Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Spring Bringer


Hi all,
I have a card to show you today using the lovely Whimsy image called ‘Spring Bringer’ which I’ve teamed with some gorgeous rich papers from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden 6” x 6” solids and patterns pad, and 8” x 8” pad…these are such gorgeous papers!

 

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





Recipe:

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

Hugs,
Janet xx

 

 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Christmas Gift Tag/Card Holder

Hi Ladies.. Natalie's here.., 
Today I'll show you a Christmas Tag and also, it's a Gift card holder which I've made for 
The Stamp Basket online store. 

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Tag Recipe:
Everything else is from my stash :)
Thanks for stopping by...and happy crafting..

 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Mountain Lily

Hello again.  I hope you're all having a great weekend.

Today's card features the adorable Mountain Lily.  I think that this is the first time I've used this image and I really love her.

I wasn't sure if she is a Christmas image because of the bell on her wings, but I decided that she could be either depending on the colour scheme and accessories, so I've stayed away from snowflakes and festive colours.  She's so versatile that she could be used for any occasion so she's a really great stamp to keep your options open!

I've used a blue and brown colour scheme (the ribbon is a rich chocolate brown, not black as it appears in the photo).    I've sneaked in some lace under the ribbon and a bow which is held on with a pearl brad, although this doesn't show up much in the photo.

My typed sentiment has been cut out with a Notables die on which I've then punched a hole at one end to create a small tag.



Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Starry Night

I've got a cute Bella the Heffalump Christmas card to share today.  This one's called Starry Night, and I've cut out the image and raised it up on foam pads.

The sentiment is typed in red and overwritten with red stardust gel pen.  Other than the sprinkling of flowersoft 'snow' and some white pearls in each corner, I've opted for 'embellishment-free'.  Ooooh I feel naked!




Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette

Monday, 22 July 2013

Special Moments Last Forever..

Hi everyone, Natalie's here.
Today is my turn write a post at The Stamp Basket inspiration's blog. And I have a new card to show you today. It's not ordinary card for me, but I wanted to try something different.. and here is my result..
when card is opened
close up of the image colored with copic markers:

Card recipe:
Stamp: Crafter's Companion - Faerie Poppets - Sweetest Moments
Cardstock: Kraft (12" x 12"), Neenah Classic Crest Card
Papers: Graphic 45 - Secret Garden 8" x 8" pad
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo, Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Memory Box - Hollyhock Stem
Embellishments: White flat lace - 1 1/2", The Hobby House 3mm, 4mm, 5mm Pearls - Ivory Silk, Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust, Bo Bunny Small Doilies 

Everything else is from my stash :)


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


 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Bella carrying a pile of presents

It's yet another Christmas today, and my card features Bella carrying a pile of presents.  The summer sale is still going for a few more days, and there's a special Christmas in July feature at the moment too.

I've coloured my image in festive colours and used lovely Christmassy papers from Wild Rose Stuido called Annabelle's Christmas.  I'm not really sure if this is a Christmas image, it could also be a birthday image if it was coloured differently perhaps, but I've used festive colours and so Bella's wearing a Santa hat!


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 19 July 2013

FEEDING ROBINS

Hi everyone

It's Judy here with another Guest Designer card.    The stamp is  a Wild Rose Studio image, called' Feeding Robins'

Card Recipe:
All Items are available from The Stamp Basket

Stamp  :  Wild Rose Studio 'Feeding Robins'
(available from The Stamp Basket)
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Christmas (available from The Stamp Basket)

Machine Stitching
Plus items from my stash

Thank you for looking.  

Happy Weekend everyone,

Judy x

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Maya and Kitty Sledging


Hi all,
I have a Christmas card to show you today using the cute Whiff of Joy ‘Maya and Kitty Sledging’ stamp teamed with Nitwits Joyful Hearts ‘Holly White’ papers - both products are in our summer sale! The die-cut is Whimsy 'Ornaments Border’.

 


The sentiment is a Molly Blooms ‘Happy Christmas’ (stacked) stamp...also in the sale!

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

 


                                                Recipe:
Tools: Whimsy ‘Ornaments Border’ (in the sale)
Hope you have a great day!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Christmas Inspiration 2...

Morning all!

I have some more Christmas Card inspiration to show you today from our design team, past and present...many of the products used in these cards are available in our summer sale...hope you enjoy!

 



 
 



 
 


 
 



 




 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today,
 
Hugs,
 
Janet xx

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Christmas Birdie


Hi all,
Continuing our second week of ‘Christmas in July’, I have an easel card to show you today using the lovely Nellie Snellen ‘Christmas Birdie’ which I’ve teamed with Nitwits Joyful Hearts ‘Holly White’ papers…both products are in our summer sale!


The La La Land Crafts 'Christmas Tree' die cut has been lavished with glamour dust...a little tip, be sure to keep the windows closed when using this product…I had mine wide open and when I came to look in the mirror I sparkled from head to toe!!

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

The sentiment is from the Whimsy ‘Christmas Sayings’ set…also in the sale!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Helping Santa

It's yet another Christmas card today (are you getting the impression there's a theme going on this week!!!).

Today's card features Nellie Snellen's Helping Santa, from The Stamp Basket.  Their summer sale is still going, and there's a special Christmas in July feature at the moment.

