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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #130 with Blessings of Home

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog today!

My card project is my design team inspiration for the Inspire.Create.Challenge 130…. And this time it’s a free choice, no specific theme or colours!

So I made something pretty and floral with the Blessings of Home bundle and my Stampin’ Blends!

The colours I used were Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent….

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

The decorative masks add a simple and effective background to coordinate with the design.

Theses flowers were coloured with Tahitian Tide and Balmy Blue!

And this one uses Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia!

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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Inspire.Create.Challenges #126 – Sketch Challenge with the Simply Fabulous Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

I’m playing along with the Inspire Create Challenge with today’s project.

This time it is a great sketch that’s right up my street and open to a heap of different ideas.

See the design team inspiration over on the blog and join in by adding a picture of your project HERE

I chose to use the Simply Fabulous Stamp set for my project. This is great set for a beginner stampers too!

I am using totally gorgeous Gorgeous Grape with Granny Apple Green.

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

Masking off the section in the middle and adding a little ink makes the sentiment stand out.

This version uses Melon Mambo ink for the flowers! A few rhinestones just finish it off!

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 #124 – Colour Challenge with The Art Gallery Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog today sharing with you my design team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Our challenge this time is to use this card sketch.

See the other design team creations HERE

I chose to work with the Art Gallery stamp set and coordinating dies.

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

The two-step stamping looks so pretty with the Real Red and Blushing Bride inks.

I had to add some iridescent rhinestones 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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Inspire.Create.Challenges #123 – Sketch Challenge with Dragonfly Garden

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog today sharing with you my design team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Our challenge this time is to use this card sketch.

See the other design team creations HERE

I chose to use some ink blending to create the vertical panel.

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

This colour combo reminds of a sunset on a summer’s evening!

The black layer ties the embossing and sentiment together.

This card takes on a completely different look by using these deeper colours. White embossing would look good 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #121 – Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone

Welcome to my blog! Today’s post is my design team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenge!

This time we have this amazing colour combination to work with!

You can see the other design team projects and participate in the challenge HERE

I created my card with the Framed Occasions stamp set, accented with the Flowers of Friendship.

There is a coordinating punch for these flowers which makes them a little easier to work with! You can of course fussy cut the flowers if you prefer.

Whilst there is no “green” in this combo, I thought I could get away with using the Pool Party and Bermuda Bay for the foliage. I think it worked out really well with the other colours.

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

I’ll confess Pale Papaya isn’t my favourite colour so I kept it as an accent to the sentiment and brought it through in the ribbon and card base.

This sample uses the Pool Party Sheer ribbon and the rhinestones were coloured in Poppy Parade.

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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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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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #112 – 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 to inspire our creations!

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry. We’d love to see your projects.

I have chosen to work with a mixture of products to add layers and texture to my design.

The flowers from the Sentimental Swirls stamp set are so versatile and look lovely in any colour!

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

I opted to use Ornate Thanks for the sentiment and used the same Just Jade ink to enhance the embossed background and makes the die cut stand out.

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 #110 – 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 the Sentimental Swirls stamp set to create my card.

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

I love this combo. It was so easy to combine the colours with this versatile stamp set.

So what do you think? Which card is your favourite?

I added extra flowers on these samples….

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 #104 – Bright and Bold!

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 Bright and Bold theme!

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 Biggest Wish stamp set and my Stamparatus …

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

Nothing says bright better than the Brights Colour Family. The rainbow of colour works so well with the bold font of the stamp set.

And if rainbows aren’t your thing, try a monochrome look like I have here with shaded of blue-green.

And here’s another with oranges and yellows!

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 #103 – Colour Challenge with In Symmetry

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 In Symmetry stamp set to make this simple stamping card!

You can see how to make this card in my video tutorial….

This layout is so flexible. Change the sentiment and the colours to make something entirely different!

I had to make an adjustment to the stamped layer for this version but I like how it 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 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.Challenges #102 – Sketch Challenge using the Mountain Air Stamp Set

Hello Everyone,

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

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge….

Stop by the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see all the Design Team projects and upload your entry.

I have chosen to work with the Mountain Air Stamp Set and coordinating dies to create a mini scene inside the circle….

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

I think this card could be sent to a guy too?

Which colour way do you 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 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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #101 – Colour Challenge!

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! (My favourite kind)

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 Daisy Lane stamp set to make my project today.

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

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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 100 – Celebration!

Hello Everyone,

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

It’s the 100th challenge so this time we are all making projects with a celebration theme!

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 Create with Friends stamp set and some fun party colours!

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

The Stitched Stars dies were perfect to add some celebratory details. The die cuts were lightly inked using blending brushes.

This example also has some embossing in the background for even more texture fun to this layout.

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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Inspire.Create.Challenges 098 – Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

There’s a brand new challenge starting today over on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

This time it’s a sketch challenge, and is great one for all skill levels to join in… Post a picture of your creations in the gallery and we’ll pick a winner!

My cards have been kept very simple focusing on the fabulous designer series papers Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

The narrow section is the perfect place for a bold sentiment. I used the Ornate Thanks set.

You can see how to make theses cards in my video tutorial…..

With so many papers to choose from, I went to town and made a whole bunch of cards in no time!

The paper packs I used were;

  • Simply Elegant
  • Expressions in Ink
  • Hand-penned
  • Sweet Symmetry
  • Pansy Petals

I made 10 cards altogether! Which cards do you 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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