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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Peace on Earth

Happy Christmas to you all!
Hope you are all having a lovely Christmas and that you have a fantastic New Year!
Sorry I haven't been around for a while, life has got in the way!
This is one of the cards I made, I love this stamp! I wish I used it more, but I don't make that many Christmas cards. Maybe I can use it more next year.
I plan to blog more in the New Year.
Happy Stamping,

Jessie B

Recipe:

Stamps: Wonderful Blessings Single Stamp
Inks: Silver Encore
Paper: Gold foil, Basic Black c/s, Early Espresso c/s
Tools: Corner punch

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Cake Mashup


I've been wanting to take part in the Friday Mashup for a while, but have been so busy I've missed it. So this time I was going to take part straight away. As Amy my Gemstones Team Leader is the host for the DT and it is her last one I thought it was right to take part. So the Friday Mashup's challenge this week had the following inspiration: 


So every week the Friday Mashup blog will give the inspiration as per above to create a project, but there is a twist you can mash it up with another inspiration. If the inspiration above isn't your cup of tea then you can use the other inspiration as per the outline below:


  1. Create a project with the colours "Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate & Basic Grey."
  2. Create a project with a "Cake."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "with a Cake using the colours above."
So I decide to mash it up and use the colours as well as the cake on the following card: 

 

I need a birthday card for someone so I used the Envelope Punch Board which is available at the end of the week here in the UK! I just couldn't help myself as I had just got my hand on it. 

I used basic grey as my card base and used the Eastern Elegance DSP for my background I then used markers to colour the cake in the colours. I then used the labels framelits die to cut it out and then layered it onto Coastal Cabana which I cut in the next size up. I also ran the framelit that I had cut the cake out on the Coastal Cabana card putting through the Big Shot the other way so it would emboss the cardstock. I then layered it onto Basic Grey and used the Envelope Punch Board to round the corners and added some Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon which I have only just got my hands on. I then used dimensionals to adhere to the rest of the card and then I stamped my sentiment in Smoky Slate and coloured the inside with the Coastal Cabana marker, I cut it out with the itty banner framelits. I shaped it like a banner and adhered one end with tombow and the other with dimensionals to keep the banner shape. I really love how the card came out :).

Here is a couple of close up's of the stamped cake and the file edge created by the Envelope Punch Board:



Thanks for Stopping By and keep stamping!

x Jessie B x

Recipe: 

Stamps: Everyday Essentials, Itty Bitty Banners
Inks: Basic Grey, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Paper: Basic Grey C/S, Coastal Cabana, Eastern Elegance DSP, Whisper White C/S
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon
Tools: Envelope Punch Board, Itty Bitty Framelits, Labels Framelits

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Stampin' Up Celebrating 25 years

So Stampin' Up is celebrating it's 25th Birthday in the next couple of days and to coincide they our offering 25 stamps at an incredible 25% discount. So why not pop over to the online store Click Here and use the hostess code:


Please remember this only for a limited period so don't forgot to stock up on those fave stamps by Monday 28th October.

To celebrate this amazing 25 years of stampin' up you can also order the following:


To get your hands on these thinlits dies please look at the following attachment where you can select 2 types of thinlits. I will showcase some cards in the next couple of days. Once I have my Autumn/Winter Catalogue which I'm holding on Friday. And I want to show you all the invites I created to invite people to come to this party:


Here is a close up of the mosiac's I used, these were to be like baubles but not too much, in the background you maybe able to see the gorgeous grunge stamp which I used to be like star dust.


I then used the sketched birthdays stamp set and used the 'You're invited' stamp and coloured it in with my markers Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry & Melon Mambo. I got the colour coach out to help me decide what colours to use, they went with the Cherry Cobbler & Night of Navy...I believe.  


I brayed the background paper in Night of Navy a few times and then the Festive Flurry stamp set I embossed with White EP. I really enjoyed making this invite. I just sent it out as a postcard.

Hope you have enjoyed what you have seen and see you all soon,

x Jessie B x

Recipe:

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Sketched Birthday, Mosaic Madness
Inks: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Cherry Cobbler C/S, Season of Style DSP, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White
Accessories: White EP, Ovals Framelits, Mosaic Punch, Brayer

Monday, 21 October 2013

October Offers

So this month there are a few offers going on at Stampin' Up! 


The first one is that you can host a party and if the orders reach over £250 you get to order an additional £25 of FREE Hostess Spending! So if you would like to hold a party please do get in touch - any dates after the 18th October. 


Another great offer this month is that you can be part of my team. From 7th - 21st October you can join for £25 (as Stampin' Up is celebrating 25 years). This is a one time opportunity to join at such an amazing offer. So have you been sitting on the fence about joining up? or are you a former demonstrator who misses the Stampin' Up family?

