Inspire.Create.Challenge #086 – Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge.

The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Why not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

It’s funny, I could make whatever I wanted for this challenge, but somehow that made it harder to decide what to use!

In the end, I chose the Delicate Petals bundle. This set makes incredibly detailed dimensional florals.

The background was easier to stamp than it looks.

I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to cut the sentiment.

A matte black dot completed the card!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Bowties are COOL!

Hello Everyone,

When I saw this stamp set, I just knew I just knew I had to make something with those bowties….. because bowties are COOL!

You can see how i made this card in my video tutorial….

I had real fun colouring in these bowties! Reckon these would look good in green too!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Simple Stamping with Pretty Perennials

Hello Everyone,

i thought it was time to have another play with the Pretty Perennials stamp set!

This set is great for beginners and the more experienced crafter too!

I have just used the stamp set today with this cute colour combination. This is the #sucolourchallenge for March. You can find the challenge on Facebook and Instagram!

The colours used are;

  • Seaside Spray
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Garden Green

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial…

Changing the colour of the layer and the sentiment changes the look of the finished card!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Tranquil Thoughts Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Monday is here again, the weeks just seem to be flying by!

This week’s colour challenge is all the “M”s;

  • Merry Merlot
  • Misty Moonlight
  • Mint Macaron

I have a new bundle to use for this challenge. This is called Tranquil Thoughts. There are some beautiful sentiments and I can’t wait to try the dies!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Don’t you just love the embossed background!

So which is your favourite?!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Friends are Like Seashells – Stamp, Die cut and Emboss!

Hello Everyone,

I’m using something new today. This suite is intriguing as it not only has coordinating dies, but a coordinating embossing folder too!

In my experiments with these products, I discovered that you can get great results whether you use the die or embossing folder first.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Look out for more projects to come with this collection!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Super Fast Cards with Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

The end of Sale-a-bration is fast approaching so I have some super fast cards to share today!

I’ve chosen the Oh So Ombre paper to work with but you could use this simple layout with any of the patterned papers available.

The topper uses the Approaching Perfection stamp set which is also part of the promotion.

I did not add any extra ribbons or embellishments to these samples, the idea was to keep them very simple on this occasion.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I made this card using all four colours in the Oh So Ombre collection!

Bermuda Bay and Blackberry Bliss are two of my favourite colours!

And here are the Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green versions!

Do you have a favourite?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Berry Blessings & Sweet Strawberries

Hello Everyone,

So would you have used Pacific Point card stock with this patterned paper?

I thought it would make a change to add this in to the colour palette… I quite like it!

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Which option do you like best?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Corner Bouquet Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Here we are, another week, another colour challenge.

The colours to work with today are Bumblebee, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo.

I also wanted to pull out some Sale-a-bration stamp sets. These sets are free with qualifying orders until 28th February! View the details with the Promotions button at the end of this blog post.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The stamparatus produced a much better result. It is a real advantage being able to stamp the image a number of times!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Let’s Celebrate You with the Hey Birthday Chick bundle

Hello Everyone,

I thought I’d bring you this fun card today. Here I’m featuring the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and coordinating Birthday Chick dies!

This is so cute and has some lovely additional elements in the die set too!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

Which colour combo is your favourite?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Suite Mix – Fine Art Florals & Playing with Patterns

Hello Everyone,

I usually share projects made with a single bundle or suite, but today I’m mixing and matching!

Using other products can stretch the versatility of your stash or help achieve a different look to your finished project.

I’ve worked with the Art Gallery bundle and the Playing with Patterns designer series paper.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I’d love to know which suites you would put together!

Here’s a close up of the original sample. I love the Purple Post ribbon and those dies!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

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Jill’s card really caught my eye this week. Loads of texture from the stamping, layering and inking! I do love these colours together!Visit Jill’s blog here!

Heather has made this Designer Series Paper match her card project by adding some colour with Stampin’ Blends!Visit Heather’s blog here!

Gez has combined die cutting and ink blending to create this fabulous effect for her card. I love the purple colour it has made!Visit Gez’s blog here!

