Saturday, 2 April 2011

Are we ready to Rumble???

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen :)

Ok... so lets kick off this Blog Marathon... I can't wait to go check out the rest of the ladies blogs to see their creations with the goodies from the New Mini Catalogue.

First up... please forgive the darkness of the photo's... the weather here is not nice at all... we have rain this morning and we all know that with rain comes dark clouds, which means poor lighting for Photo's :(

Ok... less of the rambling and more on the creations...




Stamps... Hope & Strength, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock... Basic Black, Pirouette Pink, Shimmering White
Designer Papers... Pink Pirouette
Ribbon... Blushing Bride
Ink... Basic Black
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Scallop Oval Punch
Oval Punch
Scallop Trim Border
Pearls


Stamps... Hope & Strength, Sincere Salutation
Cardstock... Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Designer Paper... Pink Pirouette
Ribbon... Blushing Bride
Ink... Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Rhinestones
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch


Stamps... Hope & Strength, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock... Basic Black, Pirouette Pink, Whisper White
Designer Paper... Pirouette Pink
Ink... Basic Black, Pirouette Pink
Scallop Oval Punch
Oval punch 



Stamps... Hope & Strength, Plane & Simple
Cardstock... Basic Black, Pirouette Pink, Whisper White
Designer Paper... Pirouette Pink
Modren Label Extra-Large Punch
Word Window Punch
Rhinestones



Stamps... Hope & Strength
Cardstock... Basic Black, Pirouette Pink, Whisper White
Designer Paper... Pirouette Pink
Ribbon... Blushing Bride
Rhinestones



A couple of photo's of the set!

I decided on the Strength & Hope Stamp Set in Basic Black & Pirouette Pink because this set is Stampin' Up's Charity Set, for every set sold they will donate £1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation... this set is so close to everyone's heart as ther is no-one I know that hasn't been touched at some point in their lives by this! This set will be used quite a lot by myself and i'm hoping all my customers & future customers will also help in our aid... It's quite close to my heart as I have lost relatives and many friends to this... I have a Dear Dear Friend going through it at this moment in time... I will be matching Stampin' Up's contribution for every set I sell and the donations will be going to St Gemma's Hospice as they do an amzing job of looking after everyone. I know we have to raise money towards finding a cure but we also need to give those going through it to help in getting them better care too! St Gemma's was there for my relative's and many of my friend's relatives... we need to give them our support to help keep them going! I would love to do Race for Life but I am personally not fit enough this year so this will be my contribution as well as my Hugs in Mugs (that's for another post) towards it... I hope you will all help me in the journey to raise some pennies for both sides... so please purchase this set!



Your next stop on the Blog Train is the lovely Val

36 comments:

Sharon said...

Gorgeous cards...x

Caroline said...

I love these colours, they are so elegant, and I love being a part of a company giving something back to such a great organisation. TFS.

Vicky said...

Beautiful projects Erika! Thank you for organising this hop!

Evelyn C said...

Amazing set if cards and a perfect colour combo x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous cards - love that colour combo - very sophisticated

Michelle said...

Very pretty cards Erika. I love this colour combo and really must use basic black more often...stunning!
Michelle xx

Huguenot Girl said...

Great colour combo and fab use of the Strength & Hope stamp set. Thanks for sharing! Nicole x

Val said...

gorgeous designs, i got this set to help with the charity, but must admit was unsure what to do with it , thanks for sharing x

Emma Harrison said...

Lovely set of cards!

Zoë said...

Wonderful showcase for the Strength and Hope Set. Thanks for all your efforts in organising this marathon hop. Well done Zoëx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cards. I have just ordered this set and it should arrive on Tuesday, thanks for giving me inspiration.

Hugs
Tracy xx

Amanda said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Erika - a beautiful set....

And thanks so much for getting us all organised!!

SarahLP said...

These are beautiful, Erika! So inspiring.

Linny said...

Fab selection. so much inspiration. Linda

Alison xx said...

Great colour scheme. I think that this stamp set is fab.

Airing cupboard stamping said...

I love this card set. The stamp set is gorgeous and it's fr such a good cause. x x

Angela said...

Very pretty, thanks for getting us all together for this xx

Sarah said...

I love the colour combination of Pink Pirouhette (I have no idea how to spell that?) and black. Really lovely cards. This is one of my favourite new sets and I have proudly sold a few already. Thank you for getting us all organised for this swap ;0) xx

Suzanne said...

Beautiful cards and I am loving the hope and glory stamp set I am looking forward to the hop. Sue :o)

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards and what a great cause

Karen said...

These are really lovely examples of this special set. Thanks for sharing and for starting off this amazing blog hop.

Karen x

jeannettespages said...

Great projects, I've only just ordered that set and now I'm looking forward to getting it.

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

these are lovely. thanks for sharing with us. Emma xx

Jo said...

Fabulous Erika!

kara said...

your cards are stunning - i love your colour combo- very elegant

Clare said...

Beautiful cards, love the colour combo!
Clare x

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! Awesome cards. Very stylish and elegant. I love the colours you have used and the layouts. I love your style. Truly inspirational

Hugs
Julie

Lorraine said...

I love this set. lovely card thanks for sharing

Pooh Bear said...

Fabulous creations! I love this set one of my favs in the new mini!

Ali x

BecksCraft said...

These are really lovely Erika!

tinafaghy said...

Love these Erica and the colour combo is nice.

Blueangel Crafts said...

Gorgeous. Just love that stamp set!

Carol said...

Your set of cards is so feminine Erika, such gentle colours!
This set is on my wish list, I adore the Butterfly :)
Thanks for organising the 'hop'

Carol xxx

simplyfairies said...

very pretty indeedy Erika....

Marisa said...

Stunning projects Erika!! Thank you so much for organising the blog hop, you did a great job! xx

Jayne said...

Love the colours you've used here Erika!