Sunday, 30 August 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Morning bloggers!

We hope you are having a fantastic bank holiday weekend and enjoying the sunshine that appears to be going with it!

Firstly we have some exciting news, last week the lovely STEPH provided some yummy candy for everyone who took part in last weeks challenge and linked to her blog, well I am pleased to announce that the winner (picked at random by Stephs daughter is............


CONGRATULATIONS Lainee you get to pick one of Stephs fantastic mini kits, if you would like to contact STEPH via her blog then she can arrange all the arrangements with you.

Right onto this weeks challenge, this week is a sketch challenge, and here is the sketch that we would like you to use for your inspiration:

Here are the cards that the Stamp With Us design team have created this week:

Real Red, Chocolate Chip card stock
Old Olive designer paper
Silent Night, Basic Phrases and Winter Post(snowflake)
Choc chip narrow gorsgrain ribbon
Dazzling diamonds
Large Oval and Oval Scallop punch


Fun & Fast Notes & Best Yet stamp sets
Old Olive, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip ink & card
Holiday Treasure DSP
Kraft card blank
Oval & Oval scallop punch

Almost Amethyst, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock
Patterned Paper from the Tea Party Designer Series Papers
Soft Summer Stamp Set
Staz-on black ink
Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and Certain Celery Marker Pens
Scallop Edge, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches
Nestabilies Dies.

Stamp set: For Father, One of a Kind
Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Watercolour Wonder Crayons

Old Olive card
Petals and Paisley DSP
Regal Rose ribbon
Fun and Fast Note stamp set
BEst Yet stamp set
Stampin markers


Stamps - Best Wishes & More, Best Yet
Inks - Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Cardstock - Cameo Coral, So Saffron
Paper - Tea Party, Old Olive
Other - Rounded Tab Punch, Cherished Memories Rub-ons

Stamp sets: A Rose is a Rose, Best yet
Ink Pads: Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, Certain Celery,Old Olive, Basic Black
Card stock: Kraft, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ribbon: So Saffron Grosgrain 5/8

We hope that you like the sketch and we look forward to seeing your creations next week!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Stamp With Us Retreat 2010 Stratford upon Avon

Stamp With Us are excited to announce their
2010 Retreats in Stratford Upon Avon

8.00am Saturday 20th March 2010 – 5.30pm Sunday 21st March 2010

Holiday Inn Bridgefoot, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6YR

Classes start at 8.30am sharp on Saturday and Sunday. Each day will consist

of classes taught by Monica Gale, Natalie O’Shea and Zoe Pierson.

Classes will include a mixture of techniques and products and will use Stampin’ Up! products. There will be an assortment of papercraft classes and each class will be two hours long. 2009’s classes consisted of mini albums, scrapbook pages, boxes, paper handbags and lots of cards. All products are included in the cost – you only need to bring a basic tool kit and adhesive with you. Full details of classes will be sent to you two weeks before the event and will explain exactly what you need to bring.

You can join us from 8am – 6pm on Saturday for £99, join us for our Saturday Party Night (7.30pm – midnight) for £35 and Sunday from 8am – 6pm for £99. You are able to pick and choose which bits you would like to join us for. Accommodation can be booked directly with the hotel. Please email for more information.

At the beginning of your stay, you will have your own table where you will sit for each class and make your “own”. There will be unlimited coffee, tea and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided each day too with a hot and cold buffet on the Saturday and a Roast lunch on the Sunday. If you are joining us both Friday and Saturday evening, you will be responsible for your own dinner arrangements. The hotels has ample facilities to find something suitable on site or you are in the town centre and have everything around you.

For more information on how to book and on our payment options (including a payment plan) then email us at



Sunday, 23 August 2009

Stamp With Us Recipe Challenge

Good morning bloggers!

Welcome to another week and another one of Stamp With Us' challenges!

This week is very exciting as the lovely STEPH from our DT is offering a little prize this week over on her blog, which can be found here!

All you need to do is make your challenge card and leave a comment in Mr Linky as usual then pop over to STEPHS and leave a comment there as well. She will be picking a winner randomly next Sunday! YEAH thanks Steph!

Well I had better tell you what the challenge is, this week is a recipe challenge and the recipe is:

1 x Patterned Paper
1 x Coloured Card
1 x Flower
3 x Brads
Here are the DT cards using that recipe (well ish in some cases, naming no names!!!! LOL)
Kraft Card
Paper from Round Up Simply Scrappin Kit
In the stars stamp set
5 Petal Flower punch
White gel pen
Fiskars upper crust edging punch


So Saffron Card & DP
Spring Solitude
Pretties Kit
So Saffron Brads & Ribbon
Confetti card
Stamps=Oval All
Papers= Hostess DSP 6x6 set in "Not Quite Navy"
Card = Not Quite Navy
Ribbon = Whisper White
Punches = Boho Blossoms, Oval & Oval Scallop
Other = Brads, Pretties kit


Stamps = Garden Silhouettes & Three Little Words
Ink = Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel & More Mustard
Card = Chocolate Chip
Paper = More Mustard
Other = Hodgepodge Hardware, Felt Fusion flower & Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon.


Stamp Sets = Fun & Fastnotes & Fresh Cuts
Card = Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink = Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose
Paper = Tea & Crumpets
Brad = So Saffron & rhinestone yellow
Punch = Scallop edge
Pretties Kit = Small flower


Stamps = True Friends & Freshcuts
Papers = DSP Real Red from level 1 hostess
Ink/Markers = Old Olive, Real Red, White Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Felt Fusion flower
Real Red Brads & Ribbon


A Rose is a Rose Stamp set
Holiday Treasures Papers
Kraft Card
Ink Pads = Rose Red, Regal Rose, Certain Celery, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip

Thank you so much to everyone who joins in for your continued support, as usual we can't wait to see what you have come up with!

