Monday, 27 September 2010

And the winner is...

...for the Spooky Halloween giveaway (drum roll please!)

Which makes the winner... Artygal/Lalheg with this selected comment :)



Artygal/Lalheg said...

What, choose just one? OK, if I have to narrow it down - and this choice would change in a nano second - the little caravan of love

A big well done to you, your stamps will follow shortly!  And a big thank you for all who entered!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Spooky Halloween giveaway!

As promised to celebrate hitting the 500 fan/liker mark on my Facebook Fan Page here's a lovely big giveaway in time for Halloween :D


I'm giving away one of my Halloween Bumper Stamp Sets worth over $27 which contains 1 x Baby Barn Owl, 1 x Halloween Ghost, 1 x Mini Cute Spider, 1 x Pair Mini Pumpkins, 1 x Mini Quirky Skull and
1 x Vampire Bat!


To enter, simply visit my Etsy shop or my Folksy shop and leave a comment below to tell me what your favourite stamp is!  Simples :D


Spooky Halloween Giveaway rules:

~The giveaway will end midnight GMT on Mon 27th September.

~Anyone can enter, I will ship them worldwide!

~Again, to enter, simply visit my Etsy shop or my Folksy shop and leave a comment below to tell me what your favourite stamp is.

~ IMPORTANT: If you don't have a Blogger profile, please leave me some way of getting in contact with you on the comment (email address, Twitter username etc.) so I can notify you if you win :-)

~ I will use http://www.random.org/ to determine the winner, the winner will be chosen at random by their corresponding comment number.

Good Luck, everybody!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Folksy Friday - *Mwah*

I know, I know, it's been forever since my last post but things have been crazy busy with a fantastic mention on a Etsy Finds email in June which sent sales through the roof! A big thanks to all my customers on Etsy and Folksy :D

Things are quietening down now so I've been adding to my ranges for Halloween as well as lots of other designs and I've been taking part with August A-Team on Folksy where we have to list a new item each day to promote sales. So yes, it's been fun but busy!

Anyway back to business, here's my latest Folksy Friday! It was mine and Mr Cross Buns' wedding anniversary last week so I thought I'd do a fun smoochie Folksy Friday! Enjoy *mwah*


Lipstick kiss necklace by Cherryloco jewellery Lips - A4 Art Print by Laura Hickman
Eskimo Kiss Tee - Mint by Bonbi Forest 'Kiss' Linoprint Card by SomethingWonderfulDesign
I love you Ok? Anniversary Card by Konnie Kapow! Vampire Lips by *Cupcakes&Kittens*

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Etsy Finds - We all scream for ice cream!

Well summertime has well and truly arrived in Devon, we're hoping that it will be an 'ice cream' summer and my garden may actually stand a chance this year!

Speaking of ice cream, I saw a link from Cute Designs earlier on my Twitter feed for an adorable Amigurumi ice cream which inspired me to hunt around Etsy for some other sweet treats!



Tutti Fruity Ice Cream Tee or Diaper Shirt by rhoadworks on Etsy Vintage Silverware Ice Cream Spoon by WoodenHive on Etsy
Amigurumi Kawaii Chocolate Brown Ice-Cream by CuteDesigns on Etsy Gimme a Scoop Ice Cream Cameo Necklace by Glamasaurus on Etsy
Triple Scoop Friends Necklace by marymaryhandmade on Etsy Carnival Cone Clips by FiveSisterzShop on Etsy


Enjoy! (and make mine a 99!)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

And the winner is...

...Comment number 5! 

Big congrats to Em, here is her winning comment below!


Em said...

Oh I love those two! My friend is moving to Australia next month, so I'd use them to decorate the letters I'll be sending her, and to jazz up plain wrapping paper.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Stamping Inspiration - Fabric Bags

I've been taking some more product pics today; I've been approached by one of the top cardmaking magazines in the UK who would like a picture of my Caravan of Love stamp in a little feature so I've redone that picture.  I'm thrilled to bits to have been approached for this :-D

At the same time, I started to take a few more shoots to inspire people on how to use their Skull and Cross Buns stamps.  I made a custom stamp for my Mum to give as a gift and she made a sweet little cotton gift bag for it to go in and what better way to customise it than stamping on it, of course!


I used a Versa Craft ink pad on this one (sometimes they're known as Fabrico).  It's a great multi-purpose ink pad which you can use on paper and wood as well as fabric, you simply heat set it with a non-steam iron and then it's permanent and can be washed.

The birdie in the stamp is my new Sleepy Birdie, coming to my shops soon in a pair like my mini and midi ones.

Right, I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Bank Holiday weekend, I hope you're having a great one, too!

(P.S. don't forget to enter my stamp giveaway, it ends Tues 1st June at midnight!)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

May Giveaway!

Hey everyone, it's competition time :-D

I'm giving away one of my Spotty Toadstool stamps and one Baby Barn Owl stamp to accompany it! Use them for cardmaking, scrapbooking, making your own unique gift wrap, stamping on fabric, wood and so much more!



So if you'd like to win these... here's what you have to do!

May Giveaway rules:

~The giveaway will end midnight GMT on Tues 1st June.

~Anyone can enter, I will ship them worldwide!

~To enter, please leave a comment underneath this blog post telling me what you would use the stamps for if you won them!

~ If you don't have a Blogger profile, please leave me some way of getting in contact with you on the comment (email address, Twitter username etc.) so I can notify you if you win :-)

~ I will use http://www.random.org/ to determine the winner, the winner will be chosen at random by their corresponding comment number.

Good Luck, everybody!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Folksy Friday - Foxy Finds

Hey all! It's been a busy few days in Skull and Cross Buns Towers, school was closed two days last week which has delayed my creativity a bit but I was almost back on track after having a lovely influx of orders until my trusty laptop came to a grinding halt last night :-O

Anyway I've now taken over Mr Cross Buns' computer instead (sorry hubby!) so business as normal as soon as I can get my printer plugged in.

