Sunday, 31 January 2010

Stamp With Us Theme Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Stamp With Us challenge! Our DT has been very busy this week I'm sure you will love the results!

We are kicking off the online classes this evening so watch out for your invitation in your inbox today if you have joined, if not scroll down and you will find out all the information you need to join in. We always have a blast with the launch night chat so hopefully we'll see you later!

Onto this weeks

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This week it goes to:

She has made the most wonderful card using the "Loads Of Love" stamp set, pop over and have a peep. Well done Kathy & feel free to grab the "TOP SPOT" blinkie from the right hand side.

On to the challenge, this week it is a theme challenge & the theme is "Thank You" and here are the projects that our DT have come up with.

Stamps: Simply Said & SAB Vintage Labels
Card: Tempting Turquoise & Lovely Lilac
Tempting Turquoise & Lovely Lilac
Ribbon: Black Gingham
Other: Cosmo Glitter

Stamps: Happy Moments & Oval All
Ink: Black, Old Olive, Pink Passion & Pumpkin Pie
Card: Whisper White
Other: Oval & Scallop Oval Punches.

Stamps: Fun & Fastnotes
Card: Kraft & Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue
Paper: Old Olive DSP
Other: Nestabilities & Circle Cutter
Thank you card:
Stamps: Frames with a flourish, Sincere Salutations and Bella Toile
Ink: Basic Black and Whisper White craft
Pens: Bordering blue, Basic Black
Basic Black, Whisper White and Grey CS
Non SU: Black Ribbon and Adhesive gem stones - crystal


Stamp Set: Greenhouse Garden, Trendy Trees
Card: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Double Stitched Grosgrain, Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain
Ink: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Regal Rose, Rose Red

Stamps - Say it With Scallops
Card - Night of Navy/Kraft/So Saffron/Whisper White
Paper - So Saffron DSP
Other - Night of Navy ribbon/Scallop Square Punch/Scallop Border Punch/blue brads/Cuttlebug embossing folder

Stash Used:
Stamps:Pocket silhouette
Cardstock: Sahara sand, Mellow moss, Basic Grey, Whisper white
Papers: Jackpot
Ink pads: Basic Grey , Mellow Moss
Silver brads, basic grey taffeta ribbon, pricking tool and matt pack
Eyelet border punch

Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion
Paper - from the Kaleidoscope DSP
Stamps - Wonderful Words (greeting) and Trendy Trees

Stamp sets: Greenhouse Garden, Seeing Spots
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Punches: Eyelet Edge, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Very Vanilla
Other: Pretties Kit
Stamps: Seeing Spots, Sentiment from Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Mediums- Chocolate Chip
Tools - Paper cutter and scorer, stamp-a-ma-jig.


Stamps: Medallion and Trendy Trees.
Card: Kraft, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Kraft.
Other: Brackets and heart from On Board Chipboard, Real Red and Chocolate Chip markers and Crystal effects.

I think you will agree that there is loads of inspiration for you this week so we look forward to seeing all of your creations.

See you later this evening if you are chatting if not see you on the 14th for the next challenge!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Only a week to go.............

till the next round of online classes, we are so excited about this round and can't wait to see you there!
If you would like any more info then don't hesitate to contact us on

Thank you to everyone who has joined in with the challenge, don't forget that you have another week to enter if you haven't got round to it yet! So just scroll down to see the sketch!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Stamp With Us Sketch Challenge

Good morning! Well what an eventful couple of weeks we have had! Thank goodness all the white stuff is now dissapearing and we can all get on as normal!

The online classes are only 2 weeks away now! My gosh we are so excited to share with you what we have created for this round!

Don't forget to get yourself a place by clicking the "Buy it now" button on the top right or email us at if you have any queries!

What fantastic creations you have all come up with for this challenge, thank you so much for joining in. This weeks winer of the:

Stamp With Us

goes to the super trooper ultra talented:

She has created the most beautiful card please go and have a peep, Justine help yourself to the Top Spot blinkie if you would like to.

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

Here are this weeks DT cards, we hope you like them!



Stamps: Oval All

Ink: Old Olive

Paper, Card & Die Cut stickers - Petal Party Kit

Punches: Large Oval and Oval Scallop

Other: Signo white gel pen & Dimensionals


Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes
Card: Summer Sun & Pixie Pink
Paper: Kaliedascope
Ink: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Real Red
Other: Silver Brads & Black pen



Stamps: Just Soccer, Schoolbook Serif Numbers

Card: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue

Ribbon: 5/8 grosgrain in Bravo Burgundy & Brocade Blue


Stamp sets: On a Pedestal, Circle of Friendship, Vintage Labels (SAB)
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Spiced Cider, Tea Party
Ink: Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1" Circle
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Soft Subtles Brads, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool


Stamps: Whimsical Wings (L2 hostess), circle of friendship
Cardstock: Chocolate chip, regal rose, whisper white
DSP: chocolate chip patterns
Mediums: Chocolate chip, regal rose
Embellishments: Latte designer buttons, Ribbon from stash!
Tools - Paper cutter and scorer, Snail adhesive, 1” circle, 1-1/4 circle, 1-3/8 circle, circle scallop, eyelet border punches. Mat pack & Paper-piercing tool, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Stamps: Love you much
Card: Kraft, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Grey ink
Other: Signo White Gel Pen,Heart to heart punch, Real Red, Regal Rose, Rose Red and Sage Shadow markers, Brads.


