Sunday, 28 June 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Morning, welcome to another Stamp With Us Challenge, thank you to everyone who joined in this week.

This week our fave five are:

Congratulations and please feel free to grab our "Fave Five" blinkie from the side bar.

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch we would like you to use for this weeks challenge
We also have something really EXCITING to share with you, starting this week and carrying on for the whole of July, each week one lucky challenge entrant will be picked at random and will be winning:


So get crafting, you have to be in it to win it!

Here are our cards:



Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Chocolate ChipPatterned Paper: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip Designer Series

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes and Oval All

Ribbon: Bashful Blue Taffetta

Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval and Scallop Edge

Inks: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Close to Cocoa


Oval All Stamp Set
Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Petal Party Simply Scrappin Kit
Haiku Papers
Always Artichoke ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing folder


Basic Black, Old Olive card stock
Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue designer paper
Certainly Celery and Bashful blue ink used for sponging
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree (stamped and embossed in basic black embossing powder) and Oval All
Punches: Scallop edge punch, Oval scallop and Large oval punch
Basic black brads, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon


Pink Passion card for card blank

Only Orange Card, Gable Green card

Cheers to You stamp set

Ribbon from stash

Circle nesties

Blender pens and ink pads

Oval punches

Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Real Red
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Others: Bashful Blue Stitched Grosgrain, Pearls from the Pretties Kit, Dazzling Diamonds, On Board Batch of Blooms Chipboard, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch


Stamps - Pocket Silhouettes/Fresh Cuts

Card - Rose Red/Old Olive/Whisper White

Other - Circle Nestabilities/Ribbon tag dies/Pretty in Pink ribbon and brads/Crafter's Tool Kit

Stamp sets: Cause for Celebration,Whimsy, Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark
Taffeta Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Other: Gold EP, Nesties


Cardstock = Barely Banana

Paper = Ski Slope

Stamps = Nursery Necessities

Ink = Barely Banana & Always Artichoke

Ribbon = Always Artichoke
Other = Oval Punch, Stampin Glitter & O Rings

We can't wait to see your creations.

The Stamp With Us Team

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Happy Sunday! I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are and that you are in the mood for another challenge!!!!

First things first.......this weeks FAVE FIVE are:



Congratulations and please feel free to grab the "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

Now onto this weeks challenge, this week it is a recipe challenge and the recipe is as follows:
4 x Patterned papers, 2 x Card Stock & NO other embellishments!

and here are our design team cards:


Supplies: Old Olive car & Ink, Summer Picnic papers and Tart & Tangy stamp set.


Supplies:Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes/Oval All Patterened Papers: Junior Varsity Inks: So Saffron/Basic Black Cardstock: Rose Red/Whisper White Punches: Scallop Border/Scallop Oval/Large Oval Other: Dazzling Diamonds


Supplies used:
4 x patterned papers from the Brocade Background Designer Series Paper
2 x card is Whisper White and Chocolate Chip
Dad Stamp is from Greetings Eight set
White gel pen
Old Olive and Chocolate Chip marker pens

Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie & Close To Cocoa
Paper:Chocolate Chip designer papers
Card: Whisper White & Chocolate Chip
Other:Oval & Oval Scallop punch

Stamps - Petal Pizazz/Baroque Motifs
Ink - Pumpkin Pie/Bashful Blue
Paper - Washington Apple
Card - Pumpkin Pie/Bashful Blue
Other - 1 inch circle punch/1/4 inch circle punch

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Starring You
Card: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter
DSP: So Saffron and Not Quite Navy (from Hostess L1 Pack)
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Basic Black
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Summer Picnic Papers
Tart and Tangy Stamp set
1 1/4 punch
1 3/8 punch
Scallop circle punch
Crazy for Cupcakes sentiment
Oval punches


Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
DSP: Tea Party
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke
Punches: Boho Blossoms, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle
Other: Crafter's Toolkit, Nesties
Cardstock = Old Olive & Brocade Blue
Papers = Old Olive & Bashful Blue & Summer Picnic
Stamps = Best Yet
Ink = Old Olive & Brocade Blue
Other = Dimentionals & Stampin' Glitter

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week and don't forget to have a snoop around other entrants blogs to get even more ideas and inspiration.

