Going Monochrome with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

If you’ve just started on your cardmaking journey, it may be that you have a limited choice of supplies.

My cards today show that you can still create beautiful card designs with just a couple of inks.

I used the Free Textures & Frames stamp set, with a favourite set of mine from the annual catalogue…. Positive Thoughts.

I decided to use Very Vanilla cardstock for a vintage look. I think it looks great with both the Merry Merlot and Night of Navy variations.

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

I love how these cards turned out…. Do you have a favourite?

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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Creative Colour Challenges #2 featuring Butterfly Brilliance

Hello Everyone,

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

Find out more and participate HERE

This is an interesting combination and yellow isn’t a colour I use a lot.

I picked out the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and teamed that with a sentiment from the In Symmetry stamp set.

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

Customising your white ribbons by colouring them with Stampin’ Blends or Classic ink extends there flexibility.

Some Wink of Stella adds some subtle shimmer to the project 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 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 099 – Case the Designer!

Hello Everyone,

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

This time we are casing the designer – Hannah McCurley!

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 the Merry Snowflakes bundle to work with along with a variety of designer series papers….

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

The glitter in the ribbon complements the Fresh Freesia cardstock and Penguin Playmates paper beautifully.

Some sparkle was added with some Basic Rhinestones.

This design uses the Peaceful Prints paper and the Black and White Gingham Ribbon.

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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Colour & Contour Colour Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

I’ve made this card for the September #sucolourchallenge!

I chose to use the Colour &Contour bundle with this fresh, Spring/Summer palette…

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

The Stitched Greenery die creates a beautiful background that compliments the rest of the design….

The paper trimmer came in handy to cut a panel for the centre of the die cut.

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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Winter Scene with the Classic Cloche Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what I would do with this stamp set!

Once I started playing with it, I really liked it. The image are easy to line up and make this cute winter scene to use on it’s own or with the cloche dies.

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

The Peaceful Place designer series paper looks wonderful in this design.

The sentiment strips were cut with one of the “Pick a Punch” tools!

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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Autumnal Thank You Card with the Little Delights Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Another new stamp set in use today along with some beautiful new ribbons!

This set is called Little Delights. There’s something in this set for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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

This sample uses Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam!

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 YESHEZSG 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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Encircled in Warm Christmas Wishes

Hello Everyone,

I’m so happy to have a stamp set that coordinates with the Encircled in Beauty dies!

Together they make rally stunning Christmas cards with minimum effort. The hardest part is deciding which colours to use!

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

I’d love to know which card you like best!

This combo is Shaded Spruce and Poppy Parade. I love this for my Christmas cards!

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 YESHEZSG 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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Some Halloween Fun with Sparkle of the Season

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is just a bit of fun! I’m not really one for Halloween, but I know many people love it…. So this is for you!

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

I love putting together all these colours!

Here’s is my original Christmas card with the set!

I hope 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 YESHEZSG 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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Merriest Moments Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

There’s a little team challenge going on at the moment, and it’s my favourite kind…. A colour challenge!

  • Highland Heather
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Mint Macaron

I decided to try and use some of my new supplies to make my card.

Who said Christmas has to be red and green?

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

I used a cluster of tiny pearls for the centres of the flowers.

Which card is your favourite?

Here is the Mint Macaron 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 YESHEZSG 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 Video Hop – New Product Showcase – Merry Snowflakes!

Hello Everyone,

I’m showcasing some new products in a You Tube Video Hop today! There are a number of ladies in our team participating, it would be great if you would take the time to view their channels, like and subscribe!

You can start with my video tutorial featuring the Merry Snowflakes bundle…..

I love the emboss resist technique. It’s simple to do but so effective!

I’d love to know which card is your favourite!

For this sample I used Blushing Bride, 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 YESHEZSG 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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Introducing the *New* Words of Cheer Bundle

Hello Everyone,

My cards today featured the Word of Cheese Bundle.

The stamp set can be used on it’s own, but the dies offer another level of flexibility to create beautiful cards.

The bundle price is £44…. For an extra pound, you can earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

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

I love this pink combo… I think this could easily be made in to a winter birthday card!

Pool Party and Real Red look amazing together…

This sample uses Soft Sea Foam, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce…

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 YESHEZSG 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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Cardmaking with the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m using a brand new stamp set available from the July – December Mini Catalogue!

This is Beauty of Tomorrow, so pretty!

And, guess what? You can get this bundle for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration!

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

I think I prefer the adjust layout. A light addition of ink over the sentiment panel may have made it even better!

Here’s a close up of the original 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 YESHEZSG 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 Video Hop – Texture!

Hi Everyone,

It’s the first of the month which means another #StampAroundUK video hop!

This month’s theme is monochrome!

Links for all the other participants’ videos can be found in the description of my video…..

Please stop by, like and subscribe

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I have pulled out a brand new set to preview with you all for this project. This set with be available from 3rd August 2021 and is called Gorgeous Leaves.

I chose to work with Cinnamon Cider ink for an autumnal look. This could easily have been any number of colours.

Texture stamps are always useful. Here I have reused the stamp without relinking to create even more texture and depth.

This is a close up of the Chin Craze 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 YESHEZSG 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 #096 – Casing the Designer

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenge.

This time we are casing the designer, Denita!

See the other projects and join in at the blog!

I have used the Sending Hugs stamp bundle to create my project. An embossed panel adds interest to the background!

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

I love the classic look of grey and purple….

This combo is Crumb Cake and Flirty Flamingo!

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 YESHEZSG 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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Triple Panel Card with Dragonfly Garden

Hello Everyone,

I’ve tried a different layout for today’s card, what do you think?

I’m really thrilled with the colour combination too, using the 2020 in colours which I absolutely love!

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

A touch of Wink of Stella on the dragonfly and some clear Elegant Faceted Gems add some twinkle for the recipient.

For this sample, I made the card base from Night of Navy card stock and stamped with Bumblebee and Just Jade inks!

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 YESHEZSG 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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Bold Die Cut Poppies

Hello Everyone,

So how many of you have supplies you’ve never used?

These dies have been on my shelf for the longest time, so I thought I’d get them out to make this card!

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

I’ve stuck with traditional reds for my poppies, but they can come in all sorts of other colours too!

This combo is Poppy Parade and Real Red.

I also used an alternative embossing folder and added some Soft Sea Foam ink over the top.

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 YESHEZSG 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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Any Occasion Cards with Butterfly Brilliance

Hello Everyone,

Today’s cards have a super simple layout that can be used either in portrait or landscape orientation.

The Butterfly Brilliance bundle is suitable for so many occasions, mix it with your favourite sentiments stamp sets to achieve the look you want.

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

I used the Inspired Thoughts stamp set for he sentiments on my cards!

The Pick a Punch collection are the perfect way to finish the sentiment banners!

Which colour combo do 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 YESHEZSG 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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InspireINK July Blog Hop – Colour Challenge!

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we are all creating projects using these delicious colours!

Please be sure to click through all the projects in the hop by clicking on the link below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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My project features the In Symmetry stamp set. This is a great set for beginner stampers too!

I’ve added some jaunty layers behind the topper using a vellum doily and a scrap of Sweet Symmetry designer series paper.

The vellum doilies can be coloured very effectively with Stampin’ Blends markers to coordinate with the project!

Which combo do you like best?

Here’s a close up of the original sample!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

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

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 Shaded Summer

Hello Everyone,

Shaded Summer is a delightful stamp set that’s super easy to colour!

I’ve chosen to use my Stampin’ Blends markers, but you could use whatever colouring medium you want.

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

This sample uses Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive…..

I’d like to try making these again using some purples instead!

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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