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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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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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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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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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.

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Jill’s card this week is made for a hatvest theme with these daisies being used as sunflowers. Love the contrast with the black card stock!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has been inspired by a team colour challenge to make her card. I love the wreath style with these dimensional flowers.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez is letting this stunning die do all the work with her card. I love the pop of colour with the sentiment and matching ribbon.

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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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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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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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 uses a simple layout with some patterned paper. The neutral design provides the perfect back drop to the daisy.

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather is also using patterned paper for her background and as the cover for a little notebook. The pierced effect on the die cuts adds some lovely additional detail.

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card uses all the new in colours for 2021 blending them all to create a colourful background. A bit of decoupage adds dimension to the stamped image.

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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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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#StampAroundUK Video Hop – Metallic Theme

Hi Everyone,

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

This month’s theme is “metallic”!

Here are the links to all the other participants. Please stop by, like and subscribe!

SlimmandStylish: https://youtu.be/sFt5gDEpxFY

Karen Egan – craftykarendesigns – https://youtu.be/FmRJzNMD518

Heather Forgan – Stamp With Nellie https://youtu.be/7tMHAwveJPQ

Jill Chapman Paper Daisy Crafting https://youtu.be/-UcoY99fA-s

JazzleDazzlecraft with Janice https://youtu.be/TevmObrBZLI

Gez Carpenter – Nigezza Creates – https://youtu.be/Vf-OXQGVxF0

Esther Howard – Stampin Star Creations https://youtu.be/JYx_87bTm28

Barry & Jay Soriano – Mitosu Crafts https://youtu.be/IwlLrcm2IMQ

YOU ARE HERE! Verity Pursglove – Stampin’ with inkybutterfly https://youtu.be/00JSFkbhGVo

Yvonne Flitton – https://youtu.be/4JzHMHkHl4s

Artful Stampin with Ruth https://youtu.be/7hQXzMtFjZI

Inkstampshare https://youtu.be/twYzanQ7fPc

Stamping With Ian – https://youtu.be/lv-EBIFbykM

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I have taken the opportunity to showcase some retiring favourites!

The metallic elements I chose are Champagne Foil, and some metallic edged ribbon.

This sample uses Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and dies.

I love the detail of the Many Medallions dies. The foil looks amazing die cut this way.

I chose Very Vanilla as the base to bring through the warm tone of the foil and the inks.

This combo uses Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss!

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.

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Jill’s card is full of colour and texture. I am really glad that the Stitched Triangles dies are carrying over!

Visit Jill’s blog here

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Heather’s card showcases a number of retiring items. I will really miss the Small Bloom punch!

Visit Heather’s blog here

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Gez’s project is perfect for using up those last pieces of designer series paper, scale them up for larger gifts.

Visit Gez’s blog here

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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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Cardmaking with the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper

Hello Everyone,

Something completely different to my usual style today, but it thought I’d give it a go!

There’s no real “formula” that I used for the measurement of each piece of paper, I just went with what I thought looked good!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I resisted adding any embellishments as I thought this could be given to a guy too!

Here is the original card. The layers are slightly different, swapping the Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight.

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 UYZ33U2J 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 Floral Cards with Punches

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to bring you some cards that feature some of the amazing punches!

My personal favourites are the florals and foliage.

Here I am using the Medium Daisy, Small Bloom and Sprig Punches.

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The Rectangular Postage Stamp punch worked well with the sentiment from the Fancy Phrases stamp set.

Here is the original pink version ….

And here is another version I made for a colour challenge.

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 UYZ33U2J 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 Card featuring the Sweet Sweet Ice cream bundle

Hello Everyone,

Today I am thinking ahead to the summer, and being able to socialise once again…

This is the Sweet Ice Cream bundle and it is so cute!

I have strawberry, vanilla and mint flavours in mind… What flavour would you go for?

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

I really love the Ice Cream Corner designer series paper 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 W7ZJNXEV 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 continued her series aimed at new or beginner stampers! I love this card… There are some alternative colour combinations on her blog…

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has created her kind with one of my favourite stamp sets…. The bubbles are so versatile and can be used with lots of other stamp sets and card layouts….

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez is using a colour challenge to inspire her card design… And there are more butterflies… Lifting the wings on the punched shapes brings them to life…

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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Rainbow Bloom Wreath

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would make something fun and bright today, so I pulled out the Brights cardstock and started punching!

I used the Small Bloom punch in the annual catalogue for my flowers which I layered on to a die cut scalloped circle!

See how I made this card in my video tutorial…..

I definitely prefer this layout to the original.

Look out for the Opal Rounds in the new Mini Catalogue coming on 5th January.

If you need a catalogue, live in the UK and don’t already shop with a demonstrator, I’d be happy to send one out to you!

Sale items are selling out fast!

Coming soon…..

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 W7ZJNXEV 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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Monochromatic Card with *NEW* Dragonfly Garden Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Here’s a first look at the Dragonfly Garden bundle and Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper!

I really love the colours in this paper… I picked out this cute Dandelion design in Bumblebee for the demonstration

See how I made this card in my video tutorial….

The original sample used Misty Moonlight. I really like the inclusion of the In Colours in this paper pack!

Have you shopped the sale yet?

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 W7ZJNXEV 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’s card has the wow factor, combining deep Night of Navy with classic silver and white!

Visit Jill’s blog here

Heather has stretched her supplies to use this “Christmas” stamp set for something entirely different!

Visit Heather’s blog here

Gez’s card shows the impact of white space in card design with a simple but effective layout using punches and patterned paper.

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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