Sunday, 20 December 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge - CHRISTMAS-

Only five more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It comes round quicker and quicker each year!

Thank you to everyone who has joined in with the challenge, this weeks winner of the:

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Congratulations Susie please feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side. Susie has created a great Christmas card & gift box pop over to her blog and have a peep it is beautiful!

Right this weeks challenge is a THEME challenge and the theme this time is:


Here are this weeks DT cards, I think you will agree the new DT have fitted in beautifully!!!!

Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow and Whisper White Cardstock
Snow flurries, Silent Night and Spotlight on Christmas stamp sets
Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke ink pads
5 Petal and Eyelet Border punch
2 Way Glue Pen and silver glitter from the Galaxy Collection
Silver Cord
Stamps: All in the family, Schoolbook Serif, All in the family accessories
Card: Real Red & Old Olive
Paper: "I Wish" Simply Scrappin Kit
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red
Ribbon: Real Red striped ribbon


Stamps: Season of Joy
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Merry Moments DSP & Christmas Jingle Simply Srappin' Kit
Ribbon: Real Red grosgrain
Other: Dazzlin Diamonds, Dimensionals, heat gun

Stamp set: Baroque Border
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy textured
Ink: Versamark
Punches: Scallop Edge
Other: Gold EP
Stamps: Winter Post
Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip Textured
Ink: Real Red and Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain and Chocolate Chip Wide Striped Grosgrain
Punches: Eyelet Border, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch

Stamps: Fun & Fast notes, Punches Three, Circle Circus
Card: Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Whisper White Kraft, Staz on Black
Other: White Gel Pen, Whisper White Ribbon, Watercolour Crayons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Brad.

Cardstock:Real Red, Old Olive & Kraft
Stamps: Sparkly and Bright, Circle Circus & Snow Flurries Inks: Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Craft White

Stamps: Sesaon of Joy
Card: Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow,
Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP
Other: Rhinestone brad, Oval & Scallop Oval punches.

Stamps: Season of Joy, Spotlight on Christmas, Seasonal Wishes, Snowburst
Cardstock: Bashful Blue Textured & smooth, Very Vanilla
Mediums- Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Versomark
Tools - Paper cutter and scorer, Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, 2-way glue pen, Heat & Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, White Stampin Emboss Powder/4", Star punch, 1-1/4" punch, Nestabilities.

We hope you have enjoyed this weeks DT creations, a huge thank you to our new (and old) DT members!

We would also like to wish everyone a very merry Chrismas & a very happy new year! We will see you on the 3rd Jan!

The Stamp With Us team

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge & new DT!

Good morning everyone, those two weeks went quickly, did you miss us........

Thank you so much to everyone who put themselves forward for the DT position. As you know we were looking for one person to join our team, well every ones creations were so fantastic we ended up picking FOUR!!!!! More the merrier! So (drum role please.........) we would love to invite the following people to come and Stamp With Us!

Huge congratulations ladies, please can you email us at to confirm that you are happy to accept the position and we can go from there. Again thank you so much to everyone who entered, it was so hard to choose!

Now for the winner of the:

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This challenges winner is the super talented:

Congratulations Teresa please feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side. Teresa creates such beautiful cards, do pop over to her blog and have a little look!

Now onto this weeks challenge, it is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we would like for you to use for your inspiration, don't forget that the challenge lasts for TWO weeks so we will be back on 20th December:

Here are our DT's cards:

Stamps: Fun & Fastnotes, Friendship Circles
Card: Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Paper: Merry Moments
Punches: Circle punches
Other: Mat Pack


Card: Taken with Teal, Real Red
Ink/Markers: Real Red, Taken with Teal
DSP: Merry Moments
Dazzling Diamonds and Fine Galaxy (Red) Glitter
Real Red and Taken with Turquoise Ribbon

Stamp set: Silent Night
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ink: Craft White
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Punches: Boho Blossoms, 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Earth Elements Button, Dazzling Diamonds, Gold Elastic Cord, Gold Brads
Non-SU: Nestabilities

Stamp set: Good Friend
Papers: Mellow Moss (from Hostess gift)
Card stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip,
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip. Mellow Moss
Ribbon: 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Buttons: Earth Elements, LinenThread

Congratulations to our new DT members and we will see you on the 20th December for our next challenge and to peep at the new DT's cards.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Not sure what to ask for for Christmas?

Well how about getting Santa to really spoil you this Christmas?

