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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #095

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am featuring my Design Team project for the Inspire.Create.Challenge

Our challenge this time is a sketch!

You can see all the other design team projects here You can also add your own project to the gallery!

My card uses the Pansy Patch stamp set and Pansy Petals designer series paper. I have rotated the sketch to make a portrait design.

I love the gingham prints in the paper pack!

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

The ribbon was the perfect width to cover the gap across the middle of the card and the scalloped edge of the layering circles dies draws the eye to the sentiment.

Here are the Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent versions!

My favourite is Fresh Freesia, which is yours?

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 QACFP2SJ 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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InspireINK Blog Hop – Sketch Challenge with Peony Garden Designer Series Paper

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

Please be sure to click through all the projects in the hop by clicking on the link below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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I’ve chosen to work with the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper for this sketch challenge!

Stitched Rectangle dies were used to cut the smaller pieces, but this could easily be done with a trimmer too.

The Oval Occasions stamp set and coordinating punch was used to add the sentiment.

Some ribbon adds texture to 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 #087 Sketch Challenge with the Peony Garden Suite

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my project for the Inspire.Create challenge. Design Team!

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The rest of the design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here not give it a go? We’d love to see your creations!

I have chosen the Peony Garden Suite for my design and went for a gatefold card to complement the sketch layout.

There were some tricky measurements in making this particular card, but these can be adjusted slightly to meet your needs.

Gray Granite ink was used to stamp the peony image which was coloured with Soft Sea Foam and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and die cut.

Elegant Faceted Gems added a touch of bling, I did manage to get my Wink of Stella working (maybe it was camera shy?) and added a bit of that too!

I hope you enjoyed this project. You can see the video tutorial here!

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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Inspire.Create Sketch Challenge with the Vine Design Bundle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

When I saw the circle in the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Vine Design Bundle for my project!

I used blending brushes to add some colour to the detailed die cut.

The flowers were stamped with Seaside Spray ink and also die cut for layering over the top.

See how the card was put together in my video tutorial….

The label me fancy punch was perfect for cutting the sentiment.

Rhinestones were added to the centre of each flower. These could be substituted with pearls or other embellishments.

This sample used Rococo Rose. Which is your 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 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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InspireInk Blog Hop – October Sketch Challenge

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

Please be sure to take a look through all the projects in the hop by clicking on the link below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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I chose to work with Grace’s Garden and the coordinating dies ….

Everything was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink so I could use Stampin’ Blends to colour them in.

The Stitched Shapes dies were used to cut the sentiment from the Massive Thanks stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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#StamparoundUK video hop – October Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

This is the accompanying blog post for the #StampAroundUK video hop!

We are working with a card sketch this time….

And this is what I came up with….

This is the link to my video tutorial. Please click in to the description on the video for links to all the other participants in the hop…

I love all the texture and dimension!

The gold foil die cuts are so shiny!

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 HS9XUAG2 when placing your order to get an extra gift from me!

I would love to be your demonstrator.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing joining offer running during September! Two free stamp sets, pre-cut cardstock and a pack of rhinestones will be added to your custom Starter Kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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CAS Colours and Sketches #355

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is my entry for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

This week there is a sketch to work with. The design team have created some very creative samples that you can see here

As I missed out on the previous week’s colour challenge, I’m throwing this in too just for fun!

And this is what I have designed.

I have used the Daisy Lane bundle from the annual catalogue.

I started by stamping the leaf from the set with Granny Apple Green ink. This panel was added to a white card base with dimensionals.

Daisies were stamped in Seaside Spray ink and punched out. These were adhered along the top of the stamped panel.

The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set, Sending you Thoughts. I used Rococo Rose ink and cut these with a Stitched Rectangle die.

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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CAS Colours and Sketches #353

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing my project for this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here

And this is what I created!

This is quite different from my usual makes, but I am very pleased with how it turned out.

The base was made with Basic Black card stock. The Nature’s Thoughts dies were used to cut more black card which was layered with Basic Grey card before adding with dimensionals.

For the topper Basic Grey card stock was cut to size. The sentiment from the Positive Thoughts stamp set was added in black ink.

Other elements from the set were stamped on to Whisper White card stock and die cut.

The pieces were adhered to the card with glue and dimensionals.

Some champagne rhinestones were added to the butterfly for some extra sparkle.

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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Paper Trimmer

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£23.00

Inspire.Create #050

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is what I created!

As you can see, I opted to change the circle to a star….. I have been itching to use the new So Many Stars Bundle!

I prepared a Night of Navy card base and added to this a white layer stamped with the tiny stars in the set using Pacific Point Ink.

A smaller panel was masked off with post it notes and inked with Pacific Point. Stars were stamped over the top with versamark and embossed with clear powder.

The section was inked again, this time with Night Of Navy. Additional stars were embossed with white powder.

The sentiment was added with Pacific Point Ink. The panel was matted with Night Of Navy card stock and adhered to the base with dimensionals.

A large star was stamped and die cut and adhered to the card with dimensionals. A few adhesive sequins completed the 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 #047

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge.

The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

And this is my card…

The sketch reminded me of the sun so I cut a circle from some scrap paper and used it as a stencil.

I added Daffodil Delight ink first, working from the edge of the stencil to the centre. I then moved to Pumpkin Pie and then a touch of Poppy Parade around the edges.

To continue the tropical sunset feel, I chose to add the palm trees from the Friend Like You stamp set using Memento Ink. The sentiment in the set fitted in nicely 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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InspireINK Blog Hop – June Sketch Challenge

Good Morning Everybody,

Welcome to this month’s InspireINK blog hop. This time we have a sketch challenge to play with.

Please be sure to click through all the projects in the hop by clicking at the bottom of this post.

I reached for the beautiful Garden Lane Designer Series Paper to build the background layers. The banner was lifted on dimensionals.

The circular focal point was made by layering punched and die cut shapes on to a pearlized Doily.

The sentiment from the On To Adventure stamp set was stamped with Garden Green ink.

Click here for the other projects in the hop!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Daisy Trio #GDP194

Hello Everyone,

This week is a sketch challenge at the Global Design Project!
See what the Design Team have created here.

……. And this is my project…..

For this project, I have used the Daisy Lane bundle and teamed this with the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.

The greens within the pattern inspired the use of Mint Macaron to stamp my daisies. These were punched out and shaped with a large ball stylus and adhered to a small piece of Mint Macaron card stock.

The DSP was adhered to a white card base, and the Daisy panel was secured towards the top.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped on to Garden Green card stock, (a colour also featured in the paper) and heat embossed in white.

A small bow was tied from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Daisy Trio #GDP194

Hello Everyone,

This week is a sketch challenge at the Global Design Project!
See what the Design Team have created here.

……. And this is my project…..

For this project, I have used the Daisy Lane bundle and teamed this with the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.

The greens within the pattern inspired the use of Mint Macaron to stamp my daisies. These were punched out and shaped with a large ball stylus and adhered to a small piece of Mint Macaron card stock.

The DSP was adhered to a white card base, and the Daisy panel was secured towards the top.

The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped on to Garden Green card stock, (a colour also featured in the paper) and heat embossed in white.

A small bow was tied from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create #044

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge.

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The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

This is my project. I have chosen a new stamp set to work with called Floral Essence. This will be available from 4th June as a bundle with a cute coordinating punch.

The card base was layered with this beautiful new designer series paper.

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A frame was created using Petal Pink card stock which was interlocked with a white Stitched Square.

Flowers and leaves were stamped and cut with the coordinating punches.

The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive ink. This fitted perfectly inside the Darling Label punch.

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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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Leaf Punch

£15.00

Lifting Me Up #GDP186

Hello Everyone,

This week is a sketch challenge!

See what the Design Team have created here

I have used a bright colour palette for my project featuring the Lift Me Up stamp set.

Pacific Point Designer Series Paper was added to a Whisper White card base.

Two squares of Whisper White card stock were die cut. The first was adhered flat. A small strip of Mango Melody DSP was added to the bottom edge. The second square was added with dimensionals.

A balloon was stamped with Poppy Parade ink and die cut.

A sentiment was added with Bermuda Bay ink.

Finally, some vellum clouds were added to the background.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Inspire.Create #041

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. Every other Monday I share my project that I have used as my entry for the Inspire.Create challenge.

This time it’s a sketch challenge. The design team have made some wonderful samples as inspiration. You can see them here.

Sketch challenges can be interpreted in so many ways.

This is my project….. And no stamping!

I prepped a Basic Black card base. Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper was added to a Basic Black card layer.

Some black glittered Organdy ribbon was tied in to a bow and added to the middle to hide the join between the papers.

A 2 inch panel of DSP was cut and layered on to Basic Black card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

A die cut dragonfly and sentiment was then adhered to the 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.

Don’t miss out on these last chance items…. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Hey Friend

Hello Everyone,Today I am playing with this card sketch for a Facebook challenge!I have been meaning to work with the Time for Tea stamp bundle for a while. The sketch gave me an opportunity to use the Tea Room Designer Series Paper too.The centre was built up with a pearlized doily.The tea cup was stamped with Memento ink, a light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend marker was used to add some subtle shading.For a Pop of colour, I used Melon Mambo ink for the sentiment which was taken from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.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.*****AVAILABLE NOW*****Brand new storage solutions for your favourite Stampin’ Up! products. Order what you need to create a bespoke solution, add more as your collection grows!Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!Verity xx

Nine Blooms #GDP182

Hello Everyone,

This week is a sketch challenge!

See what the Design Team have created with the sketch here

And this is my interpretation of the sketch. I love how it turned out.

The card base was made with Powder Pink card stock. The front was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder.

Stitched Rectangle Framelits were used to build the topper. Powder Pink ribbon was tied around the first two layers.

The third later was adhered with dimensionals. Nine Bitty Blooms were punched and added to the card. A rhinestone was placed in each of the centres.

A final rectangle was used to cut a sentiment that was stamped with Berry Burst ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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Diamonds and Leaves

Hello Everyone,

Today’s project was inspired by this sketch from Jill….

I added my own twist on things by varying the size of the diamonds.

I chose Blackberry Bliss to make the card base.

I die cut a square from the centre of a Whisper White card layer and adhered this to the card base.

Two additional smaller squares were cut from Fresh Fig card stock. These were adhered with dimensionals.

Leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set were stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink and die cut with the coordinating Framelits. These were added to each of the squares.

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of card stock and adhered with dimensionals.

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.

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Thanks for stopping by today and happy Stampin’!

Verity xx

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