Saturday, 31 August 2013

Annabelle on Swing

I'm having a break from Christmas cards (well it isn't even September until tomorrow!) to show you one of the most summery cards I think I've ever made.  It features Annabelle on Swing from The Stamp Basket and some bright yellow gingham papers with green and lilac accents.




Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 30 August 2013

Faerie Poppets - Strawberry Patch

Hi everyone... Natalie's here.
Today is my turn to show you a card.....which I've made for
The Stamp Basket
For my card today I've used a Strawberry Patch stamp from Crafter's Companion Faerie Poppets collection. I colored my image with Copic markers. 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

More reductions!!


Hi again!

I'm just stopping by to let you know that some more products have just been added to the Summer sale at The Stamp Basket

...and...

...there is now up to 25% off Memory Box dies...whilst stocks last!

Follow the link: http://www.thestampbasket.co.uk/ourshop/cat_734538-Summer-Sale.html for more details!

Enjoy!

Hugs,

Janet xx

Coming Soon....Joy! Craft and CottageCutz Dies!!

Morning everyone!

I'm just stopping by on this gorgeous sunny morning to let you know about some new products arriving in store very soon!

You may have seen already that Joy! Crafts have added another beautiful die to their fabulous Winter Wishes Collection...



All of the dies in this collection are now available to pre-order at The Stamp Basket...including the gorgeous Ice Crystals border which is going to look fab on Winter projects!



We expect to take delivery of the full range next week.

CottageCutz have also brought out a really beautiful Snowflake Wreath to enhance winter and Christmas projects. This range is new to us and is expected in store next week too!





We are expecting lots of new products in store over the next few weeks, so do keep popping back to check our latest arrivals!  And as well as ordering from our new ranges you can also still pick up a bargain in our summer sale section!

Hope you enjoy your day!

Hugs,
Janet xx

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Annabelle Hanging Gifts

I've got a traditional coloured Christmas card to share today featuring Annabelle from Wild Rose Studio. I've used some non-festive backing papers, but I think the colours are the perfect green for Christmas.  I've edged the card with some green ink and distressed the image panel a bit.



Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Snowball George

I've got my new favourite paper pad out today, First Edition Silent Night, and it's gorgeous. I'm really surprised at just how many of the pages I love, and these ones are no exception. They make a really lovely frosty looking card, and I think they are quite suited to male cards too (where I need all the inspiration I can muster!)



Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Friday, 23 August 2013

Fizzy Moon - Coming Soon !!


Hi all,

Check out the new Fizzy Moon Christmas clear stamps available to pre-order at The Stamp Basket store. These stamps feature images of this adorable bear in a variety of cute festive scenes, just perfect for quick little Christmas cards, tags and tree decorations!

I can't decide which one's my favourite...which one's yours?


Hugs,
Janet xx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Annabelle and Tree

We're still celebrating "Christmas in August" at The Stamp Basket and I've got another Annabelle image today, but this time I've sneaked in some traditional red, compared to last week's frosty theme.

The sentiment is a Whimsy Notables stamp cut out with a matching Whimsy Notables die.  It's kind of a vintage image, so I've used vintage style ribbon rather than my usual sleek satin.  The papers are quite contemporary in contrast, but the colours all match to hold the card together.




Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Coming Soon !!!

Hi all,
I'm just stopping by to tell you about some fabulous new products that will be arriving in store at the end of August.

First up, we have the gorgeous new Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper pads...these papers are going to be fabulous for Christmas cards, tags and decorations!

6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Pad 
                                                                                                      

 



8 x 8 pad


 
 
 
 
We also have the fabulous First Edition Christmas Paper pads arriving in store soon, too!
 
Silent Night
 
 
 
Nordic Christmas
 


 
All products are available to pre-order over at The Stamp Basket store.
 
See you there!
 
Hugs,
 
Janet xx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Little Cottage Cuties "Picked Sweet"

Hello Ladies..
I have a new card to show you today which I've made for  
For my card I've used another beautiful stamp "Picked Sweet" from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. I colored my image with copic markers...

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer Garden Inspiration


Morning all!
I have some wonderful 'Summer Garden 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!
 
Whimsy - Chloe

 
Whimsy - Lemon Pepper



 
Crafter's Companion - Baby Rosebud
 
 
 
Stampavie - Juliet in the Fields


 
Whimsy - Sun Kissed

 
Magnolia - Rose Scent Tilda


 
Whimsy  - Chloe

 
 
Whimsy - Amy
 
 
 
Saturated Canary - Cherry Blossom

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Annabelle Hanging Gifts

Yup, we're still in Christmas mode at the moment, but today I've used some gorgeous papers which are not really festive, but look kind of 'frosty'!  The beautiful aqua papers are so pretty that it seemed such a tragedy to cover them up with 'stuff'!

I kept all the embellies either white or pale blue so they continued the frosty theme, and liberally sprinkled glitter in the snowy areas, as well as some pretty lace and pearls.

I really like this colour scheme for Christmas, and it makes a nice change from traditional reds and greens.


Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Bella Sitting on a Pile of Presents

To make a change from the Christmas projects I've been making recently, I've got a birthday card to share with you today featuring some Wild Rose Studio products from The Stamp Basket.  The image is lil' Bella sitting on a pile of presents, and I've glossed and glittered her to the max to give her some sparkle.

The gorgeous papers are also Wild Rose Studio and I really love this aqua and purple colour scheme.  I've kept the embellies to a minimum to show off the pretty patterns on the papers, but I've distressed the edges of each paper panel and stitched around the edges for some interest.

