Saturday, 25 January 2020

Honey Bee Bundle - Stampin' Up!

Hello Hello crafty friends!

It feels like a long time since I last put up a blog post, even though its only been a bit over a week. If you follow me on Instagram (@jess_got_crafty) you will be able to catch up on what I've been up to in between blog posts.

I've been busy as a bee ( pun intended (>.<) ) crafting away with the super cute Honey Bee bundle from Stampin' up! This bundle is absolutely amazing and can be easily used for feminine, masculine and children's themed cards for all occasions.

I started off by getting to know the stamp set with this wreath card. By using sponge daubers I was able to achieve the two toned stamping on the flowers to make the wreath, and topped off with those super cute buzzing bees.

Next up I wanted to throw a big splash of yellow on the card because well... who doesn't think of yellow when it comes to bee's - am I right? So I used a colour combination of Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, and Pineapple Punch. I really LOVE how zesty and fresh of  a yellow pineapple punch is! I paired the Honey Bee stamp set here with the Label Me Bold set for the textural background, to create this unbeelievably cute card (yes, another pun I couldn't resist!).

After having got to know the stamps a little more I decided to bring in the coordinating sale-a-bration DSP and this time I went with black and white theme with a pop of rainbow colour, and the detailed bee die cut image is just stunning.

Finally I wrapped up my week with this richly sponged honey-like background and gold embossed bee and beehive. A simple yet effective card which shows off the gorgeousness of the background and embossing.

A couple of video tutorials using the Honey Bee Bundle are now available on my YouTube channel - Check it out now!

I hope you like these samples - and remember if you'd like to shop these products please select the 'shop with me' menu option!

Big love

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Card Making Tip!

Hello Stampers!

Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a simple card making tip to share with you.

By using both the positive and negative shapes from your die cuts you can get more out of your crafty supplies! Both have different looks but both look great!

Give it a try!

Monday, 13 January 2020

Happy Monday!!

Hello Everyone, Happy Monday!!

I wanted to show you a couple of cards which I shared on my Instagram last week.

This first card features the Forever Blossoms stamp set from our new mini catalogue. It's a simple layout which really allows the water coloured image to shine. I've coloured the large flower image  from the stamp set with Blackberry Bliss for the flowers and Pretty Peacock for the leaves. I layered a piece of the Noble Peacock DSP behind the main image, and finished off with a simple Hello sentiment and some ribbon and sequins.

The Forever Blossoms stamp set is just gorgeous and works well with which ever colouring medium you prefer - it's available in my online shop now!

The second card is a very simple yet effective layout and something different than your usual standard folding card. It was inspired by the wonderful Dena Rekow from the US. This style of layout is called a pocket card and can be created using different methods. The method I have used is simply to take a 10cm x 9.5cm square piece of DSP, cut it on the diagonal from corner to corner, and glue the two triangular pieces down as you see in the photo using some liquid glue just on the outer edges. Then simply create your desired size insert to slide into the pocket.

The DSP used here is the absolutely stunning Perennial Essence DSP and finished off with the Pretty Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon - both available in my online store.

If you'd like to see me demonstrate the pocket card via a YouTube video tutorial let me know in the comments, as I know it is often easier to see how the layout works than to follow the written directions.

Once again, thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a smashing week!

Jess x

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Simple Stamping with Very Versailles - Stampin' Up

Hi there and welcome back to my blog!

On Friday night I thought I'd try my hand at making my first crafty YouTube video.

The video showcases the Very Versailles stamp set from Stampin’ Up and also the simple stamping technique. Being my first video I was very much just testing out my set up so I kept it short and sweet. I'm not really big on writing out explanations, so I do find it quite a bit easier to explain my card making on video and I hope to continue posting video tutorials on YouTube to accompany my blog posts.

Please check out my video below:

And some photographs of my simple stamping cards:


WARNING - as this is my first video it is very much a test video and I realised there’s a lot of squeaking from my chair - Sorry!

You can also find me on Instagram at jess_got_crafty where I will post photos and updates throughout the week of my crafting adventures :)

Thanks for watching!

Jess X

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Simple Stamping with Positive Thoughts

Tonight I'm getting to know the new Positive Thoughts stamp set with some simple stamping directly onto white card bases.

A quick and easy way to ink up your new stamps and have a play!

This set is just gorgeous, and can be used for both feminine and masculine style cards.

Monday, 6 January 2020

First Frost Stamp Set

Today I am sharing with you the Christmas card I made for a very special friend of mine.

The First Frost stamp set is in our current annual catalogue and is wonderful for many types of occasions.

I love how the sentiment mentions a season of warmth - very fitting for those of us in Australia with our warm Summer Christmas!

Hope you like my creation!

Love Jess x

Sunday, 5 January 2020

My Favourite Christmas Stamp Set for 2019

Happy weekend friends!

I just wanted to pop by and share with you one of my Christmas cards.

The Still Scenes stamp set along with the Snow Globe Scenes dies were my favourite set this Christmas.. and lucky for us it has carried over! This means you are still able to get your hands on these wonderful stamps and dies.

I made this card for my niece and nephew who were surprised with a trip to Finland to visit Santa and see the northern lights!

Such a versatile set and great for both Christmas and non Christmas crafting.

Anyway, I am off to the beach to enjoy this warm summers Saturday.

Big love

Jess x

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Hey there crafters!

Can you believe it's 2020 already??

For the past couple of years I have been busily crafting away and enjoying the creative process, so much so that I have completely neglected my blog! Oopsie!

So, I have decided that 2020 will be a year of action! I am determined to share more of what I am creating with my fellow crafty friends via this blog.

My goal is to share some creativity once a week - lets see how I go!

At the moment I have been loving the Painted Poppies Stamp Set which will become available for purchase in the Jan-June mini catalogue on 3rd Jan.

If you'd like a catalogue let me know!

Big love for 2020

Jess x