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.I would love to be your demonstrator.Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!Verity xx

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Subtle Backgrounds with the In Bloom Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

There’s nothing better than some simple stamping.

The In Bloom stamp is perfect for these quick and easy cards!

The colour inspiration came from StampinByHannah. You can see her card here!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I like how the vellum diffuses the colours in the background.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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All the “C”s Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Wow… What a challenge this was!

I was completely thrown by the Coastal Cabana but I like the end result! Ideally I think I would have used this as my layer instead of the Crushed Curry!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I’m still unsure whether I prefer the Coastal Cabana or Crushed Curry resin dots – what do you think?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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How to Make Dimensional Flowers with the Lacy Petals Dies

Hello Everyone,

Did you spot these dies in the mini catalogue? I have to say it took me a while…. But so glad I did!

These beautiful flowers are so easy to make and aren’t they gorgeous!

See how to make this card in my video tutorial….

I really like the Stitched with Whimsy dies too. I used them to add some details to the background.

This sample is made with Rococo Rose cardstock. Both Pretty Peacock and Rococo Rose will retire in June!

This is the card I entered in to the blog hop at weekend… you can take a look at the rest of the hop starting here!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Black & White

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s Project Share Project blog hop.

This month’s theme is Black & White!

You can see the rest of the projects by clicking on their names below!

Gez

Jill

Heather

I used this wonderful bundle called Best Year. The stamp set has sentiments for all year round.

The dies are easy to use. It only takes a few minutes to release all the tiny details.

You can have lots of fun with colour combinations too!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The bold sentiment was die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die and a few pearls completed the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Pootlers Blog Hop – Mini Catalogue Products!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our Mini Catalogue blog hop.

You will find loads of ideas to use your new mini catalogue products, just follow the links by clicking on the blue button below! There are two pages of links so be to check them all!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a3325ea8d75a7b860d96

I chose to make my project using these fantastic products!

The Stitched with Whimsy dies added stunning detail to my background layer. The set has 6 dies, 3 squares and 3 rectangles!

The layer was matted with black cardstock. Daffodil Delight ribbon was added before adhering to a Daffodil Delight card base with dimensionals.

The Delicate Petals bundle has some beautiful stamps, but the dies are amazing! The dimensional flowered were easy to create with Basic White and Daffodil Delight cardstock. The stitched lacy details are incredible.

Soft Sea Foam ink was used to stamp over the background too.

The sentiment was stamped in Daffodil Delight ink. This fitted nicely in the Double Oval punch. I love the wavy edge rather than a scallop.

I used the Black Matte Dots for the centres which pulled in the black layering. The matte finish makes these perfect for male cards too.

Here’s a close up of those stitched details!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Project Share Project

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to this week’s Project Share. As always my friends have created some lovely work. Please use the links to visit their blogs and read more about their projects.

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Jill has created her card using the paper piecing technique. Looks fantastic in these bright colours with the black outline!

Visit Jill’s blog here to see more

Heather has used one of my favourite techniques, emboss resist. It’s now even easier to do with the blending brushes!

Visit Heather’s blog here for more

Gez has made this lovely presentation box for her note card set I shared last week. This would make a great gift!

Visit Gez’s blog here for more

I hope you enjoyed these projects. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Cardmaking with the Friendly Flamingo bundle

Hello Everyone,

I’m going for a tropical feel with today’s project.

The featured stamp set is Friendly Flamingo which you can find in the January to June Mini catalogue!

There are coordinating dies too… Buy the bundle and save 10%.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

So which card do you like best?

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Using the Emboss Resist Technique with Background Stamps

Hello Everyone,

This background stamp is so beautiful! I was so excited to receive it and I knew I wanted to use the emboss Resist technique.

These large stamps are easier to handle with the Stamparatus tool!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I also made samples using different colour combinations. Which do you like best?

This card uses Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie…

And this one uses Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Dragonfly Garden Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I love colour challenges… This time the challenge was to use Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana and Cinnamon Cider!

I chose to work with the Dragonfly Garden bundle!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I think I like the Coastal Cabana dragonfly best!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The supplies used are listed and linked to the online store below.

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code UYZ33U2J when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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