Here are the reasons for joining at this great price:


  • The £25 kit includes up to £26.95 worth of product plus business kit. You can choose YOUR OWN kit and includes FREE Shipping. The usual £99 kit is not available during this time
  • You receive 20% discount on every order (after VAT) you place during your time as a demonstrator. If you place an order of £150 and over within 45 days you get an additional 30% discount.
  • In addition if you place that £150 order within 30 days of signing up you get a FREE STAMP SET of YOUR CHOICE in December
  • You get sneak peeks and pre-orders of the spring catalogue and Sale-A-Bration 2014
  • Become a member of my team and join the 'Gemstones' and receive training and inspiration
Also this month's best of stamp set is...Sale-A-Bration:


Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more information, I would be happy to discuss.


x Jessie B x

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Fab Flowers

This weeks challenge at Fab Friday really got me inspired, here is the sketch that we were challenged with:


I borrowed the Flower Shop Stamp Set and Punch from one of my team members and was like this will work for this challenge. I also recently got the bitty butterfly punch with the papillon potpurri (the great offer that was on last month), and knew I wanted to play with it. So here is what I came up with:


Recipe:

Stamps: Flower Shop, Morning Meadow
Inks: Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Paper: Afternoon Picninc DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, So Saffron,
Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pansy Punch, Word Window Punch
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Candy Dots

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Clearance Rack Now Available...Bargains, Bargains and More Bargains!!


In the UK you are now able to look at the Clearance Rack on my SU shopping page (click the link on the side bar). So you can save upto 80% off all these items are while stock lasts.


Did you miss getting that Baja Breeze ink pad, ribbon or designer series paper. Take a look and browse around and keep an eye out for any additional items added.

The Clearance Rack is only available to view online so don't forget that the delivery charge is £4.95 and comes straight to your door via UPS if you order directly online. If you would like to order via me then please do get in touch. If you do order online I will send a card as a thank you for choosing me to order with.

Hope to hear from you all soon,

x Jessie B x

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New Single Stamps




Christmas Single Stamps are now available to order via the Shop Now button. These are great individual stamps and are available until the end of January 2014 or whilst stocks last.

These would be great as presents, tags and those Christmas cards that need to be started. These are clear stamps so don't forget the acryclic blocks, the blocks required are stated when you click on the stamp you would like online.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy stampin'

x Jessie B x

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Colour Q 50

When I saw this week's colours at Colour Q I knew I wanted to take part and put all these colours together: 


My work colleague is going to be 50 in a few weeks and I made a card for this great occasion and this is what I came up with: 


I really enjoyed making this card, I got to colour in with such bright colours and use a new stamp set as well as a borrow one from a team member. I stamped the Apothecary Stamp in Rich Razzleberry and cut it out with the labels framelits and then coloured in with markers, using the sentiment from the same set in Bermuda Bay. Then I used the numbers from the Memorable Moments stamp set and punched it out with the Ticket Duo punch and layered it on some Primrose Petal with the scalloped oval punch. I then stamped the pansies from the Flower Shop stamp in each colour and then I stamped a couple more and used my markers to colour the petals on the one that looks like patch work. I then added some basic jewels and a candy dot in the corner. Then layered it on some dsp from afternoon picnic which has Coastal Cabana in as I don't have any dsp with Bermuda Bay in, but it works. I punched some Bermuda Bay cardstock with the scallop trim border punch and added it to the Primrose Petal cardstock. Which I put quatrefancy dsp in Daffodil Delight trimmed with the Small Scallop blade, added some washi tape and put everything together. 

Thank you for popping by.

x Jessie B x

Recipe:

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petal, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Afternoon Picnic DSP, Quatrefancy DSP, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, Primrose Petal Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: Basic Jewels, Bermuda Bay & Daffodil Delight Candy Dot, Primrose Petal Washi Tape
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ticket Duo Punch, Rotary Trimmer - Small Scallop

Friday, 13 September 2013

Hot off the Shelf


So this week you have all been hot on purchasing the Frosted Finishes Embellishments... I haven't got them yet. But I think I may get them on my next order - as they do look great for Christmas Cards.

Also this month's Best of 25 years Stamp set is the following:


This set is only £13.95 and can be ordered through the shop now button top right using the following order # 134384. The item with an * is a never before seen stamp set. Which also co-ordinates with the Christmas Ornament Punch # 132152 £14.25.

Also do you like Butterflies? Well this month only you can order the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set & the Bitty Butterfly Punch at a discount so get ordering the details are below:  



I have got training tomorrow so should have some great tips to share with you all on my return tomorrow evening to inspire us to create and to share with others.

