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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Heidi Hi It's Christmas at The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
How's your weekend so far?
It's been pretty quiet here in comparison to some recent weekends - which is nice for a change :o)
I spent most of the morning in my little crafty haven yesterday and then had a lovely walk along the canal path with my DH before settling down to watch some more football whilst having a good bloggy catch up.

So today I'm here with my usual Sunday morning inspiration using some scrummy stash from 


and this week my main focus has been Festive makes - well it's never too early to get ahead is it?
And I really do love crafting for Christmas don't you?

So here's my Festive share for today:




And here are the links to all the scrummy goodies available from The Stamp Basket:

Colouring Medium: Copics
Seam Binding: Vintage Style 'Moss'

Janet has added some gorgeous new Maja Design paper pads recently - they are totally scrummy.
And some gorgeous new Spellbinder dies too.
And there are still lots of fabulous bargains to be had in the Spring Sale - go on pop over and have a browse - you know you want to lol!!!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Christmas in June
Alphabet Challenge - 'J' For Jingle Bells
GraphIt Colour Challenge - Anything Goes with Markers
Stampin' For the Weekend - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Die and Why - mine is the snowflake border - love the design and it can be used on it's own - doubled up as I have done here or used on the edge of the card too - so versatile :o)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Christmas

Thanks for all your lovely comments recently - they really do mean such a lot.
Hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend.

TTFN




Thursday, 26 June 2014

Buttons, Bunting, Birthdays and a Blog Hop at MAWTT

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you're having a wonderful week so far.
Not sure how much longer this fabulous weather is going to be with us so I have been making the most of it whilst I can :o)
So with that and the issues I've had with blogger recently - which I'm glad to say seem to have sorted themselves - I apologise if I haven't visited you recently - hope to have a mahooosive bloggy catch up over the next few days.

Anyway today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES

and this week is a really special week as we are celebrating our 5th Birthday and having a blog hop with lots of stunning inspiration and gorgeous prizes along the way.

And the theme for the challenge is

BUTTONS BUNTING AND BIRTHDAYS

We have loads of fabulous sponsors this week too and one of them is the wonderful Hobby House

So I decided to use some very scrummy Hobby House products for my DT Make




Card Ingredients:
Image: Pre-coloured Die Cut Topper 'Elisabeth Bell - Quiet Moments'
Design Papers: My Mind's Eye
Martha Stewart Floral Lace Border Punch
The Hobby House Pearl String 
The Hobby House Mulberry Roses - 'Raspberry Cream' Embellishment Set
Memory Box Party Lanterns
The Hobby House Buttons - 'Raspberry Cream' Embellishment Set 
Satin Ribbon - The Hobby House 'Raspberry Cream' Embellishment Set
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Here are the Blog Hop Rules:

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  Then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with 'Blog Hop Word' in the Subject Line.  
You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 
Each DT Member will announce their winner on their own blog from the comments left.

You should have reached me from Janice's blog but no worries if you have got a little lost - here's the full blog order:




Before I go I better let You know which letter You need from me - can You guess?

Thanks for popping by to see me today - I always appreciate your support and love reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Oh I also need to let you know that I have a mystery prize on offer to 1 of my lovely followers that leaves a comment on this post - I'll give you a small clue - it will be a selection of scrummy Hobby House goodies :o)

Have a fab fun hop along to Karina .

TTFN

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sketchie Free For All at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
What another glorious day it is here in Gloucestershire today - almost wall to wall sunshine :o)

Apologies for being a little late with my DT share for the new challenge over at 


but this morning I finished off the ironing outside (great way to top up my tan) and then I went for a 3 mile walk (there and back) with my DH to the fairly new Starbucks for lunch.
Feeling so chuffed with myself as I have now lost 9lbs since getting back from Portugal - still a long way to go though to get to my ideal weight loss!!!

