Something Different with Butterfly Brilliance

Hello Everyone,

I’m trying something new today with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set.

After a team meeting, I remembered a technique from many years ago where pigment powder was brushed over versamark ink, so I thought I would give it a go with the new Soft Pastels.

There are 8 colours in the pack;

  • Poppy Parade
  • Mango Melody
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Night of Navy
  • Gorgeous Grape

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

You can achieve different looks by adding more of the Soft Pastel!

The bold black sentiments add impact to the card design and are emphasized by the black border created with the layering.

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 QACFP2SJ 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

Hello Everyone,

Here we are with another Monday Colour Challenge…..

Our line up this week is;

  • Just Jade
  • Cinnamon Cider
  • Magenta Madness

All these colours are part of the 2020-2022 in colour collection, with Bumblebee and Night of Navy. You can purchase them all as a bundle and save 10%!

I’ve used the Flowers of Friendship stamp set and coordinating punch to make my project.

You can see how in my video tutorial…

The tone on tone look on the card base can be achieved with the coordinating ink or versamark depending on the look you are going for.

I used the same elements to make this version as part of a team challenge. I love this combo!

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 QACFP2SJ 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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Pierced Blooms and 2021 In Colours

Hello Everyone,

You may have seen a recent post where I featured the 2021 in colours with a simple stamping card using the In Bloom stamp set.

This time I’m focussing on the coordinating Pierced looks dies.

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

The detail on the die cuts is absolutely amazing!

I’m still astounded by the way these in colours work so well together!

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 QACFP2SJ 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.

Jill’s clean and simple style is unmistakable in this card. Don’t you just love the fresh colour combination!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has made this beautiful card. The bright colour palette is perfect and suits the design so well.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez has been making lots of these men’s shirt cards. You can really have fun with the paper you use. You can make 5 from a single sheet!

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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Another Colour Challenge with the Lots of Heart Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I couldn’t resist this colour challenge…. Any excuse to use my favourite colour!

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Crumb Cake
  • Sahara Sand
  • Basic Black

I pulled out the Lots of Heart stamp set and coordinating dies to make my card.

This stamp set is retiring at the end of the month and currently still available at half price!

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

Mixing up the colours worked well too. You might even stretch to give this card to a guy … Perhaps exchanging the Bermuda Bay for Night of Navy or Misty Moonlight

I love the pop of colour with this arrangement. I think this would work with a variety of colours.

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 QACFP2SJ 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 to Make a Fun Geometric Embossed Rainbow Card

Hello Everyone,

I had some fun today with this awesome new mask, inks and embossing powder!

This card used colours from the Subtles collection;

  • Calypso Coral
  • So Saffron
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Balmy Blue
  • Highland Heather

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

I was really pleased with how this turned out.

It occurred to me later that the Stitched Triangles would have continued the geometric theme.

This card uses the Brights collection.

Mix and match your supplies and create a completely different 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 QACFP2SJ 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 Watercolour Shapes

Hello Everyone,

Monday is here again…. so it’s time for a colour challenge!

This week’s colours are;

  • Night of Navy
  • Merry Merlot
  • Pacific Point

I’d already decided that I was going to work with the Watercolour Shapes stamp set regardless off the colours that came out.

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

I think they worked out quite well in the end and I do love the bold sentiments in the Biggest Wish set!

The original samples were made using the skinny rectangle shape.

The Merry Merlot sentiment is my favourite, which is yours?

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 QACFP2SJ 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.Challenges #092 – 2021 In Colours

Hello Everyone,

A new Inspire.Create.Challenge is available to take part in…. and this time it’s a colour challenge!

You can see the other design team projects on the challenge blog post here

We would all love to see your projects using these colours! Just add a photo of your project using the link in the challenge blog post!

I am working with the In Bloom stamp set for #simplestamping card. Ink, Stamps and Paper are all you need!

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

Changing the colour used for each of the stamps gives each card a different look, no additional supplies are needed.

Evening Evergreen is a great colour to use for sentiments as an alternative to Tuxedo Black Memento 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 QACFP2SJ 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 – Retiring Favourites

Good Morning Everybody,

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

The January to June Mini catalogue will end retiring at the end of the month so our theme is “Retiring Favourites“.

Click through the other projects using the links at the bottom of this post!

I wonder what you would choose to work with? I’d love to know!

My choice, is Vine Design.

Beautiful, simple to use stamp set with stunning dies to go with it… And it is currently on sale so don’t miss your chance to get hold of this one!

I’ve teamed it with new in colours and carried over Stitched So Sweetly dies to create this clean and simple design.

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

I used the other flowers and sentiments to make these Polished Pink and Pale Papaya versions.

Which is your favourite?

Click here to see Jill’s project…

Project Share June Roll Call

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Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

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 QACFP2SJ 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 Friendship Card with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder

Hello Everyone,

I’m doing something really simple today.

In the same way Designer Series Paper can make a card front, so too can embossing folders.

Today I have embossed Very Vanilla card stock. For a different look, you can use coloured card stock or designer series paper!

The texture created with these folders is incredible to see.

I have emphasized the detail by applying some ink over the top with a blending brush.

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

All that is needed is a sentiment. For this card I used dies as I had the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine out. You could equally use punches.

Some coordinating ribbon completes the card. You can also colour ribbon with Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers or even Stampin’ ink pads!

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 QACFP2SJ 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.

