Inspire.Create.Challenge #135 – Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and another Inspire.Create.Challenge!

Challenge #135 is a sketch challenge! A sketch gives you an idea from which to build a card layout which can really help with crafter’s block!

You can see the other design team projects and take part in the challenge by clicking below… We’d love to see your makes!

I have used the Petal Park bundle for my project today.

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

The punch allowed me to create a cluster of flowers with lots of texture!

Using a blending brush over the embossed background brings out the details of the design!

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 #134 – Case the Designer!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and another Inspire.Create.Challenge!

Challenge #134 is to Case the Designer…. Me!

This was my take on the “floating DSP” technique.

You can see the other design team projects and take part in the challenge by clicking below… We’d love to see your makes!

I have recreated my card with coloured cardstock rather than designer series paper. All these colours are in the Brights colour family.

With all the colour in the circle element, I kept the rest of the card in monochromatic black and white.

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

The sentiment was taken from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut with coordinating dies.

This sample uses the Subtles colour family and is embellished with iridescent pastel gems.

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-Tone Flora Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

You may have seen that the Pootlers Team were blog hopping at the weekend so today’s post is the video tutorial to go alongside it.

If you missed the hop, you can start HERE

The original card used Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron.

In the video tutorial, I switched to purples, Blackberry Bliss and Fresh Freesia, with Pear Pizzazz….

This version uses Blushing Bride and Sweet Sorbet with Parakeet Party.

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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – New Beginnings

Hi Everyone,

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

Links to all the other participants are listed in my video description over on You Tube. Please stop by, like and subscribe!

Here are some more photos of today’s card 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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Inspire.Create.Challenges #133 – Theme Challenge – New to You!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog and to my Inspire.Create.Challenge design team project!

Click the button below to see the other design team inspiration projects. You can also take part and add a photo of your creation here too!

I chose to work with a brand new stamp bundle called Dainty Delight.

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

I combined colours from the bright and subtle colour families for the layering and chose a matching ink for the sentiment.

The image was coloured very simply with Stampin’ Blends.

A touch of ink blending in the background makes the die cut elements pop.

I opted not to add extra embellishments.

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.Challenges #129 – Festive!

Hello Everyone,

It’s time for another Inspire.Create Challenge! And this time we are being festive with our creations!

You can see the other design team projects over on the Inspire Create Challenge blog

While you are there we would love to see what you make with this theme, just upload your image and we will pick a winner!

My card today features the Christmas Season and Christmas to Remember stamp sets.

I chose a bright colour palette of Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade for the Holly leaves and berries.

For some contrast I picked out another colour from the “brights” collection – my fave – Bermuda Bay – and used this for the sentiment and card base!

For this sample I switched to the “subtles” collection of colours, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral and Balmy Blue but kept the layout the same.

Both cards were embellished with this gorgeous gold ribbon!

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 – Masculine

Good Morning Everybody,

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

We have a masculine theme this month, which I always find difficult to make!

As always you can see the other projects using the links below or hop through each blog using the “Next” button at the bottom of the post!

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

I am using the Mountain Air stamp set today.

The Layering Diorama dies create an aperture and focal point for the mountain scene.

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

I added texture with the Timber 3D embossing folder.

The simple sentiment came from the Art Gallery stamp set.

A slightly different combination of greens were used for this sample!

Click below to move on to Gez’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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Project Share Project Blog Hop – Black & White

Good Morning Everybody,

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

Our theme for October is “black and white”!

Please use the links below to see the other projects, or use the “Next” button at the bottom of this post.

Gez – Nigezza Creates

Heather – Stamp with Nellie

Jill – Paper Daisy Crafting

I had made this layered card with the Shaded Summer stamp set.

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

This is so quick and easy to make!

Coloured ribbon and mattte black dots finish the card!

Click below to see Gez’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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Silver, White and Vellum!

Hi Everyone,

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

Links to all the other participants are listed in my video description over on You Tube. Please stop by, like and subscribe!

My card features the Joyful Flurry stamp set and good helping of silver heat embossing!

No foil cardstock? Make your own by embossing the edge of cardstock!

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 – Romance

Good Morning Everybody,

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

Our theme this month is “Romance”

Please click the names below to see the other projects in the hop, otherwise click the Next button at the bottom of this post.

Gez

Jill

Heather

I’ve used the Hand-penned Petals stamp set and matching dies for my project.

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

I have used a book fold layout for this card.

The “spine” was embellished with die cut cardstock and Pool Party Sheer ribbon.

The focal images were stamped in Smoky Slate ink and coloured with Mint Macaron, Tahitian Tide and Pool Party.