Why not ask for a weekend full of crafting and fun?

Our Stamp With Us retreats are the perfect gift idea for any crafting goddess, they offer fabulous value for money and a weekend of fun is guaranteed!

You get to choose between Guildford in February of Stratford Upon Avon in March, if you would like any further information please click on the retreat tab above you or email us at

See you there!!!!!!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

P.s Thank you for all your challenge entries and DT team entries we will be back on Sunday with a new challenge and an introduction to our new DT member! Keep crafting though you have up until midnight on Saturday!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge & DT position

Morning everyone and welcome to another week with Stamp With Us.

A few changes to announce today, firstly we will be changing the challenge to fortnightly challenge instead of a weekly one. This is to give everyone more time to join in and the DT to get there creations together. This will start from this week, so the next challenge and the Top Spot from this challenge will be on announced on Sunday 6th December.

The next change is we are dropping the RECIPE challenge, we will now rotate SKETCH, THEME and COLOUR challenges every 6 weeks. Everyone has found this challenge the trickiest so in the bin it goes lol!

Last announcement, as you know Steph has now left us and so we are looking for a new member of the DT, so if you would like to be considered all you need to do is join in with this challenge and pop a DT after your name in Mr Linky, we will be announcing the new DT member on December 6th.

Now for the winner of the coveted:

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This weeks winner is:

Congratulations Ali please feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side. Ali has created a beautiful Christmas card, pop over to her blog and have a peep it is stunning!

Right finally onto business, this is the last RECIPE challenge and the Recipe is as folloew:

2 x Patterned Papers
3 x Brads
1 x Stamp

Here are this weeks DT creations:


Stamps: Season Of Joy & Everyday Occasions
Card: Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
DSP: Merry Moments
Other: Silver brads, Circle punches
Non SU: QK Revolution die
(Please ignore the additional stamp used and the bad picture! I am having a bad week! LOL)

Kraft card stock
Bella Bleu papers
Occasional Greetings stamp set
Boho Blossoms punch
Earth Elements brads
Eyelet punch
Stamps - Scandinavian Season
Ink - Real Red
Card - Very Vanilla/Old Olive/Chocolate Chip
Paper - Merry Moments
Other - Real Red ribbon/Real Red brads/square nestabilities/crafter's tool kit/scallop edge punch


Patterned Papers: Bella Bleu, Bridesmaid Speciality Papers
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Stamp: Garden Dreams
Brads: Ice Rhinestone Brads
Other: Eyelet Border Punch

Stamp: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Craft White
DSP: Old Olive Patterns
Punches: Scallop Edge, 1/2" Circle
Other: Rich Regal Brads, Crop-a-dile, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool

Stamps:Spotlight On Christmas
Ink:Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Red Gingham
DSP: Merry Moments
Card: Kraft & Very Vanilla
Greeting: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' set
Other: Gold brads

Thank you so much for joining in last week, we hope that you like the extended challenge time and hope you all have a go at joining the DT!!!!

See you on the 6th December with the DT member announcement and your next challenge.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge and Sad News!

WOW what an amazing amount of entrants this week (well 2 weeks really) thank you so much to everyone who has joined in.
Firstly we have some really sad news, we're afraid that this week will be the last week that STEPH will be designing for us, she has had to give up the design team and this weeks project will be her last week. We just wanted to thank her for all her hard work and hope she will have a spare few minutes here and there to join in with some of the future challenges.

Now time for this weeks "TOP SPOT" I have really enjoyed looking at all your blogs and beautiful projects and after a lot of deliberation this weeks "TOP SPOT" goes to:

Congratulations Carol please feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side. Carol has created a beautiful Christmas ornament using the Medallion stamp, pop over to her blog and have a peep it is beautiful!

Right onto the challenge, this week it is a colour challenge and we would like you to use the following pictures for your inspiration:

Here are our DT examples:
Stamps: Tree Trimmings
Ink: Real Red & Close to Cocoa
Card: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla
DSP: Retired Holiday Treasures
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip


Stamps: Tree Trimings & Basic Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Kraft Taffeta & Linen Thread
Other: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' kit

Stamps: Medallion
Ink: Chocolate Chip
DSP: Bella Bleu
Other: Clear embossing powders and cosmo glitters

Stamps: Flight Of The Butterfly
Card: Barley Banana, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White & White Vellum
DSP: Tea & Crumpets
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & Butterfly
Other: Gold elastic cord

Stamp: Live Your Dream & Woodgrain Background
Inks: Black, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron & Rose Red
Card: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron & Whisper White
Other: So Saffron brads, clip & linen thread

I hope you like the DT examples and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Good morning fellow Stampin' Up! addicts, it's that time of week where we ask you to Stamp With Us!!!!!

