Sunday, 28 February 2010

Stamp with Us Sunday

It’s time for another Stamp with Us Challenge. I love these challenges and really look forward to them. The last challenge was a colour challenge and I loved seeing how everyone put those colours together on a card.

This week it is a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch we all used as our starting point

And here is my card.

The main image is from the lovely Blooming With Beauty Stamp Set – as regular readers will know I love to colour the images in this set. For today’s card I have used my Stampin’ Write Markers and blended the colours together. The markers used were barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow and Mellow Moss. In the centre of some of the blooms I have put a dot of crystal effects and scattered some Dazzling Diamonds on it to give a subtle shimmer to the card.

I have used the gorgeous Greenhouse Garden Stamp Set to create a background and then added a bow in Mellow Moss with a White flower button from the Buttons Latte Set in the middle. I also inked the edges of most of the card with White Kraft Ink.

I hope you like it and that you will not only check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards but also have a go yourself.

Happy Stampin’

Bekka Pin It

Friday, 26 February 2010

Happy Moments

Are you enjoying Sale-A-Bration? I have been having a great time using this year’s free stamp sets. You can see them all here. They have been very popular with everyone I have shared them with. Not surprising really since the designs are wonderful and they are free (when you place a qualifying order) . Are they in your collection yet? No? You only have until Sunday to add them, so contact me ( today to place your order.

Here is a card we made at a recent card class using Happy Moments. The flowers have been coloured using blender pens and Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Lovely Lilac ink pads.

Happy Stampin’


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Monday, 22 February 2010

Greenhouse Garden

Another Greenhouse Garden card for you today – I am loving this stamp set, so pretty and so versatile. Here I have used Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy.
I am doing quite well with my little challenge with this stamp set, but I still need to sell a few more sets to hit my target and double my contribution to the Haiti Disaster relief fund. You can read all about the challenge here. If you buy this stamp set before the end of this week, there will be a donation to the Haiti Disaster relief fund and you will have two chances to win a prize.  You only have a few days left so please contact me ( as soon as possible to place your order.
Happy Stampin’


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Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tropical Greenhouse?

Today I am going to share another couple of cards made with the scrummy Greenhouse Garden Set. On Sunday the cards I shared using this set were very sweet and subtle, today it’s the turn of some brighter colours! I love seeing how different a stamp set looks when you change up the inks, so please have your sunglasses at the ready for some bright and funky flowers ...

The colours used for these cards are Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red. I hope you liked them. I wanted to remind you that purchasing this set before the end of the month will not only give you hours of pleasure but will also help the people of Haiti. I have set myself a challenge for the number of sets I want to sell and offered you all the chance at a special prize, I still have a little way to go and you can read all about it here.

You could of course order it as part of an order that qualifies for a free Sale-A-Bration Set. When you place an order for £45 of Stampin’ Up! products you can choose any one of these four ADORABLE stamp sets for FREE, but please hurry there are less than 2 weeks to go before these stamps are gone forever. That way you get even more goodies for your money as well as entries into two prize draws! I am really pleased that they have made it into my collection and I know I will use them a lot. Email me to place your order.

Happy Stampin’

Bekka Pin It

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Stamp with Us on Sunday - Helping Haiti

One of the last things I did before I went off on my Snowy American Adventure was to complete my project for this Stamp With Us Challenge. I love the colour challenges even when they take me as far out of my comfort zone as this one did!

So here is the inspiration picture – how adorable are these knitted cup cakes!

I was also looking to make a set of cards for the lovely friends I was staying with for part of my time in the States, so the two things were combined and I made a set of 4x4 note cards.

The colours I have used are Kraft, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Blush Blossom. The stripy paper is from the wonderful Bridesmaid pack and the stamps are of course the wonderful Greenhouse Garden Stamps. I used them to create on big sheet of patterned paper which I then cut up to make the cards – a great way to show off pretty colours and make a batch of cards!

Now talking of the Greenhouse Garden Stamp Set, you know that for every set you purchase Stampin’ Up! are donating £1 to the International Disaster Relief Fund for Haiti, and that I am matching that with a further £1? Yep £2 to this good cause when you buy this wonderful and versatile stamp set. Over the next few days I will show you some other projects I have made with this set, mostly the cards you should have been able to see when I was away.

How can you help?

I know, how like most crafters, my readers are very generous people and I would really like to encourage you to purchase this set, treating yourself while treating others. So I have set myself a little goal – If I can sell 10 or more sets of this stamp before the end of the month I will double my contribution so there is a donation of £3 per set. I will also put the names of everyone who purchases a set into a special draw – for a £20 voucher to spend on Stampin’ Up! Goodies with me. This is in addition to your entries in my regular Customer Club Draw, giving you two chances to win a prize. Each month one lucky customer gets a special thank you gift from me and each customer gets one entry for every £10 they spend with me. If you have already ordered this set from me as part of this special offer, you will of course be included in the prize draw if I hit my goal. Email me ( or call me to place your order, but hurry – you only have until the 28 February to order.

I look forward to hearing from you

Happy Stampin


PS - dont forget to check out the other DT's projects and I hope you decided to play along too - these colours are really lovely to play with! Pin It

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Time for Plan B!

Is anyone out there?

I wonder if anyone is still checking in here. As some of you will know I have been in the US of A for a couple of weeks, first visiting friends in Charlottesville – if you ever want to go to the area I can highly recommend it and if you need somewhere to stay check out beautiful rooms, wonderful hosts and breakfasts to die for! I also spent a few days experiencing record breaking snow in Washington.

Now I had planed lots of lovely blog updates for you while I was away but I seem to have messed up the scheduling. Lots of valentines projects, cards from my last class and lots more about how you can help the people of Haiti with your stamping.

Time for a new plan! Today I am going to share three valentines projects with you – and come back with more of the Haiti offers tomorrow!

Each of these cards was made using the very versatile Love you Much Stamp Set – great for Valentines as well as any other celebration of Love and Friendship that you can think of! If you want more details of any of the cards please just ask – in the mean time enjoy!

and then possibly my favourite for Valentines Day

Happy Stampin'

Bekka Pin It