Jill’s card uses a simple layout with some patterned paper. The neutral design provides the perfect back drop to the daisy.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather is also using patterned paper for her background and as the cover for a little notebook. The pierced effect on the die cuts adds some lovely additional detail.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card uses all the new in colours for 2021 blending them all to create a colourful background. A bit of decoupage adds dimension to the stamped image.

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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Making Stunning Cards with the Encircled In Beauty Dies

Hello Everyone,

Wow, wow, wow! Did you spot these dies in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue?

I can see all sorts of possibilities with these dies so keep your eyes peeled for more ideas with these dies!

The bright card stock emphasises the intricacy of the design.

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

Adding some ink to the aperture provides some contrast with the centre circle.

The Flowers & Leaves and Sprig punches were used to create the decorative elements. The pastel pearls were the perfect finishing touch.

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 QACFP2SJ 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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#StampAroundUK – New Catalogue Inspiration!

Hello Again,

1st of the month means a #StampAroundUK video hop!

This month everyone will be showcasing new catalogue goodies!

I’ve chosen the Expressions in Ink suite for my cards.

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

Don’t forget to use the links on the description on You Tube to see everyone else’s videos!

This is just 4 examples of these cards. Just one pack of designer series paper will make 72 card fronts to decorate as you wish…. Excellent value for money!

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 QACFP2SJ 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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Old meets New Simple Floral Friendship Card

Hello Everyone,

I love the simplicity of today’s card featuring an old favourite with the fabulous new set Biggest Wish.

A stamparatus tool would be really useful to stamp the background if you have one.

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

The coordination of the ribbon used pulls the whole design together.

This sample uses Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss.

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 QACFP2SJ 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 Sweet Strawberry Bundle

Hello Everyone,

It’s Monday, and that means a colour challenge!

This week’s selection is;

  • Poppy Parade
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pumpkin Pie

My card features the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch…

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

I really love how the card turned out!

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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Ink Stamp Share Monthly Blog Hop – Something New!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and the Ink.Stamp.Share blog hop! If you are hopping through, you will have come to this post from Joanna’s lovely project!

The theme this month is Something New!

There are fabulous new products now available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue….

I’ve chosen to work with the All Squared Away bundle.

All the cards feature one of Floral Squares and one of the current In Colours!

The die cuts are 1-7/8 wide, so 4 die cuts will layer on to a 4 inch square if card stock, (or bigger if you want).

Each card has slightly different layering to create different looks within the overall theme of the card!

My cards are 5 inches square.

I added some ribbon for some pretty texture.

The sentiment fits in to the Double Oval or Tailored Tag punches.. I’m sure there are others you could use too.

Here I used the 2021 In Colours – Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya

And these use the 2020 In Colours – Magenta Madness and Bumblebee

Click below to see Vickie’s project!

*****Roll Call*****

Kim Price

Sue McDonald

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Stacey Marsh

Tricia Butts

Jo Blackman

Karen Egan

Jen Charles

Angie McKenzie

Tracie St-Louis

Gez Carpenter

Annette Ball

Libby Fens

Mo Rootes

Joanna Barnes

Verity Pursglove

Victoria Littlewood

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Jill Chapman

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I hope you enjoyed this project.

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

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.

Jill has made this beautiful concertina card to celebrate a milestone birthday using the 2021 in colour inks, card stock and designer series paper.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has used a sketch challenge to create this oh so elegant thank you card. I love the colour palette in this designer series paper.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez is getting the most out her designer series paper with these suit cards complete with tie and matching handkerchief.

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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Simple Masking Technique with the Springtime Joy stamp set

Hello Everyone,

Masking is a useful but simple technique to achieve a different look with yours stamps without adding additional layers.

The front most image is stamped first and then covered with a paper mask. Cutting the mask from sticky note paper means it stays in place while the other images are stamped over the top.

You can see how to do this in my video tutorial….

Of course I had to get my Stampin’ Blends out to colour these little guys!

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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One Card, Three Ways with the Art in Bloom Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited about this new product from Stampin’ Up!

The Art in Bloom bundle includes a stamp set, dies and a hybrid embossing folder!

The products can be used independently or in combination to make simple effective cards.

1. Simple stamping – use the stamps alone and colour them with your favourite medium or the two-step elements in the stamp set! I used Stampin’ Blends for my card.

2. Just emboss – use your Stampin’ Cut and Emboss to emboss your card stock. I’ve used Basic White and added colour with Blending Brushes. Why not try other card stock colours?

The ink picks out the embossed details.

3. Stamp, cut & emboss – easily line up your stamped images with the die and embossing folder. The die sits inside the folder which is specifically designed so that it is not damaged in the process – it’s so clever!

(Do not try this with your other embossing folders)

I raised the die cut pieces up on to dimensionals.

You can see how I made these cards in my video tutorial….

This shows just 3 options, but there are so many other combinations to 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 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 Delicate Petals

Hello Everyone,

For this week’s Monday Colour Challenge I am working with;

  • Merry Merlot
  • Mint Macaron
  • Pacific Point

The Delicate Petals was on my desk to use again before it retires. I haven’t seen many samples using this set online either, which is such a pity. I think it is a lovely set.

I have layered the pieces together to create a dimensional floral embellishment .

The Double Oval punch was perfectly sized to cut the sentiment.

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

The background stamp is easy to line up as it is photopolymer. I love how this lines up to create a full circle.

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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