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TGIF Challenges - Just for You

Good Morning, thanks for coming to visit my page I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today. I was meaning to post my Onstage swap last week, but didn't get round to it in the end & when I saw the TGIF Challenges sketch it was perfect to take part in: 

Here is the lovely swap I created: 

I really wanted to use paper so that was the base of my project, so I used the Playful Palette's Designer Series Paper Stack (DSPS), I then just used the Watercolour Wings for the butterfly & the sentiment is from Work of Art. I just changed the colour of 'You' to match the card base of Emerald Envy or Peekaboo Peach. I really loved making this swap, so simple but really effective. 
I have to say that Kylie Bertucci inspired me & I just had to try it out myself & it has indeed got me in the mood for using up my DSP/S, as I'm sure you'll agree that you just love to stroke or smell them. 
I had a lovely time at Onstage Local in Telford, it was great to …

World Card Making Day

Hi there, It's World Card Making Day, so I thought I would take this opportunity to get stuck into a blog hop with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from across the world. It is also the start of the Stampin' Up! year, so I thought I would start it off well with some blogging. This is one of my goals for this year, to blog more frequently. Life has indeed been hectic. Anyway, back to what you've come to see a card created for World Card Making Day: 

Here is a close up shot:

I hope you enjoy my creations as well as others. 
Jessie x B x

Northern Trees

Hey, I thought I would pop in with some inspiration & a great technique that I've been meaning to try for sometime!! What I have created fitted in nicely with the challenge at Global Design Project here is the theme:
I eventually got round to doing this 'Northern Lights Technique' & quickly fell in love with it, even my class attendees enjoyed themselves & really want me to do it again! So I'm sharing this with you:

A little close up:

Thanks for popping over to my blog & I hope this has inspired you to attempt this technique! It is so simple & effective have a go yourself!! 
See you soon,
X Jessie B X

Birthday Blooms

Hey There! I thought I would pop in with a  great colour challenge that the Global Design Project are running. I really love these colours that they put together for this challenge. Bermuda Bay being my fave colour!! So this is the colours that the design team picked:

I thought I would do something a little different & do use the Birthday Blooms stamp set by using the neutral as the stems rather than a green! I really like changing colours for something a little different, here is what I created: 

I then didn't have enough Early Espresso card stock when I was running my class so used the Tangelo Twist for the backing, here is how that came out: 

I just coloured them in with blender pens & for the stems & leaves I did dark for the big leaves on the bloom stamp & then went in lighter with the other leaves & stems. I wanted to show that contrast of stems & leaves. 

A little tip, I stamped the bloom image on a post it note twice as well as a single flower, whi…

Thank You International Blog Highlight

Hey there, I was browsing through Kylie's blog & noticed this great International Blog Highlight challenge, I thought I would take part as I needed to do a Thank You card for a recent online order. If you head over to Kylie's blog please vote as you can see all the other creations people have made & vote for your fave, so please like mine.
I have recently taken part in a watercolour online class which Erica from Pink Buckaroo Designs ran. This was my first attempt at creating a watercolour wash background:

I used the sale-a-bration stamp set What I Love to create the floral image, as well as the sentiment. I then just added a few rhinestones. Here is a close up: 

Sorry for the photos being so dark, taking pictures late at night is not the greatest idea! But hey I really enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for popping by.
x Jessie B x

Showcase of projects

Hi all, 
I thought I would share with you some of the items I create, from cards, scrapbook pages & the occasional 3D project. I've recently created these: 

Here is a close up of all the projects individual. 
With the envelope punch board I created these lovely crackers: 

A close up of the fancy fold card I have made:

First time geocaching last summer. I used the compass stamp to create the background on this page:

A small milk carton filled with some chocolates, using the scoring board: 

Great texture on this masculine card, just by scrunching paper: 

And finally a lovely bloom card created using a blender pen, I love how on the pale flower some of the old olive ink has merged with the blushing bride creating a very lovely natural looking flower: 
Thanks for stopping by to see my creations,
X Jessie B X

Freshly Made Mothers Day Sketch

Hey there, I had a class last week which I was prepping for with the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack, which I wanted to use to create a feminine card. So with Mother's Day coming up in the UK this week I thought I would challenge myself & I came across this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I thought that the map paper within the stack would be perfect as Mum's really do mean the world. So I paired it with the summer silhouettes stamp set to create the feminine look, here is what I made:

Here is a close up of the flower scene, I also mounted the back of this with some of the black designer series paper stack & some whisper white organza ribbon just to give it that added feminine touch:

I really like this sketch & think I'm going to create some more, a great way to use up all of that designer series paper too!!
Thanks for visiting, see you soon,
x Jessie B x

Flowering fields

Hi all! Just popping by with a card I've created for the great colour challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments

So, pink is not really a colour I like to use much, but I was up for the challenge!! This is what I created: 

I wanted the rose red flowers to pop a bit so I used an aquapainter to colour them in & then I used a bit of the clear wink of stella to just give them a bit of sparkle.
Tip: I punched two decorate label punch pieces to create my backing for the sentiment. I just snipped a little of the end off & adhered it together. 
See you soon, 
X Jessie B X

Botanical Thanks

I thought I would take part in the last ever SU-per challenge. I thought I would share my most recent creation using the fabulous botanical framelits! All I can say is I love this set & I need to really play with it I've been quite busy & not had a chance until now.
Here is what I created:

Here is close up with those flowers & you can see the vellum leaf:

I went for a neutral colour theme & just cut the flowers out with the big shot & then assembled. I even added a bit of vellum & washi tape just to give a little texture & layer.
I've only recently come across this challenge blog & I wish I had come across it sooner. I would like to wish the team that have been involved with it all the best for the future.
See you all soon,
x Jessie x

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