Monday, 9 December 2013

Hello Bloggers!!!

Goodness me, what a busy morning here at JessiCards Towers!  It's been non stop cake baking and decorating.  20 mini Christmas cakes marzipanned and 3 more bigger Christmas cakes baked.  The house smells glorious!!!

I've got a couple more cards to show you, which I made using Sarah Hurley's brand new digi collection The Most Wonderful Time.

For each card, I made my stripey backgrounds using the lines stamp from Sarah's Halloween Doodle Doll Set and heat embossed with different colours.  I used the super cute Rudy and Hot Chocolate embellishments as the main images for my cards.


 Hope you like them - thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Last Challenge of 2013

Hi All,
Thank you for visiting my blog and I really hope you will hop over to the lovely Sarah Hurley's Blog and have a look at all the exciting things going on.
We've another challenge for you, this time chosen by the very talented Clare.  She has set us the task of Create Your Own Background.  The possibilities are endless, and we very much look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.
Here is my project.

I have created my background by using Sarah's 6x6 Hexagon Mask. I covered the mask with Versamark and ran it through my Grand Calibur to emboss. I heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then stamped the book print stamp from the Mini Textures Stamp Set, die cut a shape, and sponged some ink over it. I used the book print stamp again on the from of the card but this time in white ink. I printed some embellishments from Sarah's brand new digi kit The Most Wonderful Time to add to my card. 
Why not head on over to the Challenge Blog now and submit your entry.
I have a couple more creations which I will post over the weekend, so stay tuned. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Bonfire Brights Challenge and LookBook Issue 4

A pinch and a punch - it's the first of the month!!!! I'm sure I blinked and missed October - where did it go??!!
Well, it's time for another challenge with Sarah Hurley, and this month's theme has been chosen by my lovely teamie, Sharon.  And as it's November, she has picked Bonfire Brights.
So grab your brightest, sparkliest, shiniest and most colourful ideas and come join us!!
I was still feeling the Halloween vibe as I created my Challenge entry so I have used Sarah's Halloween Edition Doodle Doll Stamp Set.  I used the triple stripe stamp to create the checked background, which have been heat embossed. Together with the crackle background using the
Mini Textures Stamp Set.  I stamped the Doodle Witch twice and paper pieced her hat and dress.  I thought the red and purple combo was good and bright!!  I hope Sharon approves.

We look forward to seeing your projects - you have until midnight on 30th November to enter - so head on over to the Challenge Blog and submit your entries.  Can't wait to see them!!!

Please also check out the new Look Book from Sarah.  There are so many fantastic designs, creations and ideas.  Myself and the team will be Blogging them over the coming days.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Spook-tacular Halloween

It's time for a spooky challenge with Sarah Hurley.  The lovely Miss Hurley has been a very busy little bee of late, and has lots and lots, oh, and lots of new exciting things up and coming, so keep a look out on her Blog and website.

We, Hurley Girlies, have had great fun creating some spooky projects for you, and we really hope you join in.  We had a huge response to the Autumn Glow Challenge, and we're hoping to beat that number with Halloween.

I have used the very new 31 Spook Street Digi Kit to make my card.  I printed and cut out the little ghosties plus a Boooo!  I printed the spider's web onto black card, then drew over it with a glue pen and used glitter to make it lovely and sparkly.  I then arranged my drawers (oooh errrr!) around the ghosts!!!

Hope you like it gang.  Don't forget to visit all the Hurley Girlies' Blog for some more inspiration.

Friday, 30 August 2013

Autumn Glow with Sarah Hurley

Hi All,
Time for a challenge with the lovely (and very busy at the moment!!) Sarah Hurley.  Keep your eyes peeled, not only for our challenges, but also some very new and even more exciting news and products.

It's my turn to choose this month's challenge and I decided on Autumn Glow.
I love this time of year, still hanging on to the warm sunny days of summer but that lovely feeling as the leaves begin to change and show off their golden tones.

Whatever your Autumnal inspiration is - we want to see your creations!

Thank you so much for visiting and joining in our fabulous Challenge. Don't forget to have a look around all of the DT's Blogs for some amazing inspiration.

For my Autumn Glow project, I've used papers from the Farmers Market and Scrap Basics Earth Tone Polka Dots Digital Kits to make my sun-ray background. I've then punched leaves in the same papers to create an Autumn Wreath. I've added die cut shapes and ribbon too.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Sarah Hurley Challenge Time!!

Hi folks,

Hope you are all well, happy and enjoying the fantastic summer!!!  I can't believe we are into August already - how did that happen??!!

Another month, so another challenge with the lovely Sarah Hurley.  This month sees my super talented teamie Claireliz choosing our theme.  Here are a few words from Claire explaining all:

It's Claireliz here bringing you this month's challenge which is:


We want to see all your chunky creations, whether you use ruffled ribbon, texture paste,embossing powder or a full packet of 3d foam pads or whatever you like to use to add a bit of oopmh to your projects.
Check out all of the Design Teams creations for loads of different ideas...
I have to say, I was a little bit nervous of this project, as I don't really use texture pastes and things like that (yet!!), so I played a bit safe and used my card itself as the dimensional part of the challenge.
I printed papers and embellies from the Gatsby Digi Kit to decorate my card, and to add some texture, I pleated a strip of paper and created a rosette and decorated with a flower and some gems.