I added to word love using the Alphabest bundle, stamping with the coordinating inks and added some rhinestones.

This version uses Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink with the white glitter organdy ribbon.

Click here 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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Clean & Simple Cards using the Biggest Wish Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,

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

Links to all the other participants are listed in my video description over on You Tube. Please stop by, like and subscribe!

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 Team Video Hop with the Fond of Autumn Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for popping by today….

I am video hopping with some other Pootlers Team Members to showcase the July to December catalogue products.

Here’s a link to the full playlist!

I have used the Fond of Autumn Bundle and dome some simple colouring with Stampin’ Blends.

Cajun Craze was the base colour on this version, perfect colour for autumn projects!

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 – Sale-a-bration!

Good Morning Everybody,

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

This week all our projects feature the amazing products available for FREE with qualifying orders during the Sale-a-bration event!

Just click below to see the other projects in the hop…

Heather Forgan – Stamp with Nellie

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

I used the Stylish Sketches stamp set with the Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam cards and envelopes to make this little gift set.

The box lid is decorated with one of the card fronts to coordinate it with the cards inside.

With 5 cards of each of the 2 designs it is possible to make two gift sets containing four cards.

The sweet little ducks were coloured with watercolour pencils and cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

Some Pool Party Sheer ribbon was secured under the topper on the box lid to act as a closure.

Move on to see Heather’s project by clicking the Next button below!

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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Anything but Flowers!

Hi Everyone,

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

The theme this month is “Anything but Flowers”.

Please stop by, like and subscribe!

This card has been inspired by a project from a recent team event!

I’ve pulled in some of the new In Colours for 2022 and included a cheat layering method to save your supplies!

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 – Florals

Good Morning Everybody,

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

Our theme this week is Floral!

You can see the other projects in today’s hop using the links below, or use the next button at the bottom of this post!

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

I am working with the Framed Occasions stamp set and 2022 In Colours for my project today!

The bright works well together for this celebratory card.

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

I have also brought in the new In Colour Bakers Twine and Matte Dots to embellish.

Click below to move on to Heather’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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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Retiring Favourites

Good Morning Everybody,

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

This time we are sharing projects made with our retiring favourites. We hope you love them too!

I picked the Wild Roses background stamp to work with….

You can see all the other projects in the hop using the following links, or click “next” at the bottom of this post!

Gez – Nigezza Creates

Heather – Stamp With Nellie

Jill – Paper Daisy Crafting

I teamed the background with the super vibrant Magenta Madness cardstock and ink. This colour also retires, but don’t worry more new colours are on their way!

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

The sentiment is from Queen Anne’s Lace and cut with the Tailored Tag punch, which are also retiring products!

Click below to move on to Jill’s blog to see her wonderful 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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The Project Share Project Blog Hop – Simple Stamping

Good Morning Everybody,

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

This month we are Simple Stamping!

The other projects in the hop can be viewed using these links or click the next button at the bottom of this post…

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates
Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting
Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

My project features the Flowing Flowers stamp set… Such a pretty set and perfect if you are a beginner too!

I’ve just used one of the floral images to stamp over the edges of the card base and card layer.

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

The extra plain white layer make the stamping pop from the background.

Layering the Melon Mambo ink over the Flirty Flamingo adds some depth using the same simple technique.

And here is the purple version, with a larger stamped panel.

Which is your favourite?

Click below to move on to the next project from Gez!

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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Three Neutrals and a Bright!

Hi Everyone,

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

Our theme is a colour challenge using three Neutrals and a bright.

I chose the cute Kite Delight stamp set for my project!

You can see my video by clicking below. Links to all the other videos are listed in the description.. please like subscribe and comment!

Night of Navy is so versatile and works with both the grey and brown shades in the Neutrals colour family!

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 – Sale-a-bration!

Good Morning Everybody,

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

This month our theme is Sale-a-bration!

Visit all the other blogs using these links or use the Next button at the bottom of this post!

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

Heather Forgan – Stamp with Nellie

I chose to use the Friendly Hello bundle for my cards today!

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

The simple layout gives the paper a different look… Use this with you favourite designer series paper and bold sentiment!

The coordinating ribbon and matte black dots tie the elements together!

Try layering with black or coloured cardstock too!

Click here for the next project from Gez!

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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Celebrating Sale-a-bration

Hi Everyone,

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

This month’s theme is Sale-a-bration!

Click below to watch my video tutorial and use the links in the description to see all the other videos!

Please stop by, like and subscribe!

I worked with Host stamp set, Calming Camelia.

I made the original sample with shades of green!

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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