Making Treat Bags with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would share these little gifts bags with you. I’m making these to gift some edible treats to my colleagues.

They are really easy to make! Each one can be made with half a sheet of 12 by 12 designer series paper.

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

Start with paper measuring 6 by 10½ inches.

On the short side score at 1½ inches

On the long side score at 3½, 5, 8½ & 10 inches

I have not added any additional decoration to my bags, but you can embellish yours as much as you want!

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 #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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Creating a Snowy Background using a Decorative Mask

Hello Everyone,

I love this collection of decorative masks and I’ve this one a few times now.

My idea this time is to layer the design with different coloured inks. The colour combination is from this month’s @sucolorchallenge on Facebook!

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

I can see this technique working with various colour combinations. What colours would you choose?

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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Using Punches to Create Pretty Floral Cards

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is all about punches! They are quick and easy to use and even better, some coordinate with stamps too.

I’m using two different flowers from the Sweet Strawberry and Flowers of Friendship stamp sets.

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

The colour combination is inspired by a recent challenge that I missed out on participating in. It’s so pretty!

The vellum doilies create an interesting backdrop for the layout. They can be coloured to match your 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 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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Creating Subtle Backgrounds with Decorative Masks & Pastels

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing a technique to create backgrounds using the Soft Pastel Assortment.

Using this medium gives a much softer colour to the background than can be achieved with inks.

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

The piece was simply layered with coordinating cardstock with a die cut sentiment added with dimensionals

This card used a different mask but the same pastel colours. This time the sentiment was cut with the Double Oval punch.

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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Get Well Soon with Timeless Tulips

Hello Everyone,

I can’t quite believe how fast this year has gone… So here’s a throwback to springtime with these pretty tulips!

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

I also share a quick tip on how to make sure the stems are positioned correctly after making a tinsey mistake on my original sample.

I used Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue as my combo in this example.

Which colours would you 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 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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Cardmaking with the Whale Done Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

I thought I have fun with the Whale Done stamp set today.

I’ve used some wacky colours on this one, of course you can change them for something more traditional if you prefer!

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

I love the little fishes. The stamp can be turned to make them swim in different directions.

This card uses Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Mango Melody!

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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Simple Stamping with the Lovely You Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is quick and understated but so pretty too. Just the thing to send for any occasion.

The Lovely You stamp set has a mixture of sentiments that would work with this layout.

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

I’ve used a decorative mask to add some interest to the background. For a more clean and simple look, this step could be left out!

This sample has a Smoky Slate card base with Melon Mambo accents in the layers and stamped sentiments.

Substitute for your favourite colour combo to achieve the look you want!

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 #8

Hello Everyone,

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

Find out more and participate HERE

I have made my card using the Very Versailles stamp set. The muted colours lent themselves to a vintage look, so I stamped on to Very Vanilla cardstock.

Second generation ink softens the images and adding some ink around the edges gives an aged feel.

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

The Real Red ribbon and sentiment introduces a pop of colour to the design.

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 #7 featuring Forever Fern

Hello Everyone,

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

Find out more and participate HERE

I used the Forever Fern stamp set for my project. I just love leaves, and thought the colours had the feel of the change from Summer into Autumn….

You can see how I made my cards from start to finish in my video tutorial…..

I wonder which colour card base you like best?

The smaller panel shows more of the base card colour changing the look of the design.

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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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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Quick and Easy Christmas Cards using Perfectly Plaid

Hello Everyone,

What could be simpler…. Beautiful stamps with a coordinating punch in use today to make Christmas cards.

I thought I would try using some alternative colours too!

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

Love these blues together, Pacific Point, Night of Navy and Balmy Blue…

Here’s a more traditional combination of Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green…

This alternative uses Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam….

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 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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Ink Stamp Share – September Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog this afternoon… Today I’m hopping with a whole host of crafters from all over the world.

Please be sure to pay them all a visit and leave some encouraging comments!

How can I resist a colour challenge! The hop this month is challenging creators to use this gorgeous palette!

I decided to work with florals. One of favourite bundles this year is Flowers of Friendship… Perfect for this challenge.

The subtle Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam provided a soft back drop to the deeper colours I used as the focal point of the card.

Wink of Stella glitter and basic rhinestones add some sparkle too.

This was my original sample as another idea of how these colours can be used together.

Hop to Polly’s project by clicking below …

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

Roll Call

Dana Sullivan

Libby Fens

Kirsty Pattrick

Sue McDonald

Jenn Charles

Kim Price

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Gez Carpenter

Laura Mackie

Jill Chapman

Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Karen Egan

The Stamping Ground

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Verity Pursglove

Polly Crouch

Stephanie Nash

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Victoria Littlewood

Annette Elias

Cheryl Taylor

I hope you enjoyed this project.

You can see the video tutorial for this project by clicking here!

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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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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Easy Cards using Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Well this suite really had me sitting on the fence, I really wasn’t sure I would use it.

The papers have a mix of designs that can be used to make effective cards with no hint of Gingerbread or Peppermints!

With that in mind, this is today’s creation!

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

Mix and match all the paper designs to create your Christmas cards this year!

Here is the Real Red version. 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 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 #097 – Colour Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for a new Inspire.Create.Challenge! And this time it’s a colour challenge, my personal favourite!

The design team have provided some inspiration cards which you can see over on the blog post.

I have chosen to work with the Flowers of Friendship bundle for my project, opting for a clean and simple layout!

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

The flowers have been enhanced with Wink of Stella glitter and some Elegant Faceted Gems!

Here’s a close up of the stepped up version that I feature in my tutorial!

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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