Monday, 31 March 2014

Maya and Kitty Writing Santa's List

Well it's the last day of March, so naturally I've got a Christmas card to share with you today !!!   :0)

The papers are actually from the gorgeous new Wild Rose Studio Antique Library pad, and along with being really versatile for any occasion, this script one also seemed appropriate for the image of Maya the Elf, checking the list of who's been naughty or nice for Santa.

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Bunny With Flowers

Good morning.
Happy Mother's Day!
Did you remember to put the clocks forward this morning - those in the UK that is :o)
Fancy losing an hour on our Special Day lol!!!

Debs here with a little Sunday inspiration using some scrummy stash from 

And this week I thought I would share an adorable card that would be perfect for any Mum on this Special Day or as I have for a Grandma 

Card Ingredients 
Stamped Onto: Neenah Classic White
Colouring Medium: Copics
Distress Inks: Peeled Paint & Tattered Rose
Adhesive Pearls: 3mm Ivory Silk and 5mm Ivory Silk
Spellbinders: Labels 18
Star Dust Stickles
Card Base: Craftwork Cards 6x6 Scalloped Edge

Have a fabulous (crafty) day.
Hope you all get totally spoilt.


Saturday, 29 March 2014


Morning all! The weekend is here!!!

...and we have some fab crafting inspiration for you today with a gorgeous selection of projects from the archives...our theme today is simply...


....and the great news is that all these images are available in our Spring sale...enjoy!

Wild Rose Studio - Flower Heart

Hoping you have a great weekend!


Friday, 28 March 2014

Kitty Picnic

I'm in summer mode today with an image called Kitty Picnic, and summery papers from the new Wild Rose Studio Peach Blossom pad.  The dies are also quite summery with the rose circle and bird tree. The image was actually quite a large one, so there wasn't much space left for me to splatter the card with too many embellishments, so I just sneaked in a trio of pearls into the bottom corner!

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bluebell with Friend

Morning everyone,
I have a very simple ‘thank you’ card to show today using one of the gorgeous new images from Wild Rose Studio called ‘Bluebell with Friend’ which I‘ve teamed with the gorgeous WRS ‘Peach Blossom’ papers.


I’ve also used one of the new dies, too, from WRS: the gorgeous ‘Floral Frame’ which was just the right size for this image! There are two dies in this set…both equally gorgeous and they really do provide inspiration for crafting…I found I was planning future cards whilst I was using them!

I’ve kept the design simple for this card to show off the image and the pretty papers. The ‘Thanks Script’ is a Memory Box die-cut – currently available in our clearance sale, along with a range of other Memory Box dies! 

                                       Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.

Janet xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Cupboard Full Of Surprises

Good morning everyone, and a happy Wednesday to you!  It's my DT day for The Stamp Basket and I have  an absolute cutie to share with you.

The following ingredients are available from The Stamp Basket store
Stamped image:  Stampavie (Penny Johnson) - A Cupboard Full of Surprises
Stamp Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

I was a little bit daunted by the detail on this stamp, but honestly, once I got started it was a breeze, so don't let the intricacy put you off, it was great fun to use, and as always with Stampavie products, a great inked impression.

Don't forget, there are still bargains to be had at the Spring Clearance Sale.

Hugs to all, Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Morning everyone,
I have a card to show today that doubles up as both a Mother’s Day card and a birthday card.

I’ve used the delightful image by Crafter’s Companion called ‘Mariella’ which I‘ve teamed with pretty Wild Rose Studio ‘Flights of Fancy’ papers.

The lettering of ‘Mum’ has been stamped using Papermania ‘Vintage Notes - Sentiments’. Both of these stamps and the papers are currently available in our Spring sale!
The image has been coloured with copics
I’ve used two of the new dies from the new Wild Rose Studio Spring Woodland Collection for this card: the gorgeous ‘Leafy Branch’ and the ‘Corner Flourish’ – in fact, two corner flourishes which I’ve joined together!
The flower and leaves have been made using the Memory Box Norrland Flower and Fabulous Flox.
Both have been coloured with copics.               
The single large butterfly is a Memory Box 'Vivienne Butterfly' die-cut and the 'Butterfly Border' is by Joy Crafts!
                                         Card Recipe:
Stamps: Crafter’s Companion ‘Mariella’; Docrafts Papermania ‘Vintage Notes - Sentiments’ (‘Mum’ lettering) (available in the Spring sale)
Papers: Wild Rose Studio ‘Flights of Fancy’ (available in the Spring sale)
Pens: Copics
Thanks for stopping by.

Janet xx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bella with Wand

Good morning.
Hope your weekend has got off to a good start.
Debs here with my little bit of Sunday Inspiration using some scrummy stash from 

and this week I thought I would share a little Christmas inspiration with this adorable image from Wild Rose Studio

Here are the links to the products used from The Stamp Basket:
Colouring Medium: Copics
La La Land Christmas Tree - On Special Offer
Viva Decor Pearl Pen 'Ice White'

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bags and Baskets

Morning all and welcome to the weekend!