The Stamp With Us team

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Do you want to come and "Stamp With Us?"

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick note to give you some more information about our upcoming retreat.

It is now just under a month away and hope that you are as excited as we are about it. We already know that we are going to have great fun!

Booking for this weekend retreat will close on 30th June 2009, so if you know of anyone who has been thinking about joining us, if you could let them know, they need to hurry - just two more weeks before we need to ensure we have enough of everything for everyone.

So, to confirm some of the finer details then......

If you need directions to the venue, have a look at this link and you can take a virtual tour of the hotel and put your postcode in to get directions.

For those staying the Friday night, you are able to check into your rooms from 2pm and the pool, gym, bar and restaurant will all be available for use.

The Holiday Inn still have some rooms reserved for us, so if you haven't had a chance to book your room yet, make sure that that you give them a call.

You can use the main number or 01483 784444. This number is manned Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm. You need to quote "Stamp With Us" weekend and reference code KL6. On Saturday 20th of June, they will release any rooms that they are holding for us, so you will still be entitled to our rates but you can only book if they have availability.

Just to remind you the rates are £80 per room for one night (£80 if single, £40 each if twin) and an additional £55 per room if you want to stay an additional night (Friday or Sunday). Again £55 if single, £27.50 pp if twin.

Registration will start at 8am on Saturday morning. We have four 2 hour classes planned for you for each day, so breaks and light lunch will be reasonably short but we thought you'd rather have more time to play with paper :). Lunch is included within your payment.

Classes will continue until 5.30pm. You will then be free to organise your own evening meal. The hotel does bar food, has a restaurant, has room service and there is a Tescos across the road too :)

On Saturday night, we have big plans for our CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! There will be Make & Takes, Demos, games and general fun, so don't forget your Santa hat and your Bauble earrings to join the fun LOL! This will be from 7.30pm onwards.

On Sunday, breakfast is included if you are staying in the hotel, but classes will start again at 8.30am, with four classes going on throughout the day. Another light lunch is included. We will aim to finish the day between 5pm and 6pm.

So if you are not joining us - what are you waiting for? And if you can't do all weekend - how about joining us just for the day?

Many thanks and we look forward to a lovely weekend.

Natalie, Zoe & Monica x

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Good Morning everyone, Sunday is here again, which means another burst of inspiration from the Stamp With Us team to get your mojo on the move.

Firstly here are this weeks fave five:

Congratulations and please feel free to grab the new "I made Stamp With Us Fave Five" blinkie to go on your blog (it's on the side bar) if you wish.

Now on to this weeks colour challenge. This is the picture that we have all used for our inspiration this week. & here are our creations:


Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink & C/s: Pink Passion/Pretty in Pink/Tempting Turquoise
P/P: Rainbow Sherbert
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon/Silver Brads
Other: Basic Grey Opaline Half Pearls/Prima Flowers

Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper white card stock
Sweet Always designer paper-Regal Rose dots
Simply Said stamp set
Half backed pearls from the Pretties kit
Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon
Scallop edge, Large Oval and Scallop Oval and 1/3" circle punches


Taken With Teal, Whisper White & Regal Rose Card
Polka Dot punches Stamp Set
Regal Rose ink
Paisley Embossing folder
Dazzling Diamonds glitter


Stamps - Crazy for Cupcakes
Card - Whisper White/Real Red/Pixie Pink/Bashful Blue
Paper - Summer Picnic
Other - Copic Markers/Real Red and Bashful Blue brads/Whisper White grosgrain ribbon coloured with Pixie PInk marker/Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder/Scallop Edge punch/Crafter's Tool Kit/Stickles