I've coloured my image in festive colours and used lovely Christmassy papers from Marianne Design.


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Take a Present

Today's card features one of my favourite Christmas stamps from Nellie Snellen, Take a Present.  I just love this sweet image.  I've used a festive red and green colour scheme to match the lovely Wild Rose Studio papers, and added just a couple of dies, a large snowflake and also a sentiment die.  The red satin ribbon and white lace seem to complement each other, as the red twine and white snowflake do too.

The summer sale is in full swing at The Stamp Basket, so po over to grab a bargain and stock up on your Christmassy items ready for the festive crafting season.


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 12 July 2013

BELLA WITH WAND

BELLA WITH WAND

Hi everyone

It's Judy here with another Guest Designer card.    The stamp is  a Wild Rose Studio image, called 'Bella with Wand'  

Card Recipe:
All Items are available from The Stamp Basket

Stamp  :  Wild Rose Studio - Bella With Wand
(available from The Stamp Basket)
Papers: Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Christmas (available from The Stamp Basket)

Machine Stitching
Plus items from my stash

Thank you for looking.  

Happy Weekend everyone,

Judy x

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Christmas in July

Morning all!

I have some Christmas Card inspiration to show you today from our design team, past and present...many of the products used in these cards are available in our summer sale...hope you enjoy!




















Thanks for stopping by...we appreciate your comments very much!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Bella with Sledge


Hi all,
I hope you are enjoying the fabulous weather we are having here in the UK! I have to admit I’ve been feeling a bit like a piece of limp lettuce the last few days, with the temperatures soaring so high…so it has been a winter wonderland retreat to be sitting colouring and embellishing Christmas images, dreaming of snow…well, that’s my excuse for lavishing this card in glamour dust and snowflakes!



For this card, I’ve used the cute Wild Rose Studio ‘Bella with Sledge’ image…of all of the images that I ink up (and that’s a fair few!), I can always guarantee a good crisp image with the Wild Rose Studio stamps, they are such good quality and once I’ve done an initial test on scrap paper to make sure that I’ve lined up the stamp properly, there is never any need for a second attempt because the results are always brilliant first time!

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



The papers are from Nitwits…such great quality papers and excellently priced in our summer sale…so go grab yourself a bargain!  Other products used on this card that are also in the sale include the Spellbinders 'Snowflake Pendant' and the Whimsy ‘Christmas Sayings’ stamp…such a lovely range of differently sized sentiments in this stamp set!

                                                  Recipe:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio ‘Bella with Sledge’; Whimsy ‘Christmas Sayings’ (in the sale)


Hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Janet xx

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Christmas in July


Christmas in July 9th – 22st July 2012

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas!! So over the next fortnight, our fabulous design team are going to be showcasing Christmas products from The Stamp Basket store, and bringing you lots of inspiration and creative ideas to help you get ahead with your Christmas preparations…

..and the good news is that many of the showcased products will be available to buy at discounted prices in our EXTENDED summer sale, so it really couldn’t be a better time to get your Christmas underway!!

To kick-start this festive feast of fun, I have a Christmas card to show you today showcasing one of my favourite WRS Christmas stamps called ‘Nativity Play’ which I’ve combined with the fabulous Kaisercraft ‘Twig and Berry’ papers.


 
 
Here's a close up coloured with copics:
 
 

 
                                                                   Recipe:
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Hugs,
Janet xx

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Bella with a Pile of Presents

Hello everyone, it's Annette here again and I can tell you that I managed to make it though my sponsored walk last night without incident (apart from the idiots who thought it was fun to drive along the route throwing potatoes at the walkers and marshalls!!! One hit my friend square on the back).  I ached so much by the end and you can be certain that I won't be doing much today!  I think it could be a great excuse for a crafting day!!

My card for The Stamp Basket today is another Bella, this time she's sitting on a pile of wrapped presents holding a balloon.  She looks like she's in full party mode!

The papers match the image, and I've tried to colour the image using the same colour scheme, including a touch of pale purple to bring out the purple accent on the lid of the bottom box.

Don't forget too that the Stamp Basket Summer Sale finishes tomorrow, so get your skates on to grab a sale bargain.

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Bella with Daisy

It's Annette with you today, and boy oh boy, I'm so glad it's the weekend, although I'm doing a 15 mile sponsored night-walk tonight in aid of our local hospice!!   It starts at 7pm and I suspect I'll not get to bed until the early hours!!!  Zzzzzzzz   Wish me luck!!

My card for The Stamp Basket today features the cute 'heffalump', Bella with Daisy.  I've used some patriotic Wild Rose Studio Union Jack papers, and opted for a red, white and blue colour scheme.  I even coloured the shadow blue, but now I think it rather looks like Bella's stood in a puddle!

Don't forget the Stamp Basket sale is still on, so pop over to the store to stock up before the sale finishes on Monday.


Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

BABY ROSEBUD


Hi everyone

It's Judy here with another Guest Designer card.    The stamp is  a Crafter's Companion image, called 'Baby Rosebud' hence the title of this post 
 
Pearls
Machine Stitching
Plus items from my stash 

Thank you for looking.  

Happy Weekend everyone,

Judy x