Saturday, 2 April 2016

Heartfelt Hello…..

Hi Stampers! I hope you are having a creative relaxing saturday. I've been waiting all week to make it back into the studio. Once today finally arrived I just went blank! Wandering around aimlessly trying to figure out what to create today. Do you ever experience this? When all the ideas you've gathered in your head all week long just leave you completely overwhelmed when you finally find the time to actually do some crafting! How frustrating!!!

So off to youtube I went and I found the Creativity Cave's latest video found here. Once I had composed myself ( Dena cracks me up!) I used her gorgeous card as my inspiration for this card…..

 Colours used are : Not quite Navy, Bermuda Bay & Pool Party.

Well I am off to start another project so please come back to see what's happening in the Firefly Studio. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

A Nice Cuppa......

Hi Stampers! I hope you are making it through what feels a very long week for me. I am anxious for the weekend and more time for stamping and creating.

 I have managed a little time this morning to finally play with the new "A Nice Cuppa" stamp set by Stampin Up! I thought this set would make some really cute gifts for later in the year. Unfortunately for now I only had time for a card.

I love the vintage look of this card and hope to create a few more in the next week. I hope you have enjoyed having a look and will return. Have a great week. Cya soon!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Vintage Thank You……..

Hi Stampers and welcome to my little craft space. Today I found time to create a vintage background. I've been wanting to play with my stamps to make some interesting backgrounds. Take a quick look and then I will explain items used to achieve this look.

 To begin I have used the following Stampin Up stamp sets : Timeless Textures, Butterfly Basics and First Sight. Inks used include: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey.  Card stock is Crumb Cake , Very Vanilla and Blackberry Bliss.

I hope you have enjoyed today's project and are inspired to give it a try yourself! Thank you for stopping by and please visit me again!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Sparkle Birthday Girl!

Hi Stampers !!! I hope you are making it through the week ok. It's very cold, rainy and windy here. The upside……more reason to stay indoors and create.

 Today I wanted to use the Botanical Blooms stamp set along with a paper trey die I recently purchased while visiting back home. The thing I love about this new blooms stamp set is your really don't need to create a background or use designer papers. The flowers are enough on their own. Which leaves more time to experiment ! Oh I have inky fingers after todays project. Have a look………

I scored 1/2" inside the front panel to create a frame ( I usually always forget this technique!). Vellum works beautifully with the fern die from this set to add the finishing touch .

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by. Please leave your comments as I would love to hear from you. Cya soon!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Beautiful Butterflies Friendship Card

Hi Stampers! I am back after a very long break……not planned I might add but sometimes life has other plans.

 So on to today's projects using some of my new products recently purchased. This is my first time using the beautiful butterfly embossing folder by Stampin Up. I am in love!!! I have inked the embossing folder up in Blushing Bride to create the background.

I had to try reversing the pattern and omg I love it even more!!!

Apologies for the photos. I recently lost iPhoto and am struggling to find another editing software I can handle as I extremely technically challenged! 

I do hope you have enjoyed dropping in and will come again . Have a great week!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Walking in a Winter Wonderland….

Hey Stampers! Hope you having a great week with much time for stamping & creating! With the recent change in weather here I am carrying on with Christmas card making.

 I had to add the little bird as I really miss seeing the cardinals here!

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by and will come again.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Autumn Butterflies...

Hey Stampers! I hope you are enjoying a restful Sunday. Weather has turned here and thoughts of Autumn are filling my mind. I cannot believe we are having such cool temperatures and it's July!!!

The up side is I want to work with all the beautiful autumn colors. Today I'd like to share a couple of cards I created. Again I want to demonstrate how to make the most of these stamps and time.

The butterfly has been cut out and embossed in gold. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice as it is stunning and I am so pleased how this card has come out. I love getting my fingers inked up with making my own backgrounds. Too much fun !!

 What happened to the cut out Butterfly you ask? Here it is! I have used it on this next card. I've kept this card simple only adding this little metal safety pin for the finishing touch.

 I hope you have enjoyed todays projects. Please visit again. Cya soon!