Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Hi there,

Hope you are all well & if you are in the U.K. Enjoying this glorious weather we are having. 
I'm taking part in the International blog hop ran by Kylie Bertucci. Head on over there once you finish taking a look at my project & if you like it vote & I could take part in another hop
With the top ten from this hop. 

So the theme this month is masculine & what with Father's Day just around the corner I thought I would ink the Nailed It stamp set. Do you ever get a stamp set & take forever to ink it? Well this was the case for me & I can't believer why I left it so long!!! I love it & so this is what I created:

I love how the set has co-ordinating dies & so had to use them!! I clustered the nails, screws & bolts onto a block & then inked in basic grey. I used the paper from playful palette & chopped it! #loveitchopit then just inked the sentiment & with a sponge inked the square with the sentiment on in delightful Dijon using circluar motions from the outside in. The ruler is an amazing die that makes the dents/marks of the ruler & then used that as a layer behind the sentiment. Here is a close up, hopefully you can see the indents in the ruler:

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping,

Don't forget to head over to Kylie's blog to vote,

X Jessie B X

Supplies used:
Stamps: Nailed It
Inks: Basic Grey
Paper: Basic Black cardstock, Delightful Dijon cardstock, Playful Palette dap, Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories: Build It Franelits, Watercolour Pencils, Blender Pen

Retiring Stamp Set - Special Reason - PCC243

Good Morning,

So I was browsing some blogs yesterday & someone had entered previously in the Paper Craft Crew Card challenge & I was like 'Oh yeah' so I headed over & checked out what challenge they had & it was a lovely sketch as can be seen here:

I had a look at what the designers had done & I wasn't too sure of it at first, but then Tenia Nelson had turned it sideways & I really liked it that way. This is what I came up with to showcase the 'Special Reason' stamp set which is not returning to the new Stampin' Up! catalogue :(

I wanted to incorporate paper that was also retiring & so chopped it up #loveitchopit so I used the Moroccan paper, here is a close up:

The Stylish Stems dies are also going & I thought one of the flowers would be nice with the intricate die that outlines the stamped image, here is a closer image of that:

I hope you enjoyed this inspiration & remember to uses that paper you have!

Thanks for popping by & happy stampin',

X Jessie B X

Friday, 12 May 2017

Cool Treats

Hey there,

So I love the cool treats designer series paper (dsp), so to showcase it I created his card using just the dsp! The Paper Players have got a great challenge & I wanted to show you this card. Here is the challenge:

I hope you love the card I created:

The lollipops on this paper is gorgeous & I couldn't have it hidden behind a stamp set. So I just stamped a sentiment & voila! Here is a close up:

Thanks for stopping by & happy crafting,

X Jessie B X

Supplies used:
Stamps: Happy Happenings
Ink: Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Cool Treats DSP, Pool Party Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Peekaboo Peach Cardstock, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
Accessories: Thick Black Bakers Twine

Friday, 21 April 2017

Team Promotions with the GDP 083

Hi There,

So I thought I would share some achievements that have occurred in my team recently. The Global Design Project (GDP) theme was really apt for these celebrations, so here is the theme form GDP:

So I only have a small team & two of them have promoted in the last month, so to congratulate them I wanted to do something a little special with the cards. So embossing powder caught my eye as I wanted to emphasise the promotion. So here is the card I created for my team member who has just promoted to Bronze Elite:

I now also have someone who is the same level as me, which is a little strange. But he is doing so well, so here is what I did for my Silver promoter:

I wanted the card to have a two tone effect so I inked versemark on an area of the 'Watercolour Wash' background stamp & then inked with 'Cajun Craze' & 'Smoky Slate', then I added 'Copper' & 'Silver' embossing powder. Here is a close up:

The sentiment needed to pop against both of the backgrounds & so I got my hands on the new 'Eastern Medallions Framelits Dies' which you can get your hands a month before the new catalogue is launched in June with 2 exclusive bundles available during May. So I used 'Peekaboo Peach' against the silver & a new in colour 'Lemon Lime Twist'. Here is the silver one close up, using the same die I just didn't put it into a circle:

I then just added some rhinestones & a sentiment using the lovely 'Gorgeous Birthday' stamp set which is coming out in the new catalogue with a great 'Pretty Label' punch.

Thanks for stopping by & happy stamping,

x Jessie B x

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Berry Bliss*, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist*, Peekaboo Peach, Tranquil Tide* & Whisper White
Ink: Berry Bliss*, Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig*, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Tranquil Tide* & Versamark
Stamps: Gorgeous Birthday*, Soft Sayings* & Watercolour Wash
Accessories: Copper Embossing Powder, Eastern Medallions Framelit Dies*, Pretty Label Punch*, Rhinestones, Silver Embossing Powder & Stitched Framelits

These can all be purchased from my shop a part from those marked with * due to not being available yet.

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