You have until midnight Sunday 25th August to enter & winners will be drawn on 28th August.
Good Luck and happy crafting!!!!!!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pink Sparkles

Ooooh - I am a naughty blogger I know - I'm sorry.  But better late than never eh?!  ;)

Firstly, I bring good news about our lovely Sarah Hurley Design Team - we have a newbie!!!!  The very talented Tania has been Guest Designer for a few months, but we just couldn't do without her so she has joined us permanently. 

Well, challenge time is here again in Sarah Hurley Land.  And this month's fabulous theme, chosen by Geraldine, is Pink Sparkles.  The results from my fellow teamies are brilliant, so pop over to the Challenge Blog for a nosey, and maybe enter yourself.

Here is my Pink Sparkles creation:

I used a floral paper from the English Country Garden Digi Kit, pink ombre paper from the Oz Digi Kit, upon which I stamped the cake from Sarah's Love and Marriage Stamp Set, using pink glitter embossing powder.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your challenge entries.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!!

Today is a very special day as it is the lovely Sarah Hurley's birthday!!!!
In honour of your birthday, and to show our appreciation for all the work you do, the Teamies and I welcome you to your very own Hurley Hop!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day Sarah and hope you liked the card.

Elaine will have directed you to me, and now I'm sending you on to Lisa.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Blog Hoppers Stop Here!!

Hello Crafters
Welcome to JessiCards and the All Crafts Challenge Blog Hop which is celebrating all crafts outside of card making.
If all is going to plan, you will have just been to the lovely Claire's Blog, and she has directed you here, to me!!  If for any reason you've got lost - head on back to the start!
This is my creation for the Challenge - a decorative plaque.  I started by covering some chipboard with paper from Sarah Hurley's All Sewn Up Paper Pack, then heat embossed the edges with the crackle stamp from Mini Textures Stamps.  I created a frame from chipboard and covered it with gilding flakes, from which I have suspended a star charm.  I've used dies to cut the letters and added a star gem too.

Thanks ever so much for joining in today.  Now it's time to hop on over to Candice's Blog.
Hope to see you all again soon.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Blog Hop Alert!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning!!!

Even though I have to go to work today (boo!!!), I am in good spirits and happy to bring you news of a fabulous Blog Hop starting tomorrow.  It's organised by my Sarah Hurley Design Team buddy, Elaine, and it's to showcase all things crafty!

The blog hop will start TOMORROW AT 10AM on Elaine's Challenge Blog.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won, so please join us and show us your crafty creations.

Thanks Peeps.


Thursday, 30 May 2013

All That Glitters Challenge

Hello Ladies & Gents!

It's that time again when we introduce a new challenge over on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.  This month sees our very talented teamie Candice setting the theme for us this time - All That Glitters.

We've all had a great time getting messy and spreading glitter around for this challenge.

On my easel card, I used the text from Sarah's Mini Textures Stamps and embossed with Gold Twinkle embossing powder to decorate the hearts and borders.  I used a combination of gold pearlised paper and mirror card and all finished off with gold ribbon.

If you would like to join in and spread some glitter, the please make your entries HERE!  There are some fantabulous prizes on offer to get glittering!!!!!!  You have until 30th June to enter and winners will be announced on 3rd July.

Also, over on Sarah's Blog, there is news of the new monthly kit offer.

Friday, 10 May 2013

It's Fabulous Friday Folks!!!

Hi All,

Hope you are all well and enjoying the Spring weather?!

I thought I'd get a quick Blog post in before work and the weekend takes over!!  Last time I shared with you Volume 3 of Sarah Hurley's LookBook, which you can find here.  One of my projects for the LookBook was a set of two cards using Sarah's fantastic new Gatsby Range. 

I used one of the gorgeous embellishments as the shape of the card, and using Serif, layered some other images over the top.  I cut out the two fabulous ladies and sentiments and decoupaged them on.

The Gatsby Range is bang on trend at the moment, what with the new film and eveything.  For me though, the 20's and Art Deco will always be timeless.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Shades of Blue Challenge & LookBook 3

Hello fellow Bloggers!!!!

It's been a difficult couple of months here at JessiCards and I havent been able to Blog, but I'm back now and have lots of exciting things to share with you!!

*Sings*  Oh I'm......A Deeper Shade Of Blue.......... Sorry peeps, Steps are a guilty pleasure of mine and the title of this Sarah Hurley challenge took me right back!!!!!

The lovely Clare has chosen this months' theme and all things blue are the way to go!!


I had great fun experimenting with Sarah's Mini Texture Stamps and Love and Marriage Stamp Set. I used the text stamp to make my background and inked the edges to give it shade.  I cut out 5 octagon shapes and used the crackle stamp and clear glaze.  I made a topper using the text stamp again and the top hat from the Love and Marriage Stamp Set.

There are lots more exciting releases from Sarah in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled for those.

I'm pleased to say that issue 3 of Sarah's online magazine LookBook is now available.  It's a collection of creations by all the Design Team, using Sarah's fantastic products.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A Few Creations

I know I've been a bit quiet of late, but it's been a difficult couple of months at JessiCards and I've not been able to Blog.  I've not been doing nothing though so here are a couple of things I've been creating between all the chaos and stress!!