Anyway as it's the last Tuesday of the month we have our usual theme of

SKETCHIE FREE FOR ALL

You could use the fabulous new sketch that Dawny has made for us or you could use any other from the PTW sketch archives - just let us know which one though :o)

I chose to use the new sketch and here's what I did with it:




Card Ingredients:
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Butterfly Border Die: Memory Box
Martha Stewart Butterfly Mould and White Clay 
Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen

Our fabulous sponsor this week is
offering 1 very lucky winner
 

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies and our fabulous GDT buddies too :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - I know it's not easy with the blogger issues at the moment!!!
Hopefully Mr Blogger will get his finger out and sort the problems asap!!!

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN

Monday, 23 June 2014

Challenge #142 at Sketch n Stash

Good morning my lovely crafty friends. 
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and for those in the UK hope you managed to enjoy some of the glorious weather we had.
I took the opportunity to catch up on the never ending mountain of ironing whilst topping up my tan at the same time - somehow I always seem to find it less of a chore when I do it outside :o)

So today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we have another fabulous sketch to play with:
and here's what I did with it:



Image: Stampendous 'Agapanthus' - stamped using Perfect Medium and heat embossed with True White embossing powder then inked with Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks
Spellbinder Dies: Labels 18 and Decorative Floral Ovals
Design Papers: Craftwork Cards 'Tea Dance'
Sentiment: LOTV 'Set 28'
Flowers made using Martha Stewart mould and White Clay coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Our sponsor this fortnight is 
offering this fabulous prize to 1 lucky winner
and
offering another lucky winner 
4 digi images of their choice

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for any lovely comments you may wish to leave - I always look forward to reading them.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Saturday, 21 June 2014

For a Child at A Gem of a Challenge

Good evening my lovely crafty friends.
What a glorious day it has been today here in Gloucestershire - wall to wall sunshine.
Just perfect for the Summer Fayre at Jack's old Primary School I was at today and I'm pleased to say I did sell quite a few things :o)

Anyway the real reason I'm here is to share my DT make(s) for the new challenge over at 


and this fortnight we would like to see something 

FOR A CHILD

I recently had a request for quite a few New Baby cards and as Janet has the most adorable baby images I just couldn't resist:






Card Ingredients:
Embossing Folder: 'Cuttlebug Baby'
Gingham Ribbon and Buttons from stash

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far.
Thanks for popping by to see me today.

 TTFN

Friday, 20 June 2014

A Christmas Choir at Winter Wonderland

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you've had a wonderful week and are ready for whatever plans you have for the weekend.

Today I'm playing host for the first time over at

WINTER WONDERLAND

and the theme this week is

A CHRISTMAS CHOIR

Here's what I came up with:




I really enjoyed putting this card together.
It all started with the snowflake background - 'Justrite Snowflake Background Stamp'  stamped using Memento 'Paris Dusk' ink.
Mat and layered onto co-ordinating cardstock and then onto some dotty LOTV Design Paper from the 'Winter Wishes' pad
This then became the back drop to my LOTV 'Carol Singing' image
Colouring Medium: Copics
Snowflake: Memory Box 'Lindeman' die and Martha Stewart 'Himalayan' punch
Ribbon and Pearl from stash
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 'Set 32'
Diamond Stickles

This week we are sponsored by:

offering 1 lucky winner
£10 online voucher

and

offering another lucky winner


Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - it is always great to see you here and I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

3 or More Layers at Divas by Design

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Super quick post from me this morning as my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver is on his way to play and I've had a little sleep in as Jack has an INSET day :o)

So today's share is my DT make for

DIVAS BY DESIGN

and this week Team B are sharing their inspiration on the theme

3 or MORE LAYERS

I have used an image from one of the scrummy yummy Elisabeth Bell ready to colour Art Books available from The Hobby House - they are fantastic quality and great to colour with Copics :o)




Image: The Hobby House Ready To Colour Art Book 'Elisabeth Bell Spring Flowers'
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Dies: Memory Box 'Cherry Blossom' (coloured with Copics)
Magnolia Doo Hickey 'Swirl'
Sizzix 'Doily Border - 658947'
Butterflies: Martha Stewart Mould and White Clay
Ribbon and Adhesive Pearls from stash

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Swirls and Pearls
Colour Throwdown - Colour Palette
Bunny Zoe's - Layers
My Craft Spot - Fancy Edges
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Say it with Flowers
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for any comments you may wish to leave - they always bring a smile to my face.

