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


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


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:


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