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 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