Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Flower Shop Shadow Box Card

Happy Thursday! What an eventful day it is in the life of Stampin'UP! Firstly the launch of our new Autumn Catalogue. Next the new Promotion to include the Butterfly Bundle at 15 % discount! A stampers delight!

I thought today I would give you all a little peek at what I have planned for my ladies in our Septmeber card class. The credit for the shadow box design goes to Connie Stewart, she is one talented woman. I love how quick and easy she makes her project. Anyone can do them....even me!

 The most awesome thing about this card is the fact it lies flat when mailing! Love love love her idea!  So now you want to know what I used to make this. Here is the recipe:

Flower Shop Bundle
Windows framelits
Chalk Talk Bundle
Secret Garden framelits ( for leaf)
Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim( YUM!)
Ink Pads in Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Coastal Cabana
Basic Pearl Jewels

 I hope you enjoyed your time in the Firefly Studio today and will visit again !

September Bundle Promotion

It's here ! The latest promotion from Stampin'UP! I love this stamp set and co-ordinating punch. If you purchase the bundle this month you can save an additional 15%! Please contact me to place your order and take advantage of the savings.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Happy Day....

A week has passed since I updated my blog and I cannot tell you where it went! I really must work on my time management or hire someone to help me cook, clean, etc lol.  My last card class my ladies made this card so I thought I would share it.

Simple and easy to make but the gals loved it! The trend has definately changed in the past year. I for one am glad to see cleaner fresher looks in card making. The following items were used to create this one:
Crumb Cake , Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock
Crumb Cake and Pool Party ink pads
Happy Day Stamp set
Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Pearl Basic Jewels
Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Thanks for dropping by. Hopefully I can find time this weekend for some crafting. I so miss it!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Chalk Talk meets Stippled Blossoms

 Good Morning! I've had just enough time to post the latest card I've created. I've been wanting to use this stamp from the Chalk Talk set since  it arrived last week.  I wanted something soft and very feminine for this card. The new in colours worked perfectly! I do love the new Crisp Cantaloupe so you will be seeing me use it a lot ! Have a look .....

The Recipe for this card:

Chalk Talk stamp set and framelits
Stippled Blossoms
Lovely Romance
Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad
Pistachio Pudding ink pad and card stock
Whisper White card stock
Crumb Cake ink pad
Crumb Cake Seam binding ribbon
Basic Pearl Jewels

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by the Firefly Studio. Come back again!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Shadow Box Card

Hi and welcome to the Firefly Studio. Today I wanted to share a great tutorial I found on youtube by Connie Stewart for this Shadow Box Card. This is such a nice card. So different and yet simple to make! The only thing I did differently was to use the cut out piece from the windows frame lit. I added dimensional dots to it as well as the chalk talk frame lit cut out for "extra" dimension.

I made my version using the following Stampin' UP! products:
Gumball Green card stock
Summer Sarfruit card stock
Whisper White card stock
Melon Mambo card stock
Tangerine Tango card stock
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Window Frames Framelits
Secret Garden Framelits and stamp set
Chalk Talk Framelits and stamp set

Isn't this a fabulous card? If you want to try this card yourself you can view Connie's video here. I hope you have enjoyed this card and will leave comments below. I would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day and I will see you soon.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Stamp-a-card Class

Happy Tuesday! It's been quite a busy morning already as I am preparing for my Stamp-a-card class. Today I thought I would share one of the cards we will be making with you. It's from Stampin' Up! Gifts of Kindness stamp set. It's a great set to own as it offers so many uses for various occasions.

 To make this card I've used the following Stampin' UP! Products:
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Night of Navy card stock
Natural Composition Specialty paper
Very Vanilla card stock
Gifts of Kindness stamp set
Linen Thread
Regal brad
Night of Navy ink pad
Pumpkin Pie ink pad

 I hope my ladies will enjoy making this card tonight! Here is a peek of the set up....

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day !

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Gifts of Kindness........

Hope you are having a restful Sunday. I have been out enjoying the glorious weather today while walking the hills with my dog Daisy.  I've grabbed a quick cuppa and off to play with some of my new stamp sets from Stampin Up!  Here's what I came up with ...........

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I finally got to use some of that luscious Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim and I am loving it! The recipe for this card is as follows:
Pear Pizzazz card stock
Coastal Cabana card stock
Strawberry Slush card stock
Whisper White card stock
Strawberry Slush ink pad
Coastal Cabana ink pad
Pear Pizzazz ink pad
Strawberry Slush Ruffle Trim
Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Small Heart Punch
Oval Framelits

I hope you enjoyed it. I would love to hear from you and am happy to supply you with any of the products needed to make this card. I am also teaching classes so please contact me if you are interested in joining us! Cya soon

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Simply Sketched Recessed Window Card

Hope you are enjoying the weekend and having nice weather like us! Sunshine and little humidity ....perfect! I almost feel guilty being in my studio. Almost!

Today I am excited to share with you this card ....

I found the tutorial to make this recessed window card here.  I've been trying to challenge myself to make more "unusual" cards and items so this was the perfect project. The recipe for this card is as follows:
Lucky Limeade card stock ( retired but Old Olive would work!)
Melon Mambo card stock 
Whisper White card stock
Gingham Garden Designer Series Papers
Black Stazon ink pad
Melon Mambo ink pad
Pear Pizazz ink pad 
Antique brade
White satin ribbon 
Stampin Up blender pens
7/8" scallop circle

I hope you enjoyed your time at the Firefly Studio today and please do leave your comments below. I hope you will return soon!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

A Window's View

Hello and welcome!! I am so pleased you dropped in today.  I have something extra special to share with you. A clever and unique way of making the most of your Big shot and dies. I wish I could take the credit for this idea but I cannot. The idea comes from the super talented Kerry Timms and you can find her here. Let's have a look .......

 This card was created using the following Stampin Up! products which can be purchased through me!
Crumb Cake card stock
Pistachio Pudding ( makes me homesick for some jello pudding everytime I see it!) card stock
Whisper White card stock
Window Frames Collection
Hearts a Flutter Collection
Pearl Basic Jewels
Melon Mambo ink pad
Blushing Bride ink pad
Wild Wasabi ink pad
Pear Pizzazz ink pad
Honeycomb emboss folder
Bitty Butterfly punch
Designer Series Paper - for butterfly

Here is another version of the card........

I really enjoyed creating something different and will definately be making this card again! I hope you enjoyed your time in the Firefly Studio today and will drop in again. I would love to hear from you. Cya soon!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Stock up and Save offer

Stampin Up Designer Series Paper Promotion. Designer papers are like shoes to me....I cannot own too many! Now is a great time to stock up with the  sale running August 1- 31st so be sure to take advantage on the fabulous new designs.  If you would like to place an order please contact me.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sneak Peek...

Hello and welcome ! I am sorry for the long absence and total neglect of my blog. I've been back home as my Dad recently had some health issues. I am happy to report all is well and now I am back!

Since my leaving Stampin Up has issued the new Annual Catalog and the Autumn Seasonal Catalog. Wow! So much to process and the list is endless!

 Today I am showing you a sneak peek of the cards my ladies will be making next week.  Our class will focus on the new items offered in Stampin Up's annual catalog. Here is  a little taster....

 I hope you will drop back to see more pictures of our latest projects. I am looking forward to getting together with fellow crafters again for some much needed paper therapy! Thanks for stopping by.