Creating Backgrounds with the Artistic Mix Masks

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card project is all about the background. This is so easy to do with the Artistic Mix masks and totally customisable for the needs of the project!

The masks overlay each other to create the design, but could equally be used individually.

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

I added simple sentiments accented with Stylish Shapes die cuts.

This version uses Sahara Sand and Starry Sky inks for a more masculine look.

Which colour combination would you use?

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 #119 – 2022 In Colours!

Hello Everyone,

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

This time we have 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 Sending Smiles bundle.

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

Some ink blending on the card layer and die cut or punch out lifts the background.

I pulled out a cute new punch for the sample in the video as an alternative to the die cut!

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 #41 with the Alphabest Bundle

Hello Everyone,

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

Find out more and participate HERE

I was looking for some colour inspiration to make another version of this card design featuring the Alphabest Bundle.

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

The Dots and Spots die adds interest to the background.

Double embossing the letters gave them a super glossy look.

For this sample I used Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla die cuts. The lettering was stamped using Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple 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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Using the Heavenly Hollyhocks Bundle

Hello Everyone,

I’ve been itching to use this bundle from the annual catalogue and I’m so pleased with the results!

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

I used blending brushes to add the ink to the die cuts. Alternatively, this can be done with sponge daubers or markers if you want more control.

Here is the original sample using Tahitian Tide, Night of Navy and Parakeet Party.

Stampin’ Blends can be used to colour basic rhinestones go match the 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 – New Annual Catalogue Products!

Good Morning Everybody,

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

Our theme this month is the new annual catalogue!

You can see the other projects in this month by clicking below;

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie

Jill Chapman – Paper Daisy Crafting

I have chosen to use the Bottled Happiness stamp set for my project today.

The stamparatus tool helped to create the layered images combining core colours with some of the new In Colours.

A video tutorial is available HERE

The sentiment was added with black ink and I added some matching matte dots.

Click next 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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#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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Beautifully Bright Rainbow of Happiness

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project showcases a retiring stamp set and the new In Colours all in one.

The bright colours are great for this rainbow image.

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

The companion dies add decorative elements to the layout.

I chose not to add any additional embellishments but there are so many that would suit this 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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Colouring the Fresh Cut Flowers Stamp Set with Stampin’ Blends

Hello Everyone,

I fancied doing some colouring today so I’ve reached for a new stamp set called Fresh Cut Flowers. Whilst there is a lot of excitement over our new in colours, I’m using last year’s for these delicate flowers.

You can see the colouring process in my video tutorial…. Grab a cuppa… It’s a long one!

There are some lovely embossed details in the Beautiful Shapes dies!

Here is the Pale Papaya version. Which is your favourite?

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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Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack

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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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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #115 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 Shaded Summer and Watercolour Shapes stamp sets.

The background was created with first, second and third generation stamping similar to a Bokeh effect.

The stamparatus helped to get a good solid black image by stamping it at least twice.

Using the Double Oval punch was perfect to accompany the layout.

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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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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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Creative Colour Challenge #29 featuring In Bloom

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card was my entry in to teammate Vickie’s Creative Colour Challenge….

Find out more about the challenges and participate HERE

I’ve used a heap of retiring products in my project too including my absolute favourite Stitched So Sweetly dies.

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

I added some ink to the background die cut with a blending brush.

I love all the texture and dimension of this design!

The Tailored Tag punch is great for sentiments!

Do you prefer the Mango Melody or Grey Granite sentiment?

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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Using Retiring In Colours with the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

The 2021-2022 annual catalogue will retire in a few weeks time and that means we will be losing this wonderful set of In Colours!

It’s not all bad news…. We get five brand new ones to replace them!

So for today’s card I’m using them all! I’ve picked out the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set, another annual catalogue favourite!

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

Curling the wings of the punched dragonflies gives them movement and adds some dimension to the finished project.

I popped in a layer of Basic Black to lift the stamped layer from the base card.

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 Challenge #28 with Blossoms in Bloom

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is my entry for last week’s Creative Colour Challenge. These challenges are fun to take part in and make you think creatively to use the colours! A new challenge starts each Monday!

I turned to one of my favourite stamp sets in the current annual catalogue so I’m hoping it won’t retire!

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

The stamparatus makes this card even easier to create!

I used Bumblebee for my card base (I didn’t have enough of the other colours) but this would look just as good, if it better, on a white base 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

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’s card is lovely and bright ready for spring. The texture in the background makes the whole design pop!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has created this beautiful seascape design by combining two stamp sets. This is much easier to create than it first appears!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez made this card for a swap. It is so colourful and shows how well the inks and papers coordinate!

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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No Sentiment Required Floral Card

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes we just need a pretty card, just because!

So today, no sentiment is required!

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

The colouring is super simple.

The coordinating dies make this easy to reproduce

This card uses a Night of Navy card base and has some additional stamping in the background.

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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Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

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Ombre Style Stamped Background with Boughs & Blossoms

Hello Everyone,

Today I am using some simple stamping to create an ombre look background.

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

The cards are so easy to make and the technique can be used with various stamp images and colours.

Here’s a more traditional green palette as another idea for you to try.

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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