Don't forget to pop over to Stephs blog as well for a chance to win a little something !

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Stamp With Us challenge!
Thank you for all your Christmas entries last week they were all wonderful!
This weeks challenge is a colour challenge and this is the picture that we would like you to draw your inspiration from:

Here are the design teams cards and projects:



Old Olive designer paper

A Rose is a Rose stamp set, Frame With a Flourish and Short order alphabet

Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red inks

Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.



Pink Passion, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Real Red ink

Real Red ribbon

Large Oval, Scallop Oval and Scallop Edge Punches

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders



Real Red, Rose Red & Pumpkin Pie Card
Sweet Always Paper
Scallop Circle
SU Buttons
Gem Brad
Doodle Pen


Stamp sets: Leaves a la Carte, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Ruby Red, Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Brads: Apricot Appeal
Punches: Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Other: Crafters Toolkit


Stamps: Blooming with Beauty
Card: Ruby Red, Whisper White
DSP: Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Basic Grey
Watercolour Wonder Crayons: Certain Celery, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
Ribbon: Certain Celery Twill and 1/4 Grosgrain, Regal Rose 5/8 Grosgrain
Button: Buttons Late


Stamp = Circle of Friendship
Cardstock = More Mustard & Old Olive
Papers = Real Red, Tangerine, Old Olive & Sweet Always
Ink = Old Olive
Other - Old Olive Buttons & Ribbon, Linen Thread


Card stock, Rose Red , Real Red, Kraft
Popping pastels
Stamp sets, True Friend, Absolutely Fabulous
Earth Elements Buttons
Linen Thread

Thank you so much to the DT for their wonderful cards this week and we can't wait to see your creations this week.

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Theme challenge.....CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Good morning, hope that you are all having a lovely weekend. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in last week. We have been busy busy busy with our online classes and the week has flown by! It's still not too late to join in, just click the button on the right to make payment and join in the fun! There have been birdhouses, flip out mini books and chocolate cakes made in cups........and that's only week one!
Right onto the challenge, this week is out theme challenge and the theme is CHRISTMAS
Here are this weeks DT cards:
Certainly Celery, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
Big Deal Alpha, Snow Flurries stamp set
Pudding made with the 1 3/8" circle punch, and the circle scallop punch
White Signo pen for dots
Yummy polly twill ribbon in Certainly Celery
"I Wish" Simply Scrappin Kit
Card = Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
Ribbon= Chocolate Chip
Other= Silver Brads

Stamps - Silent Night
Ink - Basic Black/Always Artichoke/Close To Cocoa/Old Olive/So Saffron
Card - Very Vanilla/Night of Navy/Always Artichoke
Other - silver brads/Hodgepodge/silver cord/Stickles


Ski Slope papers
All in the Family + accessories
Real red grosgrain
1 1/4 circle punch
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop Circle punch
Schoolbook Serif alpha

Stamps: Flaky Friends, Occasional Greetings
Card: Real Red, Whisper White and Old Olive
Ink / Markers: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel
DSP: Ski Slope
Ribbon: Real Red (5/8 and 1/4)
Silver Hodge Podge Hardware
Dazzling Diamonds
Clear Cello Bag


Holiday Treasure papers
Chocolate chip cardstock, ink pad
Earth element buttons
Linen thread
Scallop circle punch

Stamp sets: Scandinavian Season, Season of Joy
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Ski Slope
Ink: Versamark, White Gel Pen
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Whisper White
Other: White EP, Silver Elastic Cord

We think you will agree that the DT have gone well beyond the call of duty this week! All of the cards are stunning! Thank you!
We hope that you all have a lovely week and we look forward to seeing your Christmas creations!
The Stamp With Us Team xxx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Good morning everyone, I hope that those of you that joined in have recovered from our online class launch that took place last night.......we always have such a laugh and we are sooooooo looking forward to the next 2 weeks. It's not too late to join in just click the button on the right hand side and you can come and Stamp With Us

Onto this weeks challenge, thank you so much to everyone who joined in last week your cards were all stunning and we love seeing them all. This week we have our sketch challenge and this is the sketch we would like you to use for your inspiration.

Here are the cards that our DT have come up with this week:


Bashful blue, Brocade blue cardstock
Bashful Blue designer paper
Brocade Blue ink pad
Brocade Blue Grosgrain ribbon
Pocket Silhouettes stamp set
En Francias Background Stamp
Pearls from pretties kit

Stamps - Seeing Spots
Ink - Chocolate Chip/More Mustard
Card/Paper - Whisper White/Chocolate Chip/Haiku DSP
Other - Old Olive brad/Sewing Machine/Scallop Circle and Circle Punches


Card: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Natural Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip
DSP: More Mustard
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip and More Mustard 1/4 grosgrain, Chocolate Chip 5/8 grosgrain and Chocolate Chip Double Stitched


Kraft Card for card blank
Night of Navy Designer Papers
Kraft Designer Papers
Choc Chip Designer Papers
All in the Family
A Bit of Birthday Cheer
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop Circle punch
Choc Chip ribbon
Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Star punch
Linen thread

Stamps = Polka Dot Background, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock = Pumpkin Pie
Papers = Haiku
Ink = Black
Ribbon = 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Linen Thread
Other = Old Olive Die Cut Flower, Fusion Flower, Old Olive Button

As usual we would love you to get crafting, don't forget you only need to use one Stampin' Up! element so join in! We can't wait to see what you have come up with.

The Stamp With Us Team