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.

Jill’s style speaks volumes in this clean and simple card….

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather’s card uses dies to create an interesting layer….

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has used one of the main images to create a harmonised card design….

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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Watercolour SU Colour Challenge with the So Much Happy stamp set


Hello Everyone,

I’m trying a bit of watercolour for this month’s SU Colour challenge!


I have used the So Much Love stamp set, which you can get for free when you join Stampin’ Up! in September!

I was pleased with the final result, as I am no watercolour artist!


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

https://youtu.be/7bBNze86W8o

I’d love to know if you give this technique a try!

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 HS9XUAG2 when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing joining offer running during September! Two free stamp sets, pre-cut cardstock and a pack of rhinestones will be added to your custom Starter Kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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More Watercolour Backgrounds and a Colour Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project has been designed for the Facebook #sucolourchallenge…..

This what I came up with.

I like how the colours blended together and the over stamping makes each colour pop from the background.

See how I created my card in my video tutorial…..

I think I prefer the one on the left, what about you?

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 BREHFN2Q 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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Watercolour Background with the All Wired Up stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome, I hope you are doing well today!

This is the final background technique for this week. This time we are doing a bit of watercolouring!

See how I achieve this look by watching my video tutorial… Many apologies for the sound quality.

This is my other sample using Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Pacific Point.

I love the bold sentiments in the Ornate Thanks 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 BREHFN2Q 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

Product List

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Zebras for Beginners

Hello Everyone,

Today’s post is accompanied by a longer video than usual while a talk to all of you out there that don’t know where to start will papercraft and cardmaking!

I present the Zany Zebras Product Collection and suggest some additional items to add to a your collection, or a Starter Kit.

I have added direct links to these products in my online shop below.

In the video, I make these cards. The first uses only products supplied in the collection.

The seconds adds some black card, the classic label punch and some rhinestones.

Watch the video 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 VKY3SPC7 when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

Spend £200 and get an extra £20 of rewards to spend on whatever you want!I would love to be your demonstrator.

Would you like to join my Stampin’ Up! team?

Choose an additional free bundle when you join during June!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Coloured Blooms

Hello Everyone,

This week I’m doubling up! Two cards each day with the same or similar products!

Today I am using the Pocketful of Happiness stamp set. This is also reduced at the moment making it a real bargain too!

This card was stamped with Memento ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends.

The flowers feature over the base layer, softened with vellum.

Additional flowers were also fussy cut and adhered around the sentiment.

For card number 2, the flowers were stamped over the card layer with Stazon ink and coloured with watercolour pencils.

The panel was layered with black card stock and added to a white card base with dimensionals.

The same sentiment was stamped and cut with the Pretty Label Punch.

So which do you prefer? The vibrancy of markers or softness of watercolour pencils? It’s hard for me to choose!

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

In My Heart

Hello Everyone,

All the projects I am sharing this week will feature at least one retiring product.

Today it is the Modern Heart stamp set.

I kept it simple heat embossing the image with clear powder.

The facets were coloured with watercolour pencils, though I think a “real” watercolor effect may have been more successful to achieve the rainbow look.

The sentiment was added with black Memento ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

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.

Jill is casing Pinterest with her Poppy card. Water colouring and die cutting coming together perfectly!

Visit Jill’s blog here for more information.

Heather has used one of my favourite sets to play along with a colour challenge! I love the layered daisy with the grey leaves

Visit Heather’s blog here to see which colours she used

Gez has used a simple layout that really shows off the beauty of these dies. The large happy birthday sentiment is perfect for this type of card!

Visit Gez’s blog here for more ideas

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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Girl in Green

Hello Everyone,Yesterday I made some time to do a bit of water colouring.I used the Stamparatus to ensure the image was stamped crisply on to the watercolour paper with Stazon ink.I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and blended them with an aqua painter.I die cut the coloured image using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. This was adhered to Granny Apple Green card stock also cut with the dies..The sentiment was stamped with Gorgeous Grape ink and cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.The pieces were adhered to a Granny Apple Green card base that had already been layered with Whisper White.I hope you enjoyed this project. 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 xxProduct List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00

Watercolour Blossoms

Hello Everyone,

Another card for you today with lots of white space.

The cherry blossom was stamped with Stazon ink.

Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive watercolour pencils were used to colour the image.

A light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blend Marker was used to outline the image and softened with a colourless lifter. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.

The image was layered with Seaside Spray card stock before adhering to a white card base.

The sentiment strip was added with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Paper Trimmer

[152392]

£23.00

Grace’s Garden

Hello Everyone,

I am so pleased with how this card turned out. It’s been in my head for some time!

I stamped the floral images I wanted to use on to some Whisper White card stock using Stazon black ink. The gate was stamped ith Memento ink. These were left to dry completely before colouring them.

Watercolour pencils were used to colour the flowers, smoothing out the lines with a blender pen.

I wanted the gate to be white, but added a touch of Ivory Stampin’ Blends marker for some depth.

All the pieces were die cut ready to adhere to the card.

A white card base was prepared by adding a layer of card stock which I coloured the edge of with a Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend Marker.

A final layer was stamped with a sentiment. The die cut pieces were added to the card using Snail and dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Watercoloured Shimmer Petals

Hello Everyone,

The Shimmer White Embossing powder was a new addition to the 2019 catalogue… I can’t believe I have waited so long to use it.

These watercoloured flowers look amazing….

The flowers were stamped with versamark ink on to watercolour paper and embossed with Shimmer White powder.

I used a selection of inks to paint the Petals. Once dry, they were cut out with the coordinating punch.

I prepped a card base with the speckles from the Waterfront stamp set using Grey Granite ink.

