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