few weeks – we do appreciate hearing from you so much. 
Hugs,

Janet

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Jessica

Sunday is upon us, and it's Annette here today with another project to share.  I'm using Jessica and some gorgeous papers from Crafty Impressions called Lace Butterflies.  I've also used some of my new favourite flower dies. I just love how these look with some little pearls in the centres.

















All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Grace

It's Annette here today, and I'm so glad it's Saturday.  Not only is it the weekend, but I've also got a "pretty in pink card" to share with you today using an image called Grace from The Stamp Basket.  The papers are so pretty and it seemed a shame to cover them up too much so I kept the design really simple.




All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Vintage Pennant


Hello everyone,
I have a project that is a little bit different to show you today…and at the moment it is ‘unfinished’ and still very much ‘in the making’ with a total of 12 other pennants still to be made…at some point! But it has been great fun to design and make!


The papers are a combination of left over scraps from the Prima ‘Nature Garden’ and My Mind’s Eye Lavender pads…combined with the fabulous Docrafts Papermania Vintage Notes pack (background) – you may recall that I made a set of notelet cards a few weeks ago using the left over ‘Vintage Notes’ scraps that were from from this project!  

Here’s  a close up:
 

Recipe

Papers: Papermania Vintage notes (background); Prima Nature Garden (layered piece); MME Lavender (Mannequin)
Embellishments: Docrafts Papermania Vintage Notes lace; Prima Meadow Lark essential petals; button from the Pastel button mix; Pearl brad
Flowers, DMC thread and pearl string from stash. Mannequin home made.

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

Janet XX

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Bunny with Cake


Hi Everyone...Penni here

I've used a stamp from Wild Rose Studio Collection to make my card today.



I coloured the image with my Copic Markers, here's a close-up:


Items used to make this card are: 

Stamping Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper from Wild Rose Studio Always and Forever Pad
Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border (I just used the top part)
Paper Bag & Tag - From my stash
Flowers from my stash 

I left the tag blank so that a "Special Message" can be written 


Thanks for visiting today. 

Hugs
Penni
X

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

New guest designers...


Hi all and a Happy Wednesday to you!!
As promised, I’m here to share news about our new design team but before I do, I’d just like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone for entering the guest DT call - we really enjoyed reading your e-mails and visiting your fabulous blogs…and, of course, we had the hardest job ever choosing!

…so…
…we decided to do something a little bit different this time round and have a rotating guest design team so that it gives more people chance to shine!

It also, means that we can now offer more regular opportunities to guest design for us…
…so…

…if you haven’t been chosen this time round, we do hope that you will stay in touch to let us know that you are still interested or if you are a new follower and missed the design team call, just simply drop us an e-mail with your blog address to let us know that you would like to guest design for us in the future…
…another way to let us know that you’re interested in guest designing is to share some of the projects that you make by posting to our facebook page – we always love to see what you make with the products that you’ve ordered from us…    

So, onto news about the first two new guest designers who will be joining our fabulous design team very soon – they are:

and

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!

More news coming up next month of two more guest designers!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Coming soon!

Hi all,

Just stopping by with news about the new beautiful CHA release Bo Bunny 6" x 6" paper pads and gorgeous paper doilies that will be arriving soon at The Stamp Basket! All items are currently available for pre-order.

..and before I go, here's a little peek of a project in the making...



Hope you have a lovely evening!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bunny With Cake

Wow, it's Sunday already, and it's Annette with another card to share showcasing items from The Stamp Basket.  This one is Bunny with Cake and it looks to me like he needs a hand with that piece of cake, and I'm just the person to give him some help!!! LOL.  This is quite a versatile image, he could be used for a birthday, but I've added an Easter sentiment which I think is also suitable.


All items are from The Stamp Basket as follows:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Purple Florence

It's Annette here today, with a new image from The Stamp Basket called Florence from Crafter's Companion.  These papers are particularly lovely and I've edged them in a plain purple card to give them a 'pop'.  I cut out and coloured my image, and raised her up onto a backing circle, onto which I'd chalked some background clouds and grass.

I'm also using some lovely new dies; the Locina Buckle and Fancy Blossoms.  I chalked the petals of the die cut flowers, and curled them around my paintbrush handle to give them some dimension.

Finally, I didn't have any purple seam binding, so I used some vintage ivory ribbon and just streaked along it with my marker pen (the wide nib end) which coloured it the shade of purple that I wanted.


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
xx

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Eleanor

Hi Everyone ... Penni here

Today's card features a lovely sweet ballerina.


Isn't she gorgeous?  The perfect image for most young girls.  

The image is stamped using Memento Black Ink and coloured using Copic Markers.  
Here's a close-up:


This stamp is so pretty that I decided to keep this card really nice and simple.   
Items used on this card are: 

Stamping Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Flowers - From my stash


Thanks for visiting today.
Hugs
Penni
X

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sunshine...


Hi all,

I have another quick and easy card to show you today…just the ticket when you need a card in a hurry, as we all do! I’ve used an image from the new Docrafts Country Companions die-cut toppers called ‘Special Wishes’ and combined it with co-ordinating ‘Sunshine Meadows’ papers. This collection has such a range of cute images and the goods news is that some of them are very suitable for male cards, which are always so hard to find! 


I’ve used a couple of Memory Box dies on this card: Madera Corner and Typewriter Numbers, both cut from Bazzill Kraft. The button is from the Prima Fairy Belle button pack and bow made from May Arts Burlap Natural Twine.



Recipe:


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

Hugs,

Janet xx

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Teddy with Present

It's Annette back here today with a card which features a new Wild Rose Studio image from The Stamp Basket called Teddy with Present.  He would make a lovely Mother's day image, but today I've used him for a birthday card theme.

I've used some gorgeous papers called Lace Butterflies from Crafty Impressions which are pink and aqua coloured, so I'm in seventh heaven with this set!  I'm also using a new Memory Box Norrland flower die for the first time and I'm really liking it.  The petals were cut in white card, then I chalked up the centres with pink shimmer chalk and curled the petals around my paint brush handle to give them some dimension.  To finish them off I popped a coloured pearl in the middle.

The other die cuts were also cut in white card and then coloured with a pink Copic to match my colour scheme.  The pearls were easy to colour too, because they are on a clear plastic sheet so they don't move around when you colour them to match your theme.  It's a great way to buy your pearls as then you can colour them any shade you like depending on the colours you're using on each project.

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 next weekend.
Annette