The flowers were arranged in a circle to form a rainbow.

The sentiment, also from the Waterfront set, was stamped on to a 2 inch circle and added to the centre of the card with dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00

For You

Hello Everyone,

How do you like this colour combination? This was quite accidental but think it looks great.

The process started with the wreath which was stamped with Garden Green ink. The leaves were watercoloured using Sof Sea Foam and Old Olive ink.

The bidr was stamped with Pacific Point ink. A Wink of Stella Glitter brush pen pulled the colour from the outline to colour the image.

Both were allowed to dry before fussy cutting them out.

The background panel was layered with Pacific Point card stock and embossed with the Layered Leaves folder.

The fussy cut pieces were added with dimensionals with a tiny sentiment tag tucked in underneath.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00

Paper Snips

[103579]

£9.25

Inspire.Create #048

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a theme challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

I have used the Beautiful Day stamp set for a simple feminine card.

The butterfly was coloured with watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

The image is easy to cut out. The wings were shaped with a bone folder. Dimensionals were placed behind the wings to keep the shape.

For a multi coloured sentiment, the stamp was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers.

Double dimensionals added extra lift against the butterfly.

I hope you enjoyed this project. 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

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Great Places

Hello Everyone,

There are so many ways to colour stamped images…. Today I am using watercolour pencils.

I prepped a card base by stamping the clouds images with Pool Party ink.

As I was watercolouring, the balloons were stamped on a separate piece of card stock with Stazon Ink.

Colour was applied to the images, concentrating on the lines. A blender pen smoothed out the lines and pulled the colour in to the rest of the image.

I used the coordinating punch to cut the balloons which were adhered with dimensionals.

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

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Why not join my team and enjoy discounted prices on your favourite Stampin’ supplies!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Watercoloured Magnolia

Hello Everyone,

Allow me to introduce the Magnolia Lane Suite. This is an astoundingly beautiful stamp set with coordinating dies. The Designer Series Paper is equally stunning.

Other products in the suite include a ribbon combo pack and cute embellishments.

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Today’s project is focused on the huge Magnolia image. This was stamped with Stazon Ink using the Stamparatus to guarantee a clear image.

The image was coloured with watercolour pencils and blender pens, then die cut.

Dimensionals were used to adhere the coloured Magnolia to a card base which was covered with Designer Series Paper.

Finally, a small strip of paper was used to mount the sentiment which was stamped on to some white card stock.

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

I would love to be your demonstrator.

If you would like a Free copy of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

Watercoloured Best Birds

Hello Everyone,

Today I have done a spot of watercolouring! The card features the Best Birds stamp set which retires at the end of May.

The images were stamped with Stazon Ink using the Stamparatus tool to get solid lines.

I added colour using Stampin Write Markers and Blended this out with an aqua painter.

The corners were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch and layered onto a Balmy Blue card base.

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

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t miss out on these last chance items…. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00

Birthday Cupcakes

Hello Everyone,

I love how this card turned out, pretty and simple design but really effective.

The card base was built from Whisper White card stock. A smaller panel adhered to black card stock before adding to the base.

The cupcakes and sentiment were stamped on to a separate sheet and allowed to dry.

Each cake was coloured with watercolour pencils and a blender pen then cut out with a 1-1/2 inch circle punch. Dimensionals were used to add them to the card. An extra dimensional was put behind the centre one for extra depth.

The sentiment was trimmed down and also added with dimensionals.

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

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to check out Sale-a-bration and the free products available when you spend multiples of £45.

If your shopping wish list gets to £99, there’s no better time to join my team. You can choose £170 worth of products to be included in your personal starter kit; add a little extra and receive an exclusive Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry tote.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Blender Pens

[102845]

£11.25

InspireINK Blog Hop – Romance

Good Morning,

Welcome to January’s InspireINK blog hop. This month we are getting romantic with our theme….

As always please click the next button at the bottom of this post to carry on hopping through the other projects.

My project uses the Dear Doily bundle…. It is Pink but there’s not a heart in sight.

To make the background, I heat embossed the small doily image across the bottom corner of the card.

Pink inks were added over the top. The embossed areas resist the ink.

The larger portion of the sentiment was added with Lovely Lipstick ink.

Using the Stamparatus, two of the florals were stamped with Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick inks. These were die cut and adhered to the card.

The second portion of the sentiment was then added over the top of stems with a small Die cut element underneath.

Please click the next button to continue to Linda’s project.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin ‘!

Verity xx

Product List

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Watercolour Rooster

Good Morning,

I have to admit this guy was not top of my list to choose as a Sale-a-bration freebie…. But look how cute this card is, super pleased with the watercolouring!

If you do not know what Sale-a-bration is all about click below to see more about the offers available.

I started by stamping the rooster and sentiment with black waterproof ink using the Stamparatus. While that dried completely, the background layer was stamped with Crushed Curry ink.

Acrylic blocks make fantastic little watercolour palettes. Whether the ink is taken from an ink pad or a Stampin’ Write marker this is perfect for smaller projects. The blocks are easily cleaned with a cloth or Stampin’ Shammy.

I used my aquapainter to add colour to the image.

I decided to stick to a neutral card base, using Crumb Cake card stock.

The stamped topper was adhered to the base using dimensionals.

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

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to see more about Sale-a-bration and the free products available when you spend multiples of £45.

If your shopping wish list gets to £99, there’s no better time to join my team. You can choose £170 worth of products to be included in your personal starter kit; add a little extra and receive an exclusive Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry tote.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

Product List

Stamparatus

[148187]

£46.00

Aqua Painters

[103954]

£16.00