It's Folksy Friday time and as usual I racked my brain for ideas and thought about a Fox theme :-) It's our surname and the kids have got loads of toy Foxes around the house; they might well have a few more looking at the lovely selection on Folksy!


Fox woodland resin necklace Penny Dog Jewellery Monty the Fox Lambswool Plush - Sara Carr
The Girl and The Fox - Blackoutwell Fox Brooch - Kate Broughton
Fox Stole Silver Necklace - Bbel Fox iPod / Phone / Gadget Case - Minifelts


A foxy selection, I'm sure you'll agree ;-)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Etsy Picks - Feeling Fruity!

I'm trying to have a bit of a healthy eating kick at the moment (last night's takeaway excluded!) so my currently overflowing fruit bowl gave me some inspiration for some Etsy picks!


tokyotombola on Etsy Teacher's Pet knit and crochet fruit protector pouch f1nneran Sweet Summer Earrings. Sterling Silver
StudioLyon on Etsy Yellow Bartlett - 8x10 - Art Print QuiteContrary2 on Etsy Apple of my Eye hand cut card
MySunshineDesigns on Etsy Crayon Roll....Strawberry (holds 12) sillychic on Etsy Lemon Halves Lemonade Silver Plated Earrings


Enjoy :-D

Friday, 23 April 2010

Folksy Friday - Happy St George's Day!

Well it's St George's day today in England, so it was rather easy to choose my theme this week for my Folksy Friday.

It's a gloriously sunny day so I'm going to attempt to plant bits and bobs in the garden so straight to my picks!


Queen Six cushion/pillow - Karen Hilton Designs 1966 England Lucky Sixpence Glass Pendant - Jupiter Rocks
Telephone Box - Art Quirk Cream Teas Tote - Cuppa Tea and Cake
London loves pink retro pin brooch - Fluffs Stuffs Kitsch Heinz Baked Beans Tin Earrings - Heroine Industries


Happy St George's Day!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Sneaky peek!

Good evening all :-)


Firstly, I'm in shock... three posts on my blog in less than a week? Hopefully the sign of things to come! (If you're really interested in up to the minute Skull and Cross Buns news there's always my Facebook Fan page or 'Like' page, whatever it's now called ;-) )


Anyway, I thought I'd pop up a sneaky peek of a new design, mini cupcake with wings, let me know what you think!




I will pop it up in my shops over the next couple of days; I've got a couple more 'winged' designs in the offing. too.  My rationale, I think, after this whole Volcano erupting ash cloud nonsense affecting my overseas orders is to add wings to my designs so they have a better chance of flying themselves over!


Right, I'm off to carve :-)



Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Etsy Picks - Star Wars

With hindsite I should have done this selection on May the 4th (...be with you) but after being inspired by a post on the Domestic Sluttery blog today, I thought I'd rustle up a selection of Star Wars themed items from Etsy.

Star Wars reigns supreme in the Skull and Cross Buns household, my youngest insists on going to bed clutching his Lego minifig of Luke Skywalker plus lightsaber every night and I'm often serenaded of a morning by both boys singing the Imperial March at full volume...

Anyway... onto the selection!


Dark Lord, Darth Vader Portrait Plate - Altered Antique Plate - BeatUpCreations on Etsy DISCO TROOPER - 8x10 Archival Giclee Print - It Might Be the Night Fever - UrbanSplendor on Etsy
STAR WARS Crayons--2nd Chance Crayons--birthday party favors--- maxandmeena on Etsy Star Wars PRINCESS LEIA iPhone / iTouch / iPod Case - gogogadgets on Etsy
RTG - STAR WARS vendor - craft APRON PoppysGardenGate on Etsy Pug Jedi dog art print - rubenacker on Etsy

Enjoy ;-)


Friday, 16 April 2010

Folksy Friday... First attempt - Skull and Cross Buns

Eeep, I'm trying to set up my first Folksy Friday as inspired by my lovely mention in the Hotdog and Me blog today :-)

My first theme will be inspired by my brand name so here's a lovely selection of skulls and cupcakes from fellow Folksy sellers (my cross buns!)


TripleMoonStar Jewellery Designs
Fine Silver Skull and Crossbones Pendant Oblue Ring featuring cupcake with pretty daisy decoration
ColyCrafts
Cupcake Card MinXtures Camo Skull and crossbones drawstring bag
Laura Lou 
Floral bow skull pin Rosita Handmade Lavender, sweet orange and cinnamon scented cushions


I hope you like my little selection!

Have a nice weekend

Emily xoxo

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Just don't look at the date on the previous post...


Oh dear, it's been far too long since I last updated :-S

Anyway, I'm here now so I'll get typing! It's been fantastic since I opened my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/skullandcrossbuns; it's really gone from strength to strength, especially the past couple of weeks. Less than a fortnight ago I was eagerly awaiting my 100th sale and now I'm not far off my 150th!

My bestselling item so far is the Tweet, tweet - pair of mini Birdie stamps and the same design in the midi size as well as plenty of cupcakes, skulls, swallows, owls, toadstools and much more besides.

Further to my attempt for (craft) world domination I have opened my Folksy shop today, which is like Etsy but UK based and in £GBP, http://folksy.com/shops/skullandcrossbuns.

I'm also into a bit of social networking (aka procrastinating!) so you can track me down on Twitter http://twitter.com/skullncrossbuns and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skull-and-Cross-Buns-Hand-Carved-Rubber-Stamps/245453522738.

Right back to order fulfilment, I've been so busy tonight I didn't even realise I've watched Match of the Day from beginning to end!