Inspire.Create.Challenges #123 – Sketch Challenge with Dragonfly Garden

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog today sharing with you my design team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Our challenge this time is to use this card sketch.

See the other design team creations HERE

I chose to use some ink blending to create the vertical panel.

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

This colour combo reminds of a sunset on a summer’s evening!

The black layer ties the embossing and sentiment together.

This card takes on a completely different look by using these deeper colours. White embossing would look good too!

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

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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Birthdays!

Good Morning Everybody,

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

Our theme this month is Birthdays!

Please use these links, or the next button at the bottom of this post to see the other projects in the hop today!

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Heather Forgan – Stamp with Nellie

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

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

Some simple layering and a punched sentiment is all you need to make the finished cards.

The backgrounds are really easy to create. I made a number of them in no time and it was so much fun!

I loved this combo using a selection of the 2022 in colours!

What combination will you try?

Click below to move on to Jill’s project…

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

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Simple Colouring with the Amazing Year Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card project features the Amazing Year stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2022 Annual Catalogue.

The main image is perfect for colouring with your favourite medium. I’ve chosen to use Stampin’ Blends.

This combo uses Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Highland Heather.

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

I used the Glitter Organdy Ribbon and Iridescent Rhinestones to embellish the card.

This sample uses the 2021 in colours, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Polished Pink.

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

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Creative Colour Challenges #33 feat. Shaded Summer Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,Today’s card is for last week’s Creative Colour Challenge run by Vickie Lou Designs….Find out more and participate HERE

I am working with the Shaded Summer stamp set and coordinating Summer Shadows dies for my project.

This is a variation on yesterday’s Inspire.Create.Challenge design team post!

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

First, second and third generation stamping was used to create the background.

The Double Oval punch not only cut the sentiment, but also served to introduce the final colour in the combo!

This version uses a Crumb Cake card base. Love this one!

Here is what the original cards looked like….

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

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Creative Colour Challenges Swallows and Swirls

Hello Everyone,Today’s card is for last week’s Creative Colour Challenge run by Vickie Lou Designs….Find out more and participate HEREI chose two stamp sets that are currently available to purchase from the mini catalogue… Sentimental Swirls and Soaring Swallows.You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial…..https://youtu.be/6-LuVnztbqQI had to use my favourite die set too, so sad it is retiring!Wink of Stella was used to pull colour from the line art. This can also be achieved with Blender Pens or a damp paintbrush.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

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Two Cardmaking Challenges in One Card Design!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card has been created for not one but two Cardmaking challenges!

The palette is from the Creative Colour Challenge, whilst the layout is taken from the Inspire Create Challenge

I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set and matching Nature’s Thoughts dies for my project…

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

I just had to sneak in my beloved Stitched So Sweetly dies too!

A you h of ink emphasises the stamped panel and adding dimension to the butterflies adds even more interest to the layout.

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

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #110 – Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog post today showcasing my Design Team project for the new Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This time we are using a colour challenge!

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry. We’d love to see your creations.

I have chosen to work with the Sentimental Swirls stamp set to create my card.

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

I love this combo. It was so easy to combine the colours with this versatile stamp set.

So what do you think? Which card is your favourite?

I added extra flowers on these samples….

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

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Pootlers Insta-Hop! New Catalogue Goodies!

Hello Everyone,

My card today is featured in a Pootler Team Instagram Hop!

Head over to Instagram to see a whole host of other projects. The next participant will be tagged in each post!

I’ve used the Flowing Flowers stamp set and a Creative Colour Challenge combo to create my project!

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

The bold Pacific Point card base frames the central panel and bright florals.

Which design do you like best?

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

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Pootlers Video Hop – Sale-a-bration Showcase

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today is all about Sale-a-bration and the team have a video hop running on You Tube.

You can see how I made this card in my video tutorial. There are links in the video description to all the other videos…. There’s 20 in total so you won’t be short on ideas!

I’ve used the Friendly Hello bundle which can be earned as a free product with a £90 order!

This is a fabulous bundle to get started. These cards are simple to make.