Today's selection of cards have been chosen from The Stamp Basket archives...and what a fab selection we have to show you, all handcrafted by our talented team of designers, both past and present.

Our theme today is ....

Bags and Baskets

Thanks so much for stopping by, we always love to hear from you! Hope you have a fantastic weekend, whatever your plans!
Janet xx

Thursday, 20 March 2014

WRS Re-stocks

Evening all,

Just stopping by to let you know that our Wild Rose Studio stamps, dies and paper re-stocks have arrived ...

We have lots of fabulous
Antique Library paper packs...

....and gorgeous Corner 
Flourish dies

...and lots more cute
Bluebell stamps

...all waiting for new homes!!

Janet xx

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

I saw a mouse .......

Where? There on the stair, a little mouse with clogs on, well I declare, going clip clippity clop on the stair, oh yeah.

OK, it's on a bluebell, not the stairs, but it most definitely a cute little mouse!  Morning everyone, and welcome to Wednesday, my day for DTing with THE STAMP BASKET.  Before we get onto my card, I must remind you about The Stamp Basket Spring Clearance Sale, lots of goodies to be had at bargain prices, and I know you love a bargain!

So where's that mouse then?  Ooh, there he is!

Oh my goodness, this is a positive feast of Wild Rose Studio - all products listed at available from The Stamp Basket store
Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black

So there you have it!  Wouldn't you just love to find a mouse like this in your bluebells?

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Picked Sweet

I'm using my first pages of the lovely new Wild Rose Studio Antique Library Paper pad today, and all I can say is every page in this set is going to be used (and that's quite unusual for me, because there's usually some pages that I am not so keen on).  Not so with this pad, they're all lovely.

I've also used my new Wild Rose Studio Corner Flourish die, and boy, does this die cut well.  All those fiddly bits inside the flowers just fall out so easily, it is lovely to use.  I've used two of the die cuts, and they just overlapped by a few millimetres, so I snipped off a small smidgeon and you can barely see the join as they shape around the card base.  I've popped different sized pearls into the middles of each flower.

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Bella With Daisy

Good morning.
Debs here with some Sunday inspiration for you using some scrummy stash from 

Today I have gone for 'one' of my most favourite colour combos and the most adorable heffalump ever:

Card Ingredients - available from The Stamp Basket:

Stamped onto Neenah Classic White
Colouring Medium: Copics

Don't forget that Janet has a fantastic Spring Sale on at the moment - go have a look and grab yourself a bargain :o)

And there is also a Weekend Special - 10% off the Wild Rose Studio Dies!!

Have a wonderful crafty day.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Springtime Bluebell

Morning all!

With the flowers now in bloom, it really feels as though Spring has arrived in the UK at long last! So, today's selection of cards have been chosen to celebrate, and what better than with some recent crafting projects using the new Spring Woodland Collection of images from Wild Rose Studio... without further ado, here's.....

Don't forget, there's 10% off all Wild Rose Studio dies at The Stamp Basket online store until 6-00p.m. tomorrow evening!
Hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans!


Friday, 14 March 2014

Mouse on Bluebell

I'm back in full Wild Rose Studio mode again today (another hat trick with image, papers and dies all from the WRS new release).  I'm also back in purple mode so prepare yourselves for some purple overload!

I wasn't sure how to use the new Flower Circle die at first, then I realised I could put a circle sentiment inside it, so I printed out a sentiment to fit, and it's perfect.  :0)

I also wanted some purple seam binding to match my colour theme, but didn't quite have the right shade, so I improvised, using some cream and running a purple copic over the top (using the wedge end of the marker).  It coloured really easily, and because I could use the same copic as I'd used in my image, the colour matched perfectly.

OK, brace yourselves.  There's a small sprinkling of purple coming up ...

Don't forget the Spring Sale at The Stamp Basket that's still running. Pop over to grab a crafty bargain or two!

Card Recipe, featuring items from The Stamp Basket:
Happy crafting

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Floating Down the River

Hi all,
I have a card to show you today using the lovely new Dovecraft ‘Curiosity Corner’ papers. This paper pack is absolutely fabulous and such good value with 72 sheets – 6 sheets of 12 designs. If you like vintage, you’ll love these…The cute image, called ‘Floating Down the River’, is a Stampavie stamp.

As this is a male card, I’ve kept it very simple using the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page ‘Cherish’ punch, Memory Box ‘Summer Kites’ dies and added a computer generated sentiment cut using a Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennant die.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!
Janet xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Well, here we are at Wednesday - halfway through the week, and halfway through my holiday (sob) but, do not be sad because it is also my turn to DT at The Stamp Basket!

Before we get to my card, I must firstly tell you about The Stamp Basket's Spring Clearance Sale - lots of bargains to be had on some fabulous items, so time to give the credit card a hammering!

Right then, hayfever season will soon be here so I hope this sweet rabbit doesn't suffer too much.

Isn't he cute, with his ickle pink nosie?
Ingredients for this card available at The Stamp Basket store are
Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black

Products from my stash - Bristol Board and Polychromos Pencils

Thanks for popping over, do take the opportunity of some brilliant sale prices - and let me know what you bought.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx