Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Colourful Mother's Day

Hi there,

I loved the colours over at Fab Friday & knew I wanted to make a Mother's Day card. In the UK Mother's day is in March & this year it was on Sunday just gone (26th), it was a lovely sunny day too. Here are the colours that inspired me:

I had a class last week that focused on the 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set & I couldn't resist stamping that bumble bee - I co-ordinated it with the 'Birthday Blooms' stamp set as I wanted the bumble bee to be on a flower & this was just perfect, so here it is:

Rather than colouring all of the flower I decided to just have accents with stamping another image of the flower & then using the 1 1/2" & 1" punch, I then got a blender pen & used some ink from the ink pad - so great that you can make a pool of ink by pushing the ink pad to the lid of the ink & voila ink that can be used with a blender pen or aqua painter. A close up shot of the card:

Thanks every so much for stopping by & see you soon.

Happy stampin',

X Jessie B X

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

GDP 078 - Avant Garden

Hi there, 

I was on Facebook & Kylie Bertucci posted a picture of her Global Design Project this week & I was inspired to take part. Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge: 

I loved the succulent's that Kylie used on her project, so I did something similar with the Avant Garden stamp set - which is a Sale-A-Bration item only available until the end of the month. Here is what I came up with: 

I love colour, so I couldn't keep to the original tone-on-tone that Kylie did. But I really love being able to stamp on coloured card-stock. I originally did the spot's in Peekaboo Peach, but it just didn't pop enough on the mint macaron, as soon as I used Island Indigo ink it really popped :D, so I redid it. Here is a close up: 

Thanks every so much for popping by & see you soon. 

Happy stampin', 

X Jessie B X

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

International Blog Highlights March 2017 - Thanks

Good Evening, 

I thought I had the stamp set that is being highlighted in this blog highlights, I was so certain! But could I find the stamp set no, so I still decided to take part in the challenge by using another thank you stamp set instead. 

So I've used 'Thoughtful Thanks' but others in the blog highlight will be using the set 'All Things Thanks.'

I had a class last week using the 'carried away' designer series paper (dsp), so thought I would show this fab paper off with a bold sentiment, so here is what I created: 

I used the stitched framelits to create the circles & ovals using dsp & card-stock, layering on the balloon dsp & mounting it onto soft suede card-stock. I then just added some rhinestones & some black twine for a little texture. Here is a close up: 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this card & will head over to the blog highlights & click that voting button & I may then be in the top 10 who will do a separate blog post later on in the month. 

Thanks for stopping by & keep stampin', 

X Jessie B X

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Spring/Summer Blog Hop

Hi All,

So today I'm taking part in a blog hop with some demonstrators that are in my wider team. You may have come from Helga Brown's blog post & if so welcome to this hop. If you have started here than it is great to see you here, at the bottom of the post is next & previous buttons to take you through the blog hop.

The theme for this blog hop is 'Spring/Summer Catalogue' so I thought I would ink up the lovely hot air balloon stamp 'You Lift Me Up.' Here is what I created: 


I used reinkers to create the ink pad by adding a few drops to a wet wipe in a stamp case & created these wonderful balloons, here is a close up: 

The colours I used were Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach & Rich Razzleberry, which is the Fab Friday colour challenge that I've taken part in:

Here is a closer look at both of them, you can see how different each one is due to the bleeding of the ink on the wet wipe. 

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting, 

X Jessie B X

Here are the buttons to continue onto the next blog hop:

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A burst of colour

Hi All, 

So I wanted to take part in the global design project challenge this week, they have such a great colour combination that I couldn't resist inking those ink pads. So the here is the challenge: 

Don't you think these colours look great together? So here is what I created: 

Here is a close up, when I was inning the flowers I stamped off so that die cut flowers stood out. This stamp & die set are so great together, it is so versitile that they work great on their own too. 

Thanks for stopping by & happy stampin'

X Jessie B X