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Can you Create

Hi There!

Well I've hopefully scheduled this correctly. I'm taking part in the great monthly challenge called 'You can Create' hosted by Monica Gale & Teri Pocock here is there great logo:

So what came in the post was some card stock & a piece of acetate!! This really got me thinking, I don't use acetate much so really wanted to incoporate it :) So I decided to make a lovely shaker card with a great stamp set that I recently purchased from the Spring/Summer catty. Here it is:

I really like how this turned out, simple but effective with those great sequins. Here is a close up:

Here is just the shaker element with the balloons & sentiment:

Thanks for stopping by to see what I created.

x Jessie B x Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Silhouette Mother's Day

So last Sunday was Mother's Day here in the UK, i had to make a couple & one of them used the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour challenge:

So this is what I came up with:

I just made it very simple woth the summer silhouette's stamp set. I love thos stamp set... I haven't used it for a while so thought I would grab it from my collection.
Here is a close up of the card: 
Thanks for stopping by
X Jessie B X 
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Bokeh Silhouettes

Recently, I was round my fellow team mate in the Stampin' Up! community house & we were discussing about blogging. But, we didn't get very far that evening deciding what to do. So we then communicated via email & I put a few challenges that I came across recently, I even put the dates theses challenges would close - which she was very grateful for. When getting back to me Claire mentioned a couple that she liked the look of - so for the next 2 weeks there will hopefully be the challenges we are taking part in. So 1 here & 1 at Claire's. So here goes with the first challenge we are taking part in over at Paper Craft Crew:

I decided to combine it with the colour challenge over at Fab Friday

I have to say I found this very hard to do, trying to use 3 colours is a bit a challenge for me, I tend to mix a lot of colours together. So this is the card I created: 

I decided to use the bokeh technique to create my background - this is very much in! in the crafting wor…

Vintage Lace

So I recently got my hands on the lovely background stamp set 'Something Lacy' & I thought I would have a play. So I found a great sketch challenge at Fab Friday, as well as a Mashup challenge over at Friday Mashup!

Here are the challenges:

I decide to go with the Mashup & combine the vintage look with the embossed embossing technique. So this is what I came up with:

Here is a close up:

I went to my team mates class on the weekend & was inspired to do some shabby chic sort of cards, this isn't the sort of style I go for. I don't mind doing it at a class I'm attending, but I'm not drawn to doing this sort of card. So when I saw the Friday Mashup challenge & after attending the class & one of the cards she done reminded me of the challenge - I thought I better crack on.

It's amazing how just using some scissors or a distressing tool can give the paper such a different look. Adding ink also to the embossed paper gives that aged look. I used…