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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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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Monday Colour Challenge with Very Versailles

Hello Everyone,

Here we are again with this week’s colour challenge…..

We are using;

  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Gray Granite
  • Garden Green

I created my card with an old favourite stamp set, Very Versailles.

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

The Tailored Tag was used to cut banner ends on the sentiment strip.

This was the original sample, I like this one the 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 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 Timeless Tulips

Hello Everyone,

This week’s challenge uses these three lovely colours…

  • Just Jade
  • Gray Granite
  • Highland Heather

I decided to use Timeless Tulips for my project. This set carried over from the previous annual catalogue and has a coordinating punch.

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

I’m not sure which card I like the best. Which is your 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 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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Embossed Rose Gold Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Did you spot this gorgeous speciality Designer Series Paper?

Each sheet has a beautiful brushed texture to it. I thought I’d add some extra texture with the Pretty Floral embossing folder.

I took the opportunity to use the Delicate Petals set once more too. The flowers were coloured very simply to coordinate with the card base.

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

I used a different layout for my original sample as another option.

This piece was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die. Look out for more projects with this in the future!

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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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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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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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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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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Playing with the Inspired Thoughts Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Today I am continuing with my journey through some of the new products released from the new annual catalogue from Stampin’ Up!

This is the Inspired Thoughts bundle.

The stamp set has some versatile sentiments for all occasions, whilst the dies create beautiful layered tree tops….

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

My original card was smaller and made with a black 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 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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Two-step Stampin’ with the Pansy Patch stamp set

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for a fun and bright suite, look no further than the Pansy Petals collection!

With beautiful Designer Series Paper, delightful bumblebee trinkets, builder dies and distinctive two step stamp set there’s plenty of creative options!

A quick image search revealed pansies come in all sorts of colours!

I’ve stayed in the boundaries of the suite colours for today’s cards…..

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

This combo uses Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight!

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 #090 – Home Decor!

Hello Everyone,

Today I’m sharing my contribution to the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s something a bit different. 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 home decor creations!

My project isn’t a new idea, I’ve seen various versions online, but this is my spin on it using the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper.

The paper strips measure 6 inches by 3/4 inch and secured with multipurpose glue.

The Playful Alphabet dies were perfectly sized to make the banner for the centre, making this a customisable gift for any occasion.

I made these versions with the Hydrangea Haven papers!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

The video tutorial for this project is available 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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Introducing the Simply Elegant Suite

Hello Everyone,

Oh wow! This new product suite is stunning!

This is called Simply Elegant and is made up of

  • Elegantly Said stamp set,
  • Elegant Tag Punch,
  • Simply Elegant Speciality Paper
  • Simply Elegant Trim

All the papers have one foiled side and are printed on Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey and Basic Black. And there is something for the guys too!

I’m keeping it simple for today’s cards.

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

The gold heat embossing compliments the foiling of the paper….

This one would look good with silver 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 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 #089 – Colour Challenge1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team project for #089!

This time it’s a fun and bright colour 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!

My card creature the Floating and Fluttering stamp set and dies from the January to June Mini catalogue.

It was so tempting to use florals for these colours, glad I changed my mind!

The use of a decorative mask for the background adds texture quickly and easily, especially with the blending brushes!

This design is very flexible and can be used for any occasion in just about any colour you want!

I hope you enjoyed this project.

You can see a full 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #088

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team Project!

This time it’s a case the designer 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 yourself? We’d love to see your creations!

Isn’t Jo’s card just fabulous!

I tuned the layout on its side for a different look and used the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper. The Tailored Tag was dubbed with the retiring Story Label punch

This a great way to use up your left over scraps of paper! Which paper would you use to make this card?

I also made these versions with the paper strips at the bottom as Jo did in her sample.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

You can see my 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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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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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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