First things first it's time to announce the winner of the coveted:

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the top spot goes to:

Congratulations Ali, feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side of the blog! You must all go and check out Ali'c card it is beautiful!

There is a little change this week, you may or may not know that next week is the Stampin' Up! convention being held in Germany and quite a few of the DT will be attending so this weeks challenge will run for two weeks, after this things will return to normal.

Now onto business and this weeks challenge is a theme challenge and the theme is:


Here are the DT cards and creations for this week!


Silent night stamp set
Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Kraft card stock
Satin ribbon
Heat and stick, Versamark and Dazzling Diamonds
Image coloured with ink pads and and whisper white craft ink

Stamps: Tree Trimmings, Season of Joy
Papers: Merry Moments
Card:Night Of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink:Real Red & Night of Navy
Other:Very Vanilla ribbon & Oval punches


Christmas Jingle
Merry Moments Designer papers
Eyelet Border
5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Merry moments paper

Sparkly & Bright Stamp set
Tag punches
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop Circle punch

Choc Chip ribbon

Old Olive ribbon
Real Red ribbon

Schoolbook serif Alphabet

Real red brad
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Real Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red
DSP: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Circle, 5-petal flower, Boho Blossoms
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Real Red
Other: Gold Elastic Cord, Gold Brads

Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin Kit
Merry Moments designer Series Papers
Real Red Grosgrain, Real Red Striped Grosgrain and Red Gingham Ribbons
Recipe: Stamps - Scandinavian Season Ink - Night of Navy Card - Very Vanilla/Bashful Blue/Night of Navy Other - Oval Nestabilities/Silver cord/adhesive gem/Cuttlebug embossing folder

Stamps - Tree Trimmings/Seasonal Wishes (retired)
Inks & cardstock - Basic Black/Bashful Blue/Lavender Lace/Whisper White
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds/Silver Brads/Filigree Brads/Bashful Blue Stitched Ribbon/Bashful Blue DSP
Tools - Scallop Border Punch/Stamp-a-ma-jig
Other: Nesties

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in this week we have loved seeing all of your creations.

See you in two weeks.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Wow what a week we have had! We have just finished week one of Stamp With Us online and although we love love love every minute of it, it is jolly hard work! We have more exciting things to come this week and although we are half way through it's still not to late to join in if you would like to as you will have access to all Stamp With Us Winter classes.

Onto this weeks very important:

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The winner this week is:

Congratulations Linda, if you would like to grab the blinkie from the right hand side and display it with pride then please feel free to do so! Everyone please pop over and check out Linda's card it is FAB!

Now onto this weeks challenge, this week it is a Sketch challenge and this is the sketch that we would like you to draw your inspiration from:

Here are the DT's cards this week:

Loads of Love and accessories, Happy Everything stamp set
Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Real Red and Krfat card stock
1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1 1/4" circle punches and Heart to Heart punch
Mat pack and Crystal Effects

Stamps: Season of Joy
Papers: Merry Moments
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Card: Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
Other: Circle Punches

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of love Accessories
Cardstock: Real read, Old Olive, Kraft
Colouring Meduim: Watercolour Crayons, Stampin write markers
Ribbon : 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain
Puches: Oval standard, Scallop Oval

Stamps: Winter Post , Punches all (Hostess gift)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Reall Red.
Papers: Merry Moments
Inls Pads: Old Olive, Real Red:
Linen Thread, Brads
Piercing Tool
Cardstock - Basic Black, Lavender Lace and Pumpkin Pie
Scallop Edge punch
Scallop Circle Punch
1 3/8 punch
Occasional Greetings
Word Window punch
All in the Family accessories
Striped grosgrain ribbon

Stamp Sets: A Rose is A Rose, Seeing Spots
Card: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss
Ink: Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ribbon: Mellow Moss Taffeta

Stamps = Say It With Scallops
Card = Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Rose Red
Inks = Black & Rose Red
Papers = Pink Flamingo
Other = Red Glitter Glue & Circle Punches

We can't wait to see your creations.

The Stamp With Us team xxx