Thanks for popping by.

x Jessie x


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

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x Jessie x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Sketchbook Saturday meets Pals Paper Arts

So I thought I would show you something new since the online store is now available as per the link in the sidebar (shop now icon). You can all now get My Digital Studio (MDS) which is where you can create scrapbook pages, cards & your own stationery to suit you. I saw my team leader use the following sketch from Sketchbook Saturday and was like I can use that for a scrapbook page. So I did an 8x8 page and use some great colours from the Pals Paper Arts page so inspiring:





Here is the page that I came up with:


The colours at Pals Paper Arts really said make a masculine page. So I used Early Espresso as my base and the Midnight Muse on part of the page. I then got the delicate doilies dsp and added as a page layer I then changed the colour to Crushed Curry as it was in Daffodil Delight. Added the stitching and sorted the colour out which took a while to get it right - I did use Chocolate Chip though as Early Espresso just looked like black. I saw the balloons in the Adventure Awaits stamps and added them on and changed the colours etc. I then added the ticket tag and changed it to Crushed Curry and inserted the words in Midnight Muse from Daring Adventures. I then added the footsteps and coloured them in Crushed Curry & Midnight Muse. I really enjoyed making this and I hope you will purchase this fab product and create. It only costs £13.50 and you get so much on it to start with and play around. You can then added to it by downloading additional papers, stamps the works. 

Thanks for stopping by!

x Jessie B x

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Last Minute Promotion

This month at SU Uk! there is the following great offer:


You only have a couple of days so grab those papers with this great offer. 

Or why not pop by to my stampin up! website which can be found on the side of my blog and see my upcoming events. 

It would be great to see you there.

x Jessie B x

Dynamic Christmas

Good Evening All,

Hope you are enjoying your week, it is indeed the middle of the week and almost the weekend yet again. Then have to work 5 days!! Ahh seeing as this week and last week I only worked 4 days. Lucky hey. So here is what inspired. 

At Dynamic Duos the challenge this week was using these great colours:


So as you can tell from the title it was another Christmas card this week using the colours above. I really enjoyed making this card:


I got the Ornament Keepsake stamps and matching framelits out again, coloured and inked them with the desired colours. To make my background I got the Mosaic Embossing Folder and brayered it on the  mosaic's in Calypso Coral ink and placed my Crisp Cantaloupe cordination's cardstock. I then placed the baubles on the top of the background and it just was crying out for something more to make the bauble's pop. So I got some silver glimmer paper and placed it behind and it just worked, I then cut a slight wave at the bottom to reveal the embossed background. I then stamped my sentiment and punched it out. 

Recipe:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe Cordination's, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Tools: Word Window Punch, Ornament Keepsake Framelits, Brayer, Mosaic EF

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy crafting! 

x JessieB x

Monday, 26 August 2013

Christmas Colour

Some great blogs out with sketches and challenges this week, so I took part in a couple even though I just missed taking part in one. This was Freshly Made Sketches where they are celebrating there 100th Sketch. The colour combination came from Colour Q it was very hard not to add some other Christmas Colours. 


So here is the card that I came up with using these challenges:


I got the Ornament Keepsakes out seeing as they have carried over from last year's autumn/winter catalogue. I then used my markers to ink up the stamp with island indigo, pacific point & early espresso. I inked the small bauble with the pacific point marker too (as don't have the ink pad yet..as always on my list, but other things seem to be more important), I then quickly searched for my lucky limeade ink pad and stamped the other bauble. Of course ran them through the big shot with the matching framelits.

I had to then find some dsp to go with the colour combination and laid my hands on these from last year's autumn/winter catalogue (I believe). I mounted the lucky limeade dsp onto island indigo and then stuck that down on the card base as well as the early espresso dsp. I then positioned the baubles on the early espresso dsp and then stuck the top one down and then using dimensional's I position raised the small bauble and then the lucky limeade bauble I layered it up using 2 dimensional's so it would go over the small bauble nicely.

I then found my lucky limeade ruffled ribbon and position that at the bottom and then got my sentiment from teeny tiny sentiments, the 'merry Christmas' fitted nicely into the mosaic punch - but on whisper white cardstock was a bit bare, so I got a sponge dauber and covered it in lucky limeade and punched a scalloped oval out and layered on the card. I then couldn't resist adding some dazzling details as it just need some bling as well as the candy dots.

Thank's for stopping by, enjoy crafting.

x Jessie B x

Recipe:

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Lucky Limeade (retired), Island Indigo, Early Espresso & Pacific Point
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso DSP (retired)
Tools: Ornament Keepsake framelits, Mosaic punch, Scallop Circle punch
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Candy Dots in Island Indigo & Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Thoughts of You

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well. I thought I would pop by with another challenge that I came across and want to have a go out. One is a colour challenge and the other is a sketch which I have combined to make my card.

