Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Be Mine Valentine Banner

Hello Stampers! I am sorry for the delay in this next project. It took a little longer than I anticipated! I had an image in my mind for a Valentine's Banner using some retired items and a few new things from Stampin Up. Once I got started I decided to alter it, as usual, hence the delay.

 The Be Mine banner I created was labor intensive but well worth it in the end. I hope you will agree once you've had a look…...

 




Most of the supplies used are Stampin Up current & retired. I am really pleased with how it's come out as the photos don't do it justice. I've been wanting to make a banner for some time now but felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the project. I decided last weekend to tackle that fear once and for all, get off pinterest and start creating a Velentine's Day banner. It was difficult at first to layout the design. Once I had it though the project really wasn't that difficult. Just don't expect to complete this in an afternoon unless you are some sort of Super Crafter !

 I hope this has inspired you to make one yourself. I am happy to offer the supplies I used in creating mine if you message me. Please let me know you've dropped in to the studio today by leaving a comment below.

 Have a great day and come again!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

2 Step Stamping with Lotus Blossom

Hi Stampers! I've been itching to try the new Lotus Blossom 2 step stamping set I received over a month ago. As I was digging through my stamp drawer I came across it buried under the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack. I had planned to post a mini album today but couldn't resist these cards.







Now that I have had a chance to use this set….I am lovin it! Oh ! and the Lost Lagoon. Sad but this is the first chance I've had to use it as well…….it's Lush! I love how perfectly this set goes with the papers from the stack. I've already got plans for my next batch of cards!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today and will come again. Have a great day .

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Altered Journal

Hi Stampers. I hope you are having a nice weekend. It's blue skies and sunshine here today so I won't be staying in the studio as I had hoped. I just can't pass up a dry sunny day to go for a walk. But before I head out I wanted to share the altered journal I created yesterday.





The papers are Pion and the stamp is from Unity's de France labels. I've been waiting to use this stamp set for ages! This paper provided the perfect base for the image.  The flowers were created using Stampin Up's pansy and the retired fun flowers die.  I loved making those flowers and must admit I've always been very imitated when it comes to creating my own. I am really pleased in how these have come out though.

 Well that's it for today but please come again as I have quite a few projects planned for this next month. Have a glorious day!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Cupid is in the Studio….

Hi Stampers! I hope you have had a great week and an even greater weekend ahead. I am looking forward to creating some new items in my studio this weekend . So be sure to check back soon.

Today it appears Cupid has made his appearance in the Firefly Studio. I've been busying myself with Valentine cards of all sorts.





















So there you have it, Valentine's Day is done in the studio for 2015. I cannot promise to not make a few more though:-) I hope this has inspired you to get those stamps, papers and embellishments out and create your own cards this year. Please come again as this year I am going to be spending more time on altered art, journals and mini albums projects.

 Thank you for viewing my blog and please leave your comments below. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

On the Farm

Hi Stampers and welcome back! I am sorry for the long absence from posting here. Life gets in the way sometimes:-)) I am back and super excited to be in my craft studio again.

Over the weekend I spent time using some new stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink I purchased back in August. I haven't been able to find the time until now to have a play with them. I do love the set I am showing you today. The farm animals and images are just adorable and as a country girl myself I just had to have these.







I've used Stampin Up card stock, inks and embellishments to finish these cards off. Pretty cute eh? I do love working with products a little different to what everyone else is using. I'd love to hear from you and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Season Of Sparkle

Hi Again! I am having a crafting marathon this weekend to try to make up for lost time lol. I spotted this technique last week and couldn't wait to give it a go. The tutorial can be found here. Once I had located my Iridescent Ice embossing powder ( no easy task I can assure you, as it was purchased two years ago and never even opened!) I gathered my materials and here is my take on this fabulous technique.








 My colours for this card were Pool Party and Early Espresso. I love how sparkly it is. Just what is needed for the upcoming holiday season. I am off to start on my next project…..once I've got another pot of coffee brewing!

Vintage Trinket Box

Hi Stampers! What a wonderful start to the weekend. I woke to a crisp , somewhat clear day here, well at least it's not raining! So I bundled up and took Ms. Daisy for her morning walk. I love the cool mornings. Just sorry we haven't had more Autumn colour this year! Oh well we cannot have it all. I will just have to continue to "pin" my Fall foliage :-)

Today I would like to share my altered box. I bought this little box ages ago( same ole story) I just never got around to using it in my crafting projects. If you've been following my blog you know I have been playing with my Stampin Up Holiday Ornaments dies a lot lately.

Here is another way to use the Ornament topper as posted in a previous post….



 The papers used include Stampin Up Wisteria Wonder and Pion " For Mother" Collection. Aren't they gorgeous?!!! When I spotted these papers I knew I had to have them!



I distressed the edges a little with crumb cake to give it a more vintage look. I am so pleased in the finished project and already have a place in mind for it.

The tutorial for this flower topper is in a previous post on my blog but if you have any questions please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

Stay tuned for more projects to come this weekend! Enjoy yours.