Monday Colour Challenge with the Tranquil Thoughts Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

This week’s colour challenge….

  • Garden Green
  • Mango Melody
  • Flirty Flamingo

It was so tempting to get out the Friendly Flamingo stamp set, instead I turned the the Tranquil Thoughts stamp set.

I’ve used this before for a challenge, but this time I am using some of the additional dies in the bundle too.

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

Adding the ink with a blending brush brings out the embossed detail from the die.

Here’s a close up of the original sample. 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 F2QFV2PT 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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Quick Masculine Card with the Loyal Leaves stamp set

Hello Everyone,

Who loves leaves? I do… They are so pretty and also great for masculine cards too!

I’ve made this card for the #sucolourchallenge! This month’s selection is:

  • Basic Grey
  • Real Red
  • Pretty Peacock
  • Merry Merlot

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

So which version do you prefer?

Here’s a close up of the original sample!

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 F2QFV2PT 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 Masks with Emboss Resist to Make Beautiful Backgrounds

Hello Everyone,

Two retiring stamp sets are being used today with some embossing, ink blending, colouring and punching!

A Little Lace is a hidden gem in my opinion and Butterfly Gala has some beautiful element as well as the main butterfly images. Both sets are on sale too!

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

Terracotta Tile goes so well with Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee…

This sample uses Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape!

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 F2QFV2PT 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 the Fancy Phrases bundle

Hello Everyone,

If you are wanting to create beautiful, simple stamping cards, Fancy Phrases is for you.

The bundle retires soon, but never fear, the Fancy Tag Topper will be carrying over!

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

I do love purple and grey together! I hope you like this alternative way to use a tag topper punch!

Here is the Blushing Bride and Early Espresso version. Another great combination.

There are many more you could use!

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Monday Colour Challenge with Today’s Tiles

Hello Everyone,

We have an interesting set of colours to work with this week….

  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Seaside Spray
  • Pear Pizzazz

I wanted to use the Today’s Tiles stamp set before it retires.

This set lends itself to use with the Stamparatus tool slowing the repositioning of the stamp to create this background.

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

It’s a tough call to pick my favourite with this one!

Here’s a close up of the Pear Pizzazz version!

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 F2QFV2PT 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 – Floral Theme with Bloom and Grow

Good Morning Everybody,

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

This month our theme is floral!

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

Jill

Gez

Heather

I chose the Bloom and Grow stamp set to create my project.

The images are fantastic for colouring with Stampin’ Blends.

This stamp set is retiring, so get it while you can… When it’s gone it’s gone!

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

The softer colour palette gives the design a completely different look.

Here’s a close up of the original card!

Click below to move on to Heather’s project…

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Clean and Simple Card featuring Inspiring Iris

Hello Everyone,

Here’s something super simple for today’s card. This one features another overlooked stamp set, Inspiring Iris.

This is two step stamping set, although, the images can also be coloured with other mediums too.

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

I quite like the addition of the Melon Mambo on this carnation.

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Bright Patchwork with the Right Triangle bundle

Hello Everyone,

To continue with the retiring product showcase this week, today’s project uses the Right Triangle and Rustic Retreat stamp sets.

Both sets are a little overlooked in the annual catalogue but I really enjoyed using them.

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

I think this would make a great card for a guy too by switching Brights for neutrals!

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Monday Colour Challenge with Under My Umbrella

Hello Everyone,

Here we are at Monday again and another colour challenge!

This week’s combo is;

  • Soft Suede
  • Shaded Spruce
  • So Saffron

I don’t use Soft Sueded and So saffron very often. After rummaging through the retiring stamp sets I settled on using Under My Umbrella to make a first floral background.

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

So what do we think? Which do you prefer? If I’d have had enough Shaded Spruce cardstock I would tried that too! Lol!

Here’s a close up of the So Saffron version!

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 Sketch Challenge with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my project for the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

I have chosen the Peony Garden Suite for my design and went for a gatefold card to complement the sketch layout.

There were some tricky measurements in making this particular card, but these can be adjusted slightly to meet your needs.

Gray Granite ink was used to stamp the peony image which was coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and die cut.