The colour challenge is from In{k}spire_me & the sketch is from Create with Connie & Mary the challenge cards are below:


So here is what I came up with:


The recipe:

Stamps: Flowering Flourishes & Loving Thoughts
Inks: Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant & Sahara Sand
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Quatrefancy DSP

Thank you for stopping by to see what I created, enjoy stampin'

x Jessie B x








Monday, 12 August 2013

Birthday Grunge Colour Q


This weeks' Colour Q inspired me to create something with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set here is the colour's that were given for what I have created:



Such a great colour combination, I love Soft Sky & Calypso Coral together they just seem to pop and make such great companions. So I had some fun with the Gorgeous Grunge set and then I had to find something to go with this stamp set. I then got the Sketched Birthday stamp set and used the cake from the set with the Happy Birthday sentiment form Itty Bitty Banners. Here is the card:


Thank you for stopping by 

Jessie B xx

Recipe:

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners & Sketched Birthday
Inks: Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky & Night of Navy
Paper: Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch & Calypso Coral Washi Tape from Epic Day

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Mojo For You Throwdown


Hi All! 

This week I had to make a card for someone that was leaving, I didn't have any 'sorry you're leaving' sentiments so I was a bit stuck what to do. I then looked at the sentiments I had and just went with a simple 'For you' & 'God Bless You'. This is what I came up with...



To choose the colours I used this weeks Colour Throwdown challenge:


I also used a sketch from this weeks Mojo Mondays blog:


So I made this card by getting some Coastal Cabana cardstock and embossing it with the honeycomb EF, which I only did on 3/4's of the card, I also distressed it. I then used some Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock to use for main image, I then stamped on some Naturals White c/s using Flowering Flourishes in Rich Razzleberry & Strawberry Slush. I then got some dsp that had a Strawberry Slush pattern and made that my ribbon. I then cut some Coastal Cabana c/s and stamped in Rich Razzleberry with the Morning Meadow stamp set. I then stamped some of the pansy flowers in Crisp Cantaloupe & Strawberry Slush onto some more Naturals White c/s, I had to then cut them out as I haven't got the pansy punch yet. To finish off I stamped my sentiments and then punch a mosaic piece out in Crisp Cantaloupe to sit behind my For You sentiment. 

Hope you enjoy what I have done and pop by soon for another creative post.

Recipe:

Stamps: Morning Meadow, Itty Bitty Banners, Flowering Flourishes & Trust God
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush & Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Naturals White, Mosaic Madness DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe c/s, Coastal Cabana in c/s & core'dinations
Tools: Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Mosaic Punch & Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by,

Jessie B
xx


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Colour inspiration




These are the colours I used to inspire my project this week...


I have just received the chalk talk stamp set and framelits so want to use them in my creation. The Bermuda cardstock looked a bit bare so I stamped it. I used my stampamajig several times can you spot where.

The recipe is as follows:

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Summer silohuettes and Oh hello
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry 
Card: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla Tools: Stampamajig, Pearls and Chalk Talk framelits

Have a lovely Saturday and thanks for popping by.
Jessie B x

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Mosaic Madness




So I started playing around with Mosaic Madness when I received and it was my boyfriend's brother's 30th so I started playing with some of the new colours as well as new card. As you can see I did a straight forward card no fancy ribbon or flowers. Don't think a man would've liked that. Here it is...



I used a square card base and positioned my Baked Brown Sugar cardstock on top. I then stamped some mosaic's and punched them out with co-ordinating punch. I used Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay &  Raspberry Ripple. I had previously stamped 30 and was trying to find a punch to co-ordinate, I then thought would the mosaic punch work after trying other options and it did! I used one of the border stamps so that the 30 didn't look bare against the background. I then stamped happy birthday and punched with the word window punch and used the modern window punch in some quatrefancy dsp to  enhance the greeting and stuck on the opposite corner to the 30. 

I have to say it took me a while to lay all the mosaics in the right place before I was happy with it all. I stuck some of them down with glue and some with dimensionals just to lift it off the card. Giving it that added extra. 

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Teeny Tiny Sentiments & Patterned Party
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Mosaic Punch, Word Window & Modern label punch

Thanks for stopping by...

Jessie B xx

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

2013 - 2015 in colours!

To celebrate the new stampin' up catalogue coming to the UK next week! I was inspired by one of the projects in our demonstrator magazines. I also noticed that Fab Friday challenge was using the new in colours...




So here is what I came up with...




Stamps: Mixed Punch & Oh Hello
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Brown Baked Sugar & Coastal Cabana
Tools: Blossom Punch, Oval Framelits
Accessories: Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Thanks for passing by

Jess x


Friday, 22 February 2013

Busy week...

An exciting one at that - I have become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and can't wait to get started once my kit arrives :-)
I got my bridesmaid shoes this week which is a relief as its 5 weeks away!
And its the weekend and Im going to pack it with crafting so watch this space!
Until next time...