Card Recipe featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sleeping on the Moon

Today's card features a cute little sleeping baby on the moon, and I've used a sentiment that I thought matches the image which says 'Believe in your dreams'!

The gorgeous papers are Wild Rose Studio from The Stamp Basket, who currently have a summer sale on at the moment.  The aqua ribbon matches the papers really beautifully, and I also found a bit of really narrow dark purple ribbon which I think was snipped off from the inside shoulder of a dress (you know the loops that are meant to hold it on a clothes hanger, but all they do is poke out the neckline when you're wearing it).

I've sneaked in a couple of precious stars which I thought matched the hanging star on the image.  A few flowers and of course some pearls, and that's it.  VoilĂ !

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Monday, 12 August 2013

Apple Blossom...

Hi everyone... Natalie's here.
Today is my turn to show you a card.....which I've made for
The Stamp Basket
For my card today I've used a "Apple Blossom" from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection illustrated by Elisabeth Bell © Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps, as always I colored it with Copic markers. 


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Card Recipe:
Stamp: Apple Blossom
Papers: Bo Bunny C'est La Vie
Dies: Memory Box - Forest Snail, Memory Box - Nottingham Border, La-La Land Crafts Die - Heart Fence Die
Card Blank: On the Edge Card Pack - scallop white (size 6)
Embellishments: White flat lace - 1 1/2", Burlap Twine - Natural, Prima Buttons - Fairy Belle, Vintage Style Ribbon - Cream - 14mm, The Hobby House 3mm 4mm 5mm Pearls - Ivory Silk 

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

 
 Hugs Natalie xx
My Creativity LIFE!

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Let's go fly a kite

My card today features Sun Kissed from The Stamp Basket, and she's currently on sale, as are the beautiful papers which are Magnolia and I'm sooo in love with them.  These are the Cloudy Purple Hearts, but I also have the pink and turquoise hearts which are my favourite. They're so pretty and subtle.  I tried to match the colours of my image to the papers to bring it all together.

The die cuts are all white to maintain the pale colouring, and I've used a Pine Needle Border and a couple of Summer Kites.  There's a piece of lace in there too, between the kites and the flowers, but it's quite pale so you have to have your specs on to see it!



Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Bella Sitting on a Pile of Presents (take 2!)


Hi all,

I have another card to show you today using the lovely Wild Rose Studio image ‘Bella Sitting on a Pile of Presents’ which I’ve teamed again with the gorgeous girly ‘Bella’s Birthday’ papers by WRS.

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

 

Recipe:
Card: Neenah Classic Crest Card (base and colouring card)

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

Hugs,
Janet xx

 

 

 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

French Country Gardening Fun!


Hi all,

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have a card to show you today using the lovely Stampavie image called ‘Gardening Fun’ (in the summer sale!) which I’ve teamed with some gorgeous rich papers from the Graphic 45 'French Country' 6” x 6” solids and patterns pad…OMW, this is such a gorgeous pad of papers…and of course, co-ordinates perfectly with the 8” x 8” pad which is equally gorgeous! Hope you like my card!


As this is a male card, I kept it very simple adding a computer generated sentiment cut using the Whimsy 'Tab 1' die, a Memory Box ‘Forest Snail’ die cut and some Memory Box ‘Dancing Butterflies’ die cuts – great little dies for enhancing a garden themed project!
 
Here's a close up of the image coloured with copics:
 
 
                                                                        Recipe:

Stamps: Stampavie ‘Gardening Fun’ (in the summer sale)

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

Hugs,

Janet xx

 

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Michel

I've not used many Sarah Kay images, but that's what I've got to share with you today, and this little fella is rather sweet.  He's called Michel and I've made a centre step card to showcase him.  I think the card shape really makes him the focal point.

The papers are really pretty, although they're mostly covered up which is a shame, but I matched the colours on the image so it brings the card together.










Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Completely Crackers

Yay, it's the weekend, although despite us just about welcoming in August this week, I'm in Christmas mode with a festive project.

I've made a cracker gift box, and matching tag, but in both cases they're HUGE!!  I've got quite a few pics so bear with me:

Firstly here's the cracker.  I've used a 12" purple scrapping page for the cracker base, and decorated it with Nitwits papers which I've edged with purple ink.



And from a slightly different angle so you can see the front better:


And here's the matching supersized tag using the same papers, and a cute Wild Rose Studio image: 

And a bit more close up on the image:


And finally, just to prove how large these items really are, here they are together with my bottle of Glossy Accents and my craft pencil :



I hope you've liked my supersized gift set.

Project Recipe:
Happy crafting
xx

Friday, 2 August 2013

Day Dreamer Molly


Hi all,
I have a card to show you today using the lovely Molly Blooms stamp ‘Day Dreamer Molly’ which I’ve teamed with Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love papers!

 

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

 

Recipe:
Tools: Whimsy ‘Birthday Sentimentables’; Spellbinders 'Grand Decorative Circles ‘; Memory Box 'Pippi Butterfly'

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

Hugs,

Janet xx

 

 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bella Sitting on a Pile of Presents


Hi all,
I have a card to show you today using the lovely Wild Rose Studio image  ‘Bella Sitting on a Pile of Presents’ which I’ve teamed with the girly ‘Bella’s Birthday’ papers…this has to be one of my all time favourite WRS pads of paper…such a lovely range of patterns and colours that are great for so many different occasions!

 

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