Card: Pale Plum,Whisper White,Elegant Eggplant,Certainly Celery
Paper: Perfect Plum DSP
Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Markers: Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery.


Stamps: Live your dream, Whimsical words (SAB SET).

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.

Ink: SU Marker pens

Paper: Tea and Crumpets

Other: Gold Brads, Scallop circle punch, 13/8 circle punch

Thank you again for joining in this week we love to see all of your cards. We hope that the DT cards have given you the inspiration to give it a go this time!

The Stamp With Us team xxx

Monday, 4 January 2010

Stamp With Us "New Year" Online Classes

We are pleased to announce that Stamp With Us New Year will start on Sunday 31st January & booking is now officially open!

We are so excited about this round, it will be full of fantastic projects and a great opportunity to catch up with all our crafty friends!

How do you join in? Well all you need to do is click on the Paypal button in the top right hand corner of this blog and pay just £15, you will receive confirmation of your payment from us within 48 hours. A day or two before the launch of the classes, you will receive an invite from us to join us on a secured website. Once you are approved as a paying member, you are given access to the site. You should immediately see a welcome message from us and more information showing your way around the site. Don't panic - it really isn't that difficult!

What will you be getting? Starting on the 31st Jan for just over two weeks, every day something new will be added to the site. That could be one of 10 PDF "How to" classes to download, a technique video to watch or we even have online chats and challenges which is where all the members get together on the site at the same (agreed / publicised) time and we all get chatting. We have so much fun and it is great to spend time with and interact with other people who really understand the "passion for paper and card". There are a few surprises and prizes along the way too :)

It's all about sharing our passion for Stampin' Up! products, so if you love stamping or Stampin' Up!, then what are you waiting for? If you haven't got many SU products then you can still join in as all the projects can be adapted so that you can use all of your existing products.


Sunday, 3 January 2010

Stamp With Us Colour Challenge

Good morning everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas full of crafty niceness and hope you are raring to get going on the first challenge of 201o!

Firstly the first person of the year to be awarded the:

Stamp With Us


Congratulations Victoria please feel free to grab the blinkie, you will find it on the right hand side. Pop over to her blog and have a peep her card is simply beautiful!

Right now onto this fortnights challenge, this is a colour challenge and this is the picture we would like you to use for your inspiration:
Here are this weeks DT creations:

Stamps: Fun & Fastnotes
Card: So Saffron & Bravo Burgandy
Ink: Black, So Saffron, Bravo Burgandy & Green Galore
Papers: So Saffron DSP
Ribbon: Bravo Burgandy Grossgrain
Other: Circle & Scallop Nestabilities and Scallop Eyelet edge punch

Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Starring You
Ink: Always Artichoke
Punches: Round Tab, Word Window and Large Oval
Paper: To the Nines and Pink Flamingo DSP
Other: Always Artichoke Marker Pen

Stamps: Blooming with Beauty, A Beautiful Thing, Good Neighbours
Card: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun
Watercolour Wonder Crayons: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun and Cameo Coral
Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamps: Whimsical Wings, Seasonal Wishes
Cardstock: Bravo Burgandy, Summer Sun, Whisper White
DSP: Chocolate Chip
Mediums- Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgandy, Summer Sun
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip and Burgandy 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Vintage brads.
Tools - Paper cutter and scorer, Snail adhesive, Paper-piercing tool and mat pack, stamp-a-ma-jig.
Main cardstock and ink - Bravo Burgundy
Other cardstock - Summer Sun + Old Olive
Stamp Set - Whimsical Wings
Tools - Scallop Edge Punch
Flowers mounted on Dimensionals
Stamp sets: Sincere Salutations, One of a Kind
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Summer Sun (textured), Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Summer Sun
DSP: To the Nines Speciality Pink Flamingo
Punches: Corner Rounder, Boho Blossoms, Round Tab, Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle
Other: Gold Brads

Queue Up - Level 3 hostess set
Polka Dot background stamp
Whisper white, So Saffron and chocolate chip C/S
So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red pens
So Saffron, Rose Red and Chocolate Chip ink pads.
Uni ball signo gel pen - white
Stampin' write journaler
So Saffron grosgrain ribbon

Circle Circus stamp set
Sincere Salutations stamp set
Bravo Burgundy, Summer Sum and Close to Cocoa ink
Bravo Burgundy ribbon
Round Tab punch

We're afraid that I must share some bad news with you before we go, the super trooper super talented Julie has had to step down from the DT, her wedding stationary business and SU business are blooming and along with her other commitments and family life she has simply run out of time for us. We would like to thank her for all her stunning creations and hard work and hope she will pop back to see us and keep in touch.

Our next challenge will be on Sunday 17th Jan, so get crafting as we can't wait to see all of your creations, hopefully our DT have given you a burst of inspiration as well!

We will be back tomorrow with all you need to know about our next round of online classes! See you then!

The Stamp With Us team xxx