Why not give them a go?

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

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Creative Colour Challenges #15 with Blossoms in Bloom

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

I’ve chosen the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set to create my card using these colours.

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

The design is very simple to recreate.

I added some ribbon behind the sentiment which I cut using the Label Me Fancy punch, then finished off with some rhinestones.

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 PBNW9JZN 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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Masked Birthday Card with Blossoms in Bloom

Hello Everyone,

What a colour combination I have for you today! This worked out so well. The deep shade have a stunning impact in this design.

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

The touch of blended ink really makes a difference to the overall look, giving the stamped section a more defined edges.

Thus is the original card which I really like too. Totally different feel to this 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 PBNW9JZN 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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Creative Colour Challenges #6 with Floral Squares Dies

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

I decided to try a slim line style card for something a bit different to my usual style.

I used the Floral Squares dies to make my card, and there’s no stamping!

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

Here’s the original sample, swapping the Crushed Curry and Blushing Bride portions.

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 PBNW9JZN 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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Colour Combo Blog Hop October

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog today featuring my entry in this month’s Colour Combo Blog Hop!

Be sure to hop through the other projects in the hop by clicking the button at the bottom of this post!

I’ve chosen the Artistically Inked bundle for my project. I love the distinctive stamps, they make watercolour style backgrounds so much easier!

Basic Gray makes a perfect neutral base card for the design, making the accent colours pop!

Swapping the way the colours are used gives a different look, using the same products!

Click below to see the next project made by Annette…..

I hope you enjoyed this project.

You can see the video tutorial for this project HERE!

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

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Creative Colour Challenges #5 with Layering Hugs

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

I had no idea how I was going to make these colours work. It certainly helped that there was a Neutral included.

I rested on using the Layering Hugs dies to create my design.

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

I didn’t stop there. I ended up making 4 cards in total. They were so easy to make!

The cards look so different when the coloured cardstock is used as a card base…

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 PBNW9JZN 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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Creative Colour Challenges #4 with Blossoms in Bloom

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

I have used the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle for my project.

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

I love how these cards turned out!

This is the Rich Razzleberry version…

Can you pick 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 YKD92HEX 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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Creative Colour Challenges #3 featuring the Artistically Inked stamp set

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is for teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more and participate HERE

This was certainly a challenge and got me thinking hard about what to make. I was pleased with the results!

I used the Artistically Inked stamp set for my project… I really need to use this more often.

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

Which version of this card do you like best?

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 YKD92HEX 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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Shaded Summer Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

We are into the last few days of Sale-a-bration so I wanted to use the Summer Shadows dies again.

This time I’m using them alongside the metallic speciality papers and the Encircled in Beauty dies.

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

The coloured embossing worked out so well. It really helped to keep the coordinated look of the original black and gold design.

The different colour ways give the cards a completely different feel!

The black and gold is very striking and the gold shimmer ribbon looks fabulous!

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 YKD92HEX 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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Creating with the Textures and Frames Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

I’m finally inking up this stamp set today…. You can choose this as a free item during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration promotion that runs until 30th September!

This set is right up my street, simple to use background builders are always high on my list to add to my stash! Doesn’t go well with the Biggest Wish set (another favourite of mine).

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

The sentiment combination was changed around in the two samples to give a different look…

The Subtles are in use with this sample which makes the black sentiment pop. The matte black dots tie the design 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 YKD92HEX 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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Geometric Backgrounds with the Watercolour Shapes Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Cards don’t get much simpler than this to create!

Suitable for any occasion when paired with a sentiment stamp set… I’ve used Best Year!

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

The concept works with other shapes in the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set!

Here’s another version using a grey palette, great for the 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 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 Flower Market Die

Hello Everyone,

This week’s Monday Colour Challenge is…..

  • Early Espresso
  • Crushed Curry
  • Crumb Cake

Despite the muted palette, I wanted to make something feminine and pretty!

This card also gave me the opportunity to use the Flower Market Die….

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

Changing the colour of the card base completely changed how the finished card looks!

Here’s a close up of the original sample…

Which one 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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