Pink Passion base card
Sage Shadow card
Birthday Best stamp for background
Pretty in Pink Striped grosgrain
Polka Dot background stamp for top of cupcake
Scallop Edge punch
Bold Bright Button
Dazzlin Diamonds glitter
Celebrate stamp from Starring You
Hot Pink ribbon from stash
Nestie for cupcake top
Supplies: Card: Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow
Ink / Markers: Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy, Real red, Pretty In Pink, Versamark Dazzle
Clear Embossing Powder
Stamps: True Friends, Paisley and sentiment from Live Your Dreams
Pretty in Pink Striped Ribbon
Rhinestone Brad

Stamp sets: Summer by the Sea, Polka Dot Punches, Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Taken with Teal, Not Quite Navy
Brads: Not Quite Navy
Other: Crafter's Toolkit


Card stock:
Real Red
Pink Passion
Bashful Blue
Whisper White
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Taffeta
Stamps: Cause for Celebration (Hostess Gift) A bit of birthday cheer

Cardstock = Pixie Pink & Real Red
Inks = Glorious Green, Pixie Pink Real Red & Tempting Turquoise
Punches = SU Scallop Edge Punch & Woodware Heart
Ribbon = Linen Thread & Real Red 1/4 inch
Stamps = Botanical Blooms

As usual we can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

The Stamp With Us Team xxx

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Stamp With Us "Congratulations" Theme Challenge

Who stole the sun? I hope that the sunshine last week wasn't our summer!
Thank you to everyone who has joined in this week, here are our fave five:
Congratulations, please feel free to add our "Fave Five" blinkie to your blog if you so wish.
This weeks challenge is a THEME challenge and this weeks theme is CONGRATULATIONS!
Here are out DT creations:


Barely Black,Whisper White and Kraft Cardstock
Black and white Gingham Ribbon
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Corner Punch
Inks and coloured cardstock: Real Red, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac and Elegant Eggplant
Congratulations stamp from Cheer & Wishes Stamp Set
Just For Your from Oval All Stamp Set
White gel pen
Black buttons from Earth Elements & Neutral button pack

Rose red card
So Saffron DP
Paisley Background, wild about you and circle of friendship stamp sets
Dazzling Diamonds and Heat & Stick
Celery ribbon


Primary colours Simply Scrappin' kit
Real Red Ink
Jumbo Eyelets


Card = Chop Chip Cardstock
Papers = Tea & Crumpets Designer Paper
Stamps = Congrats & Frames with a Flourish
Ribbon = Choc Chip 5/8" Grosgrain & Gold elastic Cord
Ink = Close to Cocoa & Summer Sun

Stamp sets: Circle of Friendship, Cheers to You
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom
Ink: Versamark
SU Markers: Blush Blossom
Other: Gold EP, Dazzling Diamonds, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon
Punches: 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/8" circle

Card cut with Nestabilities large scallop rectangle
Pink Gingham ribbon
SO Saffron Striped grosgrain ribbon
All in the Family
Nursery Letters wheel for backgrounds
Nursery Necessities (stars and sentiment)
Punches: Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Oval punch


Stamps - Cheers to you
Card - Whisper White/Close to Cocoa/Rose RedPaper - So Saffron DSP
Ribbon - Rose Red/Very Vanilla
Other - Crafter's Tool Kit/Circle Nestabilities/Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches


Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Paisley, Cheers and Wishes
Card: Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Taken With Teal
Ribbon: Whisper White


Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Congrats, Mr & Mrs
Cardstock & Ink: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Brads, Hodgepodge Ribbon Slider
Other: Silk Ribbon, Mirri Card, Basic Grey Opaline Pearls


Kraft cardstock
Chocolate chip cardstock
Versamark ink pad
Chocolate chip ink pad
Earth elements Marker pens
A Bit of birthday cheer
Spring Solitude (hostess gift)
Canvas background

We hope that you can gain some inspiration from our designs and we can't wait to see what you come up with.

The Stamp With Us team xxx