Saturday, 21 March 2015

Just a note…..

Hi Stampers. Sun is shining here at the moment so I am going to make this a quick post so I can walk my dog!

The card in a box inspired me to carry the birdhouse theme on to a regular card. I just love the look of the bird against the house and all the colours surrounding him.

This card has so much texture you just have to touch it! I hope you will be inspired to create something fun today. Thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Wisteria Wonder

Hi Stampers! We made through another week …yay!! Time for some fun so let's get started. I've been playing with the butterfly thinlits and trying to get through this endless supply of old stash. It seems the more I use the more there is to clear!! Ho hum.

 Todays card combines Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum card stock with Whisper White all to give a clean and simple card.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and will check back soon. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

You make me Smile card in a box

Hi Stampers and welcome. Today I'd like to share my first ever card in a box. I've wanted to make one of these for ever but have been so intimidated at what appeared to be a difficult card to make. It's not!! Although I will say decorating this particular one did take a lot longer than anticipated lol.  Before I show you I want to give credit to Monica Gale for the awesome tutorial here. Thanks Monica for making this so easy to re create! And I also want to thank Jacquii McLeay for the inspiration with her lovely little bird house. Mine has been tweaked but I am delighted with the outcome. Here it is….

Well it was a mammoth task for me as I usually for quick and easy but well worth it! I would love to receive one of these in the mail so I am eager to send this one to someone special.  It's Springtime in a box !

 I hope you've enjoyed stopping in today and will visit again. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Hello, Friend

Hi Stampers! Hope you are having a good start to the weekend. Sun is trying to peek through the clouds here so I am feeling a little happier. Spring cannot come quick enough this year. Until we get some colour and better temperatures I will just keep creating my own sunshine in the studio!

 If you didn't already know I am loving the Indescribable Gift stamp set! I combined it with my Tiny Tags collection by Papertrey Ink to create these cards. Colours used were Pool Party , Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz. I also used  Timber Brown StazOn.

 Thanks for dropping in today. Have a good weekend!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Forget Blendabilities!!!

Hi Stampers and welcome to the Firefly Studio. By now you've probably heard about Stampin Up discontinuing their Blendabilities line. But today I am going to take you back to blender pens & inks! You remember the days…..before those Blendabilities and all the fun you used to have? Well get those pens back out and get to work! Here is a peek at what can be achieved with them.

  Colours used with the Indescribable Gift image are Crisp Canteloupe, Calypso Coral, crumb Cake, and Pear Pizzazz.

I had so much fun creating these cards. Just keep in mind on the regular card stock to not add too much colour and allow the paper to dry between colours and shadowing. The will prevent the paper from rolling up on you while colouring in.

I hope you will give this a try and I am sure you will find you can still create beautiful projects even without the Blendabilites!

Have a wonderful weekend and do come again!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Love Birds…….

Hi Stampers. Wow what a weekend I am having! I've managed two days without work….yippee!! As you can probably guess most of my time has been spent in the studio. I've finally broken down and bought myself the bird punch. And since it's the time of year for love I thought I would create a few wedding cards just in case:-)

The papers are Pion. I just added a little ink to the edges to make the heart and birds stand out a little more. I'm going to have another try with this design so be sure to check back and see what I come up with.

I would love to hear what you think so please leave me a comment below. Have a wonderful day and come again soon!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Dare to Dream……..

Hi Stampers! I hope you are having a wonderful start to the weekend. I've been busy making a few cards this week. I intend to get back to mini albums this weekend but until I find the time here is something for you.

I've combined the new colours from Stampin Up, Hello Honey & Lost Lagoon. I love the Lost Lagoon and have been trying to find a project to combine the coordinating ribbon on.  I do love the new butterfly framelits. I can see a lot of projects to include them in the future.

Thank you for visiting my blog and please come again.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Indescribable Gift

Hi Stampers and welcome again. I had a little time last night to work with the new stamp set from Stampin up called Indescribable Gift. I cannot seem to get enough of this image, it's just so pretty ! I've created today's card for an upcoming birthday.

 Because I do not own the Blendabilities markers I've had to colour in old school using my blender pen and inks. I've done this on whisper white so a lot of care was taken in allowing it to dry in between applying more ink. Unfortunately the image does not show that I have spritzed the whole card with glimmer mist so it has a beautiful sheen. I am so pleased with the outcome. It's so soft and feminine and perfect for my birthday girl!

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Live in the Sunshine...

Hi Stampers ! Today I would like to share my "Live in the Sunshine" card I created last night. I had just received the new butterfly framelits from Stampin Up earlier in the day and could not wait to get it out and play. Oh I was not disappointed when I opened that package! I just love this set of dies. I hope you enjoy what I created with them.

I know most of us are asking "what sunshine ?" at the moment but it will come:-) Until then make your own sunshine!

 Have a great day ! Please come again.