Elegant Faceted Gems added a touch of bling, I did manage to get my Wink of Stella working (maybe it was camera shy?) and added a bit of that too!

I hope you enjoyed this project. You can see the video tutorial here!

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

If your order is less than £150, use the Hostess Code F2QFV2PT 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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Background Building with the Pattern Play stamp set

Hello Everyone,

The retiring annual catalogue products are now listed in the Sales and Specials section of my online shop with some discounted too!

So for today’s card, a number of retiring items are being used, the featured stamp set being Pattern Play.

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

The Layering Oval dies fit the So Sentimental greetings beautifully!

This version uses Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock inks.

Four cards made today! With so many gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours this design has many possibilities!

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Layered Die Cuts with the Forever Greenery Suite

Hello Everyone,

To continue with my theme this week, here’s another couple of cards using the retiring In Colours!

I’m working with the Forever Greenery Suite today. This is an annual catalogue suite, so is it gonna stay? Who knows? It’s so beautiful, so I hope it will!

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

The gold die cuts look amazing!

These blue greens make a lovely combination!

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 F2QFV2PT 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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In Colour Daisies

Hello Everyone,

Today I am using the Daisy Lane stamp set and the coordinating punches to make these cards.

The dominant colours are two of the retiring In Colours, Rococo Rose and Purple Posy.

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

Here is the Purple Posy version. Highland Heather is a good substitute for the Purple Posy ink.

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Monday Colour Challenge with the Game On stamp set

Hello Everyone,

This week’s colour challenge…..

  • Terracotta Tile
  • Real Red
  • Smoky Slate

Terracotta Tile is one of the retiring in colours. If you want any of these colours in ink or accessories order soon.

I have chosen the Game On stamp set to work with. This is in the annual catalogue… I wonder if this will carry over to the new issue…

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

Fussy Cutting isn’t for everyone, but thought it was worth it for this project…

Here are both samples side by side for comparison…

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 F2QFV2PT 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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Scrapbusting with the Tailored Tag Punch

Hello Everyone,

I don’t know about you, but I have a tonne of designer series paper to use up.

The papers currently available in the annual catalogue are likely to retire to make way for more beautiful things to come, so if there are any you want to stock up on, now is the time before they sell out!

A personal favourite is the Playing with Patterns pack. It’s full of bright colours suitable for all occasions.

I have used the Tailored Tag Punch to make a fun background with these papers. I used most of the designs for my card, but you could pick out a colour theme just as easily!

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

Orientating the punch shapes gives each card a different look.

The sentiment is taken from the Round of Applause stamp set.

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 is all about the joy of Springtime and has the surprise of a fancy fold too!

Visit Jill’s blog here

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Heather has used this lovely layout to make these two matching shimmery cards!

Visit Heather’s blog here

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Gez has used a colour challenge to create this fun shirt card!

Visit Gez’s blog here

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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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Making More with the Today’s Tiles Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I wonder if you would’ve guessed which bundle I used to make this card?

This card was designed to show how to make the most of the smaller elements in a set.

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

It can be awkward to tie a bow with single sided ribbon. I hope you liked my tips on doing this!

I’d like to do another card using a single colour of cardstock to achieve a faux embossed look!

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 Die Cuts and Punches to Make Beautiful Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to make something really special and extravagant.

I pulled out the gorgeously detailed Many Medallions dies and the coordinating stamp set.

With a trim, this die cut fits a UK card base perfectly. Adding some ink with a blending brush highlights the details!

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

This combination of punches makes quick and easy embellishments.

I love this version of the card made in Blushing Bride!

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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Monday Colour Challenge with the Waterfront stamp set

Hello Everyone,

It’s colour challenge Monday…. This one had me thinking!

I decided to use the Waterfront stamp set. This set is one of my older sets, and it’s a real possibility that this will retire when the new annual catalogue launches in May! Watch this space for more info!

This layout uses first, second and third generation stamping to create depth with a single colour ink pad.

See how I made my card in my video tutorial…

I hope you liked my tip on using the ink pad to make the edge of the panel more defined.

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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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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