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Lace and/Or Pearls at Papertake Weekly

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are well and those not I wish well soon.

My DH is away for a few days and I have been keeping myself busy making some new plaques and shadow box framed pictures ready for a craft fayre I am doing at Jack's old primary school this Saturday. Hopefully I'll get the chance to share them with you later this week.

But today I'm here to share my DT make for the new challenge over at

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY

and this week the fabulous theme is

LACE AND/OR PEARLS

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:

Image: LOTV 'Rosy Posie' - I was very lucky to have won this over at the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog
Colouring Medium: Copics
Design Papers: LOTV 'Nitwits - Petal Fresh'
Dies: Memory Box 'Cosmo Border' 'Cherry Blossom'
Marianne: 'Stitched Circle CR1248' 'Flower Leaves LR0156'
Sentiment Tags: LOTV 'Set 24'
Lace and Adhesive Pearls from stash

Our fabulous sponsor this week is the Mary and Andrea:
ribbon girl logo
offering 1 very lucky winner
ten-pound-gift-voucher

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the awesome inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.
Hope you can find some tome to join in the fun with us this week.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - BINGO (die cuts, lace, pearls)
Feeling Crafty - For the Girls/Ladies
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Petals and Pearls
Sweet Stampin' - Say it with Flowers
Craftitude - Use Flowers and/or Lace
Crafty Catz - Use 2 different Dies

Thanks for popping by to see me today.
I always look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Hope to have a good old bloggy catch later this evening whilst the footie is on in the background :o)

Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Bella with Bouquet for Dad at The Stamp Basket

Good morning my lovely crafty friends.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend and a very Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there - especially those out there that can't be with their children today for whatever reason.

Firstly mahooosive thanks for all your kind and encouraging words regarding my last post - I know I generally end my posts saying how much I appreciate your support but I wanted to say it at the start - I really do appreciate all your support and encouragement.

Secondly I know a number of you will have seen this post from my very bestest blogging (and real life) buddy Claire - words just can't express my feelings - Claire and Mark and two beautiful people and have had the most horrendous time recently that they just don't deserve. I know Claire is so strong and brave and doing so well staying positive - please pop by and say hello and keep them both in your thoughts.

So I'm here today with my regular Sunday morning inspiration for 


and this week I decided to share a cute card made for Father's Day




So here's the list of goodies available from The Stamp Basket:
Colouring Medium: Copics
Adhesive Pearls: The Hobby House 3mm Ivory Silk (coloured with Copic pen)
Viva Decor Pearl Pen (in flower centres) 'Ice White'
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Challenges I would like to enter:

TBA

Thanks for popping by to see me today - as always your visits mean so much.
Have a fabulous day.
TTFN

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Keep it Clean and Simple at MAWTT

Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends.
Apologies for being a little late with my DT post for the new challenge over at 


but the honest truth is I seem to have lost my enthusiasm for blogging at the moment.
 I am still loving getting crafty and enjoy my time in my little crafty haven but when it comes time to do the posts I seem to run out of energy.

I also am very worried about a very good friend who's DH is very poorly at the moment and that puts life into perspective - you know who you are and that I am here for you :o)

So this week it's the turn of Team A to share some inspiration on the fabulous theme picked by our lovely leader Hazel

KEEP IT CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Here's what I came up with:




Card Ingredients:
Image and Sentiment: Woodware 'Bubble Bloom - Felicity'
Stamped and heat embossed

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Cards and More - One Layer Cards
Loves Rubberstamps - Clean and Simple
Card Mania - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by to see me today and for all the lovely comments you have left recently - they really do cheer me up :o)

Enjoy the rest of the day.
TTFN